Affordable Skip Hire in Southend-on-Sea
If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy children’s room, ordering a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Southend-on-Sea skip hire service offers a simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.
If you have a small amount of waste materials to remove, the mini skip might be a great option. Interested in something a little bit bigger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have a big task on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can offer a range of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we can provide the skip which is just right for the job.
Whether it be to your property or your company, we can provide a skip to wherever you want it in Southend-on-Sea. Jobs can take place anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
Place an order online or contact a member of our friendly team to find out more today.
Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive about our skip hire and recycling services.
Southend-on-Sea Skip Hire FAQs
What size is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are great for small DIY jobs and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are perfect for driveways.
They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from house furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and bricks. With a volume of about 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you needing to make several trips to the local recycling centre.
How many different skip sizes are available?
We provide a whole variety of skip capacities to household and business clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Below are the different skip sizes to choose from, with a rough idea of how much waste each skip can hold:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For more information about our selection of skips, like dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Do you deliver to other areas in Essex?
Sure, we can offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skips to areas throughout Essex, such as Southend-on-Sea, Halstead, Burnham-on-Crouch and Brentwood. So no matter where you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Southend-on-Sea?
Preferably, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. For anyone who is carrying out a residential job, then your driveway is going to be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you need to obtain a permit from your local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Southend-on-Sea. If this is required, we will request the license to be issued on your behalf. An additional charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
What is the process of hiring a skip in Southend-on-Sea?
Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter in your delivery postcode to look at all the different skips we are able to deliver to Southend-on-Sea. Pick which size you would like to order, and confirm if it will be positioned on your own property. Type in your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.
When your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
What will happen to the waste?
The materials in the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the waste will be separated by machinery and also by hand into different waste materials, like soil, paper, rubble and timber. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.
Will a skip hire company from Southend-on-Sea deliver my skip?
To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work together with a variety of local and nationwide companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to ensure we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.
How long can I hire the skip for?
The regular hire term will be a fortnight from the delivery date. Having said that, when you book the skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is perfect for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if the skip is fully loaded earlier than expected, tell us, and we will get it collected at the earliest opportunity.
We can usually make collections within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to bear in mind this is not always the case at busier periods. Once collected, your skip will be taken to your local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed and sorted.
Am I allowed to fill up the skip higher than the level load mark?
Please don’t overfill the skip as this will make it unsafe to transport, and you will probably have to empty any materials over the level load line. This also means you are not allowed to use sheets of timber, doors or another object, as this will increase the height of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to make sure that containers are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.
Please make sure that you choose the correct size of skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you’re unsure which size you need. We would be happy to help.
How much does skip hire in Southend-on-Sea cost?
This is determined by the skip size you want and whether you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the cheapest option. The most costly and largest choice is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To obtain an immediate price for skip hire in Southend-on-Sea, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.
What skip sizes have got a drop down door?
Generally, almost all skips can be provided with a drop-down door, dependant upon size, availability and area. If you require a drop-down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.
Getting a skip which has a drop door is primarily useful when you are choosing a large builder’s skip, because it enables you to wheelbarrow rubbish into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, as they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?
Electronic products like TVs, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore cannot be placed in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electronic products must be separated from other waste. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We can typically give a following day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, because to be on public property (for example a street), you must obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.
As a result of several factors that may impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it turning up in a AM or PM slot.
Should I stay in when the skip will be delivered?
When you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is usually best to be at home at the time it is delivered. You can then make sure the lorry has total access and that the skip can be placed precisely where you need it. This also applies for those who have a skip delivered to company property, especially when gates restrict access.
On the other hand, if that isn’t feasible, you do not need to worry. Just let us know when making your order, and we will handle everything.
What is a builders skip?
The builder’s skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These are the biggest skips that can be hired to get rid of substantial building and demolition waste such as rock, bricks, rubble or soil.
The builders skip is great for a wide range of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning the loft, these big containers are often the most cost-effective option available.
What size roll-on roll-off skips do you offer?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are substantial industrial size skips that are used mainly in the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them great for businesses that generate significant amounts of waste materials.
What kinds of waste can you throw in a skip?
You can put a variety of waste in the skip. This can include timber, floor tiles, plastics or bricks from a house clearance. Shrub and bush clippings, soil and stone from garden work is allowed as well. Dated cabinets from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be thrown in your skip.
There are, however, a few items that you are not allowed to put in a skip a result of the potential environment or health risk they can trigger.
You can’t throw in your fridge, laptop or old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these things incorporate hazardous components in one type or another. They should be discarded separately from normal waste.
Should you require hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to arrange an independent service for this waste. Please get in touch for additional details. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.
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