Best Skip Hire in Southminster

With skips offered in many sizes, ordering a skip in Southminster couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re looking to clean out the attic, tidy the back garden, renovate your property or you have a complete house clearance to sort out, we’re certain to have the perfect solution.

Whether you would like a midi skip right through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure that you can get rid of your waste swiftly, easily and without having to hurt your wallet! All of the rubbish collected will be transported to local and fully licenced waste processing centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.

What are the benefits of getting a skip?

A skip is a great asset for all sorts of waste clearance needs. You could be clearing the shed, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or just wishing to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip enables you to remove this rubbish quickly and conveniently without the need to endure several outings to your local recycling centre.

If you are looking for a low-cost skip hire solution in Southminster, we are here to help you. We can provide skip hire for jobs of all sizes, plus we are experienced in hiring out to both household and industrial clients.

We can deliver a skip to your property or business premises across Southminster, as well as the surrounding areas. Which means that you can depend on our reliable and competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our aim is to ensure that choosing a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a simple online booking system that allows customers to select from a substantial selection of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you’re unsure where to begin when choosing a skip, the information below strives to answer the questions you might have. Whether it’s determining which skip matches your requirements, how much time you are able to hire it, or perhaps what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Southminster Skip Hire FAQs

Can I put all kinds of rubbish in my skip?

You can throw a variety of waste types into your skip. This includes wood, tile, plastics or rubble from a property clearance. Plant and bush clippings, top soil and rock from garden tasks are permitted also. Units from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be thrown in the skip.

However, there are a few items that you cannot put in a skip because of the potential ecological or health risks they could trigger.

You are unable to get rid of your freezer, computer monitor or car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. All of these things include hazardous materials in one kind or another. They should be discarded separately from general waste.

If you want hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to arrange an independent collection for this material. Feel free to email for more information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this kind of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

What size is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip delivered by skip firms and is designed for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some skip companies offer a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

Is it ok to stack up the waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You are only allowed to pack the skip up to the level load mark. Loading rubbish up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you may be told to take off the excess waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can normally keep a skip for up to two weeks from the day that it is delivered. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you will have the choice of offering a preferred collection time when placing your order.

Otherwise, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It could take a little bit longer to collect your skip over busy periods, however we will always endeavour to come as quickly as possible.

Do I need to be there whenever the skip will be delivered?

When you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be in when it is delivered. Then you can make sure the lorry has full access and that the skip can be placed precisely where you need it. This also is true for those who have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly if gates limit access.

Having said that, if that is not possible, you don’t have to worry. Simply tell us when you are placing your booking, and we will handle everything.

What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

When you have finished filling your skip, we will come and get it. It will be taken to a waste recycling facility in or local to Southminster where we sort the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Southminster?

The cost of hiring a skip in Southminster is determined by the size of skip you want. The least expensive skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also be more if you need to have a skip positioned on the road, because you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Will you deliver to other areas in Essex?

We offer a UK wide skip hire service through a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you would like skip hire in Southminster, Basildon, Chipping Ongar, Harlow or any other location in Essex, we are able to assist.

What size skips do you offer?

This site offers a full variety of skip capacities to household and commercial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the different sized skips available, with a rough idea of the amount of rubbish each skip is capable of holding:

  • 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 info about our range of skips, like measurements and the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Southminster?

Usually, it will be possible to have the skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to get this done, you have got to have permission from the local council in Southminster, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do impose a fee for the license, and it will sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Southminster?

This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you wish to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or council property (like the street). After that, choose the date you would like the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment with our secure online payment platform. That is it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Southminster on the day you have chosen.

Will a skip hire company from Southminster deliver my skip?

We use a network of both local and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Southminster and the rest of the UK. All of our partner firms are approved and tested to make sure they match our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.

How quick can you deliver a skip in Southminster?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you confirm your booking before 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we can typically have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we strive to provide you with an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery spot, as failed deliveries will result in a charge for a wasted trip.

Am I able to dispose of electrical items in the skip?

Electrical products like television sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and so cannot be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric powered objects should be separated from other waste. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco-friendly way.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a large skip that is used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These bins are predominantly for industrial use but can be used by household customers too. However, you will need plenty of room because these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger when compared to the average skip you will likely see on the roadside.

As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers should only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of soil and bricks.

How big is a builders skip?

As the name suggests, a builders skip is the size of skip most commonly hired for building projects. There are typically two sizes which can be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins which can be used to get rid of substantial volumes of construction and demolition waste, like soil, concrete and stone.

Although labelled a builder’s skip, these can of course be used for various other household and commercial waste disposal tasks.

Which skip sizes have a drop door?

For anyone who is choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop door. This is great for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste, as it can be walked in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop-down door, though these are typically less common. This is because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, let us know when ordering. We will do our best to ensure a container with a drop door is provided.

Other areas covered include Basildon, Chipping Ongar, Harlow, Tiptree, Epping, Chigwell, Wickford and Loughton.

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