Southwark Skip Hire

If you are wanting to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Southwark skip hire service offers a simple solution – we will drop a skip off, you load it up, and we collect it.

When you have a small amount of waste materials to get rid of, the mini skip may well be a perfect option. In search of something slightly bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have a significant project on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can provide a choice of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can offer the skip that is just right for the task.

Whether it is to your house or your company, we can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Southwark. Jobs may happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order on our website or make
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Below are some of the common questions we receive with regards to our skip hire and recycling services.

Southwark Skip Hire FAQs

If I require a skip on the road in Southwark, will I need to have a permit?

In most situations, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you would like your skip to be placed on land outside of your business or home, you will have to receive authorisation from the local council in Southwark, which is known as a skip permit. If required, we will be glad to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for your skip permit, plus you should be aware before booking that obtaining the licence will often take up to two working days.

What is classed as a builders skip?

The phrase builders skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The label originates from the fact that these are the most popular sizes that are ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are fantastic for a wide variety of residential and commercial projects. These are the biggest skips that you can use for weighty builders waste like garden soil, rubble and concrete.

Is it okay to fill my skip higher than the level load mark?

It is very important not to overload your skip, as you run the risk of being told to take off excessive waste prior to it being collected. Whatever size you order, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, as moving an overloaded skip will be hazardous, as materials could drop and lead to injuries or damage to other people.

To prevent this situation, please make sure you order a size appropriate for your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full but you have some additional waste to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

Where will you take the waste from my skip?

After you have finished filling your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste transfer facility either in or local to Southwark where we will sort the rubbish into its composite types (wood, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container used to get rid of large volumes of waste. Primarily, these skips are used for business applications. Having said that, domestic customers can also use them. You have to consider the area they occupy, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they should only be utilised for light-weight materials such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of garden soil and stone.

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip company will most likely deliver your skip in Southwark. We make use of a network of both regional and national companies to enable us to offer our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are comprehensively assessed to be sure they satisfy the high expectations we demand with regards to service, price and environmental performance.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Our company offers a whole variety of skip capacities to domestic and business clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the various skip sizes you can choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each size 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 info about our choice of skips, including dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in my skip?

I’m afraid it is not permitted, since electronic products like old televisions, freezers, laptops and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items need to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly way.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Southwark?

Our goal is to give you the cheapest skip hire service in Southwark. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you hire. This varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have a skip positioned on the road or any other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the added price of the skip permit.

Do you deliver skips across Greater London?

As well as delivering our range of skips to Southwark, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Greater London. By utilising a network of local and national waste management and recycling businesses, we provide a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business in Southwark, Lambeth or Isleworth, we have got you covered.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

The regular hire time frame will be a fortnight from the date of delivery. However, at the time you order the skip, you can select a pick up date that is perfect for you. Obviously, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is loaded sooner than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it picked up as quickly as possible.

We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that this is not always the case at busier times. Once collected, your skip will be taken to a local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

How soon can you deliver a skip to Southwark?

We will make sure your skip will be delivered when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the next day.

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will in most cases incur a fee for the wasted trip.

How do I order a skip online?

We have designed our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to type in your delivery address to view the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver in Southwark. Select the best size to meet your requirements and enter the details of when and where you need your skip to be delivered. You then make payment through the secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to confirm the order as soon as your order is complete!

Which skip sizes have got a drop door?

Using a skip which has a drop down door makes filling rubbish into the skip a lot easier. This is especially the case with hefty waste materials such as soil or stone, which can then be walked directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading up large bulky items like pieces of furniture much easier too.

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, although this will sometimes depend upon area and availability. Let us know when you make your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our very best to deliver this.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are fantastic for small DIY tasks and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are perfect for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from house furnishings and old toys to paving blocks and soil. Having a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip will save you having to make several visits to your local recycling centre.

What types of waste can I put in the skip?

Your skip can be hired to get rid of lots of different types of waste materials. We are used to picking up and handling numerous materials generated from building work, garden projects and home clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste products include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Most materials are allowed, and so whether you would like to dispose of metals, plastics, wood or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and waste types you discard in the skip can vary according to the size skip you hired. All skips do have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you need to discard garden soil and gravel, for example, the biggest size container you would be able to hire would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

What kind of materials am I not allowed to put in a skip?

There are a few waste items which you will not be allowed to discard in the skip. The reason for this is that these items include hazardous elements which may cause damage to the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, and so they need to be discarded separately within UK legislation.

Some of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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

No, you don’t have to be home when we deliver your skip. Provided that we can access where you need it delivered, we are able to take care of everything.

In the event you will not be in, just let us have any relevant delivery directions when booking the order. For instance, you may want the skip to be located on a particular side of the driveway. Alternatively, you might need to be sure that the skip does not hinder entry to your garage.

Whatever the case might be, simply let us know when you place your order, and we will make sure the instructions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

Other areas covered include Lambeth, Isleworth, Woodford, Putney, Waltham Forest, Kingston Upon Thames, Thornton Heath and Stratford.

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