Southwold Skip Hire

With skips available in several sizes, ordering skip hire in Southwold couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re wanting to clean out the loft, neaten up the garden, redecorate your property or have a full house clearance to sort out, we are confident to have the best solution.

Whether you are searching for a small skip through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure you can clear out your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without having to break the bank! All the rubbish collected is taken to local and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of using a skip?

A skip can be a great choice for all kinds of waste clearance requirements. You might be cleaning out your garage, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or just wishing to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip lets you dispose of this junk quickly and conveniently without needing to endure several visits to your local recycling centre.

If you want a low-cost and reliable skip hire solution in Southwold, we are here to help you. This site offers skip hire for tasks big and small, and we’re experienced in hiring to both domestic and business customers.

We are able to deliver a skip to your property or business premises across Southwold, as well as the nearby towns and villages. This means you can depend on our reliable and competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We provide a simple online booking process which allows customers to pick from an extensive range of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you are not sure where to start when hiring a skip, the information below aims to answer the questions you may have. Whether it’s deciding which skip matches your requirements, the length of time you are able to hire it, or even what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Southwold Skip Hire FAQs

Can I throw electrical products in my skip?

No, you cannot throw old electrical waste products in your skip. This includes items like printers, microwaves, dishwashers, freezers and televisions. Electric items can’t be discarded in a skip since they can contain hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most commonly used for building and construction jobs. There are generally two skip sizes that can be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers which you can use to dispose of large volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, such as garden soil, rubble and stone.

Even though they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for a number of other household and business waste disposal tasks.

What sizes do skips come in?

We provide a wide range of skip sizes to match your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip suitable for modest DIY jobs and household clearances. A common choice for bigger tasks, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Southwold companies which have a large quantity of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need help choosing which size skip you require, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.

Am I allowed to fill up the skip above the top?

Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to move, and you will probably have to empty any materials over the level load line. This also means that you can not use sheets of timber, doors or some other object, since this will increase the height of the skip. We have a legal obligation to make sure that bins aren’t overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please be sure to order the appropriate sized skip for your requirements and get in touch if you’re not sure which size you require. We would be glad to help.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest size provided by skip firms and is designed for small DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer you a 3 cubic yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

Where will my rubbish go once the skip is picked up?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets sorted into a range of waste types, including timber, metals and plastic materials. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection will be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

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

When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is usually best to be in when the skip is delivered. You can then ensure that the skip lorry has complete access and that the skip is positioned precisely where you want it. The same is true if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially when gates restrict access.

However, if this is not achievable, you don’t need to be concerned. Simply tell us when you are making your booking, and we will handle everything.

Can you deliver skips across Suffolk?

We provide a national skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Southwold, Aldeburgh, Clare, Bury St Edmunds or another location in Suffolk, we are able to help.

What types of waste am I allowed to put in my skip?

You are able to throw a wide array of waste types into the skip. This includes timber, floor tiles, metal or rubble from a household clearance. Tree and bush clippings, soil and stone from garden tasks are allowed too. Cabinets from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also go in your skip.

There are, however, a few items that can’t be put in a skip a result of the potential environment or health risk they might trigger.

You can’t throw in your fridge, printer or your old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these things consist of hazardous materials in one kind or another. They should be disposed of separately from your general waste.

If you require hazardous waste removal, we may be able to schedule a separate collection for this waste. Feel free to contact us for further details. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you might be able to take this kind of waste to your local council run recycling centre.

How do you order a skip?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter in your delivery address to look at all the different skips we are able to deliver to Southwold. Pick the size you want to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be dropped on private property. Enter in your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all of your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a substantial skip used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These containers are predominantly for industrial use but can be used by domestic clients too. However, you need plenty of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger when compared to the average skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, RORO containers can only be used for light materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of concrete and rubble.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Southwold?

In the vast majority of situations, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you need your skip to be positioned on land outside of your business or home, you will need to receive authorisation from the local council in Southwold, which is known as a skip permit. If necessary, we will be glad to organise this for you, so it’s one less issue to think about. The local authority will charge a fee for your permit, and you should know before booking that getting the licence can often take up to two working days.

Am I able to get a skip with a drop down door?

For anyone who is ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is great for getting rid of heavy building and construction materials, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop-down door, though these are generally less common. Simply because these sizes are typically low enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip which has a drop door is provided.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Southwold?

To offer a thorough skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work together with a number of local and national companies. This allows us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we are able to supply customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

How long does it take to get a skip in Southwold?

When your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We can typically give you a following day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (like a street), you must obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it turning up in a AM or PM slot.

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

This depends upon the skip size you want and whether you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the least expensive option. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To receive an instant quotation for skip hire in Southwold, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, this gives you sufficient time to load your skip. However, if you do need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Needless to say, if you finish with your skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange your pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip at the earliest opportunity.

Other areas covered include Aldeburgh, Clare, Bury St Edmunds, Framlingham, Haverhill, Brandon, Ipswich and Saxmundham.

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