St Albans Skip Hire

If you are cleaning the attic space, getting some building work done or tidying the garage, hiring a skip is a quick and easy way to get rid of all of your excess rubbish. If you are searching to get a reliable skip hire firm in St Albans, we can help.

We provide you with skips for waste disposal projects of any size. Whether you need a midi skip for a standard tidy up or perhaps a builders skip for concrete and rubble, we can supply a wide selection perfect for jobs big or small.

We deliver skips to homes and companies based in St Albans and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you might be, we can give you a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip through us is quick and easy. Our online booking system enables you to choose from a whole range of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Unsure what size of skip you want for the job? Why not try out our skip size guide to find out how much rubbish each size can handle.

St Albans Skip Hire FAQs

How do I hire a skip online?

Ordering a skip in St Albans with us is very easy. Pick the skip size you will need and enter a few details about where and when you want the skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and then schedule to have your skip delivered to you.

Will you deliver to other areas in Hertfordshire?

Certainly. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we can supply skips to both domestic and industrial customers throughout Hertfordshire and elsewhere within the UK.

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

You should not fill a skip beyond the level load line. If you fill it above the tip of this mark, it means that the skip will not be safe to move, and you could be asked to take off the excess rubbish before it can be collected.

What size is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are great for small DIY tasks and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them excellent for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from household furnishings and broken toys to paving slabs and concrete. With a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you needing to make several visits to your local recycling centre.

What happens to the rubbish?

When you have finished filling your skip, we come and get it. It will be taken to a waste transfer station either in or local to St Albans where we will separate the waste into its composite types (timber, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to dispose of significant volumes of waste materials. Generally, these type of containers are hired for industrial purposes. However, residential clients can also use them. It is essential to take into account the area they will occupy, since they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be utilised for light waste such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and stone.

Do I need to be in when the skip is delivered?

You don’t have to be at home when your skip is delivered, but it does help. Being in whenever the skip is being delivered means that you can ensure the delivery driver can be given complete access and that the skip will be dropped precisely where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is delivered to company premises, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, if you can’t be around for delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask you to let us know when you place your order, and we will organise everything from there.

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

This is among the most popular questions people have about skip hire. The main thing to keep in mind is that you may fill your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are so many types of waste that can come from garden work, building work and home clearances.

Some of the most common items that we see in our skips include dirt, timber, hedge trimmings, cabinets, toilets, and various other household items.

There are also some things that you are not allowed to put in your skip. For example, any electronic items (dishwashers, TVs or cookers for example), old car tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all considered hazardous waste, and therefore getting rid of them must comply with a completely different procedure to make sure they do not cause damage to the environment.

How long can I keep the skip for?

You can typically keep your skip for up to two weeks from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, there is the option of providing a preferred collection date when placing your order.

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

It can take a little longer to collect your skip over busy times, but we will always endeavour to come as quickly as possible.

Can I have a skip with a drop down door?

If you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is designed for disposing of hefty building and construction rubbish, as it can be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also come with a drop down door, although these are generally more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, please let us know when ordering. We will do our very best to make sure a skip with a drop door is supplied.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like your skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you confirm your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we will typically have the skip delivered to you the next day.

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

All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery area, as failed deliveries can lead to a fee for the wasted trip.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in St Albans?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in St Albans, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which sizes we provide in your town and how much each option costs to order. If the skip is going on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

We provide a wide selection of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip ideal for modest DIY tasks and house clearances. A popular choice for bigger jobs, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For St Albans companies which produce a significant 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 deciding on which skip size you need, check out our useful skip size comparison.

Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in St Albans?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need to have a skip permit when it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit when your skip will be on private property, such as a driveway or on your business premises.

Should you have to get a permit, we can arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply tell us as part of the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can place the skip on private land, you will save some money.

Will a skip hire company from St Albans deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in St Albans and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner companies are approved and evaluated to ensure they match our standards for price, service, recycling and reliability.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is the most common skip that is ordered in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is great for most building and demolition tasks, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip is the biggest option that can be used for hefty waste matter including garden soil, concrete, rock and gravel.

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

No, you cannot throw old or unwanted electrical waste items in your skip. This can include things like laptops, cookers, washing machines, refrigerators and televisions. Electric products can’t be thrown in a skip since they can contain hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

Other areas covered include Hitchin, Welwyn Garden City, Bushey, Potters Bar, Watford, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Royston.

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