Best Skip Hire in St Austell

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in St Austell, you are certainly in the best place. We work with a network of regional and nationwide skip hire companies to give a trusted and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.

This site offers a thorough choice of skip sizes suitable for any waste removal needs. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard container, not forgetting our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

We will supply skips throughout St Austell and the nearby towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip placed on your private property (for example a driveway), we can in most circumstances complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be dropped on the highway take a little bit more time, because we have to obtain a skip permit from the local council.

With a simple online booking system, you can hire your skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in St Austell.

For additional information about hiring a skip plus the service we offer, we have answered some of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

St Austell Skip Hire FAQs

How long can I keep the skip for?

Our normal hire period is 2 weeks from the date of delivery. However, when you order the skip, you can tell us a collection date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if your skip is full sooner than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.

We can usually be out to get your skip within 48 hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that this may not be possible during busy times. Once collected, the skip will be transported to your local waste recycling station, where it will be processed and sorted.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in St Austell?

In most circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you would like your skip to be located on land outside of your business or home, you need to get permission from your local council in St Austell, which is referred to as a permit. If required, we would gladly organise this on your behalf, and so it’s one less issue to think about. The council does charge a fee for your license, and you should be aware before placing your order that securing the permit can often take up to 2 working days.

Do I need to be at home when the skip is delivered?

It is always a good idea to be in when anyone delivers anything to your house. You can then ensure there is access for your delivery, and the skip can be placed precisely where you want it.

The same thing goes for those who have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.

Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you don’t need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

The vast majority of skip sizes can be delivered with a drop down door, making them easy to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.

Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the skip, particularly with weighty materials, such as soil and rubble, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky objects, such as furniture.

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips come in a variety of different sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic jobs.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good option for shed clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to take on, a builder’s skip could be the best choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title implies, these are the most typical sizes hired by builders for building and demolition waste, such as soil and rubble. But they can just as well be used for household waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also provide 10-16 yard skips and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For further info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Is it ok to load the skip above the side?

You should not fill up the skip beyond the level load mark. When you fill it up over the tip of this mark, it means that your skip is not secure to transport, and you can be asked to remove any excess waste before it can be collected.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

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

If you confirm your order prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we endeavour to give you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery site, as unsuccessful delivery attempts can result in a fee for the wasted journey.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are huge commercial size skips that are used predominantly in the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them perfect for businesses that produce large volumes of waste materials.

What kinds of rubbish can you put in a skip?

You are allowed to put a wide array of rubbish in the skip. This can include timber, tile, metal or rubble from a house clearance. Shrub and bush clippings, soil and rock from garden jobs are allowed too. Units from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be discarded in a skip.

There are, however, a few items that can’t be put in a skip due to the possible environment or health risks they might trigger.

You can not throw out your fridge freezer, printer or car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these items consist of hazardous elements in one kind or another. They should be disposed of separately from general waste.

Should you require hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to schedule an independent service for this material. Feel free to email us for further details. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling facility.

What is the process of hiring a skip in St Austell?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you wish to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on private property (a drive, for example) or council property (like the street). Then, pick the date you want your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to St Austell on the day you have selected.

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

Since we offer a national skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of approved companies. These can vary from small family-run skip hire businesses to national waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental standards.

Am I able to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

No, you can not put old or unwanted electrical waste items in your skip. This includes things like laptops or computers, microwaves, washing machines, freezers and computer monitors. Electronic items can’t be thrown in the skip since they can contain dangerous materials and components.

Under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in St Austell?

The price of getting a skip in St Austell depends on the size of skip you require. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and clearances. If you want a larger sized skip, like an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The cost will also increase if you need to have your skip placed on the road, as you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

What is classed as a builders skip?

The builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These will be the biggest skips used to dispose of heavy construction materials such as stone, concrete, rubble or dirt.

A builder’s skip is perfect for a wide range of jobs. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or cleaning out the attic, these large containers are often the most affordable solution available.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

The rubbish in your skip will be taken to the local waste recycling facility. Here the contents will be separated by machines and by hand into numerous waste materials, including metal, paper, rubble and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to increase the amount which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to get rid of some household waste, the mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon area), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to deal with numerous jobs.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be situated on the side of the street, subject to obtaining a skip permit from the council.

Although most frequently hired by residential customers, the mini skip can also tackle smaller commercial jobs.

Do you deliver skips across Cornwall?

Yes, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skips to areas throughout Cornwall, including St Austell, St Just, Saltash and Helston. So no matter where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

Other areas covered include St Just, Saltash, Helston, Hugh Town, Callington, St Ives, Truro and Market Jew.

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