Affordable Skip Hire in St Ives

If you are clearing out the attic, getting some building work carried out or tidying in the back garden, hiring a skip is a quick and simple option to get rid of your excess junk. If you are searching for a cost-effective skip hire provider in St Ives, we can help.

We can offer skips for waste disposal projects of any size. Whether you want a midi skip for a standard clean up or even a large builder’s skip for top soil and stone, we can supply a wide selection suited to projects big or small.

We supply skips to households and businesses across St Ives and the surrounding towns and villages in Cornwall. So no matter where you may be, we can give you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Getting a skip through our website is simple. Our online booking software enables you to pick from a complete array of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size you require for the job? Why not try our skip size guide to learn the amount of rubbish each size can hold.

St Ives Skip Hire FAQs

How long will it take to get a skip in St Ives?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We can normally provide a next day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (like a road), you will have to gain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of numerous factors that could impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it to be delivered in a AM or PM slot.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The builders skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These are the largest skips used to get rid of heavy building and construction waste materials such as rock, bricks, rubble or garden soil.

A builder’s skip is great for a variety of jobs. Whether you are having an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out the loft, these large containers are often the most cost-effective option available.

Which size skips can have a drop door?

Typically, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, dependant upon the size, availability and location. If you want a drop door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip with a drop door is mainly useful when you are choosing a big builder’s skip, since it lets you wheelbarrow waste into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, since they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How do I hire a skip in St Ives?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, type in your postcode to view all the different skip sizes we can deliver to St Ives, Cornwall. Pick the size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be dropped on your own property. Enter in your details and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

As soon as your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all of your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

What size is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some household rubbish, the mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to tackle numerous jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be positioned on the side of the street, subject to obtaining a skip permit from the council.

Although most often hired by residential customers, the mini skip can even handle small commercial jobs.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you offer?

The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a massive container that is used to get rid of large quantities of waste. These skips are mainly for commercial use but can be used by residential customers also. However, you will need a good amount of room because these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger compared to the average skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

As a result of the size, roro skips should only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and rubble.

Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

No, you can not put old or broken electronic waste items in a skip. This can include such things as printers, cookers, dishwashers, refrigerators and televisions. Electrical products can’t be thrown in your skip as they can have dangerous materials and components.

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

What is the cost of skip hire in St Ives?

The price of getting a skip in St Ives is determined by the size of skip you want. The least expensive skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and clearances. If you want a larger sized skip, like an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also increase if you want to have your skip on the highway, since you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

You can generally hire the skip for up to 14 days from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of providing a preferred collection date when you make your order.

Alternatively, just tell us when you have finished with the skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in the majority of circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It could take a little longer to pick up your skip over busy times, but we will always try to come as quickly as possible.

What things can I put in my skip?

You may use your skip to get rid of lots of different waste types. We are used to picking up and handling a multitude of materials from building work, garden landscaping and house clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste materials include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Most waste types are usually permitted, so whether you wish to throw out furniture, plastic materials, wood or textiles, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and things you put in the skip may vary depending on which size skip you hired. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you need to get rid of garden soil and hardcore, for example, the biggest size you will be permitted to hire is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are a few waste items which you are not permitted to dispose of in the skip. The reason behind this is that some items include hazardous components that may cause harm to the environment. They can even be harmful to human health, so they have to be discarded separately within UK laws.

A few examples of the products that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Where does the waste be taken to once the skip is collected?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into a variety of waste streams, including wood, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the street in St Ives?

If at all possible, you should have the skip left on to a hard surface. When you are carrying out a domestic project, then the driveway will be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public property, you must obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be placed on a road, grass verge or any other public property in St Ives. If this is required, we will arrange for the permit to be granted for you. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

Do you deliver skips across Cornwall?

Absolutely. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we can supply skips to household and commercial customers throughout Cornwall and elsewhere in the UK.

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

No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver the skip. As long as we can access the place you want it delivered, we will manage it all.

In case you are not likely to be in, just let us know any relevant delivery directions when placing the order. For example, you might need the skip to be positioned at a particular area of your driveway. Or you may need to make sure the skip does not obstruct entry to your garage.

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

How many different skip sizes are there?

We supply a full range of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip great for small DIY projects and household clearances. A common choice for larger sized projects, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.

For St Ives businesses which generate a big amount of bulky waste materials, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need some help deciding on which size skip you require, check out our useful skip size comparison.

Will a St Ives skip hire company deliver my skip?

A local skip company will most likely deliver your skip in St Ives. We utilize a network of both local and nationwide providers to allow us to offer our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These firms are vetted to make sure they match the high expectations we demand regarding service, price and environmental performance.

Is it ok to fill the skip higher than the top?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you will probably have to empty any materials above the level load line. This means you are not allowed to use sheets of timber, doors or another item, as this will increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty to ensure that bins are not overfilled or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure you order the appropriate size of skip to suit your needs and get in contact if you’re unsure which size you require. We would be pleased to help.

Other areas covered include Helston, Torpoint, Camelford, Fowey, Hayle, Penzance, Newlyn and Stratton.

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