Skip Hire Streatham

There are lots of reasons why you could find that you need to hire a skip. Some people require a skip because they decided to tidy up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the midst of building work and need to discard the soil and rubble left behind. You may be looking at hiring a skip to clear out the junk that has accumulated in your loft over the years.

Whatever the reason may be, if you are searching for an affordable skip hire service in Streatham, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and reputable solution to both residential and business customers in Streatham. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to tackle all waste management and recycling requirements. When you don’t need a lot of space, the mini skip could be the ideal option for you. Equally, if you think your job might be on the larger side, you may want to consider our 6 or 8 cubic yard builders skips.

Our services are offered all over the Streatham area, and we work together with both residential and business clients. Using our simple online ordering platform, you can have a skip ordered with just a couple of clicks.

To start, type in your delivery postcode to view the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in Streatham.

Streatham Skip Hire FAQs

Do all skips have a drop door?

Virtually all containers can be delivered with a drop door, which makes them much easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the bin, especially with heavy materials, such as garden soil and rubble, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky items, such as pieces of furniture.

Will a Streatham skip hire company deliver my skip?

A local skip firm will likely deliver your skip in Streatham. We employ a network of both regional and nationwide companies to allow us to provide our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are fully vetted to make sure they meet the high expectations we demand when it comes to service, cost and environmental performance.

If I need a skip on the road in Streatham, will I need a permit?

If possible, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface area. If you are carrying out a household job, then a drive is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. However, if neither is available, the road or grass verge might be your only option. As this is public land, you will have to have a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be positioned on a street, grass verge or any other public property in Streatham. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be issued for you. An extra cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is probably the most popular skip which is hired in the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building and construction jobs, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the largest size that can be used for heavy waste like dirt, concrete, stone and gravel.

How quick can you deliver a skip to Streatham?

We can normally deliver skips to Streatham the following working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking platform offers you a variety of delivery dates to select from. So whether you need your skip delivered ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

Can you deliver skips across Greater London?

Sure, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide skips to areas across Greater London, such as Streatham, Thornton Heath, West Drayton and Wimbledon. So regardless of where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we can gain access to the place you want it delivered, we are able to manage everything.

In case you will not be in, just let us know any relevant delivery instructions when booking your order. For instance, you might want the skip to be dropped at a particular area of your driveway. Alternatively, you might want to make sure the skip does not prevent access to your garage.

No matter what the situation may be, simply tell us when ordering, and then we will ensure your directions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

Is it okay to fill up my skip above the level load mark?

It is important to not overfill your skip, as you risk being told to remove excess waste before it can be collected. No matter what size you order, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, because transporting an overloaded bin will be hazardous, as waste could drop and result in injuries or damage to others.

To prevent this issue, please make sure you hire a skip size suited to your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full and you have further rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

For those who have a small quantity of waste to get rid of, the mini skip may be the best option. What size is referred to as a mini skip is different from business to business, depending on what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to provide a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. The price is dependent on the actual size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are fantastic for residential jobs like small DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We offer a complete range of skip capacities to domestic and business customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the various skip sizes offered, with a rough idea of how much rubbish each skip 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 selection of skips, including dimensions and the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

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

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods need to be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electronic goods such as washing machines, monitors, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are large commercial scale skips that are used mainly in the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them excellent for businesses that produce large quantities of waste.

What is the cost of skip hire in Streatham?

This depends upon the size you need and whether you need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the cheapest option. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To receive an immediate quote for skip hire in Streatham, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

What can I put in my skip?

A skip may be used to get rid of lots of different types of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and handling numerous materials from building jobs, garden landscaping and house clearances. Examples of allowed waste types include things like:

  • Furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different materials are permitted, and therefore whether you need to get rid of metals, plastics, timber or unwanted toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The quantity and things you throw into the skip will vary according to the size skip you have hired. Skips do have a weight limit for safety reasons. So to be able to discard soil and concrete, for example, the largest size you will be allowed to hire would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

What sort of items am I not allowed to put in my skip?

There are several waste items you are not permitted to throw out in the skip. The reason for this is that some items contain hazardous materials which can be harmful to the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, and so they must be discarded separately under UK regulations.

Some of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will in most cases include a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, that will provide you with plenty of time to load your skip. However, if you need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Needless to say, should you finish with your skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a pick up. Just tell us when you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

How do you hire a skip?

We have designed our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to enter your delivery postcode to check out the range of skip sizes we can provide in Streatham. Pick the right size to meet your needs and give us the details of where and when you need your skip delivered. You can then make payment through the secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to verify your order as soon as your order is done!

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

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into a variety of waste streams, such as stone, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Other areas covered include Thornton Heath, West Drayton, Wimbledon, South East London, Pinner, Richmond Upon Thames, North London and Isleworth.

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