Best Skip Hire in Stroud
With skips offered in several sizes, ordering a skip in Stroud couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are looking to clear out the attic, tidy up the back garden, redecorate your property or have a whole house clearance to sort out, we’re sure to have the best solution.
Whether you are interested in a mini skip through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear out your rubbish quickly, easily and without needing to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected is sent to local and fully licenced recycling facilities, where it will be segregated and recycled.
What are the advantages of using a skip?
A skip is a great choice for lots of different waste clearance needs. You could be cleaning your shed, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or just wanting to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip allows you to dispose of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without having to suffer numerous trips to your local recycling facility.
If you are looking for a low-cost skip hire service in Stroud, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for tasks big and small, and we’re experienced in hiring out to both domestic and industrial customers.
We can deliver a skip to your house or company premises across Stroud, plus the surrounding areas. This means you can depend on our competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.
Our objective is to make sure that choosing a skip through our website is hassle-free and dependable. We have a simple online booking system which allows clients to pick from an extensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often schedule delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you’re not sure where to start when hiring a skip, the information below strives to answer the questions you might have. Whether it is understanding which skip matches your requirements, how much time you are able to hire it, or even what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Stroud Skip Hire FAQs
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact containers are perfect for small DIY tasks and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are perfect for driveways.
They may be used to dispose of all types of waste, from house furnishings and old toys to paving slabs and rubble. Having a capacity of approximately 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip can save you needing to make numerous visits to the local recycling centre.
What is the size of a builders skip?
As the name implies, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most commonly hired for building work. There are usually two different sizes that can be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips that you can use to get rid of significant amounts of construction and demolition materials, including earth, concrete and stone.
Even though they are branded a builders skip, these can be used for many other residential and industrial waste disposal jobs.
What types of rubbish am I able to get rid of in a skip?
You may use your skip to get rid of lots of different waste types. We are used to collecting and processing a wide variety of materials from construction work, garden projects and home clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste materials include:
- Household furniture
- Garden cuttings
- Top soil
- Bathroom toilets and sinks
- Cabinets and units
Many materials are usually accepted, and so whether you would like to get rid of metals, plastic materials, wood or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.
The volume and materials you throw in your skip will vary based on which size skip you have hired. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you want to dispose of top soil and bricks, for example, the biggest size container you will be allowed to use would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.
Are there items that I can’t throw in the skip?
There are a few items you will not be allowed to dump in your skip. The reason behind this is that some products include hazardous components which can cause harm to the environment. They could also be hazardous to human health, and so they must be disposed of separately within UK law.
A few examples of the products which are restricted include:
- Paint tins
- Solvents Refrigerators
- Gas cylinders
- PC monitors
- Battery packs
- Chemical substances
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
We provide a full range of skip sizes to meet your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip great for modest DIY jobs and house clearances. A common choice for larger projects, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.
For Stroud firms which have a significant amount of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you require some help choosing which skip size you need, take a look at our helpful skip size comparison.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Stroud?
To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work with a number of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to provide customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
If you run a company in Stroud and wish to get rid of large volumes of light waste, a roll-on roll-off bin might be a fantastic choice. Available in 20 – 40 yards, these are the largest waste disposal skips available.
As the name implies, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, unlike standard skips, which are picked up by using chains.
Will my skip be supplied with a drop door?
Generally, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop-down door, depending on skip size, availability and location. If you require a drop down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.
Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly useful when hiring a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow your rubbish directly into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, as they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the road in Stroud?
In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you would like the skip to be placed on land outside of your company or residence, you must obtain authorisation from the local authority in Stroud, which is referred to as a permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this for you, therefore it’s one less thing to worry about. The council will charge a fee for the road permit, plus you should know before placing your order that securing the licence will often take up to 2 working days.
Do I need to be at home when the skip is delivered?
You don’t need to be at your property when the skip will be delivered, but it can help. Being there when your skip is being delivered means that you can make sure the delivery driver can be given full access and that the skip will be placed precisely where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is delivered to business property, we will appreciate your help during delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.
Even so, when you can’t be around for delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Stroud?
The price of getting a skip in Stroud is determined by the size of skip you need. The cheapest option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you want a larger skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also be more if you want to have the skip positioned on the highway, because you will need a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
Where will my rubbish go once the skip is collected?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be separated into various waste streams, like wood, cardboard, paper, etc. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
How do you order a skip in Stroud?
Hiring a skip in Stroud with us is incredibly straightforward. Select the skip size you will need and enter a couple of details about when and where you need the skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered to you.
How long will it take to get a skip in Stroud?
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 day that you’ve asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you confirm your order before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we can’t promise what time we will deliver your skip, we strive to offer you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we ask is that you make sure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery spot, as failed deliveries will lead to a fee for a wasted journey.
Am I able to dispose of electronic items in my skip?
Electric powered items including television sets, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore cannot be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical items have to be segregated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly way.
Can you deliver skips across Gloucestershire?
As well as delivering our range of skips to Stroud, we can also deliver to other towns and villages across Gloucestershire. By utilising our network of regional and national waste management and recycling businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to Stroud, Chipping Sodbury or Filton, we have got it covered.
How long can I keep the skip for?
Our standard hire time frame is two weeks from your delivery date. Having said that, when you book the skip, you can select a pick up date that is ideal for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if your skip is loaded earlier than anticipated, let us know, and we will collect it as soon as possible.
Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that this may not always be possible during busier periods. Once collected, the waste will be taken to a local waste recycling station, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?
It is very important never to overload a skip, as you risk being required to take out surplus waste before it can be collected. No matter what size you hire, you are only permitted to fill them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, as transporting an overloaded skip will be unsafe, as rubbish could drop and result in personal injury or damage to others.
To prevent this issue, please ensure you order a skip size appropriate for your waste removal needs. If the skip is full and you have extra waste to get rid of, we are happy to provide an exchange.
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