Best Skip Hire in Swanage
There are many reasons why you may find you need to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they want to clean up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the midst of construction work and need to get rid of the mess and concrete left behind. You might be contemplating hiring a skip to get rid of the junk which has built up within your loft through the years.
Whatever your reason might be, if you are interested in a reliable skip hire service in Swanage, then look no further.
We offer a cost-effective and trustworthy solution to both domestic and business customers in Swanage. Our skip hire service includes a variety of sizes to tackle all waste management requirements. When you don’t want too much space, the 2 yard mini skip might be the ideal option for you. Likewise, if you feel that your project may be on the larger side, you might like to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builder’s skips.
Our service is available throughout the Swanage area, and we work together with both residential and commercial customers. With a easy online booking system, you can get a skip ordered within just a couple of clicks.
To start, enter your delivery postcode to check out the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in your area.
Swanage Skip Hire FAQs
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The label stems from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes that are ordered by general builders and tradespeople.
These large skips are great for a multitude of residential and business jobs. They are the biggest sizes that can be used for heavy builders waste like top soil, stone and bricks.
How big is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact bins are fantastic for small DIY tasks and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.
They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from house furnishings and old baby toys to paving slabs and soil. With a volume of about 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make several visits to the local recycling centre.
What is the cost of skip hire in Swanage?
To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Swanage, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the skip sizes we offer in your area and how much each option costs to order. If the skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.
How long can I keep the skip for?
You can normally keep the skip for up to two weeks from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection will be as convenient as possible, there is the choice of providing a preferred collection date when placing your order.
Otherwise, simply let us know when you’ve finished with the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the following working day.
It can take a little bit longer to collect your skip during busy periods, however we will always try to be there as swiftly as possible.
Which skip sizes have got a drop door?
Getting a skip with a drop door can make filling waste into the skip a lot easier. This is especially true with heavy materials such as dirt and hardcore, which can then be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading large bulky objects such as furniture much easier also.
The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop down door, however this will sometimes depend on area and availability. Let us know when you place your online order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our very best to provide this.
Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Swanage?
If at all possible, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. When you are carrying out a domestic task, then the driveway will be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public land, you will need to get a permit from the local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be dropped on a road, grass verge as well as other public property in Swanage. If this is required, we will request the license to be issued for you. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.
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 centre. Here the waste will be sorted by machines and also by hand into different waste streams, such as soil, plastics, stone and wood. Processing the waste in this manner helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.
Am I able to put electrical items in the skip?
Electrical items including television sets, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and tumble dryers are classed as a hazardous waste and therefore should not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic products must be segregated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.
How long does it take to get a skip in Swanage?
We will ask you to confirm when you would like the skip to be delivered during 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.
If you confirm your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will typically have the skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we cannot promise what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to provide you with a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we request is that you ensure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery location, as failed deliveries can lead to a fee for a wasted trip.
Do you deliver to other areas in Dorset?
Sure, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skips to areas throughout Dorset, such as Swanage, Beaminster, Poole and Stalbridge. So wherever you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in the skip?
Before ordering a skip, you must make sure that the sort of rubbish you intend to get rid of is allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials need to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.
A few examples of waste types it is possible to discard in your skip include home goods like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You could also use your skip to dispose of building and demolition waste, like bricks, soil, stone, metals and gravel.
Examples of prohibited items include things like electronic items, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste and subsequently need to be disposed of separately from general waste.
Who will deliver my skip?
To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work with a variety of local and national companies. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we can provide customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.
How many different skip sizes are available?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Swanage, you have multiple sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 yard skip, often referred to as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is excellent for modest house clearances and DIY jobs.
Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These represent the most common sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. But their big capacity also makes them suitable for house clear ups involving bulky items like household furniture and beds.
We will supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for anyone with even bigger rubbish disposal requirements. These skips are only suited to lightweight waste, so they can not be used to dispose of garden soil or rubble.
For further information regarding the different skip sizes available, including proportions, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are huge commercial scale skips used mainly within the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for businesses that produce significant amounts of waste.
How can I hire a skip?
This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you wish to hire. Tell us whether the skip will be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or public property (such as the street). After that, choose the date you need your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. That is it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Swanage on the date you have selected.
Do I need to be home when the skip is going to be delivered?
No, you do not have to be home when we deliver your skip. As long as we are able to gain access to the place you want it located, we are able to manage it all.
In case you are not going to be in, just let us know any relevant delivery directions when booking your order. For instance, you might want the skip to be located on a particular side of your driveway. Or you might want to ensure that the skip does not obstruct access to your garage.
Whatever the case might be, simply tell us when ordering, and then we will ensure your directions are passed to the lorry driver.
Am I allowed to stack up waste in my skip?
No, you can only fill up the skip up to the level load line. Piling waste up above this line will make it dangerous to transport, and you may be asked to take away the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip dangerous and could also make it overweight.
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