Skip Hire Swanley

If you are wanting to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Swanley skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and we take it away.

If you have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip may be a great choice. Looking for something slightly larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have got a significant job on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can supply a choice of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we have the skip size that is perfect for your circumstances.

Whether it be to your property or even your company, we will provide a skip to wherever you want it in Swanley. Jobs could happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Order online or get in touch with a member of our helpful team to learn more today.

Below are examples of common questions we get about our skip hire and recycling services.

Swanley Skip Hire FAQs

Do you use local skip hire companies in Swanley?

As we provide a national skip service, we utilise a diverse network of approved companies. These can vary from small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental requirements.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Swanley?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Swanley, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you the sizes we provide in your town and how much each size will cost to order. If the skip is going on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.

Will you deliver skips across Kent?

Yes. We provide skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we are able to supply skips to both residential and business customers across Kent and elsewhere in the UK.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container that can be used to get rid of huge volumes of waste. Mostly, these type of containers are used for industrial applications. However, household customers can also order them. It is important to consider the space they will take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be hired for light-weight materials such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and stone.

Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

You don’t have to be at your property when the skip will be delivered, but it can help. Being in whenever the skip arrives means you can make sure the lorry can be given complete access and that your skip will be positioned precisely where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is hired to a company property, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, in the event you can’t be around at the time of delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you book your order, and we will organise everything from there.

How quickly can you deliver a skip to Swanley?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it to you on a date that best suits you. We will typically give a next day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip on private property, as to be on public property (such as a street), you will have to get a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.

Due to many factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it arriving within a morning or afternoon slot.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the most compact size provided by skip firms and is designed for small DIY jobs, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms provide a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

What size skips do you supply?

We are able to provide a wide selection of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip best for small DIY tasks and household clearances. A common choice for larger tasks, refurbishments and building work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For Swanley businesses which produce a large volume of bulky waste materials, we can offer RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need help deciding which skip size you need, check out our helpful skip size comparison.

Is it ok to stack up the waste in my skip?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it unsafe to move, and you will have to empty any contents higher than the level load mark. This means that you can not make use of sheets of timber, doors or any other item, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal duty to make sure that bins are not overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure you select the appropriate sized skip for your requirements and get in contact if you are not sure which size is best. We would be happy to help.

What happens to the waste?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into the various waste streams, such as wood, metals, paper, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

You can generally hire the skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the collection is as convenient as possible, there is the choice of offering a preferred collection date when making your order.

Alternatively, simply let us know when you have finished with your skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It may take a little longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, but we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.

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

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects have to be kept separate from general waste to get recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electrical products including tumble dryers, TVs, kettles, tablets and even hairdryers.

How can I order a skip?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you would like to hire. Let us know whether the skip is going to be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on council property (like the road). After that, pick the day you need your skip to be delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Swanley on the day you have selected.

Am I able to dispose of all types of waste in my skip?

You can use your skip to discard many different waste types. We are used to collecting and processing a wide variety of items produced from construction work, garden projects and property clean-ups. Examples of permitted waste materials include:

  • Home furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most materials are usually permitted, and so whether you need to throw out metals, plastic materials, wood or unwanted toys, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and items you throw into your skip can vary according to the size skip you ordered. Skips do have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you need to get rid of top soil and hardcore, as an example, the largest size you will be allowed to hire will be the 8 cubic yard skip.

Are there items that I can’t discard in the skip?

There are several waste items which you are not permitted to dispose of in the skip. The main reason for this is that some products contain hazardous elements which can cause damage to the environment. They can also be damaging to human health, and so they must be disposed of separately within UK legislation.

A few of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

The term builders skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The term stems from the fact that they are the most typical sizes that are used by builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are ideal for numerous household and business projects. These are the biggest skips which you can use for weighty builders waste like top soil, rubble and concrete.

If I would like a skip on the road in Swanley, will I need to get a permit?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you need the skip to be located on land outside of your business or house, you will need to secure authorisation from the local council in Swanley, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we will be happy to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less point to think about. The local authority will charge a fee for your skip permit, and you should be aware before ordering that obtaining the licence will often take up to two working days.

Which size skips have got a drop door?

Having a skip that has a drop down door can make loading waste into the skip much easier. This is particularly true with hefty waste like garden soil and stone, which can then be loaded into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading up big bulky items like pieces of furniture easier as well.

Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, however this can sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when making your online order if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to provide this.

Other areas covered include Gravesend, Dartford, Ramsgate, Rochester, Sittingbourne, Folkestone, Herne Bay and New Romney.

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