Swanscombe Skip Hire
There are lots of reasons why you might find that you need to order a skip. Some people need a skip because they decided to clean up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the midst of construction work and need to discard the mess and stone left behind. You may be considering ordering a skip to get rid of the junk which has built up within your loft over the years.
Whatever the reason might be, if you are looking for a cost-effective Swanscombe skip hire service, then look no further.
We provide a cost-effective and dependable solution to both residential and trade customers in Swanscombe. Our skip hire service includes many different sizes to take on all waste removal needs. When you don’t want too much space, the 2 yard mini skip will be the best solution for you. Equally, if you think that your task may be on the larger side, you may want to consider one of our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.
Our service is available throughout the Swanscombe area, and we deal with both domestic and commercial customers. Using a easy online booking platform, you can have your skip ordered with just a couple of clicks.
To start, type in your delivery postcode to check out all the different sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in Swanscombe.
Swanscombe Skip Hire FAQs
What happens to my rubbish once the skip is picked up?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into the different waste streams, like wood, cardboard, paper, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.
If I want a skip on a road in Swanscombe, will I need a permit?
Preferably, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. If you are carrying out a household job, then the drive will be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. Having said that, if neither is available, the road or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public property, you have got to get a permit from the local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be located on the street, grass verge or any other public property in Swanscombe. If this is required, we will request the permit to be issued on your behalf. An additional charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a huge skip that is used to dispose of large volumes of rubbish. These skips are mainly for business use but can be hired by domestic clients also. However, you will want a lot of space since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger in comparison to the typical skip you will see on the roadside.
As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off skips can only be used for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and paper, so they are not suitable for disposing of concrete and rubble.
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size available from skip companies and is designed for small DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms will provide a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
What skip sizes do you provide?
We can supply a full-range of skip sizes to match your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip ideal for small DIY jobs and domestic clearances. A popular choice for larger jobs, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.
For Swanscombe firms which have a significant quantity 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 help deciding which skip size you require, have a look at our handy skip size comparison.
Do you deliver to other areas in Kent?
We offer a UK wide skip hire and waste management service using a network of approved and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Swanscombe, Broadstairs, Gillingham, Gravesend or another area in Kent, we can assist.
What is the size of a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These will be the largest containers used to discard substantial building and demolition waste materials such as stone, concrete, rubble or dirt.
The builder’s skip is ideal for a variety of tasks. Whether you are having an extension built, renovating your bathroom or clearing the garden shed, these large containers are usually the most cost-effective option available.
Is it okay to load the skip higher than the top?
No, you must only fill up the skip up to the level load line. Piling rubbish up above this line would make it dangerous to move, and you can be told to remove the extra waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.
How do I hire a skip online?
We have designed our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to enter your postcode to see the range of skip sizes we can deliver in Swanscombe. Select the best size to meet your needs and give us the details of when and where you need the skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment with our secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to confirm your order once your booking is done!
When will my skip be delivered?
When your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a date that best suits you. We will typically give you a next day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip on private property, as to be on public property (like a highway), you need to obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.
As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it arriving within a morning or afternoon slot.
What sort of rubbish am I allowed to get rid of in a skip?
It is possible to load your skip with a variety of different waste types that are commonly produced from home clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This could include wood, garden soil, concrete, garden trimmings, pieces of furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.
What you put in the skip depends on the skip size you have ordered, because there is a weight limit. For instance, in the event that you are using a skip for heavy construction wastes such as concrete or soil, the largest size you could get is the 8 yard skip.
Some materials cannot be disposed of in your skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, car tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of separately.
Do I need to be at home when the skip is going to be delivered?
When you are having a skip delivered to your home, it is usually best to be in when the skip is delivered. You can then ensure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip will be positioned precisely where you want it. This also is applicable when you have a skip delivered to business property, especially if gates restrict access.
On the other hand, when this is not feasible, you do not need to worry. Simply tell us when you are placing your booking, and we will handle the rest.
Am I able to have a skip which has a drop door?
The vast majority of containers can be delivered with a drop door, making them easier to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you want a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and then we can do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the container, especially with weighty materials, like dirt and gravel, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load large and bulky items, like furniture.
Who will deliver my skip?
We use a network of both local and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in Swanscombe and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner firms are approved and evaluated to guarantee they satisfy our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.
How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?
You can usually hire a skip for up to two weeks from the day that it is delivered. To ensure that the collection will be as convenient as possible, you will have the choice of providing a preferred collection day when you make your order.
Otherwise, simply tell us when you’ve finished with your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the majority of circumstances, it will be the next working day.
It could take a little longer to collect your skip over busy times, however we will always try to be there as swiftly as possible.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Swanscombe?
Our goal is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Swanscombe. The price you pay will, obviously, depend upon the size of skip you hire. It varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have a skip situated on the road or other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the extra price of a skip permit.
Am I allowed to dispose of electrical products in my skip?
Unfortunately this is not allowed, because electrical items like old TVs, fridge freezers, laptops and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items must be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
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