Affordable Skip Hire in Swansea
If you’re planning to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Swansea skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.
For those who have a modest amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip might be a perfect choice. Looking for something a little bit larger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a significant project on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we offer range of large builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can offer the skip size which is just right for your circumstances.
Be it to your property or your company, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Swansea. Jobs can occur anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
Place an order online or speak to a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.
Below are a few of the typical questions we have received regarding our skip hire and recycling service.
Swansea Skip Hire FAQs
What size is a builder’s skip?
As the name suggests, a builders skip means the size of skip most frequently hired for construction and demolition projects. There are generally two different skip sizes that may be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which you can use to dispose of significant volumes of building and demolition waste materials, like earth, concrete and stone.
Even though they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for multiple other household and commercial waste disposal tasks.
Will you deliver to other areas in West Glamorgan?
We provide a UK wide skip hire service using a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you need skip hire in Swansea, Neath, Gorseinon, Loughor or another area in West Glamorgan, we can help.
What different sizes do skips come in?
Skips are offered in a selection of different sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bags of waste, which is perfect for small residential jobs.
Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a fantastic choice for garden clearances and household refurbishment jobs.
For those who have a more significant waste disposal job to sort out, a builder’s skip could be the most suitable choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name implies, they are the most popular sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, like soil and hardcore. But they can just as well be hired for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.
We can also deliver 10-16 yard bins and commercial 20-40 yard RORO containers. To get more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.
Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects have to be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electric items including tumble dryers, monitors, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.
What size roll-on roll-off containers are available?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are large industrial size skips that are used primarily in the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them perfect for organisations that produce large quantities of waste materials.
What will happen to the rubbish once the skip is collected?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste gets segregated into a range of waste types, including stone, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
How long does it take to get a skip in Swansea?
We can typically supply skips to Swansea the following working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our simple online booking system offers you a range of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need your skip to arrive asap or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.
Do I need to be at home when the skip is going to be delivered?
No, you don’t need to be home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we are able to gain access to where you want it located, we are able to manage everything.
When you are not likely to be in, just let us have any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For example, you may prefer the skip to be dropped on a particular side of the driveway. Or you may need to be sure that the skip does not hinder access to your garage.
No matter what the situation may be, tell us when you place your order, and then we will make sure the directions will be passed on to the lorry driver.
How long can I hire the skip for?
You can usually hire the skip for up to 14 days from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, you have the choice of offering a preferred collection date when placing your order.
Otherwise, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.
It may take a little bit longer to pick up your skip during busy times, but we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.
How large is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip companies and is ideal for smaller DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer you a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.
Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Swansea?
Preferably, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface area. If you are carrying out a domestic task, then a driveway will be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you must have a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge or other public property in Swansea. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be granted on your behalf. An extra fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.
What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Swansea?
Ordering a skip in Swansea through us is very easy. Pick the skip size you need and then enter a handful of details about where and when you need the skip delivered. You then pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered to you.
Is it ok to load up the skip higher than the side?
You must not fill up the skip beyond the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this mark, it means that your skip is not secure to transport, and you can be asked to take off any extra waste before it can be collected.
What is the cost of skip hire in Swansea?
The price of hiring a skip in Swansea depends on the size of skip you want. The lowest priced option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you need a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The charge will also increase if you need to have the skip on the highway, as you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.
Am I able to throw all kinds of waste in the skip?
It is possible to fill up your skip with a variety of different waste types that are commonly generated from home clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This can include wood, dirt, concrete, hedge trimmings, furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.
What you put in your skip will depend on which size you have hired, as there is a weight limit. For instance, when you are using a skip for heavy construction waste such as bricks or soil, the biggest size you would be able to use is an 8 yard builders skip.
Some materials cannot be disposed of in a skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be considered hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.
Will a Swansea skip hire company deliver my skip?
To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work together with a wide range of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we can provide customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.
Will the skip come with a drop door?
Getting a skip with a drop door makes loading rubbish into the skip a lot easier. This is especially the case with heavy materials such as soil and rubble, which can then be loaded straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading large bulky items like household furniture much easier as well.
Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, however this may sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when making your order if a door is needed, and we will do our best to deliver this.
Other areas covered include Neath, Gorseinon, Loughor, Glyn-neath, Port Talbot, Pontarddulais and Pontardawe.
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