Swindon Skip Hire

If you are wanting to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Swindon skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip could be a fantastic choice. In search of something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have a significant project on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we have a range of big builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we will have the skip that is perfect for the situation.

Whether it is to your property or your company, we will deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Swindon. Projects may happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order online or make
contact with a member of our friendly team to find out more today.

Below are a few of the common questions we have received with regards to our skip hire and recycling service.

Swindon Skip Hire FAQs

Will a Swindon skip hire company deliver my skip?

To offer a thorough skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work together with a number of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to ensure we can supply customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to move, and you may have to empty any rubbish above the level load line. This means that you are not allowed to use sheets of wood, doors or any other item, as this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal obligation to make sure that bins aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please be sure to select the appropriate size of skip for your needs and get in contact if you’re uncertain which size is best. We would be glad to help.

What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

The materials in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling centre. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machines and also by hand into numerous waste streams, like metal, plastics, rubble and timber. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

Which size skips have a drop down door?

If you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is made for getting rid of hefty building and demolition rubbish, as it can be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also include a drop door, although these are generally less common. This is because these sizes are generally small enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, tell us when ordering. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip that has a drop door is supplied.

What is a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builders skip means the size of skip most often hired for construction projects. There are typically two sizes that can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins that you can use to get rid of large volumes of construction and demolition waste, such as garden soil, rubble and bricks.

Although branded a builders skip, these can be used for many other household and business waste disposal jobs.

What size is a roll-on roll-off skip?

If you have a company in Swindon and need to get rid of large volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a great choice. Available in 20 – 40 cubic yards, they are the largest waste disposal skips available.

As the name indicates, these type of containers are rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, unlike conventional skips, which are picked up using chains.

How do I order a skip in Swindon?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, type in your address to see all the different skips we are able to deliver to Swindon. Pick which size you wish to order, and confirm if it is going to be dropped on private property. Enter in your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

When your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

How many different skip sizes are there?

This site offers a whole range of skip sizes to domestic and business clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the various sizes available, with a rough guide to how much waste each skip is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For more info about our choice of skips, including dimensions and the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What things can I put in the skip?

A skip can be hired to discard lots of different types of waste materials. We are used to picking up and processing a wide variety of items generated from building work, garden projects and house clearances. Examples of allowed waste materials include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

The majority of materials are usually allowed, and so whether you wish to dispose of metals, plastic materials, timber or old toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The volume and things you throw in your skip can vary according to which size skip you have ordered. Skips have a weight limit for safety. So if you need to discard garden soil and concrete, as an example, the biggest size container you will be permitted to use would be the 8 yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?

There are several waste items that you are not permitted to discard in your skip. The reason behind this is that these goods contain hazardous elements that may cause harm to the environment. They can also be harmful to human health, and so they must be disposed of separately within UK regulations.

A few examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

When will my skip be delivered?

When you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the following day. In some cases, we can even give you a same-day delivery option. Availability and delivery days are confirmed during the online order process.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the most compact skip provided by skip firms and is good for smaller DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some companies will offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Swindon?

Generally, it is possible to have your skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or company. But to get this done, you need to have permission from the local council in Swindon, which is known as a skip permit. We can order this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do impose a fee for the license, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can normally keep the skip for up to 14 days from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the collection is as convenient as possible, there is the option of providing a preferred collection day when making your order.

Otherwise, simply tell us when you have finished with your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the following working day.

It could take a little while longer to pick up your skip over busy periods, however we will always try to be there as swiftly as possible.

Can you deliver to other areas in Wiltshire?

As well as delivering our range of skips to Swindon, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Wiltshire. With the help of our network of local and national skip hire and recycling businesses, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett or Mere, we have got it covered.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Swindon?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Swindon, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the sizes we provide in your location and how much each option will cost to order. If the skip is going to be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.

Am I able to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Electronic objects like television sets, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and so should not be placed in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic items must be separated from other rubbish. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco-friendly manner.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is delivered?

If you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is usually best to be at home at the time it is delivered. Then you can be sure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip is located exactly where you need it. This also is applicable for those who have a skip delivered to company property, particularly when gates limit access.

On the other hand, if this is not feasible, you don’t need to worry. Simply tell us when you are placing your order, and we will take care of everything.

Other areas covered include Royal Wootton Bassett, Mere, Ludgershall, Marlborough, Calne, Chippenham, Salisbury and Wilton.

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