Tavistock Skip Hire

If you are searching for affordable skip hire in Tavistock, you are definitely in the right place. We employ a network of regional and nationwide skip hire and recycling firms to provide a trusted and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.

We provide you with a whole selection of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste disposal needs. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard container, not to mention our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

Our team deliver skips in Tavistock as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip placed on private property (such as a driveway), we can usually schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the street require a little bit more time, because we have to get a skip permit from your local council.

With our simple online booking system, you can hire your skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Tavistock.

For more information regarding hiring a skip and the services we offer, we have answered some of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Speak to a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Tavistock Skip Hire FAQs

Will you deliver to other areas in Devon?

In addition to delivering skips and containers to Tavistock, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Devon. Through our network of local and national skip companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business in Tavistock, Newton Abbot or Holsworthy, we have got it covered.

Will my skip come with a drop down door?

For anybody who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is perfect for getting rid of hefty building and demolition materials, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also include a drop-down door, although these are less common. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to ensure a container with a drop door is provided.

What size is a mini skip?

If you are looking for a low cost skip to dispose of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to tackle numerous tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be positioned on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most often chosen by household customers, the mini skip can even tackle smaller commercial jobs.

What skip sizes do you offer?

Skips are offered in a wide range of sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic projects.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is an excellent option for garden clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more substantial waste disposal job to deal with, a builder’s skip could be the best option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these represent the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, including clay and stone. However they can equally well be hired for household rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also supply 10-16 cubic yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. To get more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Do I need to be in when the skip will be delivered?

It is always best if you can be available when anyone delivers something to your property. You can then ensure there is access for the delivery, and the skip can be positioned exactly where you need it.

The same thing applies for those who have a company. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.

Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What waste materials can I put in the skip?

This is among the most popular questions people have about our skip hire service. What is important to keep in mind is that you can fill up your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are numerous kinds of waste which will come from garden projects, construction work and property clearances.

Among the most typical things which we see in skips include dirt, timber, tree cuttings, cupboards, bathroom suites, and various other household products.

There are some items that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. This can include any electrical products (refrigerators, televisions and printers for example), old tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and paint. These are all considered hazardous waste materials, and therefore getting rid of them has to follow a completely different procedure to make sure they do not result in damage to the environment.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

A roll-on roll-off container, often known as a RORO, is a huge skip that is used to dispose of large volumes of rubbish. These skips are predominantly for business use but can be used by household clients too. Having said that, you will require a lot of room since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger when compared to the average skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, RORO containers should only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of concrete and rubble.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is probably the most common skip that is used throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is fantastic for most building and construction tasks, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 cubic yard builders skip is the biggest option that can be used for heavy waste materials like soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

Can I throw electrical items in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods must be kept separate from general waste materials to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electrical goods such as cookers, monitors, toasters, computers and even hairdryers.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it to you on a date that best suits you. We will usually offer you a next day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip placed on private property, because to go on public property (like a street), you will have to gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of several factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it arriving in a AM or PM slot.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Tavistock?

As we offer a national waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These include small family-run skip hire firms to national waste management providers. Our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental standards.

If I want a skip on a road in Tavistock, will I need a permit?

In most cases, it is possible to get your skip put on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But to get this done, you have got to get permission from your local council in Tavistock, which is known as a skip permit. We will arrange this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The council will impose a fee for the permit, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

How do I hire a skip in Tavistock?

Hiring a skip in Tavistock through us is incredibly easy. Pick the skip size you need and then enter a couple of details about where and when you need your skip delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then arrange to have your skip delivered on the date selected.

Is it ok to pile up waste in my skip?

It is important to never overload the skip. You can not pass the level load mark that is shown on the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it will become very dangerous to transport. Which means that when you overfill your skip, you may be asked to take off the surplus waste. However secure you believe the skip to be, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. That is dangerous and is therefore not allowed.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

The standard hire time frame is a fortnight from the delivery date. However, when you book the skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is perfect for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is fully loaded sooner than expected, let us know, and we will pick it up at the earliest opportunity.

We will normally be out to pick up your skip within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to understand that this is not always the case at busier times. Once collected, the skip will be transported to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed and sorted.

What happens to my rubbish once the skip is picked up?

When you have finished filling up your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer centre either in or local to Tavistock where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Tavistock?

The cost of getting a skip in Tavistock will depend on the size of skip you want. The least expensive skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you require a bigger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you need to have the skip on the highway, because you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Other areas covered include Newton Abbot, Holsworthy, Moretonhampstead, Chagford, Buckfastleigh, Barnstaple, Torquay and Wotton Cross.

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