Best Skip Hire in Thame
If you’re aiming to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Thame skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.
When you have a modest amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip may be a fantastic choice. In search of something a little bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a big task on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a range of big builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we will have the skip size which is just right for your task.
Be it to your house or your company, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Thame. Jobs may occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.
Place an order online or speak to a member of our friendly staff for more information today.
Below are examples of frequently asked questions we have received relating to our skip hire and recycling services.
Thame Skip Hire FAQs
Is it okay to load the skip higher than the side?
No. You can only pack your skip up to the level load mark. Piling waste up above this line makes it dangerous to move, and you might be told to take away the extra waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.
What size is the mini skip?
If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some household waste, the mini skip may 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 deal with many tasks.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be placed on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit from the council.
Although most frequently hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can also tackle smaller commercial jobs.
What is a builders skip?
The phrase builders skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The name stems from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes ordered by general builders and tradespeople.
These big skips are fantastic for a multitude of residential and commercial jobs. They are the biggest size skips which you can use for heavy builders waste including top soil, rubble and bricks.
How long can I hire the skip for?
You can usually keep a skip for as long as 2 weeks from the date of delivery. You can give a preferred collection day when you confirm your order. Otherwise, you can tell us once you have finished with the skip, and then we will prepare the collection. In most cases, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer over busy times.
What skip sizes can you provide?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Thame, you will have numerous options to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 yard container, sometimes called the mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact skip is great for small house clearances and DIY work.
Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most frequent sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. However their substantial capacity also makes them perfect for house clear ups involving large objects like furniture and beds.
We are able to supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for people and businesses with even bigger rubbish disposal requirements. These skips are only appropriate for lightweight materials, so they can not be hired to dispose of soil or rubble.
To get more information about the various skip sizes offered, such as dimensions, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.
Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is delivered?
You don’t really need to be home when your skip is delivered, however it will help. Being home whenever the skip arrives means you can make sure the delivery driver is given full access and that your skip is placed precisely where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is delivered to a business property, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.
Having said that, for those who can’t be around during delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you tell us when you book your order, and we will organise everything from there.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
A roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a massive container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These bins are primarily for industrial use but can be used by household clients too. However, you will need a lot of space as these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger when compared to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.
Due to the size, these containers can only be provided for light-weight materials such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of soil and rubble.
Can I have a skip that has a drop down door?
The majority of skip sizes can be provided with a drop door, making them easy to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and then we can do our best to accommodate.
Having a skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load rubbish into the skip, especially with heavy materials, such as dirt and concrete, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky objects, like household furniture.
What happens to the rubbish once the skip is collected?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get segregated into several different waste streams, including stone, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection will be recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We will make sure your skip will be delivered on the day requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. For those who order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the very next day.
Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will always do our very best to reach you within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.
You will need to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a failed delivery effort will in most cases incur a fee for the wasted trip.
Will you deliver to other areas in Oxfordshire?
Certainly. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we are able to provide skips to both residential and industrial customers throughout Oxfordshire and elsewhere within the UK.
What types of waste am I allowed to put in the skip?
Prior to ordering a skip, it is important to ensure that the type of rubbish you want to get rid of is allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials must be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.
Examples of waste types you can throw in your skip include household items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use your skip to throw out building and demolition waste, such as wood, soil, stone, metals and gravel.
Examples of restricted items include things like electronic goods, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be disposed of separately from general waste.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Thame?
As we provide a nationwide skip service, we use a diverse network of verified and approved businesses. These can include small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to ensure they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.
Am I able to throw away electronic products in my skip?
No, you can not throw old or unwanted electrical waste products in a skip. This can include such things as laptops or computers, hobs, tumble dryers, refrigerators and tv sets. These items can’t be disposed of in a skip as they can include dangerous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.
How do I order a skip in Thame?
We have created our booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. Step one is to type in your delivery postcode to view all the different skip sizes we can supply in Thame. Pick the best size to meet your needs and provide us with the details of where and when you would like your skip to be delivered. You then make payment with the secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to confirm the transaction as soon as your order is complete!
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Thame?
Our aim is to provide you with the cheapest skip hire service in Thame. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip that you order. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the least expensive option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have your skip situated on the road or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Thame?
Ideally, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. If you are carrying out a domestic project, then your drive is going to be ideal. If 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 street or grass verge might be your only option. As this is public property, you have got to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be located on a street, grass verge or other public property in Thame. If this is needed, we will request the license to be issued for you. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.
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