Best Skip Hire in Thatcham
There are lots of reasons why you may find you need to hire a skip. Some people require a skip because they decided to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others may be in the midst of construction work and want to discard the mess and bricks left behind. You may just be considering ordering a skip to clear out the junk which has accumulated in the loft through the years.
Whatever the reason may be, if you are interested in a reliable skip hire service in Thatcham, then look no further.
We provide a cost-effective and trusted solution to both household and trade customers throughout Thatcham. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to take on all waste management requirements. When you don’t require a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip could be the best solution for you. Equally, if you think your job may be on the bigger side, you ought to consider one of our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.
Our service is available all over the Thatcham area, and we work with both household and industrial clients. With a simple online booking process, you can get a skip ordered with just a few clicks.
To get going, enter your postcode to view the range of sizes available and the price to hire a skip in Thatcham.
Thatcham Skip Hire FAQs
What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?
If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a nearby waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get sorted into various waste streams, such as timber, metals and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the waste is recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
Am I allowed to load the skip above level load line?
It is vital to never overload a skip. You can not pass the level load mark shown along the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it becomes very unsafe to transport. Which means that if you overfill the skip, you could be required to take away the surplus rubbish. However secure you feel the skip is, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes using old doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This can be unsafe and is therefore prohibited.
How much waste can the mini skip hold?
The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip firms and is perfect for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms offer a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.
Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Thatcham?
This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need a permit when it is positioned on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit when your skip will be on your private property, such as a drive or within your business premises.
Should you have to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with the local council. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can position your skip on your own land, you will save some money.
What size is a builder’s skip?
As the name implies, a builders skip is the size of skip most often used for building work. There are typically two skip sizes that may be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers which you can use to get rid of large volumes of building and demolition materials, such as dirt, concrete and stone.
Although they are labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for multiple other domestic and business waste disposal tasks.
Will my skip come with a drop door?
Virtually all containers can be supplied with a drop down door, which makes them easier to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip that has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we can do our best to accommodate.
Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the container, particularly with weighty materials, such as garden soil and gravel, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to put in big and bulky objects, like furniture.
How many different skip sizes are available?
Our company offers a whole variety of skip sizes to residential and commercial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the various sized skips you can choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of rubbish 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 information about our selection of skips, such as measurements plus the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Thatcham?
To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Thatcham, type in your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the sizes we offer in your town and how much each size will cost to hire. If your skip is going to be on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
You can normally hire your skip for up to 14 days from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of giving a preferred collection date when making your order.
Otherwise, simply let us know when you have finished with your skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the next working day.
It may take a little while longer to collect your skip over busy times, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.
Do you deliver to other areas in Berkshire?
We provide a national skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Thatcham, Eton, Ascot, Windsor or any other location in Berkshire, we are able to help.
Will a skip hire company from Thatcham deliver my skip?
A local skip company will likely deliver your skip in Thatcham. We utilize a network of both local and national providers to allow us to provide our service to domestic and business customers across the whole of the UK. These companies are comprehensively assessed to make sure they match the high standards we require regarding customer service, cost and environmental performance.
Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in my skip?
Unfortunately this is not allowed, as electrical products like old televisions, fridge freezers, computers and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects must be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco friendly way.
How long does it take to get a skip in Thatcham?
If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we will even offer a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed during the online order process.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
If you operate a business in Thatcham and need to get rid of large amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin may be a great option. Available in 20 – 40 cubic yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that can be hired.
As the label suggests, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, unlike conventional skips, which are lifted by using chains.
What waste can I put in a skip?
Your skip may be used to dispose of a variety of types of waste. We are used to collecting and handling numerous materials generated from construction jobs, garden landscaping and house tidy-ups. Examples of allowed waste types include things like:
- Home furniture
- Hedge trimmings
- Top soil
- Bathroom suites
- Kitchen cabinets and units
The majority of waste materials are generally permitted, and so whether you want to get rid of metals, plastics, wood or old toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.
The quantity and items you put in the skip will vary depending on the size skip you chosen. All skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you need to dispose of soil and concrete, as an example, the biggest size container you would be able to hire will be the 8 cubic yard skip.
Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?
There are some items that you will not be able to discard in your skip. The main reason for this is that these items incorporate hazardous materials which can be damaging to the environment. They may also be damaging to human health, therefore they need to be discarded separately within UK legislation.
Some of the products which are restricted include:
- Solvents Refrigerators
- Gas canisters
- PC screens
- Battery packs
How do you order a skip in Thatcham?
Ordering a skip shouldn’t be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to see all the different skip sizes we can deliver to Thatcham. Choose which size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be delivered on your own property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.
When your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
Do I need to be at home when the skip is delivered?
You don’t really need to be at your property when your skip will be delivered, however it can help. Being in when your skip is being delivered means you can ensure the driver can be given complete access and that the skip is located exactly where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is hired to business property, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.
Having said that, in the event you can’t be around for delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.
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