Skip Hire in Thornton Heath
If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Thornton Heath, you are in the best place. We work with a network of regional and national skip hire and recycling firms to give a reliable and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.
We offer a total range of skip sizes perfect for all waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip up to the 16 yard bin, not to mention our range of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We supply skips throughout Thornton Heath as well as the surrounding areas. If you are ordering a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can often schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be on a street take a bit more time, since we will need to get a permit from the local authority.
With a simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a few clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Thornton Heath.
For extra information regarding hiring a skip and the service we provide, we have answered some of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact a member of our team who will be glad to help.
Thornton Heath Skip Hire FAQs
What size is a builder’s skip?
The builders skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These will be the largest skips that can be hired to dispose of weighty building waste materials such as stone, bricks, gravel or clay.
The builders skip is great for a wide array of jobs. If you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning out the shed, these big skips are often the most cost-effective solution available.
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are great for small DIY tasks and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.
They may be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from household furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and soil. Having a volume of around 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip can save you needing to make multiple trips to your local recycling centre.
Is it possible to get a skip that has a drop door?
Having a skip that has a drop door helps make loading rubbish into it so much easier. This is particularly true with heavy waste like dirt or hardcore, which can then be walked directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading big bulky objects like household furniture a lot easier also.
Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, but it will sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when placing your booking if a drop door is required, and we will do our absolute best to supply this.
How long will it take to get a skip in Thornton Heath?
We will ensure your skip is provided when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the next day.
Although we are not able to promise a precise delivery time, we will do our best to reach you within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.
You should make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a failed delivery attempt will usually incur a charge for the wasted journey.
What different sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Thornton Heath, you will have numerous options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for small house clearances and DIY work.
The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. They are the most common sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. However their big capacity also means they are perfect for household clear ups involving bulky items such as pieces of furniture and beds.
We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only suited to light waste, so they can’t be used to get rid of soil or stone.
For further information about the various capacities available, including dimensions, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Will a skip hire company from Thornton Heath deliver my skip?
We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to deliver skips to our customers in Thornton Heath and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner skip companies are approved and tested to guarantee they match our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.
What size is a roll-on roll-off skip?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are large industrial scale skips used predominantly in the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for organisations that generate large amounts of waste materials.
Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your house. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be located precisely where you want it.
The same goes for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.
Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you don’t need to be there when the skip is being delivered.
Can you deliver skips across Greater London?
We offer a national skip hire service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Thornton Heath, Newham, Kenley, Woodford or another area in Greater London, we can assist.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Thornton Heath?
The price of getting a skip in Thornton Heath will depend on the size of skip you need. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you need a larger skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also increase if you need to have the skip positioned on the highway, because you will need a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
Am I able to get rid of electronic products in my skip?
I’m afraid not, since electrical products such as old TVs, fridges, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects have to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco friendly manner.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Thornton Heath?
Ideally, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface area. For anyone who is carrying out a household task, then your driveway is going to be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public land, you will have to get a permit from your local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be located on the road, grass verge or other public property in Thornton Heath. If this is required, we will arrange for the license to be issued for you. An additional charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
What will happen to the waste once the skip is collected?
The items in the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer centre. Here the waste will be separated by machines and also by hand into various waste materials, such as metal, paper, hardcore and timber. Sorting the waste in this way helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.
How do I hire a skip online?
This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you want to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on private property (a drive, for example) or council property (like the street). Then, choose the day you want your skip to get delivered. Check your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. Job done! We will deliver your skip to Thornton Heath on the date you have chosen.
Am I allowed to put all kinds of waste in my skip?
You are able to throw a wide array of waste into the skip. This can include wood, tile, metal or concrete from a house clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, top soil and stone from garden jobs are permitted as well. Units from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be discarded in the skip.
There are, however, some materials that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the potential environmental or health risks they can trigger.
You cannot throw in your refrigerator, printer or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these items include hazardous elements in one type or another. They need to be discarded separately from your normal waste.
Should you require hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule a separate service for this material. Please email us for more details. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
How long am I able to hire the skip for?
You can usually keep a skip for up to 2 weeks from the delivery date. You are able to provide a preferred collection date at the time you confirm your order. Otherwise, you can tell us after you have finished with the skip, and we will arrange your collection. In most cases, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer over hectic periods.
Is it okay to load up the skip higher than level load line?
It is important never to overfill a skip, as you run the risk of being asked to take out surplus waste prior to it being collected. No matter what size you hire, you are only permitted to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, as moving an overloaded container is unsafe, as waste could fall and lead to injuries or damage to others.
To avoid this situation, please be sure to order a skip size suited to your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full and you have more waste to get rid of, we are happy to organise an exchange.
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