Best Skip Hire in Tonbridge

With skips available in many sizes, ordering a skip in Tonbridge couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re planning to clean out the garage, neaten the garden, renovate your home or have a whole house clearance to handle, we’re certain to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are looking for a midi skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can dispose of your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without needing to break your budget! All the waste collected is sent to local and fully licenced waste recycling centres, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of getting a skip?

A skip can be a great choice for lots of different waste clearance requirements. You could be clearing out your shed, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or simply wanting to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip means that you can remove this rubbish quickly and conveniently without having to go through numerous outings to the local recycling facility.

If you are looking for a low-cost skip hire company in Tonbridge, we are here to help. We can offer skip hire for jobs big and small, and we are experienced with hiring out to both household and trade clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your house or business premises across Tonbridge, in addition to the adjoining areas. Which means that you can rely on our reliable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our goal is to ensure that ordering a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We have a simple online booking process which enables clients to pick from an extensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re unsure where to start when hiring a skip, the guide below strives to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it’s understanding which skip best suits your needs, how long you may hire it for, or what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Tonbridge Skip Hire FAQs

How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to transport significant quantities of waste. Generally, these skips are used for business applications. However, domestic customers may also hire them. You have to think about the space they occupy, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they should only be used for light waste including paper, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of garden soil and hardcore.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you need the skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you confirm your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we can’t guarantee what time we will arrive, we strive to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery location, as failed deliveries will lead to a fee for a wasted trip.

What is classed as being a builders skip?

The term builders skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The name stems from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes that are hired by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are ideal for numerous types of household and business projects. They are the largest skips which you can use for heavy builders waste like garden soil, stone and concrete.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the smallest skip delivered by skip companies and is good for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can hold the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms will offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

Which size skips can have a drop down door?

Typically, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon the size, availability and location. If you need a drop door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip that has a drop door is mainly helpful if choosing a big builder’s skip, as it means that you can wheelbarrow waste materials into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, since they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Tonbridge?

The cost of hiring a skip in Tonbridge is determined by the size of skip you want. The cheapest option available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you want a larger skip, like an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also increase if you want to have the skip on the road, since you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can usually keep a skip for up to two weeks from the date of delivery. You are able to give a preferred pick up date at the time you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can let us know once you have loaded the skip, and then we will organise the collection. Generally, this will be the next business day, although it can occasionally take a little longer over hectic times.

Should I stay in when the skip is going to be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be there at the time the skip is delivered. You can then ensure that the skip lorry has complete access and that the skip will be situated exactly where you want it. The same is applicable if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially when gates restrict access.

On the other hand, when this isn’t possible, you don’t need to be concerned. Just tell us when making your order, and we will take care of everything.

Can you deliver to other areas in Kent?

Absolutely. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to deliver skips to residential and industrial customers throughout Kent and anywhere else within the UK.

How can I hire a skip online?

Ordering a skip in Tonbridge with us is very easy. Choose the skip size you will need and enter a handful of details about where and when you would like the skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and schedule to have your skip delivered.

Will a skip hire company from Tonbridge deliver my skip?

A local skip hire company will likely deliver your skip in Tonbridge. We employ a network of both local and national companies to enable us to provide our service to domestic and business customers throughout the whole of the UK. These businesses are comprehensively assessed to be sure they fulfill the high principles we require in terms of customer service, cost and environmental performance.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We offer a wide selection of skip sizes to match your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip perfect for modest DIY jobs and house clearances. A common option for bigger tasks, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For Tonbridge businesses which have a significant quantity of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need help deciding on which size skip you require, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.

What things can I put in the skip?

Prior to hiring your skip, it is essential to check that the type of waste you wish to dispose of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials have to be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you may put in a skip include household items like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use your skip to throw out building and construction waste, including bricks, dirt, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of prohibited items include electronic products, tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all considered hazardous waste and subsequently must be discarded separately from any general waste.

Is it okay to load my skip above level load line?

It is very important to not overfill a skip, as you risk being asked to remove excess waste prior to it being collected. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a safety condition, as transporting an overloaded skip will be unsafe, as objects could drop and result in injuries or damage to other people.

To avoid this issue, please make sure you order a size suitable for your waste disposal requirements. If the skip is full and you have extra waste to dispose of, we are pleased to provide an exchange.

Am I able to dispose of electronic products in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic products need to be kept separate from general rubbish to get recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electronic goods like cookers, TVs, toasters, tablets and even hairdryers.

What happens to the waste in my skip?

As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into different waste streams, including wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This makes sure that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Tonbridge?

In the vast majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you need your skip to be located on land outside of your company or residence, you need to receive permission from the local authority in Tonbridge, which is called a skip permit. If required, we would gladly arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority will charge a fee for your road permit, plus you should be aware before placing your order that obtaining the licence can often take up to 2 working days.

Other areas covered include Queenborough, Meopham, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Westerham, West Malling, Sheerness, Ramsgate and Paddock Wood.

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