Skip Hire in Topsham
If you are looking for affordable skip hire in Topsham, you are definitely in the best place. We utilise a network of regional and national waste management businesses to offer a reliable and efficient service to both household and business customers.
We provide a complete variety of sizes suitable for all of your waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not forgetting our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We can supply skips throughout Topsham and the nearby towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can normally arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be located on a street take a bit longer, since we have to get a skip permit from your local council.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Topsham.
For additional info about hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have addressed some of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Topsham Skip Hire FAQs
How can I hire a skip?
Ordering a skip in Topsham with us is very easy. Select the skip size you require and then input a couple of details about where and when you want the skip to be delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then arrange to get your skip delivered on the date you have selected.
What is a builders skip?
As the name suggests, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most often supplied for construction and demolition jobs. There are usually two different skip sizes that may be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which you can use to get rid of large amounts of building and demolition waste materials, such as earth, concrete and bricks.
Although they are branded a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for multiple other household and business waste disposal tasks.
How long does it take to get a skip in Topsham?
We can normally deliver skips to Topsham the next working day when an order is placed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking program offers you a variety of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need the skip to arrive asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.
Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?
You don’t really need to be at home when the skip is being delivered, but it does help. Being in when the skip is delivered means that you can ensure the driver is given full access and that your skip will be positioned precisely where you need it. Likewise, if the skip is delivered to company property, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.
Having said that, if you can’t be available at the time of delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask that you tell us when you book your order, and we will arrange things from there.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Topsham?
Generally, it is possible to have your skip put on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But to do this, you need to have approval from your local council in Topsham, which is known as a skip permit. We will order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council will impose a fee for this license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
You can usually hire the skip for up to 14 days from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the collection is as convenient as possible, there is the choice of providing a preferred collection time when you place your order.
Otherwise, simply let us know when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the next working day.
It could take a bit longer to collect your skip over busy times, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.
Will a Topsham skip hire company deliver my skip?
We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Topsham and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner skip companies are verified and tested to guarantee they meet our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.
Can you deliver skips across Devon?
Absolutely. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we are able to offer skips to both residential and industrial customers across Devon and elsewhere in the UK.
Can I throw away electronic products in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic products must be kept separate from general waste materials to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electrical goods including tumble dryers, TVs, toasters, computers and even hair straighteners.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Topsham?
Our goal is to offer the most affordable skip hire service in Topsham. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip that you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have the skip situated on the street or other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the added price of the skip permit.
How much waste can the mini skip hold?
The mini skip will be the most compact size available from skip companies and is good for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some skip companies will provide a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.
What different sizes do skips come in?
We offer a full selection of skip capacities to residential and industrial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Below are the various sizes available, with a rough guide to how much waste 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 info about our range of skips, such as dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
The roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a huge container used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These skips are mainly for industrial use but can be hired by residential customers as well. However, you will want a lot of space as these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the average skip you will see on the roadside.
Due to the size, these containers can only be used for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and bricks.
Can I throw all kinds of waste in the skip?
You are allowed to throw a variety of rubbish into the skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, plastics or bricks from a property clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, dirt and stone from garden tasks are allowed as well. Worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also be thrown in your skip.
However, there are a few things that you are not allowed to put in a skip due to the possible environmental or health risk they might trigger.
You can not get rid of your freezer, computer or car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items incorporate hazardous materials in one kind or another. They should be discarded separately from your general waste.
If you need hazardous waste removal, we might be able to organise an independent service for this material. Feel free to get in touch for more details. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you might be able to take this type of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
Is it possible to have a skip with a drop down door?
When you are hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is designed for disposing of hefty building and construction materials, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop down door, however these are more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you want a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a container that has a drop door is supplied.
Is it okay to stack up the waste in my skip?
It is very important never to overload your skip, as you risk being told to remove excess waste prior to it being picked up. Whatever size you order, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, because transporting an overloaded skip can be hazardous, as waste could fall and lead to injury or damage to other people.
To prevent this situation, please make sure you order a size suited to your waste disposal needs. If your skip is full and you have extra waste to dispose of, we are happy to provide an exchange.
Where will the waste be taken to when the skip is collected?
Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get sorted into a range of waste streams, including wood, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
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