Best Skip Hire in Torquay

With skips available in a variety of sizes, ordering a skip in Torquay couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re wanting to clean out the attic, tidy the garden, renovate your house or you have a complete house clearance to sort out, we are confident to have the perfect solution.

Whether you are searching for a small skip through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure you can dispose of your waste swiftly, conveniently and without needing to break the bank! All of the rubbish collected will be transported to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.

What are the benefits of getting a skip?

A skip can be a fantastic choice for all kinds of waste disposal needs. You may be cleaning out the shed, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps wanting to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip allows you to dispose of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer numerous journeys to the local recycling centre.

If you want a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in Torquay, we are here to help. This site offers skip hire for tasks of all sizes, plus we are experienced with hiring to both domestic and industrial customers.

We can deliver a skip to your property or company premises across Torquay, along with the adjoining areas. Which means that you can trust our affordable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.

Our goal is to make sure that ordering a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We provide a very simple online booking system that allows clients to choose from a comprehensive range of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you are not sure where to start when ordering a skip, the information below aims to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it’s knowing which skip is best suited for your needs, how long you may hire it, or what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Torquay Skip Hire FAQs

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into the different waste streams, like wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Can you deliver skips across Devon?

Yes. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management providers, we can deliver skips to both domestic and industrial customers across Devon and anywhere else within the UK.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t have to be at your property when the skip is delivered, but it does help. Being in whenever the skip arrives means you can ensure the driver is given complete access and that your skip can be dropped exactly where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your help during delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, in the event you can’t be available at the time of delivery, don’t worry. We just ask that you let us know when you book your order, and we will arrange things from there.

How much does skip hire in Torquay cost?

Our goal is to provide you with the cheapest skip hire service in Torquay. The price you pay will, naturally, depend upon the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the least expensive option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you need to have a skip situated on the street or other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the additional expense of the skip permit.

How long does it take to get a skip in Torquay?

If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the following day. Sometimes, we will even give you a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery days are confirmed as part of the order process.

Can I dispose of electronic items in the skip?

Electrical objects like televisions, freezers, fridges, personal computers, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous waste type and therefore can not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered objects should be separated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco-friendly way.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

You can normally keep the skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of providing a preferred collection day when placing your order.

Alternatively, just tell us when you’ve finished with the skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in the vast majority of circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It can take a little bit longer to pick up your skip over busy times, but we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.

Is it okay to fill the skip higher than the side?

Unfortunately not. You must only pack the skip up to the level load mark. Piling waste up above this line would make it unsafe to move, and you might be asked to get rid of the excess waste before your skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or any other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

If you run a company in Torquay and wish to dispose of substantial volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a perfect choice. Available in 20 – 40 cubic yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the label implies, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, unlike standard skips, which are lifted using chains.

Do I require permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Torquay?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you would like the skip to be placed on land outside of your business or residence, you will have to secure permission from the local authority in Torquay, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we would gladly organise this for you, therefore it’s one less point to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for your permit, and you should be aware before ordering that obtaining the licence will often take up to two working days.

How much waste will fit in the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small containers are great for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are excellent for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furniture and broken toys to paving slabs and garden soil. With a volume of approximately 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make several journeys to your local recycling centre.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips are available in a wide range of different sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold approximately 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a good choice for garden clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant waste disposal job to tackle, a builder’s skip could be the smartest choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name suggests, these are the most popular sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, like clay and hardcore. However they can just as well be used for domestic waste such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also deliver 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. To get more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Which skip sizes can have a drop down door?

Using a skip which has a drop down door helps make loading rubbish into it a lot easier. This is especially true with hefty materials such as soil and concrete, which can then be loaded into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make throwing away large bulky items like pieces of furniture easier too.

The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, however this may sometimes depend on area and availability. Let us know when making your online order if a door is required, and we will do our absolute best to supply this.

How do I order a skip?

Ordering a skip in Torquay with us is incredibly easy. Decide on the skip size you need and input a couple of details about where and when you would like your skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered to you.

What is classed as a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builders skip means the size of skip most often hired for building and construction projects. There are generally two different skip sizes that may be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips that can be used to dispose of substantial amounts of building and demolition waste materials, such as earth, rubble and bricks.

Although branded a builders skip, they can be used for a number of other household and industrial waste disposal tasks.

What things can I put in my skip?

Before getting your skip, it is essential to make sure that the kind of waste you wish to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you can put in a skip include household goods like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You can also use a skip to discard building and construction waste, like wood, top soil, stone, metals and gravel.

Some examples of forbidden items include electronic products, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately from general waste.

Will a skip hire company from Torquay deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work with a variety of local and national companies. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

Other areas covered include Chagford, Bovey Tracey, Sherford, Great Torrington, Higher Dunstone, Brixham, Cullompton and Wotton Cross.

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