Affordable Skip Hire in Totnes

If you are cleaning the attic, getting some building work carried out or tidying up the garden, getting a skip is a quick and simple way to eradicate your excess junk. If you are looking for a cheap skip hire provider in Totnes, we can help.

We provide you with skips for jobs of all sizes. Whether you need a midi skip for a basic clean up or a large builder’s skip for top soil and stone, we can provide a wide range suited to projects big or small.

We can supply skips to homes and businesses throughout Totnes and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you may be, we will provide a dependable and cheap skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip on our website is quick and easy. Our online booking system enables you to choose from a complete selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what skip size you will need to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to determine the amount of rubbish each size can hold.

Totnes Skip Hire FAQs

Will you deliver to other areas in Devon?

In addition to delivering skips and containers to Totnes, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Devon. By utilising a network of regional and national skip businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering in Totnes, Plymouth or Salcombe, we have got you covered.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial commercial size skips that are used primarily in the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for businesses that generate large volumes of waste materials.

What sort of rubbish can I put in a skip?

A skip can be used to dispose of a variety of types of waste. We are experienced in picking up and handling lots of materials produced from construction work, garden landscaping and house tidy-ups. Examples of permitted waste types can include:

  • Furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many materials are allowed, and so whether you want to throw out furniture, plastics, wood or fabric, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and materials you put into the skip can vary based on which size skip you chosen. All skips have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you wish to discard garden soil and bricks, for example, the largest size container you would be permitted to use is the 8 cubic yard skip.

What type of materials am I not allowed to put in my skip?

There are several items that you will not be permitted to get rid of in the skip. The main reason for this is that some goods include hazardous components which can be harmful to the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, therefore they have to be disposed of separately under UK legislation.

Examples of the products that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How big is a builders skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. The name originates from the fact that these are the most typical sizes that are ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These large skips are suited to numerous types of household and industrial projects. They are the largest skip sizes that can be used for hefty builders waste such as soil, stone and bricks.

Am I allowed to load my skip above level load line?

It is important to not overload your skip, as you risk being asked to remove excess waste before it can be picked up. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, since moving an overloaded container will be unsafe, as waste could drop and lead to injuries or damage to other people.

To avoid this issue, please ensure you hire a skip size suited to your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full but you have more rubbish to get rid of, we are happy to provide an exchange.

Where will the rubbish go when the skip is collected?

After you have finished filling your skip, we will come and get it. It will be taken to a waste recycling station in or local to Totnes where we sort the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

What size skips do you offer?

We can offer a wide range of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip great for modest DIY projects and household clearances. A common choice for more substantial tasks, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard skip.

For Totnes companies with a significant volume of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need help choosing which skip size you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Totnes?

Ordering a skip in Totnes through us is incredibly easy. Decide on the skip size you need and then enter a couple of details about when and where you want the skip delivered. You then pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and schedule to have your skip delivered.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in my skip?

Electronic products like televisions, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and so can not be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electronic objects need to be separated from other waste. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco-friendly way.

What is the cost of skip hire in Totnes?

The cost of hiring a skip in Totnes will depend on the size of skip you want. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and clearances. If you require a larger skip, like an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also increase if you want to have a skip placed on the road, because you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Will the skip come with a drop door?

Generally, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you require a drop door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Having a skip that has a drop door is primarily useful when hiring a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, since they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How fast can you deliver a skip to Totnes?

We will make sure your skip will be provided on the day required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee 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 location, as a failed delivery effort will often incur a fee for the wasted trip.

Do I have to be home when the skip is due to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be there when anybody delivers anything to your property. You can then ensure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be located exactly where you want it.

The same thing applies if you have a company. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.

However, when it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can in most cases have your skip for as long as 2 weeks from the delivery date. It is possible to provide a preferred pick up date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us once you have finished, and we will organise your collection. Normally, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer during busy periods.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Totnes?

In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you want the skip to be situated on land outside of your business or residence, you have got to get permission from the local council in Totnes, which is called a skip permit. If required, we would be happy to organise this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less point to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for your license, and you should be aware before booking that securing the licence can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

Who will deliver my skip?

As we provide a national skip hire service, we utilise a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These range from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental requirements.

What is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to get rid of some domestic waste, the mini skip may be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal choice to deal with many jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be situated on the side of the street, subject to obtaining a skip permit.

Although most commonly chosen by household customers, the mini skip can even handle smaller commercial jobs.

Other areas covered include Plymouth, Salcombe, Newton Abbot, Ottery St Mary, Axminster, Topsham, South Molton and Kingsbridge.

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