Affordable Skip Hire in Truro
If you are searching for reasonably priced skip hire in Truro, you are definitely in the right place. We work with a network of regional and national waste management firms to offer a dependable and efficient service to both household and business customers.
We provide a whole range of skip sizes suitable for any waste disposal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, as well as our range of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We provide skips across Truro as well as the surrounding areas. If you are getting a skip positioned on your private property (such as a driveway), we can normally schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be located on the street take a little bit longer, as we have to purchase a skip permit from the local authority.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Truro.
For extra information regarding hiring a skip and the services we offer, we have answered several 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.
Truro Skip Hire FAQs
Can I throw away electronic items in the skip?
Unfortunately it is not permitted, as electronic products such as old TVs, refrigerators, laptops and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects need to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly fashion.
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
The phrase builders skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The name originates from the fact that these are the most typical sizes hired by builders and tradespeople.
These big skips are suited to numerous household and commercial jobs. These are the largest skip sizes that can be used for heavy builders waste such as top soil, stone and bricks.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Truro?
Preferably, you should have the skip dropped on a hard surface. For anyone who is doing a domestic task, then your drive will be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. However, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public property, you will need to get a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be dropped on the street, grass verge or any other public property in Truro. If this is needed, we will arrange for the permit to be issued for you. An extra charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
Where will the rubbish be taken to when the skip is collected?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into various waste streams, including timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This makes sure that as much of the rubbish as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
You can typically have your skip for up to 2 weeks from the date of delivery. You can provide a preferred collection date when you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can tell us after you have finished with the skip, and we will plan the collection. In most cases, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take a little bit longer during hectic times.
What things can I put in the skip?
You are able to fill up the skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly produced from home clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This could include timber, dirt, rubble, hedge trimmings, pieces of furniture, toys, cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.
What you put in the skip will depend on which size you have hired, because there is a weight restriction. For example, in the event that you are using your skip for heavy building waste like bricks or garden soil, the largest size you can hire is an 8 cubic yard builders skip.
Some materials cannot be discarded in the skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.
Is it possible to have a skip that has a drop door?
Getting a skip that has a drop door can make loading waste into it much easier. This is particularly true with hefty waste like garden soil and stone, which can then be loaded directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading large bulky objects such as pieces of furniture much easier too.
The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop door, but this may sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when you place your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our best to deliver this.
What is the cost of skip hire in Truro?
Our goal is to give you the lowest priced skip hire service in Truro. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip that you hire. It varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you want to have your skip situated on the street or other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the additional expense of the skip permit.
Do you deliver to other areas in Cornwall?
Absolutely. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we are able to provide skips to both household and industrial customers across Cornwall and elsewhere within the UK.
Is it ok to fill up my skip above the level load line?
Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it dangerous to transport, and you will have to empty any items over the level load line. This means that you cannot make use of sheets of timber, doors or any other item, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal obligation to make sure that bins are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.
Please be sure you order the appropriate sized skip for your requirements and get in contact if you’re not sure which size you require. We would be glad to help.
Do I have to be there whenever the skip is going to be delivered?
It is always a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your house. That allows you to ensure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be positioned just where you want it.
The same applies if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not present.
However, if it is unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are huge commercial scale skips that are used mainly within the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them great for businesses that produce significant volumes of waste materials.
What sizes do skips come in?
This site offers a complete range of skip capacities to residential and commercial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Below are the various skip sizes to choose from, with a rough idea of how much waste each size can hold:
- 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 information about our selection of skips, like dimensions and the waste they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Truro?
A local skip company will most likely deliver your skip in Truro. We employ a network of both regional and national providers to enable us to provide our service to domestic and business customers across the whole of the UK. These firms are thoroughly assessed to make sure they match the high standards we require with regards to service, price and environmental performance.
How fast can you deliver a skip to Truro?
We will ask you to confirm when you want your 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 asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you complete your booking before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we will normally have your skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we cannot promise what time we will arrive with your skip, we strive to provide a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we ask is that you make sure the delivery driver can access your required delivery spot, as unsuccessful deliveries will result in a charge for the wasted trip.
How do you order a skip in Truro?
Ordering a skip in Truro through us is very easy. Choose the skip size you want and then input a couple of details about when and where you would like the skip delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and prepare to have your skip delivered.
How much waste will fit in a mini skip?
The mini skip will be the smallest size delivered by skip companies and is great for smaller DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms offer you a 3 cubic 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 price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.
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