Affordable Skip Hire in Upminster
If you are cleaning your attic, getting some building work carried out or tidying the garden shed, ordering skip is a fast and simple way to get rid of your unwanted rubbish. If you are looking to get a reliable skip hire firm in Upminster, we can help.
We offer skips for jobs of all sizes. Whether you want a mini skip for a basic tidy up or perhaps a builder’s skip for soil and rubble, we offer a full range suited to tasks big or small.
We can deliver skips to houses and businesses located in Upminster and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you may be, we can offer you a dependable and cheap skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Hiring a skip with us is simple. Our online booking system lets you choose from a whole selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Undecided what size you want to complete the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to learn how much rubbish each size can hold.
Upminster Skip Hire FAQs
Am I allowed to put electrical products in the skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric objects must be kept separate from general waste to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electrical products such as tumble dryers, monitors, kettles, computers and even hair straighteners.
How much waste can you fit in the mini skip?
If you have a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip may be the best solution. What size is referred to as a mini skip is different from business to business, determined by what sizes they have.
2 cubic yards is probably the most common size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to have a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the specific size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.
Mini skips are fantastic for domestic work such as small DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.
Is it ok to load up the skip higher than the top?
I’m afraid not. You must only fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Piling rubbish up above this line will make it unsafe to move, and you might be asked to get rid of the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.
What is the process of hiring a skip in Upminster?
This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on local authority property (like the road). After that, select the date you want the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Upminster on the date you have selected.
What happens to the waste in my skip?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets separated into several different waste streams, including timber, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to minimising environmental impact by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
What size is a builders skip?
As the name suggests, a builders skip is the size of skip most frequently used for building work. There are generally two skip sizes that can be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to dispose of substantial amounts of building and demolition materials, including soil, concrete and stone.
Even though they are branded a builder’s skip, these can be used for a number of other domestic and industrial waste disposal jobs.
What types of waste am I allowed to put in my skip?
Before you hire a skip, it is important to check that the sort of waste materials you intend to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials have to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
Examples of waste types you could put in a skip include home items like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use a skip to throw out building and demolition waste, like old bricks, soil, stone, metals and gravel.
Some examples of restricted items include things like electronic items, tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently must be discarded separately from your general rubbish.
Will you deliver skips across Greater London?
Yes. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can deliver skips to residential and commercial customers across Greater London and elsewhere in the UK.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Upminster?
To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Upminster, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display the skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each option will cost you to order. If the skip is going on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.
When will my skip be delivered?
We will ensure your skip will be delivered when requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. For those who order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.
Although we are not able to promise a precise delivery time, we will do our best to arrive within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.
You should ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will most likely incur a fee for the wasted journey.
What size skips do you offer?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Upminster, you have multiple sizes to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard container, also known as the mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact container is fantastic for modest household clearances and DIY tasks.
Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most frequent sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. However their big capacity also makes them suitable for household clearances involving bulky items such as furniture and beds.
We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal needs. These skips are only appropriate for lightweight waste, so they can’t be hired to get rid of garden soil or rubble.
For additional information about the various capacities available, such as measurements, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.
Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?
You don’t really need to be at home when the skip will be delivered, however it does help. Being in when your skip is due to be delivered means you can ensure the delivery driver is given complete access and that the skip can be dropped exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is hired to a business premises, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.
However, in the event you can’t be available during the time of delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you place your order, and then we will organise things from there.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
The price of hiring a skip will normally have a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, that gives you sufficient time to load your skip. However, if you do need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Naturally, in the event you finish with your skip earlier, we are happy to arrange a collection. Just contact us once you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.
What skip sizes have got a drop door?
Typically, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop-down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.
Ordering a skip that has a drop door is primarily useful when you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow rubbish straight into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container used to transport large volumes of waste. In the majority of cases, these type of skips are hired for business applications. However, residential clients can also order them. You should take into account the space they occupy, since they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be hired for light-weight waste including paper, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and concrete.
Who will deliver my skip?
We use a network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our customers in Upminster and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip companies are verified and tested to guarantee they match our standards for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.
If I would like a skip on the road in Upminster, will I need a permit?
In most cases, your skip can be delivered on to your driveway, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you would like your skip to be located on land outside of your company or house, you will have to receive permission from the local authority in Upminster, which is called a permit. If necessary, we will be glad to arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority will charge a fee for the skip license, and you should be aware before booking that securing the permit will often take up to two working days.
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