Best Skip Hire in Watford

If you are looking for affordable skip hire in Watford, you are definitely in the best place. We make use of a network of regional and nationwide waste management businesses to offer a dependable and efficient service to both household and business customers.

We provide a whole range of sizes suitable for any waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, not forgetting our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

We supply skips throughout Watford as well as the nearby areas. If you are hiring a skip positioned on private property (for example a driveway), we can generally complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the road take a little bit longer, as we must purchase a permit from the local authority.

With our simple online booking system, you can hire your skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Watford.

For more information about hiring a skip and the services we provide, we have addressed several of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you want? Contact a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Watford Skip Hire FAQs

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Watford?

In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you want your skip to be situated on land outside of your company or residence, you must obtain authorisation from your local authority in Watford, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we will be happy to organise this for you, therefore it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for your skip license, plus you should be aware before placing your order that getting the licence can often take up to two working days.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Watford?

A local skip hire company will most likely deliver your skip in Watford. We employ a network of both regional and national businesses to enable us to offer our service to customers across the whole of the UK. These companies are fully vetted to be sure they satisfy the high standards we require in terms of customer service, cost and environmental performance.

What things can I put in my skip?

A skip may be used to dispose of a variety of types of waste materials. We are used to picking up and processing numerous materials from building work, garden landscaping and property clearances. A few examples of allowed waste products include:

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

Most waste types are usually permitted, so whether you want to throw out metals, plastic materials, wood or textiles, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The volume and materials you discard in your skip will vary depending on the size skip you chosen. All skips have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you want to get rid of soil and rubble, as an example, the biggest size container you will be able to hire would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

What sort of items am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are some waste items you are not able to get rid of in the skip. The main reason for this is that these products include hazardous elements which may cause harm to the environment. They could also be dangerous to human health, so they must be disposed of separately under UK laws.

Some examples of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What happens to my waste when the skip is picked up?

The items in your skip will be taken to the local waste transfer facility. Here the waste will be segregated by machinery and also by hand into numerous waste streams, such as soil, plastics, stone and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to increase the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.

Am I able to get a skip with a drop down door?

In general, the majority of skips can be provided with a hinged door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip that has a drop door is mainly beneficial when you are choosing a large builder’s skip, as it lets you wheelbarrow your waste directly into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, since they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can normally have a skip for as many as 14 days from your date of delivery. You can provide a chosen collection day at the time you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can let us know once you have finished, and then we will plan the collection. In most cases, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer during hectic periods.

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

The term builders skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The term comes from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes that are ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are suitable for an array of household and business projects. These are the biggest skips which can be used for weighty builders waste including dirt, stone and gravel.

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

No, you don’t need to be home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we are able to gain access to the place you need it positioned, we will manage it all.

For those who are not likely to be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery directions when you book the order. For instance, you may prefer the skip to be located at a particular area of the drive. Alternatively, you may want to make sure the skip doesn’t prevent access to your garage.

No matter what the case might be, tell us when ordering, and we will ensure the directions will be passed to the delivery driver.

Am I allowed to throw away electrical products in my skip?

No, you cannot throw old electrical waste items in your skip. This can include things such as printers, cookers, dishwashers, freezers and tv sets. Electric products can’t be thrown in your skip as they can contain hazardous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Watford?

This is determined by the size you want and if you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced choice. The most costly and largest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in business settings. To receive an immediate quotation for skip hire in Watford, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Am I allowed to fill my skip higher than the level load line?

You must not fill your skip past the level load line. If you fill it up above the tip of this level, it means your skip is not secure to transport, and you can be asked to remove the extra waste prior to it being collected.

Do you deliver to other areas in Hertfordshire?

We provide a nationwide skip hire and recycling service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Watford, Berkhamsted, Buntingford, Rickmansworth or any other site in Hertfordshire, we can help.

What skip sizes do you deliver?

We can provide a wide range of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip perfect for modest DIY projects and domestic clearances. A popular option for more substantial projects, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.

For Watford businesses which produce a large quantity of bulky waste materials, we can offer RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need help figuring out which skip size you need, check out our handy skip size comparison.

How fast can you deliver a skip in Watford?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you complete your order prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will typically have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot promise what time we will deliver your skip, we try to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver can access your required delivery location, as failed deliveries will lead to a charge for a wasted trip.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

If you are looking for a cheap skip to dispose of some household waste, the mini skip may be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to deal with numerous jobs.

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

Although most frequently chosen by household customers, the mini skip can also tackle small commercial jobs.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

If you manage a company in Watford and need to get rid of substantial volumes of light waste, a roll-on roll-off bin could be a fantastic choice. Available in 20 to 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips available.

As the label suggests, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, as opposed to conventional skips, which are picked up using chains.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Watford?

Ordering a skip should not be difficult. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to look at all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Watford. Select which size you want to hire, and confirm if it is going to be located on private property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

As soon as your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all of your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Other areas covered include Berkhamsted, Buntingford, Rickmansworth, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Chorleywood, Radlett and Sawbridgeworth.

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