Best Skip Hire in West Malling
If you are clearing out your loft, having some building work done or tidying in the garage, ordering skip is a quick and easy option to eradicate all of your excess rubbish. If you are looking for a reliable skip hire company in West Malling, we can help.
We offer skips for projects of all sizes. Whether you want a midi skip for a standard clean up or even a large builder’s skip for soil and stone, we can provide a full range perfect for jobs big or small.
We supply skips to homes and companies across West Malling and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you may be, we can give you a reliable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Ordering a skip through our website is simple. Our online booking platform lets you select from a full array of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Not sure what size of skip you need to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to find out the amount of waste each size can handle.
West Malling Skip Hire FAQs
Can you deliver skips across Kent?
We offer a UK wide skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you would like skip hire in West Malling, Sevenoaks, Broadstairs, Rochester or another site in Kent, we are able to assist.
How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?
The builder’s skip is the most common skip which is hired across the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builder’s skip is ideal for most building and construction work, which is where the name comes from.
The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the biggest size which can be used for heavy waste like garden soil, concrete, bricks and gravel.
How long can I keep the skip for?
You can generally keep your skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the collection will be as convenient as possible, you will have the option of giving a preferred collection time when placing your order.
Otherwise, simply tell us when you have finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the majority of circumstances, it will be the following working day.
It could take a little bit longer to collect your skip during busy times, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.
Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?
Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be sorted into various waste streams, including wood, metals, paper, etc. This means that the maximum amount of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Do all skips have a drop down door?
Nearly all skip sizes can be supplied with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you want a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and then we can do our best to accommodate.
Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste materials into the bin, particularly with weighty materials, such as soil and rubble, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky items, such as pieces of furniture.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
The roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a large skip that is used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These containers are primarily for industrial use but can be used by residential clients too. However, you should have a lot of space as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger in comparison to the typical skip you will likely see on the side of the road.
Due to the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be hired for light materials such as plastics, timber and paper, so they are not suitable for disposing of soil and rubble.
Do I need to be at home when the skip is delivered?
If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is best to be in when it is delivered. Then you can ensure that the lorry has complete access and that the skip is situated exactly where you need it. This also is true when you have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly if gates restrict access.
On the other hand, when this is not feasible, you don’t have to worry. Simply let us know when making your order, and we will take care of the rest.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a date that best suits you. We will normally offer a next day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip on private property, as to go on public property (such as a road), you will need to gain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.
Due to several factors that could impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it turning up within a AM or PM slot.
Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in the skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric objects must be kept separate from general waste to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This includes all electric items such as tumble dryers, TVs, toasters, laptops and even hair straighteners.
What sort of rubbish can I get rid of in a skip?
You can fill up the skip with a variety of different waste types which are commonly produced from house clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This can include timber, dirt, stone, hedge trimmings, furniture, toys, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.
What you throw in your skip will depend on which size you have ordered, because there is a maximum weight limit. For example, when you are using your skip for heavy construction wastes including bricks or garden soil, the maximum size you could hire is the 8 yard builders skip.
Some materials cannot be disposed of in the skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be considered hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.
How can I hire a skip online?
Ordering a skip in West Malling with us is incredibly easy. Select the skip size you want and input a few details about when and where you need the skip to be delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and schedule to get your skip delivered.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in West Malling?
Our aim is to offer the lowest priced skip hire service in West Malling. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have a skip positioned on the street or other council property, you will also need to factor in the additional cost of a skip permit.
How many different skip sizes are there?
This site offers a complete selection of skip capacities to residential and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different sizes to choose from, with a rough guide to how much waste each skip 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 choice of skips, including measurements and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Who will deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in West Malling and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner companies are verified and evaluated to make certain they meet our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.
How much waste can you fit in the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact skip delivered by skip companies and is ideal for smaller DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some skip companies will offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in West Malling?
Ideally, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface. If you are doing a household task, then your driveway will be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither is available, the street or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you will have to get a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be positioned on the road, grass verge or other public property in West Malling. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be granted on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.
Am I allowed to load up the skip higher than level load line?
No. You are only allowed to fill up the skip up to the level load line. Piling waste up above this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you may be asked to remove the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. 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 can also make it overweight.
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