Affordable Skip Hire in Westminster
There are so many reasons why you might find that you need to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they decide to tidy up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the middle of construction work and wish to discard the mess and stone left behind. You may just be considering hiring a skip to get rid of the rubbish which has accumulated in the loft through the years.
Whatever your reason might be, if you are looking for an affordable skip hire service in Westminster, then look no further.
We provide a cost-effective and reliable service to both domestic and industrial customers across Westminster. Our skip hire service includes many different sizes to tackle all waste management and recycling requirements. When you don’t need too much space, the mini skip may be the ideal solution for you. Equally, if you think that your task could be on the larger side, you might like to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.
Our service is offered all over the Westminster area, and we work together with both household and commercial clients. With a easy online booking process, you can have a skip ordered with just a couple of clicks.
To get started, enter your delivery postcode to view all the different sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in Westminster.
Westminster Skip Hire FAQs
What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in a skip?
Before ordering a skip, it is important to check that the kind of rubbish you want to get rid of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials must be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.
A few examples of waste types it is possible to discard in your skip include household items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use your skip to dispose of building and construction waste, such as wood, dirt, rubble, metals and concrete.
Examples of restricted items include electrical items, tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste and therefore need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.
Am I allowed to fill the skip above the top?
No. You are only allowed to fill up your skip up to the level load line. Piling waste materials up above this line will make it unsafe to transport, and you could be told to take off the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.
How long does it take to get a skip in Westminster?
We will ask you to confirm when you would like your skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve asked for. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you confirm your booking before 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will typically have your skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we strive to provide you with an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery spot, as failed delivery attempts will lead to a charge for the wasted trip.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size offered by skip firms and is perfect for smaller DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some firms will offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Westminster?
This depends on the skip size you need and if you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the cheapest choice. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in industrial settings. To get an immediate quotation for skip hire in Westminster, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
Will you deliver skips across London?
Certainly. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to provide skips to domestic and commercial customers throughout London and elsewhere in the UK.
Will my skip have a drop down door?
When you are hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop door. This is great for getting rid of hefty building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop-down door, however these are typically less common. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.
If you want a drop door for your job, tell us when ordering. We will do our best to make sure a container which has a drop door is provided.
What is the size of a builder’s skip?
The phrase builder’s skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The term comes from the fact that they are the most typical sizes that are hired by builders and tradespeople.
These large skips are ideal for a wide variety of domestic and industrial jobs. They are the biggest skips which can be used for weighty builders waste such as garden soil, stone and bricks.
How can I order a skip in Westminster?
Ordering a skip in Westminster with us is very easy. Pick the skip size you will need and input a handful of details about where and when you would like the skip delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered on the date you have selected.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be sorted into the various waste streams, like wood, metals, paper, etc. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Am I able to get rid of electronic products in my skip?
Electric powered items like television sets, freezers, fridges, laptops or computers, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore should not be put in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric powered goods must be separated from other materials. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco-friendly manner.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
If you manage a company in Westminster and wish to dispose of large volumes of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container could be a great option. Available in 20 – 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips on the market.
As the name indicates, these containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, as opposed to standard skips, that are picked up using chains.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Westminster?
To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work together with a wide range of local and nationwide companies. This allows us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to ensure we are able to supply customers with the most affordable and trusted skip hire service.
What sizes do skips come in?
This site offers a complete selection of skip sizes to domestic and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different sized skips on offer, with a rough idea of how much rubbish each size is capable of holding:
- 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 info about our choice of skips, such as measurements plus the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?
You can normally keep a skip for as long as 2 weeks from your delivery date. You can give a chosen pick up date at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can let us know after you have finished with the skip, and then we will arrange your collection. In most cases, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take a little bit longer over busy periods.
Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Westminster?
Normally, it is possible to get the skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to get this done, you need to get permission from your local authority in Westminster, which is known as a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for the license, and it can sometimes take up to 24-2 days for them to authorise this.
Do I need to be home when the skip is delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be available when anyone delivers something to your house. You can then make sure there is sufficient access for your delivery, plus the skip can be placed just where you need it.
The same thing goes if you have a company. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not there.
Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.
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