Whitstable Skip Hire
If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Whitstable, you are in the right place. We employ a network of regional and nationwide waste management businesses to provide a dependable and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.
This site offers a complete range of skip sizes suitable for all of your waste removal needs. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip up to the 16 yard container, as well as our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We can deliver skips throughout Whitstable as well as the nearby areas. If you are hiring a skip positioned on your private property (for example a driveway), we can in most circumstances organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be located on the street require a bit more time, as we will need to get a permit from the local authority.
By using our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Whitstable.
To get more information regarding hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have answered several of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you need? Speak to a member of our team who will be glad to help.
Whitstable Skip Hire FAQs
What is classed as a builder’s skip?
As the name indicates, a builders skip means the size of skip most commonly supplied for construction and demolition jobs. There are typically two different skip sizes which can be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers which can be used to get rid of large amounts of building and demolition waste, like soil, rubble and rock.
Even though they are branded a builders skip, these can be used for various other domestic and commercial waste disposal jobs.
Can you deliver skips across Kent?
Along with delivering skips to Whitstable, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Kent. By utilising our network of local and national skip hire and recycling companies, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to Whitstable, Minster or Broadstairs, we have got it covered.
Am I allowed to put all types of waste in a skip?
It is possible to put a variety of waste types into the skip. This can include wood, ceramic tiles, metal or rubble from a household clearance. Tree and bush clippings, soil and rock from garden tasks are permitted too. Cupboards from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be thrown in the skip.
However, there are some items that you are not allowed to put in a skip a result of the potential ecological or health risks they could trigger.
You are unable to throw out your fridge, television or car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items include hazardous components in one type or another. They need to be discarded separately from normal waste.
Should you need hazardous waste removal, we may be able to schedule an independent service for this waste. Please contact us for more information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?
If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is usually best to be at home at the time the skip is delivered. Then you can make sure the skip lorry has complete access and that the skip can be situated precisely where you want it. This also is true when you have a skip delivered to company property, particularly when gates restrict access.
Having said that, when this is not achievable, you don’t need to be concerned. Simply let us know when you are placing your booking, and we will take care of the rest.
What is a mini skip?
If you are searching for a low-cost skip to get rid of some household rubbish, a mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to deal with numerous jobs.
The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be located on the side of the street, subject to receiving a skip permit.
Although most often chosen by domestic customers, the mini skip can even handle small commercial jobs.
How do you order a skip?
Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, type in your delivery address to see the range of skips we can deliver to Whitstable. Pick which size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it will be dropped on your own property. Enter your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.
When your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
What sizes do skips come in?
Skips are offered in a variety of different sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic tasks.
The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good choice for garden clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.
If you have a more substantial waste disposal job to sort out, the builder’s skip may be the most suitable choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label suggests, they are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, like clay and hardcore. But they can just as well be used for domestic waste such as old furniture or kitchen units.
We also offer 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
After you have finished filling up your skip, we come and collect it. It will be taken to a waste transfer facility in or local to Whitstable where we will separate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.
How long can I hire a skip for?
The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, this will give you plenty of time to load the skip. However, if you do need some more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Naturally, should you finish with your skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange your collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as quickly as possible.
How much does skip hire in Whitstable cost?
To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Whitstable, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which sizes we offer in your location and how much each size costs to order. If your skip is going on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also need to be factored in.
Who will deliver my skip?
We use a network of both regional and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Whitstable and the rest of the country. Each of our partner firms are approved and tested to guarantee they meet our expectations for cost, service, recycling and reliability.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
If you have a company in Whitstable and wish to get rid of large amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a perfect option. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips on the market.
As the label suggests, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, unlike normal skips, that are lifted by using chains.
Am I allowed to get rid of electrical products in my skip?
Electrical products like tv sets, freezers, fridges, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore can not be put in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered products need to be segregated from other materials. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.
Can I load my skip higher than the top?
You must not load your skip past the level load line. When you fill it up over the tip of this mark, it means your skip is not secure to move, and you may be asked to take off any excess rubbish prior to it being collected.
Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the road in Whitstable?
Usually, it is possible to have your skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to get this done, you have got to have approval from the local authority in Whitstable, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council will impose a fee for this license, and it will sometimes take 24-2 days for them to authorise this.
When will my skip be delivered?
We can usually deliver skips to Whitstable the next working day when an order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.
Our simple online booking program provides you with a variety of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need a skip to arrive ASAP or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.
Will the skip have a drop door?
Typically, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, dependant upon size, availability and area. If you require a drop door, please tell us when ordering your skip.
Having a skip with a drop door is primarily helpful if hiring a big builder’s skip, as it lets you wheelbarrow your waste directly into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini skips, since they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
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