Are you planning a home renovation, a garden makeover, or a construction project in Somerset? If so, you might be wondering how to dispose of the waste efficiently and legally. Fortunately, Skip Hire Somerset is here to help!
We are a leading skip hire company in Somerset and the South West of England, providing reliable and cost-effective waste management solutions to households, businesses, and industries of all sizes. With our wide range of skips, flexible rental periods, and simple booking process, we make skip hire easy and hassle-free.
In this landing page, we will answer some of the most common questions about skip hire in Somerset, including how much it costs, what sizes are available, what you can and cannot put in a skip, and more. We will also explain why Skip Hire Somerset is the best choice for your waste management needs and how to get in touch with us.
First things first, what is skip hire, and how does it work? Skip hire is the process of renting a large container called a skip to collect and transport waste from your property to a disposal facility. Skips are available in different sizes and shapes, from mini skips (2-3 cubic yards) to large roll-on-roll-off skips (20-40 cubic yards) and can hold various types of waste, such as household rubbish, garden waste, construction and demolition debris, and commercial waste.
To hire a skip in Somerset, you need to find a licensed and reputable skip hire company that offers skips in the size and type that you need, based on your waste volume, access, and budget. At Skip Hire Somerset, we have a fleet of modern and well-maintained skips, including mini skips, midi skips, builders skips, and 20-yard and 40-yard roll-on-roll-off skips, which can cater to any waste removal job, big or small.
Once you have chosen your skip, you need to book it with your skip hire company, specifying your delivery and collection dates, your skip location, and any additional requirements you may have, such as a permit or a locked skip. Skip Hire Somerset makes the booking process smooth and straightforward, either online or over the phone, and we offer flexible rental periods that suit your project schedule and budget.
On the day of delivery, our trained drivers will deliver your skip to your address, either on the road or on private land, using our specialized trucks that can maneuver tight spaces and narrow streets. We will also provide you with a skip guide that outlines how to fill your skip safely and legally, what items are allowed and prohibited, and how to avoid overloading or damaging the skip.
Once your skip is full, or your rental period is up, our team will return to collect it and transport it to our authorized waste transfer station, where we will sort and process the waste according to environmental regulations and sustainability principles. We will also provide you with a waste transfer note that documents the volume, type, and destination of your waste and ensures that you have fulfilled your legal duty of care.
One of the most important factors to consider when hiring a skip is the size of the skip, which depends on your waste volume and type, as well as your space requirements and access restrictions. At Skip Hire Somerset, we offer skips in a range of sizes and prices, to cater to all budgets and waste removal needs.
Here are the skip sizes and prices available at Skip Hire Somerset:
Mini Skip: A 2-3 cubic yard skip, ideal for small DIY projects, garden clearances, and small amounts of household waste. Prices start from 60 + VAT.
Midi Skip: A 4-5 cubic yard skip, suitable for medium-sized household and garden waste, as well as light construction debris. Prices start from 90 + VAT.
Builder Skip: An 8-10 cubic yard skip, perfect for larger DIY jobs, home renovations, and bulky waste, such as furniture and appliances. Prices start from 150 + VAT.
Large Skip: A 12-14 cubic yard skip, designed for bigger house clearances, garden and landscaping projects, and commercial waste. Prices start from 225 + VAT.
Roll-on-roll-off Skip: A 20-40 cubic yard skip, ideal for large-scale construction and demolition projects, industrial waste, and bulky waste items. Prices start from 395 + VAT.
The skip prices at Skip Hire Somerset include delivery and collection, skip permit (if required), and up to two weeks rental period. We also offer discounts for long-term hire and multiple skips, as well as bespoke quotes for special requirements, such as hazardous waste, mixed loads, or out-of-hours collections.
While skips are versatile and convenient waste disposal solutions, there are some items that you cannot put in a skip, as they are hazardous, illegal, or harmful to the environment. It is crucial to follow the skip hire regulations and guidelines to avoid fines, legal penalties, and environmental damage.
Here are some of the items that you cannot put in a skip in Somerset:
Asbestos: Any materials containing asbestos, such as roofing tiles, insulation, or pipes, must be removed by a licensed asbestos removal company and disposed of in a designated landfill site.
Fridges and freezers: These items contain hazardous gases and oils that can harm the environment and must be recycled by a specialized WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) facility.
Batteries: Household and car batteries can leak harmful chemicals and must be disposed of at a recycling center or a battery collection point.
Tyres: Tyres can damage the skip and are difficult to recycle, so they must be taken to a tire shredding plant or a licensed tire disposal center.
Fluorescent tubes: These tubes contain mercury and should be recycled at a specialized light-bulb recycling facility.
Paint and chemicals: Any liquid or hazardous waste, such as paint, solvents, oils, and pesticides, must be disposed of at a specialized hazardous waste treatment center.
Clinical and medical waste: Any waste generated by healthcare facilities, such as needles, syringes, and medical equipment, must be treated and disposed of at a designated clinical waste facility.
If you have any doubt about what you can and cannot put in a skip, feel free to contact Skip Hire Somerset, and we will be happy to advise you accordingly.
At Skip Hire Somerset, we aim to provide our customers with a complete and reliable skip hire service that meets their expectations and requirements. Here are some of the reasons why we are the best choice for your waste management needs:
Experience: We have been in the skip hire business for over 25 years, and we know how to deliver excellent service and customer satisfaction.
Quality: All our skips are modern, clean, and well-maintained, ensuring that they are safe, durable, and compliant with legal and environmental standards.
Accessibility: We offer skip hire services to any area of Somerset and the South West of England, and we have a flexible delivery and collection schedule that suits your convenience.
Cost-effectiveness: We offer competitive skip hire prices that include all necessary fees and permits, and we offer discounts and loyalty schemes to our repeat customers.
Environmental responsibility: We are committed to reducing waste, recycling whenever possible, and diverting as much waste as possible from landfill sites, in line with the circular economy principles.
Excellent customer service: We pride ourselves on providing friendly, professional, and helpful customer service throughout the booking, delivery, and collection process, ensuring that you have a stress-free and positive skip hire experience.
If you are looking for a reliable and cost-effective skip hire company in Somerset, look no further than Skip Hire Somerset. We are the experts in skip hire, waste management, and recycling, and we have the skips, the knowledge, and the experience to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
To book your skip and request a quote, call us now on 01373 593028 or fill in our online booking form. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to answer any query you may have about skip hire in Somerset or the South West of England.
Thank you for choosing Skip Hire Somerset - the most trusted skip hire company in Somerset.