Skip hire can be a daunting process if you haven’t done it before, which is why Surrey Recycling Services provide a professional and reliable skip hire service in Dorking and the surrounding Surrey area, offering a range of skip sizes at highly competitive prices.
How the skip hire process works
Our skip hire process is simple – just tell us where you are, what size skip you want, the purpose you want the skip for, and when you need it by. With this information we can then quickly quote you the cheapest price for a skip we currently have available in your area and that will be suitable to your needs.
When you’ve selected your skip size, finalising your order is as easy as going through our online checkout process. Where possible, we aim to have your skip delivered the same day as you order it, within a reasonable timeframe.
What size skip should I hire?
The perfect size skip for you will depend on the amount of waste you want to dispose of, as well as how much space you have to place the skip. The bigger a skip, the cheaper it will work out per cubic metre/yard of waste disposed of. However, you want to ensure you can fill up the skip as otherwise you will be wasting money. Many local councils also have regulations preventing skips larger than 8 years to be placed on public highways, so do your research before deciding on the skip size.
- 4 yard skip: A skip with 4 cubic yards capacity would be perfect for a small kitchen or bathroom refurbishment job. It can hold the equivalent of 25-35 bin bags.
- 6 yard skip: This is the most common skip size that you would typically see on residential streets, and is great for building projects such as removing a large bathroom or medium-sized kitchen. It holds the equivalent of 40-55 bin bags.
- 8 yard skip: The 8 yard skip, known as the ‘builders skip’, is best for heavy waste such as concrete, soil, and rubble. Common uses include office clearances and shop refits. It holds the equivalent of 60-75 bin bags.
- 12 yard skip: This is ideal for large refurbishment work or a house clearance. It holds the equivalent of 90-110 bin bags. However, it cannot be used for heavy waste materials such as bricks and soil because the skip lorry would not be able to carry it.
Do I need a skip license/permit in Dorking?
If you are placing your skip on a public highway, rather than private land, then you need a skip hire license from the council. This includes for traditional skips and hippobags or other such skip bags.
Alongside this, you may need to put safety lights and markings on or around the skip. This includes reflective markings, traffic cones, night-time safety lamps, and the name/telephone number of the skip hire company. Failure to comply with these safety measures could mean a fine of up to £1000.
How much is Skip Hire in Dorking?
Our aim at Surrey Recycling Services is to provide you with the highest standard of service at the lowest possible price. The exact price will depend on the details of your order and size you desire, but can range between £185 and £315 + VAT. You can contact our team to obtain a free, no obligation quote.