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Romford: 01708 918 521

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Southend: 01702 662 964


Frequently asked questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions that we have received from clients:

How long are your Essex rentals?

The standard skip hire period is usually between 7 to 10 days. However, we can shorten or lengthen this period based on your requirements.

Will I need a permit to use a mini skip?

A permit is not required if the mini skip is placed on your property. However, if you are placing it on a public road, you may need a permit from your local council, a process which usually takes a couple of days. One of the benefits of hiring a mini skip is that its small profile makes it easier to fit into tight spaces.

What size mini skip should I get?

Take a look at our page on mini skip sizes to gain an understanding of how much rubbish each skip can hold. In most cases, it’s worth choosing a skip slightly larger than what you think you require, as most homeowners discover they have more rubbish than they expected. If you need any advice, give us a call and one of our friendly consultants will offer some tips for choosing the right skip.

Should I get a drop-door skip?

A drop-door skip is a skip with one end that can drop down. This makes it easier to place heavy items into the skip and lets you load items using a wheelbarrow. It’s a popular skip amongst homeowners in Essex who are dealing with renovation, construction, or gardening waste.

Where should my mini skip go?

Your mini skip should be placed in a location that is flat and accessible by a lorry. Ideally, this location should be on your property, so you avoid the hassle of getting a permit from the local council. It’s important to note that skips can be heavy, so they should not be placed on surfaces that are easily damaged, like soft driveways.

When can you deliver mini skips in Essex?

We offer same day deliveries 6 days a week, from Monday to Saturday. So if you suddenly realise that you are dealing with a mountain of waste, give us a call!

How soon can I get a mini skip in Essex?

In most cases, we will be able to get a mini skip to your home on the same day that you call us. However, if you are going to temporarily place the skip on public property, you will need a council permit. In Essex, this usually takes between 2-4 days, so you will need to complete this process before we can deliver your mini skip.

What items are allowed in a mini skip?

You should only place inert, non-hazardous waste into your mini skip. This includes items like paper, soil, tiles, bricks, furniture, concrete, ceramics, wood, plastics, metal, doors, general household rubbish and so on.

What items are not allowed in a mini skip?

Our mini skips cannot take hazardous items like asbestos, gas canisters, refrigerators and freezers, chemicals, paint, car batteries, and tyres. To learn more, give us a call.

Which areas around Essex do you serve?

We are happy to provide our Essex mini skip hire service in all areas in-and-around Essex, including Ashingdon, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Burnham, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Corringham, Eastwood, East Hanningfield, Grays, Great Wakering, Hadleigh, Hawkwell, Hatfield Peveral, Hockley, Hordon-on-Hill, Hullbridge, Hutton, Laindon, Leigh-on-Sea, Orsett, Pitsea, Purfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Shenfield, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, South Woodham Ferrers, Stanford, South Ockendon, Thundersley, Thorpe Bay, Westcliff-on-Sea, West Hanningfield, West Horndon, and Wickford.

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If you would like to learn more about our Essex skip hire service, contact us today on 01268 855668. Our friendly customer service team would be more than happy to answer any questions and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

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Cheap Mini Skip Hire

We are proud to offer the cheapest mini skip hire service in Essex. Our cheap skips are perfect for clients with a small-to-medium amount of waste.

House Clearance Skips

Our Essex mini skip hire service makes it simple to empty a house of furniture, bric-a-brac, rubbish and other unwanted items.

Rubbish Removal Skips

Do you have some rubbish laying around your home or business? Hire a mini skip to get rid of it quickly.

Domestic Waste Skips

DP Skip Hire delivers mini skips to residential clients throughout Essex to help them get rid of domestic waste as quickly as possible.

Commercial Builders Waste Skips

In addition to providing residential clients with mini skips, we offer larger skips for commercial clients and builders.

Wait and Load Skip Hire

We offer a wait and load skip hire service where our driver will wait as the skip is being loaded with waste from your Essex property.

2 Yard Mini Skips

The smallest skip in our range, the 2 yard mini skip is ideal for small gardening jobs and household cleanups. Can be used for both trade and residential use. Fill to a level load. Call us on 01268 855668 or click here to make a booking.

Height: 0.90m
Length: 1.60m
Width: 1.20m
Holds approximately: 15 – 25 bin bags

3 Yard Mini Skips

A 3 Yard Mini skip is useful for slightly larger gardening jobs and household cleanups. It is also used for small flat clearances. To book a 3 yard mini skip, call us on 01268 855668 or click here to make a booking.

Height: 1.00m
Length: 2.00m
Width: 1.35m
Holds approximately: 20 – 30 bin bags

4 Yard Mini Skips

This medium sized mini skip can handle larger garden projects, house and flat clearances, and household cleanups. It is large enough to be used for most bathroom or kitchen renovations. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.00m
Length: 2.30m
Width: 1.50m
Holds approximately: 25 – 40 bin bags

6 Yard Mini Skips - Our Best Seller

This is a large mini skip which is quite popular with residential clients in Essex who have a big job on their hands. Can be used for bulky waste, bathroom and kitchen refits, large gardening jobs, and household clearances. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.02m
Length: 3.40m
Width: 1.72m
Hold approximately: 40 – 60 bin bags

We offer a same day delivery and collection service
and aim to recycle 100% of your waste.

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For Fast, Cost Effective Skip Hire
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Basildon: 01268 855 668
Grays: 01375 886 179
Southend: 01702 662 964

DP Skip Hire Essex
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Hire Call Us Today On:

Romford: 01708 918 521
Basildon: 01268 855 668
Grays: 01375 886 179
Southend: 01702 662 964