How Does Mini Skip Hire Work?
Are you trying to decide what size skip to hire? If in doubt, we recommend that you choose a larger size skip than you think you might need. It is illegal to overload your skip and you will be charged for the removal of any excess waste if a larger skip is required. So if you are in any doubt as to what size skip you need to hire, it's best to go for the bigger size - and save yourself loads of cost and hassle!
The waste industry has traditionally been dominated by large skip companies. As the industry has changed and we all have become more conscious of protecting our environment, the need has arisen for a smaller more convenient skip bin.
The benefits of using a smaller skip are numerous. To help you understand the benefits of mini skips we have given you some examples; *Complexes have strict regulations regarding building and many times a skip on the site is required at all times. There is often not enough space to fit a large skip on the premises. *You need a quick turn around time on removing goods. *We can offer same day service. *Space is often a problem and the smaller mini skips are able to fit in smaller areas and can get closer to the waste. *Industry need smaller mini skips around their yards to help with productivity on site. *Cost effective. *Certain waste generates bad odor if it is left for too long, so why not have smaller mini skips and rotate them more often.
Please note that these skips are for general waste only. There are different regulations for using a mini skip? As with any skip hire, there are certain materials that you cannot put into a mini skip, things like Asbestos, Paint, Tyres, Gas Bottles, Fridges, Freezers, TV's, Fluorescent Tubes, Light Bulbs and Vehicle Batteries are considered hazardous waste and need to be disposed of in specific ways. If you have any questions about what waste you can or cannot put into your mini skip then please contact us for advice on 082 373 8324.
So how does the service work?
We deliver empty skip bins to your home or workplace. Our mini bins come in multiple sizes so you will be able to find the right skip bin for your job. When you’ve finished with the bin, we collect it and dispose of your rubbish.
What service area do you cover?
We are locally owned and operated in Three Rivers East Vereeniging. Our skip bin hire service area includes Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Sasolburg, Henley on Klip and Meyerton. See the maps.
What rubbish can go in the bins?
This is such a frequently asked and also frequently misunderstood question we have honoured it with its own page! In short skip, bins can be used for most rubbish. Skips are excellent for getting rid of most stuff, but for legal or practical reasons there are several items and materials that cannot be put in a skip and must be disposed of separately. Putting such things in a skip could result in the skip company refusing to remove it or charging you significantly more and, in certain circumstances, could even lead to you being criminally prosecuted. See this page for full explanation.
How big are the containers and skip bins?
Our skip bins are measured in cubic meters. The following skip bin sizes are available:
2 cubic meter (2.4 x 1.3 x 1)
3 cubic meter (2.4 x 1.3 x 1.3)
4 cubic meter (2.4 x 1.3 x 1.6)
What is the skip Weight Limits?
Hiring a skip is a practical and cost-effective solution for collecting volumes of waste that are too large, bulky or heavy for disposal by conventional means such as using your domestic refuse bins or taking by car or van to your local recycling centre.
The waste generated by garden clearance jobs, such as soil, wood, and stones, or the bricks, mortar, rubble, and hardcore generated by a small building project can be significantly heavy so when you hire a skip it’s important to make sure that you order the size most suitable for the job and you are aware of how much weight a ship can hold. As a rule of thumb, one cubic yard will contain up to one metric tonne (1,000 kilograms) of waste. Putting this into context, one metric tonne = roughly 340 standard house bricks.
The smallest skip available for hire has a capacity of two cubic yards and will, therefore, hold up to two tonnes (2,000kg) of waste.
It is vital to remember that when filling a skip, the load must be level. To ensure that you meet this requirement you should ideally choose a skip with a slightly larger capacity than you think the collected waste will require.
It is also vital to remember that the 3 cubic meter skip payload is ONLY 2500kg and NOT 3000kg. The 3 cubic meter is ideal for lighter materials range from garden refuse or general waste consisting of branches, grass cuttings, leaves, boxes, cardboard, paper, plastic and just about anything else you wish to dispose of
How high can I fill my skip?
All our Skips have a 'max fill line' clearly indicated on its side. If the skip is filled above this point it cannot be collected for safety reasons and the driver will ask you to remove some material before he can load the skip. Please do not overload the skip.
Remember to give some thought as to how you will fill your skip. Place the larger items carefully so that you avoid creating unfilled spaces that stop you getting the most out of your Skip Hire.
How quickly can I get a skip bin?
We commit to service every order within 24 hours or at the time specified by our customer. We try to get our customers to give us a 2-hour window for delivery, for example, between 9.00am & 11.00am or 12.00 & 2.00pm. You can request that the driver gives you a phone call when your skip is about to be dispatched; this is usually the most convenient solution for customers. Sometimes same day delivery is possible, please ask & we will try to facilitate your request when possible.
What is "wait & load"?
Wait & Load is a service we offer at no extra cost. When the driver delivers the skip, he will then wait for up to an hour while you to fill the skip. He will then take it away. This eliminates the need to plan for labour at a later stage and is also ideal if you don't want a skip to sit at your house/business for an extended time period.
How long can I have the skip bin for?
We provide skip bins for an initial 3 days.
Monday drop - Wednesday pick up
• Tuesday drop - Thursday pick up
• Wednesday drop - Friday pick up
• Thursday drop - Saturday pick up
• Friday drop - Monday pick up
• 5-day drop & pickup
• 7-day drop & pickup
If you require longer, we can arrange this at an additional charge.
What other services can you provide?
As well as skip bin hire, we supply cleaning, clean-up staff. If you hosting an event Skipgo Vaal can supply you the complete package, Skip, and clean up staff hire! We also supply and deliver landscaping materials like Sand, and Stone.
What payment options do you accept?
We can accept cash, credit card (On-Site) or direct deposit. (Soon to accept
SnapScan payment as well)
Payment should be made at the time of bin delivery.