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A Comprehensive Guide to Roll-On, Roll-Off Skip Hire

18 December 2023
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A Comprehensive Guide to Roll-On, Roll-Off Skip Hire

Skip hire is an essential service for most businesses as it helps to manage waste efficiently.  One skip hire option which is used in commercial settings is roll-on, roll-off (RORO) skips. It looks slightly different to a standard skip, as it’s designed for easy loading and unloading with a truck or skip loader. In this comprehensive guide, we will have a look at roll-on, roll-off skips in further detail. Continue reading if you’re interested in hiring one for your business needs.

Benefits of Roll-Off Roll-On Skips

1) High Capacity

Roll-on, roll-off skips are large enough to dispose of bulky and extensive amounts of waste. They come in various sizes, up to 40 cubic yards which can carry up to 15 tonnes of waste or approximately 440 full bin bags. 

2) Time & Cost-Efficient 

Because roll-on, roll-off skips have a high capacity, this means less trips to the landfill or recycling centre are needed, this saves you time meaning you can focus more on important aspects. It also saves you money by reducing your waste disposal and transport costs as there are fewer collections required.

3) Versatile 

This type of skip is used in many commercial and industrial applications including large renovations, demolition projects and site clearances. Roll-on, roll-off skips can be used to dispose of various heavy materials such as wood, garden waste, concrete, rubble, bricks and metal.

Things To Consider Before Hiring a RORO Skip

1) Skip Permit

Before you hire any skip, it is essential that you apply for a skip permit from the local council if necessary. Your skip hire company may be able to arrange this for you. Generally, if the skip will be placed on public property, you will need a skip permit. If it will be placed on private land, you won’t need to apply for one. To determine if you need a skip permit or not, read our previous article on The Process Of Obtaining A Permit For Skip Hire On Public Property for more information.

2) Space

Roll-on, roll-off skips are large containers with estimated dimensions of 8 ft in height, 19 ft in length and 7 ft in width. Therefore, you need to ensure you have sufficient space to accommodate the skip and skip vehicle. If your business or site has a narrow driveway, you will need to find a better location to place the skip.

3) Waste Disposal Restrictions

Those who are considering roll-on, roll-off skip hire must be aware of what materials can and can’t be placed in it. This ensures that you have a smooth skip experience. Toxic materials and hazardous items including soil, hardcore, chemicals, asbestos, oil, petroleum, diesel, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, TV’s and other electrical applications are forbidden from being placed in roll-on, roll-off skips. For more information on waste disposal restrictions, please visit what can you put in a skip page.

Roll-On, Roll-Off Skip Hire in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire

At DP Skips, we offer skip hire in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire for competitive prices. We have a wide range of options from builder bulk bags to 40 cubic yard roll-on, roll-off skips. The opening door allows for easy loading and tipping, while the skip itself can carry a maximum of 15 tonnes of waste. Whether you are carrying out a site clearance or a building renovation, our roll-on, roll-off skips are the ideal solution for you. To book your roll-on, roll-off skip today, make an online enquiry, call us on 0178 255 1222 or email info@dpskiphire.com. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Have you forgotten something? Skip hire is available to book securely on our website or by calling 01782 551222. During the booking process, you can select your date for skip drop off and collection. Thank you for visiting the D P Skip website.