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A Guide to Roll-on Roll-off Skips

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    Posted on 2nd August 2018 by Hintons

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    Roll-on roll-off skips are the largest size of skip available for hire. Also known as RORO skips, they’re mainly used to remove high volumes of waste from large projects – such as commercial construction or demolition works. They also suit industrial sites which require regular disposal of manufacturing waste. Typically, RORO skips are available in sizes of 20 and 40 cubic yards.


    What are roll-on roll-off skips used for?

    Unlike smaller, standard skips that you’re liable to see on a domestic driveway, roll-on roll-off skips are usually reserved for commercial or industrial projects. Transported on the back of large, flatbed trucks, RORO skips are used to dispose of high volumes of construction, manufacturing or demolition waste.

    20 yard skips can be used to remove rubble, bricks, concrete and most general construction waste generated from busy worksites. Whether it’s a demolition of a residential development, a commercial building, or the construction of new homes or businesses, a RORO skip will provide a single destination for all manner of waste.

    40 yard skips can also serve large construction/demolition projects, but their high capacity means they are also perfect for large volume commercial waste management. This can be direct from manufacturers, or for routine waste clearance from commercial sites or recycling centres which generate high volumes of waste on a regular basis.

    The benefits of roll-on roll-off skips

    The main benefit of a RORO skip is the ability to dispose of large volumes of waste quickly. This has a number of additional benefits including:

    • Saving space on site
    • Minimise hazards from loose debris or waste left on site
    • Fewer project delays – waste can be transported away quickly
    • Better for the environment – RORO hire means fewer deliveries and collections of skips – reducing your carbon footprint – and reputable hire companies will aim to recycle as much of your construction waste as possible, rather than resorting to landfill

    What should I consider before hiring a roll-on roll-off skip?

    A roll-on roll-off skip might tick all your waste management boxes, but there are some things you need to think about before picking up the phone and getting one delivered to your site. The main consideration is space. Does your worksite have enough room to:

    • Take delivery of the skip
    • House the skip for the full hire period
    • Transport waste to the skip during the project

    If not, are you able to clear the required space in time? To reap the full benefits of a RORO skip, your worksite needs to be properly planned so that the introduction of a 20 or 40 cubic yard skip doesn’t disrupt personnel or general working practices.

    You should also consider the size of skip you need. Is 20 yards enough? Or would 40 be the safer bet? If you’re unsure, it’s best to ask your skip supplier. Fill them in on the details of your project and they can help you estimate how much waste you’ll need to dispose of. From there, you’ll be able to make a fully informed decision to suit your requirements first time around.

    To learn more about the range of skip hire option provided by Hintons Waste, dont hesitate to contact us today. We offer same day and next day delivery, with 20 and 40 cubic yard RORO skips available for a wide range of applications. Operating throughout London, Sutton, Croydon and the surrounding areas, we always deliver competitive hire rates and a fast, reliable and friendly service.


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