Business Waste

Roll On Roll Off Skips

A roll on roll off skip – sometimes referred to as a RoRo – is one of the largest containers available for businesses to store and dispose of many waste types. They’re huge skips that you usually see on construction sites, on the back of lorries, or at your local tip. Each one can hold large volumes and weights of waste.

At Business Waste, we can help you arrange roll on roll off skip hire. For organisations that produce high volumes of rubbish, such as general waste, metal waste, and compacted materials, it may be more efficient and cost-effective compared to using many different skips for storage and disposal.

There are a range of RoRo skip sizes, so you need to first check there’s space available on your site where the container can sit. Then arrange delivery and collection of a roll on roll off skip to your business premises anywhere in the UK today.

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What is a 
roll on roll off skip?

A roll on roll off skip (RoRo) is a large waste container for storing high volumes of waste, heavy and bulky items. As the name suggests, they’re carried on the back of a flatbed lorry and then rolled on or off for delivery and collection.

RoRos are much bigger than standard skips and due to their size, they must be stored off road. Most roll on roll of skips are used for large volumes of commercial waste and construction projects. Unlike compactors or balers, RoRos are only used to store waste (including compacted waste produced by balers and compactors) but they can’t crush waste themselves.

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Roll on roll off 
skip sizes

Find a roll on roll off skip in a size and with the waste capacity and weight limits that suits your commercial waste needs. Roll on roll off skip hire is available with container sizes ranging from 15 to 40-yard RoRos sizes. Each one it suitable for industrial, commercial, retail, and other types of waste management.

You must ensure your premises has room to fit the roll on roll off skip size that you want to use and that there’s access space for delivery and collection. Some of the most popular RoRos, their sizes, capacities, and dimensions are:

  • 15-yard roll on roll off skip – Nearly 12 cubic metres in size with a capacity of around 12 tonnes of waste. 15-yard RoRo dimensions are 20ft (6.1m) L x 8ft (2.4m) W x 4ft (1.22m) H.
  • 20-yard roll on roll off skip – These can hold around 15 tonnes of waste or 220 bags of waste. 20-yard RoRo dimensions are 20ft (6.1m) L x 8ft (2.4m) W x 5ft (1.5m) H.
  • 25-yard roll on roll off skip – Able to store around 275 bags of waste. 25-yard RoRo dimensions are 20ft (6.1m) L x 8ft W x 5ft (1.5m) H.
  • 30-yard roll on roll off skip – Significantly larger in height and capacity, these can store up to 330 bags of waste. 30-yard RoRo dimensions are 20ft (6.1m) L x 8ft W x 6.5 ft (1.98m) H.
  • 40-yard roll on roll off skip – The largest roll on roll off skips to hire in the UK can hold around 440 bags of waste. 40-yard RoRo dimensions are 20ft (6.1m) L x 8ft W x 8.5ft (2.6m) H.
All RoRos are 20ft long and 8ft wide but different heights

Why do I need a 
roll on roll off skip?

Roll on roll off skips are ideal for any commercial, retail, public service or industrial organisation that generates a very significant amount of waste. They can be delivered and collected from your business according to your needs, but there must be space available on site for the container to sit.

The main benefit of using a roll on roll off skip is their huge size. When dealing with lots of waste or heavy materials, it can be the best solution. You can easily store large amounts of waste either for a one-off project or on a regular basis without the need for lots of skips.

This saves both space on your site and reduces the number of deliveries and collections you should need. In turn that cuts the cost of waste collections for your organisation, while also reducing the number of journeys and fuel usage by licensed waste carriers – which positively impacts the environment.

If you don’t think your business produces enough waste to fill a RoRo, then there are a range of smaller skips you can use instead.

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What can you put in 
roll on roll off skips?

Almost any type of waste can go in a roll on roll off skip. Due to their size they’re often used to store bulky items and heavy construction waste – such as bricks, timber, and concrete. However, you can also put in bagged waste and compacted waste that’s been through a baler or compactor.

Some of the main waste types that businesses put in a RoRo include:

You cannot put hazardous waste or liquids in a RoRo.

Arrange roll on 
roll off skip hire

Hire a roll on roll off skip with Business Waste. Wherever your business is located within the UK, our nationwide network means we can find a RoRo and get it delivered to and collected from your premises on a schedule that suits your operations.

Simply decide on the size of roll on roll off skip you need, how many you require, and how often you want them collecting for disposal. Make sure your site has room for your chosen RoRo size and that it’s in a place that’s easily accessible by the vehicles delivering them.

Get a free quote today to see how much roll on roll off skip hire could cost. This will be tailored to your needs, based on the size of RoRo, your location, and collection schedule. Complete the below form, contact us online or call 0800 211 8390. If you have any questions, one of our friendly team will be on hand to answer them.

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