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Do I need to hire a commercial skip or RoRo?

Whether you are renovating your offices, having a clear out of the cupboard that has turned into the designated dump or you have another big project happening at your business, you will need to consider some sort of waste management.

But what is going to be the best waste management solution for you? Will a commercial skip have enough space, or will you need something bigger, like a Roll on Roll off (RoRo) container?

In this article we will answer that question for you.

What is a RoRo?

Before we dive into the article, we just wanted to explain what a RoRo is and how it differs from a skip.

A RoRo container is a type of skip that is used to store and remove large quantities of waste from a site, meaning that your site will be waste and debris free. If you have a lot of waste from your project, these are often a more cost effective option than commercial skips.

These containers can be rolled on and off the lorries, hence their names Roll on Roll offs. They are long and rectangular; looking more like a box than a skip meaning that they can hold waste of any shape and size.

What can go in a RoRo?

Avon Material Supplies are fully licensed waste carriers, so you can put most things into our RoRos and we will be able to take it away to Canford Recycling Centre to dispose of and recycle where possible.

We are able to accept the following waste types:

  • Site waste
  • Commercial & industrial waste
  • Construction & demolition waste
  • Wood waste
  • Plasterboard waste
  • Garden / green waste
  • Inert spoil
  • Clean concrete

How big are RoRo containers?

RoRo containers are pretty large, and we know that you are likely to want to save space where possible at your project site. At AMS we have a range of sizes so you can hire the container perfect for your project.

RoRo sizes we offer:

  • 15 Yard
  • 20 Yard
  • 35 Yard
  • 40 Yard

To give you an idea, the largest skip you’re likely to see around is 12 yard, so these are considerably bigger.

What are the benefits of having a RoRo container?

As mentioned above, if you have large amounts of waste a RoRo can be cost effective. But that isn’t the only benefit of hiring a RoRo over a commercial skip.

Because of the size of the containers, they can hold large amounts of different shaped and sized waste; you won’t have to worry too much about packing it in a certain way to get as much waste in as possible.

One of the biggest benefits hiring a RoRo can have is that on-site disruption can be minimised as you may only need one RoRo. This means that the number of lorries arriving on site to deliver skips at the beginning of the project is reduced. And because the container can hold so much waste, the number of times a container will need to be taken away and emptied can also be minimised. In fact, depending on the size of your project and RoRo container, you may only need one collection at the end of the project.

A final benefit of having a RoRo is that you can reduce your carbon footprint by ordering one as opposed to ordering several smaller commercial skips. We are always trying to support our customers to do their bit for the environment, so this is one small step you can take!

When might I need a commercial skip?

Commercial skips are smaller than RoRo containers, so are suited to smaller projects such as an office renovation. They are often hired out for a 2 week period and are perfect for sites that don’t have enough space for a RoRo container.

What can go in a commercial skip?

We offer skips for the following waste streams:

  • Mixed waste
  • Plasterboard
  • Garden waste
  • Construction waste
  • Inert waste
  • Wood waste

If you have more of one type of waste, we recommend that you hire a specific skip for that waste type as this is often a cheaper option than hiring a mixed waste skip.

What size skips are available?

We have a variety of commercial skip sizes available for hire.

Our smallest size is a 4 yard skip which can hold the equivalent of 40 filled black bin bags. Our middle sizes are a six yard skip which hold around 60 black bin bags, or an 8 yard skip that will hold around 80 full black bin bags. The largest commercial skip that AMS can provide is a 12 yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of 120 filled black bin bags.

What are the benefits of commercial skip hire?

If you have a large amount of one waste type, you can hire a skip specifically for that waste type, which will save some money. 

Skips are smaller than RoRo containers, so if your project site is short on space, a skip can be the perfect solution. 

Also, we have a range of sizes, meaning that you won’t have to pay for space that you don’t need. 

Order a commercial skip or RoRo

Hopefully now you know whether a commercial skip or RoRo will be best for your commercial project.

Head over to our online shop to hire a skip that suits your project needs. To hire one of our RoRos, give us a call on 01202 579579.

If you are still unsure about whether you need a commercial skip or RoRo, give our expert team a call and we will help you figure out what waste management solution is best for you. Call us on 01202 579579, or email

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