RORO Container Hire for Commercial Sites in and around London

What is a Roll On Roll Off (RORO)?

RTS Waste offers a comprehensive RORO service for larger quantities of bulky wastes from Commercial, Industrial sites and Construction sites.

We provide a full range of sizes and types from 20 cubic yard to 40 cubic yard in capacity, including open, enclosed and compactor containers.  The most popular are open top containers with rear door access for easy loading.


Roll On Roll Off 20 yd

Length (m) 6.1m
Length (ft) 20'
Width (m)2.40m
Width (ft)7'10"
Height (m)1.73m
Height (ft)5'8"

Roll On Roll Off 40 yd

Length (m) 6.1m
Length (ft) 20'
Width (m)2.40m
Width (ft)7'10"
Height (m)2.44m
Height (ft)8'

 Instead of using 2 or 3 builder’s skips, why not have 1 large container?

Why Choose RTS Waste for your RORO?

RTS operate a cost effective and efficient timely service for Commercial, Industrial and Construction Sites.

  • A real-time tracking of all vehicles allows reliable scheduled collections.
  • Recycle Reports
  • Data for Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) can be provided in collaboration with Construction Operators.
  • Services can be booked for 24 hours 7 days a week, out of hour’s charges may apply. More infomration on Out of Hours
  • The RTS Transport department is available for booking from 07:00am to 17:00pm. Call 0207 232 1711 OR email if an existing customer email
  • All Waste Materials collected is treated at our Waste Transfer Stations in London, Kent and Somerset. Reuse, Recycle and Recovery of waste is optimised through processing at our Material Recovery Facility. See our Recycling Section for further information.

How to Order A RORO?

Simply call us on 020 7232 1711 or email us at  and we will arrange the collection from there. When booking a collection, please mention the address of the RORO’s location and contact details at site. Please ensure that adequate access to the RORO is available for the lorry to load the container.

Sunday, Bank Holidays and Out Of Service collection service maybe limited. Please arrange by calling Transport on 020 7232 1711 option 1.

What can be put in a RORO?

Large containers for the removal of bulk waste. Ideal for office clear outs, shop fit waste, timber and other bulky, lightweight material.

20 Yard RORO Waste Containers

Low-sided and ideal for heavier inert type wastes such as mixed construction, soil, rubble and hardcore.

35 and 40 Yard RORO Waste Containers

Suitable for light builders waste and bulky wastes from strip outs and clearances. These bins are also used by large industrial producers to segregate their waste and possibly generate an income.

Same as a skip, RORO hire legislation states that some hazardous waste cannot be disposed in a general waste skip.

Please check that the contents of your RORO will not contain:

Electrical appliances, Fluorescent light tubes, Batteries
Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units, TV’s and Monitors
Paints (including residues inside paint cans), Solvents, Aerosols and gas canisters
Liquids, Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids
Plasterboard, Asbestos, Tyres
Clinical or Medical Waste, Toxic materials
Large tree trunks

Unless you have notified us prior to ordering, an extra disposal fee may be charged if unsuitable waste is found in a RORO. This is because our skips are normally hired for general waste, and hazardous waste requires alternative disposal methods.

RTS Waste offers a hazardous waste disposal service, to enquire please call our Hazardous Waste specialists on 020 7232 1711 or email

Where will a RORO be located?


You will also need to think about where you will put the RORO. A typical RORO lorry is roughly 9ft wide, 14ft in height and 32ft long and has a gross weight of around 32 tonnes. You will need to bear this in mind if you require the RORO placed in a confined or weak space (such as very narrow streets or weak bridges, behind houses etc.). You cannot locate a RORO directly below low trees.

Otherwise, you may need to consider placing the skip in another location, such as on the public highway. If accessibility is a problem, then contact a member of the Transport Team on 020 7232 1711 option 1, as we can still offer alternative waste disposal services apart from RORO and Skip hire.

Wait and Load Option

Where the Local Authority will not allow a RORO bin to be sited on a public Highway RTS Waste offer a Wait and Load service  that will enable a RORO bin to be loaded for a short duration of time, usually no longer than 2 hours.

  • First 30 minutes of waiting included in the initial price of collection
  • Additional costs are based on a pro rata basis
  • No permits required

Who is Responsible for the RORO Container?

You are legally responsible for the contents of the RORO you hire. You need to ensure that the waste disposed in the skip is suitable for general disposal and that the RORO is not overloaded.

An overloaded RORO is a hazard. The lorry may struggle to lift the RORO, and your overfilled waste can be dangerous to other people as the skip is being lifted or transported. The contents of a RORO should not exceed the height of the container’s sides.

If your RORO is overloaded, the lorry driver reserves the right to either remove the excess waste from the RORO, or refuse to remove the RORO altogether. The latter may incur a wasted journey charge.

Please note that you must never set fire to the waste in your RORO.

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