Roll On Offs

What is a Roll On Roll Off (RORO)?

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

We provide  20, 30 and 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.


RORO table Capacity: Cubic Yards   20 yd3 30 yd3 40 yd3
Length: Metric m   6.05m 5.85m 6.05m
Length: Imperial ft   19’10” 19’2” 19’11”
Width: Metric m   2.40m 2.38m 2.40m
Width: Imperial ft   7’10” 7’8” 7’10”
Height: Metric m   1.90m 2.68m 3.00m
Height: Imperial ft   6’3” 8’8” 9’10”

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

Why Choose Wasteology for your RORO?

Wasteology 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 Monday to Friday between 06:30am to 17:00 pm, Out of Hours can be arranged.
  • All Waste Materials collected is treated at our Waste Transfer Stations in 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 01823 672 900 or email us at  and we will arrange a delivery or collection. Please ensure that adequate access to the RORO is available for the lorry to load the container.

What Can Be Put In A RORO?

A 20 cubic yard RORO Waste Ccontainer  is ideal for the removal of bulk waste, these containers are low-sided and ideal for heavier inert type wastes such as mixed construction, soil, rubble and hardcore. A 20 Yard RORO are popular with  office clear outs, shop fit outs, timber and other bulky, lightweight material from Demolition and Construction sites. 

A 30 or 40 cubic yard RORO Waste container  is suitable for light builders waste and bulky wastes. These containers have higher sides than the 20 cubic yard, please refer to the dimension in the diagram above.These Containers/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.

Waste that can not be placed in a RORO:

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/ROROs are normally hired for general waste, and hazardous waste requires alternative disposal methods.

Wasteology offers a hazardous waste disposal service, to enquire please call us on 01823 672 900 or email

Where can a RORO be located?


You will also need to think about where you will put the RORO. A typical RORO lorry is 9ft wide, 14 ft in height and 32ft long and has a gross weight of around 32 tonnes -time tracking. 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 o 1823 672 900, as we can still offer alternative waste disposal services apart from RORO and Skip Hire.


A permit is required if the RORO is to be placed on a public highway. Wasteology is able to provide permits when you place your order, for a small additional fee. Permits are normally available in 10 working days, in some cases sooner.

Wait and Load Option

Where the Local Authority will not allow a RORO bin to be sited on a public Highway Wasteology 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 al-time tracking 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.