If you are on the lookout for a reliable skip hire company, we can help. We work in partnership with local and national skip hire companies throughout the UK, ensuring our customers receive the best service and the lowest prices.
But with many different skip hire companies to choose from, it can be challenging to decide which skip hire company is the right choice for you.
To help you make that decision, we have answered some of the most frequently asked skip hire questions below.
What factors should I consider when choosing a skip hire company?
There are various factors you should take into consideration before hiring a skip. You will need to know how long you will need the skip for, what skip size you require and where the skip will be located.
What skip sizes are available?
One of the most important considerations when choosing a skip hire company is the size of skips that they offer. Most skip companies will provide a range of different skip sizes, but some will have a more limited offering.
For example, some companies will only offer mini and midi skips. If you’re having an extension built and need a large builders skip to get rid of rubble and soil, these companies are therefore not going to meet your requirements.
At Wastefair, our nationwide network of skip hire and waste management companies ensures we can offer our customers a full range of skip sizes, no matter where you are located.
What locations do they cover?
Another important consideration when deciding on a skip hire company is the locations that they cover. You need to make sure the company you choose can actually deliver the skip to where you want it.
Just because a skip hire company is located in your city or county does not necessarily mean they will deliver to your home or place of work. Each company, especially small family-run businesses, will have different skip hire policies and delivery areas.
If you have a skip that needs to be delivered to an area that is difficult for the skip company’s drivers to get to, then they may refuse your order. Some skip hire companies will not deliver skips to certain areas due to access restrictions, so it would be wise to check before placing your order.
At Wastefair, we work in partnership with skip hire companies throughout the UK, ensuring our customers get the skip they want – when and where they need it.
How much does the skip cost?
Prices for skip hire vary depending on the skip size you require and where it is to be delivered. Some skip companies offer mini skips at an extremely low price, but these skips may only hold a small volume of waste.
A skip with a larger capacity will naturally cost more. However, in most cases, the price increase between skip sizes is not huge. So it may be more cost-effective to hire a slightly larger skip than risk having to order another one if the skip is too small for the amount of waste you need to dispose of.
Speaking to skip hire companies will help you find the best skip deal for your particular needs, as they will be able to advise you on skip prices and which skip size would best suit your project.
Each skip hire company has its own pricing structure, so it’s important that you check with each company to determine which skip is most suitable for your needs.
At Wastefair, our nationwide skip hire partners offer highly competitive skip prices throughout the UK. We work in partnership with skip hire companies renowned for their reliable service and great value prices, making us the ideal choice when you need to find a skip hire company quickly.
Our goal is to provide our customers with a reliable, low-cost skip hire service, no matter where they are located throughout the UK.
To achieve this goal, we compare prices from skip hire companies on both a local and national level. This enables us to offer our customers the best prices on our full range of skip sizes.
Getting the best price is one thing, but receiving a reliable service from your skip hire company is just as important. For this reason, as well as comparing skip prices, we also closely monitor our partner companies through regular customer feedback and reviews.
How long can I keep the skip for?
When you hire a skip, the skip company will offer you a collection and delivery time. This can be anywhere from one day to several weeks, depending on your needs and skip size.
If you need the skip for longer than this time, then it’s advisable to check with the skip company to find out if they can accommodate this and, if so, how much extra it will cost.
It is important to keep in mind that where the skip is to be located will be a factor in how long you can keep the skip for. If it is on private property, how long you keep the skip is simply down to how long you want it and how long the skip hire company will allow you to keep it.
However, if the skip is sat on a road or other public property, how long you can keep it will depend on the local council. This is because you will need a skip permit from the council, which will only be valid for a certain number of days. Although skip permits can often be extended, the rules around this do vary from council to council. So you will need to check with your chosen skip hire company.
At Wastefair, our standard skip hire period is 14 days from the date of delivery. When placing your order, you have the option of selecting a preferred collection date.
However, if you are not sure how long you will need the skip, you also have the option of contacting us to arrange collection once you have finished loading your skip. In most cases, this will be the following working day, although it can sometimes take a little bit longer during busy periods.
Does the skip hire company have a valid license?
It is extremely important to check that your skip hire company has a valid waste carriers license issued from the Environment Agency. Every skip hire company needs to hold a skip license for them to be able to operate legally.
If they are not properly licensed to provide skip services, you are putting yourself at risk. This is because you are responsible for the safe disposal of any waste that you produce. If you hire a company that does not have a waste carriers license and they don’t dispose of it properly, you could be held responsible. This could land you with a hefty fine.
At Wastefair, all of our skip hire companies are fully licensed by the Environment Agency. Before becoming one of our preferred partners, all companies are fully vetted to ensure they have and maintain up to date licenses and insurance. We also regularly monitor our partner’s reviews and feedback to ensure they provide our customers with the best service possible.
Use Wastefair as your go-to skip hire company
As an online skip company, we can offer the lowest skip hire prices in the UK. We work with skip hire partners throughout the UK, meaning that wherever you need to find a skip, we can help. Simply place your order online or contact a member of our friendly team for advice.
To find out more about Wastefair and the super low skip hire prices we can offer, along with the skip hire options available in your area, simply enter your postcode in the search box above to get a quote.
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