Best Skip Hire in Accrington

Whether you are cleaning the attic, getting some building work done or tidying in the garage, getting a skip is a simple and fast option to get rid of your unwanted junk. If you are looking for a cost-effective skip hire company in Accrington, we can help.

We provide you with skips for waste disposal projects of all sizes. Whether you want a midi skip for a general tidy up or a builders skip for concrete and stone, we are able to supply a wide selection suited to tasks big or small.

We supply skips to houses and businesses located in Accrington and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you may be, we are able to offer you a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Ordering a skip on our website is simple. Our online booking platform enables you to choose between a full array of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Unsure what size skip you want to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size calculator to find out how much rubbish each size can handle.

Accrington Skip Hire FAQs

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can mean two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The label stems from the fact that these are the most popular sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are ideal for an array of domestic and business projects. They are the largest skips that you can use for hefty builders waste like top soil, rubble and concrete.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will make sure your skip is delivered on the day required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will do our very best to arrive within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

It is important to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will in most cases incur a charge for the wasted trip.

Do all skips come with a drop door?

In general, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, depending on skip size, availability and location. If you require a drop-down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip that has a drop door is primarily helpful if you are choosing a big builder’s skip, as it allows you to wheelbarrow waste materials straight into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini skips, because they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?

A roll-on roll-off container, often known as a RORO, is a massive container used to dispose of large quantities of waste. These containers are predominantly for industrial use but can be hired by residential customers also. Having said that, you will need lots of space since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger when compared to the typical skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, RORO containers can only be used for light materials like plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not appropriate for disposing of soil and rubble.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are perfect for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furnishings and old toys to paving slabs and rubble. With a volume of approximately 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip could save you needing to make numerous journeys to your local recycling centre.

How can I order a skip?

Ordering a skip in Accrington through us is very straightforward. Decide on the skip size you will need and input a few details about when and where you would like your skip delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and prepare to get your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Our company offers a whole range of skip sizes to domestic and business customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the different sizes available, with a rough guide to the amount of rubbish each size is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For more info about our range of skips, like dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.

Do I need to be at home when the skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t need to be at home when your skip is being delivered, but it will help. Being there when the skip is being delivered means that you can make sure the lorry driver is given full access and that your skip can be positioned precisely where you need it. Likewise, if your skip is hired to a business premises, we will appreciate your assistance at the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, if you can’t be available for delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask that you let us know when you place the order, and we will arrange everything from there.

Can I throw all sorts of waste in a skip?

You are allowed to fill the skip with a wide range of different waste types which are commonly generated from garage clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This may include timber, top soil, stone, garden trimmings, furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or old bathroom suites.

What you throw in the skip would depend on which skip size you have hired, as there is a maximum weight restriction. For example, if you will be using a skip for heavy construction waste such as rubble or dirt, the maximum size you would be able to get is an 8 yard skip.

Some materials can not be disposed of in a skip. This includes refrigerators, computer monitors, car tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.

Am I allowed to load the skip higher than the side?

You must not fill your skip beyond the level load mark. If you fill it up above the tip of this level, it means your skip is not secure to move, and you could be asked to remove the excess waste before it can be collected.

Where will the waste go when the skip is collected?

After you have finished with your skip, we come and get it. It will be taken to a waste transfer facility either in or local to Accrington where we sort the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

What is the cost of skip hire in Accrington?

This depends on the size you will need and whether you require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the least expensive option. The most expensive and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in industrial settings. To receive an instant price for skip hire in Accrington, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Who will deliver my skip?

As we provide a UK-wide waste management service, we use an extensive network of approved businesses. These can range from small local skip hire firms to nationwide waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental principles.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can usually keep a skip for as many as two weeks from your delivery date. You are able to provide a chosen collection day at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can let us know once you have loaded the skip, and then we will plan the collection. Usually, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer over hectic times.

Am I able to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

Electrical products like television sets, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and so should not be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric products should be segregated from other rubbish. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

Can you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?

As well as delivering our range of skips to Accrington, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Lancashire. With the help of a network of local and national skip hire and recycling companies, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to Accrington, Clitheroe or Fulwood, we have got it covered.

Do I need permission to get a skip delivered on the road in Accrington?

In most situations, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you want the skip to be located on land outside of your company or residence, you must get permission from the local council in Accrington, which is called a permit. If required, we will gladly organise this for you, and so it’s one less point to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for the skip license, and you should know before booking that securing the licence can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

Other areas covered include Clitheroe, Fulwood, Barnoldswick, Brierfield, Heysham, Blackburn, Oswaldtwistle and Bamber Bridge.

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