Skip Hire Alston

If you are looking for reasonably priced skip hire in Alston, you are in the best place. We work with a network of local and national skip hire firms to offer a dependable and efficient service to both household and business clients.

We provide an extensive selection of sizes suitable for any waste removal requirements. From the mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, not forgetting our range of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.

We are able to supply skips across Alston as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip placed on private property (like a driveway), we can typically arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be located on the street require a little bit longer, because we will have to obtain a skip permit from the local authority.

Using our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Alston.

For extra info about hiring a skip and the service we offer, we have answered many of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Alston Skip Hire FAQs

If I want a skip on a road in Alston, will I need a permit?

If at all possible, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. For anybody who is carrying out a residential project, then your drive will be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. Having said that, when neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public property, you have got to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be located on the street, grass verge as well as other public property in Alston. If this is required, we will request the permit to be issued on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

How large is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip delivered by skip firms and is perfect for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip firms offer you a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

Will a Alston skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work together with a variety of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to supply customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.

What size skips can you offer?

We provide a full variety of skip capacities to household and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the various skip sizes you can choose from, with a rough idea of the amount of waste each skip can hold:

  • 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 selection of skips, like measurements and the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What is the process of hiring a skip in Alston?

Ordering a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery address to look at all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Alston. Select which size you want to order, and confirm if it will be located on private property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

Once your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Can I throw all types of rubbish in my skip?

You are allowed to throw a wide array of waste into your skip. This can include wood, bathroom tiles, metal or concrete from a house clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, dirt and stone from garden jobs are permitted as well. Cupboards from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also be thrown in a skip.

However, there are some items that you are not allowed to put in a skip due to the potential environmental or health risks they may trigger.

You are unable to get rid of your fridge, printer or your old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also not allowed in the skip. All of these things incorporate hazardous elements in one form or another. They must be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.

If you require hazardous waste removal, we might be able to organise an independent service for this waste. Please email for further details. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

Our regular hire term will be a fortnight from the date of delivery. Having said that, when you order your skip, you can select a pick up date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if your skip is fully loaded earlier than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it collected at the earliest opportunity.

We will usually complete collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to remember that this may not always be possible during busy times. Once collected, the waste will be transported to a local waste transfer station, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most frequently used for construction and demolition jobs. There are usually two different sizes that can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which you can use to dispose of substantial volumes of construction and demolition waste, such as earth, concrete and stone.

Even though they are labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for a number of other residential and commercial waste disposal tasks.

Am I allowed to fill the skip above the side?

It is vital to not overload the skip. You should not pass the level load mark shown along the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it will become very hazardous to move. This means that when you overload the skip, you may be required to remove the surplus rubbish. Regardless of how secure you believe the skip to be, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. That is hazardous and is prohibited.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in my skip?

Electrical items including television sets, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and vacuum cleaners are all classed as a hazardous waste and therefore can not be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric products have to be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure that they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly way.

Is it possible to get a skip with a drop door?

The vast majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, making them easy to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you want a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we can do our very best to accommodate.

A skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the container, particularly with heavy materials, such as soil and rubble, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky items, such as household furniture.

Will you deliver skips across Cumbria?

We offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you need skip hire in Alston, Cockermouth, Barrow-in-Furness, Appleby-in-Westmorland or any other area in Cumbria, we can help.

Where does my waste go once the skip is collected?

Once you have finished filling your skip, we will come and get it. It will be taken to a waste transfer centre in or local to Alston where we sort the rubbish into its composite types (wood, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Alston?

This will depend on the skip size you want and whether you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the least expensive option. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in business settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Alston, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

How fast can you deliver a skip in Alston?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We will normally give a following day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, because to be on public property (such as a street), you will have to gain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to many factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it arriving in a AM or PM slot.

Do I need to be there whenever the skip is delivered?

It is always a good idea to be available when anyone delivers anything to your property. You can then make sure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be positioned precisely where you need it.

The same goes if you have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not there.

Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a large skip used to dispose of large amounts of waste. These bins are predominantly for business use but can be hired by residential clients also. However, you will want a good amount of room as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger when compared to the average skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, these containers should only be used for light materials like plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not appropriate for getting rid of concrete and bricks.

Other areas covered include Cockermouth, Barrow-in-Furness, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Whitehaven, Aspatria, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands and Milnthorpe.

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