Skip Hire Altrincham

With skips available in numerous sizes, ordering a skip in Altrincham couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are aiming to clean out the loft, tidy up the back garden, renovate your home or you have a complete house clearance to take on, we are sure to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are searching for a mini skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost choices will ensure you can dispose of your waste quickly, easily and without needing to hurt your wallet! All the rubbish collected is sent to local and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the advantages of getting a skip?

A skip is a fantastic option for all kinds of waste disposal needs. You might be clearing the shed, rearranging the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps looking to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip lets you clear this rubbish quickly and conveniently without needing to go through numerous visits to your local recycling facility.

If you are searching for a low-cost skip hire service in Altrincham, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for jobs of all sizes, and we are experienced in hiring out to both household and trade clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your house or business premises throughout Altrincham, as well as the surrounding areas. This means you can trust our affordable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.

Our aim is to ensure that getting a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We provide a straightforward online booking system which enables clients to select from a comprehensive variety of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you are not sure where to begin when choosing a skip, the guide below aims to answer the questions you may have. Whether it’s knowing which skip best suits your needs, how long you can hire it, or what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Altrincham Skip Hire FAQs

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Altrincham?

This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only require a skip permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if your skip will be on private property, like a drive or inside your business premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Just tell us during the order process, and then we can make the required arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can place your skip on private land, you will save some pounds.

Can I put electronic products in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods need to be kept separate from general rubbish to get recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electric items like tumble dryers, monitors, toasters, computers and even hair straighteners.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container used to dispose of large volumes of waste materials. Primarily, these type of containers are hired for industrial uses. However, household clients can also use them. You have to look at the area they will take up, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for lightweight materials such as paper, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and concrete.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you will be asked to remove any materials over the level load line. This means you are not allowed to make use of sheets of wood, doors or some other object, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal duty of care to ensure that containers aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you hire the appropriate size of skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you are not sure which size is best. We will be glad to help.

How much waste will fit in the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip delivered by skip companies and is designed for smaller DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies will provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is probably the most frequent skip ordered in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is ideal for most building and construction projects, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yd builders skip is the biggest option that you can use for heavy waste matter such as soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

How much does skip hire in Altrincham cost?

Our goal is to give you the cheapest skip hire service in Altrincham. The price you pay will, obviously, depend upon the size of skip that you hire. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have your skip located on the street or any other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the extra expense of the skip permit.

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip company will most likely deliver your skip in Altrincham. We employ a network of both local and nationwide providers to enable us to provide our service to customers across the whole of the UK. These companies are comprehensively vetted to be sure they meet the high standards we require in terms of customer service, price and environmental performance.

How long can I keep the skip for?

The standard hire time frame is two weeks from the date of delivery. However, when you order your skip, you can select a pick up date that is best for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is finished with sooner than expected, let us know, and we will pick it up as soon as possible.

We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to bear in mind this is not always the case during busy periods. Once collected, your skip will be transported to your local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed and sorted.

Is it possible to have a skip that has a drop door?

The majority of containers can be provided with a drop door, making them easy to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and we can do our very best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, such as garden soil and bricks, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load large and bulky items, such as household furniture.

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

If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be at home on the day the skip is delivered. Then you can ensure the lorry has complete access and that the skip is positioned exactly where you need it. The same is true for those who have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly when gates restrict access.

On the other hand, if this is not achievable, you do not need to be concerned. Just tell us when placing your order, and we will take care of everything.

How long does it take to get a skip in Altrincham?

We will ask you to confirm when you need your skip to be delivered during the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you complete your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we strive to provide a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver can access your required delivery site, as failed deliveries can result in a charge for the wasted trip.

How do I hire a skip?

We have designed our booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to enter your delivery address to see the range of skip sizes we can deliver in Altrincham. Select the right size to meet your requirements and provide the details of when and where you want the skip delivered. You then make payment through the secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to confirm the order once your order is done!

Do you deliver skips across Greater Manchester?

In addition to delivering our range of skips to Altrincham, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Greater Manchester. By utilising a network of local and national skip hire businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Altrincham, Wigan or Lees, we have got it covered.

What types of waste can I put in my skip?

You can use a skip to discard a variety of waste types. We are used to picking up and processing a wide variety of items produced from construction work, garden projects and household tidy-ups. A few examples of allowed waste products include:

  • Home furnishings
  • Garden cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different waste types are generally accepted, and so whether you need to discard metals, plastics, wood or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.

The volume and waste types you put in your skip can vary depending on the size skip you ordered. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you would like get rid of soil and rubble, as an example, the biggest size you will be allowed to hire is the 8 yard skip.

What type of materials am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are several items which you will not be able to dispose of in your skip. The reason for this is that some products include hazardous elements which may be harmful to the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, therefore they have to be discarded separately under UK laws.

A few examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Where does my waste go when the skip is collected?

Once you have finished with your skip, we come and get it. It will be taken to a waste transfer facility in or local to Altrincham where we separate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

What size skips can you offer?

Skips are offered in a selection of different sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is great for small domestic projects.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is an excellent option for garden shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to undertake, a builder’s skip may be the most suitable choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title implies, they are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, like soil and rubble. But they can equally well be hired for household waste such as old furniture or kitchen units.

We can also provide 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For additional information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Other areas covered include Wigan, Lees, Kearsley, Littleborough, Chadderton, Ince-in-Makerfield, Romiley and Horwich.

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