Skip Hire Ashbourne
If you are looking to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Ashbourne skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop a skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.
For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip may be a fantastic choice. In search of something slightly bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or perhaps you have got a significant project on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can provide a range of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we will have the skip size that is perfect for the situation.
Be it to your house or even your business, we will deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Ashbourne. Projects can take place anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
Place your order on our website or contact a member of our helpful team to find out more today.
Below are some of the common questions we have received relating to our skip hire service.
Ashbourne Skip Hire FAQs
Am I allowed to put all sorts of waste in a skip?
Prior to hiring a skip, it is important to check that the kind of rubbish you wish to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials have to be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
Waste types you could put in a skip include home items like furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You may also use a skip to throw out building and construction rubbish, such as wood, soil, rubble, metals and gravel.
Examples of forbidden items include electronic goods, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately from general rubbish.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Ashbourne?
This depends upon the size you need and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the cheapest option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in industrial settings. To obtain an instant price for skip hire in Ashbourne, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Ashbourne?
Since we offer a UK-wide skip service, we utilise a diverse network of verified and approved businesses. These can vary from small local skip hire firms to national waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental principles.
Do I have to be home whenever the skip is delivered?
No, you don’t need to be at home when we are delivering your skip. Provided that we can gain access to where you want it positioned, we are able to manage it all.
For those who will not be at home, just let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you place your order. For example, you may prefer the skip to be located on a particular side of your drive. Alternatively, you may need to be sure that the skip doesn’t obstruct use of your garage.
No matter what the case may be, simply tell us when ordering, and we will ensure your instructions will be passed on to the lorry driver.
Will you deliver skips across Derbyshire?
We provide a nationwide skip hire service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you would like skip hire in Ashbourne, Chesterfield, Matlock, Dronfield or another site in Derbyshire, we are able to help.
How long does it take to get a skip in Ashbourne?
We will make sure your skip is provided when requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the following day.
Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will do our very best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.
You will need to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will normally incur a fee for the wasted journey.
What sizes do skips come in?
Skips come in a variety of sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic projects.
The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold roughly 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a great option for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.
If you have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to handle, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these represent the most common sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, like clay and hardcore. But they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as old furniture or bathroom suites.
We also provide 10-16 cubic yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For more information about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.
How long can I keep the skip for?
You can generally keep a skip for up to 2 weeks from the date that it is delivered. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, there is the choice of providing a preferred collection time when placing your order.
Otherwise, just let us know when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the vast majority of cases, it will be the following working day.
It could take a bit longer to pick up your skip over busy periods, however we will always try to be there as quickly as possible.
Am I allowed to load the skip higher than the top?
Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this will make it hazardous to move, and you will have to empty any items above the level load line. This means you are not allowed to make use of sheets of timber, doors or another item, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal duty to make sure that bins are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.
Please be sure you order the correct sized skip to meet your requirements and get in touch if you are uncertain which size you require. We would be pleased to help.
Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Ashbourne?
This will depend on where the skip will be positioned. You will only require a skip permit when it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if your skip is on private property, such as a drive or within your business premises.
If you need to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Simply tell us while completing the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with the local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can locate the skip on your own land, you will save some money.
How do I hire a skip?
Ordering a skip in Ashbourne with us is incredibly easy. Decide on the skip size you require and then input a few details about where and when you would like the skip delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.
Am I able to get a skip with a drop door?
Using a skip which has a drop down door will make filling waste into it a lot easier. This is especially the case with heavy waste materials such as soil or concrete, which can then be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make disposing of big bulky items like household furniture much easier as well.
Most skip containers can be provided with a drop down door, however this can sometimes depend on your location and availability. Let us know when making your order if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to supply this.
What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?
Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The waste will get separated into several different waste streams, which includes stone, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste is recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a huge container that is used to dispose of large quantities of waste. These containers are mainly for commercial use but can be used by domestic clients as well. However, you need a good amount of room since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger compared to the typical skip you will see on the side of the road.
Due to the size, roro skips should only be hired for lightweight materials such as plastics, wood and paper, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of soil and rubble.
Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?
No, you cannot throw old or broken electronic waste products in a skip. This can include things such as printers, cookers, washing machines, freezers and televisions. Electrical objects can’t be disposed of in your skip since they can include dangerous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.
How much waste will the mini skip hold?
The mini skip will be the most compact size available from skip firms and is good for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some skip firms provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. They are the largest containers used to dispose of substantial building and demolition waste such as rock, bricks, rubble or dirt.
The builders skip is ideal for a wide array of tasks. If you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out your shed, these large containers tend to be the most cost-effective choice available.
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