Skip Hire Ashton-in-Makerfield

There are lots of reasons why you might find you will want to order a skip. Some people want a skip because they want to clean up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the midst of building work and need to throw out the mess and bricks left behind. You might be thinking about ordering a skip to clear out the rubbish which has built up in your loft through the years.

Whatever the reason may be, if you are looking for an affordable Ashton-in-Makerfield skip hire service, then look no further.

We provide a cost-effective and trusted service to both household and industrial customers in Ashton-in-Makerfield. Our skip hire service includes a range of sizes to take on all waste disposal needs. If you don’t require a lot of space, the mini skip may be the ideal option for you. Equally, if you feel your job could be on the bigger side, you ought to consider our 6 or 8 cubic yard builder’s skips.

Our service is available all over the Ashton-in-Makerfield area, and we work with both household and industrial clients. Using our easy online ordering system, you can get your skip ordered within just a few clicks.

To get started, enter your postcode to see the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Ashton-in-Makerfield Skip Hire FAQs

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip provided by skip companies and is ideal for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms offer you a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

Should I be in when the skip is delivered?

You don’t have to be at home when your skip is delivered, but it will help. Being home whenever the skip is due to be delivered means you can make sure the delivery driver is given full access and that your skip will be placed exactly where you want it. Likewise, if the skip is being delivered to your company property, we will appreciate your help during delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

However, in the event you can’t be available for the delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you place your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Ashton-in-Makerfield?

Our goal is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Ashton-in-Makerfield. The price you pay will, obviously, be determined by the size of skip you hire. It varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have a skip located on the highway or any other council property, you will also have to factor in the added cost of the skip permit.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

You should not fill your skip beyond the level load mark. If you load it above the tip of this level, it means that your skip will not be safe to transport, and you could be asked to take off the extra rubbish before it can be collected.

Can I get a skip which has a drop door?

The vast majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the bin, especially with weighty materials, like dirt and concrete, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load big and bulky items, like furniture.

Do you deliver skips across Greater Manchester?

Yes, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skips to locations across Greater Manchester, including Ashton-in-Makerfield, Droylsden, Hazel Grove and Mossley. So no matter where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

When will my skip be delivered?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We will normally give you a next day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip placed on private property, since to go on public property (for example a highway), you will have to obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

Due to many factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it turning up in a morning or afternoon slot.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Ashton-in-Makerfield?

In most cases, it is possible to get a skip put on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or company. But to get this done, you have got to have permission from the local council in Ashton-in-Makerfield, which is called a skip permit. We will organise this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council do impose a fee for the license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

How do I hire a skip?

We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to enter your delivery address to see the range of skip sizes we can provide in Ashton-in-Makerfield. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and give us the details of when and where you would like the skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment with our secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to confirm the transaction once your booking is complete!

What size skips can you provide?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Ashton-in-Makerfield, you have various options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is fantastic for small home clearances and DIY work.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their large capacity also means they are well suited for house tidy ups involving bulky objects like furniture and beds.

We will supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even larger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only appropriate for light waste materials, so they can’t be used to dispose of garden soil or rubble.

For further information regarding the different skip sizes available, including dimensions, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

Am I able to throw all kinds of rubbish in my skip?

A skip may be used to dispose of many different types of waste. We are experienced in picking up and handling a wide variety of materials from construction jobs, garden landscaping and house tidy-ups. Some examples of permitted waste materials include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Rubble
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

The majority of materials will be allowed, therefore whether you wish to get rid of metals, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and items you throw in the skip will vary according to the size skip you chosen. Skips do have a weight limit for safety purposes. So to be able to discard garden soil and concrete, for example, the biggest size container you will be able to use will be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are some items which you are not allowed to dump in the skip. The reason for this is that some goods contain hazardous materials that may damage the environment. They could also be dangerous to human health, so they have to be disposed of separately under UK laws.

Some of the items that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • PC monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What is classed as a builder’s skip?

The term builders skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The name stems from the fact that these are the most common sizes hired by general builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are perfect for a multitude of residential and business jobs. These are the biggest skip sizes which you can use for weighty builders waste such as soil, stone and bricks.

How long can I keep a skip for?

Normally, you can keep the skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t need to rush through your project. If you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

When you have finished with your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer station either in or local to Ashton-in-Makerfield where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (timber, metal, soil, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

Am I allowed to throw away electrical items in the skip?

I’m afraid not, since electronic products including old TVs, refrigerators, pcs and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects have to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly manner.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire businesses to deliver skips to our clients in Ashton-in-Makerfield and the rest of the country. Each of our partner firms are approved and tested to ensure they satisfy our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.

How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container used to dispose of significant amounts of waste materials. Primarily, these skips are hired for industrial uses. Having said that, household clients may also hire them. It is very important think about the area they take up, since they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be utilised for light waste like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and rubble.

Other areas covered include Droylsden, Hazel Grove, Mossley, Kearsley, Manchester, Middleton, Bolton and Swinton.

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