Skip Hire in Atherton

If you’re planning to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy kids room, a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Atherton skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop a skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a modest amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip could be a great option. In search of something slightly bigger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a big project on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can offer a selection of big builders skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we have the skip which is just right for your circumstances.

Whether it is to your house or even your company, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Atherton. Jobs can occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

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Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received about our skip hire services.

Atherton Skip Hire FAQs

Am I allowed to load up my skip higher than level load mark?

I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste materials up over this line will make it unsafe to transport, and you could be told to remove the extra waste before the skip can be collected. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

What different sizes do skips come in?

This site offers a whole variety of skip capacities to domestic and industrial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the different skip sizes you can choose from, with a rough idea of how much rubbish 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 further information about our selection of skips, like measurements and the waste they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.

How can I order a skip in Atherton?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter your postcode to view all the different skips we are able to deliver to Atherton. Pick the size you wish to order, and confirm whether it is going to be located on private property. Enter your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

Once your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

How much waste can you fit in the mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small containers are fantastic for small DIY tasks and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are excellent for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furnishings and broken toys to paving slabs and bricks. Having a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you having to make numerous journeys to the local recycling centre.

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

If you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we will even offer a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed as part of the order process.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Atherton?

If at all possible, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. If you are carrying out a domestic job, then the drive is going to be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither is available, the street or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you will need to get a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be positioned on the street, grass verge or other public property in Atherton. If this is needed, we will request the license to be granted on your behalf. An additional fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.

Do you deliver to other areas in Greater Manchester?

Along with delivering our range of skips to Atherton, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Greater Manchester. With the help of a network of local and national waste management and recycling businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business in Atherton, Cheadle or Marple, we have got it covered.

What happens to the rubbish in my skip once I have finished?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets sorted into several different waste types, including stone, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish is recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little to landfill as possible!

What is the cost of skip hire in Atherton?

This will depend on the skip size you will need and if you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Atherton, simply enter your postcode into the search box above.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

Our regular hire period will be 2 weeks from the delivery date. Having said that, at the time you book your skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if the skip is full earlier than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it collected as quickly as possible.

Collections will normally be made within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to bear in mind this may not be possible at busier times. Once collected, your waste will be transported to a local waste recycling centre, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

Do I have to be home whenever the skip is delivered?

It is usually a good idea to be available when anyone delivers anything to your home. You can then ensure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed exactly where you want it.

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

Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Will a skip hire company from Atherton deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work together with a wide range of local and nationwide companies. This allows us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to ensure we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.

How big is a builders skip?

The name builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These will be the biggest containers that can be used to dispose of weighty building and demolition materials such as stone, concrete, gravel or dirt.

A builders skip is ideal for a wide range of jobs. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning the garden shed, these substantial containers will often be the most cost-effective solution available.

What size skips have a drop down door?

Generally speaking, most skips can be supplied with a drop door, depending on size, availability and location. If you need a drop down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip with a drop door is mainly helpful when you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste materials directly into the skip. This is not so important for mini and midi skips, as they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

No, you can not put old electrical waste products in your skip. This includes things like laptops, cookers, washing machines, refrigerators and monitors. Electronic items can’t be discarded in the skip because they can contain hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and must be recycled.

What size is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container used to dispose of significant amounts of waste materials. In most cases, these type of containers are hired for commercial purposes. However, domestic customers can also order them. It is very important take into account the space they occupy, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be utilised for light-weight waste such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of soil and concrete.

Am I able to dispose of all sorts of rubbish in the skip?

It is possible to throw a wide array of rubbish into your skip. This includes timber, floor tiles, metal or rubble from a household clearance. Tree and bush clippings, dirt and stone from garden jobs are allowed too. Cupboards and worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be discarded in a skip.

There are, however, some materials that you cannot put in a skip due to the possible ecological or health risks they can cause.

You are unable to throw in your fridge, laptop or your old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these things contain hazardous components in one type or another. They need to be discarded separately from your normal rubbish.

If you require hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule an independent service for this waste. Feel free to get in touch for further information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling facility.

Other areas covered include Cheadle, Marple, Kearsley, Urmston, Partington, Cheadle Hulme, Swinton and Oldham.

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