Barnard Castle Skip Hire

If you are searching for reasonably priced skip hire in Barnard Castle, you are in the right place. We utilise a network of local and national skip hire firms to provide a reliable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.

We provide you with an extensive choice of skip sizes perfect for all waste disposal needs. From the small mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not to mention our range of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We can deliver skips throughout Barnard Castle as well as the nearby areas. If you are hiring a skip positioned on private property (for example a driveway), we can generally complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be dropped on a road require a bit more time, as we have to order a permit from your local authority.

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

For more information regarding hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have answered some of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Get in touch with a member of our team who will gladly help.

Barnard Castle Skip Hire FAQs

What is the size of a builders skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. The label comes from the fact that they are the most popular sizes that are used by builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are great for numerous residential and commercial jobs. These are the largest sizes that you can use for heavy builders waste including soil, rubble and gravel.

What sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Barnard Castle, you will have various options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is excellent for small house clearances and DIY work.

Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most common sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their substantial capacity also means they are ideal for house tidy ups involving large items like household furniture and beds.

We will supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only suitable for lightweight materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of soil or stone.

For more information about the various capacities available, such as dimensions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We can normally deliver skips to Barnard Castle the following working day when an order is made before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking system offers you a variety of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need your skip to arrive ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container that can be used to transport huge volumes of waste materials. Generally, these skips are hired for commercial applications. Having said that, domestic clients may also order them. You will need to think about the area they will take up, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for light materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of garden soil and stone.

Am I allowed to fill up the skip higher than the level load line?

I’m afraid not. You can only fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking rubbish up over this line will make it unsafe to move, and you can be told to get rid of the excess waste before your skip can be removed. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and it can also make it overweight.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

Generally, you can have your skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you don’t need to hurry through your project. When you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us on our website, and we will be out to get it as quickly as possible.

Do you deliver skips across Durham?

Certainly. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management providers, we are able to supply skips to household and business customers across Durham and elsewhere within the UK.

Will my skip have a drop door?

For anyone who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is perfect for getting rid of heavy building and construction waste, as it can be pushed in to the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop door, though these are more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to ensure a skip that has a drop door is provided.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Barnard Castle?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you would like the skip to be located on land outside of your company or home, you must receive authorisation from the local authority in Barnard Castle, which is called a skip permit. If necessary, we will be happy to organise this for you, and so it’s one less thing to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for the skip license, and you should know before ordering that getting the licence can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

How much will skip hire in Barnard Castle cost?

Our aim is to give you the most affordable skip hire service in Barnard Castle. The price you pay will, of course, be determined by the size of skip you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the least expensive option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have a skip placed on the street or other council property, you will also have to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.

How can I hire a skip?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter your delivery address to see all the different skips we are able to deliver to Barnard Castle. Choose which size you want to order, and confirm whether it is going to be delivered on private property. Type in your information and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

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

What can I put in my skip?

Your skip can be hired to get rid of many different types of waste materials. We are used to collecting and processing a multitude of items generated from construction work, garden projects and household tidy-ups. A few examples of allowed waste materials include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most waste materials are accepted, and therefore whether you wish to throw out furniture, plastics, wood or unwanted toys, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and waste types you put in the skip can vary according to which size skip you chosen. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you want to dispose of top soil and hardcore, as an example, the largest size you will be permitted to hire would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

What sort of items am I not allowed to put in a skip?

There are several items which you are not permitted to discard in the skip. The reason for this is that some products include hazardous components which may cause damage to the environment. They could also be damaging to human health, and so they have to be discarded separately under UK legislation.

A few of the products that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Do you use local skip hire companies in Barnard Castle?

Since we provide a national skip hire service, we utilise an extensive network of verified and approved companies. These can range from small family-run skip hire businesses to national waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental standards.

Where does the waste go once the skip is collected?

As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into the various waste materials, like wood, metals, plastics, etc. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

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

You don’t really need to be at your property when the skip will be delivered, but it will help. Being in when your skip arrives means that you can ensure the delivery driver can be given full access and that your skip can be placed exactly where you need it. Likewise, if your skip is delivered to a company property, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, for those who can’t be available for the delivery, don’t worry. We just ask that you tell us when you place your order, and we will organise things from there.

Am I allowed to throw electronic items in the skip?

Electrical objects like tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and tumble dryers are classed as a hazardous waste and therefore can not be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electronic goods should be separated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to dispose of some household rubbish, the mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal choice to take on numerous tasks.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be placed on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit from the council.

Although most frequently chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can also tackle small commercial jobs.

Other areas covered include Seaham, Spennymoor, Willington, Chester-le-Street, Stanley, Durham, Crook and Consett.

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