Affordable Skip Hire in Barrow-in-Furness

With skips available in several sizes, ordering a skip in Barrow-in-Furness couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re wanting to clean out the loft, neaten the garden, redecorate your home or you have a whole house clearance to deal with, we’re confident to have the ideal solution.

Whether you would like a mini skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can clear out your rubbish swiftly, easily and without needing to break the bank! All the rubbish collected is transferred to nearby and fully licenced recycling centres, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of using a skip?

A skip is a fantastic option for lots of different waste clearance requirements. You could be clearing out your shed, rearranging the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe planning to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can get rid of this waste quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer numerous journeys to your local recycling centre.

If you require a low-cost and reliable skip hire company in Barrow-in-Furness, we are here to help you. This site offers skip hire for tasks of all sizes, plus we are experienced in hiring to both residential and trade clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your house or business premises across Barrow-in-Furness, in addition to the surrounding towns and villages. Which means that you can depend on our competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and dependable. We have a very simple online booking process that allows customers to pick from a comprehensive range of skip sizes, and we can often schedule delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are unsure where to start when ordering a skip, the information below strives to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it’s understanding which skip best fits your needs, how long you are able to hire it for, or what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Barrow-in-Furness Skip Hire FAQs

What types of waste am I allowed to put in the skip?

Before getting a skip, you must ensure that the sort of rubbish you wish to dispose of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Waste types you can discard in your skip include household items like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use a skip to throw out building and demolition rubbish, such as wood, soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of prohibited items include electrical products, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore must be discarded separately from your general waste.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can usually have a skip for as many as 2 weeks from the date of delivery. It is possible to give a chosen collection day when you confirm your order. Otherwise, you can let us know when you have finished with the skip, and then we will prepare the collection. In most cases, this will be the following business day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer during hectic times.

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

No, you do not need to be at home when we are delivering the skip. So long as we can gain access to where you want it positioned, we can take care of it all.

If you will not be in, just let us have any relevant delivery directions when you book your order. For instance, you might want the skip to be located at a particular part of your property. Or you may want to be sure that the skip doesn’t obstruct use of your garage.

No matter what the case may be, let us know when ordering, and then we will ensure the directions are passed on to the delivery driver.

What size roll-on roll-off containers can you provide?

If you run a business in Barrow-in-Furness and need to get rid of substantial amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container may be a great choice. Available in 20 to 40 cubic yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips that can be hired.

As the name implies, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, unlike regular skips, that are lifted by using chains.

Can I throw electrical products in the skip?

No, you cannot put old or broken electronic waste products in a skip. This includes things such as laptops, hobs, washing machines, refrigerators and monitors. Electric products can’t be disposed of in your skip because they can contain hazardous materials and components.

Under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical goods cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Barrow-in-Furness?

Our aim is to provide the cheapest skip hire service in Barrow-in-Furness. The price you pay will, of course, be determined by the size of skip that you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the least expensive choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have your skip positioned on the street or any other council property, you will also have to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name implies, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most commonly supplied for building and demolition jobs. There are typically two sizes that may be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins that can be used to dispose of substantial amounts of building and demolition materials, such as garden soil, rubble and bricks.

Although labelled a builder’s skip, these can be used for multiple other residential and commercial waste disposal jobs.

Is it ok to load the skip above the top?

You should not fill your skip beyond the level load line. When you fill it up over the tip of this level, it means that your skip will not be secure to move, and you might be asked to remove any excess rubbish prior to it being collected.

Will a Barrow-in-Furness skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work together with a number of local and nationwide companies. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we can supply customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the most compact size provided by skip firms and is great for small DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

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

Do you deliver to other areas in Cumbria?

Certainly, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skips to locations throughout Cumbria, such as Barrow-in-Furness, Wigton, Keswick and Carlisle. So no matter where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Barrow-in-Furness?

This depends upon where the skip is going to be located. You will only require a skip permit when it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit if your skip is on your private property, like a driveway or inside your business premises.

Should you have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Just tell us during the order process, so we can make the required arrangements with your local authority. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can locate the skip on private land, you will save some money.

Which skip sizes will have a drop down door?

Having a skip with a drop down door can make filling rubbish into it a lot easier. This is especially true with hefty materials such as garden soil and stone, which can then be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make throwing away large bulky items like furniture easier as well.

The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, however it will sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when you make your order if a door is required, and we will do our best to deliver this.

What will happen to the waste?

The items in the skip will be taken to the local waste recycling facility. Here the contents will be separated by machines and by hand into various waste materials, including soil, cardboard, hardcore and timber. Processing the waste in this manner helps to increase the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.

How many different skip sizes are available?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Barrow-in-Furness, you will have several sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

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

The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of roughly 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 ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their substantial capacity also means they are perfect for household clearances including bulky items like household furniture and beds.

We will offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for those with even larger waste disposal requirements. These skips are only suitable for light waste, so they cannot be used to get rid of soil or stone.

To get more information regarding the different capacities offered, such as dimensions, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like your skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you have asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you confirm your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t guarantee what time we will deliver, we try to give you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we ask is that you make sure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery location, as failed deliveries will lead to a fee for a wasted trip.

What is the process of hiring a skip in Barrow-in-Furness?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter in your delivery postcode to view the range of skips we are able to deliver to Barrow-in-Furness. Pick the size you wish to hire, and confirm if it will be delivered on your own property. Enter your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

When your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Other areas covered include Wigton, Keswick, Carlisle, Longtown, Ambleside, Kendal, Workington and Dalton-in-Furness.

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