Affordable Skip Hire in Barrowford
If you’re aiming to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy children’s room, a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Barrowford skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.
For those who have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip may well be a perfect option. Looking for something a bit larger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have got a big task on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we offer selection of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we will have the skip which is just right for your job.
Be it to your property or even your company, our team will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Barrowford. Projects can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
Order on our website or speak to a member of our friendly staff to learn more today.
Below are examples of frequently asked questions we receive with regards to our skip hire and recycling service.
Barrowford Skip Hire FAQs
Do I need to be in when the skip is delivered?
It is always best if you can be there when anybody delivers something to your home. That allows you to make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be located exactly where you want it.
The same thing goes for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.
Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
Which skip sizes can have a drop door?
When you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is ideal for disposing of hefty building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop-down door, however these are generally more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you require a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to ensure a skip with a drop door is delivered.
How do you order a skip in Barrowford?
Ordering a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter your address to look at the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Barrowford. Pick the size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it will be located on your own property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.
When your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all of your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.
Can I get rid of electrical items in my skip?
No, you can not dispose of old or broken electronic waste products in a skip. This can include things such as laptops, hobs, washing machines, fridges and monitors. Electronic products can’t be thrown in the skip as they can contain hazardous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot go to landfill and should be recycled.
Is it okay to fill up the skip higher than the level load mark?
Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it dangerous to move, and you will then have to remove any contents over the level load mark. This also means you are not allowed to make use of sheets of timber, doors or another item, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty of care to ensure that bins aren’t overloaded or overweight before transporting them.
Please be sure you select the correct size of skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you’re uncertain which size you require. We will be pleased to help.
How much waste will fit in the mini skip?
For those who have a small quantity of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip may be the ideal solution. What size is known as a mini skip varies from company to company, according to what sizes they have.
2 cubic yards is the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to have a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the particular size you hire, instead of the term “mini skip”.
Mini skips are great for domestic jobs like modest DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you need it put on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.
Who will deliver my skip?
A local skip hire company will most likely deliver your skip in Barrowford. We make use of a network of both regional and nationwide businesses to allow us to offer our service to businesses and households across the whole of the UK. These firms are comprehensively assessed to make certain they match the high principles we require regarding customer service, cost and environmental performance.
What will happen to the waste in the skip?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a nearby waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The waste gets sorted into various waste types, including wood, metals and plastic materials. This helps to ensure as much of the waste is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
If you manage a business in Barrowford and want to get rid of substantial volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin might be a fantastic option. Available in 20 to 40 cubic yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers that you can hire.
As the name implies, these type of containers can be rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, in contrast to standard skips, that are picked up by using chains.
What is a builders skip?
As the name indicates, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most commonly used for construction work. There are usually two different skip sizes which can be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to dispose of substantial volumes of construction and demolition waste, like soil, concrete and stone.
Even though they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for many other domestic and industrial waste disposal tasks.
Am I able to put all types of waste in my skip?
You are allowed to put a wide array of waste in the skip. This can include wood, ceramic tiles, metal or rubble from a house clearance. Tree and bush clippings, dirt and rock from garden work is permitted also. Worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also go in a skip.
However, there are a few items that you can’t put in a skip a result of the potential ecological or health risks they could cause.
You can’t get rid of your freezer, computer monitor or old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these things consist of hazardous elements in one type or another. They need to be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.
Should you require hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule an independent collection for this material. Feel free to contact us for further details. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
How fast can you deliver a skip in Barrowford?
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 day that you’ve asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you complete your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have your skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we can’t promise what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to provide you with a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we ask is that you ensure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery position, as failed delivery attempts will result in a charge for a wasted journey.
What are the different skip sizes to choose from?
This site offers a whole variety of skip sizes to domestic and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different sized skips you can choose from, with a rough guide to how much waste each skip is capable of holding:
- 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 range of skips, including measurements and the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Can you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?
In addition to delivering skips and containers to Barrowford, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Lancashire. Through our network of local and national waste management and recycling companies, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to Barrowford, Ormskirk or Preston, we have got it covered.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Barrowford?
In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you need your skip to be situated on land outside of your business or house, you need to receive authorisation from the local council in Barrowford, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we will gladly arrange this for you, and so it’s one less point to worry about. The council will charge a fee for your road permit, and you should know before booking that getting the licence can often take up to 2 working days.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
You can usually hire the skip for up to two weeks from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up is as convenient as possible, you have the choice of offering a preferred collection time when you place your order.
Alternatively, just tell us when you’ve finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many cases, it will be the following working day.
It might take a bit longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, however we will always endeavour to be there as swiftly as possible.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Barrowford?
Our goal is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Barrowford. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip that you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the least expensive option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you want to have the skip positioned on the highway or any other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the extra cost of the skip permit.
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