Bedford Skip Hire
With skips available in numerous sizes, ordering skip hire in Bedford couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are looking to clean out the garage, neaten the garden, redecorate your home or you have a complete house clearance to deal with, we’re confident to have the best solution.
Whether you would like a midi skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure you can dispose of your waste swiftly, conveniently and without having to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected will be sent to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.
What are the advantages of using a skip?
A skip can be a great asset for lots of different waste disposal requirements. You may be clearing your garage, rearranging the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or even planning to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip helps you remove this junk quickly and conveniently without the need to suffer numerous outings to your local recycling facility.
If you are looking for a low-cost skip hire company in Bedford, we are here to help you. We can provide skip hire for jobs big and small, and we’re experienced with hiring out to both domestic and trade customers.
We are able to deliver a skip to your property or business premises in Bedford, in addition to the surrounding towns and villages. This means you can depend on our competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.
Our goal is to ensure that getting a skip through us is hassle-free and efficient. We have a simple online booking process which enables customers to choose from a comprehensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you’re uncertain where to begin when hiring a skip, the guide below aims to answer the questions you may have. Whether it’s knowing which skip best fits your requirements, the length of time you are able to hire it for, or even what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Bedford Skip Hire FAQs
Am I allowed to throw electrical products in the skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items must be kept separate from general waste to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electrical goods such as tumble dryers, TVs, kettles, laptops and even hairdryers.
What is the cost of skip hire in Bedford?
This depends on the size you need and whether you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the lowest priced option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in industrial settings. To get an instant quotation for skip hire in Bedford, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small bins are great for small DIY jobs and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.
They may be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and broken baby toys to paving blocks and bricks. With a capacity of approximately 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you needing to make numerous journeys to the local recycling centre.
What size roll-on roll-off skips can you offer?
The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a large container used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These skips are primarily for industrial use but can be used by household clients too. However, you should have lots of space since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger compared to the average skip you will see on the roadside.
Due to the size, roll-on roll-off skips should only be used for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and bricks.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We will ask you to confirm when you need your skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you complete your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we cannot promise what time we will arrive with your skip, we endeavour to offer you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver can access your required delivery spot, as unsuccessful deliveries can lead to a charge for the wasted journey.
Am I able to have a skip that has a drop down door?
Having a skip which has a drop down door can make loading waste into it so much easier. This is especially the case with heavy waste such as garden soil and hardcore, which can then be walked directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It can also make throwing away big bulky items like pieces of furniture easier also.
Most skips can be supplied with a drop down door, however it will sometimes depend upon your location and availability. Let us know when making your online order if a door is required, and we will do our best to provide this.
How much waste can a builders skip hold?
The term builders skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The term comes from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes that are hired by general builders and tradespeople.
These substantial skips are ideal for numerous residential and industrial tasks. They are the biggest sizes that can be used for weighty builders waste like dirt, rubble and bricks.
Am I allowed to dispose of all sorts of rubbish in my skip?
This is one of the most common questions people have about our service. What is important to remember is that you may fill up your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are lots of kinds of rubbish that may result from garden work, building work and home clearances.
Some of the most common things which we find in skips include soil, wood, tree cuttings, kitchen units, sinks, and various household products.
However, there are some items that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This includes any electrical goods (tumble dryers, monitors and laptops for example), tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all regarded as hazardous waste, and so getting rid of them has to adhere to an entirely different procedure to ensure they do not cause harm to the environment.
How can I order a skip?
This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or council property (like the road). Then, choose the day you would like your skip to get delivered. Check your order and make payment with our secure online payment system. That is it! We will deliver your skip to Bedford on the date you have selected.
Who will deliver my skip?
As we provide a national skip hire service, we utilise an extensive network of verified and approved businesses. These range from small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.
What happens to the waste once the skip is picked up?
Once you have finished with your skip, we come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste recycling facility either in or local to Bedford where we will sort the rubbish into its composite types (timber, metal, soil, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.
Do you deliver skips across Bedfordshire?
Sure, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skips to locations throughout Bedfordshire, such as Bedford, Flitwick, Woburn and Dunstable. So no matter where you need a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
Can I fill up my skip above the level load mark?
You must not load your skip past the level load line. When you fill it up above the tip of this level, it means your skip will not be safe and secure to transport, and you can be asked to take off the extra waste prior to it being picked up.
Do I need to be there whenever the skip is going to be delivered?
It is usually best if you can be in when anyone delivers something to your house. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it.
The same goes for those who have a company. If there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
However, if it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?
You can usually keep the skip for as long as two weeks from the delivery date. You can provide a preferred collection day at the time you place your order. Alternatively, you can let us know once you have finished with the skip, and then we will plan the collection. Usually, this will be the following working day, although it can sometimes take a little longer during busy periods.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Bedford?
This depends upon where the skip will be positioned. You will only need to have a permit when it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit when your skip will be on your private property, like a driveway or on your business premises.
Should you have to get a permit, we will arrange this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and then we can make the required arrangements with the local council. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate your skip on private land, you will save some money.
What skip sizes do you supply?
We provide a full selection of skip capacities to domestic and commercial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the different skip sizes to choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each size 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 more info about our choice of skips, such as measurements plus the waste they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
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