Affordable Skip Hire in Berwick-upon-Tweed

There are numerous reasons why you could find that you need to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they want to neaten up an overgrown garden. Other people might be in the midst of building work and need to dispose of the mess and concrete left behind. You may be considering hiring a skip to clear out the junk that has accumulated within your loft throughout the years.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are looking for a cost-effective Berwick-upon-Tweed skip hire service, then your search is over.

Our company offers a cost-effective and reliable solution to both household and commercial customers throughout Berwick-upon-Tweed. Our skip hire service includes various sizes to tackle all waste management and recycling needs. If you don’t require a lot of space, the mini skip may be the ideal solution for you. Equally, if you think your task could be on the larger side, you may want to consider our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our services are offered across the Berwick-upon-Tweed area, and we work with both residential and business customers. With a easy online ordering system, you can get a skip ordered within just a few clicks.

To get started, type in your postcode to view all the different sizes available and the price to hire a skip in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Berwick-upon-Tweed Skip Hire FAQs

Am I able to throw electrical items in the skip?

Unfortunately not, as electronic products like old televisions, cookers, printers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items need to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly manner.

What size skips do you supply?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Berwick-upon-Tweed, you have several sizes to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is great for small household clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most popular sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their large capacity also means they are well suited for household clearances involving bulky objects such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We will provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal requirements. These containers are only appropriate for light waste materials, so they can not be hired to get rid of soil or rubble.

For additional information regarding the various skip sizes offered, including dimensions, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

If you are looking for a low-cost skip to get rid of some domestic rubbish, the mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal option to handle numerous jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be positioned on the side of the road, subject to receiving a skip permit from the council.

Although most frequently hired by household customers, the mini skip can also tackle smaller commercial jobs.

What is a builder’s skip?

The term builders skip can mean two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The name stems from the fact that they are the most common sizes ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are perfect for a multitude of household and industrial tasks. These are the biggest size skips which you can use for heavy builders waste such as garden soil, stone and concrete.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the street in Berwick-upon-Tweed?

In most cases, it will be possible to have a skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But in order to do this, you must get approval from your local authority in Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to organise this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for your license, and it may sometimes take 24-2 days for them to approve this.

What waste can I put in the skip?

Before hiring a skip, it is important to ensure that the kind of rubbish you need to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials need to be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Some examples of waste types you could put in your skip include home items like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use your skip to throw out building and demolition waste, including wood, soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Some examples of restricted items include electronic goods, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore need to be discarded separately from any general rubbish.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Berwick-upon-Tweed?

A local skip hire company will likely deliver your skip in Berwick-upon-Tweed. We employ a network of both regional and nationwide businesses to enable us to offer our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are fully assessed to ensure they meet the high expectations we demand in terms of customer service, cost and environmental performance.

How do I hire a skip?

We have created our online booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to enter your delivery address to view all the different skip sizes we can provide in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Select the right size to meet your needs and provide the details of where and when you would like the skip delivered. You then make payment with the secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to verify the order as soon as your booking is done!

Will you deliver skips across Northumberland?

Of course, we can offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skip sizes to areas throughout Northumberland, including Berwick-upon-Tweed, Rothbury, Blyth and Hexham. So no matter where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

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

It is essential never to overload the skip. You can not pass the level load mark indicated on the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it can be very unsafe to transport. Which means that when you overfill your skip, you may be required to remove the excess rubbish. Regardless of how secure you believe the skip to be, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. That is unsafe and is therefore prohibited.

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 order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you complete your order before 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will normally have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we strive to give you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery location, as unsuccessful delivery attempts will lead to a fee for a wasted journey.

Is it possible to have a skip which has a drop door?

Generally speaking, most skips can be supplied with a drop down door, depending on the size, availability and area. If you want a drop down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly beneficial when hiring a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will usually include a hire period of up to a fortnight. In most cases, this will provide you with plenty of time to fill up the skip. However, if you need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, we are happy to arrange your pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

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

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container used to transport large amounts of waste materials. Generally, these type of containers are used for commercial uses. Having said that, household customers can also order them. It is essential to look at the area they will take up, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be utilised for light materials such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and stone.

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

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

Do I need to be there when the skip is due to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be there when anyone delivers something to your home. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed precisely where you need it.

The same thing goes if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.

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

How much will skip hire in Berwick-upon-Tweed cost?

The price of getting a skip in Berwick-upon-Tweed is determined by the size of skip you require. The least expensive skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and clearances. If you need a larger skip, such as an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also increase if you want to have your skip placed on the highway, as you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Other areas covered include Rothbury, Blyth, Hexham, Ashington, Wooler, Amble, Morpeth and Prudhoe.

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