Best Skip Hire in Birkenhead
If you are planning to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy kids room, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Birkenhead skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.
For those who have a modest amount of waste materials to dispose of, the mini skip might be a perfect option. Looking for something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have a big project on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can provide a range of large builders skips. However large or small your waste needs might be, we will have the skip size which is just right for your job.
Be it to your property or even your company, our team can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Birkenhead. Projects may occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
Place your order online or contact a member of our friendly staff for more information today.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions we get relating to our skip hire service.
Birkenhead Skip Hire FAQs
What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Birkenhead?
Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your delivery address to look at the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver to Birkenhead. Pick which size you want to hire, and confirm if it will be delivered on private property. Type in your information and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.
When your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all of your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.
Do all skips come with a drop down door?
For anybody who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is ideal for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste materials, as it can be pushed in the skip by using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop down door, however these are typically less common. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you prefer a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a container with a drop door is provided.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We are able to offer a wide selection of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip ideal for small DIY tasks and house clearances. A popular choice for larger sized projects, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.
For Birkenhead companies which generate a large volume of bulky waste materials, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you need some help figuring out which size skip you require, have a look at our handy skip size comparison.
How large is the mini skip?
The mini skip will be the most compact size provided by skip companies and is designed for small DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.
Rather than a 2 yard skip, some firms will offer a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Birkenhead?
In most cases, it is possible to get your skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But in order to do this, you must get approval from the local council in Birkenhead, which is called a skip permit. We will organise this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for your permit, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.
What will happen to the waste?
The items in your skip will be taken to a local waste recycling station. Here the waste will be segregated by machinery and by hand into different waste materials, such as metal, plastics, concrete and timber. Sorting the waste in this way helps to maximise the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and dedication is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste ending up in landfill.
Will a Birkenhead skip hire company deliver my skip?
We use a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Birkenhead and the rest of the country. Each of our partner companies are approved and evaluated to ensure they satisfy our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.
Will you deliver skips across Merseyside?
Along with delivering our range of skips to Birkenhead, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Merseyside. With the help of our network of regional and national skip businesses, we provide you with a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Birkenhead, Rainford or Crosby, we have got you covered.
What kinds of waste am I allowed to dispose of in a skip?
You are able to throw a variety of waste in the skip. This includes wood, bathroom tiles, plastics or rubble from a property clearance. Shrub and bush clippings, top soil and stone from garden jobs are permitted as well. Worktops and units from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be discarded in a skip.
However, there are some items that you cannot put in a skip a result of the possible environment or health risk they might cause.
You are unable to throw out your freezer, television or your old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items consist of hazardous materials in one form or another. They must be disposed of separately from your general rubbish.
If you want hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to organise a separate collection for this waste. Please contact us for further information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling facility.
How long can I hire the skip for?
The price of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to two weeks. Usually, this will provide you with plenty of time to fill up your skip. However, if you need some 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 a collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Birkenhead?
This depends on the skip size you will need and whether you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most costly and largest choice is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To receive an immediate quotation for skip hire in Birkenhead, simply enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
Do I need to be at home when my skip is going to be delivered?
It usually is best if you can be available when anyone delivers something to your home. That enables you to make sure there is access for your delivery, and the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it.
The same applies if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.
Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
When will my skip be delivered?
When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We will usually give a next day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (for example a road), you need to get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.
As a result of numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can anticipate it turning up within a AM or PM slot.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
If you run a company in Birkenhead and need to get rid of substantial quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off container might be a perfect option. Offered in 20 – 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers on the market.
As the label indicates, these containers are rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, as opposed to standard skips, that are picked up using chains.
Is it okay to load the skip above the level load mark?
No, you can only fill the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking rubbish up over this line would make it unsafe to transport, and you could be asked to remove the excess waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.
What is classed as being a builders skip?
The builder’s skip is probably the most common skip that is used throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is perfect for most building tasks, which is where the name comes from.
The 8 cubic yard builders skip will be the largest option that you can use for hefty materials including dirt, concrete, stone and rubble.
Am I allowed to get rid of electronic products in my skip?
Electrical objects like televisions, freezers, fridges, computers, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste type and therefore should not be placed in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered objects have to be separated from other materials. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco-friendly way.
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