Bishop Auckland Skip Hire

If you are cleaning your loft space, getting some building work carried out or tidying the shed, hiring a skip is a quick and easy option to get rid of your unwanted junk. If you are searching to get a cost-effective skip hire provider in Bishop Auckland, we can help.

We can provide skips for jobs of all sizes. Whether you want a midi skip for a general tidy up or a builders skip for soil and rubble, we can supply a wide range suited to tasks big or small.

We can provide skips to homes and companies located in Bishop Auckland and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you are, we will provide a dependable and cheap skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip through our website is simple. Our online booking platform enables you to choose between a complete range of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size of skip you require to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to find out how much waste each size can hold.

Bishop Auckland Skip Hire FAQs

Is it okay to fill up my skip above the level load mark?

Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it hazardous to move, and you may have to empty any materials over the level load line. This means that you are not allowed to use sheets of timber, doors or another object, since this will increase the height of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal duty of care to make sure that bins are not overfilled or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you select the correct size of skip for your requirements and get in contact if you are unsure which size you require. We will be pleased to help.

Can I get rid of electronic items in my skip?

Unfortunately not, as electronic items including old TVs, fridge freezers, laptops and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects must be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly way.

What happens to my rubbish once the skip is picked up?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets sorted into a variety of waste streams, such as stone, metals and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. We are proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container that can be used to get rid of large amounts of waste materials. Primarily, these type of skips are hired for industrial uses. However, household customers can also order them. It is important to think about the area they take up, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they should only be utilised for light waste including paper, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of garden soil and rubble.

Can you deliver skips across Durham?

We offer a national skip hire service using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Bishop Auckland, Stanley, Consett, Crook or any other location in Durham, we can assist.

How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?

The name builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These will be the biggest skips that can be hired to dispose of weighty building and demolition waste such as stone, bricks, rubble or clay.

A builder’s skip is perfect for a variety of tasks. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out the garage, these large containers are usually the most affordable choice available.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Bishop Auckland?

In the vast majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you want your skip to be located on land outside of your company or house, you will have to get permission from the local council in Bishop Auckland, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we will gladly organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less point to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for your license, and you should be aware before booking that securing the licence can sometimes take up to two working days.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can typically keep your skip for as many as 14 days from the delivery date. You may give a preferred pick up day when you place your order. Otherwise, you can tell us once you have finished, and then we will prepare the collection. Usually, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer during hectic periods.

Do I need to be at home when my skip will be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be home when we are delivering your skip. So long as we are able to access the place you want it positioned, we are able to manage everything.

If you are not likely to be in, simply provide us with any relevant delivery directions when you book the order. For example, you might want the skip to be located on a particular side of your drive. Alternatively, you may want to be sure that the skip does not block use of your garage.

Whatever the situation might be, let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure your directions will be passed to the lorry driver.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size provided by skip companies and is perfect for smaller DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip firms provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

What size skips can you offer?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Bishop Auckland, you will have various sizes to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called the mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact skip is fantastic for small domestic clearances and DIY tasks.

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

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most popular sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. But their large capacity also means they are suitable for household clear ups involving bulky items such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We are able to supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for people and businesses with even bigger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only suitable for light materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of soil or concrete.

For more details about the different skip sizes offered, including dimensions, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will make sure your skip will be delivered on the day required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. If you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we can’t guarantee an exact delivery time, we will always do our best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You have to make sure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will normally incur a fee for the wasted trip.

Am I allowed to throw all kinds of rubbish in the skip?

Before ordering a skip, you must make sure that the type of waste materials you intend to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types it is possible to put in a skip include home goods like pieces of furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use your skip to throw out building and demolition rubbish, like wood, top soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of restricted items include electrical items, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore must be disposed of separately from general rubbish.

How can I hire a skip?

This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you want to hire. Let us know if the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or public property (like the road). Then, pick the day you need the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment with our secure online payment system. That’s it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Bishop Auckland on the date you have chosen.

Will the skip be supplied with a drop down door?

Generally, most skips can be provided with a hinged door, dependant upon the size, availability and location. If you need a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Having a skip with a drop door is mainly beneficial when choosing a large builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow rubbish directly into the skip. This is not as important for mini and midi skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Bishop Auckland?

To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work with a wide range of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we can supply customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.

What is the cost of skip hire in Bishop Auckland?

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Bishop Auckland, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display the sizes we offer in your area and how much each one will cost you to hire. If the skip is going to be on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

Other areas covered include Stanley, Consett, Crook, Sedgefield, Willington, Newton Aycliffe, Tow Law and Chester-le-Street.

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