Skip Hire Blackburn

Whether you are cleaning your loft, getting some building work carried out or tidying up the shed, ordering skip is a quick and easy way to eradicate all of your excess waste. If you are looking for a reliable skip hire firm in Blackburn, we can help.

We provide you with skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you require a midi skip for a standard clean up or even a builder’s skip for concrete and bricks, we supply a wide range ideal for projects big or small.

We can supply skips to households and businesses in Blackburn and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you may be, we are able to offer a trusted and low-cost skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Ordering a skip on our website is simple. Our online booking software enables you to choose between a full selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size you will need to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to determine just how much waste each size can hold.

Blackburn Skip Hire FAQs

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to 14 days. Usually, that will give you plenty of time to fill your skip. However, if you need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a pick up. Just let us know once you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.

What happens to the rubbish?

The contents of the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer centre. Here the waste will be segregated by machinery and by hand into different waste streams, such as metal, paper, hardcore and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the amount which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop down door?

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

Ordering a skip that has a drop door is primarily beneficial if you are hiring a big builder’s skip, since it means that you can wheelbarrow your rubbish into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, as they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What different sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Blackburn, you will have various options to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called a mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is fantastic for small house clearances and DIY work.

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

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most popular sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. But their big capacity also makes them suitable for household clear ups including large items such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We can offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people with even bigger rubbish disposal needs. These sizes are only suited to light waste, so they can not be hired to dispose of garden soil or rubble.

For more information regarding the various skip sizes available, such as proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

How do you order a skip?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on council property (like the street). Then, choose the day you want the skip to be delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our safe and secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Blackburn on the day you have chosen.

Do you deliver skips across Aberdeenshire?

We provide a nationwide skip hire service using a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Blackburn, Alford, Fraserburgh, Inverurie or any other site in Aberdeenshire, we are able to assist.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the road in Blackburn?

Preferably, you want to have the skip left on to a hard surface area. When you are doing a residential task, then the drive will be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. On the other hand, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you have got to obtain a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be located on a road, grass verge as well as other public property in Blackburn. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be granted on your behalf. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your skip.

How quickly can you deliver a skip to Blackburn?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you complete your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to give you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we ask is that you make sure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery spot, as failed delivery attempts will result in a fee for a wasted journey.

Am I able to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

Electrical objects including television sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore cannot be put in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electrical objects need to be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.

Do I have to be home when the skip is delivered?

If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is usually best to be in at the time it is delivered. You can then be sure the lorry has total access and that the skip will be positioned exactly where you need it. The same is applicable if you have a skip delivered to company property, particularly when gates limit access.

Having said that, if that is not possible, you don’t have to stress. Just tell us when placing your booking, and we will handle the rest.

What size roll-on roll-off skips do you offer?

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to get rid of large quantities of waste. Mostly, these skips are hired for industrial uses. Having said that, household customers may also order them. You have to think about the space they will occupy, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they should only be utilised for lightweight waste like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of garden soil and stone.

What is the cost of skip hire in Blackburn?

This is determined by the size you want and whether you need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To obtain an immediate quote for skip hire in Blackburn, enter your postcode into the search box above.

Am I able to throw all sorts of rubbish in the skip?

Your skip can be used to dispose of lots of different types of waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and handling lots of items from building work, garden projects and home tidy-ups. Some examples of allowed waste products include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Soil
  • Concrete and bricks
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different materials are usually allowed, and so whether you wish to get rid of furniture, plastic materials, wood or textiles, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and items you throw in the skip will vary depending on the size skip you have chosen. Skips do have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you want to discard garden soil and bricks, as an example, the largest size you will be able to use is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Are there items which I can’t put in the skip?

There are several waste materials which you are not allowed to dump in your skip. The main reason for this is that these goods include hazardous materials which could be damaging to the environment. They can also be dangerous to human health, therefore they must be disposed of separately within UK laws.

A few examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Will a Blackburn skip hire company deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in Blackburn and the rest of the country. Our partner businesses are verified and tested to make certain they match our standards for price, service, recycling and reliability.

What is classed as being a builders skip?

The builders skip is regarded as the frequent skip which is ordered throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builders skip is fantastic for most building and construction work, which is where the name comes from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the biggest size which you can use for heavy waste matter such as dirt, concrete, bricks and gravel.

What size is a mini skip?

When you have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, a mini skip might be the ideal solution. What size is called a mini skip differs from company to company, based on what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to provide a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the actual size you order, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for domestic work like small DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You can only fill the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking rubbish up above this line would make it dangerous to move, and you could be asked to take off the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and it can also make it overweight.

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