Blackburn Skip Hire
With skips available in a variety of sizes, ordering a skip in Blackburn couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re wanting to clean out the shed, neaten the garden, redecorate your property or have a full house clearance to deal with, we’re confident to have the perfect solution.
Whether you would like a small skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure you can clear out your waste quickly, easily and without needing to break your budget! All of the rubbish collected will be taken to local and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.
What are the advantages of hiring a skip?
A skip is a superb asset for all kinds of waste disposal needs. You could be clearing out your garage, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe attempting to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip lets you dispose of this waste quickly and conveniently without needing to endure multiple outings to the local recycling centre.
If you are looking for a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in Blackburn, we are here to help you. We can provide skip hire for jobs large and small, and we’re experienced in hiring out to both residential and trade customers.
We are able to deliver a skip to your house or business premises across Blackburn, along with the nearby areas. Which means you can trust our reliable and competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.
Our aim is to ensure that hiring a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We have a simple online booking process enabling clients to pick from a comprehensive variety of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you are unsure where to start when hiring a skip, the information below strives to answer the questions you might have. Whether it is determining which skip best fits your requirements, the length of time you can hire it for, or even what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Blackburn Skip Hire FAQs
Do I have to be there whenever the skip is going to be delivered?
No, you do not need to be at home when we deliver the skip. As long as we can access where you need it positioned, we are able to take care of everything.
If you will not be at home, simply let us have any relevant delivery directions when you place the order. For instance, you may want the skip to be positioned on a particular area of the drive. Alternatively, you might want to make sure the skip does not obstruct use of your garage.
Whatever the case might be, simply let us know when you place your order, and we will ensure the instructions will be passed to the lorry driver.
What kinds of rubbish am I allowed to throw in a skip?
It is possible to throw a variety of rubbish into your skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, plastics or rubble from a property clearance. Tree and bush clippings, dirt and stone from garden tasks are allowed too. Dated units from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also go in your skip.
However, there are some things that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the possible ecological or health risk they could trigger.
You are unable to throw in your refrigerator, computer monitor or your old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these things consist of hazardous elements in one type or another. They need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.
If you need hazardous waste removal, we may be able to schedule an independent collection for this material. Feel free to email for additional details. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
Am I able to get a skip with a drop down door?
The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, making them easy to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the bin, especially with heavy materials, such as soil and gravel, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky items, such as furniture.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We can in most cases deliver skips to Blackburn the next working day when an order is confirmed before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.
Our simple online booking system will give you various delivery dates to select from. So whether you would like the skip delivered ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.
How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?
The mini skip will be the smallest size available from skip companies and is perfect for smaller DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip companies offer a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.
How do I order a skip online?
Ordering a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery postcode to see all the different skips we can deliver to Blackburn. Select the size you wish to hire, and confirm if it is going to be delivered on private property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.
Once your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.
What will happen to the waste?
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 waste will be sorted into the different waste materials, including wood, cardboard, paper, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Blackburn?
Normally, it will be possible to have a skip put on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or company. But to do this, you need to have consent from the local council in Blackburn, which is known as a skip permit. We can arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for this license, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.
How long am I able to hire the skip for?
You can typically keep a skip for as long as two weeks from the delivery date. You are able to give a preferred collection date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us once you have loaded the skip, and we will organise your collection. In most cases, this will be the following working day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer over busy periods.
Who will deliver my skip?
Since we offer a national waste management service, we use an extensive network of verified businesses. These can include small local skip hire companies to nationwide waste management providers. Our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental standards.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
A roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a huge container that is used to dispose of large amounts of waste. These skips are primarily for business use but can be used by residential clients too. However, you will want a good amount of room because these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger when compared to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.
Due to the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be hired for lightweight materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of soil and bricks.
Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?
You should not fill your skip past the level load mark. If you fill it over the tip of this mark, it means that your skip is not safe to transport, and you may be asked to take off the excess rubbish before it can be picked up.
Can I dispose of electrical items in the skip?
Electric powered objects like tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous waste and so can not be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric goods need to be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.
How much will skip hire in Blackburn cost?
To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Blackburn, type in your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display the skip sizes we provide in your town and how much each size will cost you to hire. If your skip will be on the road or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.
Do you deliver skips across Lancashire?
As well as delivering skips to Blackburn, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Lancashire. By utilising our network of regional and national skip hire and recycling businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering in Blackburn, Great Harwood or Fleetwood, we have got it covered.
What is classed as a builder’s skip?
As the name suggests, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most frequently used for construction work. There are generally two skip sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which can be used to get rid of substantial volumes of building and demolition materials, such as earth, concrete and rock.
Even though they are branded a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for a number of other household and business waste disposal tasks.
What are the different skip sizes to choose from?
We offer a full variety of skip capacities to household and industrial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different sized skips offered, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each skip is capable of holding:
- 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 further information 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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