Skip Hire Bootle
With skips offered in several sizes, ordering a skip in Bootle couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re aiming to clear out the attic, neaten the garden, redecorate your property or you have a complete house clearance to tackle, we are certain to have the ideal solution.
Whether you want a small skip through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure that you can clear your waste swiftly, conveniently and without needing to break the bank! All of the waste collected will be transferred to local and fully licenced waste recycling centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.
What are the advantages of using a skip?
A skip is a fantastic asset for all sorts of waste clearance needs. You could be clearing the shed, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe planning to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip allows you to clear this waste quickly and conveniently without having to endure multiple outings to the local recycling centre.
If you need a low-cost skip hire service in Bootle, we are here to help. This site offers skip hire for tasks large and small, and we’re experienced in hiring to both residential and trade customers.
We will deliver a skip to your home or business premises throughout Bootle, in addition to the surrounding towns and villages. Which means you can depend on our reliable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.
Our goal is to make sure that ordering a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We provide a straightforward online booking process that allows customers to choose from a large choice of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you’re not sure where to begin when choosing a skip, the information below strives to answer the questions you may have. Whether it is determining which skip best fits your requirements, the length of time you are able to hire it for, or even what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Bootle Skip Hire FAQs
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Bootle?
The cost of getting a skip in Bootle depends on the size of skip you require. The cheapest skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and general clearances. If you need a bigger skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you want to have a skip on the road, because you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
How big is a mini skip?
The mini skip will be the smallest size available from skip companies and is good for smaller DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.
Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms will provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
Do I have to be there when the skip will be delivered?
No, you don’t have to be home when we deliver your skip. Provided that we can gain access to the place you need it positioned, we are able to take care of everything.
When you are not going to be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery instructions when booking your order. For example, you may prefer the skip to be located at a particular area of the drive. Alternatively, you may want to be sure that the skip doesn’t prevent entry to your garage.
Whatever the situation may be, tell us when you place your order, and then we will ensure the instructions will be passed to the lorry driver.
How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?
You can generally keep your skip for up to 14 days from the day that it is delivered. To ensure the collection will be as convenient as possible, there is the choice of giving a preferred collection day when making your order.
Otherwise, simply let us know when you have finished with your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the vast majority of circumstances, it will be the following working day.
It could take a bit longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, however we will always try to come as swiftly as possible.
If I would like a skip on the road in Bootle, will I need a permit?
If possible, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface. If you are doing a household project, then the drive is going to be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you will need to obtain a permit from the local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge as well as other public property in Bootle. If this is needed, we will request the license to be issued on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.
What size roll-on roll-off containers do you offer?
A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to transport significant volumes of waste. Mostly, these containers are hired for business purposes. However, residential clients can also order them. It is very important consider the space they take up, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for lightweight materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of garden soil and rubble.
What will happen to my waste once the skip is picked up?
Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into the different waste materials, including timber, metals, paper, etc. This means that as much of the rubbish as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
Skips are available in a variety of different sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small residential projects.
The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yd is an excellent choice for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.
For those who have a more significant rubbish disposal task to handle, the builder’s skip may be the best option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label indicates, they are the most common sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, such as clay and rubble. But they can equally well be used for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen units.
We also provide 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For further details about all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.
How much waste can a builders skip hold?
The builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. They are the largest containers that can be used to dispose of weighty building and construction materials such as stone, bricks, gravel or dirt.
A builders skip is great for a variety of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning out the loft space, these big containers are often the most affordable solution available.
Will the skip be supplied with a drop down door?
If you are choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is made for getting rid of heavy building and construction waste, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop door, however they are less common. This is because these sizes are typically low enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you prefer a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a skip that has a drop door is delivered.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Bootle?
A local skip company will most likely deliver your skip in Bootle. We employ a network of both regional and nationwide companies to allow us to offer our service to businesses and households across the whole of the UK. These firms are assessed to guarantee they match the high principles we demand in terms of customer service, price and environmental performance.
Will you deliver skips across Merseyside?
We offer a nationwide skip hire and recycling service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Bootle, Bebington, Southport, Haydock or any other area in Merseyside, we are able to assist.
Is it ok to pile up the waste in my skip?
Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it hazardous to move, and you will have to remove any items above the level load line. This also means that you are not allowed to use sheets of wood, doors or another object, as this will increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty to ensure that skips aren’t overfilled or overweight before moving them.
Please be sure you select the appropriate sized skip to meet your needs and get in touch if you are not sure which size you need. We would be happy to help.
Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?
Electric powered products such as television sets, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and hoovers are classed as a hazardous waste and so should not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electrical products have to be separated from other materials. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly manner.
How quickly can you deliver a skip in Bootle?
We will make sure your skip will be provided 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 next day.
Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will always do our best to arrive within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.
It is important to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will in most cases incur a charge for the wasted trip.
What can I put in the skip?
This is one of the most frequent questions people have about skip hire. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you may fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are numerous kinds of rubbish which will result from garden projects, building work and property clearances.
Some of the most common things that we pick up in skips include soil, timber, hedge trimmings, cupboards, bathroom suites, and other household objects.
There are some things that you are not allowed to throw in the skip. This includes any electrical products (dishwashers, monitors or cookers for example), car tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all considered hazardous waste, and therefore getting rid of them needs to comply with a completely different procedure to ensure they don’t cause harm to the environment.
What is the process of hiring a skip in Bootle?
This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you would like to hire. Let us know whether the skip will be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (like the street). Then, select the day you want the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Bootle on the date you have chosen.
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