Bowness-on-Windermere Skip Hire

There are several reasons why you may find you will want to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they decided to tidy up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the midst of construction work and want to get rid of the soil and rubble left behind. You might be contemplating hiring a skip to dispose of the rubbish which has built up in the attic over the years.

Whatever the reason might be, if you are looking for a cost-effective skip hire service in Bowness-on-Windermere, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and dependable solution to both residential and industrial customers in Bowness-on-Windermere. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to deal with all waste management needs. If you don’t need a lot of space, the mini skip might be the best solution for you. Likewise, if you think that your task may be on the bigger side, you ought to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builders skips.

Our service is offered across the Bowness-on-Windermere area, and we work with both domestic and business clients. With a easy online booking system, you can get your skip ordered within only a couple of clicks.

To start, enter your postcode to view all the different sizes available and the price to hire a skip in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Bowness-on-Windermere Skip Hire FAQs

Do I need to be at home when the skip is due to be delivered?

It is usually a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your house. That enables you to ensure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be dropped just where you need it.

The same applies for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.

Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Bowness-on-Windermere?

Ordering a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter in your address to view all the different skip sizes we can deliver to Bowness-on-Windermere. Select which size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it will be delivered on private property. Enter your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items have to be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electric goods like washing machines, TVs, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to dispose of large quantities of waste. In the majority of cases, these skips are hired for industrial applications. However, domestic customers can also use them. It is important to consider the area they occupy, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they should only be used for light waste such as paper, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of soil and rubble.

What is the cost of skip hire in Bowness-on-Windermere?

Our aim is to offer the most affordable skip hire service in Bowness-on-Windermere. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip that you hire. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have the skip located on the street or any other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the extra price of the skip permit.

What size is a builders skip?

The builders skip is the most frequent skip that is ordered across the country. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is perfect for most building and demolition projects, which is where the label comes from.

The 8 yard builders skip will be the biggest option which you can use for hefty materials like dirt, concrete, bricks and rubble.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are great for small DIY work and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from household furniture and old baby toys to paving blocks and concrete. Having a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip can save you needing to make several visits to your local recycling centre.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

You can generally keep your skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered. To ensure that the pick up is as convenient as possible, there is the choice of providing a preferred collection day when making your order.

Otherwise, just let us know when you’ve finished with your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the vast majority of circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It could take a little longer to pick up your skip during busy times, however we will always try to be there as quickly as possible.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips come in a wide range of sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small household tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold around 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good option for garden clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to take on, the builder’s skip might be the most suitable option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label suggests, these are the most typical sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, such as soil and hardcore. But they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as old furniture or kitchen units.

We also deliver 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For more info on the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Bowness-on-Windermere?

Usually, it will be possible to get a skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or company. But to get this done, you have got to get permission from your local council in Bowness-on-Windermere, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council will charge a fee for the license, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

Am I allowed to load up my skip above level load line?

It is very important never to overfill your skip, as you run the risk of being told to remove excessive waste before it can be picked up. Regardless of the size you hire, you are only permitted to fill them to a level load. This is a safety condition, as moving an overloaded skip is hazardous, as rubbish could fall and lead to personal injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this situation, please be sure to order a size suited to your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full but you have some further rubbish to dispose of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

What will happen to the rubbish when the skip is picked up?

The contents of the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machines and by hand into numerous waste streams, like soil, cardboard, concrete and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to increase the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and dedication is to maximise recycling and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Bowness-on-Windermere?

We utilise a network of both regional and nationwide skip hire businesses to deliver skips to our customers in Bowness-on-Windermere and the rest of the UK. All of our partner businesses are approved and evaluated to make certain they satisfy our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.

Will my skip come with a drop door?

The vast majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, making them easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

A skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the bin, especially with heavy materials, like garden soil and bricks, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky items, such as household furniture.

Do you deliver skips across Cumbria?

Absolutely. We provide skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we can supply skips to domestic and commercial customers across Cumbria and anywhere else in the UK.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you want the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you complete your booking prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we endeavour to give you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery site, as unsuccessful delivery attempts can lead to a fee for the wasted journey.

What things can I put in the skip?

Prior to hiring your skip, it is important to make sure that the kind of rubbish you wish to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials have to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Some examples of waste types you could throw in a skip include household goods like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use a skip to throw out building and demolition waste, such as timber, soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Some examples of prohibited items include electronic goods, tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently must be disposed of separately from general waste.

Other areas covered include Dalton-in-Furness, Broughton in Furness, Wigton, Silloth, Maryport, Workington, Millom and Keswick.

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