Skip Hire Cambridge
If you are searching for affordable skip hire in Cambridge, you are in the best place. We make use of a network of local and nationwide skip hire businesses to provide a dependable and efficient service to both residential and business customers.
We offer a complete variety of sizes perfect for any waste disposal requirements. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, as well as our collection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
Our team deliver skips in Cambridge as well as the nearby areas. If you are hiring a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can typically arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be on the road require a little bit more time, since we have to purchase a skip permit from the local authority.
With our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Cambridge.
For extra information about hiring a skip or the services we offer, we have answered many of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Cambridge Skip Hire FAQs
What skip sizes can you supply?
We are able to provide a full-range of skip sizes to match your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip best for small DIY jobs and house clearances. A common option for more substantial tasks, refurbishments and building work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Cambridge firms which generate a large volume of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you need help figuring out which size skip you require, check out our useful skip size comparison.
What things can I put in the skip?
You can fill up your skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly generated from loft clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This can include timber, top soil, bricks, garden trimmings, pieces of furniture, clothing, cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.
What you put in the skip depends on the size you have ordered, as there is a maximum weight limit. For instance, in the event that you will be using the skip for heavy building waste like stone or dirt, the largest size you could get is the 8 cubic yard.
Some materials cannot be discarded in your skip. This includes fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be considered hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial industrial size skips that are used predominantly in the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them ideal for businesses that produce significant quantities of waste.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Cambridge?
This depends on where the skip will be located. You will only need to have a permit when it is positioned on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if your skip is on your private property, like a driveway or within your company premises.
If you do need to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know while completing the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can place your skip on your own property, it will save you some pounds.
Can you deliver skips across Cambridgeshire?
We offer a UK wide skip hire and waste management service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Cambridge, St Ives, Godmanchester, Peterborough or another site in Cambridgeshire, we can help.
When will my skip be delivered?
Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We can typically offer you a following day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (such as a street), you need to get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.
Due to numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it to be delivered in a morning or afternoon slot.
What size is a builder’s skip?
As the name implies, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most often supplied for construction and demolition jobs. There are generally two different sizes which can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips that can be used to get rid of significant quantities of construction and demolition waste materials, including soil, rubble and rock.
Although they are branded a builder’s skip, these can be used for many other domestic and industrial waste disposal tasks.
What is the cost of skip hire in Cambridge?
Our goal is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Cambridge. The price you pay will, naturally, depend upon the size of skip you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you want to have the skip positioned on the road or other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the extra price of a skip permit.
Can I get rid of electronic products in my skip?
No, you cannot throw old or broken electrical waste products in your skip. This includes things like laptops or computers, hobs, washing machines, refrigerators and televisions. Electrical items can’t be thrown in your skip since they can contain hazardous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical goods cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled.
How long am I able to keep a skip for?
You can usually hire a skip for up to 2 weeks from the day that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, you have the option of giving a preferred collection day when placing your order.
Otherwise, just tell us when you’ve finished loading up your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.
It could take a bit longer to pick up your skip over busy periods, but we will always try to come as quickly as possible.
What will happen to the waste in my skip?
The rubbish in the skip will be taken to the local waste recycling facility. Here the rubbish will be separated by machines and by hand into numerous waste streams, such as metal, cardboard, hardcore and wood. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to increase the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is always to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.
Is it okay to load up the skip higher than the top?
It is very important to not overfill your skip, as you risk being asked to take off excessive waste prior to it being picked up. No matter what size you order, you are only permitted to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, because transporting an overloaded bin is dangerous, as waste could fall and result in injuries or damage to other people.
To avoid this problem, please make sure you order a skip size suitable for your waste disposal requirements. If the skip is full but you have more rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to provide an exchange.
Am I able to have a skip which has a drop door?
Having a skip that has a drop down door helps make loading waste into it a lot easier. This is particularly true with heavy waste like dirt or hardcore, which can then be walked straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading large bulky items such as household furniture a lot easier too.
Most skip containers can be supplied with a drop down door, however this may sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when making your order if a door is required, and we will do our absolute best to deliver this.
Will a Cambridge skip hire company deliver my skip?
To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work together with a wide range of local and national businesses. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to guarantee we can supply customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are ideal for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and garden soil. Having a capacity of about 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip will save you having to make numerous trips to the local recycling centre.
Do I have to be home when the skip is due to be delivered?
You don’t really need to be at home when the skip is delivered, however it does help. Being in when the skip is being delivered means you can make sure the lorry driver can be given complete access and that your skip will be positioned precisely where you want it. Likewise, if the skip is delivered to your company property, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.
Having said that, for those who can’t be around for the delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you place the order, and we will arrange things from there.
How can I hire a skip?
Ordering a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery postcode to see the range of skips we can deliver to Cambridge. Pick the size you want to order, and confirm whether it is going to be delivered on private property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.
After your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
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