Carlisle Skip Hire

If you’re planning to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Carlisle skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.

If you have a small amount of waste to remove, the mini skip could be a perfect choice. Interested in something a little bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a significant project on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can offer a range of large builders skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can deliver the skip that is perfect for the task.

Whether it be to your house or your business, we will provide a skip to wherever you want it in Carlisle. Projects could happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

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Below are some of the typical questions we get about our skip hire and recycling service.

Carlisle Skip Hire FAQs

What is a builder’s skip?

The phrase builders skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The label stems from the fact that these are the most popular sizes that are ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These big containers are great for an array of domestic and commercial jobs. They are the biggest skip sizes that you can use for heavy builders waste like dirt, rubble and concrete.

Can I load the skip higher than level load mark?

It is important to never overfill the skip. You should not pass the level load line shown along the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it can be very hazardous to move. This means that if you overfill the skip, you might be required to take off the surplus waste. However safe you believe the skip to be, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. This is hazardous and is therefore not allowed.

Can you deliver skips across Cumbria?

Certainly, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skips to areas throughout Cumbria, such as Carlisle, Sedbergh, Cleator Moor and Whitehaven. So wherever you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What types of waste can I put in the skip?

Prior to ordering a skip, you must ensure that the kind of rubbish you wish to dispose of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Some examples of waste types it is possible to throw in a skip include home goods like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You may also use your skip to discard building and demolition waste, like old bricks, soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of restricted items include things like electronic items, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently must be discarded separately from your general waste.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Virtually all skip sizes can be supplied with a drop door, making them much easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.

A skip with a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the bin, especially with heavy materials, such as garden soil and rubble, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky objects, such as household furniture.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container used to transport large quantities of waste. In the majority of cases, these type of skips are hired for business purposes. Having said that, residential clients can also use them. You will need to look at the area they occupy, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be hired for lightweight waste like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and rubble.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The standard hire term is 14 days from the date of delivery. However, when you order the skip, you can tell us a collection date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if the skip is full earlier than anticipated, let us know, and we will get it removed at the earliest opportunity.

We can normally be out to pick up your skip within 48 hours. However, it is important to bear in mind this is not always the case at busy periods. Once collected, your skip will be transported to your local waste transfer centre, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Carlisle?

This depends upon the size you need and whether you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the cheapest option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in industrial settings. To receive an instant quotation for skip hire in Carlisle, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

What size is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest size provided by skip companies and is designed for small DIY jobs, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some companies offer a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

Do I need permission to get a skip delivered on the road in Carlisle?

This depends upon where the skip will be located. You will only require a skip permit when it is put on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit when your skip will be on your private property, such as a drive or within your company premises.

If you have to get a permit, we can arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and then we can make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can locate the skip on private land, it will save you a few pounds.

Am I allowed to put electronic items in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical products have to be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electric goods including cookers, TVs, toasters, tablets and even hair straighteners.

Do I need to stay in when the skip is delivered?

When you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is always best to be in at the time it is delivered. Then you can ensure that the lorry has complete access and that the skip is situated precisely where you need it. This also is true for those who have a skip delivered to company premises, especially if gates limit access.

On the other hand, if this isn’t achievable, you don’t need to stress. Simply let us know when you are placing your order, and we will take care of everything.

When will my skip be delivered?

When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a date that best suits you. We will usually offer you a next day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, as to go on public property (like a road), you will need to gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it to be delivered within a AM or PM slot.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Carlisle?

We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to type in your delivery address to see the range of skip sizes we can provide in Carlisle. Pick the right size to meet your needs and give us the details of when and where you need the skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment with the secure payment platform, and we’ll send you an email to confirm the order once your booking is done!

Who will deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Carlisle and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip hire providers are approved and evaluated to make certain they match our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

Skips are available in a selection of sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is good for small household projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold roughly 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great choice for garden clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to handle, the builder’s skip could be the best choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label implies, these are the most typical sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, including clay and stone. But they can just as well be used for household waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We also supply 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What will happen to the rubbish?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into various waste materials, such as wood, cardboard, paper, etc. This ensures that as much of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Other areas covered include Sedbergh, Cleator Moor, Whitehaven, Windermere, Dalton-in-Furness, Penrith, Workington and Longtown.

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