Skip Hire Chester
If you are planning to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Chester skip hire service offers a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.
Should you have a modest amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip may be a perfect option. In search of something a bit larger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a large job on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can supply a range of large builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we have the skip size that is just right for your job.
Whether it is to your house or your company, we can provide a skip to wherever you want it in Chester. Projects can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
Place your order on our website or contact a member of our helpful team for additional information today.
Below are a few of the typical questions we receive about our skip hire service.
Chester Skip Hire FAQs
What is a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip is regarded as the frequent skip which is used throughout the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builders skip is ideal for most building projects, which is where the label stems from.
The 8 yard builder’s skip is the largest size which you can use for heavy waste matter including soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.
What sizes do skips come in?
This site offers a complete selection of skip capacities to residential and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the various sized skips offered, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each skip can hold:
- 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, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Where do you take the waste from my skip?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste gets segregated into a variety of waste types, such as wood, metals and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish is recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Do you deliver skips across Cheshire?
As well as delivering our range of skips to Chester, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Cheshire. By utilising a network of local and national skip businesses, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business in Chester, Poynton or Middlewich, we have got it covered.
Will a skip hire company from Chester deliver my skip?
To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a number of local and national companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we can offer customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.
Do I need to be home when the skip is going to be delivered?
No, you don’t need to be home when we are delivering the skip. Providing we can gain access to the place you need it positioned, we will manage it all.
In case you are not likely to be in, simply let us have any relevant delivery directions when placing your order. For example, you may want the skip to be located at a particular side of the drive. Or you might want to ensure that the skip does not block access to your garage.
No matter what the case may be, let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure the directions will be passed to the delivery driver.
Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Chester?
In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered onto your driveway, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you want your skip to be placed on land outside of your business or house, you need to obtain authorisation from the local council in Chester, which is called a permit. If necessary, we would be happy to organise this for you, therefore it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for your road permit, and you should know before placing your order that securing the licence can sometimes take up to 2 working days.
How much does skip hire in Chester cost?
The price of getting a skip in Chester is determined by the size of skip you require. The least expensive skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and clearances. If you want a larger sized skip, like an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also increase if you want to have the skip placed on the road, as you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
Is it okay to fill up my skip higher than the level load line?
You should not fill your skip beyond the level load line. When you fill it above the tip of this mark, it means your skip will not be safe to transport, and you can be asked to remove the extra rubbish prior to it being picked up.
How do I hire a skip?
Ordering a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Chester. Pick the size you wish to hire, and confirm if it is going to be located on your own property. Enter your details and make payment using our secure online payment platform.
As soon as your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.
When will my skip be delivered?
If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the very next day. In some instances, we will even provide a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery days are confirmed when going through the order process.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
The cost of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to a fortnight. In most cases, this will give you plenty of time to load the skip. However, if you do need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Needless to say, should you finish with the skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a collection. Just contact us when you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.
What can I put in the skip?
Before hiring a skip, you must make sure that the type of waste you need to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials have to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
Some examples of waste types it is possible to throw in your skip include household items like furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use a skip to throw out building and demolition waste, including wood, top soil, stone, metals and concrete.
Some examples of forbidden items include electronic items, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently need to be disposed of separately from your general waste.
How much waste will fit in the mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are ideal for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are perfect for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from house furniture and broken toys to paving slabs and concrete. Having a total capacity of about 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip can save you having to make multiple trips to your local recycling centre.
Am I allowed to throw away electrical items in the skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods must be kept separate from general waste to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electric powered goods like tumble dryers, televisions, toasters, tablets and even hair straighteners.
Can I get a skip that has a drop down door?
When you are choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is made for getting rid of heavy building and construction rubbish, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop door, although these are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are typically low enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you require a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip that has a drop door is supplied.
What size roll-on roll-off skips do you offer?
If you manage a business in Chester and want to get rid of substantial quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container could be a great choice. Available in 20 – 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers on the market.
As the label implies, these type of containers are rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, in contrast to conventional skips, that are lifted by using chains.
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