Chorley Skip Hire

There are so many reasons why you may find you will want to hire a skip. Some people require a skip because they decided to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the midst of building work and need to dispose of the soil and bricks left behind. You might be thinking about hiring a skip to dispose of the rubbish which has built up in the attic over the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are searching for a cost-effective Chorley skip hire service, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and dependable service to both domestic and commercial customers across Chorley. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to handle all waste management and recycling needs. If you don’t need too much space, the mini skip may be the best solution for you. Likewise, if you think your project may be on the bigger side, you might want to consider our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our service is available all over the Chorley area, and we work together with both household and business clients. Using a simple online booking platform, you can get a skip ordered within only a couple of clicks.

To get started, enter your delivery postcode to view the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Chorley Skip Hire FAQs

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

Skips come in a wide range of sizes to match different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic jobs.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good choice for garage clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial waste disposal task to sort out, a builder’s skip may be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title suggests, these are the most typical sizes used by builders for building waste, including soil and hardcore. But they can equally well be hired for household waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We also offer 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What is classed as a builders skip?

The term builder’s skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yd skip. The name comes from the fact that they are the most popular sizes that are used by general builders and tradespeople.

These substantial skips are fantastic for numerous types of domestic and commercial tasks. These are the largest skip sizes which can be used for hefty builders waste such as garden soil, stone and gravel.

Will the skip have a drop down door?

For anybody who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop down door. This is great for disposing of hefty building and construction waste, as it can be pushed in to the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop-down door, however these are typically more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip that has a drop door is supplied.

How do I order a skip?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you wish to hire. Let us know if the skip is going to be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or on public property (like the street). After that, choose the day you would like your skip to get delivered. Check your order details and then make payment using our secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Chorley on the day you have chosen.

How long does it take to get a skip in Chorley?

When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We can usually provide a next day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, as to go on public property (such as a street), you will have to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.

Due to numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it arriving within a AM or PM slot.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?

If you operate a business in Chorley and wish to dispose of large amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a fantastic choice. Offered in 20 to 40 cubic yards, they are the biggest waste disposal skips that are available.

As the label suggests, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, in contrast to regular skips, that are picked up using chains.

How long can I hire the skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will in most cases include a hire period of up to 2 weeks. In most cases, that will give you plenty of time to load the skip. However, if you do need more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, if you finish with your skip sooner, we are happy to arrange a pick up. Just let us know when you have finished, and then we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.

What is the cost of skip hire in Chorley?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Chorley, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the sizes we provide in your town and how much each one costs to hire. If your skip is going on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

Who will deliver my skip?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work with a variety of local and national companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we can supply customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Electric powered products including televisions, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore cannot be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic products should be separated from other rubbish. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

Is it okay to load the skip above the side?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this will make it dangerous to transport, and you will probably have to empty any materials higher than the level load line. This means that you can not use sheets of timber, doors or any other object, as this will increase the size of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty of care to ensure that bins are not overfilled or overweight before moving them.

Please be sure to choose the appropriate sized skip for your requirements and get in contact if you’re uncertain which size you require. We will be glad to help.

Do you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?

In addition to delivering skips and containers to Chorley, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Lancashire. Through a network of local and national waste management companies, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business in Chorley, Heysham or Haslingden, we have got you covered.

What kinds of rubbish am I able to throw in a skip?

Prior to hiring a skip, it is essential to check that the kind of waste you wish to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Waste types you can put in a skip include household items like furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use a skip to dispose of building and demolition waste, such as old bricks, dirt, stone, metals and concrete.

Some examples of prohibited items include things like electronic items, car tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. They are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately from any general rubbish.

What will happen to the waste?

The materials in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the waste will be separated by machines and by hand into different waste materials, like metal, paper, concrete and timber. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

For those who have a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip might be the best choice. What size is identified as a mini skip differs from company to company, determined by what sizes they have.

The most popular size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. The cost is based on the particular size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for household tasks such as small DIY projects and shed tidy ups. If you want it put on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Chorley?

Normally, it is possible to have your skip put on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But to do this, you must get approval from your local council in Chorley, which is called a skip permit. We will organise this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The council do charge a fee for your permit, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver your skip. So long as we are able to access where you want it delivered, we will take care of everything.

For those who are not going to be at home, simply let us have any relevant delivery directions when you book the order. For instance, you might need the skip to be positioned on a particular area of the property. Or you might need to ensure that the skip does not block use of your garage.

No matter what the situation may be, simply let us know when ordering, and we will ensure the instructions are passed on to the lorry driver.

Other areas covered include Heysham, Haslingden, Carnforth, Clitheroe, Skelmersdale, Whitworth, Church and Lancaster.

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