Best Skip Hire in Cockermouth

There are numerous reasons why you might find that you need to order a skip. Some people want a skip because they want to tidy up an overgrown garden. Other people might be in the midst of construction work and need to throw out the soil and concrete left behind. You may be looking at ordering a skip to get rid of the junk that has built up in the attic through the years.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are looking for a cost-effective skip hire service in Cockermouth, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and dependable solution to both domestic and commercial customers in Cockermouth. Our skip hire service includes an array of sizes to sort out all waste disposal and recycling requirements. If you don’t require a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip may be the perfect 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 offered all over the Cockermouth area, and we deal with both domestic and business customers. Using a easy online ordering system, you can get your skip ordered with just a couple of clicks.

To get going, enter your delivery postcode to check out the range of sizes offered and the price to hire a skip in Cockermouth.

Cockermouth Skip Hire FAQs

Do you deliver skips across Cumbria?

Yes. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management businesses, we are able to provide skips to both household and commercial customers across Cumbria and elsewhere in the UK.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will make sure your skip is provided when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will do our very best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

It is important to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will normally incur a charge for the wasted trip.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to 14 days. Usually, this gives you plenty of time to load the skip. However, if you need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, in the event you finish with the skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange a pick up. Just contact us when you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as quickly as possible.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop down door?

For anyone who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop down door. This is made for disposing of hefty building and demolition waste, as it can be pushed in the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop door, though these are typically more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our very best to ensure a container that has a drop door is delivered.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Cockermouth?

Ordering a skip in Cockermouth through us is incredibly easy. Decide on the skip size you require and then enter a couple of details about when and where you need the skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

Am I able to throw electrical items in the skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items have to be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This can include all electrical items including tumble dryers, televisions, kettles, tablets and even hairdryers.

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

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Cockermouth, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display the skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each one costs to order. If the skip will be on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

What types of waste materials can I put in a skip?

Before getting a skip, you must ensure that the type of waste materials you intend to get rid of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types it is possible to put in your skip include household items like furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You may also use a skip to dispose of building and construction rubbish, including timber, top soil, stone, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include things like electronic goods, car tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. These are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore must be discarded separately from any general waste.

How many different skip sizes are available?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Cockermouth, you have numerous sizes to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is great for modest household clearances and DIY jobs.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most popular sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their large capacity also makes them suitable for house tidy ups including bulky objects like household furniture and beds.

We will provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for anyone with even bigger waste disposal needs. These containers are only suited to lightweight waste materials, so they can’t be hired to dispose of soil or stone.

For further details about the different sizes available, such as proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact bins are perfect for small DIY tasks and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them ideal for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from household furnishings and old toys to paving blocks and soil. Having a capacity of around 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you needing to make several journeys to your local recycling centre.

Is it ok to load the skip higher than the level load line?

I’m afraid not. You can only fill up your skip up to the level load line. Piling waste up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you can be asked to get rid of the extra waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

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

No, you do not have to be at home when we are delivering the skip. So long as we can gain access to the place you need it located, we are able to manage it all.

When you are not going to be in, simply let us know any relevant delivery directions when you place your order. For example, you might want the skip to be dropped on a particular area of the driveway. Alternatively, you may need to ensure that the skip does not obstruct entry to your garage.

No matter what the situation might be, tell us when ordering, and then we will make sure your directions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

Will a skip hire company from Cockermouth deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in Cockermouth and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner skip hire providers are verified and tested to guarantee they match our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Cockermouth?

In most cases, it is possible to have your skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to do this, you have got to have approval from your local council in Cockermouth, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council do charge a fee for this license, and it will sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a huge skip that can be used to dispose of large amounts of waste. These containers are mainly for business use but can be hired by household clients as well. However, you will require plenty of space since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger when compared to the typical skip you will see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, RORO skips should only be used for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and so they are not suited to disposing of soil and bricks.

Where does my rubbish go when the skip is collected?

Once you have finished with your skip, we come and get it. It will be transported to a waste recycling facility either in or local to Cockermouth where we will segregate the rubbish into its composite types (wood, metal, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The term builder’s skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 yd skip. The label stems from the fact that these are the most typical sizes used by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial skips are great for a wide variety of domestic and industrial tasks. They are the biggest sizes that you can use for hefty builders waste including top soil, stone and bricks.

Other areas covered include Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Egremont, Wigton, Maryport, Milnthorpe, Windermere and Barrow-in-Furness.

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