Skip Hire Consett

There are so many reasons why you may find you will want to hire a skip. Some people want a skip because they decided to tidy up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the midst of construction work and wish to dispose of the soil and bricks left behind. You may just be looking at hiring a skip to get rid of the junk which has accumulated in the loft through the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are searching for a reliable skip hire service in Consett, then your search is over.

We offer a cost-effective and reputable solution to both household and industrial customers in Consett. Our skip hire service includes many different sizes to handle all waste removal requirements. If you don’t want a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip might be the best solution for you. Equally, if you feel that your project might be on the larger side, you may want to consider one of our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our services are available throughout the Consett area, and we assist both residential and industrial customers. With a easy online booking system, you can have a skip ordered within just a couple of clicks.

To start, type in your delivery postcode to check out the range of sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Consett Skip Hire FAQs

If I need a skip on a road in Consett, will I need to get a permit?

In most cases, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the street, pathway 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 company or residence, you have got to get authorisation from your local council in Consett, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we would be happy to arrange this for you, and so it’s one less issue to think about. The local authority will charge a fee for the license, plus you should know before placing your order that obtaining the permit can sometimes take up to two working days.

Will a skip hire company from Consett deliver my skip?

Since we offer a nationwide skip service, we utilise an extensive network of approved companies. These can vary from small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.

What is the cost of skip hire in Consett?

The price of getting a skip in Consett is determined by the size of skip you want. The cheapest skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you require a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also increase if you want to have the skip placed on the road, since you will need a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the most compact size delivered by skip companies and is designed for small DIY jobs, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some companies will offer a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

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

The name builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These are the largest containers used to discard weighty building and demolition waste materials such as rock, bricks, gravel or dirt.

A builder’s skip is perfect for a number of projects. If you are having an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out your attic, these large skips tend to be the most affordable solution available.

Can you deliver to other areas in Durham?

Along with delivering our range of skips to Consett, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Durham. Through a network of local and national skip hire companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering in Consett, Chester-le-Street or Seaham, we have got you covered.

What sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Consett, you have numerous sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard container, often referred to as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for small domestic clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most common sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their large capacity also means they are suitable for house tidy ups including bulky objects like household furniture and beds.

We will provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people and businesses with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These containers are only appropriate for lightweight materials, so they cannot be hired to get rid of garden soil or stone.

For further details about the various skip sizes offered, such as measurements, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be available when anybody delivers something to your home. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be positioned precisely where you need it.

The same applies if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.

However, when it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Am I allowed to throw electronic products in the skip?

Unfortunately not, as electrical items like old TVs, freezers, laptops and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items must be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly fashion.

What can I put in the skip?

You can use a skip to dispose of lots of different waste types. We are used to picking up and handling numerous items produced from construction jobs, garden landscaping and property clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste materials include things like:

  • Furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different waste materials are generally accepted, so whether you wish to throw out furniture, plastics, wood or old toys, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and waste types you throw in your skip can vary based on the size skip you have ordered. All skips do have a weight limit for safety. So to be able to get rid of soil and bricks, as an example, the biggest size container you will be able to use will be the 8 yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are some items that you will not be permitted to put in the skip. The reason behind this is that some goods include hazardous materials which can damage the environment. They may also be damaging to human health, and so they need to be disposed of separately within UK legislation.

Examples of the items that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can in most cases keep the skip for as long as 2 weeks from your date of delivery. You may give a chosen collection date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can let us know after you have finished, and we will organise the collection. Usually, this will be the following working day, although it can sometimes take a little longer during busy times.

Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You can only fill up the skip up to the level load line. Stacking waste materials up over this line will make it unsafe to move, and you could be asked to take off the excess waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or any other objects to increase the skip height. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and it can also make it overweight.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you have a business in Consett and need to dispose of large quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip may be a perfect choice. Offered in 20 – 40 cubic yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the label implies, these type of containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, as opposed to conventional skips, that are lifted using chains.

Will my skip have a drop down door?

The vast majority of containers can be provided with a drop door, making them easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and we will do our very best to accommodate.

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

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

The waste in your skip will be taken to the local waste transfer facility. Here the rubbish will be separated by machines and also by hand into different waste materials, such as soil, cardboard, concrete and wood. Processing the waste in this manner helps to maximise the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the quantity of waste that has to go in landfill.

How can I order a skip?

Hiring a skip in Consett with us is very easy. Choose the skip size you will need and enter a handful of details about when and where you need your skip delivered. After that you can pay for your skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ensure your skip will be delivered on the day required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. If you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.

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

You should ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will most likely incur a charge for the wasted journey.

Other areas covered include Chester-le-Street, Seaham, Hartlepool, Ferryhill, Newton Aycliffe, Willington, Shildon and Durham.

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