Skip Hire in Dalton-in-Furness

If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy children’s room, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Dalton-in-Furness skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.

For those who have a small amount of waste materials to remove, the mini skip could be a perfect choice. Looking for something a bit bigger? Maybe the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have got a major task on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can provide a selection of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we will have the skip size which is perfect for the situation.

Whether it is to your home or even your business, we can deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Dalton-in-Furness. Projects could happen anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order online or get in touch with a member of our friendly staff for more information today.

Below are some of the typical questions we get regarding our skip hire services.

Dalton-in-Furness Skip Hire FAQs

Is it okay to pile up the waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you may have to empty any materials above the level load line. This means that you can not make use of sheets of timber, doors or any other item, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal obligation to ensure that bins aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you hire the appropriate size of skip for your needs and get in contact if you’re unsure which size is best. We will be glad to help.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Dalton-in-Furness?

A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Dalton-in-Furness. We make use of a network of both regional and national companies to enable us to provide our service to domestic and business customers across the whole of the UK. These businesses are assessed to make sure they match the high standards we demand regarding service, price and environmental performance.

What is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These will be the biggest containers used to get rid of weighty construction materials such as stone, concrete, rubble or garden soil.

The builders skip is perfect for a variety of projects. If you are having an extension built, renovating your bathroom or clearing the loft, these big skips are usually the most affordable option available.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a wide range of sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is great for small residential projects.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a good choice for garden shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more substantial waste disposal task to take on, the builder’s skip could be the best choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name suggests, they are the most typical sizes used by builders for building waste, including soil and hardcore. But they can equally well be used for household waste such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We can also supply 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How large is a roll-on roll-off container?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to get rid of significant volumes of waste materials. Predominantly, these containers are used for business purposes. Having said that, household customers may also use them. You will need to take into account the area they occupy, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they should only be hired for light materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and hardcore.

Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?

No, you can not put old electronic waste items in a skip. This can include things like laptops, cookers, washing machines, fridges and computer monitors. Electrical objects can’t be discarded in your skip since they can contain dangerous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

How large is a mini skip?

If you have a small amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may be the ideal choice. What size is called a mini skip varies from business to business, based on what sizes they have.

2 cubic yards is probably the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. Price depends on the particular size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are great for residential tasks like small DIY projects and garden shed clean ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Do I have to be home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your home, it is always best to be there on the day the skip is delivered. Then you can be sure the lorry has full access and that the skip will be placed precisely where you want it. The same applies if you have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly if gates restrict access.

However, when this is not possible, you do not need to worry. Simply let us know when you are making your booking, and we will take care of everything.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Dalton-in-Furness?

The cost of getting a skip in Dalton-in-Furness is determined by the size of skip you require. The least expensive option available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general clearances. If you require a larger sized skip, like an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also increase if you want to have the skip positioned on the highway, since you will need a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Can I get a skip with a drop down door?

For anyone who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is great for disposing of heavy building and construction waste materials, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also feature a drop down door, although they are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are typically low enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, please let us know when ordering. We will do our utmost to ensure a container with a drop door is delivered.

What things can I put in my skip?

This is amongst the most popular questions people have about our skip hire service. The main thing to keep in mind is that you can fill up your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of waste which will come from garden projects, construction work and property clearances.

Some of the most common things that we find in skips include dirt, wood, tree trimmings, kitchen units, sinks, as well as other household items.

However, there are some materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This includes any electronic items (fridge freezers, televisions and cookers for example), old car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all regarded as hazardous waste, and so disposing of them must follow an entirely different process to ensure they don’t cause damage to the environment.

Can you deliver to other areas in Cumbria?

Absolutely. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management businesses, we are able to supply skips to residential and commercial customers throughout Cumbria and anywhere else in the UK.

Do I need permission to get a skip delivered on the street in Dalton-in-Furness?

If at all possible, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface. For anyone who is doing a residential job, then the driveway is going to be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither is available, the street or grass verge might be your only option. As this is public land, you will need to get a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be placed on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Dalton-in-Furness. If this is required, we will request the license to be issued for you. An extra cost, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

You can generally hire your skip for up to 14 days from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, there is the option of offering a preferred collection day when you make your order.

Otherwise, simply let us know when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It can take a little while longer to pick up your skip over busy periods, however we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Dalton-in-Furness?

We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your postcode to check out the range of skip sizes we are able to supply in Dalton-in-Furness. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and provide us with the details of where and when you need your skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment with the secure payment system, and we will send you an email to confirm the transaction once your booking is done!

How long does it take to get a skip in Dalton-in-Furness?

We can typically deliver skips to Dalton-in-Furness the following working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking platform provides you with various delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need your skip delivered ASAP or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

What happens to the waste?

The waste in the skip will be taken to a local waste recycling facility. Here the contents will be separated by machines and by hand into different waste streams, including metal, paper, concrete and timber. Sorting the waste in this way helps to maximise the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

Other areas covered include Kirkby Lonsdale, Ambleside, Brampton, Kirkby Stephen, Silloth, Sedbergh, Grange-over-Sands and Bowness-on-Windermere.

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