Darlington Skip Hire

If you are cleaning your loft, getting some building work done or tidying up the back garden, hiring a skip is a quick and easy option to get rid of all of your excess junk. If you are searching to get a reliable skip hire provider in Darlington, we can help.

We can offer skips for jobs of any size. Whether you need a mini skip for a standard tidy up or even a large builders skip for soil and stone, we can provide a wide selection ideal for projects big or small.

We can deliver skips to households and companies across Darlington and the surrounding areas. So wherever you might be, we will give you a dependable and cheap skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Getting a skip through us is simple. Our online booking platform lets you select from a whole array of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Unsure what size you will want for the job? Why not check out our skip size calculator to find out the amount of waste each size can handle.

Darlington Skip Hire FAQs

What waste am I allowed to put in a skip?

Prior to ordering your skip, you must check that the kind of rubbish you intend to dispose of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you could discard in a skip include household goods like pieces of furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use your skip to discard building and construction waste, such as wood, dirt, stone, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include things like electronic goods, tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste and subsequently need to be discarded separately from your general rubbish.

Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items need to be kept separate from general waste materials to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electronic goods like cookers, televisions, toasters, tablets and even hairdryers.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

When your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We will typically give you a next day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, because to go on public property (like a street), you will have to obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

Due to many factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it to be delivered within a AM or PM slot.

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

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container used to dispose of large volumes of waste materials. Generally, these type of containers are used for commercial purposes. Having said that, household customers may also hire them. It is important to look at the space they occupy, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be hired for lightweight waste like paper, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of dirt and concrete.

Will you deliver skips across Durham?

We provide a national skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Darlington, Annfield Plain, Stanley, Ferryhill or any other area in Durham, we are able to assist.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

You can in most cases keep a skip for as long as 14 days from your date of delivery. You may give a preferred pick up date when you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can tell us once you have loaded the skip, and we will plan the collection. In most cases, this will be the following business day, although it can occasionally take a little bit longer over hectic times.

How do you order a skip online?

Ordering a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter in your postcode to view the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Darlington. Choose the size you want to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be delivered on private property. Enter in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

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

This depends upon where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need to have a permit when it is put on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit when your skip is on private property, like a driveway or inside your company premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with your local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can have the skip on your own land, you will save some pounds.

Is it ok to load up the skip higher than the top?

You should not fill up your skip past the level load mark. When you fill it up over the tip of this mark, it means that the skip is not secure to move, and you could be asked to remove any excess rubbish before it can be picked up.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the smallest skip provided by skip firms and is designed for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies will offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

What happens to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

When you have finished filling up your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be taken to a waste recycling centre in or local to Darlington where we segregate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?

No, you do not have to be at home when we deliver the skip. Providing we are able to access the place you need it delivered, we are able to manage everything.

In case you are not going to be at home, just provide us with any relevant delivery directions when booking your order. For example, you may want the skip to be dropped at a particular side of the driveway. Or you may want to make sure the skip does not prevent use of your garage.

No matter what the case may be, simply tell us when you place your order, and then we will ensure your instructions are passed on to the lorry driver.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Virtually all skip sizes can be delivered with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.

A skip with a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the container, especially with weighty materials, such as garden soil and concrete, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load big and bulky objects, such as furniture.

What is the cost of skip hire in Darlington?

This depends upon the size you want and if you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced choice. The most expensive and largest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To receive an instant quotation for skip hire in Darlington, simply enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the frequent skip which is hired in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builder’s skip is perfect for most building and demolition work, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yd builders skip will be the biggest option which you can use for heavy materials such as soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

What sizes do skips come in?

We offer a full-range of skip sizes to match your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip best for modest DIY jobs and domestic clearances. A popular option for more substantial projects, renovations and building work is the 8 cubic yard skip.

For Darlington companies with a big amount of bulky waste, we can offer RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need help deciding on which skip size you need, have a look at our useful skip size comparison.

Will a Darlington skip hire company deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Darlington and the rest of the UK. Our partner companies are verified and evaluated to make sure they satisfy our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling and reliability.

Other areas covered include Annfield Plain, Stanley, Ferryhill, Tow Law, Wolsingham, Willington, Shildon and Seaham.

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