Affordable Skip Hire in Derby

If you are planning to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Derby skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.

If you have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip may well be a perfect choice. In search of something a bit larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have a significant job on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we have a selection of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can provide the skip that is just right for the job.

Be it to your house or even your business, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Derby. Jobs could happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

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Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding our skip hire and recycling services.

Derby Skip Hire FAQs

Will you deliver skips across Derbyshire?

Certainly, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skips to locations throughout Derbyshire, including Derby, Chesterfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Staveley. So no matter where you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

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

No, you don’t need to be at home when we are delivering the skip. So long as we are able to gain access to the place you want it positioned, we can take care of it all.

For those who are not likely to be in, simply provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For example, you might want the skip to be positioned at a particular area of the drive. Alternatively, you may need to ensure the skip doesn’t hinder use of your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, provide the details when ordering, and then we will ensure your instructions are passed on to the delivery driver.

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

The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a massive skip used to dispose of large amounts of rubbish. These containers are mainly for commercial use but can be hired by household clients also. However, you should have lots of room as these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger when compared to the average skip you will likely see on the roadside.

Due to the size, roro containers should only be used for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, so they are not suitable for disposing of concrete and rubble.

How do I order a skip?

Hiring a skip in Derby with us is very simple. Select the skip size you want and enter a couple of details about when and where you would like your skip to be delivered. You can then pay for your skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and prepare to get your skip delivered.

Do all skips come with a drop door?

When you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is made for getting rid of heavy building and construction waste materials, as it can be walked into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop down door, however they are more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are typically low enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a container with a drop door is provided.

What size is a mini skip?

For those who have a small amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip could be the perfect choice. What size is described as a mini skip is different from business to business, determined by what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is the most common size for the mini skip. However, some firms choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. The cost is based on the particular size you order, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for domestic tasks including modest DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you need it put on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Derby?

This depends on the size you need and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most expensive and largest choice is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To receive an instant quotation for skip hire in Derby, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

How quickly can you deliver a skip to Derby?

We will ask you to confirm when you want the skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you confirm your order before 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we can typically have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive, we strive to give you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery site, as failed deliveries will lead to a fee for the wasted trip.

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

In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you would like your skip to be positioned on land outside of your company or home, you have got to get authorisation from your local authority in Derby, which is known as a skip permit. If required, we would be happy to arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less thing to think about. The council does charge a fee for your skip permit, plus you should know before placing your order that getting the licence will often take up to two working days.

Will a skip hire company from Derby deliver my skip?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a wide range of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we can provide customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

What size skips can you offer?

Skips come in a variety of sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yd is an excellent choice for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to undertake, the builder’s skip might be the most suitable choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label suggests, they are the most common sizes hired by builders for construction waste, such as soil and rubble. However they can just as well be hired for household waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We also offer 10-16 yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For further details about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Am I allowed to put electronic products in my skip?

No, you can not put old or unwanted electrical waste items in a skip. This can include items like printers, cookers, tumble dryers, freezers and televisions. Electronic products can’t be thrown in the skip as they can have hazardous materials and components.

Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

Is it ok to load up my skip higher than level load mark?

No, you must only load your skip up to the level load mark. Loading waste materials up over this line will make it unsafe to transport, and you may be told to take away the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will normally include a hire period of up to 2 weeks. Usually, this will provide you with sufficient time to load the skip. However, if you need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

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

What will happen to my waste when the skip is picked up?

After you have finished filling your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be taken to a waste transfer facility in or local to Derby where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (wood, metal, soil, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is probably the most popular skip ordered across the country. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is perfect for most building and construction jobs, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip is the biggest option that can be used for hefty materials including garden soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

What sort of waste am I allowed to put in a skip?

A skip can be used to get rid of a variety of types of waste materials. We are used to collecting and handling numerous items generated from building work, garden landscaping and property tidy-ups. Examples of allowed waste materials can include:

  • Household furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Hardcore
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many waste materials will be accepted, therefore whether you would like to discard furniture, plastic materials, wood or unwanted toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The volume and waste types you throw into the skip may vary based on which size skip you have chosen. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you want to discard top soil and rubble, as an example, the largest size you would be permitted to hire is the 8 yard skip.

Are there any items that I can’t put in the skip?

There are some waste items which you will not be able to put in the skip. The reason behind this is that some items incorporate hazardous components which can harm the environment. They can also be damaging to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately within UK regulations.

A few examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer screens
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Other areas covered include Chesterfield, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Staveley, Belper, Buxton, Ilkeston, New Mills and Ashbourne.

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