Skip Hire Douglas

If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Douglas skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop a skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.

When you have a modest amount of waste materials to throw away, the mini skip could be a perfect choice. Interested in something a little bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have got a large project on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can offer a range of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we will have the skip which is just right for the situation.

Whether it be to your property or even your company, our team will supply a skip to wherever you need it in Douglas. Jobs can take place anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place an order on our website or make
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Below are examples of typical questions we receive about our skip hire services.

Douglas Skip Hire FAQs

Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?

I’m afraid not, because electronic items including old televisions, fridges, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly way.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, which makes them easier to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you would like a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Having a skip with a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the bin, particularly with heavy materials, such as dirt and bricks, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in big and bulky items, like furniture.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Douglas?

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Douglas, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you which sizes we offer in your location and how much each option costs to order. If your skip is going on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into the different waste streams, such as timber, metals, plastics, etc. This means that as much of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Am I allowed to load up my skip above level load mark?

You must not fill up your skip past the level load mark. If you fill it above the tip of this mark, it means that your skip is not safe and secure to transport, and you may be asked to remove the extra rubbish before it can be picked up.

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

If possible, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface. When you are doing a domestic project, then a drive will be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, if neither option is available, the street or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public land, you need to get a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be dropped on a street, grass verge as well as other public property in Douglas. If this is required, we will request the license to be granted on your behalf. An additional fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

Can you deliver to other areas in Isle of Man?

Yes. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we are able to provide skips to both domestic and commercial customers throughout Isle of Man and elsewhere within the UK.

When will my skip be delivered?

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

Although we can’t guarantee an exact delivery time, we will do our best to reach you within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

It is important to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will normally incur a charge for the wasted journey.

What skip sizes do you provide?

We offer a complete range of skip sizes to household and industrial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the different sized skips offered, with a rough guide to the amount of rubbish each skip is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For more information about our choice of skips, such as measurements plus the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How can I order a skip in Douglas?

Ordering a skip should not be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your address to view the range of skips we can deliver to Douglas. Pick the size you would like to hire, and confirm if it is going to be positioned on private property. Enter your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

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

What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in the skip?

A skip can be hired to dispose of a variety of types of waste materials. We are used to collecting and handling a wide variety of materials generated from construction work, garden projects and household tidy-ups. A few examples of allowed waste products include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many waste types are usually permitted, therefore whether you wish to dispose of furniture, plastic materials, wood or old toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and waste types you put in the skip can vary depending on the size skip you ordered. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you need to discard soil and gravel, as an example, the biggest size you would be able to hire is the 8 yard builders skip.

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

There are some waste materials you are not able to dispose of in your skip. The reason behind this is that some goods incorporate hazardous materials which could harm the environment. They can also be damaging to human health, so they need to be discarded separately within UK legislation.

Some of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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

No, you don’t have to be home when we are delivering your skip. Providing we can gain access to where you need it located, we are able to take care of everything.

For those who are not going to be in, simply let us know any relevant delivery directions when you place the order. For instance, you may want the skip to be located on a particular area of the drive. Alternatively, you may need to ensure that the skip does not prevent access to your garage.

Whatever the case might be, tell us when you place your order, and we will ensure the instructions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

Will a skip hire company from Douglas deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work together with a number of local and national businesses. This allows us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to guarantee we can supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

How much waste will fit in a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low-cost skip to dispose of some domestic rubbish, the mini skip may be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon area), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal choice to take on numerous jobs.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be located on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most often chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can also tackle small commercial jobs.

What size is a builder’s skip?

A builders skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These are the biggest skips that can be used to get rid of weighty building and demolition waste materials such as rock, concrete, rubble or clay.

The builders skip is perfect for a wide range of tasks. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or cleaning the attic, these large skips are usually the most affordable choice available.

What size is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a substantial container that can be used to dispose of large quantities of rubbish. These skips are primarily for business use but can be used by residential customers also. However, you need plenty of room since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the average skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

As a result of the size, roro skips should only be used for lightweight materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and bricks.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

You can typically keep a skip for as long as 2 weeks from your delivery date. You are able to provide a chosen pick up date when you confirm your order. Otherwise, you can tell us after you have finished, and we will plan your collection. In most cases, this will be the following working day, although it can occasionally take a little bit longer over busy times.

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