Best Skip Hire in Durham
Whether you are cleaning your attic space, having some building work done or tidying the shed, getting a skip is a quick and easy option to eradicate your excess junk. If you are looking for a cheap skip hire company in Durham, we can help.
We provide skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you require a mini skip for a basic clean up or a large builders skip for concrete and bricks, we provide a wide selection suited to jobs big or small.
We can deliver skips to houses and companies located in Durham and the surrounding areas. So wherever you are, we can provide a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Hiring a skip through us is simple. Our online booking software lets you pick from a complete selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Not sure what skip size you require to do the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to determine the amount of rubbish each size can handle.
Durham Skip Hire FAQs
What size is a builder’s skip?
As the name indicates, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most frequently hired for construction work. There are typically two different sizes that may be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers which you can use to dispose of substantial volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, including earth, rubble and rock.
Even though they are labelled a builders skip, they can of course be used for various other household and commercial waste disposal jobs.
Do I need to be home whenever the skip is delivered?
No, you do not need to be home when we deliver the skip. As long as we are able to access the place you need it positioned, we are able to take care of everything.
For those who will not be at home, just let us know any relevant delivery directions when you place the order. For example, you may want the skip to be dropped at a particular area of the drive. Alternatively, you may need to ensure that the skip does not obstruct access to your garage.
Whatever the situation might be, let us know when ordering, and we will ensure the directions will be passed on to the delivery driver.
How do you order a skip in Durham?
This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or council property (like the street). After that, choose the day you need the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment with our secure online payment system. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Durham on the date you have chosen.
Where does my waste be taken to once the skip is picked up?
Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets separated into various waste streams, including stone, soil and cardboard. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
What size is a roll-on roll-off container?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are big commercial size skips used primarily within the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them excellent for companies that generate large amounts of waste materials.
Is it possible to have a skip that has a drop door?
The vast majority of skip sizes can be delivered with a drop door, which makes them much easier to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you want a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the container, particularly with weighty materials, such as soil and concrete, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky objects, such as furniture.
How much will skip hire in Durham cost?
The price of hiring a skip in Durham is determined by the size of skip you require. The cheapest option available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you require a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also increase if you want to have the skip placed on the road, as you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.
What sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Durham, you have multiple options to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 yard skip, sometimes called a mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for small house clearances and DIY tasks.
The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most popular sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their substantial capacity also makes them suitable for household clearances including large items such as pieces of furniture and beds.
We will supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even larger rubbish disposal needs. These sizes are only suitable for lightweight waste, so they can not be hired to get rid of garden soil or concrete.
For additional information regarding the various skip sizes offered, including dimensions, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Can I dispose of all sorts of waste in a skip?
You can throw a variety of rubbish into the skip. This includes timber, ceramic tiles, metal or concrete from a property clearance. Tree and bush cuttings, top soil and stone from garden work is permitted also. Cupboards from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also go in the skip.
However, there are a few items that you are not allowed to put in a skip a result of the possible ecological or health risks they could trigger.
You can not get rid of your freezer, computer or old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also prohibited in the skip. All of these items contain hazardous materials in one kind or another. They should be disposed of separately from your normal waste.
If you need hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to schedule an independent service for this waste. Please email for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling facility.
Can you deliver to other areas in Durham?
Of course, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver our range of skips to locations across Durham, including Durham, Seaham, Hartlepool and Tow Law. So regardless of where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip will be the most compact skip offered by skip companies and is ideal for smaller DIY jobs, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some firms provide a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We can typically supply skips to Durham the following working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking program provides you with various delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need your skip to arrive ASAP or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.
Do I require permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Durham?
Ideally, you should have the skip left on to a hard surface. For anyone who is carrying out a household task, then your drive is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. However, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public property, you will need to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be placed on a road, grass verge or other public property in Durham. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be granted on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
You can typically hire the skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered. To ensure the collection will be as convenient as possible, you will have the option of giving a preferred collection date when you make your order.
Alternatively, just tell us when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in the vast majority of cases, it will be the following working day.
It may take a little longer to collect your skip during busy periods, but we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.
Is it okay to fill my skip above the top?
It is important to not overload the skip. You can not pass the level load line that is shown on the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it is very hazardous to transport. Which means that if you overfill the skip, you could be asked to take off the excess rubbish. No matter how secure you feel the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. That is hazardous and is prohibited.
Am I allowed to put electrical items in my skip?
Electric powered products like televisions, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous waste type and so should not be put in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric objects must be separated from other waste. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Durham?
A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Durham. We utilize a network of both local and nationwide companies to enable us to offer our service to domestic and business customers across the whole of the UK. These companies are thoroughly vetted to make sure they meet the high expectations we require regarding service, cost and environmental performance.
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