Skip Hire in Ely

Whether you are clearing the loft space, having some building work done or tidying up the back garden, getting a skip is a simple and fast way to eradicate your excess junk. If you are looking for a cheap skip hire provider in Ely, we can help.

This site offers skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you want a midi skip for a standard tidy up or even a builder’s skip for garden soil and stone, we provide a wide range perfect for tasks big or small.

We can deliver skips to households and companies in Ely and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you might be, we are able to offer you a dependable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking software enables you to choose from a full selection of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Unsure what size of skip you need for the job? Why not check out our skip size calculator to find out just how much rubbish each size can handle.

Ely Skip Hire FAQs

Can you deliver skips across Cambridgeshire?

We offer a UK wide skip hire service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you need skip hire in Ely, St Ives, Cambridge, St Neots or another site in Cambridgeshire, we are able to help.

How much does skip hire in Ely cost?

Our goal is to deliver the most affordable skip hire service in Ely. The price you pay will, obviously, depend upon the size of skip that you hire. This varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you want to have your skip situated on the road or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the added expense of the skip permit.

How much waste can you fit in the mini skip?

If you are looking for a cheap skip to dispose of some household rubbish, the mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to handle 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 receiving a skip permit.

Although most commonly chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can also be used for smaller commercial jobs.

What is classed as a builder’s skip?

As the name implies, a builders skip is the size of skip most commonly used for building jobs. There are usually two sizes which can be labelled as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to dispose of large quantities of construction and demolition waste materials, like dirt, rubble and stone.

Although branded a builders skip, these can be used for various other residential and business waste disposal jobs.

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

If you manage a business in Ely and wish to get rid of substantial quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container could be a great option. Available in 20 – 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips that you can hire.

As the label suggests, these containers are rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, unlike conventional skips, that are picked up using chains.

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

If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be there when it is delivered. You can then ensure that the lorry has full access and that the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it. The same applies when you have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly if gates restrict access.

On the other hand, if that isn’t achievable, you do not need to be concerned. Just let us know when making your order, and then we will take care of the rest.

What different sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Ely, you have numerous sizes to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact container is excellent for small domestic clearances and DIY work.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most frequent sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. But their substantial capacity also makes them ideal for house clearances involving large items such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We can offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people and businesses with even bigger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only suitable for light waste, so they can not be hired to dispose of garden soil or concrete.

For additional details about the different capacities available, including proportions, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What can I put in the skip?

This is among the most common questions people have about hiring a skip. The main thing to remember is that you may fill your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are lots of kinds of rubbish that may result from garden work, building work and house clearances.

Among the most common things that we see in our skips include soil, wood, bush trimmings, cabinets, sinks, and other household objects.

However, there are some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This consists of any electrical goods (fridges and freezers, TVs or printers for example), tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and paint. These are all considered hazardous waste materials, and therefore getting rid of them has to abide by a completely different process to make sure they don’t result in harm to the environment.

Will the skip have a drop door?

Having a skip which has a drop down door will make loading waste into it so much easier. This is especially true with hefty waste like garden soil or stone, which can then be loaded directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading up big bulky items like household furniture easier too.

Most skip containers can be supplied with a drop door, however it will sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when making your booking if a door is required, and we will do our absolute best to deliver this.

Can I stack up waste in my skip?

It is important never to overfill your skip, as you run the risk of being told to remove surplus waste before it can be collected. Whatever size you order, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, because moving an overloaded container will be unsafe, as waste could drop and cause injury or damage to others.

To avoid this situation, please make sure you order a size suited to your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full and you have more rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Unfortunately this is not allowed, because electrical items including old TVs, freezers, computers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects need to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly fashion.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, this will give you sufficient time to fill up the skip. However, if you need more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

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

What will happen to my rubbish when the skip is collected?

The contents of the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machinery and also by hand into numerous waste materials, like soil, plastics, concrete and timber. Processing the waste in this manner helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

How can I hire a skip?

This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you wish to hire. Tell us if the skip shall be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or on local authority property (like the road). Next, pick the day you want your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. That’s it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Ely on the day you have chosen.

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

Generally, it is possible to have your skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to do this, you need to get permission from your local authority in Ely, which is called a skip permit. We will organise this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for the license, and it will sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.

How long does it take to get a skip in Ely?

We will make sure your skip is delivered when required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.

Although we can’t promise a precise delivery time, we will do our best to arrive within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will in most cases incur a charge for the wasted trip.

Will a skip hire company from Ely deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work with a wide range of local and nationwide companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

Other areas covered include St Ives, Cambridge, St Neots, Ramsey, Soham, Whittlesey, Huntingdon and Chatteris.

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