Ferryhill Skip Hire

With skips available in several sizes, ordering skip hire in Ferryhill couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re aiming to clean out the shed, tidy the back garden, redecorate your house or you have a full house clearance to sort out, we’re confident to have the best solution.

Whether you would like a mini skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure that you can clear out your rubbish swiftly, conveniently and without having to hurt your wallet! All the rubbish collected is transported to local and fully licenced waste recycling centres, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of using a skip?

A skip can be a superb option for lots of different waste clearance requirements. You may be cleaning out the shed, rearranging the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe attempting to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip enables you to get rid of this junk quickly and conveniently without the need to suffer several trips to the local recycling centre.

If you want a low-cost and reliable skip hire company in Ferryhill, we are here to help. We offer skip hire for jobs large and small, plus we’re experienced in hiring to both domestic and trade clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your property or business premises in Ferryhill, and also the nearby towns and villages. This means that you can trust our competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our objective is to ensure that hiring a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We have a very simple online booking process enabling customers to pick from an extensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often arrange the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are uncertain where to begin when ordering a skip, the information below aims to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it’s knowing which skip best fits your requirements, how much time you are able to hire it, or perhaps what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Ferryhill Skip Hire FAQs

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Ferryhill?

Hiring a skip in Ferryhill with us is very easy. Select the skip size you want and input a handful of details about when and where you would like your skip delivered. After that you can pay for your skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and prepare to get your skip delivered on the date selected.

Do I have to be there whenever the skip is delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your home, it is best to be there when the skip is delivered. Then you can be sure the lorry has complete access and that the skip will be situated exactly where you want it. The same is true for those who have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly when gates restrict access.

However, when this isn’t achievable, you don’t need to be concerned. Simply let us know when you are making your order, and then we will handle the rest.

Am I able to have a skip which has a drop down door?

Having a skip that has a drop down door helps make filling waste into it a lot easier. This is especially true with heavy waste materials such as soil or stone, which can then be walked straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading up large bulky objects such as furniture easier too.

Most skips can be supplied with a drop door, however this will sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when you make your online order if a door is required, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

Am I allowed to load up the skip above level load line?

It is essential to never overfill your skip. You must not pass the level load mark indicated on the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it can be very unsafe to move. Which means that when you overload the skip, you may be required to remove the surplus waste. Regardless of how secure you feel the skip is, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. This is unsafe and is therefore prohibited.

Am I able to get rid of electronic products in my skip?

Electric powered objects like TVs, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste type and so cannot be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric objects need to be separated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

What can I put in the skip?

Your skip can be used to dispose of lots of different types of waste. We are used to collecting and processing a multitude of materials generated from building jobs, garden projects and home tidy-ups. A few examples of permitted waste types can include:

  • Household furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many materials are allowed, so whether you want to throw out furniture, plastics, wood or textiles, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The volume and materials you throw in the skip will vary depending on which size skip you have ordered. Skips do have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you wish to discard top soil and rubble, as an example, the biggest size container you will be able to use is the 8 cubic yard skip.

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

There are several waste materials that you are not permitted to throw out in the skip. The main reason for this is that some items incorporate hazardous materials which could be harmful to the environment. They can even be damaging to human health, therefore they must be discarded separately under UK legislation.

A few of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Ferryhill, you will have several sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact skip is fantastic for small household clearances and DIY jobs.

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

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. They are the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their substantial capacity also makes them great for household clearances including large objects such as furniture and beds.

We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people with even larger rubbish disposal needs. These containers are only suited to light waste, so they cannot be hired to dispose of soil or stone.

For more details about the various sizes offered, such as measurements, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a huge skip used to get rid of large quantities of waste. These skips are predominantly for commercial use but can be hired by domestic customers too. Having said that, you will need a good amount of space as these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger when compared to the average skip you will see on the roadside.

Due to the size, roll-on roll-off skips should only be used for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not appropriate for disposing of concrete and bricks.

Do you deliver skips across Durham?

In addition to delivering skips to Ferryhill, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Durham. With the help of our network of regional and national waste management companies, we provide you with a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business in Ferryhill, Bishop Auckland or Spennymoor, we have got you covered.

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

This depends on the skip size you require and if you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the least expensive option. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used mainly in business settings. To receive an immediate price for skip hire in Ferryhill, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

What is a mini skip?

If you have a small quantity of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip might be the ideal option. What size is known as a mini skip differs from company to company, determined by what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies opt to have a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. The price is dependent on the actual size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are great for household jobs including modest DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you would like it put on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can typically keep your skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered. To ensure that the collection will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of giving a preferred collection day when making your order.

Alternatively, simply let us know when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the vast majority of cases, it will be the next working day.

It can take a little longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, but we will always endeavour to come as quickly as possible.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like 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 asked for. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you confirm your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t promise what time we will deliver, we try 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 spot, as failed deliveries can result in a charge for a wasted journey.

Will a skip hire company from Ferryhill deliver my skip?

As we provide a national skip service, we utilise a diverse network of verified and approved businesses. These range from small family-run skip hire firms to national waste management providers. Our service providers are vetted to make sure they meet our high customer service and environmental requirements.

What is a builder’s skip?

The term builders skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The label stems from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are suited to an array of domestic and business projects. These are the biggest size skips which you can use for heavy builders waste like garden soil, rubble and concrete.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Ferryhill?

If possible, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface. When you are doing a residential project, then your driveway is going to be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. Having said that, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public land, you have got to obtain a permit from your local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be located on the street, grass verge as well as other public property in Ferryhill. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be issued on your behalf. An additional cost, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.

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

As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be separated into various waste streams, including timber, cardboard, plastics, etc. This means that the maximum amount of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Other areas covered include Bishop Auckland, Spennymoor, Annfield Plain, Consett, Wolsingham, Stockton-on-Tees, Stanhope and Newton Aycliffe.

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