Skip Hire Flitwick

If you are planning to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Flitwick skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

Should you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip may well be a fantastic choice. Interested in something a bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have got a major project on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we have a selection of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we have the skip which is perfect for your situation.

Be it to your house or your business, we will supply a skip to wherever you need it in Flitwick. Projects may occur anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place your order online or get in touch with a member of our friendly team for additional information today.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we have received relating to our skip hire services.

Flitwick Skip Hire FAQs

How can I hire a skip in Flitwick?

Hiring a skip in Flitwick through us is very simple. Select the skip size you need and then enter a couple of details about where and when you would like your skip delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and schedule to have your skip delivered on the date selected.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips come in a number of sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic jobs.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent choice for shed clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial waste disposal task to deal with, the builder’s skip could be the best option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label suggests, these represent the most typical sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, like soil and hardcore. However they can just as well be hired for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or bathroom suites.

We also deliver 10-16 yard skips and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For additional details about all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container used to transport large quantities of waste materials. Predominantly, these skips are used for business uses. Having said that, domestic clients can also use them. It is essential to look at the space they will take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be hired for light materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and concrete.

Am I able to put electronic products in the skip?

No, you can not throw old or unwanted electronic waste products in a skip. This can include things such as computers, hobs, washing machines, freezers and tv sets. Electronic products can’t be discarded in a skip since they can contain hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and should be recycled.

Can you deliver to other areas in Bedfordshire?

Certainly. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management providers, we can offer skips to both domestic and industrial customers throughout Bedfordshire and anywhere else within the UK.

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

When you are choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is designed for disposing of heavy building and construction materials, as it can be walked in to the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, however these are less common. The reason being these sizes are typically low enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a skip which has a drop door is supplied.

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

In the vast majority of situations, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you want the skip to be situated on land outside of your business or residence, you will need to get permission from the local council in Flitwick, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this for you, therefore it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for the skip license, plus you should know before ordering that getting the licence will often take up to 2 working days.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Flitwick?

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

How much will skip hire in Flitwick cost?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Flitwick, type in your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which skip sizes we provide in your town and how much each one will cost you to order. If your skip is going on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

What waste materials am I allowed to put in my skip?

This is among the most popular questions people have about skip hire. What is important to keep in mind is that you can fill up your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are numerous kinds of rubbish that could result from garden work, construction work and household clearances.

Some of the most typical things which we pick up in skips include garden soil, wood, bush trimmings, kitchen cabinets, baths, and various household items.

There are also some things that you are not allowed to throw in the skip. This can include any electrical products (refrigerators, monitors and washing machines for example), car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all deemed hazardous waste materials, and getting rid of them has to abide by a completely different process to ensure they do not result in damage to the environment.

What is classed as a builders skip?

The builders skip is probably the most common skip that is used across the country. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, the builders skip is perfect for most building and demolition work, which is where the name comes from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip is the largest size that you can use for hefty materials like soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

Am I allowed to fill the skip above level load mark?

You should not load the skip past the level load mark. If you fill it up over the tip of this level, it means your skip is not safe and secure to move, and you can be asked to remove any extra waste prior to it being collected.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

The standard hire time frame is 2 weeks from the delivery date. Having said that, when you book the skip, you can choose a pick up date that is ideal for you. Obviously, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is loaded earlier than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.

We will normally be out to get your skip within 48 hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that this may not be possible during busy times. Once collected, your skip will be taken to your local waste transfer facility, where it will be processed and sorted.

What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

The contents of the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer station. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and by hand into various waste streams, such as soil, cardboard, hardcore and timber. Processing the waste in this manner helps to maximise the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.

When will my skip be delivered?

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

Although we cannot promise an exact delivery time, we will always do our very best to reach you within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

It is important to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will often incur a fee for the wasted journey.

Do I need to be there whenever the skip will be delivered?

You don’t have to be home when the skip will be delivered, however it will help. Being there whenever the skip is delivered means that you can ensure the lorry is given full access and that the skip will be located exactly where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your help during delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, in the event you can’t be available during the time of delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.

How big is the mini skip?

If you are looking for a low cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, the mini skip may be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to take on many jobs.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be placed on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

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

Other areas covered include Stotfold, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Kempston, Sandy, Potton, Woburn and Luton.

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