Garforth Skip Hire

If you are planning to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Garforth skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we drop your skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip may well be a perfect option. Looking for something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a significant job on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a selection of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can provide the skip which is perfect for your situation.

Whether it be to your property or even your company, we can supply a skip to wherever you want it in Garforth. Jobs can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place your order online or contact a member of our helpful staff to learn more today.

Below are examples of typical questions we have received with regards to our skip hire and recycling services.

Garforth Skip Hire FAQs

How much does skip hire in Garforth cost?

The cost of hiring a skip in Garforth is determined by the size of skip you require. The lowest priced option available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you require a larger skip, like an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The cost will also be more if you want to have the skip positioned on the highway, as you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

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

I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to fill the skip up to the level load line. Piling waste up over this line makes it dangerous to move, and you may be told to remove the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes using doors, or any other objects to raise the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip dangerous and it could also make it overweight.

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

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to transport huge quantities of waste materials. In most cases, these skips are used for commercial uses. Having said that, domestic customers may also hire them. It is essential to consider the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be utilised for light-weight materials like paper, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and concrete.

What is the process of hiring a skip in Garforth?

This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you wish to hire. Let us know whether the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or public property (like the street). Next, select the day you want your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your skip to Garforth on the day you have chosen.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Garforth?

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

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most often hired for construction and demolition jobs. There are usually two different skip sizes that can be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to dispose of significant volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, like earth, rubble and bricks.

Even though they are labelled a builders skip, these can be used for multiple other residential and commercial waste disposal jobs.

Can you deliver skips across West Yorkshire?

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 deliver skips to domestic and industrial customers across West Yorkshire and elsewhere within the UK.

What sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Garforth, you have various sizes to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 yard skip, also known as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact skip is excellent for modest house clearances and DIY tasks.

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

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most frequent sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also makes them ideal for house clearances involving bulky items like household furniture and beds.

We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for anyone with even bigger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only suitable for lightweight waste materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of garden soil or concrete.

To get more information about the different capacities offered, such as measurements, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

What kinds of waste can you dispose of in a skip?

Your skip can be used to discard lots of different types of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and processing numerous items generated from construction work, garden projects and home clearances. Examples of permitted waste materials can include:

  • Household furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most waste materials are generally accepted, so whether you want to throw out furniture, plastic materials, wood or unwanted toys, we can usually take your waste away.

The volume and items you put in your skip will vary based on the size skip you ordered. Skips have a weight limit for safety. So if you wish to dispose of top soil and gravel, for example, the largest size you would be allowed to use would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

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

There are several materials you are not able to put in the skip. The main reason for this is that some goods contain hazardous materials which could be harmful to the environment. They could also be hazardous to human health, therefore they must be disposed of separately within UK legislation.

Some examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What happens to the rubbish?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste gets sorted into several different waste streams, which includes timber, soil and plastic materials. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

What size is the mini skip?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to dispose of some domestic waste, the mini skip could 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 waste disposal solution to take on many tasks.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be positioned on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit.

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

Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?

Electrical objects including television sets, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and hoovers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore can not be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electrical items should be separated from other materials. This helps ensure they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.

Which skip sizes will have a door?

The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, making them easier to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

A skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste materials into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, such as garden soil and rubble, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load large and bulky objects, such as furniture.

Do I need to be at home when the skip will be delivered?

It is usually a good idea to be there when anybody delivers anything to your home. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, plus the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it.

The same goes if you have a business. If there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.

However, if it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you don’t need to be there when the skip is delivered.

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

In most cases, it is possible to have a skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But to get this done, you have got to get permission from your local authority in Garforth, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for your permit, and it will sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can typically deliver skips to Garforth the following working day when an order is confirmed before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking platform will provide you with various delivery dates to choose from. So whether you want the skip delivered ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, this gives you sufficient time to fill your skip. However, if you do need a little more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, if you finish with your skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange your collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

Other areas covered include Hebden Bridge, Hemsworth, Ilkley, Shipley, Wetherby, Todmorden, Heckmondwike and Featherstone.

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