Skip Hire in Gatley

If you are looking for affordable skip hire in Gatley, you are certainly in the best place. We make use of a network of local and countrywide skip hire and recycling firms to offer a trusted and efficient service to both household and business customers.

We provide you with a thorough choice of sizes suitable for any waste removal requirements. From the 2 yard mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not to mention our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

We will deliver skips throughout Gatley as well as the nearby areas. If you are getting a skip positioned on private property (for example a driveway), we can generally organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the highway require a little bit longer, since we will have to order a permit from your local authority.

With our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Gatley.

To get more information about hiring a skip plus the service we offer, we have answered some of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Gatley Skip Hire FAQs

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

Skips are offered in a number of different sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is perfect for small household projects.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good choice for garage clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more substantial waste disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip might be the best option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title suggests, they are the most popular sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, such as clay and hardcore. But they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as broken furniture or kitchen units.

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

Guide to skip sizes

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

This is determined by the size you will need and if you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the cheapest choice. The most costly and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To get an immediate quote for skip hire in Gatley, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most commonly hired for building jobs. There are usually two different skip sizes that can be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips that you can use to get rid of significant quantities of building and demolition materials, including garden soil, rubble and stone.

Although they are labelled a builders skip, they can be used for various other domestic and business waste disposal tasks.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can usually supply skips to Gatley the next working day when your order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking system offers you various delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need your skip to arrive ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Gatley?

We have created our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we can provide in Gatley. Pick the best size to meet your requirements and give us the details of where and when you would like the skip delivered. Then you can make payment with our secure payment platform, and we will send you an email to confirm the order as soon as your order is complete!

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a huge container used to get rid of large volumes of waste. These bins are predominantly for industrial use but can be used by household customers also. Having said that, you will require a lot of room as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the average skip you will see on the roadside.

Due to the size, roro containers should only be used for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of soil and rubble.

What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets separated into various waste types, such as timber, soil and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the waste will be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

Am I able to get a skip that has a drop door?

Generally speaking, almost all skips can be supplied with a hinged door, depending on size, availability and location. If you require a drop door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip which has a drop door is primarily helpful when you are choosing a large builder’s skip, since it lets you wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This is not as important for mini skips, because they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Will a skip hire company from Gatley deliver my skip?

We use a network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Gatley and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner firms are verified and evaluated to ensure they meet our standards for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

What can I put in my skip?

You may use a skip to get rid of a variety of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and handling lots of items from construction jobs, garden landscaping and house clearances. Examples of permitted waste products can include:

  • Home furnishings
  • Garden trimmings
  • Soil
  • Bricks
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Most materials are permitted, and so whether you wish to dispose of metals, plastic materials, wood or textiles, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and waste types you discard in your skip can vary according to which size skip you chosen. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you want to discard top soil and hardcore, as an example, the largest size container you will be permitted to use will be the 8 yard builders skip.

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

There are a few waste items that you are not permitted to throw out in your skip. The reason for this is that some products include hazardous elements which can damage the environment. They can even be dangerous to human health, so they have to be discarded separately within UK regulations.

A few examples of the things that are restricted include:

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

How much waste can you fit in the mini skip?

If you are searching for a low-cost skip to get rid of some household waste, the mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to deal with numerous tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be located on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit.

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

Do you deliver to other areas in Greater Manchester?

We offer a UK wide skip hire and recycling service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you need skip hire in Gatley, Swinton, Leigh, Mossley or any other location in Greater Manchester, we can assist.

Do I have to be home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?

If you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is best to be there on the day the skip is delivered. You can then ensure the skip lorry has full access and that the skip is positioned exactly where you need it. The same is applicable for those who have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly when gates limit access.

On the other hand, if this isn’t feasible, you don’t have to be concerned. Simply tell us when you are placing your booking, and then we will handle the rest.

Is it okay to fill my skip higher than the level load line?

It is important to not overfill a skip. You can not pass the level load line that is shown on the side of the skip. If your skip is overfilled, it can be very hazardous to move. Which means that when you overload the skip, you could be asked to remove the surplus waste. No matter how safe you believe the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using old doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This can be hazardous and is therefore not allowed.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects must be kept separate from general waste materials to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electric powered items like cookers, monitors, toasters, laptops and even hairdryers.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the road in Gatley?

If at all possible, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. When you are carrying out a residential job, then a driveway will be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. However, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you will need to obtain a permit from your local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be positioned on a street, grass verge as well as other public property in Gatley. If this is required, we will request the license to be issued on your behalf. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

Our normal hire period will be 2 weeks from your date of delivery. Having said that, at the time you book the skip, you can tell us a collection date that will work for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if your skip is finished with earlier than expected, tell us, and we will collect it at the earliest opportunity.

We will normally be out to pick up your skip within 48 hours. However, it is important to remember that this may not always be possible during busy periods. Once collected, the waste will be taken to your local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed and sorted.

Other areas covered include Swinton, Leigh, Mossley, Radcliffe, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Middleton, Whitefield and Romiley.

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