Affordable Skip Hire in Godmanchester
If you are clearing the loft space, having some building work carried out or tidying in the shed, getting a skip is a quick and easy way to throw out your unwanted waste. If you are searching to get a cheap skip hire company in Godmanchester, we can help.
We can offer skips for waste disposal jobs of any size. Whether you want a mini skip for a general tidy up or a large builder’s skip for top soil and stone, we are able to offer a full range suited to jobs big or small.
We can provide skips to homes and companies across Godmanchester and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you may be, we are able to give you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Getting a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking software lets you choose from a complete range of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Undecided what size of skip you want to do the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to find out the amount of rubbish each size can hold.
Godmanchester Skip Hire FAQs
What sizes do skips come in?
We provide a full selection of skip sizes to domestic and commercial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Below are the various skip sizes to choose from, with a rough guide to how much rubbish each size is capable of holding:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For more info about our selection of skips, such as dimensions and the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
The fee for hiring a skip will usually include a hire period of up to 14 days. Usually, that will give you sufficient time to load your skip. However, if you need a little more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Needless to say, should you finish with your skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange a pick up. 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 soon as possible.
What will happen to the waste?
The materials in your skip will be taken to the local waste transfer facility. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machines and by hand into various waste streams, like metal, plastics, concrete and wood. Sorting the waste in this way helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.
Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?
When you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is usually best to be at home at the time it is delivered. Then you can make sure the lorry has full access and that the skip will be positioned precisely where you want it. The same is true for those who have a skip delivered to company premises, especially when gates limit access.
However, when this isn’t feasible, you do not need to worry. Simply let us know when making your booking, and we will take care of the rest.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Godmanchester?
To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Godmanchester, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which skip sizes we offer in your area and how much each one will cost to order. If the skip will be on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also have to be factored in.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
A roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a large container that can be used to dispose of large quantities of rubbish. These containers are primarily for business use but can be hired by domestic clients also. Having said that, you will need a lot of space as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger compared to the average skip you will see on the side of the road.
Due to the size, RORO skips should only be used for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suited to getting rid of concrete and rubble.
How do I hire a skip?
Hiring a skip in Godmanchester through us is very easy. Choose the skip size you need and then enter a couple of details about when and where you need the skip delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then schedule to get your skip delivered on the date selected.
Am I able to dispose of electrical items in my skip?
No, you cannot dispose of old electronic waste items in a skip. This includes things such as laptops or computers, microwaves, washing machines, refrigerators and television sets. Electric items can’t be discarded in your skip since they can contain dangerous materials and components.
Under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.
Will the skip come with a drop door?
For anybody who is ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is ideal for disposing of heavy building and demolition materials, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop door, however these are generally less common. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.
If you want a drop door for your job, please tell us when ordering. We will do our best to ensure a container which has a drop door is supplied.
Am I able to put all sorts of waste in my skip?
It is possible to fill up the skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly generated from garage clearances, building work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This can include wood, top soil, rubble, hedge trimmings, furniture, clothing, cabinets or old bathroom suites.
What you put in the skip depends on which skip size you have ordered, because there is a weight restriction. For example, when you will be using your skip for heavy building wastes like stone or soil, the maximum size you could hire is an 8 cubic yard builders skip.
Some materials cannot be disposed of in your skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of separately.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
When you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the following day. In some cases, we will even offer a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery days are confirmed when going through the order process.
Can you deliver skips across Cambridgeshire?
In addition to delivering skips to Godmanchester, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Cambridgeshire. With the help of our network of regional and national skip hire and recycling companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to Godmanchester, Wisbech or Whittlesey, we have got you covered.
How big is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size delivered by skip companies and is ideal for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms will offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.
What is a builder’s skip?
A builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These will be the biggest containers used to dispose of heavy construction materials such as rock, concrete, rubble or clay.
A builders skip is great for a variety of tasks. If you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning out the attic, these big skips tend to be the most cost-effective option available.
Will a skip hire company from Godmanchester deliver my skip?
A local skip company will likely deliver your skip in Godmanchester. We make use of a network of both regional and nationwide businesses to allow us to offer our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are fully vetted to make certain they satisfy the high standards we demand regarding customer service, cost and environmental performance.
If I need a skip on a road in Godmanchester, will I need a permit?
In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you need the skip to be situated on land outside of your company or home, you have got to get permission from your local authority in Godmanchester, which is called a permit. If required, we would be glad to arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less thing to think about. The council will charge a fee for your permit, and you should know before booking that securing the licence will often take up to two working days.
Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?
No, you can only pack your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking rubbish up over this line makes it unsafe to move, and you might be asked to take off the extra waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.
Other areas covered include Wisbech, Whittlesey, Ely, Huntingdon, Cambridge, March, St Neots and St Ives.
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