Affordable Skip Hire in Great Harwood

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Great Harwood, you are definitely in the best place. We make use of a network of local and nationwide skip hire firms to give a reliable and efficient service to both residential and business customers.

This site offers a total selection of skip sizes suitable for any waste disposal needs. From the mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not to mention our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

Our team provide skips across Great Harwood as well as the surrounding areas. If you are getting a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can generally schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be on the street require a bit more time, since we have to obtain a skip permit from the local council.

Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Great Harwood.

For more info about hiring a skip or the services we offer, we have addressed a number of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Great Harwood Skip Hire FAQs

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most frequently hired for building work. There are generally two skip sizes that may be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins which you can use to dispose of substantial quantities of construction and demolition waste, like garden soil, rubble and bricks.

Although branded a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for a number of other domestic and business waste disposal jobs.

How can I hire a skip?

We have designed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your delivery address to view all the different skip sizes we are able to supply in Great Harwood. Select the right size to meet your requirements and enter the details of where and when you need the skip delivered. After that you can make payment with the secure payment platform, and we will send an email to confirm the transaction once your booking is done!

What will happen to the rubbish?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into a variety of waste streams, including wood, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish is recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little to landfill as possible!

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off container, often known as a RORO, is a large skip that is used to dispose of large quantities of waste. These bins are mainly for industrial use but can be used by household clients also. However, you will want a lot of space since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the typical skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, roro skips should only be used for light materials such as plastics, wood and cardboard, so they are not suited to getting rid of concrete and rubble.

When will my skip be delivered?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We can usually offer you a following day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (for example a highway), you will need to obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it arriving within a AM or PM slot.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

If you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip could be the perfect solution. What size is called a mini skip differs from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they have.

2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to provide a 3 yard container as their smallest option. Price is dependent on the particular size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are ideal for domestic tasks like small DIY projects and garden clean ups. If you want it positioned on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Is it okay to pile up the waste in my skip?

You must not fill a skip past the level load mark. When you load it above the tip of this level, it means that the skip is not safe to move, and you might be asked to remove the extra rubbish prior to it being picked up.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We provide a full range of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip excellent for modest DIY jobs and domestic clearances. A popular choice for larger jobs, renovations and building work is the 8 yard skip.

For Great Harwood firms which produce a significant quantity of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you require some help figuring out which size skip you require, check out our handy skip size comparison.

Will you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?

Of course, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply skips to areas throughout Lancashire, including Great Harwood, Ormskirk, Thornton and Morecambe. So regardless of where you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Will the skip come with a drop door?

Getting a skip that has a drop door can make loading waste into the skip a lot easier. This is particularly true with hefty materials like garden soil and rubble, which can then be loaded straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make disposing of large bulky objects such as furniture a lot easier too.

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, but it will sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when making your online order if a door is required, and we will do our best to provide this.

How much does skip hire in Great Harwood cost?

Our goal is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Great Harwood. The price you pay will, obviously, depend upon the size of skip that you hire. This varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have the skip situated on the road or any other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the extra expense of a skip permit.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Great Harwood?

A local skip hire firm will most likely deliver your skip in Great Harwood. We employ a network of both local and nationwide companies to allow us to provide our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These firms are fully vetted to make certain they match the high principles we require in terms of customer service, price and environmental performance.

Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in my skip?

No, you cannot put old electrical waste products in a skip. This can include items like printers, microwaves, dishwashers, fridges and television sets. Electrical products can’t be thrown in a skip because they can include dangerous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

Do I need to stay in when the skip will be delivered?

It is always a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your property. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, and the skip can be placed just where you need it.

The same thing goes if you have a company. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not present.

Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and access is not an issue, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Great Harwood?

If possible, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface area. If you are doing a domestic task, then a driveway is going to be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, when neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public property, you will have to get a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be positioned on a road, grass verge or any other public property in Great Harwood. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be granted on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

How long can I keep a skip for?

Our standard hire time frame is 14 days from the delivery date. Having said that, when you order your skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is perfect for you. Of course, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if the skip is finished with earlier than expected, tell us, and we will collect it as soon as possible.

We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that this may not be possible during busy periods. Once collected, the skip will be taken to your local waste recycling station, where it will be processed and sorted.

What types of waste materials can I put in a skip?

A skip can be hired to get rid of many different types of waste materials. We are used to collecting and handling lots of items generated from construction jobs, garden landscaping and household tidy-ups. A few examples of permitted waste types include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Most waste types are generally allowed, and therefore whether you would like to dispose of furniture, plastics, timber or fabric, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and things you put in the skip may vary depending on which size skip you have chosen. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So to be able to get rid of soil and gravel, for example, the largest size you will be permitted to hire is the 8 yard skip.

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

There are several materials which you are not permitted to get rid of in the skip. The reason behind this is that some goods contain hazardous elements which could cause damage to the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, so they must be disposed of separately within UK legislation.

Examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Other areas covered include Ormskirk, Thornton, Morecambe, Lancaster, Fleetwood, Heysham, Brierfield and Poulton-le-Fylde.

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