Best Skip Hire in Haltwhistle

If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Haltwhistle, you are certainly in the right place. We employ a network of local and countrywide skip hire firms to offer a trusted and efficient service to both residential and business customers.

Our company offers a complete choice of skip sizes perfect for any waste removal needs. From the mini skip up to the 16 yard bin, not to mention our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We will supply skips across Haltwhistle as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are getting a skip positioned on your private property (for example a driveway), we can often complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the highway take a bit more time, as we must get a permit from your local authority.

By using our simple online booking system, you can hire your skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Haltwhistle.

To get more information about hiring a skip plus the services we provide, we have answered some of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.

Haltwhistle Skip Hire FAQs

Can I throw all types of rubbish in my skip?

A skip can be used to discard a variety of types of waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and processing a wide variety of items generated from building work, garden landscaping and house clean-ups. Some examples of permitted waste types include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

Many different waste types are usually permitted, therefore whether you need to throw out metals, plastics, wood or fabric, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and things you put in your skip will vary depending on which size skip you ordered. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you would like discard garden soil and gravel, as an example, the biggest size you will be allowed to hire is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

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

There are several waste items that you are not permitted to dump in the skip. The reason for this is that these goods incorporate hazardous components that may harm the environment. They may also be dangerous to human health, and so they have to be disposed of separately under UK law.

Some of the products that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Will my skip come with a drop door?

When you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop door. This is perfect for getting rid of heavy building and demolition rubbish, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, although these are generally less common. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a container which has a drop door is delivered.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips are available in a selection of sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a great choice for garage clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial waste disposal job to handle, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name implies, they are the most popular sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, such as clay and rubble. But they can just as well be used for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We also supply 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

The rubbish in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer facility. Here the contents will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into various waste streams, like soil, cardboard, concrete and timber. Processing the waste in this way helps to maximise the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

Am I allowed to throw away electronic items in my skip?

Electronic items such as televisions, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and so should not be placed in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric objects must be segregated from other waste. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly manner.

How large is a mini skip?

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip could be the ideal choice. What size is known as a mini skip differs from company to company, determined by what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies opt to have a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. Price is dependent on the specific size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for household tasks like modest DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you want it put on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The normal hire period is 2 weeks from the delivery date. Having said that, when you book the skip, you can let us know a collection date that is perfect for you. Of course, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if your skip is loaded sooner than expected, let us know, and we will collect it as quickly as possible.

We will usually complete collections within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to remember that this may not be possible at busy times. Once collected, your skip will be transported to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed and sorted.

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most frequently supplied for construction projects. There are generally two skip sizes which can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins which can be used to get rid of significant quantities of construction and demolition materials, like dirt, rubble and rock.

Although branded a builder’s skip, these can be used for a number of other residential and industrial waste disposal tasks.

When will my skip be delivered?

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

Although we are not able to guarantee an exact delivery time, we will do our best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will often incur a charge for the wasted trip.

What size roll-on roll-off skips do you provide?

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to dispose of significant volumes of waste materials. Predominantly, these skips are hired for industrial uses. Having said that, domestic customers can also use them. It is very important think about the area they will take up, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be utilised for light-weight materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of garden soil and concrete.

Can you deliver to other areas in Northumberland?

As well as delivering skips and containers to Haltwhistle, we can also deliver to other towns and villages across Northumberland. Through a network of local and national waste management and recycling businesses, we provide you with a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering in Haltwhistle, Alnwick or Blyth, we have got it covered.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Haltwhistle?

In most cases, it will be possible to have your skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to get this done, you need to have approval from your local authority in Haltwhistle, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The council do impose a fee for your license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

Is it ok to fill my skip higher than the side?

You should not load a skip beyond the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this level, it means that your skip will not be safe to transport, and you might be asked to remove any extra waste before it can be picked up.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Haltwhistle?

Since we provide a national skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved businesses. These vary from small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they meet our high customer service and environmental standards.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Haltwhistle?

This depends upon the size you want and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the cheapest option. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in industrial settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Haltwhistle, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Haltwhistle?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, enter your postcode to view all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Haltwhistle. Choose which size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be located on your own property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all of your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

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

You don’t need to be at your property when your skip is going to be delivered, but it can help. Being there whenever the skip is due for delivery means that you can make sure the driver can be given complete access and that your skip is dropped precisely where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is being delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, for those who can’t be available during delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you place the order, and we will organise everything from there.

Other areas covered include Alnwick, Blyth, Ashington, Corbridge, Hexham, Cramlington, Ponteland and Prudhoe.

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