Best Skip Hire in Horwich
Whether you are cleaning out your loft space, getting some building work done or tidying in the shed, hiring a skip is a simple and fast way to get rid of your excess junk. If you are looking for a cost-effective skip hire provider in Horwich, we can help.
We can provide skips for projects of any size. Whether you want a midi skip for a general clean up or even a large builders skip for soil and bricks, we provide a wide range suited to tasks big or small.
We supply skips to households and companies in Horwich and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you may be, we are able to offer you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.
Getting a skip through us is quick and easy. Our online booking system lets you choose from a complete array of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Undecided what size skip you will want to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to determine how much waste each size can hold.
Horwich Skip Hire FAQs
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Horwich?
In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you need the skip to be placed on land outside of your business or home, you will need to receive permission from the local council in Horwich, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we would be happy to organise this on your behalf, and so it’s one less point to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for your skip license, plus you should know before ordering that securing the licence will often take up to two working days.
How large is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are perfect for small DIY work and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and concrete. Having a total capacity of about 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you needing to make multiple trips to your local recycling centre.
What is the cost of skip hire in Horwich?
To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Horwich, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display which skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each size will cost you to order. If your skip will be on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.
What will happen to my rubbish once the skip is collected?
As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into different waste materials, including wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Is it okay to pile up the waste in my skip?
You should not fill a skip beyond the level load mark. If you fill it above the tip of this mark, it means your skip will not be secure to transport, and you may be asked to remove the excess waste prior to it being picked up.
Am I able to put electrical products in my skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric objects must be kept separate from general waste to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electronic items like washing machines, televisions, kettles, laptops and even hair straighteners.
What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in a skip?
This is amongst the most popular questions people have about our skip hire service. The most important thing to remember is that you may fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are so many kinds of rubbish that can result from garden projects, building work and home clearances.
Among the most typical things that we collect in our skips include garden soil, wood, bush cuttings, kitchen cabinets, bathroom suites, and other household products.
There are some materials that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. This includes any electrical products (dishwashers, monitors or washing machines for example), old car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and paint. They are all regarded as hazardous waste, and therefore getting rid of them has to adhere to a completely different process to make sure they don’t cause harm to the environment.
Do I need to stay in when the skip is delivered?
It is always a good idea to be in when anyone delivers something to your house. You can then make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be located precisely where you need it.
The same goes for those who have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not present.
However, if it is unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you do not have to be there when the skip is delivered.
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Horwich, you will have multiple options to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard container, often referred to as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact skip is fantastic for modest household clearances and DIY work.
Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most popular sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. But their large capacity also makes them great for house tidy ups including large items like furniture and beds.
We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even bigger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only suitable for light waste materials, so they cannot be used to get rid of garden soil or rubble.
For additional information about the different sizes available, such as measurements, check out our help guide to skip sizes.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Horwich?
A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Horwich. We make use of a network of both regional and nationwide businesses to allow us to offer our service to domestic and business customers across the whole of the UK. These companies are thoroughly assessed to ensure they meet the high expectations we require in terms of service, cost and environmental performance.
How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?
Generally, you can keep your skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t have to hurry through your project. If you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded prior to the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.
How do I order a skip online?
This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (like the street). After that, pick the day you need the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. All done! We will deliver your skip to Horwich on the day you have selected.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the next day. In some instances, we can even offer a same-day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed during the online order process.
Do all skips have a drop door?
Having a skip with a drop door will make loading waste into it a lot easier. This is particularly true with hefty materials like garden soil or concrete, which can then be walked straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading up large bulky items like furniture easier also.
Most skip containers can be provided with a drop door, but this can sometimes depend on your location and availability. Let us know when you place your online order if a door is required, and we will do our very best to supply this.
What is classed as being a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip is the most popular skip used in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builder’s skip is fantastic for most building and demolition work, which is where the name comes from.
The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the biggest size which you can use for hefty waste materials including garden soil, concrete, rock and gravel.
What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?
A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to get rid of significant amounts of waste. In the majority of cases, these type of skips are used for industrial uses. However, domestic customers may also use them. It is important to take into account the area they will take up, since they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be used for lightweight materials including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of garden soil and stone.
Do you deliver skips across Greater Manchester?
As well as delivering skips and containers to Horwich, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Greater Manchester. Through a network of regional and national waste management and recycling businesses, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering in Horwich, Stalybridge or Stretford, we have got you covered.
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