Affordable Skip Hire in Houghton-le-Spring
If you are clearing out your attic space, having some building work done or tidying in the garden shed, hiring a skip is a quick and easy way to eradicate your unwanted junk. If you are searching for a cost-effective skip hire company in Houghton-le-Spring, we can help.
This site offers skips for jobs of any size. Whether you require a midi skip for a general tidy up or perhaps a builders skip for garden soil and rubble, we are able to provide a full range suitable for jobs big or small.
We can provide skips to homes and companies across Houghton-le-Spring and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you may be, we will offer a reliable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.
Getting a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking platform lets you select from a full selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Not sure what size skip you may need to do the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to find out just how much waste each size can handle.
Houghton-le-Spring Skip Hire FAQs
Is it okay to load my skip above level load line?
You must not load the skip past the level load line. If you load it above the tip of this level, it means that the skip is not safe and secure to move, and you might be asked to take off any extra rubbish before it can be picked up.
What size roll-on roll-off skips do you offer?
A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container used to get rid of significant volumes of waste. In the majority of cases, these skips are hired for industrial uses. However, residential customers may also use them. It is important to look at the space they will take up, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be utilised for light-weight waste such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of garden soil and hardcore.
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
The phrase builders skip can mean two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The name stems from the fact that they are the most typical sizes that are used by general builders and tradespeople.
These large containers are fantastic for numerous household and commercial tasks. They are the largest sizes that you can use for hefty builders waste including top soil, rubble and gravel.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the next day. Sometimes, we will even offer a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed as part of the online order process.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We can offer a wide selection of skip sizes to match your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip suitable for small DIY tasks and domestic clearances. A popular choice for larger sized jobs, renovations and building work is the 8 yard skip.
For Houghton-le-Spring companies which have a large amount of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you require help deciding on which skip size you need, have a look at our useful skip size comparison.
How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?
You can normally keep your skip for as long as 2 weeks from the date of delivery. You can provide a preferred pick up date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us when you have finished with the skip, and then we will arrange the collection. Generally, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer over hectic periods.
Am I able to get a skip with a drop down door?
Typically, most skips can be supplied with a drop down door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop door, please let us know when ordering your skip.
Having a skip that has a drop door is primarily useful if hiring a large builder’s skip, because it allows you to wheelbarrow rubbish directly into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, as they are low enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
How do you hire a skip?
This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you want to hire. Tell us if the skip is going to be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (like the street). Then, choose the date you need the skip to be delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Houghton-le-Spring on the day you have selected.
Who will deliver my skip?
To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a variety of local and national companies. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to ensure we are able to supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.
What can I put in my skip?
Before getting your skip, it is important to make sure that the sort of rubbish you wish to get rid of is allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.
Examples of waste types you may throw in a skip include home goods like furniture, tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use a skip to dispose of building and construction waste, including timber, dirt, rubble, metals and gravel.
Some examples of forbidden items include electrical products, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately from your general rubbish.
What happens to the rubbish in my skip?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets segregated into a variety of waste types, such as stone, soil and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the collection will be recycled as possible. We are proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?
Unfortunately it is not permitted, as electrical items including old TVs, freezers, printers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects must be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly way.
Will you deliver to other areas in Tyne and Wear?
Indeed, we can offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver skips to areas across Tyne and Wear, such as Houghton-le-Spring, Newcastle, Ryton and Gateshead. So regardless of where you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Houghton-le-Spring?
Usually, it is possible to have your skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to do this, you must get permission from the local authority in Houghton-le-Spring, which is called a skip permit. We are able to order 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 24-48 hours for them to approve this.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Houghton-le-Spring?
To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Houghton-le-Spring, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you the sizes we provide in your town and how much each one will cost you to hire. If your skip will be on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.
Do I need to be at home when my skip will be delivered?
When you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be there on the day the skip is delivered. Then you can ensure that the skip lorry has full access and that the skip will be positioned precisely where you need it. The same applies if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially when gates limit access.
On the other hand, if this is not feasible, you do not need to worry. Simply let us know when placing your booking, and then we will handle the rest.
What is a mini skip?
If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to take on numerous jobs.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be placed on the side of the street, subject to receiving a skip permit.
Although most frequently hired by household customers, the mini skip can even handle smaller commercial jobs.
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