Houghton Regis Skip Hire
Whether you are cleaning out the attic space, getting some building work carried out or tidying up the garage, hiring a skip is a simple option to get rid of your unwanted junk. If you are searching for a cost-effective skip hire provider in Houghton Regis, we can help.
We provide you with skips for projects of any size. Whether you need a midi skip for a basic clean up or perhaps a builder’s skip for concrete and bricks, we provide a full range suitable for projects big or small.
We deliver skips to houses and companies located in Houghton Regis and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you may be, we are able to give you a reliable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Ordering a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking platform enables you to select from a full selection of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Undecided what skip size you want to complete the job? Why not try our skip size guide to determine just how much rubbish each size can hold.
Houghton Regis Skip Hire FAQs
How do you order a skip?
This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (such as the street). After that, choose the day you need the skip to get delivered. Check your order and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Houghton Regis on the day you have chosen.
Can I fill up the skip above the top?
Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to move, and you will then have to remove any rubbish above the level load mark. This also means that you are not allowed to make use of sheets of timber, doors or some other item, since this will increase the size of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal obligation to ensure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.
Please make sure to choose the correct size of skip to meet your needs and get in touch if you are unsure which size you require. We would be glad to help.
What are the different skip sizes to choose from?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Houghton Regis, you have numerous options to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 yard skip, also known as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact skip is excellent for small household clearances and DIY jobs.
Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most popular sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their large capacity also means they are great for household tidy ups including large objects such as furniture and beds.
We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for customers with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only suited to light waste, so they cannot be used to get rid of soil or rubble.
For further details about the different sizes available, such as measurements, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.
Do I need to be there when the skip will be delivered?
It usually is best if you can be there when anybody delivers something to your house. That allows you to make sure there is access for your delivery, and the skip can be placed just where you need it.
The same applies if you have a company. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.
However, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t need to be there when the skip is being delivered.
Where do you take the waste from my skip?
The waste in your skip will be taken to a local waste transfer facility. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and by hand into different waste streams, like metal, cardboard, stone and wood. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to maximise the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is always to maximise recycling and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Houghton Regis?
If possible, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface area. For anybody who is carrying out a household project, then your drive is going to be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge might be your only option. As this is public land, you have got to have a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be positioned on a road, grass verge or any other public property in Houghton Regis. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be granted on your behalf. An extra cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
If you manage a company in Houghton Regis and need to get rid of large quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a fantastic option. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers that you can hire.
As the label implies, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, unlike regular skips, that are lifted using chains.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
You can normally keep your skip for as long as 14 days from the delivery date. You can provide a preferred pick up day when you place your order. Otherwise, you can let us know after you have finished with the skip, and then we will arrange the collection. In most cases, this will be the following business day, although it can sometimes take a little longer over hectic times.
Can you deliver to other areas in Bedfordshire?
As well as delivering our range of skips to Houghton Regis, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Bedfordshire. With the help of our network of local and national skip hire companies, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business in Houghton Regis, Biggleswade or Stotfold, we have got it covered.
Who will deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both local and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Houghton Regis and the rest of the country. Each of our partner businesses are approved and tested to make sure they match our standards for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.
What waste can I put in my skip?
You are allowed to throw a variety of waste into your skip. This includes timber, ceramic tiles, plastics or rubble from a property clearance. Plant and bush clippings, soil and stone from garden tasks are permitted too. Cupboards from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also go in the skip.
There are, however, some things that you can’t put in a skip a result of the potential environment or health risks they could trigger.
You can not throw in your refrigerator, printer or old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these things contain hazardous elements in one form or another. They should be discarded separately from normal rubbish.
Should you require hazardous waste removal, we may be able to arrange a separate service for this waste. Feel free to get in touch for further information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you might be able to take this type of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
Am I able to have a skip with a drop down door?
In general, most skips can be provided with a drop-down door, depending on the size, availability and area. If you require a drop-down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.
Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly useful if hiring a big builder’s skip, because it enables you to wheelbarrow waste into the skip. This is not so important for midi and mini skips, since they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
When will my skip be delivered?
Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We can typically give you a following day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip on private property, because to go on public property (like a street), you need to gain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.
As a result of numerous factors that could impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it arriving within a AM or PM slot.
What is a builder’s skip?
The term builders skip can mean two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The name originates from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes hired by builders and tradespeople.
These substantial containers are fantastic for an array of domestic and industrial tasks. They are the biggest skip sizes which can be used for heavy builders waste including garden soil, rubble and gravel.
How much waste will fit in the mini skip?
For those who have a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, a mini skip might be the ideal choice. What size is referred to as a mini skip varies from company to company, based on what sizes they have.
The most common size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The price is dependent on the particular size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.
Mini skips are good for residential jobs such as modest DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and need room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.
Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?
Electric powered items including tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous waste and so cannot be placed in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical objects need to be segregated from other rubbish. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco-friendly manner.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Houghton Regis?
Our goal is to give you the most affordable skip hire service in Houghton Regis. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip you hire. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you want to have a skip positioned on the highway or any other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of a skip permit.
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