Skip Hire Kendal

If you are wanting to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s room, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Kendal skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

For those who have a small amount of waste to throw away, the mini skip could be a fantastic option. In search of something a little bit larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have a big task on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can supply a range of large builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we have the skip size that is perfect for your task.

Be it to your property or even your business, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Kendal. Projects can happen anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Order online or contact a member of our friendly staff for more information today.

Below are some of the common questions we have received regarding our skip hire services.

Kendal Skip Hire FAQs

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Kendal?

This depends on the skip size you want and whether you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the lowest priced choice. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used mainly in business settings. To obtain an immediate quotation for skip hire in Kendal, simply enter your postcode into the search box above.

Is it okay to load my skip above the top?

It is important never to overload your skip, as you run the risk of being told to remove surplus waste prior to it being picked up. Whatever size you hire, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, because transporting an overloaded skip can be hazardous, as rubbish could fall and result in injuries or damage to other people.

To prevent this problem, please make sure you order a skip size suited to your waste removal requirements. If the skip is full but you have some further rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

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

No, you can not dispose of old or broken electrical waste items in your skip. This can include such things as printers, microwaves, tumble dryers, fridges and television sets. Electric objects can’t be disposed of in the skip because they can include hazardous materials and components.

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

Do I need to be there when the skip is delivered?

It is always a good idea to be in when anybody delivers something to your home. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, plus the skip can be positioned just where you want it.

The same thing goes if you have a company. When 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 the access is not an issue, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

Skips come in a number of sizes to match various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is good for small household projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a good option for shed clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal task to deal with, the builder’s skip might be the best option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these are the most typical sizes ordered by builders for building waste, like clay and stone. However they can just as well be used for household rubbish such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We can also deliver 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container that can be used to dispose of huge volumes of waste materials. In most cases, these type of containers are hired for business purposes. However, household customers can also use them. You have to look at the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be utilised for lightweight waste including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and stone.

Will a Kendal skip hire company deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Kendal and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner companies are approved and tested to make certain they satisfy our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the most compact size offered by skip firms and is designed for small DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies will offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Kendal?

We have created our booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. Step one is to type in your address to view all the different skip sizes we can supply in Kendal. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and enter the details of where and when you would like the skip delivered. You then make payment with the secure payment platform, and we will send an email to confirm the order as soon as your order is complete!

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most often supplied for construction projects. There are typically two skip sizes that can be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins that you can use to get rid of large volumes of building and demolition waste, including soil, rubble and rock.

Even though they are labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for multiple other residential and business waste disposal tasks.

What happens to the rubbish?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be separated into various waste streams, such as wood, metals, plastics, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

Our standard hire term will be 14 days from the delivery date. However, when you order the skip, you can let us know a collection date that is ideal for you. Of course, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is full sooner than expected, let us know, and we will pick it up as quickly as possible.

We will normally be out to get your skip within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that this may not always be possible during busy periods. Once collected, the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed and sorted.

Will you deliver to other areas in Cumbria?

Of course, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide skips to locations throughout Cumbria, including Kendal, Keswick, Workington and Cleator Moor. So wherever you need a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

What things can I put in my skip?

This is among the most common questions people have about our service. The main thing to remember is that you can fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of waste that could result from garden work, construction work and house clearances.

Some of the most typical items that we pick up in our skips include dirt, wood, bush trimmings, cupboards, bathroom suites, and other household products.

There are some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This includes any electrical goods (fridges, TVs and cookers for example), old car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all regarded as hazardous waste materials, and so disposing of them needs to adhere to an entirely different procedure to ensure they don’t cause damage to the environment.

How long will it take to get a skip in Kendal?

We will ask you to confirm when you need the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you complete your order prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we can typically have the skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we try to provide you with a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver can access your required delivery location, as unsuccessful delivery attempts can lead to a fee for a wasted trip.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Kendal?

In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you need the skip to be placed on land outside of your company or residence, you need to receive permission from your local authority in Kendal, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we would gladly arrange this for you, and so it’s one less point to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for the road permit, plus you should know before ordering that securing the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

What skip sizes have got a drop door?

Typically, almost all skips can be provided with a drop door, depending on size, availability and area. If you require a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip with a drop door is primarily useful if hiring a large builder’s skip, because it lets you wheelbarrow your waste straight into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, since they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Other areas covered include Keswick, Workington, Cleator Moor, Kirkby Lonsdale, Whitehaven, Penrith, Ambleside and Wigton.

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