Keswick Skip Hire

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Keswick, you are in the best place. We utilise a network of regional and countrywide waste management firms to provide a trusted and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.

Our company offers a thorough choice of skip sizes perfect for any waste removal needs. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, not to mention our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.

We will supply skips throughout Keswick as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip positioned on private property (for example a driveway), we can in most cases organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the highway require a little longer, as we have to purchase a permit from your local authority.

With our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Keswick.

For further information about hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have addressed some of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Keswick Skip Hire FAQs

Do you use local skip hire companies in Keswick?

We use a network of both local and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Keswick and the rest of the UK. All of our partner firms are approved and tested to ensure they match our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We can offer a full range of skip sizes to match your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip suitable for small DIY projects and domestic clearances. A common choice for larger tasks, renovations and building work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Keswick firms which produce a big volume of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need some help deciding which size skip you require, have a look at our handy skip size comparison.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

The normal hire period is 2 weeks from the date of delivery. Having said that, at the time you book the skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if your skip is fully loaded earlier than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it removed as quickly as possible.

We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. But, it is important to understand that this is not always the case during busy times. Once collected, your waste will be transported to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed and sorted.

How long does it take to get a skip in Keswick?

If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the following day. In some cases, we can even provide a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed when going through the online order process.

What size roll-on roll-off skips are available?

If you operate a company in Keswick and need to get rid of large volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin could be a perfect option. Available in 20 – 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal skips on the market.

As the label implies, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, as opposed to conventional skips, which are lifted by using chains.

Can I get rid of electronic items in my skip?

No, you can not dispose of old or unwanted electronic waste products in a skip. This includes such things as computers, hobs, tumble dryers, freezers and computer monitors. These items can’t be discarded in a skip since they can include dangerous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Keswick?

Our goal is to provide you with the lowest priced skip hire service in Keswick. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the least expensive choice, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have the skip situated on the street or other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the extra price of a skip permit.

What waste materials can I put in my skip?

It is possible to put a wide array of rubbish in the skip. This can include timber, floor tiles, plastics or bricks from a household clearance. Plant and bush clippings, soil and rock from garden tasks are allowed as well. Units from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be discarded in the skip.

There are, however, things that can’t be put in a skip due to the potential environment or health risk they could cause.

You can’t throw out your refrigerator, computer monitor or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these things consist of hazardous materials in one type or another. They must be disposed of separately from general waste.

Should you require hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to organise a separate collection for this material. Feel free to email for additional details. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you might be able to take this kind of waste to your local council run recycling centre.

What will happen to the waste in my skip?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get separated into several different waste types, such as stone, soil and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

How do I order a skip in Keswick?

Hiring a skip in Keswick with us is very simple. Pick the skip size you want and then enter a couple of details about when and where you want the skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered to you.

Will you deliver skips across Cumbria?

Along with delivering skips and containers to Keswick, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Cumbria. With the help of our 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 to Keswick, Whitehaven or Windermere, we have got it covered.

If I need a skip on the road in Keswick, will I need a permit?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need to have a skip permit when it is positioned on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit if the skip will be on private property, like a drive or within your company premises.

If you need to get a permit, we will arrange this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know as part of the order process, so we can make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can place the skip on your own property, it will save you some money.

Which size skips can have a drop door?

Generally, most skips can be supplied with a drop-down door, dependant upon size, availability and location. If you want a drop down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip with a drop door is primarily helpful when you are hiring a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste materials into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, since they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Is it ok to fill the skip higher than level load mark?

I’m afraid not. You can only fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking rubbish up over this line makes it dangerous to transport, and you may be told to take off the surplus waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and it could also make it overweight.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These are the biggest containers that can be used to get rid of substantial building and construction waste such as stone, concrete, rubble or soil.

A builder’s skip is ideal for a variety of projects. If you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out the attic, these substantial containers will often be the most cost-effective solution available.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest size available from skip companies and is ideal for small DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of waste.

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

Do I have to be there whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t have to be at home when your skip is delivered, but it will help. Being in when the skip is being delivered means you can ensure the delivery driver is given full access and that your skip can be placed exactly where you need it. Likewise, if the skip is hired to business property, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, in the event you can’t be around at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you place your order, and we will organise things from there.

Other areas covered include Whitehaven, Windermere, Kirkby Stephen, Broughton in Furness, Silloth, Dalton-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness and Kendal.

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