Skip Hire in Lancaster
There are many reasons why you might find you will want to order a skip. Some people want a skip because they decide to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the middle of construction work and want to get rid of the mess and concrete left behind. You might be contemplating ordering a skip to clear out the rubbish that has accumulated in your attic through the years.
Whatever the reason might be, if you are looking for a cost-effective Lancaster skip hire service, then your search is over.
We provide a cost-effective and dependable service to both domestic and commercial customers in Lancaster. Our skip hire service includes a range of sizes to take on all waste disposal requirements. If you don’t need too much space, the mini skip may be the perfect option for you. Likewise, if you think that your job might be on the bigger side, you might like to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.
Our services are available across the Lancaster area, and we work together with both household and business clients. With our simple online ordering platform, you can get a skip ordered with just a few clicks.
To start, type in your delivery postcode to view the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in Lancaster.
Lancaster Skip Hire FAQs
Can I put electrical items in my skip?
I’m afraid this is not allowed, because electrical products such as old televisions, freezers, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
How do you hire a skip in Lancaster?
Ordering a skip should not be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, type in your delivery address to view all the different skips we are able to deliver to Lancaster. Pick which size you would like to hire, and confirm if it will be positioned on private property. Enter in your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.
When your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
How long does it take to get a skip in Lancaster?
We can in most cases deliver skips to Lancaster the next working day when your order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our simple online booking platform offers you a range of delivery dates to select from. So whether you need a skip delivered asap or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Lancaster?
This will depend on where the skip is going to be located. You will only need to have a permit if it is placed on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit if the skip is on your private property, such as a drive or inside your business premises.
Should you have to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Just let us know during the order process, and then we can make the necessary arrangements with the local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can locate the skip on private property, it will save you a few pounds.
What sort of waste am I allowed to throw in a skip?
You are allowed to fill up the skip with a wide range of different waste types which are commonly generated from home clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This could include timber, dirt, bricks, garden trimmings, household furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.
What you put in the skip depends on which skip size you have hired, because there is a maximum weight restriction. For example, in the event that you are using your skip for heavy building waste such as stone or dirt, the largest size you would be able to get is the 8 cubic yard.
Some materials cannot be disposed of in your skip. This includes refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be considered hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The phrase builders skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yd skip. The term originates from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes that are ordered by builders and tradespeople.
These large skips are great for a wide variety of household and business projects. These are the largest sizes which can be used for weighty builders waste including garden soil, stone and bricks.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
The standard hire time frame will be two weeks from your delivery date. Having said that, at the time you order your skip, you can choose a collection date that will work for you. Of course, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is loaded sooner than anticipated, let us know, and we will pick it up as soon as possible.
We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. But, it is important to keep in mind that this may not always be possible at busy times. Once collected, your waste will be transported to your local waste transfer centre, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
Do you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?
Indeed, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skip sizes to areas across Lancashire, including Lancaster, Rishton, Clayton-le-Moors and Garstang. So no matter where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
Do I need to be at home when my skip will be delivered?
No, you do not have to be home when we are delivering your skip. Providing we are able to access where you need it positioned, we will manage everything.
In the event you are not going to be in, just provide us with any relevant delivery directions when you place your order. For example, you may want the skip to be positioned on a particular part of the drive. Or you might need to ensure the skip doesn’t hinder use of your garage.
No matter what the situation may be, simply let us know when ordering, and we will ensure the directions will be passed to the delivery driver.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Lancaster?
Our goal is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Lancaster. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you need to have the skip located on the street or any other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the additional expense of the skip permit.
Who will deliver my skip?
As we provide a nationwide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved businesses. These can vary from small local skip hire firms to national waste management providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.
How big is a roll-on roll-off container?
A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container used to transport large quantities of waste. Predominantly, these type of containers are hired for business applications. However, domestic clients can also hire them. It is essential to consider the space they take up, since they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be hired for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of garden soil and rubble.
Can I load up the skip higher than level load line?
Please don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you will probably be asked to empty any materials above the level load line. This also means you cannot use sheets of wood, doors or any other object, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal responsibility to make sure that skips are not overfilled or overweight before moving them.
Please be sure to order the appropriate sized skip to meet your requirements and get in touch if you’re not sure which size you need. We would be glad to help.
Which skip sizes have got a door?
Virtually all skips can be delivered with a drop door, which makes them easier to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and then we will do our best to accommodate.
A skip that has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, like garden soil and concrete, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to put in big and bulky items, such as furniture.
What happens to my rubbish when the skip is collected?
The materials in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer centre. Here the contents will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into different waste materials, like soil, cardboard, concrete and timber. Processing the waste in this manner helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.
How large is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact containers are fantastic for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint means they are excellent for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furnishings and broken toys to paving slabs and soil. Having a total capacity of around 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip will save you having to make numerous journeys to your local recycling centre.
What sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Lancaster, you will have multiple sizes to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact container is great for small house clearances and DIY work.
The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. They are the most common sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also means they are suitable for household clear ups involving large objects such as furniture and beds.
We will provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people with even larger waste disposal requirements. These skips are only suited to lightweight waste, so they can’t be hired to dispose of garden soil or concrete.
For more details about the various capacities available, including measurements, check out our guide to skip sizes.
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