Skip Hire Leicester
With skips available in various sizes, ordering skip hire in Leicester couldn’t be easier. Whether you are looking to clear out the shed, neaten up the back garden, renovate your property or you have a complete house clearance to sort out, we’re sure to have the perfect solution.
Whether you need a mini skip right through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure that you can clear out your waste quickly, conveniently and without needing to break the bank! All the waste collected will be transported to nearby and fully licenced recycling centres, where it will be separated and recycled.
What are the advantages of getting a skip?
A skip is a fantastic choice for all kinds of waste disposal needs. You could be clearing out your garage, rearranging the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or simply wishing to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can dispose of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without the need to endure numerous trips to the local recycling centre.
If you are looking for a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in Leicester, we are here to help you. We offer skip hire for tasks large and small, plus we’re experienced in hiring to both residential and business clients.
We will deliver a skip to your property or company premises in Leicester, in addition to the adjoining towns and villages. This means you can depend on our competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.
Our goal is to make sure that finding a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a very simple online booking process that allows customers to choose from an extensive range of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the following working day if required.
If you are not sure where to begin when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer the questions you might have. Whether it is understanding which skip best suits your needs, the length of time you are able to hire it for, or perhaps what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Leicester Skip Hire FAQs
How long can I hire the skip for?
You can in most cases have a skip for up to two weeks from the delivery date. You may give a chosen collection date at the time you make your order. Otherwise, you can tell us once you have loaded the skip, and we will organise your collection. Generally, this will be the following working day, although it can sometimes take a little longer during busy times.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip will be the most compact skip available from skip companies and is designed for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer you a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a bit 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 a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.
How can I order a skip?
Ordering a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, type in your postcode to view all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Leicester. Select the size you would like to order, and confirm whether it is going to be delivered on private property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.
As soon as your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.
Am I allowed to load the skip higher than the level load mark?
It is very important never to overload your skip, as you run the risk of being required to take off excessive waste before it can be collected. No matter what size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, since transporting an overloaded skip is dangerous, as materials could fall and lead to injury or damage to others.
To prevent this situation, please make sure you hire a size suitable for your waste removal needs. If the skip is full and you have more waste to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.
Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic goods must be kept separate from general waste to get recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electric items including washing machines, televisions, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.
What size is a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. They are the biggest skips that can be used to get rid of heavy building and demolition waste materials such as rock, concrete, rubble or soil.
The builder’s skip is great for a wide array of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning out the shed, these substantial containers tend to be the most affordable option available.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Leicester?
This will depend on the skip size you require and whether you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the cheapest option. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To get an immediate quotation for skip hire in Leicester, enter your postcode into the search box above.
Do you deliver skips across Leicestershire?
We provide a UK wide skip hire service through a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Leicester, Market Bosworth, Ibstock, Melton Mowbray or any other site in Leicestershire, we are able to help.
How long does it take to get a skip in Leicester?
When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We will typically give you a next day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (like a highway), you will need to get a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.
As a result of many factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it arriving in a AM or PM slot.
Where do you take the waste from my skip?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste gets segregated into a range of waste streams, which includes timber, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
What skip sizes do you deliver?
We offer a full-range of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip ideal for modest DIY tasks and domestic clearances. A popular choice for larger sized tasks, refurbishments and building work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Leicester companies with a significant quantity of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you require help choosing which size skip you need, take a look at our useful skip size comparison.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are large industrial scale skips used predominantly within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for organisations that generate large amounts of waste.
Do I have to be home whenever the skip will be delivered?
If you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is always best to be in at the time the skip is delivered. You can then ensure that the skip lorry has full access and that the skip can be placed exactly where you want it. The same is true when you have a skip delivered to business premises, especially when gates restrict access.
However, when this isn’t achievable, you don’t have to stress. Simply tell us when making your booking, and we will take care of the rest.
Will a skip hire company from Leicester deliver my skip?
Since we provide a UK-wide waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These range from small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.
Will the skip come with a drop door?
Generally, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.
Ordering a skip with a drop door is mainly useful when hiring a large builder’s skip, as it means that you can wheelbarrow your rubbish directly into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, as they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
Can I put all types of waste in a skip?
Your skip can be used to dispose of a variety of types of waste. We are used to picking up and handling lots of materials from building work, garden landscaping and household clearances. Some examples of allowed waste products include:
- Home furniture
- Garden trimmings
- Garden soil
- Bathroom suites
- Kitchen cabinets and units
The majority of waste materials are usually permitted, therefore whether you want to dispose of furniture, plastic materials, timber or old toys, we can normally take your waste away.
The quantity and waste types you put in your skip can vary depending on which size skip you have chosen. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you need to get rid of soil and bricks, for example, the biggest size container you will be permitted to hire will be the 8 cubic yard skip.
Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?
There are some materials you will not be allowed to discard in your skip. The main reason for this is that some goods contain hazardous components that may cause harm to the environment. They may also be dangerous to human health, so they need to be discarded separately within UK legislation.
Some of the products which are restricted include:
- Solvents Refrigerators
- Gas cylinders
- PC screens
- Battery packs
- Car tyres
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Leicester?
If possible, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. If you are doing a domestic job, then your drive is going to be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither is available, the street or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you will have to get a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be located on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Leicester. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be issued on your behalf. An additional charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.
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