Skip Hire Lichfield
If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Lichfield skip hire service offers a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.
If you have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip may well be a great option. In search of something a little larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the solution. Or perhaps you have a significant task on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can provide a selection of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can offer the skip size which is perfect for the circumstances.
Whether it is to your property or even your business, our team will provide a skip to wherever you want it in Lichfield. Projects can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
Place your order on our website or get in touch with a member of our friendly team to find out more today.
Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive relating to our skip hire services.
Lichfield Skip Hire FAQs
What is the cost of skip hire in Lichfield?
This is determined by the size you need and if you need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the cheapest option. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Lichfield, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
How long can I keep the skip for?
You can usually have the skip for up to 2 weeks from the date of delivery. You can give a chosen collection date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us when you have finished with the skip, and then we will plan the collection. Generally, this will be the following business day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer during busy periods.
What size is the mini skip?
For those who have a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, a mini skip may be the ideal solution. What size is called a mini skip differs from business to business, determined by what sizes they supply.
2 cubic yards is probably the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. The price is dependent on the actual size you hire, instead of the term “mini skip”.
Mini skips are perfect for domestic work including small DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.
How do you order a skip in Lichfield?
Hiring a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your postcode to see the range of skips we are able to deliver to Lichfield. Pick the size you want to order, and confirm if it is going to be dropped on your own property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.
When your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
What will happen to the rubbish?
Once you have finished with your skip, we will come and get it. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre either in or local to Lichfield where we will separate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, metal, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.
Am I able to get a skip that has a drop door?
Virtually all skips can be delivered with a drop down door, which makes them much easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip that has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the container, particularly with heavy materials, like soil and rubble, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load big and bulky items, like household furniture.
Who will deliver my skip?
A local skip hire company will most likely deliver your skip in Lichfield. We utilize a network of both regional and national companies to allow us to offer our service to customers across the whole of the UK. These firms are fully vetted to ensure they match the high expectations we require when it comes to service, price and environmental performance.
What is classed as being a builders skip?
The term builder’s skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. The name comes from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes that are ordered by builders and tradespeople.
These big containers are great for numerous domestic and business jobs. These are the largest skip sizes that can be used for weighty builders waste like top soil, stone and gravel.
Is it ok to load my skip higher than level load line?
Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to transport, and you may have to empty any contents higher than the level load line. This means you are not allowed to use sheets of timber, doors or some other object, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to ensure that containers are not overfilled or overweight before transporting them.
Please make sure to order the appropriate sized skip to suit your needs and get in contact if you are uncertain which size you require. We would be pleased to help.
If I need a skip on a road in Lichfield, will I need to have a permit?
Normally, it will be possible to have the skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But to get this done, you must have approval from your local authority in Lichfield, which is called a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for the license, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.
What types of rubbish can I get rid of in a skip?
You can put a variety of waste into your skip. This can include timber, ceramic tiles, metal or concrete from a house clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, soil and stone from garden work is allowed also. Cupboards and worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be thrown in your skip.
However, there are some things that you cannot put in a skip because of the possible environmental or health risk they can trigger.
You can not get rid of your refrigerator, television or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these things consist of hazardous elements in one type or another. They should be disposed of separately from your general rubbish.
Should you need hazardous waste removal, we may be able to schedule an independent service for this waste. Please get in touch for further details. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this kind of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.
Do I have to be home whenever the skip is due to be delivered?
You don’t need to be at home when the skip will be delivered, however it does help. Being in whenever the skip is delivered means you can ensure the lorry can be given complete access and that your skip can be dropped precisely where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is delivered to company premises, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.
However, in the event you can’t be around during delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you place your order, and we will arrange everything from there.
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
Skips are offered in a wide range of different sizes to match different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bags of waste, which is good for small domestic projects.
The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold approximately 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a fantastic choice for attic clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.
When you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to undertake, the builder’s skip might be the most suitable option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label suggests, these represent the most common sizes hired by builders for building and demolition waste, like clay and rubble. However they can just as well be hired for domestic waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.
We can also provide 10-16 cubic yard skips and commercial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For further information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.
Do you deliver skips across Staffordshire?
We provide a national skip hire and recycling service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you would like skip hire in Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone, Rugeley or any other site in Staffordshire, we are able to help.
How long does it take to get a skip in Lichfield?
We can in most cases supply skips to Lichfield the next working day when your order is made before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking platform offers you a number of delivery dates to select from. So whether you would like your skip to arrive ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.
Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods need to be kept separate from general waste materials to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electric items such as washing machines, televisions, kettles, laptops and even hair straighteners.
What size roll-on roll-off containers are available?
The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to dispose of significant quantities of waste materials. Primarily, these containers are used for commercial applications. However, domestic clients may also use them. You have to think about the area they will take up, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for light materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of garden soil and rubble.
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