Affordable Skip Hire in Longridge

If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Longridge skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

For those who have a small amount of waste to throw away, the mini skip could be a great choice. Looking for something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have a large task on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we offer selection of big builders skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can offer the skip which is perfect for your situation.

Whether it is to your house or your business, we will provide a skip to wherever you need it in Longridge. Jobs may occur anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

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Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding our skip hire services.

Longridge Skip Hire FAQs

Will you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?

We provide a national skip hire and recycling service using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Longridge, Skelmersdale, Barnoldswick, Morecambe or another site in Lancashire, we are able to assist.

What is the size of a builders skip?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most often used for building and construction projects. There are usually two different sizes which can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips which you can use to dispose of large quantities of building and demolition waste materials, like soil, concrete and bricks.

Even though they are branded a builder’s skip, they can be used for a number of other household and industrial waste disposal tasks.

Will a skip hire company from Longridge deliver my skip?

To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work with a variety of local and national companies. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we can supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

What types of rubbish can you put in a skip?

It is possible to fill up the skip with a variety of different waste types which are commonly generated from garage clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This could include timber, dirt, concrete, hedge trimmings, pieces of furniture, clothing, cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.

What you throw in your skip depends on the size you have hired, as there is a maximum weight restriction. For instance, when you are using a skip for heavy construction waste including bricks or soil, the maximum size you would be able to get is the 8 yard builders skip.

Some materials should not be discarded in a skip. This includes fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Longridge?

This will depend on the size you want and if you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To receive an instant quote for skip hire in Longridge, enter your postcode into the search box above.

How do I order a skip?

We have developed our booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to enter your delivery address to check out the range of skip sizes we can supply in Longridge. Select the best size to meet your needs and provide the details of when and where you want the skip delivered. You then make payment through the secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to verify your order as soon as your order is done!

How quick can you deliver a skip in Longridge?

We can normally supply skips to Longridge the following working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program will give you a number of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need a skip delivered asap or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

Do I need to stay in when the skip is delivered?

You don’t need to be at your property when your skip will be delivered, but it can help. Being in whenever the skip is due for delivery means that you can make sure the delivery driver can be given full access and that the skip is located precisely where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is delivered to a company premises, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

However, when you can’t be available at the time of delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask you to tell us when you place your order, and we will organise things from there.

What skip sizes can you supply?

Skips are available in a number of different sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is great for small domestic tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold approximately 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a fantastic option for attic clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal job to tackle, a builder’s skip might be the most suitable choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these are the most common sizes hired by builders for construction waste, such as clay and hardcore. But they can just as well be used for household waste such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We also offer 10-16 cubic yard bins and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Is it possible to get a skip with a drop door?

Getting a skip with a drop door can make loading waste into it a lot easier. This is particularly the case with hefty waste like garden soil or stone, which can then be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make disposing of big bulky objects such as furniture easier too.

The majority of skip containers can be supplied with a drop door, but it will sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when placing your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

Is it okay to load my skip higher than the top?

No, you are only allowed to load your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up over this line makes it dangerous to move, and you can be told to get rid of the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.

How long can I hire a skip for?

Generally, you can keep a skip for a maximum of 14 days. This means you don’t have to rush through your project. If you have completed your project or the skip is full before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to get it as soon as possible.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the smallest size provided by skip companies and is great for smaller DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some companies provide a 3 yard as their smallest container. 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 ordered, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and also by hand into numerous waste streams, including metal, plastics, stone and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?

If you manage a company in Longridge and want to get rid of substantial amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off bin could be a perfect choice. Offered in 20 – 40 cubic yards, these are the largest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the name implies, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, unlike standard skips, that are picked up by using chains.

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric objects must be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electrical goods like cookers, monitors, kettles, laptops and even hair straighteners.

If I require a skip on a road in Longridge, will I need to have a permit?

In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you would like the skip to be placed on land outside of your business or house, you need to get authorisation from your local authority in Longridge, which is called a skip permit. If required, we will gladly organise this for you, so it’s one less issue to think about. The council does charge a fee for your road permit, plus you should be aware before placing your order that obtaining the licence will often take up to two working days.

Other areas covered include Skelmersdale, Barnoldswick, Morecambe, Blackpool, Poulton-le-Fylde, Clitheroe, Darwen and Kirkham.

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