Skip Hire Longtown

If you are cleaning out the loft, getting some building work carried out or tidying the garage, hiring a skip is a simple and fast option to get rid of all of your unwanted waste. If you are looking to get a cost-effective skip hire firm in Longtown, we can help.

We provide skips for jobs of any size. Whether you require a mini skip for a standard tidy up or even a large builders skip for garden soil and stone, we provide a wide selection suited to tasks big or small.

We supply skips to houses and businesses located in Longtown and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you might be, we are able to offer you a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Getting a skip through us is quick and easy. Our online booking software lets you choose between a full selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size you will need to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to determine the amount of waste each size can handle.

Longtown Skip Hire FAQs

Can I get rid of electronic products in my skip?

Electric powered objects like televisions, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and so should not be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered goods must be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly manner.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We can supply a full range of skip sizes to match your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip suitable for modest DIY jobs and household clearances. A popular choice for more substantial projects, renovations and building work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For Longtown businesses which have a big volume of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

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

How much waste will fit in a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to dispose of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to deal with numerous tasks.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be situated on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

Although most frequently chosen by household customers, the mini skip can also be used for smaller commercial jobs.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

Normally, you can have the skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you don’t have to rush through your project. If you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

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

Our goal is to provide the most affordable skip hire service in Longtown. The price you pay will, obviously, be determined by the size of skip that you hire. This varies from the mini skip, which is the least expensive choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you want to have the skip positioned on the street or any other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of a skip permit.

Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be there when anybody delivers anything to your home. That allows you to ensure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be positioned just where you need it.

The same thing applies for those who have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not present.

However, if it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Longtown?

This depends on where the skip will be located. You will only require a skip permit when it is put on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit if your skip is on your private property, such as a driveway or within your company premises.

If you need to get a permit, we will arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Just let us know during the order process, and we will make the necessary arrangements with the local council. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate your skip on private land, you will save a few pounds.

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

Once you have finished with your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre in or local to Longtown where we segregate the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

Can I dispose of all kinds of rubbish in my skip?

This is one of the most frequent questions people have about hiring a skip. What is important to remember is that you may load your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are many types of rubbish which will result from garden projects, building work and property clearances.

Among the most frequent items that we see in our skips include dirt, wood, hedge trimmings, cupboards, baths, and other household products.

There are also some materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. For example, any electrical items (fridges, televisions and cookers for example), tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all classed as hazardous waste, and disposing of them has to abide by an entirely different process to make sure they do not result in damage to the environment.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These will be the largest containers that can be used to discard weighty building waste materials such as rock, bricks, rubble or garden soil.

The builder’s skip is perfect for a variety of jobs. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or clearing out the garage, these large skips are often the most cost-effective option available.

How do I hire a skip online?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter in your address to view the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Longtown. Choose which size you want to order, and confirm if it is going to be located on your own property. Enter in your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

As soon as your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

For anybody who is choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is made for disposing of heavy building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop door, though these are less common. The reason being these sizes are generally small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, tell us when ordering. We will do our best to make sure a container with a drop door is provided.

Will you deliver to other areas in Cumbria?

Certainly. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we are able to supply skips to both residential and business customers throughout Cumbria and anywhere else within the UK.

How soon can you deliver a skip in Longtown?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a day that suits you. We can normally provide a next day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, because to go on public property (such as a street), you must obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of many factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it to be delivered in a morning or afternoon slot.

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

A roll-on roll-off container, often referred to as a RORO, is a substantial skip that can be used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These skips are primarily for industrial use but can be hired by domestic customers also. However, you will require a lot of room as these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger compared to the typical skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, these skips should only be hired for light-weight materials such as plastics, timber and paper, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of soil and rubble.

Will a Longtown skip hire company deliver my skip?

To offer a thorough skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a number of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to guarantee we are able to supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

Is it ok to fill the skip higher than the side?

You must not fill up your skip past the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this level, it means your skip will not be safe to move, and you could be asked to take off the extra waste prior to it being picked up.

Other areas covered include Whitehaven, Brampton, Kendal, Alston, Cockermouth, Kirkby Stephen, Cleator Moor and Wigton.

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