Best Skip Hire in Lostwithiel

There are lots of reasons why you could find you will want to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they decide to tidy up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the middle of construction work and wish to discard the mess and stone left behind. You may be thinking about hiring a skip to dispose of the rubbish that has accumulated in the loft over the years.

Whatever the reason may be, if you are searching for an affordable skip hire service in Lostwithiel, then your search is over.

We provide a cost-effective and dependable service to both household and business customers in Lostwithiel. Our skip hire service includes a variety of sizes to take on all waste management and recycling needs. If you don’t require too much space, the mini skip will be the ideal solution for you. Equally, if you feel your task could be on the larger side, you might like to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our services are offered all over the Lostwithiel area, and we work with both domestic and commercial clients. With our easy online ordering system, you can have a skip ordered with just a few clicks.

To start, enter your delivery postcode to check out all the different sizes offered and the price to hire a skip in your area.

Lostwithiel Skip Hire FAQs

Do I have to be there whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

If you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be there on the day it is delivered. Then you can make sure the lorry has full access and that the skip is located exactly where you need it. The same is true when you have a skip delivered to business property, particularly when gates restrict access.

However, if that isn’t feasible, you do not have to stress. Simply tell us when making your booking, and then we will take care of the rest.

How can I order a skip in Lostwithiel?

We have built our online booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to type in your delivery postcode to see all the different skip sizes we can provide in Lostwithiel. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and provide us with the details of where and when you would like the skip to be delivered. You can then make payment with our secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to confirm your order as soon as your order is complete!

What waste materials can I put in my skip?

Before ordering your skip, it is important to make sure that the type of waste materials you want to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials need to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Some examples of waste types you could put in your skip include household items like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use your skip to dispose of building and demolition rubbish, such as timber, soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of restricted items include things like electronic items, tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all considered hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately from any general rubbish.

Where does my waste be taken to once the skip is picked up?

The rubbish in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the waste will be separated by machines and by hand into different waste materials, like soil, paper, hardcore and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

Do you deliver to other areas in Cornwall?

We offer a nationwide skip hire service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you want skip hire in Lostwithiel, Penzance, Market Jew, Bodmin or any other location in Cornwall, we are able to assist.

Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Unfortunately not, because electrical items such as old TVs, fridges, pcs and monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items have to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly way.

What size skips do you supply?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Lostwithiel, you will have various options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is great for small house clearances and DIY tasks.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These represent the most frequent sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also makes them great for household clear ups including large objects such as household furniture and beds.

We can offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only appropriate for lightweight materials, so they can not be used to get rid of garden soil or rubble.

For additional information about the various sizes offered, such as proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Lostwithiel?

The price of hiring a skip in Lostwithiel is determined by the size of skip you need. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you require a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The charge will also increase if you need to have a skip placed on the highway, because you will need a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Lostwithiel?

Preferably, you want to have the skip dropped on to a hard surface area. If you are carrying out a domestic job, then a driveway is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. Having said that, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you need to have a permit from your local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be placed on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Lostwithiel. If this is required, we will request the license to be granted on your behalf. An extra cost, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your skip.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the popular skip ordered in the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is fantastic for most building jobs, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the biggest option that can be used for heavy materials such as garden soil, concrete, stone and gravel.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We can usually provide a following day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (for example a road), you will have to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.

Due to several factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it arriving within a morning or afternoon slot.

Will a Lostwithiel skip hire company deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in Lostwithiel and the rest of the country. Our partner companies are approved and evaluated to guarantee they meet our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling and reliability.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

Having a skip which has a drop down door helps make filling waste into it much easier. This is particularly true with heavy waste like garden soil or stone, which can then be loaded straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading up large bulky objects like furniture a lot easier also.

Most skips can be supplied with a drop down door, but this will sometimes depend upon your area and availability. Let us know when placing your order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to deliver this.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this will make it unsafe to transport, and you will probably be asked to remove any contents over the level load line. This means you can not use sheets of timber, doors or any other object, since this will increase the size of the skip. Skip companies have a legal responsibility to make sure that containers aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you hire the correct size of skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you are not sure which size you require. We will be happy to help.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the smallest size provided by skip companies and is ideal for smaller DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some companies will provide a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to 2 weeks. In most cases, this provides you with plenty of time to load the skip. However, if you need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, we are happy to arrange your collection. Just contact us when you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip at the earliest opportunity.

What size roll-on roll-off skips do you offer?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are huge industrial scale skips that are used mainly in the business sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for businesses that produce significant amounts of waste materials.

Other areas covered include Penzance, Market Jew, Bodmin, Launceston, Truro, Looe, St Austell and Newlyn.

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