Skip Hire Loughborough
If you are wanting to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy children’s room, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Loughborough skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.
Should you have a small amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip might be a fantastic option. Interested in something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have a significant task on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we have a range of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs may be, we will have the skip size which is perfect for your situation.
Whether it is to your property or even your business, our team will supply a skip to wherever you need it in Loughborough. Jobs can occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.
Order on our website or contact a member of our helpful team to find out more today.
Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received with regards to our skip hire and recycling service.
Loughborough Skip Hire FAQs
Where will my waste go when the skip is collected?
Whenever 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 rubbish will get segregated into various waste streams, such as wood, metals and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. We are proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?
Unfortunately it is not permitted, as electronic items like old TVs, cookers, pcs and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items must be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly way.
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
As the name suggests, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most often used for building and construction projects. There are usually two different skip sizes that may be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins which you can use to get rid of large amounts of construction and demolition waste materials, including soil, rubble and bricks.
Even though they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for many other household and commercial waste disposal jobs.
How big is a roll-on roll-off skip?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are large industrial size skips used predominantly within the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them great for organisations that generate large amounts of waste.
How many different skip sizes are available?
We offer a full selection of skip capacities to residential and industrial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the various skip sizes available, with a rough guide to the amount of rubbish each size can hold:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For more information about our selection of skips, such as dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We will usually give a following day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (for example a road), you must gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.
Due to several factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered in a AM or PM slot.
Who will deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire companies to deliver skips to our customers in Loughborough and the rest of the UK. All of our partner companies are verified and evaluated to ensure they satisfy our expectations for price, service, recycling and reliability.
Is it okay to fill the skip above level load line?
Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to transport, and you will probably have to empty any items higher than the level load line. This means you cannot use sheets of wood, doors or any other item, since this will increase the height of the skip. We have a legal responsibility to ensure that containers are not overfilled or overweight before moving them.
Please make sure that you select the correct sized skip to meet your requirements and get in touch if you are unsure which size you need. We would be pleased to help.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Loughborough?
This depends upon the skip size you need and whether you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the lowest priced choice. The most costly and largest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in business settings. To obtain an instant price for skip hire in Loughborough, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.
How much waste can the mini skip hold?
If you are looking for a cheap skip to get rid of some domestic waste, the mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to tackle numerous jobs.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be located on the side of the street, subject to obtaining a skip permit from the council.
Although most frequently hired by household customers, the mini skip can also be used for smaller commercial jobs.
Am I able to dispose of all sorts of rubbish in the skip?
You can put a wide array of rubbish into your skip. This includes wood, tile, plastics or concrete from a house clearance. Tree and bush cuttings, dirt and rock from garden tasks are allowed too. Cupboards from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also go in your skip.
However, there are things that you are not allowed to put in a skip due to the possible environmental or health risk they can cause.
You are unable to get rid of your fridge, laptop or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. All of these things include hazardous materials in one type or another. They should be discarded separately from your normal rubbish.
If you need hazardous waste removal, we might be able to arrange a separate collection for this material. Please get in touch for additional details. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this kind of waste to your local council run recycling facility.
How do I hire a skip online?
Hiring a skip in Loughborough with us is very straightforward. Choose the skip size you need and input a couple of details about when and where you want your skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and schedule to get your skip delivered.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Loughborough?
In most cases, it will be possible to have a skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But in order to do this, you need to get permission from the local authority in Loughborough, which is known as a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council do charge a fee for your license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to approve this.
Can you deliver to other areas in Leicestershire?
Yes, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver skips to locations throughout Leicestershire, including Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Broughton Astley and Market Bosworth. So regardless of where you require a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
Which skip sizes have a drop door?
Having a skip with a drop down door can make loading rubbish into the skip a lot easier. This is particularly the case with heavy waste like soil or hardcore, which can then be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It can also make throwing away large bulky objects like furniture much easier as well.
The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop down door, although this may sometimes depend upon area and availability. Let us know when placing your order if a door is required, and we will do our best to provide this.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
You can usually hire your skip for up to 14 days from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you will have the option of offering a preferred collection day when you place your order.
Alternatively, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up your skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in many cases, it will be the next working day.
It could take a bit longer to collect your skip over busy times, however we will always endeavour to be there as swiftly as possible.
Do I need to be home when the skip will be delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be available when anybody delivers anything to your house. You can then ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, plus the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it.
The same thing applies for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.
However, if it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you do not have to be there when the skip is delivered.
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