Best Skip Hire in Manchester

There are many reasons why you might find you need to order a skip. Some people need a skip because they decided to tidy up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the midst of building work and want to discard the soil and bricks left behind. You may just be thinking about ordering a skip to clear out the rubbish which has built up in the attic through the years.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are looking for a reliable Manchester skip hire service, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and trustworthy service to both residential and business customers throughout Manchester. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to handle all waste removal needs. When you don’t want too much space, the 2 yard mini skip might be the best option for you. Equally, if you feel your project could be on the bigger side, you might want to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our services are offered throughout the Manchester area, and we work together with both residential and business customers. Using our easy online ordering process, you can get your skip ordered within just a few clicks.

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

Manchester Skip Hire FAQs

What is a mini skip?

When you have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip may be the ideal choice. What size is referred to as a mini skip varies from business to business, according to what sizes they offer.

The most popular size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies choose to provide a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. Cost is dependent on the actual size you order, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for domestic jobs such as small DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

If I need a skip on a road in Manchester, will I need to get a permit?

Preferably, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface area. When you are doing a residential job, then your drive is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you will have to get a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be dropped on a road, grass verge or any other public property in Manchester. If this is required, we will arrange for the license to be issued for you. An extra cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

Can I throw electrical items in my skip?

No, you cannot dispose of old or broken electrical waste products in your skip. This includes things such as computers, cookers, washing machines, fridges and tv sets. Electrical objects can’t be discarded in your skip because they can have hazardous materials and components.

Under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled.

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

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into different waste materials, such as timber, metals, paper, etc. This means that as much of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?

No, you are only allowed to fill the skip up to the level load line. Loading waste materials up over this line makes it unsafe to move, and you might be asked to get rid of the surplus waste before the skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

Typically, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon the size, availability and area. If you want a drop down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip which has a drop door is primarily useful when choosing a large builder’s skip, since it means that you can wheelbarrow rubbish straight into the skip. This is not so important for mini and midi skips, because they are low enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Will a Manchester skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we provide a nationwide skip hire service, we utilise a diverse network of verified companies. These can include small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.

How much does skip hire in Manchester cost?

This is determined by the skip size you will need and if you need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the lowest priced option. The most costly and biggest choice is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in industrial settings. To receive an instant price for skip hire in Manchester, enter your postcode into the search box above.

Am I allowed to throw all kinds of waste in the skip?

This is one of the most popular questions people have about hiring a skip. The main thing to remember is that you can fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of rubbish that can come from garden work, construction work and home clearances.

Some of the most typical things which we collect in our skips include garden soil, timber, hedge cuttings, cupboards, bathroom suites, and various household items.

There are some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This consists of any electrical goods (fridge freezers, TVs and laptops for example), old car tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and paint. They are all classed as hazardous waste, and disposing of them must adhere to an entirely different process to ensure they don’t cause harm to the environment.

Will you deliver to other areas in Greater Manchester?

Along with delivering skips and containers to Manchester, we can also deliver to other towns and villages across Greater Manchester. With the help of our network of regional and national waste management companies, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to Manchester, Milnrow or Littleborough, we have got you covered.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are large industrial size skips that are used predominantly in the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them excellent for companies that generate significant amounts of waste.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you have asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you complete your booking before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t promise what time we will arrive with your skip, we try to provide you with a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery position, as failed deliveries can result in a charge for a wasted trip.

Do I need to be there when the skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t really need to be at your property when your skip is being delivered, however it can help. Being home when your skip is being delivered means you can ensure the lorry driver is given complete access and that your skip is located precisely where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is hired to company premises, we will appreciate your support during delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, in the event you can’t be available for the delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you book your order, and we will organise everything from there.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We provide a whole variety of skip capacities to domestic and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different sizes to choose from, with a rough guide to how much waste each skip 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 further information about our range of skips, including measurements plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?

The term builder’s skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yd skip. The term comes from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are fantastic for an array of household and business projects. They are the largest sizes which you can use for heavy builders waste including top soil, rubble and bricks.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will normally include a hire period of up to 2 weeks. Usually, that provides you with sufficient time to fill your skip. However, if you do need more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, in the event you finish with the skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange your pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

What is the process of hiring a skip in Manchester?

We have developed our online booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we are able to supply in Manchester. Select the best size to meet your needs and enter the details of when and where you need your skip to be delivered. You then make payment with our secure payment system, and we’ll send you an email to confirm the transaction as soon as your booking is complete!

Other areas covered include Milnrow, Littleborough, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Walkden, Atherton, Rochdale, Ashton-under-Lyne and Horwich.

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