Affordable Skip Hire in Newcastle

With skips available in many sizes, ordering skip hire in Newcastle couldn’t be easier. Whether you are looking to clean out the loft, neaten up the back garden, renovate your home or have a whole house clearance to take on, we are confident to have the best solution.

Whether you are looking for a small skip right through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure that you can dispose of your rubbish swiftly, conveniently and without having to break your budget! All of the waste collected will be taken to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of getting a skip?

A skip is a superb asset for lots of different waste clearance needs. You might be clearing out the garage, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or simply attempting to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip helps you clear this junk quickly and conveniently without the need to go through several visits to your local recycling facility.

If you require a low-cost skip hire company in Newcastle, we are here to help. We can provide skip hire for tasks big and small, and we are experienced in hiring to both residential and trade clients.

We can deliver a skip to your property or business premises in Newcastle, in addition to the nearby areas. This means you can rely on our affordable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our objective is to make sure that hiring a skip through us is hassle-free and dependable. We have a simple online booking system that enables clients to choose from a large choice of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you’re uncertain where to begin when choosing a skip, the information below aims to answer the questions you may have. Whether it is understanding which skip best suits your requirements, the length of time you can hire it, or even what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Newcastle Skip Hire FAQs

Can I put all sorts of rubbish in a skip?

You are allowed to throw a wide array of waste types into the skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, plastics or rubble from a house clearance. Plant and bush clippings, top soil and stone from garden jobs are allowed also. Worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also be thrown in your skip.

There are, however, things that you cannot put in a skip because of the possible environment or health risk they may trigger.

You are unable to get rid of your refrigerator, television or old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items incorporate hazardous materials in one kind or another. They should be disposed of separately from normal waste.

If you need hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule a separate collection for this waste. Please get in touch for more information. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you might be able to take this sort of waste to your local council run recycling centre.

What happens to the rubbish?

The items in the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the contents will be separated by machinery and by hand into various waste streams, such as metal, plastics, rubble and wood. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.

Can you deliver to other areas in Tyne and Wear?

As well as delivering skips and containers to Newcastle, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Tyne and Wear. With the help of our network of regional and national skip hire businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to Newcastle, Whitburn or Houghton-le-Spring, we have got it covered.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop door, which makes them easy to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you would like a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we will do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the container, especially with heavy materials, such as dirt and rubble, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load big and bulky items, like furniture.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a substantial container that is used to dispose of large volumes of rubbish. These skips are primarily for commercial use but can be hired by domestic customers also. Having said that, you need a lot of space because these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger when compared to the typical skip you will see on the roadside.

Due to the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be hired for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suited to disposing of soil and bricks.

What skip sizes do you provide?

Skips are available in a number of different sizes to match various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small household projects.

The next size 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 smallish car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yard is a great option for garden shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to tackle, a builder’s skip could be the best option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label indicates, these represent the most popular sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, like soil and hardcore. However they can just as well be hired for domestic waste such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also provide 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For further information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods have to be kept separate from general waste to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This includes all electric powered goods such as washing machines, monitors, kettles, computers and even hairdryers.

How do you hire a skip?

Ordering a skip in Newcastle with us is incredibly straightforward. Choose the skip size you need and then enter a few details about when and where you want the skip to be delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered.

How much waste will fit in the mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest skip delivered by skip firms and is ideal for smaller DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can hold the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some companies offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

Is it okay to load my skip higher than the level load mark?

It is important never to overfill a skip. You must not pass the level load mark indicated on the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it will become very dangerous to transport. Which means that when you overload your skip, you may be asked to take away the surplus waste. However safe you think the skip is, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. This is unsafe and is prohibited.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Newcastle?

As we offer a UK-wide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified businesses. These range from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental standards.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Newcastle?

In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you need your skip to be positioned on land outside of your business or residence, you need to get authorisation from the local authority in Newcastle, which is known as a permit. If required, we will gladly arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less point to think about. The council does charge a fee for the road permit, plus you should be aware before booking that securing the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can typically keep the skip for as long as two weeks from the delivery date. You are able to give a chosen pick up date when you make your order. Otherwise, you can let us know once you have finished with the skip, and we will organise the collection. In most cases, this will be the following business day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer during hectic times.

How long does it take to get a skip in Newcastle?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We will usually offer a next day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (such as a highway), you will have to obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to numerous 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 anticipate it turning up within a morning or afternoon slot.

Do I need to be at home when my skip is going to be delivered?

It usually is a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your home. That enables you to ensure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be located just where you want it.

The same thing applies if you have a company. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not present.

However, when it is unavoidable and access is not an issue, you don’t need to be there when the skip is delivered.

How much will skip hire in Newcastle cost?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Newcastle, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which skip sizes we provide in your location and how much each size will cost you to order. If the skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also have to be factored in.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is the most common skip which is ordered in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builder’s skip is ideal for most building and construction work, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the largest size that can be used for hefty waste including soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

Other areas covered include Whitburn, Houghton-le-Spring, South Shields, Wallsend, Longbenton, Sunderland, Jarrow and Meadow Well.

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