Best Skip Hire in Oldham
If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Oldham, you are in the best place. We utilise a network of regional and countrywide waste management businesses to give a trusted and efficient service to both household and business clients.
We provide you with a whole range of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste removal requirements. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip up to the 16 yard container, not to mention our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We provide skips in Oldham as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are having a skip positioned on your private property (for example a driveway), we can typically complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be positioned on a road take a little bit longer, since we will need to order a permit from the local authority.
By using our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Oldham.
For further information about hiring a skip or the service we provide, we have answered many of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.
Oldham Skip Hire FAQs
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of waste materials. In the majority of cases, these skips are used for commercial purposes. However, household clients can also order them. It is essential to consider the area they take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they should only be utilised for lightweight materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and rubble.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get sorted into a range of waste streams, such as wood, soil and plastic materials. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
Generally, you can keep a skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you do not need to rush through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch online, and we will be out to pick it up as quickly as possible.
Will you deliver skips across Greater Manchester?
In addition to delivering skips to Oldham, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Greater Manchester. With the help of our network of regional and national waste management and recycling companies, we provide a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business in Oldham, Ashton-in-Makerfield or Eccles, we have got it covered.
Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?
No, you can only load your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up above this line will make it unsafe to transport, and you can be asked to take off the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, or any other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this can make transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The builders skip is probably the most common skip which is used across the country. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builders skip is perfect for most building and demolition projects, which is where the name stems from.
The 8 yd builders skip will be the biggest option which you can use for heavy waste like dirt, concrete, rock and gravel.
Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?
It is usually best if you can be there when anyone delivers anything to your home. You can then make sure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be located exactly where you want it.
The same goes if you have a company. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not there.
However, if it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
What types of waste materials can I put in a skip?
Prior to ordering your skip, you must ensure that the sort of rubbish you need to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials need to be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.
Waste types you are able to put in a skip include household items like furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use a skip to throw out building and demolition waste, like timber, soil, stone, metals and concrete.
Some examples of restricted items include things like electronic items, tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. They are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately from general rubbish.
Will a Oldham skip hire company deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both local and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Oldham and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner skip hire companies are verified and tested to ensure they satisfy our standards for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.
Am I able to get a skip which has a drop down door?
Virtually all skips can be provided with a drop door, which makes them much easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you want a skip that has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the container, particularly with weighty materials, like dirt and gravel, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky objects, such as household furniture.
How long will it take to get a skip in Oldham?
We will ask you to confirm when you would like your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you confirm your order prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will normally have your skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we can’t promise what time we will arrive with your skip, we strive to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we ask is that you make sure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery position, as failed delivery attempts will lead to a charge for a wasted journey.
If I want a skip on a road in Oldham, will I need to get a permit?
In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on to your driveway, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you would like the skip to be positioned on land outside of your company or residence, you will need to receive permission from the local authority in Oldham, which is called a skip permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less issue to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for the skip permit, plus you should know before booking that securing the permit can often take up to 2 working days.
Am I able to throw away electrical products in the skip?
Electrical objects like tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and so should not be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electrical products must be separated from other materials. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.
What is the cost of skip hire in Oldham?
Our aim is to offer the most affordable skip hire service in Oldham. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have your skip located on the highway or any other council property, you will also need to factor in the added price of the skip permit.
What skip sizes can you provide?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Oldham, you will have numerous sizes to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact skip is excellent for small house clearances and DIY work.
The next available size 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, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their substantial capacity also makes them ideal for household tidy ups involving bulky items such as household furniture and beds.
We will offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for those with even bigger rubbish disposal requirements. These containers are only appropriate for light waste, so they can not be used to dispose of garden soil or concrete.
For additional information about the various sizes available, such as proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact bins are great for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.
They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from household furniture and broken baby toys to paving blocks and soil. Having a volume of about 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you having to make numerous journeys to your local recycling centre.
How do I hire a skip in Oldham?
This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (like the road). Next, select the day you need the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and make payment using our secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Oldham on the date you have selected.
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