Skip Hire in Ormskirk

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Ormskirk, you are certainly in the best place. We make use of a network of regional and national skip hire companies to give a reliable and efficient service to both domestic and business customers.

We offer a thorough variety of sizes perfect for all of your waste removal needs. From the mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not to mention our range of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

Our team deliver skips throughout Ormskirk and the nearby areas. If you are getting a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can normally schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be located on a street take a bit more time, since we will need to purchase a permit from the local authority.

With a simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Ormskirk.

For further information regarding hiring a skip and the service we provide, we have answered a number of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Ormskirk Skip Hire FAQs

Will a skip hire company from Ormskirk deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both local and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in Ormskirk and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner skip hire providers are verified and tested to make sure they satisfy our standards for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

What is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some household rubbish, the mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to tackle numerous tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be situated on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most frequently hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can even be used for small commercial jobs.

Which skip sizes have got a door?

If you are choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop door. This is ideal for disposing of hefty building and construction waste materials, as it can be walked into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop down door, however they are less common. The reason being these sizes are generally small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our utmost to ensure a container with a drop door is provided.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a selection of sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is great for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold around 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent choice for garden shed clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant waste disposal job to tackle, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name suggests, these represent the most frequent sizes hired by builders for construction waste, like soil and rubble. However they can just as well be used for household rubbish such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also deliver 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is probably the most frequent skip that is ordered throughout the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is great for most building tasks, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 cubic yard builders skip is the biggest option that you can use for heavy waste matter including soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can normally hire a skip for up to 2 weeks from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, you will have the option of giving a preferred collection day when you place your order.

Otherwise, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the vast majority of cases, it will be the next working day.

It could take a little bit longer to collect your skip over busy times, but we will always endeavour to be there as swiftly as possible.

Can you deliver skips across Lancashire?

We provide a nationwide skip hire and recycling service using a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Ormskirk, Fulwood, Longridge, Brierfield or any other location in Lancashire, we can help.

How do you order a skip in Ormskirk?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you wish to hire. Let us know if the skip is going to be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (like the street). After that, pick the day you need the skip to get delivered. Check your order details and then make payment using our secure online payment system. All done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Ormskirk on the date you have selected.

How much does skip hire in Ormskirk cost?

Our goal is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Ormskirk. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip that you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the least expensive choice, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have a skip positioned on the highway or any other council property, you will also have to factor in the additional cost of a skip permit.

Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

When you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be there at the time the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the lorry has full access and that the skip is located precisely where you need it. This also is true if you have a skip delivered to business property, particularly when gates limit access.

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

Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in my skip?

Electrical items including TVs, freezers, fridges, computers, monitors and hoovers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and so should not be put in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical items must be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

Where will you take the waste from my skip?

When you have finished filling your skip, we come and get it. It will be transported to a waste transfer station either in or local to Ormskirk where we separate the rubbish into its composite types (wood, metal, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

What waste materials can I put in my skip?

Before getting your skip, it is important to check that the type of rubbish you need to dispose of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials must be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types it is possible to throw in your skip include household goods like furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use your skip to dispose of building and construction waste, including wood, top soil, stone, metals and concrete.

Examples of prohibited items include electrical products, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be disposed of separately from your general waste.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to get rid of large amounts of waste materials. Primarily, these type of containers are used for industrial uses. However, domestic clients may also order them. It is important to look at the space they take up, since they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be hired for lightweight waste including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and rubble.

How fast can you deliver a skip to Ormskirk?

When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We will typically provide a next day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (like a road), you must obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to many factors that could impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered in a AM or PM slot.

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

If at all possible, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface area. If you are doing a household task, then your driveway is going to be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither is available, the street or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public land, you will have to have a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be dropped on a road, grass verge as well as other public property in Ormskirk. If this is required, we will request the permit to be issued on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your skip.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

It is important not to overfill a skip. You should not pass the level load line that is shown on the side of the skip. When the skip is overloaded, it can be very hazardous to transport. This means that when you overfill the skip, you might be asked to take off the excess rubbish. Regardless of how safe you think the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. This can be hazardous and is therefore not allowed.

Other areas covered include Fulwood, Longridge, Brierfield, Bamber Bridge, Clayton-le-Moors, Kirkham, Heysham and Morecambe.

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