Skip Hire in Penrith

If you’re planning to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Penrith skip hire service offers a simple solution – we drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.

For those who have a small amount of waste to throw away, the mini skip could be a fantastic option. In search of something slightly larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a big project on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can provide a selection of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs might be, we can provide the skip which is just right for your task.

Whether it is to your property or even your business, our team will provide a skip to wherever you want it in Penrith. Jobs can happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order online or contact a member of our helpful staff to learn more today.

Below are examples of typical questions we have received about our skip hire service.

Penrith Skip Hire FAQs

How long can I hire the skip for?

You can typically keep the skip for as long as 2 weeks from the delivery date. You can provide a chosen collection day when you place your order. Alternatively, you can tell us once you have finished with the skip, and we will organise the collection. Usually, this will be the following working day, although it can sometimes take a little bit longer during hectic times.

Can I have a skip with a drop door?

Using a skip with a drop door helps make loading rubbish into it a lot easier. This is especially the case with heavy waste such as soil or concrete, which can then be walked directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It will also make throwing away big bulky items like household furniture much easier also.

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, but this may sometimes depend upon your area and availability. Let us know when you make your order if a drop door is required, and we will do our very best to provide this.

What waste can I put in the skip?

You can throw a wide array of waste into the skip. This can include wood, bathroom tiles, metal or rubble from a household clearance. Plant and bush clippings, top soil and rock from garden jobs are allowed as well. Units from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be discarded in the skip.

However, there are some things that you can’t put in a skip a result of the possible ecological or health risks they can cause.

You are unable to throw out your refrigerator, computer monitor or car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also prohibited in the skip. All of these items contain hazardous elements in one type or another. They must be discarded separately from general waste.

If you need hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to arrange a separate collection for this material. Feel free to email for additional details. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you may be able to take this kind of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.

Do I have to be home whenever the skip is delivered?

If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is best to be there when it is delivered. Then you can be sure the lorry has total access and that the skip can be located exactly where you want it. This also is true if you have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly when gates restrict access.

Having said that, when this isn’t possible, you don’t need to worry. Just let us know when making your order, and then we will take care of the rest.

How do you order a skip?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (such as the street). Next, pick the date you would like the skip to be delivered. Check your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment system. That’s it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Penrith on the day you have chosen.

If I want a skip on the road in Penrith, will I need to have a permit?

This depends on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need a permit if it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if the skip will be on your private property, like a drive or on your business premises.

Should you have to get a permit, we can arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Just let us know while completing the order process, and then we will make the required arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can position the skip on your own land, you will save a few pounds.

Am I allowed to load my skip above level load mark?

It is very important not to overload your skip, as you run the risk of being required to take out excess waste prior to it being picked up. Regardless of the size you order, you are only able to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety condition, since moving an overloaded skip can be dangerous, as rubbish could drop and result in injury or damage to other people.

To avoid this issue, please be sure to order a size suitable for your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full but you have more waste to dispose of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

How soon can you deliver a skip to Penrith?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you confirm your booking before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we will typically have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive, we strive to provide you with a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery spot, as failed deliveries can lead to a charge for a wasted journey.

What skip sizes do you supply?

Skips are offered in a wide range of different sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is ideal for small residential tasks.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yd is a good option for garage clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to tackle, a builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label suggests, they are the most popular sizes used by builders for construction waste, including soil and stone. But they can equally well be used for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

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

Guide to skip sizes

Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?

Electric powered products including television sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous type of waste and so can not be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric goods need to be segregated from other waste. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly manner.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Penrith?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Penrith, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display the skip sizes we provide in your area and how much each one will cost you to hire. If the skip is going on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Penrith?

We use a network of both regional and national skip hire companies to deliver skips to our customers in Penrith and the rest of the country. Each of our partner skip hire providers are approved and tested to make sure they meet our standards for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

What happens to the rubbish?

After you have finished with your skip, we come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste transfer station in or local to Penrith where we will separate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact containers are ideal for small DIY work and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are perfect for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and old baby toys to paving blocks and soil. With a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip could save you needing to make multiple trips to your local recycling centre.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most often hired for construction projects. There are typically two skip sizes that may be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips which can be used to dispose of large amounts of construction and demolition waste, like dirt, concrete and rock.

Even though they are labelled a builders skip, these can be used for a number of other domestic and commercial waste disposal jobs.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container that can be used to get rid of significant volumes of waste. Predominantly, these type of skips are hired for business purposes. However, residential customers may also order them. It is important to think about the area they will occupy, since they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be hired for light materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and rubble.

Do you deliver to other areas in Cumbria?

We offer a nationwide skip hire service through a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Penrith, Cockermouth, Broughton in Furness, Keswick or any other area in Cumbria, we are able to assist.

Other areas covered include Cockermouth, Broughton in Furness, Keswick, Whitehaven, Alston, Ambleside, Wigton and Windermere.

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