Affordable Skip Hire in Peterborough
With skips offered in numerous sizes, hiring a skip in Peterborough couldn’t be easier. Whether you are wanting to clear out the loft, neaten the back garden, renovate your property or have a complete house clearance to take on, we’re confident to have the perfect solution.
Whether you need a small skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear your waste swiftly, easily and without needing to break the bank! All of the rubbish collected will be transported to local and fully licenced recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.
What are the benefits of hiring a skip?
A skip is a superb asset for lots of different waste disposal needs. You could be cleaning your garage, sorting out the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or even looking to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip lets you clear this junk quickly and conveniently without having to endure numerous outings to the local recycling centre.
If you want a low-cost skip hire company in Peterborough, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for tasks large and small, plus we are experienced in hiring out to both residential and trade clients.
We will deliver a skip to your property or business premises across Peterborough, and also the surrounding areas. This means that you can rely on our very competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.
Our objective is to make sure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We provide a very simple online booking system enabling clients to choose from a large selection of skip sizes, and we can often schedule delivery to you the following working day if required.
If you’re unsure where to begin when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer the questions you might have. Whether it’s deciding which skip best fits your requirements, how long you are able to hire it, or even what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.
Peterborough Skip Hire FAQs
How can I hire a skip online?
Ordering a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your delivery address to see the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Peterborough. Select the size you wish to order, and confirm if it will be located on private property. Enter in your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.
As soon as your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
Should I stay in when the skip will be delivered?
You don’t need to be at your property when your skip is being delivered, however it does help. Being in when your skip is being delivered means you can make sure the lorry driver can be given full access and that your skip can be located exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is being hired to your business property, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.
Having said that, if you can’t be available during the time of delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you place your order, and we will arrange everything from there.
How much will skip hire in Peterborough cost?
This will depend on the size you will need and if you require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the least expensive option. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To get an instant quotation for skip hire in Peterborough, simply enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
The items in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling station. Here the rubbish will be separated by machines and also by hand into various waste materials, including metal, plastics, hardcore and timber. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and dedication is always to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.
How much waste can the mini skip hold?
If you have a small quantity of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip might be the perfect option. What size is described as a mini skip varies from company to company, based on what sizes they offer.
The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to have a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. Price depends on the specific size you order, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.
Mini skips are fantastic for household jobs including small DIY projects and shed tidy ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and need room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.
How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?
If you operate a business in Peterborough and want to dispose of large volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a perfect choice. Available in 20 – 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that you can hire.
As the label indicates, these type of containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, as opposed to regular skips, which are lifted using chains.
Do you deliver skips across Cambridgeshire?
We offer a UK wide skip hire and waste management service through a network of approved and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you need skip hire in Peterborough, Chatteris, Ramsey, St Ives or any other site in Cambridgeshire, we can assist.
Can I stack up the waste in my skip?
It is important not to overfill the skip. You must not pass the level load line indicated along the side of the skip. If your skip is overfilled, it is very unsafe to transport. Which means that when you overload your skip, you could be asked to take off the excess rubbish. Regardless of how safe you believe the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. This can be dangerous and is therefore prohibited.
What different sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Peterborough, you have various sizes to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for small house clearances and DIY tasks.
Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most common sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their large capacity also makes them great for house tidy ups involving large objects like pieces of furniture and beds.
We can offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for anyone with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only suited to lightweight waste materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of soil or rubble.
For additional information regarding the different sizes offered, including proportions, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
How long does it take to get a skip in Peterborough?
We will ask you to confirm when you need the skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you complete your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have your skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver, we endeavour to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery spot, as failed deliveries can result in a charge for the wasted journey.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
Our regular hire period will be 14 days from your delivery date. However, at the time you book your skip, you can select a pick up date that is ideal for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is fully loaded earlier than expected, tell us, and we will pick it up at the earliest opportunity.
We can usually be out to get your skip within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to bear in mind this may not always be possible at busy periods. Once collected, the waste will be taken to a local waste recycling centre, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
Will a skip hire company from Peterborough deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both local and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Peterborough and the rest of the country. Each of our partner skip companies are verified and tested to ensure they match our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.
What things can I put in the skip?
Before getting a skip, you must check that the type of waste materials you intend to get rid of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials must be kept separate and can’t be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
A few examples of waste types you may put in your skip include household items like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You may also use your skip to dispose of building and construction waste, such as old bricks, soil, stone, metals and gravel.
Some examples of prohibited items include electronic products, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore must be discarded separately from general rubbish.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Peterborough?
Ideally, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface area. When you are doing a household job, then the driveway will be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. Having said that, if neither is available, the street or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you will need to get a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be positioned on the road, grass verge as well as other public property in Peterborough. If this is required, we will request the license to be issued for you. An additional charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
What is the size of a builder’s skip?
As the name implies, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most often hired for building projects. There are usually two different sizes which can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to get rid of substantial amounts of construction and demolition waste, like earth, rubble and rock.
Although they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for multiple other domestic and business waste disposal jobs.
Am I allowed to dispose of electrical products in my skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects need to be kept separate from general waste to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electrical products like cookers, televisions, toasters, computers and even hairdryers.
Do all skips come with a drop down door?
The vast majority of skip sizes can be supplied with a drop door, which makes them much easier to load. However, 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 we will do our best to accommodate.
A skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste materials into the skip, especially with heavy materials, such as dirt and bricks, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load large and bulky objects, like pieces of furniture.
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