Affordable Skip Hire in Ponteland

Whether you are clearing your loft, getting some building work done or tidying up the back garden, getting a skip is a simple and fast way to throw out your excess junk. If you are looking to get a cost-effective skip hire firm in Ponteland, we can help.

We provide you with skips for projects of any size. Whether you need a mini skip for a standard clean up or a large builder’s skip for soil and stone, we are able to offer a wide selection suitable for jobs big or small.

We can provide skips to households and businesses in Ponteland and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you may be, we can offer you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Hiring a skip with us is simple. Our online booking system enables you to choose between a whole array of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size skip you need to do the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to determine just how much waste each size can handle.

Ponteland Skip Hire FAQs

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are big industrial size skips that are used mainly within the business sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for companies that produce large amounts of waste materials.

Will a skip hire company from Ponteland deliver my skip?

As we provide a UK-wide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These range from small local skip hire firms to nationwide waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they meet our high customer service and environmental requirements.

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

You don’t need to be at your property when the skip is delivered, however it can help. Being home when the skip arrives means that you can make sure the delivery driver can be given complete access and that the skip will be positioned exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is being hired to a company property, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, if you can’t be around for the delivery, don’t worry. We just ask you to let us know when you book your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available from skip companies and is great for smaller DIY tasks, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some companies offer you a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

Normally, you can keep the skip for a maximum of 2 weeks. This means you don’t have to hurry through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to get it as soon as possible.

What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

The items in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling station. Here the waste will be separated by machinery and also by hand into numerous waste materials, such as metal, cardboard, concrete and timber. Sorting the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the amount which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.

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

If possible, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface area. If you are carrying out a household project, then your drive will be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. However, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you must have a permit from your local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be dropped on a road, grass verge or any other public property in Ponteland. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be issued for you. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

Will you deliver skips across Northumberland?

Absolutely. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can deliver skips to both household and industrial customers across Northumberland and anywhere else within the UK.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Ponteland?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter your postcode to see the range of skips we can deliver to Ponteland. Pick which size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it will be located on private property. Enter your information and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

Once your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all of your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

How much will skip hire in Ponteland cost?

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

What different sizes do skips come in?

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

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent choice for attic clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial waste disposal task to sort out, a builder’s skip may be the smartest choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title implies, they are the most typical sizes ordered by builders for building waste, including soil and hardcore. But they can just as well be hired for domestic waste such as broken furniture or kitchen units.

We can also offer 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

When will my skip be delivered?

If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we can even offer a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed when going through the order process.

Can I throw all kinds of rubbish in the skip?

You can use your skip to discard lots of different waste types. We are experienced in collecting and processing lots of materials produced from construction work, garden landscaping and home tidy-ups. A few examples of allowed waste products include:

  • Household furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

The majority of waste types are accepted, and therefore whether you wish to dispose of furniture, plastics, timber or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and waste types you put into your skip can vary according to which size skip you have ordered. All skips have a weight limit for safety. So if you wish to discard top soil and gravel, for example, the largest size container you would be allowed to use is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are several waste materials that you will not be permitted to get rid of in your skip. The reason for this is that some items include hazardous materials that may cause damage to the environment. They may also be damaging to human health, and so they need to be disposed of separately within UK legislation.

Some examples of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Is it ok to load the skip above the top?

It is important to not overfill your skip, as you risk being required to take out excess waste prior to it being picked up. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only permitted to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, as moving an overloaded container is unsafe, as waste could drop and lead to injuries or damage to others.

To prevent this problem, please ensure that you order a size suited to your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full but you have some extra waste to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

What is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is probably the most popular skip that is used across the country. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is perfect for most building work, which is where the label comes from.

The 8 yard builders skip is the largest option that can be used for heavy waste materials including soil, concrete, bricks and gravel.

Will the skip be supplied with a drop door?

Generally, nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop-down door, dependant upon skip size, availability and location. If you want a drop down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip with a drop door is mainly helpful if you are hiring a large builder’s skip, as it lets you wheelbarrow your waste straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for midi and mini skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Am I able to throw away electronic items in my skip?

Electronic items like televisions, freezers, fridges, computers, monitors and tumble dryers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and so cannot be put in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric powered objects need to be segregated from other materials. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.

Other areas covered include Hexham, Cramlington, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Prudhoe, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Morpeth, Wooler and Blyth.

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