Skip Hire in Prescot

If you are wanting to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Prescot skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

If you have a modest amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip might be a perfect choice. In search of something a little larger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a big task on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can provide a choice of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can deliver the skip which is perfect for the circumstances.

Whether it be to your home or your business, our team can supply a skip to wherever you want it in Prescot. Projects can take place anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

Order online or speak to a member of our friendly team to find out more today.

Below are examples of typical questions we have received regarding our skip hire and recycling service.

Prescot Skip Hire FAQs

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

The phrase builders skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. The term stems from the fact that these are the most common sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.

These big containers are suitable for an array of residential and industrial tasks. They are the biggest sizes which can be used for hefty builders waste such as garden soil, stone and bricks.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Prescot?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to look at all the different skips we can deliver to Prescot. Choose the size you would like to hire, and confirm if it will be positioned on private property. Type in your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

When your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

How much does skip hire in Prescot cost?

Our goal is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Prescot. The price you pay will, naturally, depend upon the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have your skip positioned on the highway or other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is delivered?

No, you don’t need to be home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we are able to access where you need it located, we are able to take care of it all.

For those who are not going to be at home, simply let us know any relevant delivery directions when you book your order. For instance, you may want the skip to be dropped at a particular side of the driveway. Or you might want to ensure the skip does not hinder access to your garage.

No matter what the situation may be, simply let us know when you place your order, and we will make sure the directions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

Is it okay to pile up the waste in my skip?

You should not fill up the skip beyond the level load line. If you fill it up over the tip of this level, it means that your skip is not safe and secure to transport, and you can be asked to take off the extra waste before it can be collected.

What waste materials am I allowed to put in my skip?

Before ordering a skip, it is essential to ensure that the type of waste materials you intend to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you are able to discard in your skip include household items like furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use a skip to discard building and construction rubbish, like old bricks, top soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Examples of forbidden items include things like electronic products, tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste and subsequently must be disposed of separately from general waste.

If I require a skip on a road in Prescot, will I need a permit?

This will depend on where the skip will be positioned. You will only require a permit if it is put on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit if your skip is on your private property, like a drive or within your business premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Just tell us while completing the order process, and then we can make the required arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate the skip on private land, it will save you some money.

Will you deliver to other areas in Merseyside?

Yes, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer skips to areas across Merseyside, including Prescot, Bootle, Liverpool and Newton-le-Willows. So regardless of where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Am I able to get rid of electrical products in my skip?

No, you cannot throw old or broken electrical waste products in your skip. This can include things such as computers, microwaves, dishwashers, fridges and television sets. Electric products can’t be thrown in your skip since they can have dangerous materials and components.

Under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

How big is a mini skip?

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, the mini skip might be the ideal choice. What size is identified as a mini skip differs from company to company, based on what sizes they have.

2 cubic yards is considered the most common size for the mini skip. However, some firms choose to provide a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. The price is based on the actual size you order, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are fantastic for household jobs like small DIY projects and shed tidy ups. If you want it positioned on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

If you run a company in Prescot and wish to get rid of large amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off bin may be a fantastic choice. Available in 20 – 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers that can be hired.

As the name implies, these type of containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, unlike conventional skips, that are lifted by using chains.

Can I get a skip which has a drop down door?

Having a skip with a drop down door will make filling rubbish into it a lot easier. This is especially true with hefty materials like dirt and concrete, which can then be loaded into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make disposing of big bulky items such as pieces of furniture much easier as well.

The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop door, although this may sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when making your online order if a door is needed, and we will do our best to deliver this.

What will happen to the waste in my skip?

The rubbish in the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer station. Here the contents will be separated by machinery and by hand into numerous waste materials, such as metal, paper, hardcore and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips come in a selection of different sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small residential tasks.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a fantastic choice for garden clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name suggests, they are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building waste, such as soil and rubble. However they can equally well be hired for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

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

Guide to skip sizes

When will my skip be delivered?

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

As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it arriving in a morning or afternoon slot.

Who will deliver my skip?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work with a number of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to guarantee we are able to supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

You can normally hire the 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 offering a preferred collection day when you place your order.

Otherwise, just tell us when you’ve finished with the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It could take a bit longer to collect your skip during busy times, but we will always try to come as swiftly as possible.

Other areas covered include Bootle, Liverpool, Newton-le-Willows, Formby, St Helens, Wallasey, Heswall and Haydock.

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