Affordable Skip Hire in Preston

There are numerous reasons why you may find that you need to hire a skip. Some people require a skip because they want to clean up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the midst of building work and wish to dispose of the soil and bricks left behind. You might be considering hiring a skip to reduce the junk which has accumulated within your loft over the years.

Whatever the reason might be, if you are interested in an affordable skip hire service in Preston, then your search is over.

We offer a cost-effective and trustworthy service to both domestic and business customers throughout Preston. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to tackle all waste management and recycling requirements. When you don’t need a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip may be the ideal option for you. Equally, if you think your requirements may be on the larger side, you might need to consider one of our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our services are available all over the Preston area, and we work together with both domestic and business clients. With our simple online booking process, you can get your skip ordered with only a few clicks.

To start, enter your delivery postcode to see all the different sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Preston Skip Hire FAQs

Can I get rid of electrical items in my skip?

No, you can not throw old electrical waste items in your skip. This can include things such as computers, microwaves, washing machines, freezers and computer monitors. Electric objects can’t be disposed of in a skip as they can contain hazardous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

Typically, you can keep the skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t have to hurry through your project. If you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to pick it up as quickly as possible.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will make sure your skip will be provided on the day requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the very next day.

Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will always do our very best to arrive within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to make sure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a failed delivery effort will often incur a charge for the wasted journey.

Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?

It is always a good idea to be available when anyone delivers anything to your property. That enables you to ensure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be dropped exactly where you want it.

The same applies for those who have a company. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.

However, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Will a skip hire company from Preston deliver my skip?

As we offer a nationwide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These can include small local skip hire businesses to national waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental principles.

Will you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?

We provide a UK wide skip hire service through a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Preston, Great Harwood, Kirkham, Rawtenstall or any other area in Lancashire, we are able to assist.

What happens to the rubbish?

Once you have finished filling your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste recycling centre in or local to Preston where we separate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, soil, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

How much waste will fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size available from skip companies and is perfect for smaller DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies provide a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a wide range of different sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is ideal for small household tasks.

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

For those who have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to tackle, a builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label suggests, these represent the most frequent sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, such as soil and hardcore. But they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

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

Guide to skip sizes

What is the cost of skip hire in Preston?

The price of hiring a skip in Preston depends on the size of skip you want. The least expensive option available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you want a larger sized skip, like an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also be more if you need to have your skip positioned on the road, since you will need a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?

No. You are only allowed to fill your skip up to the level load mark. Piling rubbish up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you might be told to take off the excess waste before the skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and could also make it overweight.

What is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is probably the most common skip which is hired throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builder’s skip is great for most building and construction work, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 yard builders skip will be the largest size that can be used for heavy waste materials including dirt, concrete, bricks and rubble.

How do I hire a skip online?

We have built our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to enter your address to see the range of skip sizes we can provide in Preston. Select the right size to meet your requirements and give us the details of where and when you want the skip delivered. After that you can make payment with the secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to verify the order as soon as your booking is complete!

If I require a skip on the road in Preston, will I need to get a permit?

This depends on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need a permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit when your skip is on your private property, like a driveway or within your company premises.

If you need to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Just tell us during the order process, so we can make the required arrangements with your local authority. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have the skip on private land, you will save a few pounds.

What types of rubbish can you get rid of in a skip?

Before ordering your skip, it is essential to make sure that the kind of waste you need to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials need to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Waste types you may put in your skip include home items like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use your skip to discard building and construction rubbish, including wood, dirt, stone, metals and concrete.

Some examples of restricted items include electronic products, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately from your general waste.

Which size skips can have a drop door?

For anybody who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is ideal for getting rid of hefty building and demolition waste, as it can be pushed in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop-down door, although these are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a container with a drop door is provided.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you have a company in Preston and need to dispose of large quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip may be a perfect option. Available in 20 to 40 yards, these are the largest waste disposal containers available.

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

Other areas covered include Great Harwood, Kirkham, Rawtenstall, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Lytham St Anne’s, Garstang and Barrowford.

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