Affordable Skip Hire in Seaham

Whether you are cleaning your attic, having some building work done or tidying the back garden, hiring a skip is a quick and easy way to get rid of all of your excess rubbish. If you are searching to get a reliable skip hire provider in Seaham, we can help.

We provide skips for waste disposal projects of any size. Whether you require a mini skip for a standard tidy up or even a large builders skip for top soil and rubble, we offer a wide range ideal for tasks big or small.

We deliver skips to households and companies located in Seaham and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you may be, we can offer you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Getting a skip through our website is simple. Our online booking software enables you to choose between a whole array of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what skip size you may need to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to see just how much waste each size can hold.

Seaham Skip Hire FAQs

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

You can generally keep your skip for up to 2 weeks from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, there is the option of offering a preferred collection day when making your order.

Alternatively, just let us know when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in many cases, it will be the following working day.

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

Can you deliver skips across Durham?

We offer a national skip hire and recycling service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Seaham, Barnard Castle, Tow Law, Billingham or any other location in Durham, we can help.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a number of different sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is great for small domestic jobs.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold around 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a great option for shed clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal job to sort out, the builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title implies, they are the most typical sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, like soil and hardcore. However they can equally well be used for household waste such as old furniture or bathroom suites.

We can also deliver 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For further information about all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Seaham?

Our aim is to offer the lowest priced skip hire service in Seaham. The price you pay will, of course, depend upon the size of skip you order. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have the skip positioned on the highway or other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the additional cost of a skip permit.

How can I order a skip in Seaham?

We have built our booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to type in your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we are able to provide in Seaham. Pick the best size to meet your requirements and enter the details of when and where you need the skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment with the secure payment system, and we’ll send you an email to verify your order as soon as your order is done!

Do I need to be at home when my skip is delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be at home on the day the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the lorry has full access and that the skip can be situated exactly where you want it. The same applies if you have a skip delivered to company property, especially if gates restrict access.

However, if this isn’t feasible, you do not have to be concerned. Just tell us when you are making your booking, and we will handle everything.

What is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to dispose of some household waste, a mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal option to take on many tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be placed on the side of the street, subject to obtaining a skip permit.

Although most often hired by household customers, the mini skip can even handle smaller commercial jobs.

Can I load the skip above the level load line?

It is important never to overload your skip, as you run the risk of being asked to remove excess waste before it can be picked up. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a safety condition, since transporting an overloaded skip is unsafe, as waste could fall and lead to injuries or damage to other people.

To prevent this issue, please make sure you order a skip size appropriate for your waste removal needs. If the skip is full but you have additional waste to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

Can I get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Electronic objects including tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous waste type and therefore should not be put in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric goods have to be separated from other rubbish. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly way.

Who will deliver my skip?

As we provide a national waste management service, we utilise a diverse network of verified and approved companies. These can vary from small family-run skip hire firms to nationwide waste management service providers. Our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental principles.

What types of rubbish am I allowed to get rid of in a skip?

This is among the most common questions people have about our skip hire service. What is important to consider is that you may fill your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are numerous kinds of waste that may result from garden work, building work and household clearances.

Among the most frequent items that we see in our skips include dirt, timber, bush cuttings, kitchen units, toilets, and various other household products.

However, there are some things that you are not allowed to throw in the skip. This can include any electronic products (dishwashers, televisions or cookers for example), old car tyres, sheets of asbestos, plasterboard and paint. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials, and therefore getting rid of them has to follow an entirely different procedure to make sure they do not result in damage to the environment.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to transport large quantities of waste materials. In most cases, these containers are hired for industrial applications. However, domestic clients can also order them. You should consider the area they take up, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be hired for light-weight materials such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and stone.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Seaham?

Preferably, you should have the skip left on to a hard surface area. For anybody who is carrying out a household task, then your driveway will be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public property, you must obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be placed on a street, grass verge or any other public property in Seaham. If this is needed, we will arrange for the permit to be issued on your behalf. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

Will my skip have a drop down door?

Generally speaking, the majority of skips can be provided with a hinged door, depending on skip size, availability and location. If you require a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip which has a drop door is mainly useful when you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?

The materials in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the waste will be sorted by machines and by hand into different waste streams, such as metal, plastics, concrete and wood. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is always to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is the most frequent skip hired in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builder’s skip is ideal for most building and construction projects, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yard builders skip is the biggest option which you can use for heavy materials including garden soil, concrete, stone and rubble.

How quick can you deliver a skip to Seaham?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We will typically offer you a following day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip on private property, because to go on public property (like a street), you need to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to tell you whether you can anticipate it arriving in a morning or afternoon slot.

Other areas covered include Barnard Castle, Tow Law, Billingham, Newton Aycliffe, Consett, Hartlepool, Ferryhill and Wolsingham.

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