Skip Hire Shefford
If you are looking to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids bedroom, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Shefford skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we drop the skip off, you load it up, and we take it away.
For those who have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip may be a great choice. Looking for something a little bigger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have a significant job on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we offer range of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can offer the skip which is just right for the task.
Whether it be to your house or your business, we can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Shefford. Jobs can take place anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.
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Below are examples of typical questions we have received relating to our skip hire service.
Shefford Skip Hire FAQs
How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?
You can in most cases have a skip for as long as two weeks from your delivery date. You are able to give a preferred pick up day when you confirm your order. Otherwise, you can tell us when you have finished with the skip, and then we will plan your collection. Generally, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take a little bit longer over hectic times.
How can I order a skip?
This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you wish to hire. Let us know whether the skip is going to be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on local authority property (like the street). Then, pick the date you want the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. That’s it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Shefford on the date you have selected.
Can I have a skip that has a drop door?
In general, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop-down door, depending on the size, availability and area. If you need a drop down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.
Ordering a skip that has a drop door is primarily beneficial if you are hiring a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste materials directly into the skip. This isn’t as important for midi and mini skips, since they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Shefford?
To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work with a variety of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to ensure we can supply customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.
Am I able to dispose of all kinds of waste in a skip?
Before you hire your skip, it is essential to make sure that the type of waste you intend to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.
Waste types it is possible to put in a skip include household goods like pieces of furniture, tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use your skip to discard building and demolition waste, including timber, dirt, rubble, metals and concrete.
Examples of restricted items include things like electrical items, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently need to be discarded separately from your general waste.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container used to get rid of significant quantities of waste. In most cases, these skips are used for commercial applications. However, domestic customers may also hire them. It is essential to think about the space they take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be used for light-weight materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and concrete.
What is the cost of skip hire in Shefford?
This depends on the skip size you want and whether you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced choice. The most costly and largest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Shefford, enter your postcode into the search box above.
How many different skip sizes are there?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Shefford, you will have numerous sizes to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is great for small home clearances and DIY tasks.
The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These represent the most common sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. But their substantial capacity also means they are well suited for household tidy ups involving large objects like pieces of furniture and beds.
We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal requirements. These containers are only suitable for light waste, so they can’t be hired to dispose of soil or concrete.
For more information regarding the various sizes offered, including proportions, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into a range of waste types, such as timber, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little to landfill as possible!
How much waste can a builders skip hold?
The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The name originates from the fact that these are the most common sizes ordered by builders and tradespeople.
These big skips are ideal for a wide variety of household and business tasks. They are the largest size skips that can be used for hefty builders waste like dirt, rubble and gravel.
Can you deliver skips across Bedfordshire?
Indeed, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide skips to areas across Bedfordshire, such as Shefford, Potton, Stotfold and Kempston. So wherever you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
How long does it take to get a skip in Shefford?
When your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We can typically provide a following day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (such as a street), you must gain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.
Due to many factors that could impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it arriving within a AM or PM slot.
Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical products need to be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electric powered items such as tumble dryers, TVs, toasters, tablets and even hair straighteners.
What size is the mini skip?
If you are looking for a cheap skip to get rid of some domestic rubbish, the mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to deal with many tasks.
The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be positioned on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.
Although most often hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can also tackle small commercial jobs.
Do I need to be in when the skip will be delivered?
You don’t really need to be home when the skip is delivered, however it can help. Being home whenever the skip is due for delivery means that you can make sure the delivery driver can be given full access and that your skip is placed precisely where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is being hired to your company property, we will appreciate your help during delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.
Having said that, if you can’t be available for delivery, don’t worry. We just ask you to tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Shefford?
This depends on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need to have a skip permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit if your skip is on private property, like a driveway or within your business premises.
Should you need to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Simply tell us during the order process, so we will make the required arrangements with the local council. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can locate the skip on private land, it will save you a few pounds.
Is it okay to fill the skip higher than level load line?
Unfortunately not. You are only allowed to pack the skip up to the level load mark. Piling rubbish up above this line would make it dangerous to move, and you could be asked to remove the excess waste before the skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.
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