Shildon Skip Hire

If you’re planning to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy kids bedroom, ordering a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Shildon skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we will drop a skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a small amount of waste materials to remove, the mini skip could be a great choice. Interested in something a little bit bigger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have a major job on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we offer selection of large builders skips. However large or small your waste needs might be, we will have the skip size which is just right for the job.

Whether it be to your home or even your business, we will supply a skip to wherever you need it in Shildon. Jobs can take place anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place an order on our website or make
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Below are some of the common questions we receive with regards to our skip hire and recycling service.

Shildon Skip Hire FAQs

What is classed as being a builders skip?

As the name indicates, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most frequently used for building jobs. There are generally two sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to get rid of substantial volumes of building and demolition waste materials, like soil, concrete and rock.

Although labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for a number of other domestic and commercial waste disposal tasks.

Which skip sizes can have a door?

When you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop door. This is great for disposing of hefty building and construction materials, as it can be walked into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also come with a drop door, though they are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are generally small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our best to make sure a skip that has a drop door is provided.

What size is the mini skip?

When you have a small amount of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip could be the best choice. What size is known as a mini skip varies from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. The cost is based on the specific size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for residential jobs such as small DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Can I load my skip higher than the level load mark?

It is very important not to overfill a skip, as you run the risk of being required to take out excess waste before it can be collected. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, since transporting an overloaded bin can be unsafe, as rubbish could drop and cause injuries or damage to others.

To prevent this situation, please be sure to order a skip size suited to your waste removal requirements. If the skip is full but you have extra rubbish to get rid of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Electrical objects like televisions, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and so cannot be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric powered products must be separated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can normally keep the skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the collection is as convenient as possible, you will have the option of offering a preferred collection date when you place your order.

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

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

How do I hire a skip in Shildon?

This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you wish to hire. Let us know whether the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or council property (such as the street). Next, choose the day you would like your skip to get delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Shildon on the day you have chosen.

Will you deliver skips across Durham?

We provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service through a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you want skip hire in Shildon, Hartlepool, Stanley, Sedgefield or any other area in Durham, we can assist.

What happens to the waste in my skip?

Once you have finished filling up your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer station either in or local to Shildon where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

What size roll-on roll-off containers do you provide?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial commercial scale skips that are used mainly in the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them excellent for organisations that produce large volumes of waste materials.

If I need a skip on a road in Shildon, will I need to have a permit?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you need your skip to be located on land outside of your company or residence, you need to obtain permission from the local authority in Shildon, which is known as a permit. If required, we would be glad to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less issue to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for the permit, and you should be aware before ordering that obtaining the licence will often take up to 2 working days.

What types of waste can I put in a skip?

This is amongst the most frequent questions people have about skip hire. The most important thing to consider is that you may fill your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are many types of waste which can come from garden work, construction work and house clearances.

Among the most common things which we find in skips include dirt, timber, tree trimmings, cupboards, toilets, as well as other household objects.

There are some waste materials that you are not allowed to put in the skip. This includes any electrical products (fridges, televisions and laptops for example), car tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and paint. These are all regarded as hazardous waste, and so disposing of them needs to adhere to an entirely different process to make sure they don’t result in damage to the environment.

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip hire firm will most likely deliver your skip in Shildon. We utilize a network of both regional and national businesses to allow us to offer our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These firms are fully assessed to make certain they match the high expectations we demand regarding service, cost and environmental performance.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Our company offers a full selection of skip sizes to household and commercial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the various skip sizes on offer, with a rough idea of how much waste each size is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For more info about our range of skips, including measurements and the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t have to be home when the skip is delivered, however it can help. Being in when your skip is due for delivery means you can make sure the lorry driver is given complete access and that the skip can be dropped exactly where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to a business premises, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, for those who can’t be available for the delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.

What is the cost of skip hire in Shildon?

The price of hiring a skip in Shildon is determined by the size of skip you require. The cheapest option available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you need a bigger skip, such as an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also be more if you want to have your skip positioned on the highway, since you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We can normally supply skips to Shildon the next working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program will give you various delivery dates to choose from. So whether you would like your skip delivered ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

Other areas covered include Hartlepool, Stanley, Sedgefield, Ferryhill, Peterlee, Bishop Auckland, Durham and Darlington.

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