Best Skip Hire in Southport
If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Southport, you are in the right place. We make use of a network of regional and national waste management firms to give a trusted and efficient service to both household and business clients.
Our company offers an extensive range of skip sizes suitable for any waste removal requirements. From the mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, as well as our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We will provide skips across Southport and the surrounding towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can in most circumstances schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be on the highway require a little bit longer, because we will have to order a permit from your local council.
Using our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Southport.
For extra information regarding hiring a skip plus the services we offer, we have answered many of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Southport Skip Hire FAQs
What skip sizes have got a drop down door?
Typically, nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop-down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.
Ordering a skip that has a drop door is primarily useful when you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it means that you can wheelbarrow waste materials into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini skips, since they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
Our regular hire time frame is 2 weeks from your delivery date. Having said that, at the time you order your skip, you can provide a pick up date that is perfect for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is loaded earlier than expected, tell us, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.
We can normally be out to pick up your skip within 48 hours. However, it is important to understand that this may not be possible at busy periods. Once collected, your skip will be taken to your local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Southport?
Our aim is to provide the lowest priced skip hire service in Southport. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip that you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you wish to have your skip positioned on the street or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.
What types of waste materials can I put in the skip?
You can use a skip to throw out many different waste types. We are used to picking up and handling a multitude of materials generated from construction jobs, garden projects and property clean-ups. Examples of allowed waste materials can include:
- Home furnishings
- Tree cuttings
- Bricks and rubble
- Bathroom suites
- Cabinets and units
Most waste types will be accepted, and therefore whether you wish to discard metals, plastics, timber or textiles, we can usually take your waste away.
The volume and materials you put into the skip can vary based on the size skip you hired. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you would like dispose of top soil and bricks, for example, the largest size you will be able to hire would be the 8 yard builders skip.
Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?
There are several materials which you are not permitted to throw out in the skip. The reason behind this is that some items incorporate hazardous components that may cause harm to the environment. They could also be harmful to human health, therefore they must be discarded separately under UK law.
A few of the items that are restricted include:
- Paint tins
- Solvents Fridges
- Gas canisters
- PC screens
- Car tyres
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are big commercial scale skips that are used predominantly in the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them perfect for companies that generate large volumes of waste.
Will a skip hire company from Southport deliver my skip?
A local skip hire company will most likely deliver your skip in Southport. We employ a network of both regional and nationwide businesses to enable us to provide our service to businesses and households across the whole of the UK. These businesses are comprehensively assessed to guarantee they meet the high expectations we demand regarding service, price and environmental performance.
Can you deliver to other areas in Merseyside?
Yes. We provide skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can offer skips to residential and industrial customers across Merseyside and elsewhere within the UK.
Do I need to be home when the skip is delivered?
It is always a good idea to be there when anybody delivers something to your home. You can then ensure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be placed just where you need it.
The same goes if you have a company. If there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
Where will my rubbish go when the skip is picked up?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get sorted into various waste streams, such as timber, metals and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Southport?
In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you need the skip to be situated on land outside of your business or house, you will need to receive permission from the local council in Southport, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this for you, and so it’s one less thing to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the skip permit, and you should know before placing your order that getting the licence will often take up to two working days.
Am I allowed to fill my skip higher than the level load mark?
It is very important not to overfill a skip, as you risk being required to remove surplus waste prior to it being picked up. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only able to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, because moving an overloaded bin is hazardous, as waste could fall and cause injuries or damage to others.
To prevent this issue, please be sure you hire a size suitable for your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full and you have more rubbish to dispose of, we are happy to arrange an exchange.
How much waste can you fit in the mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small containers are great for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint means they are great for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and bricks. With a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip can save you having to make multiple visits to your local recycling centre.
What is a builders skip?
As the name indicates, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most commonly supplied for building and construction work. There are typically two skip sizes that may be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which you can use to get rid of substantial volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, like garden soil, rubble and stone.
Although they are labelled a builders skip, these can be used for many other domestic and industrial waste disposal tasks.
How long will it take to get a skip in Southport?
When you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the next day. In some instances, we can even give you a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed when going through the online order process.
How do I order a skip in Southport?
Ordering a skip in Southport through us is very straightforward. Pick the skip size you need and enter a couple of details about when and where you want the skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered on the date you have selected.
Am I able to put electrical products in the skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric items need to be kept separate from general waste to be recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electric goods such as cookers, televisions, toasters, laptops and even hair straighteners.
What sizes do skips come in?
We are able to provide a full range of skip sizes to match your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip perfect for small DIY tasks and house clearances. A common choice for larger sized projects, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Southport firms which generate a significant amount of bulky waste materials, we can provide RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you need some help choosing which skip size you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.
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