St Helens Skip Hire

If you’re wanting to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our St Helens skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we drop a skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a small amount of waste materials to get rid of, the mini skip might be a fantastic choice. In search of something a little larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have got a major task on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can offer a range of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we will have the skip that is just right for your situation.

Whether it be to your home or even your business, we can supply a skip to wherever you want it in St Helens. Projects may occur anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

Order on our website or get in touch with a member of our friendly team to find out more today.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive relating to our skip hire services.

St Helens Skip Hire FAQs

Do all skips have a drop door?

When you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop-down door. This is made for getting rid of heavy building and construction materials, as it can be pushed into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop-down door, however these are generally more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, tell us when ordering. We will do our best to ensure a skip which has a drop door is supplied.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you operate a business in St Helens and want to dispose of large quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a fantastic choice. Offered in 20 to 40 cubic yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers that can be hired.

As the label implies, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, in contrast to normal skips, which are lifted using chains.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact bins are great for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them great for driveways.

They may be used to get rid of all types of waste, from household furnishings and old toys to paving blocks and soil. With a volume of about 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you having to make several visits to your local recycling centre.

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

Unfortunately not, because electronic items like old TVs, fridges, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items must be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly fashion.

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

Before getting a skip, you must ensure that the sort of waste materials you want to dispose of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you are able to put in your skip include household goods like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You can also use a skip to throw out building and demolition waste, like wood, top soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of forbidden items include things like electrical goods, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be disposed of separately from general waste.

How do you hire a skip?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you wish to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or public property (such as the road). Next, select the date you would like the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. That is it! We will deliver your chosen skip to St Helens on the day you have chosen.

Is it okay to load up the skip higher than level load line?

You must not load the skip beyond the level load line. When you fill it up above the tip of this mark, it means that your skip will not be safe to move, and you could be asked to remove the extra rubbish before it can be collected.

Will a skip hire company from St Helens deliver my skip?

As we offer a nationwide waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified and approved businesses. These can vary from small family-run skip hire firms to national waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they match our high customer service and environmental principles.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in St Helens?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in St Helens, insert your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which skip sizes we provide in your area and how much each size will cost you to order. If your skip is going on the road or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.

What happens to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

After you have finished filling up your skip, we will come and get it. It will be transported to a waste recycling centre either in or local to St Helens where we separate the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can normally supply skips to St Helens the following working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program will provide you with a variety of delivery dates to select from. So whether you want a skip delivered ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

How long can I keep a skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will normally include a hire period of up to 2 weeks. In most cases, this will provide you with sufficient time to fill up your skip. However, if you do need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, if you finish with the skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a collection. Just tell us when you have finished, and then we will arrange to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

What are the different skip sizes to select from?

Skips come in a number of different sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is perfect for small household tasks.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a fantastic choice for garden clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal task to take on, a builder’s skip might be the best option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title suggests, these are the most typical sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, including soil and hardcore. However they can just as well be hired for household rubbish such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We also provide 10-16 yard skips and commercial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further details about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Do I have to be there when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t need to be home when your skip is delivered, but it can help. Being home whenever the skip arrives means you can make sure the lorry driver can be given complete access and that the skip is placed exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is being hired to your company premises, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, for those who can’t be around during the time of delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you place your order, and we will organise everything from there.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in St Helens?

This depends upon where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only require a permit if it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit when your skip is on your private property, such as a driveway or inside your business premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we can arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know as part of the order process, and then we will make the required arrangements with your local authority. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate your skip on your own land, it will save you some pounds.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The term builders skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. The label originates from the fact that they are the most common sizes that are used by general builders and tradespeople.

These large skips are suited to numerous domestic and commercial tasks. They are the largest size skips which you can use for heavy builders waste like garden soil, rubble and bricks.

Can you deliver to other areas in Merseyside?

We offer a UK wide skip hire and recycling service using a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in St Helens, Crosby, Litherland, Heswall or any other location in Merseyside, we are able to help.

Other areas covered include Crosby, Litherland, Heswall, Hoylake, Formby, Kirkby, Haydock and Birkenhead.

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