Affordable Skip Hire in St Ives

If you are looking for affordable skip hire in St Ives, you are in the best place. We employ a network of local and nationwide skip hire companies to provide a trusted and efficient service to both household and business clients.

We offer a complete variety of skip sizes suitable for all waste disposal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard bin, as well as our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

Our team deliver skips throughout St Ives and the nearby towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip positioned on private property (for example a driveway), we can usually organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be on a street require a little more time, because we must order a permit from the local council.

With our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

To get more info about hiring a skip and the service we provide, we have answered a number of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you need? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.

St Ives (Cambridgeshire) Skip Hire FAQs

How large is the mini skip?

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

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be located on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

Although most frequently chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can even be used for small commercial jobs.

How much will skip hire in St Ives cost?

Our goal is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in St Ives. The price you pay will, of course, be determined by the size of skip you order. This varies from the mini skip, which is the least expensive option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have a skip placed on the highway or other council property, you will also have to factor in the additional cost of the skip permit.

Who will deliver my skip?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a wide range of local and national companies. This allows us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to guarantee we can supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Typically, you can have a skip for a maximum of two week. This means you do not need to rush through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is full prior to the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us on our website, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

Am I allowed to stack up the waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You can only fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Loading waste materials up above this line would make it unsafe to transport, and you can be asked to take away the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other objects to raise the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

Am I able to throw electrical items in the skip?

No, you cannot dispose of old electrical waste products in a skip. This includes items like laptops, hobs, washing machines, refrigerators and tv sets. These objects can’t be disposed of in a skip because they can contain dangerous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

If I would like a skip on a road in St Ives, will I need to get a permit?

In most situations, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you need the skip to be situated on land outside of your company or home, you must receive permission from your local authority in St Ives, which is referred to as a permit. If required, we would be glad to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less thing to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the permit, and you should know before placing your order that securing the permit will often take up to two working days.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ensure your skip is provided when requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we can’t promise an exact delivery time, we will do our best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You should make sure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will normally incur a fee for the wasted journey.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a local waste recycling station. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and by hand into various waste streams, such as soil, paper, concrete and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to maximise the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.

What is classed as being a builders skip?

The phrase builders skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. The term stems from the fact that they are the most popular sizes that are ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are perfect for a wide variety of household and industrial tasks. They are the biggest skips which you can use for hefty builders waste such as garden soil, rubble and bricks.

Do I need to be there whenever the skip is delivered?

If you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is always best to be there at the time the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the skip lorry has complete access and that the skip will be located precisely where you need it. This also is applicable when you have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly if gates restrict access.

However, if this isn’t possible, you do not have to stress. Just let us know when you are placing your booking, and then we will handle the rest.

Will the skip come with a drop down door?

Generally speaking, nearly all skips can be supplied with a hinged door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip with a drop door is mainly useful when you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste materials into the skip. This is not so important for midi and mini skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

This site offers a complete variety of skip sizes to residential and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the various skip sizes on offer, with a rough guide to how much waste each skip 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 information about our choice of skips, like dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What sort of waste am I able to throw in a skip?

Prior to hiring your skip, it is essential to make sure that the type of waste materials you wish to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials have to be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types it is possible to put in a skip include household items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use a skip to throw out building and demolition waste, including bricks, dirt, stone, metals and concrete.

Some examples of restricted items include things like electronic products, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste and subsequently must be discarded separately from general waste.

Will you deliver skips across Cambridgeshire?

Sure, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer skips to locations across Cambridgeshire, such as St Ives, March, Ely and St Neots. So no matter where you require a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you run a company in St Ives and want to dispose of large volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a fantastic option. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, these are the largest waste disposal skips available.

As the name implies, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, as opposed to conventional skips, which are lifted using chains.

How can I order a skip online?

We have built our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your delivery postcode to view the range of skip sizes we are able to provide in St Ives. Select the best size to meet your needs and provide the details of when and where you want your skip delivered. After that you can make payment through the secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to confirm the transaction once your order is done!

Other areas covered include March, Ely, St Neots, Huntingdon, Wisbech, Whittlesey, Ramsey and Peterborough.

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