Affordable Skip Hire in Stotfold

If you’re planning to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Stotfold skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.

For those who have a modest amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip may be a perfect choice. Interested in something a little larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have a large project on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we offer range of big builders skips. However big or small your waste needs may be, we can deliver the skip which is just right for your job.

Be it to your home or even your business, we can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Stotfold. Projects may happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order online or speak to a member of our helpful staff to find out more today.

Below are examples of common questions we have received with regards to our skip hire and recycling service.

Stotfold Skip Hire FAQs

What is the cost of skip hire in Stotfold?

The cost of getting a skip in Stotfold depends on the size of skip you need. The least expensive skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you require a larger skip, like an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you need to have a skip placed on the highway, as you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

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

No, you can only fill the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste materials up above this line will make it dangerous to move, and you can be asked to remove the extra waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.

What is classed as being a builders skip?

A builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These will be the largest containers that can be hired to discard heavy building waste materials such as stone, bricks, rubble or garden soil.

A builder’s skip is ideal for a wide range of tasks. If you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out your shed, these large containers are often the most cost-effective solution available.

Do you deliver skips across Bedfordshire?

Certainly. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to deliver skips to household and business customers across Bedfordshire and elsewhere in the UK.

How long can I keep the skip for?

You can in most cases keep the skip for up to two weeks from the delivery date. You can provide a chosen pick up day at the time you place your order. Alternatively, you can let us know once you have finished, and then we will plan your collection. Normally, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take a little bit longer during busy times.

What sort of waste can you dispose of in a skip?

You are allowed to put a wide array of waste types in the skip. This can include wood, ceramic tiles, metal or bricks from a household clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, dirt and stone from garden work is allowed as well. Dated units from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be discarded in the skip.

There are, however, some materials that you cannot put in a skip because of the possible environmental or health risk they can trigger.

You are unable to throw in your refrigerator, computer monitor or old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. All of these things incorporate hazardous materials in one type or another. They need to be discarded separately from general waste.

Should you need hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to organise an independent collection for this material. Feel free to email for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.

How large is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you manage a business in Stotfold and wish to get rid of substantial amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin may be a fantastic choice. Available in 20 to 40 cubic yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers that are available.

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

Will the skip have a drop down door?

For anybody who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop down door. This is perfect for disposing of heavy building and construction waste, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop-down door, though these are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are generally low enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a skip with a drop door is delivered.

If I require a skip on a road in Stotfold, will I need a permit?

If at all possible, you want to have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. If you are carrying out a household task, then the drive will be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public land, you will have to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be located on the road, grass verge as well as other public property in Stotfold. If this is needed, we will request the license to be granted for you. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

Do I need to stay in when the skip is going to be delivered?

It usually is best if you can be there when anyone delivers anything to your property. That enables you to make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be dropped just where you need it.

The same thing goes for those who have a business. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.

Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical products in my skip?

Electrical objects such as televisions, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and tumble dryers are classed as a hazardous waste type and so cannot be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electronic items need to be segregated from other waste. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip will be the most compact size available from skip companies and is designed for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some skip firms will provide a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

What will happen to my waste once the skip is collected?

Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be separated into the different waste materials, such as wood, metals, plastics, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How do I order a skip?

Ordering a skip in Stotfold with us is incredibly straightforward. Pick the skip size you need and input a couple of details about where and when you need your skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and then arrange to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

What are the different skip sizes available?

Skips are offered in a variety of different sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small residential tasks.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a fantastic option for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more substantial waste disposal task to deal with, a builder’s skip may be the best choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title suggests, these represent the most common sizes used by builders for building waste, including soil and rubble. However they can just as well be used for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also offer 10-16 yard bins and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. To get more info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Will a Stotfold skip hire company deliver my skip?

To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work together with a wide range of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we can supply customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

How fast can you deliver a skip to Stotfold?

We can normally deliver skips to Stotfold the next working day when an order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking program offers you various delivery dates to pick from. So whether you would like your skip to arrive asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

Other areas covered include Woburn, Ampthill, Shefford, Dunstable, Luton, Flitwick, Houghton Regis and Potton.

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