Skip Hire in Sunderland

If you are searching for affordable skip hire in Sunderland, you are in the best place. We employ a network of local and national waste management firms to offer a trusted and efficient service to both household and business customers.

We provide you with a complete variety of sizes perfect for any waste disposal requirements. From the mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, not forgetting our range of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We can deliver skips throughout Sunderland and the nearby towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can in most circumstances complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be positioned on a road take a little bit longer, as we will have to obtain a permit from your local authority.

By using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Sunderland.

For further information about hiring a skip plus the service we provide, we have answered several of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Sunderland Skip Hire FAQs

Will a skip hire company from Sunderland deliver my skip?

To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a variety of local and nationwide businesses. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to guarantee we can supply customers with the most affordable and trusted skip hire service.

How many different skip sizes are available?

We provide a full variety of skip sizes to household and business clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the various sized skips offered, 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 further information about our range of skips, like measurements and the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Am I allowed to throw all kinds of rubbish in the skip?

You may use your skip to get rid of a variety of waste materials. We are used to collecting and handling a wide variety of items generated from construction jobs, garden projects and household tidy-ups. Some examples of allowed waste materials include:

  • Home furnishings
  • Garden cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

Most materials are permitted, so whether you need to discard metals, plastic materials, wood or unwanted toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The volume and items you throw into your skip will vary based on which size skip you have chosen. Skips have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you want to discard top soil and concrete, for example, the biggest size container you would be permitted to use will be the 8 yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are some materials that you will not be permitted to dump in the skip. The reason behind this is that some products include hazardous materials which could cause harm to the environment. They can even be harmful to human health, therefore they must be disposed of separately under UK legislation.

Some examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in my skip?

Electronic items like tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous waste type and so should not be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric products need to be segregated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

The normal hire period will be two weeks from the delivery date. However, at the time you order your skip, you can choose a collection date that is perfect for you. Of course, there is a chance that you won’t know how long your project will take. So if your skip is finished with sooner than anticipated, tell us, and we will get it collected as soon as possible.

We will usually be out to get your skip within 48 hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that this may not always be possible during busier times. Once collected, your waste will be transported to your local waste transfer centre, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

The contents of the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer station. Here the waste will be separated by machines and also by hand into numerous waste streams, like metal, plastics, stone and timber. Processing the waste in this way helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is to maximise recycling and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We will normally provide a next day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip on private property, as to go on public property (like a street), you need to get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of several factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it turning up within a morning or afternoon slot.

How do you order a skip?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to see the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Sunderland. Pick which size you want to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be dropped on private property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

After your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the frequent skip ordered throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builders skip is great for most building projects, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 yd builders skip is the largest size that can be used for heavy waste matter like dirt, concrete, rock and gravel.

Can you deliver to other areas in Tyne and Wear?

As well as delivering skips to Sunderland, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Tyne and Wear. With the help of our network of regional and national skip businesses, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business in Sunderland, Gateshead or Whickham, we have got you covered.

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

If you manage a business in Sunderland and wish to get rid of substantial volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip may be a great choice. Available in 20 – 40 cubic yards, they are the biggest waste disposal skips that can be hired.

As the label suggests, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, unlike standard skips, that are lifted using chains.

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t really need to be home when the skip will be delivered, but it can help. Being there when the skip is due to be delivered means that you can make sure the lorry is given complete access and that your skip can be located precisely where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is being hired to your company premises, we will appreciate your help during delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, for those who can’t be available for the delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask you to tell us when you place your order, and we will arrange everything from there.

Do I require permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Sunderland?

In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you want the skip to be situated on land outside of your company or residence, you have got to secure permission from the local authority in Sunderland, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we will be glad to arrange this for you, and so it’s one less point to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for the skip permit, and you should be aware before booking that getting the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Generally speaking, almost all skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon the size, availability and area. If you want a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip with a drop door is mainly useful when you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it lets you wheelbarrow waste materials into the skip. This is not so important for mini skips, since they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are great for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from household furnishings and old toys to paving slabs and concrete. With a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you needing to make multiple journeys to the local recycling centre.

Can I load my skip higher than the side?

It is vital not to overload your skip. You can not pass the level load line that is indicated on the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it will become very unsafe to move. This means that if you overload your skip, you might be required to take off the surplus waste. However secure you feel the skip is, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes using doors or other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This can be hazardous and is therefore prohibited.

What is the cost of skip hire in Sunderland?

Our goal is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Sunderland. The price you pay will, obviously, be determined by the size of skip that you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have the skip located on the street or any other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the added cost of a skip permit.

Other areas covered include Gateshead, Whickham, Blaydon, Wallsend, Houghton-le-Spring, Jarrow, Newcastle and Whitburn.

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