Affordable Skip Hire in Thornton
There are lots of reasons why you could find you will want to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they decide to tidy up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the middle of construction work and wish to get rid of the soil and bricks left behind. You may just be looking at hiring a skip to clear out the junk which has accumulated in the attic throughout the years.
Whatever your reason may be, if you are interested in an affordable skip hire service in Thornton, then your search is over.
We provide a cost-effective and reputable service to both household and business customers across Thornton. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to handle all waste removal needs. If you don’t want a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip may be the perfect option for you. Equally, if you think your job could be on the larger side, you might want to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builders skips.
Our services are offered across the Thornton area, and we work together with both residential and business clients. Using a easy online ordering platform, you can have your skip ordered with only a couple of clicks.
To get going, type in your postcode to see all the different sizes offered and the price to hire a skip in Thornton.
Thornton Skip Hire FAQs
What sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Thornton, you will have numerous sizes to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard container, often referred to as the mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact skip is great for modest house clearances and DIY jobs.
Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most popular sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also makes them well suited for house clearances including large objects like household furniture and beds.
We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only suitable for lightweight waste materials, so they can not be hired to dispose of soil or concrete.
For further details about the different skip sizes offered, such as measurements, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Where will my rubbish be taken to once the skip is picked up?
The contents of your skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the waste will be separated by machinery and also by hand into various waste streams, including metal, paper, rubble and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to maximise the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.
Do I need to be at home when the skip is going to be delivered?
When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is best to be at home at the time the skip is delivered. You can then make sure the lorry has total access and that the skip can be located exactly where you need it. This also is true if you have a skip delivered to business premises, especially when gates restrict access.
On the other hand, if this isn’t feasible, you don’t have to worry. Simply tell us when making your order, and we will take care of everything.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Thornton?
We utilise a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Thornton and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner skip hire companies are verified and tested to make certain they meet our standards for price, service, recycling and reliability.
How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?
The phrase builder’s skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. The name comes from the fact that these are the most common sizes used by builders and tradespeople.
These big skips are ideal for an array of residential and business tasks. These are the biggest sizes that can be used for heavy builders waste including top soil, stone and concrete.
What types of waste materials can I put in my skip?
You can load the skip with a wide range of different waste types which are commonly produced from home clearances, building work, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This can include wood, garden soil, concrete, hedge trimmings, pieces of furniture, toys, cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.
What you throw in the skip would depend on which skip size you have ordered, as there is a weight restriction. For example, when you are using a skip for heavy building waste like stone or garden soil, the maximum size you would be able to use is an 8 cubic yard builders skip.
Some materials cannot be discarded in the skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.
How long can I hire the skip for?
Normally, you can have a skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t have to rush through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.
How much waste will fit in the mini skip?
If you are looking for a low cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, a mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based upon area), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to tackle numerous tasks.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be positioned on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit.
Although most often hired by household customers, the mini skip can also tackle small commercial jobs.
When will my skip be delivered?
We will ask you to confirm when you need the skip to be delivered during the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you confirm your booking prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we cannot promise what time we will deliver, we endeavour to give you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery spot, as unsuccessful deliveries can lead to a fee for a wasted journey.
Am I allowed to dispose of electronic products in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic products need to be kept separate from general waste to get recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electric powered goods such as cookers, monitors, toasters, computers and even hair straighteners.
What is the cost of skip hire in Thornton?
This depends upon the skip size you require and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the lowest priced choice. The most expensive and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in industrial settings. To get an instant quote for skip hire in Thornton, enter your postcode into the search box above.
Is it ok to stack up the waste in my skip?
You must not fill the skip past the level load line. When you fill it up above the tip of this level, it means that the skip is not safe and secure to move, and you can be asked to take off the excess rubbish prior to it being picked up.
Is it possible to have a skip that has a drop door?
Getting a skip that has a drop door can make loading waste into the skip a lot easier. This is especially the case with hefty waste such as dirt or concrete, which can then be walked directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make disposing of big bulky items like furniture easier as well.
Most skip containers can be supplied with a drop down door, however this can sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when placing your order if a door is required, and we will do our best to provide this.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Thornton?
Ideally, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. For anyone who is doing a household job, then the driveway 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 option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you have got to get a permit from your local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be placed on the road, grass verge as well as other public property in Thornton. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be granted for you. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.
Do you deliver to other areas in Lancashire?
In addition to delivering skips to Thornton, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Lancashire. With the help of our network of regional and national waste management businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Thornton, Church or Darwen, we have got you covered.
How do you order a skip in Thornton?
We have designed our online booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to type in your postcode to see the range of skip sizes we can deliver in Thornton. Select the best size to meet your needs and give us the details of where and when you need your skip delivered. Then you can make payment through the secure payment platform, and we’ll send you an email to verify the order once your order is complete!
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container used to transport significant amounts of waste materials. Primarily, these containers are used for commercial applications. However, residential customers can also hire them. You have to look at the space they occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and rubble.
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