Best Skip Hire in Thrapston

If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Thrapston skip hire service offers a simple solution – we drop your skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

For those who have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip may be a great option. Interested in something slightly bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have got a large task on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a choice of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can deliver the skip size which is just right for the situation.

Whether it be to your home or your company, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Thrapston. Projects can happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place your order online or speak to a member of our helpful team for more information today.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we have received regarding our skip hire services.

Thrapston Skip Hire FAQs

What is a mini skip?

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

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furnishings and old toys to paving blocks and garden soil. Having a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip will save you having to make multiple visits to the local recycling centre.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Thrapston?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work in partnership with a variety of local and national companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to ensure we can provide customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.

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

This is among the most common questions people have about our service. What is important to keep in mind is that you may fill up your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are numerous types of rubbish which can come from garden projects, building work and property clearances.

Some of the most frequent things which we see in our skips include dirt, timber, bush cuttings, cabinets, toilets, and various household items.

There are also some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This consists of any electronic products (dishwashers, monitors and cookers for example), car tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all considered hazardous waste materials, and therefore disposing of them has to follow an entirely different process to ensure they do not cause harm to the environment.

Will the skip come with a drop door?

Getting a skip which has a drop down door can make loading waste into it so much easier. This is particularly the case with heavy waste such as dirt and hardcore, which can then be loaded straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It will also make throwing away large bulky objects like pieces of furniture much easier too.

The majority of skip containers can be supplied with a drop down door, however it will sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when making your order if a drop door is required, and we will do our absolute best to supply this.

How long does it take to get a skip in Thrapston?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We can normally offer a next day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip on private property, because to go on public property (such as a highway), you need to obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

Due to many factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it arriving in a morning or afternoon slot.

What size skips do you offer?

Skips come in a wide range of sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is great for small residential jobs.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great option for garden clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to handle, the builder’s skip may be the most suitable choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name suggests, they are the most typical sizes hired by builders for construction waste, such as clay and hardcore. However they can just as well be used for household waste such as broken furniture or kitchen units.

We also deliver 10-16 cubic yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For further details about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

Our standard hire time frame will be 14 days from the date of delivery. However, when you book the skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is ideal for you. Obviously, there is a possibility that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if your skip is finished with earlier than expected, tell us, and we will get it picked up as quickly as possible.

Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to bear in mind this may not always be possible during busier times. Once collected, your waste will be taken to your local waste transfer centre, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

What is the cost of skip hire in Thrapston?

The cost of hiring a skip in Thrapston will depend on the size of skip you want. The least expensive option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a bigger skip, such as an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also be more if you need to have the skip on the highway, since you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Do I have to be there when the skip is due to be delivered?

It usually is best if you can be available when anyone delivers anything to your property. That allows you to ensure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be dropped precisely where you need it.

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

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

How much waste can a builders skip hold?

The term builders skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 yard and 8 yd skip. The name comes from the fact that they are the most popular sizes that are ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are suitable for numerous types of household and business projects. These are the largest skip sizes which you can use for hefty builders waste such as dirt, stone and concrete.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Thrapston?

We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. Step one is to enter your delivery postcode to view the range of skip sizes we can supply in Thrapston. Select the right size to meet your needs and provide us with the details of where and when you want the skip delivered. You then make payment through the secure payment system, and we will send an email to confirm your order as soon as your booking is done!

Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Thrapston?

In most cases, it will be possible to have a skip positioned on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But in order to do this, you need to have consent from your local council in Thrapston, which is called a skip permit. We are able to organise this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The council do impose a fee for your license, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

What happens to the rubbish once the skip is picked up?

The items in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling centre. Here the waste will be segregated by machinery and also by hand into various waste streams, including metal, plastics, stone and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.

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

Unfortunately it is not permitted, as electronic products such as old TVs, fridge freezers, printers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects must be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly manner.

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

You should not fill up a skip beyond the level load mark. When you fill it over the tip of this level, it means that the skip is not safe to move, and you may be asked to take off any extra waste before it can be collected.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container that can be used to get rid of significant amounts of waste. In the majority of cases, these skips are used for commercial purposes. Having said that, residential clients may also hire them. It is essential to consider the area they will take up, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be hired for light waste including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and stone.

Can you deliver to other areas in Northamptonshire?

Absolutely. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we can supply skips to both residential and commercial customers across Northamptonshire and elsewhere within the UK.

Other areas covered include Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Towcester, Daventry, Wellingborough, Brackley, Oundle and Desborough.

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