Affordable Skip Hire in Towcester
If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Towcester, you are definitely in the right place. We utilise a network of local and countrywide skip hire companies to offer a dependable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.
Our company offers a thorough variety of sizes perfect for any waste removal needs. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, not to mention our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We provide skips across Towcester and the surrounding areas. If you are getting a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can often organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be on the highway require a little more time, since we must order a skip permit from your local authority.
With a simple online booking system, you can order a skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Towcester.
To get more information about hiring a skip and the services we offer, we have addressed many of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.
Towcester Skip Hire FAQs
Should I stay in when the skip will be delivered?
No, you do not need to be home when we are delivering the skip. As long as we are able to access the place you want it located, we can take care of everything.
In the event you are not going to be in, simply let us have any relevant delivery instructions when booking the order. For example, you might prefer the skip to be located at a particular part of your driveway. Alternatively, you may want to be sure that the skip doesn’t prevent entry to your garage.
Whatever the situation might be, let us know when you place your order, and we will ensure your instructions are passed on to the lorry driver.
What size skips can you provide?
Our company offers a whole range of skip capacities to domestic and industrial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different skip sizes to choose from, with a rough idea of how much waste each skip can hold:
- 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 info about our range of skips, such as dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Am I allowed to throw electronic items in my skip?
Unfortunately this is not allowed, as electrical items such as old TVs, freezers, laptops and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects must be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly manner.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
If you manage a company in Towcester and want to get rid of large quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a perfect choice. Available in 20 – 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers available.
As the name indicates, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, unlike normal skips, that are picked up using chains.
How do you hire a skip online?
This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you wish to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or local authority property (like the road). Next, choose the day you would like the skip to be delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. All done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Towcester on the date you have chosen.
What happens to my waste once the skip is collected?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into different waste materials, such as timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This helps to ensure that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Can I fill up my skip higher than the level load line?
You must not fill up a skip beyond the level load line. If you fill it up above the tip of this level, it means that the skip will not be safe and secure to move, and you might be asked to take off any excess rubbish before it can be picked up.
Can you deliver to other areas in Northamptonshire?
We offer a national skip hire and waste management service through a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Towcester, Thrapston, Daventry, Raunds or another site in Northamptonshire, we are able to assist.
Will a skip hire company from Towcester deliver my skip?
A local skip firm will likely deliver your skip in Towcester. We employ a network of both local and national companies to enable us to provide our service to domestic and business customers throughout the whole of the UK. These businesses are thoroughly vetted to make sure they match the high expectations we require in terms of customer service, cost and environmental performance.
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
A builders skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These will be the largest skips used to get rid of weighty construction materials such as stone, bricks, gravel or clay.
A builder’s skip is perfect for a wide array of tasks. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning out the garden shed, these big containers are often the most affordable option available.
What things can I put in the skip?
You can use your skip to throw out lots of different waste types. We are experienced in picking up and handling a multitude of materials produced from building jobs, garden landscaping and house clearances. Some examples of allowed waste materials include things like:
- Household furniture
- Garden trimmings
- Bathroom sinks
- Cabinets and units
Many materials are allowed, therefore whether you need to throw out furniture, plastic materials, wood or clothing, we can usually take your rubbish away.
The quantity and materials you put into your skip can vary based on the size skip you have chosen. All skips do have a weight limit for safety. So if you would like discard top soil and bricks, as an example, the largest size you would be able to hire will be the 8 cubic yard skip.
Are there items that I can’t discard in the skip?
There are some items that you are not allowed to dump in the skip. The reason behind this is that some products contain hazardous materials which can harm the environment. They can even be damaging to human health, and so they have to be disposed of separately under UK laws.
A few examples of the products which are restricted include:
- Paint tins
- Solvents Refrigerators
- Gas canisters
- PC monitors
- Battery packs
Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Towcester?
This will depend on where the skip will be located. You will only require a permit if it is put on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit if the skip is on your private property, like a driveway or within your company premises.
Should you have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Just tell us as part of the order process, so we will make the necessary arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can position your skip on private land, you will save some money.
How long does it take to get a skip in Towcester?
If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the next day. In some instances, we will even give you a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery days are confirmed as part of the online order process.
Do all skips come with a drop door?
Generally, nearly all skips can be provided with a drop-down door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you want a drop door, please let us know when ordering your skip.
Getting a skip which has a drop door is mainly useful if you are hiring a large builder’s skip, because it enables you to wheelbarrow waste straight into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, because they are low enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
What size is the mini skip?
When you have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may be the perfect solution. What size is described as a mini skip varies from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they provide.
The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to provide a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. The cost is based on the particular size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.
Mini skips are great for residential jobs such as small DIY projects and garden shed clean ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.
How long can I hire a skip for?
Our regular hire term is 14 days from your delivery date. However, at the time you order your skip, you can select a collection date that is perfect for you. Of course, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is full sooner than anticipated, contact us, and we will pick it up as quickly as possible.
Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. But, it is important to keep in mind that this is not always the case at busy periods. Once collected, the skip will be transported to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed and sorted.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Towcester?
Our aim is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Towcester. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip you order. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have your skip located on the road or other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of the skip permit.
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