Ulverston Skip Hire

If you are wanting to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy children’s room, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Ulverston skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we drop your skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a modest amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip might be a perfect choice. In search of something a bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have got a major task on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we offer choice of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we have the skip size which is just right for your circumstances.

Whether it is to your home or even your company, we can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Ulverston. Jobs can occur anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order online or make
contact with a member of our helpful team to learn more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding our skip hire and recycling service.

Ulverston Skip Hire FAQs

Do you use local skip hire companies in Ulverston?

A local skip hire firm will likely deliver your skip in Ulverston. We utilize a network of both regional and nationwide providers to enable us to provide our service to customers across the whole of the UK. These firms are comprehensively assessed to make sure they match the high expectations we demand with regards to service, cost and environmental performance.

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

Unfortunately not, as electrical items such as old televisions, freezers, laptops and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects have to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly fashion.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest skip provided by skip companies and is designed for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of waste.

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

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ensure your skip is provided on the day requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the next day.

Although we cannot promise a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

It is important to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will usually incur a charge for the wasted trip.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Ulverston?

The cost of hiring a skip in Ulverston will depend on the size of skip you require. The cheapest skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a bigger skip, like an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also increase if you need to have your skip placed on the road, as you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Do I have to be home when the skip will be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be there when anybody delivers anything to your home. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be located precisely where you want it.

The same thing goes if you have a company. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.

However, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you don’t need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Is it okay to fill up my skip higher than the top?

Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it hazardous to transport, and you will probably have to remove any rubbish higher than the level load line. This also means you can not use sheets of timber, doors or another item, as this will increase the size of the skip. Skip companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that skips are not overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure you hire the correct size of skip to meet your requirements and get in touch if you’re not sure which size you need. We would be pleased to help.

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

Skips are offered in a variety of sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is perfect for small residential tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent choice for garage clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant waste disposal job to deal with, the builder’s skip may be the most suitable option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name implies, these are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, like clay and stone. But they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We can also offer 10-16 yard skips and commercial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For additional details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets segregated into several different waste types, which includes stone, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

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

In most situations, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you want the skip to be placed on land outside of your company or home, you have got to secure permission from your local council in Ulverston, which is known as a skip permit. If required, we would gladly arrange this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less point to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for the road permit, plus you should be aware before placing your order that securing the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

Am I able to have a skip that has a drop door?

For anyone who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is great for getting rid of hefty building and demolition materials, as it can be walked into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also include a drop down door, however these are typically more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our very best to ensure a skip which has a drop door is provided.

What kinds of rubbish am I able to dispose of in a skip?

Your skip can be hired to dispose of a variety of types of waste materials. We are used to picking up and processing lots of materials generated from construction jobs, garden projects and household clearances. A few examples of permitted waste types can include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

The majority of waste materials are permitted, therefore whether you wish to throw out furniture, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and items you discard in the skip will vary according to the size skip you have ordered. Skips have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you wish to dispose of soil and bricks, for example, the biggest size container you would be permitted to use is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

What sort of items am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are some waste items that you are not allowed to put in your skip. The reason behind this is that these products include hazardous elements which could cause damage to the environment. They can even be harmful to human health, so they have to be disposed of separately under UK law.

Some examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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

A roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a huge skip that can be used to get rid of large volumes of waste. These containers are predominantly for industrial use but can be used by domestic clients as well. Having said that, you will want a good amount of room as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger in comparison to the average skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, roro containers can only be provided for lightweight materials such as plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not suited to getting rid of soil and bricks.

What is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the popular skip ordered across the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is fantastic for most building and construction projects, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 cubic yard builder’s skip is the biggest option that can be used for heavy materials like soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

Will you deliver skips across Cumbria?

Sure, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver our range of skip sizes to locations throughout Cumbria, such as Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness, Maryport and Whitehaven. So regardless of where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

How can I hire a skip online?

We have created our online booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. The first task is to enter your postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we can provide in Ulverston. Select the right size to meet your requirements and provide the details of where and when you need the skip delivered. After that you can make payment with our secure payment system, and we will send an email to verify your order as soon as your booking is complete!

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

You can normally keep a skip for as long as 2 weeks from your delivery date. You may provide a chosen collection day at the time you place your order. Otherwise, you can let us know after you have finished, and then we will arrange your collection. Usually, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer over hectic times.

Other areas covered include Barrow-in-Furness, Maryport, Whitehaven, Kirkby Lonsdale, Alston, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Brampton and Dalton-in-Furness.

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