Uppingham Skip Hire

If you are looking to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Uppingham skip hire service offers a simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

Should you have a modest amount of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip may well be a great option. In search of something a bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have got a major task on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can offer a range of large builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we will have the skip size that is just right for the circumstances.

Be it to your property or your business, our team can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Uppingham. Jobs may happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place your order on our website or get in touch with a member of our helpful team for additional information today.

Below are examples of typical questions we get relating to our skip hire services.

Uppingham Skip Hire FAQs

What skip sizes have got a door?

For anyone who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop-down door. This is designed for disposing of heavy building and demolition rubbish, as it can be pushed in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop-down door, though they are more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, please let us know when ordering. We will do our best to make sure a container with a drop door is provided.

What is the size of a builders skip?

A builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These will be the largest containers used to dispose of heavy building and demolition materials such as stone, concrete, gravel or clay.

The builders skip is great for a wide range of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or clearing out your attic, these substantial skips are often the most affordable solution available.

What is the cost of skip hire in Uppingham?

Our goal is to provide the cheapest skip hire service in Uppingham. The price you pay will, obviously, be determined by the size of skip that you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you wish to have the skip positioned on the road or other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of a skip permit.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can normally hire the skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, there is the option of offering a preferred collection date when making your order.

Alternatively, simply let us know when you have finished with your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the following working day.

It might take a little longer to pick up your skip over busy periods, but we will always endeavour to be there as swiftly as possible.

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

The materials in the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer centre. Here the waste will be sorted by machinery and by hand into various waste streams, including soil, cardboard, hardcore and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.

What waste materials can I put in my skip?

Prior to hiring your skip, it is important to ensure that the sort of waste materials you want to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials must be kept separate and can’t be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Some examples of waste types you are able to throw in your skip include household goods like furniture, tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use a skip to get rid of building and construction rubbish, such as old bricks, dirt, stone, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include things like electronic goods, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore need to be disposed of separately from general waste.

Is it okay to stack up the waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to pack your skip up to the level load line. Stacking rubbish up above this line makes it dangerous to transport, and you can be told to take away the surplus waste before the skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.

What is a mini skip?

If you are looking for a cheap skip to dispose of some household rubbish, the mini skip may be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal option to handle numerous jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be situated on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

Although most commonly hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can also handle smaller commercial jobs.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Uppingham?

We utilise a network of both local and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Uppingham and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner skip companies are approved and evaluated to guarantee they satisfy our standards for cost, customer service, recycling and reliability.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

When you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the following day. Sometimes, we will even offer a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed when going through the online order process.

Will you deliver to other areas in Rutland?

We provide a UK wide skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you want skip hire in Uppingham, Oakham, %OTHER2%, %OTHER3% or any other site in Rutland, we are able to help.

Am I allowed to put electrical items in the skip?

No, you cannot dispose of old or broken electrical waste items in your skip. This includes such things as laptops or computers, microwaves, dishwashers, fridges and televisions. Electric objects can’t be discarded in a skip as they can contain dangerous materials and components.

Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled.

Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

You don’t really need to be at your property when the skip is going to be delivered, but it will help. Being in when your skip is due for delivery means you can make sure the lorry driver is given complete access and that the skip is positioned exactly where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is being hired to your business property, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, when you can’t be around during delivery, don’t worry. We just ask that you let us know when you book your order, and we will organise things from there.

If I want a skip on a road in Uppingham, will I need to have a permit?

In most cases, it is possible to have the skip put on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But in order to do this, you need to get permission from your local council in Uppingham, which is called a skip permit. We will organise this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for this permit, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

How do I hire a skip in Uppingham?

This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you wish to hire. Tell us whether the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on local authority property (like the road). After that, select the day you need your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment with our secure online payment platform. All done! We will deliver your skip to Uppingham on the date you have selected.

What size roll-on roll-off containers can you offer?

The roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a large container that is used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These skips are mainly for industrial use but can be used by residential clients as well. However, you should have a good amount of space since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the average skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers should only be hired for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and paper, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of concrete and bricks.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips come in a variety of different sizes to match various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is great for small domestic projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent option for attic clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant rubbish disposal job to handle, a builder’s skip could be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title suggests, these are the most typical sizes hired by builders for building waste, including soil and hardcore. But they can just as well be hired for domestic rubbish such as broken furniture or kitchen units.

We also supply 10-16 yard skips and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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