Walkden Skip Hire
If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Walkden, you are definitely in the right place. We employ a network of local and nationwide skip hire firms to give a reliable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.
We provide a thorough variety of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste disposal requirements. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard container, as well as our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We are able to deliver skips across Walkden as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip placed on your private property (such as a driveway), we can normally complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the road take a bit longer, since we have to order a permit from your local authority.
With a simple online booking system, you can order your skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Walkden.
For extra information regarding hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have addressed many of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Speak to a member of our team who will be glad to help.
Walkden Skip Hire FAQs
What is a builders skip?
The term builder’s skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The label comes from the fact that these are the most common sizes that are hired by builders and tradespeople.
These big skips are great for numerous types of household and commercial tasks. These are the largest skips that you can use for weighty builders waste such as dirt, rubble and concrete.
Will a skip hire company from Walkden deliver my skip?
A local skip hire company will likely deliver your skip in Walkden. We work with a network of both regional and national businesses to enable us to offer our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These firms are assessed to ensure they satisfy the high expectations we demand with regards to service, cost and environmental performance.
Do I need to be at home when my skip is going to be delivered?
You don’t need to be at your property when your skip is going to be delivered, but it does help. Being in when the skip is being delivered means you can make sure the lorry is given complete access and that the skip will be positioned precisely where you need it. Likewise, if the skip is hired to your business premises, we will appreciate your assistance at the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.
Having said that, if you can’t be around at the time of delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you place your order, and then we will organise everything from there.
What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?
The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a massive skip that is used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These containers are predominantly for business use but can be used by domestic customers too. However, you should have plenty of room since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger than the average skip you will see on the roadside.
Due to the size, roll-on roll-off containers should only be used for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not appropriate for disposing of soil and bricks.
Is it possible to get a skip with a drop down door?
In general, most skips can be provided with a hinged door, depending on size, availability and area. If you want a drop door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.
Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly useful when hiring a large builder’s skip, as it allows you to wheelbarrow rubbish directly into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, because they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
What types of waste can I put in my skip?
This is one of the most frequent questions people have about our skip hire service. The most important thing to consider is that you may fill up your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are many types of rubbish that may result from garden work, building work and property clearances.
Among the most frequent things that we see in skips include soil, timber, bush trimmings, cabinets, sinks, and other household items.
There are some things that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. This can include any electrical goods (tumble dryers, TVs and laptops for example), old tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and paint. They are all considered hazardous waste, and therefore getting rid of them needs to abide by a completely different procedure to make sure they don’t result in harm to the environment.
Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in my skip?
Electronic items like television sets, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and hoovers are classed as a hazardous waste type and therefore should not be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered items need to be segregated from other materials. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.
How long am I able to hire the skip for?
Our normal hire period will be 2 weeks from the date of delivery. However, at the time you order the skip, you can provide a collection date that will work for you. Of course, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is finished with sooner than expected, tell us, and we will collect it as soon as possible.
Collections will normally be made within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that this is not always the case at busy periods. Once collected, the skip will be transported to your local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed and sorted.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Walkden?
This will depend on the skip size you will need and if you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the least expensive option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in industrial settings. To obtain an immediate quotation for skip hire in Walkden, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
Am I allowed to load the skip above the level load line?
It is vital to not overfill your skip. You should not pass the level load line indicated on the side of the skip. When the skip is overloaded, it will become very hazardous to transport. Which means that when you overload your skip, you may be required to remove the surplus waste. However safe you think the skip is, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. That is hazardous and is therefore not allowed.
How do I hire a skip?
This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you wish to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (like the road). Next, choose the day you need your skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment with our secure online payment platform. Job done! We will deliver your skip to Walkden on the date you have chosen.
Will you deliver skips across Greater Manchester?
In addition to delivering skips and containers to Walkden, we can also deliver to other towns and villages across Greater Manchester. With the help of a network of regional and national skip hire businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering in Walkden, Manchester or Littleborough, we have got it covered.
How fast can you deliver a skip to Walkden?
We can usually deliver skips to Walkden the next working day when your order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking program will provide you with a number of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you would like your skip delivered asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets segregated into a range of waste streams, which includes wood, soil and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the waste is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
What are the different skip sizes to choose from?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Walkden, you have multiple sizes to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact container is excellent for modest domestic clearances and DIY work.
Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their substantial capacity also means they are perfect for house tidy ups involving bulky items like household furniture and beds.
We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people with even bigger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only suited to light waste, so they can’t be used to dispose of garden soil or concrete.
For additional information regarding the different skip sizes available, including measurements, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.
If I need a skip on the road in Walkden, will I need to have a permit?
Generally, it will be possible to have a skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But in order to do this, you need to have permission from the local council in Walkden, which is known as a skip permit. We will arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for the license, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.
How much waste will the mini skip hold?
If you are searching for a low-cost skip to get rid of some household rubbish, the mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to deal with numerous jobs.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be situated on the side of the street, subject to receiving a skip permit.
Although most often hired by household customers, the mini skip can even tackle small commercial jobs.
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