Best Skip Hire in Washington
If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Washington skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.
When you have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip could be a great option. Interested in something a bit larger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have a major task on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we offer range of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can provide the skip which is perfect for the circumstances.
Be it to your property or even your business, we can deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Washington. Projects could happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
Place your order online or speak to a member of our friendly team to find out more today.
Below are examples of typical questions we receive relating to our skip hire and recycling services.
Washington Skip Hire FAQs
Can I get a skip which has a drop door?
In general, nearly all skips can be provided with a drop down door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop-down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.
Having a skip with a drop door is primarily beneficial when hiring a large builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow waste straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for midi and mini skips, because they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Washington?
Since we provide a UK-wide skip service, we use a diverse network of verified and approved businesses. These vary from small local skip hire companies to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental principles.
Is it okay to load up the skip above the side?
It is essential never to overload a skip. You can not pass the level load line indicated on the side of the skip. If the skip is overloaded, it can be very unsafe to transport. This means that when you overload your skip, you might be required to remove the surplus rubbish. Regardless of how secure you think the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. This can be unsafe and is not allowed.
How much waste will fit in the mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small bins are ideal for small DIY tasks and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them ideal for driveways.
They may be used to dispose of all types of waste, from house furnishings and broken toys to paving blocks and rubble. Having a capacity of approximately 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make several trips to the local recycling centre.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We can usually give you a following day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, as to go on public property (such as a street), you will need to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.
Due to many factors that may impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it arriving within a AM or PM slot.
If I need a skip on a road in Washington, will I need to get a permit?
If possible, you want to have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. For anyone who is carrying out a residential project, then your driveway is going to be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, when neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public property, you need to have a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be positioned on the street, grass verge or other public property in Washington. If this is needed, we will request the license to be granted on your behalf. An additional charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.
What can I put in my skip?
You are allowed to load your skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly generated from loft clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This may include timber, garden soil, bricks, hedge trimmings, household furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.
What you throw in the skip will depend on which skip size you have ordered, as there is a weight limit. For instance, if you are using the skip for heavy building wastes including bricks or dirt, the maximum size you can use is an 8 yard skip.
Some materials can not be disposed of in a skip. This includes fridges, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.
How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?
The phrase builder’s skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The label originates from the fact that they are the most popular sizes hired by builders and tradespeople.
These large skips are suitable for numerous residential and business tasks. They are the largest skip sizes that can be used for heavy builders waste including soil, stone and concrete.
Do you deliver to other areas in Tyne and Wear?
As well as delivering skips and containers to Washington, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Tyne and Wear. Through a network of local and national skip hire and recycling companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business in Washington, Jarrow or Hebburn, we have got you covered.
How do I order a skip?
This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you wish to hire. Tell us whether the skip will be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or public property (like the street). Then, select the date you need your skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Washington on the day you have selected.
Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?
Electronic items like televisions, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore can not be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical products should be separated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.
Do I have to be home when the skip is due to be delivered?
If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is usually best to be in when it is delivered. Then you can ensure that the lorry has total access and that the skip will be placed precisely where you want it. The same is true for those who have a skip delivered to business premises, especially when gates restrict access.
Having said that, if this is not achievable, you do not have to worry. Simply tell us when you are making your booking, and we will take care of everything.
How large is a roll-on roll-off container?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are huge commercial size skips that are used mainly within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for companies that produce significant volumes of waste materials.
What is the cost of skip hire in Washington?
The cost of hiring a skip in Washington will depend on the size of skip you want. The lowest priced option available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you want a larger skip, like an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The cost will also be more if you need to have your skip on the highway, because you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.
What skip sizes do you offer?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Washington, you have various options to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 yard container, also known as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact skip is great for modest household clearances and DIY work.
Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most frequent sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. However their big capacity also makes them well suited for household tidy ups including bulky items such as furniture and beds.
We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only appropriate for lightweight materials, so they can not be hired to dispose of garden soil or rubble.
For additional details about the various capacities available, including measurements, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.
What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets sorted into several different waste streams, such as wood, soil and plastic materials. 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!
How long am I able to keep a skip for?
Typically, you can have the skip for a maximum of 14 days. This means you do not need to rush through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.
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