Best Skip Hire in Westhoughton

With skips available in various sizes, hiring a skip in Westhoughton couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are planning to clear out the shed, neaten the back garden, renovate your property or you have a whole house clearance to deal with, we’re certain to have the ideal solution.

Whether you want a mini skip through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure that you can clear out your waste swiftly, conveniently and without having to break the bank! All of the waste collected will be taken to local and fully licenced waste processing centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.

What are the benefits of hiring a skip?

A skip is a great asset for lots of different waste clearance requirements. You may be cleaning your garage, rearranging the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe attempting to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip allows you to get rid of this junk quickly and conveniently without having to go through several trips to your local recycling centre.

If you are searching for a low-cost skip hire company in Westhoughton, we are here to help. We can offer skip hire for tasks big and small, and we’re experienced with hiring to both household and trade clients.

We will deliver a skip to your house or company premises throughout Westhoughton, and also the surrounding areas. Which means you can trust our very competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our goal is to make sure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We provide a straightforward online booking process enabling customers to pick from a substantial range of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are not sure where to start when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it is determining which skip is best suited for your requirements, the length of time you can hire it, or perhaps what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Westhoughton Skip Hire FAQs

Do you deliver to other areas in Greater Manchester?

We offer a nationwide skip hire and recycling service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Westhoughton, Hazel Grove, Tyldesley, Irlam or any other location in Greater Manchester, we can help.

How do you order a skip?

We have built our booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to enter your postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver in Westhoughton. Select the right size to meet your requirements and give us the details of when and where you need your skip to be delivered. After that you can make payment with our secure payment system, and we will send an email to verify your order once your booking is done!

What happens to the rubbish once the skip is picked up?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into the various waste materials, such as timber, cardboard, plastics, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Can I load my skip higher than the level load line?

No, you can only fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste materials up above this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you may be told to take away the excess waste before the skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or any other objects to raise the skip height. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

If I would like a skip on the road in Westhoughton, will I need a permit?

Ideally, you should have the skip dropped on a hard surface. If you are doing a residential job, then the driveway is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither is available, the street or grass verge might be your only option. As this is public property, you need to have a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be dropped on a street, grass verge or any other public property in Westhoughton. If this is needed, we will arrange for the permit to be granted for you. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

How long can I hire the skip for?

You can generally keep your skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up is as convenient as possible, you have the option of giving a preferred collection day when you make your order.

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

It could take a little bit longer to collect your skip over busy times, however we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.

Do I need to be at home when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t have to be at home when the skip is delivered, however it can help. Being home when the skip is delivered means that you can ensure the delivery driver is given full access and that your skip will be located exactly where you need it. Likewise, if the skip is delivered to your business property, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, when you can’t be around for the delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you place the order, and we will organise things from there.

How much waste can a builders skip hold?

The name builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These will be the largest skips that can be used to dispose of weighty building and demolition materials such as rock, bricks, rubble or dirt.

The builders skip is ideal for a wide array of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or clearing out the shed, these large containers tend to be the most cost-effective solution available.

Who will deliver my skip?

As we offer a national waste management service, we use a comprehensive network of verified businesses. These can vary from small family-run skip hire businesses to national waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.

What types of waste materials can I put in the skip?

Before getting a skip, it is important to make sure that the kind of rubbish you wish to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you may throw in a skip include home goods like furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You can also use a skip to throw out building and construction rubbish, such as old bricks, soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Some examples of prohibited items include electronic products, tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste and subsequently need to be discarded separately from any general rubbish.

How long will it take to get a skip in Westhoughton?

If you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the next day. Sometimes, we can even give you a same-day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed as part of the online order process.

How much waste will a mini skip hold?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some household rubbish, a mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based upon location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to deal with numerous tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be located on the side of the street, subject to obtaining a skip permit from the council.

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

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you manage a company in Westhoughton and wish to dispose of substantial quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a fantastic choice. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers on the market.

As the name indicates, these type of containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, in contrast to regular skips, that are picked up using chains.

What sizes do skips come in?

We supply a full range of skip sizes to meet your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip great for modest DIY projects and domestic clearances. A common option for bigger jobs, renovations and building work is the 8 cubic yard skip.

For Westhoughton businesses which generate a significant volume of bulky waste materials, we can offer RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need help deciding on which size skip you require, take a look at our useful skip size comparison.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Westhoughton?

The price of getting a skip in Westhoughton depends on the size of skip you require. The lowest priced skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general clearances. If you want a larger skip, like an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you need to have a skip positioned on the road, as you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

Generally, almost all skips can be provided with a hinged door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you require a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip that has a drop door is mainly beneficial if hiring a large builder’s skip, since it means that you can wheelbarrow waste straight into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, since they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Can I dispose of electrical products in the skip?

No, you can not put old or broken electrical waste products in your skip. This includes items like laptops or computers, microwaves, tumble dryers, fridges and television sets. These items can’t be discarded in the skip since they can include hazardous materials and components.

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

Other areas covered include Hazel Grove, Tyldesley, Irlam, Whitefield, Manchester, Atherton, Worsley and Hale.

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