Affordable Skip Hire in Whickham
Whether you are clearing out your attic space, having some building work carried out or tidying up the shed, hiring a skip is a simple way to get rid of your excess junk. If you are searching to get a cost-effective skip hire provider in Whickham, we can help.
This site offers skips for projects of any size. Whether you require a mini skip for a general clean up or a large builder’s skip for top soil and rubble, we are able to provide a wide range suitable for projects big or small.
We can provide skips to households and companies located in Whickham and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you may be, we are able to give you a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.
Hiring a skip on our website is quick and easy. Our online booking software lets you pick from a full array of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Unsure what skip size you will need to complete the job? Why not try our skip size guide to find out how much waste each size can handle.
Whickham Skip Hire FAQs
What are the different skip sizes available?
We offer a complete range of skip capacities to residential and industrial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the different skip sizes on offer, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each size can hold:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For more info about our selection of skips, such as measurements and the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Am I allowed to dispose of electronic products in my skip?
No, you cannot dispose of old or broken electronic waste products in a skip. This includes such things as computers, microwaves, tumble dryers, freezers and monitors. Electric items can’t be discarded in the skip because they can have hazardous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The builders skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. They are the largest skips used to dispose of weighty building and demolition waste materials such as rock, bricks, gravel or garden soil.
A builders skip is ideal for a number of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning out your garage, these big skips will often be the most cost-effective solution available.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
Typically, you can keep the skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t have to hurry through your project. If you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us on our website, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.
What types of waste materials can I put in the skip?
It is possible to throw a wide array of waste into the skip. This includes timber, floor tiles, plastics or rubble from a household clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, soil and rock from garden tasks are permitted too. Cupboards and worktops from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also go in a skip.
However, there are a few items that you can’t put in a skip because of the possible environmental or health risks they may cause.
You can’t throw out your fridge, television or your old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also prohibited in the skip. All of these things contain hazardous components in one kind or another. They need to be discarded separately from your normal rubbish.
Should you require hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to organise an independent collection for this material. Please email for more information. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you might be able to take this kind of waste to your local council run recycling facility.
How much does skip hire in Whickham cost?
Our aim is to give you the cheapest skip hire service in Whickham. The price you pay will, obviously, be determined by the size of skip that you order. This varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have your skip located on the street or other council property, you will also need to factor in the added price of a skip permit.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Whickham?
This will depend on where the skip is going to be located. You will only need a permit if it is placed on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if the skip will be on your private property, like a drive or on your company premises.
Should you need to get a permit, we can organise this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know as part of the order process, and we can make the required arrangements with the local council. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can place the skip on private land, it will save you some money.
What skip sizes will have a door?
Getting a skip with a drop door helps make loading rubbish into it a lot easier. This is particularly true with heavy waste materials like garden soil and rubble, which can then be loaded into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make disposing of big bulky objects such as furniture a lot easier also.
Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, although it will sometimes depend upon your location and availability. Let us know when you place your order if a door is needed, and we will do our very best to provide this.
What size is the mini skip?
If you have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, a mini skip might be the best choice. What size is described as a mini skip differs from business to business, based on what sizes they supply.
2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. Price is based on the actual size you order, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.
Mini skips are good for household tasks such as small DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and need room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.
Is it okay to load the skip above the side?
It is vital to not overfill your skip. You must not pass the level load line indicated on the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it is very unsafe to move. This means that when you overfill the skip, you might be asked to take off the excess waste. Regardless of how safe you feel the skip is, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. This is unsafe and is therefore not allowed.
Can you deliver to other areas in Tyne and Wear?
Yes, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skips to areas across Tyne and Wear, including Whickham, Hetton-le-Hole, Longbenton and Washington. So regardless of where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
Do I need to be at home when my skip is delivered?
If you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is always best to be in at the time the skip is delivered. Then you can make sure the lorry has total access and that the skip will be positioned precisely where you want it. This also applies for those who have a skip delivered to company property, particularly if gates limit access.
However, when this is not possible, you don’t need to worry. Simply let us know when placing your order, and then we will take care of everything.
Will a skip hire company from Whickham deliver my skip?
To offer a thorough skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a number of local and national companies. This allows us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we can offer customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We can normally supply skips to Whickham the next working day when an order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking program provides you with a range of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need the skip delivered asap or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.
What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I have finished?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get separated into a variety of waste streams, such as wood, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?
If you have a business in Whickham and want to get rid of large volumes of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a great choice. Available in 20 to 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers on the market.
As the name implies, these containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, in contrast to standard skips, which are lifted by using chains.
How can I hire a skip in Whickham?
This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you would like to hire. Tell us whether the skip shall be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or council property (such as the road). Next, choose the day you would like the skip to get delivered. Check your order details and make payment using our safe and secure online payment platform. All done! We will deliver your chosen skip to Whickham on the date you have selected.
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