Affordable Skip Hire in Whitburn
If you are clearing your attic space, getting some building work carried out or tidying up the garden, hiring a skip is a quick and easy way to get rid of your unwanted junk. If you are looking to get a cost-effective skip hire company in Whitburn, we can help.
We provide you with skips for projects of any size. Whether you need a midi skip for a standard clean up or even a builders skip for garden soil and stone, we provide a wide range suitable for tasks big or small.
We deliver skips to homes and companies across Whitburn and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you may be, we will give you a trusted and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Ordering a skip through our website is simple. Our online booking software enables you to choose between a complete selection of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Unsure what skip size you need for the job? Why not try our skip size guide to learn just how much rubbish each size can hold.
Whitburn Skip Hire FAQs
Do you deliver to other areas in Tyne and Wear?
We provide a nationwide skip hire and recycling service through a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you want skip hire in Whitburn, Gateshead, Sunderland, Whitley Bay or another location in Tyne and Wear, we are able to assist.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Whitburn?
The cost of hiring a skip in Whitburn is determined by the size of skip you want. The cheapest option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you require a bigger skip, such as an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you need to have the skip positioned on the road, as you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
How much waste will a mini skip hold?
The mini skip will be the smallest size delivered by skip firms and is ideal for smaller DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some companies offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a substantial container that is used to get rid of large volumes of waste. These bins are mainly for business use but can be used by residential clients also. Having said that, you will want a good amount of room as these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger in comparison to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.
As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suited to disposing of soil and rubble.
Is it okay to fill up my skip above the level load mark?
No. You must only fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up over this line would make it unsafe to transport, and you could be told to take off the extra waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, or any other objects to raise the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.
What size skips have got a drop door?
Getting a skip which has a drop down door will make filling waste into the skip much easier. This is especially the case with hefty materials like dirt and rubble, which can then be walked directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading big bulky objects like household furniture a lot easier also.
The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, but it will sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when you place your order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.
Will a skip hire company from Whitburn deliver my skip?
We use a network of both regional and nationwide skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Whitburn and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip hire companies are approved and tested to ensure they meet our standards for price, service, recycling and reliability.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Whitburn?
Usually, it will be possible to get the skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to get this done, you must get permission from the local authority in Whitburn, which is called a skip permit. We can order this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for the permit, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.
How can I order a skip online?
Ordering a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter in your delivery postcode to see the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Whitburn. Choose the size you want to hire, and confirm if it will be delivered on private property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.
As soon as your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
Where will you take the waste from my skip?
After you have finished filling your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer centre either in or local to Whitburn where we will sort the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, soil, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.
What different sizes do skips come in?
We are able to offer a wide selection of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip perfect for small DIY jobs and domestic clearances. A popular choice for more substantial tasks, renovations and building work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Whitburn businesses with a significant quantity of bulky waste, 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 skip size you need, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.
How quickly can you deliver a skip in Whitburn?
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 offer a next day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip on private property, as to go on public property (like a street), you must obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.
Due to numerous factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it turning up in a morning or afternoon slot.
Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?
It is always best if you can be there when anyone delivers something to your house. You can then make sure there is access for the delivery, and the skip can be placed just where you want it.
The same thing applies if you have a company. If there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.
Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
You can in most cases keep your skip for as many as 2 weeks from the date of delivery. You may provide a preferred collection date when you make your order. Otherwise, you can tell us once you have loaded the skip, and we will prepare the collection. In most cases, this will be the following working day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer over busy times.
What things can I put in the skip?
This is amongst the most common questions people have about hiring a skip. The main thing to keep in mind is that you may fill up your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are lots of kinds of rubbish that will result from garden work, construction work and property clearances.
Some of the most frequent things which we find in our skips include soil, timber, bush trimmings, cabinets, baths, and various household items.
However, there are some materials that you are not allowed to discard in your skip. This can include any electrical goods (refrigerators, televisions or printers for example), old tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all deemed hazardous waste, and disposing of them must abide by a completely different procedure to make sure they do not result in harm to the environment.
Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects must be kept separate from general rubbish to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electronic products such as cookers, televisions, kettles, tablets and even hairdryers.
What is a builder’s skip?
As the name indicates, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most often used for building projects. There are typically two sizes that can be labelled as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips which can be used to get rid of large volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, such as soil, concrete and stone.
Although they are labelled a builder’s skip, these can of course be used for various other household and business waste disposal jobs.
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