Affordable Skip Hire in Wigan

If you are planning to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Wigan skip hire service offers a simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

For those who have a modest amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip could be a fantastic choice. Interested in something a little bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have a major job on your hands, such as having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we have a choice of large builders skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can offer the skip size that is just right for the circumstances.

Be it to your house or your company, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Wigan. Projects can occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order on our website or contact a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received about our skip hire and recycling services.

Wigan Skip Hire FAQs

How long can I keep a skip for?

Our normal hire term is two weeks from your date of delivery. Having said that, when you book your skip, you can let us know a collection date that will work for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is finished with sooner than expected, contact us, and we will get it picked up at the earliest opportunity.

Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to remember that this may not always be possible during busier times. Once collected, your skip will be transported to your local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed and sorted.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Wigan?

In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered onto your driveway, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you would like your skip to be positioned on land outside of your business or home, you must receive authorisation from your local council in Wigan, which is called a permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this for you, and so it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the skip permit, and you should know before ordering that getting the licence can often take up to 2 working days.

What types of waste am I allowed to dispose of in a skip?

This is one of the most popular questions people have about skip hire. What is important to consider is that you can fill up your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are many types of rubbish that will result from garden projects, building work and home clearances.

Some of the most common items that we see in skips include soil, timber, tree cuttings, kitchen cabinets, bathroom suites, as well as other household products.

However, there are some materials that you are not allowed to put in your skip. This can include any electronic products (dishwashers, televisions and laptops for example), old tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all considered hazardous waste materials, and therefore disposing of them has to abide by a completely different process to make sure they don’t result in damage to the environment.

Am I allowed to put electrical items in my skip?

No, you can not put old or unwanted electronic waste items in a skip. This includes items like laptops, cookers, tumble dryers, fridges and televisions. Electric products can’t be thrown in the skip because they can have hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

What are the different skip sizes available?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Wigan, you have multiple sizes to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called a mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is fantastic for modest house clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most popular sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their large capacity also makes them suitable for house tidy ups involving bulky items such as furniture and beds.

We will supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people and businesses with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only appropriate for lightweight waste, so they cannot be used to get rid of soil or rubble.

For further information regarding the different sizes offered, including proportions, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered by skip companies and is great for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

Can I fill the skip above the level load mark?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this makes it hazardous to move, and you will be asked to empty any materials over the level load mark. This also means that you cannot use sheets of wood, doors or some other item, since this will increase the size of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal responsibility to make sure that bins are not overfilled or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure to order the correct sized skip for your needs and get in touch if you are not sure which size you require. We will be glad to help.

What happens to the waste in my skip?

When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get separated into several different waste streams, including timber, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. We are proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

Do I have to be there when the skip is delivered?

It usually is a good idea to be there when anybody delivers anything to your home. That enables you to ensure there is access for the delivery, and the skip can be placed just where you want it.

The same thing applies for those who have a company. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.

Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you don’t need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Who will deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a wide range of local and nationwide companies. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to ensure we can supply customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.

How soon can you deliver a skip in Wigan?

We can in most cases deliver skips to Wigan the next working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program offers you a variety of delivery dates to select from. So whether you need your skip delivered asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

How do I order a skip online?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or local authority property (like the street). After that, pick the day you want your skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your skip to Wigan on the date you have chosen.

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

As the name suggests, a builders skip is the size of skip most often hired for construction and demolition projects. There are typically two different skip sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins which you can use to get rid of substantial amounts of building and demolition materials, such as garden soil, rubble and rock.

Although branded a builders skip, these can be used for various other residential and commercial waste disposal tasks.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop down door?

For anybody who is choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is ideal for disposing of heavy building and demolition waste, as it can be pushed in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop-down door, although they are less common. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a skip with a drop door is provided.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Wigan?

Our aim is to offer the lowest priced skip hire service in Wigan. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on 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 situated on the highway or other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of the skip permit.

Do you deliver to other areas in Greater Manchester?

Certainly. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to provide skips to both residential and business customers across Greater Manchester and elsewhere in the UK.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a huge skip that is used to get rid of large volumes of rubbish. These bins are predominantly for business use but can be hired by domestic customers too. Having said that, you will require a good amount of space because these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger compared to the average skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be used for light materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suitable for disposing of soil and bricks.

Other areas covered include Urmston, Denton, Dukinfield, Golborne, Bury, Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne and Horwich.

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