Wolsingham Skip Hire

There are many reasons why you may find you will want to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they want to clean up an overgrown garden. Others could be in the midst of building work and need to throw out the soil and bricks left behind. You may just be considering ordering a skip to clear out the junk that has accumulated in your loft throughout the years.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are interested in a cost-effective Wolsingham skip hire service, then look no further.

Our company offers a cost-effective and reputable service to both residential and business customers across Wolsingham. Our skip hire service includes an array of sizes to handle all waste disposal requirements. If you don’t need too much space, the 2 yard mini skip could be the best option for you. Likewise, if you think that your task could be on the bigger side, you might like to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our services are available all over the Wolsingham area, and we assist both household and business clients. Using our simple online booking process, you can get your skip ordered within only a couple of clicks.

To get started, type in your postcode to view the range of sizes offered and the price to hire a skip in your area.

Wolsingham Skip Hire FAQs

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builders skip is the size of skip most often used for construction and demolition work. There are typically two skip sizes which can be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins that you can use to dispose of large quantities of building and demolition waste, like dirt, rubble and rock.

Although branded a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for various other domestic and industrial waste disposal tasks.

What happens to the rubbish?

When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get separated into a variety of waste streams, including wood, metals and plastic materials. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Is it ok to stack up the waste in my skip?

No, you must only pack your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking rubbish up above this line will make it dangerous to transport, and you might be told to remove the extra waste before the skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or any other objects to raise the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.

Am I able to have a skip which has a drop down door?

Having a skip with a drop door makes filling waste into the skip so much easier. This is particularly the case with hefty materials such as dirt and concrete, which can then be loaded directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make throwing away large bulky objects like pieces of furniture a lot easier as well.

Most skip containers can be provided with a drop door, although it will sometimes depend upon area and availability. Let us know when you place your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to supply this.

How long can I keep a skip for?

Normally, you can keep a skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you do not need to hurry through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is full prior to the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a variety of different sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is good for small household tasks.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good option for garden shed clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to handle, the builder’s skip may be the best option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these are the most typical sizes hired by builders for construction waste, like clay and stone. But they can just as well be used for domestic waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also deliver 10-16 cubic yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For additional info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact bins are great for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them ideal for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and old baby toys to paving blocks and concrete. Having a volume of around 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make multiple trips to the local recycling centre.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ensure your skip will be delivered on the day requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the next day.

Although we cannot promise a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You should make sure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will often incur a charge for the wasted trip.

Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Wolsingham?

In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on to your driveway, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you would like the skip to be placed on land outside of your business or home, you will have to secure authorisation from the local council in Wolsingham, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we will gladly arrange this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the license, and you should be aware before placing your order that securing the permit will often take up to two working days.

How can I hire a skip online?

Ordering a skip in Wolsingham through us is incredibly simple. Pick the skip size you require and enter a few details about when and where you would like the skip to be delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then prepare to get your skip delivered.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Wolsingham?

The cost of hiring a skip in Wolsingham will depend on the size of skip you need. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you need a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also increase if you need to have your skip positioned on the road, because you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

What waste can I put in my skip?

Your skip can be hired to discard many different types of waste materials. We are used to picking up and processing numerous items from construction jobs, garden landscaping and home tidy-ups. Examples of allowed waste materials can include:

  • Household furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Concrete and bricks
  • Bathroom sinks and toilets
  • Cabinets and units

Most materials are generally permitted, so whether you would like to discard furniture, plastics, timber or old toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The quantity and things you put in your skip may vary based on the size skip you hired. All skips have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you want to discard top soil and bricks, as an example, the biggest size you will be allowed to hire is the 8 yard skip.

What sort of materials am I not allowed to put in a skip?

There are several waste items you are not able to discard in the skip. The reason behind this is that these goods include hazardous components which can cause damage to the environment. They can also be harmful to human health, therefore they have to be disposed of separately under UK laws.

A few examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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

The roll-on roll-off container, often known as a RORO, is a substantial container used to get rid of large quantities of waste. These containers are predominantly for business use but can be used by domestic customers as well. Having said that, you should have plenty of room since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger in comparison to the average skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers should only be used for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suitable for disposing of concrete and rubble.

Am I allowed to put electronic products in the skip?

Electric powered objects like television sets, freezers, fridges, computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore cannot be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric powered goods need to be separated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly way.

Can you deliver skips across Durham?

Sure, we can offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skips to locations across Durham, such as Wolsingham, Shildon, Durham and Tow Law. So no matter where you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Wolsingham?

Since we offer a UK-wide skip service, we utilise a diverse network of verified and approved businesses. These can include small local skip hire companies to nationwide waste management providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

No, you do not need to be home when we are delivering your skip. So long as we can access the place you want it located, we will take care of everything.

In the event you are not likely to be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery directions when placing the order. For instance, you may need the skip to be positioned on a particular area of your drive. Or you might want to be sure that the skip doesn’t obstruct entry to your garage.

Whatever the case might be, simply tell us when you place your order, and we will ensure the instructions are passed to the delivery driver.

Other areas covered include Shildon, Durham, Tow Law, Chester-le-Street, Willington, Newton Aycliffe, Hartlepool and Sedgefield.

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