Workington Skip Hire

If you are searching for affordable skip hire in Workington, you are definitely in the right place. We employ a network of local and countrywide waste management companies to provide a trusted and efficient service to both residential and business customers.

This site offers a total range of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste removal requirements. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, not forgetting our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.

We will deliver skips in Workington as well as the surrounding areas. If you are having a skip placed on private property (like a driveway), we can in most circumstances arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be on a road require a little more time, as we will need to order a permit from the local council.

By using our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Workington.

For more info about hiring a skip plus the service we offer, we have answered several of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you need? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Workington Skip Hire FAQs

Am I able to dispose of electrical items in the skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, as electronic items like old televisions, fridge freezers, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly way.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Workington?

Our goal is to offer the most affordable skip hire service in Workington. The price you pay will, of course, be determined by the size of skip that you hire. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have your skip placed on the road or other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of the skip permit.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a number of sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small domestic tasks.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold approximately 35 bin 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 great choice for garage clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial waste disposal job to tackle, a builder’s skip may be the most suitable option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name indicates, these are the most typical sizes used by builders for building waste, such as soil and stone. However they can just as well be used for domestic waste such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also deliver 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

When will my skip be delivered?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We can normally offer you a following day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip on private property, as to go on public property (for example a highway), you will need to gain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it arriving in a morning or afternoon slot.

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

If you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is best to be in on the day it is delivered. Then you can ensure the skip lorry has full access and that the skip is situated precisely where you need it. This also is applicable if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially if gates limit access.

Having said that, if that isn’t possible, you do not need to stress. Just tell us when making your booking, and then we will take care of everything.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip provided by skip companies and is perfect for smaller DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms offer a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

If I would like a skip on the road in Workington, will I need to get a permit?

In the vast majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you want the skip to be situated on land outside of your business or residence, you need to get authorisation from your local authority in Workington, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we would be happy to organise this on your behalf, and so it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for the license, and you should know before placing your order that getting the permit can sometimes take up to two working days.

Do you deliver skips across Cumbria?

We provide a national skip hire and waste management service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partners. So whether you need skip hire in Workington, Keswick, Silloth, Aspatria or another site in Cumbria, we can help.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to a fortnight. Usually, this gives you plenty of time to fill up your skip. However, if you need a little more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, should you finish with your skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange your pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip at the earliest opportunity.

What size is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the frequent skip that is hired throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builders skip is fantastic for most building and construction work, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip is the biggest size that you can use for heavy waste matter like soil, concrete, bricks and gravel.

What skip sizes have got a drop door?

Generally, nearly all skips can be provided with a drop down door, depending on size, availability and area. If you want a drop-down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip with a drop door is mainly useful if you are choosing a big builder’s skip, since it lets you wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This is not as important for mini skips, since they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

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

Before you hire a skip, it is important to make sure that the type of rubbish you intend to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you may throw in a skip include household items like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use your skip to get rid of building and demolition waste, including timber, top soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of restricted items include things like electrical products, tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste materials and subsequently must be disposed of separately from your general rubbish.

How do you hire a skip?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to look at the range of skips we are able to deliver to Workington. Pick which size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be dropped on your own property. Type in your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

When your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all of your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

What size roll-on roll-off containers are available?

If you have a business in Workington and wish to get rid of substantial amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin might be a fantastic option. Offered in 20 – 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers available.

As the name implies, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, as opposed to normal skips, which are lifted by using chains.

Where does my rubbish be taken to when the skip is picked up?

The contents of your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into various waste materials, including soil, cardboard, stone and timber. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste that has to go in landfill.

Is it ok to fill my skip above the top?

It is very important not to overfill your skip, as you run the risk of being told to take off surplus waste prior to it being collected. Whatever size you order, you are only allowed to fill them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, since moving an overloaded skip can be unsafe, as objects could drop and result in personal injury or damage to others.

To prevent this situation, please be sure to order a skip size suitable for your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full and you have extra rubbish to dispose of, we are happy to provide an exchange.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Workington?

We utilise a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Workington and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner businesses are approved and evaluated to ensure they meet our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.

Other areas covered include Keswick, Silloth, Aspatria, Alston, Ambleside, Grange-over-Sands, Kirkby Stephen and Milnthorpe.

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