York Skip Hire

If you are aiming to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy kids bedroom, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our York skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.

When you have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip may be a perfect choice. Interested in something a little larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a big task on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we have a range of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we can provide the skip size that is just right for the circumstances.

Be it to your house or even your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in York. Projects can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

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Below are some of the frequently asked questions we have received relating to our skip hire services.

York Skip Hire FAQs

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

No, you don’t have to be home when we deliver your skip. As long as we are able to gain access to where you want it positioned, we can manage everything.

In the event you will not be at home, simply let us have any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For example, you might prefer the skip to be located at a particular area of the driveway. Alternatively, you might need to be sure that the skip doesn’t prevent use of your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, tell us when you place your order, and we will make sure the directions will be passed on to the delivery driver.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Normally, you can have your skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you don’t have to hurry through your project. If you have completed your project or the skip is loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and pick up 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.

Can I get a skip with a drop down door?

The vast majority of containers can be provided with a drop door, making them much easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and we will do our very best to accommodate.

A skip that has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste into the bin, especially with heavy materials, like dirt and concrete, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load large and bulky objects, such as furniture.

Where will the waste be taken to once the skip is collected?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste will get sorted into a number of waste types, which includes stone, metals and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

How long does it take to get a skip in York?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We will typically offer you a following day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, as to be on public property (like a street), you will need to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.

Due to numerous factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered within a AM or PM slot.

Am I allowed to dispose of all sorts of rubbish in the skip?

Before getting a skip, it is important to make sure that the sort of rubbish you intend to get rid of is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and can’t be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types it is possible to put in your skip include household items like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use a skip to throw out building and demolition rubbish, including old bricks, dirt, rubble, metals and concrete.

Some examples of forbidden items include things like electrical items, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore have to be discarded separately from any general waste.

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

It is very important not to overfill a skip, as you run the risk of being required to remove excess waste prior to it being picked up. Regardless of the size you order, you are only permitted to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety condition, since moving an overloaded container can be unsafe, as rubbish could fall and lead to injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this problem, please make sure you order a size suitable for your waste removal requirements. If the skip is full but you have some further rubbish to dispose of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

How do I order a skip in York?

We have designed our online booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to enter your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we are able to provide in York. Select the right size to meet your needs and enter the details of where and when you need the skip to be delivered. You can then make payment through the secure payment platform, and we will send an email to verify the order once your booking is complete!

If I require a skip on a road in York, will I need a permit?

Generally, it is possible to have the skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But to do this, you will need to have approval from your local council in York, which is called a skip permit. We will order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for the permit, and it will sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

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

The roll-on roll-off container, often referred to as a RORO, is a huge container that is used to get rid of large quantities of waste. These containers are mainly for industrial use but can be used by domestic customers as well. However, you will need lots of room as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger when compared 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 provided for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and rubble.

Will a skip hire company from York deliver my skip?

Since we offer a national waste management service, we utilise a diverse network of approved businesses. These can range from small local skip hire businesses to national waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental principles.

What are the different skip sizes to select from?

Skips are available in a number of sizes to match different waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is great for small residential projects.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is an excellent choice for garage clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant waste disposal job to undertake, a builder’s skip might be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title indicates, these represent the most common sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, including clay and hardcore. However they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also offer 10-16 cubic yard bins and commercial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For more details about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?

The phrase builder’s skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The label comes from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes hired by builders and tradespeople.

These big containers are perfect for an array of residential and industrial jobs. These are the largest skips that you can use for hefty builders waste like top soil, rubble and bricks.

Do you deliver skips across North Yorkshire?

Absolutely. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we can deliver skips to residential and industrial customers across North Yorkshire and anywhere else in the UK.

What is the cost of skip hire in York?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in York, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display the sizes we provide in your town and how much each option costs to order. If the skip is going on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.

Am I allowed to put electronic products in my skip?

No, you cannot put old electronic waste products in a skip. This includes such things as printers, cookers, tumble dryers, refrigerators and tv sets. Electric products can’t be thrown in the skip as they can contain hazardous materials and components.

Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical goods cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip firms and is designed for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some companies will provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

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