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Small & Large Skips for Hire in West Cumbria

We are North West Recycling (formerly Brampton Skip Hire), Cumbria’s largest and most sustainable private skip hire and waste management firm, servicing everyone from domestic householders needing a small skip for a DIY project to large housebuilders, business parks and local authorities with flexible and cost-effective trade waste bins and large Roll On Roll Off waste container collections. 

NWR Skip Hire Wagon - Leading skip hire and waste management company across Cumbria including Carlisle, Penrith, Keswick, Whitehaven, Workington and surrounding areas

Partnering other waste management companies, we also offer a purpose-built waste transfer station and disposal facility, including our very own Materials Recycling Facility and the production of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF).

All of this means that your skip waste is processed on site, reducing transport costs and represents a much greener and more cost-effective way to deal with the regions waste, so that we can reduce Co2 emissions and divert waste from landfill.

Operating across the whole of West Cumbria, including Whitehaven, Workington, Cockermouth, Seascale, Egremont, Millom, Silloth and Wigton, as well as over to Keswick, Carlisle and Penrith, we have over 2,500 skips available for hire and over 25 skips wagons currently on the roads of Cumbria.

In addition to providing our customers a fully integrated more sustainable waste processing solution, for every skip hire delivery and exchange we donate £1 to nominated local charities, through our charity support programme.

For fast, reliable, and responsible local skip hire near me and you in Penrith and central Cumbria, click below.

For multiple collections and commercial waste enquiries please call our customer services team on 01228 672999.

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Skip Hire FAQs

  • What can’t I put in a skip?

    Below is a list of items that cannot be put in a skip:

    • Asbestos Batteries Clinical
    • Medical Waste Fluorescent Tubes Fridges
    • Freezers Gas Cylinders
    • Empty Aerosols Hazardous
    • Toxic Material
    • Liquids
    • Oil
    • Paint Cans
    • Plasterboard (max 10% of load)
    • Solvents
    • TV’s/Monitors
    • Tyres

    If you have any of these items and need them collected, please contact us and we will be able to assist you in their collection and disposal in the correct manner.

  • What size skip do I need?

    Our guide above lists the various skip sizes you can hire, along with their dimensions and some guidance.

  • Where can I have my skip dropped?

    Skips can be dropped on a private property such as your garden or drive, or on the road outside your house.

  • What can I do if I have no space to have a skip dropped?

    North West Recycling offer a wait and load service, where the driver will wait while you load the skip.

  • Do I need Council permission to place a skip on the road?

    Yes. A permit is required from the council. There is a small charge for the skip to be placed on the road. We would be happy to arrange a skip permit for you.

  • What width do skip vehicles need to get on to my drive?

    Skip vehicle sizes can vary a little but generally 2.75 metres or 9 feet will accommodate the width of the delivering vehicle. If your drive cannot accommodate this or there are other access issues then contact us and we will suggest an alternative. Please note that skips (especially when full) can be heavy and any damage potentially incurred is at your own risk.

  • What if my skip is overloaded?

    Skips need to be level loaded – any oversized items may be removed to make safe the load. All of our skips are sheeted before removal. Overloaded skips cannot be safely or legally removed. Additional charges may be incurred for over-filled skips.

  • How long can I keep a skip for?

    Customers are able to keep our skips for up to 14 days, or 2 months if a trade account is opened. If you do not call for a removal/exchange by the end of this period, an additional fee of £1 + VAT (skips) or £3 + VAT (ROROs) per extra day will apply.

  • How do I book deliveries/exchanges/collection, and pay for a skip?

    Call us on 01228 672999 to arrange deliveries, collections and exchanges of skips. We can take credit/debit card payments over the telephone.

  • How much notice do I need to give?

    We prefer 24 hours’ notice. However, if you call us early we can offer same day service for Carlisle CA1, CA2 and CA3 areas. For people who have a tight schedule, we will do out utmost to work around your requirements.

  • What happens to my waste?

    Skips are taken back to our state of the art fully licensed Waste Materials Recycling Facility where we divert 100% of waste from landfill. Where possible, any residual waste processed and sent to waste from energy as an SRF (solid recovered fuel) product. Hazardous waste is disposed of at compliant hazardous waste disposal sites.

  • Do North West Recycling offer Trade Accounts?

    Yes, please contact our sales team on 01228 672999 for more information.

  • What areas do North West Recycling cover?

    North West Recycling cover Carlisle, North Cumbria, Northumberland and Dumfries & Galloway for skip hire.

  • What if I can’t get a skip permit?

    If a permit is not granted we can also offer a wait and load service, where the driver will wait while you load the skip.