Affordable Skip Hire in Aberchirder

If you’re looking to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy children’s room, a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Aberchirder skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop a skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a small amount of waste to throw away, the mini skip may well be a perfect option. Interested in something a bit larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a large task on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a range of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can deliver the skip which is just right for the task.

Be it to your property or your company, we can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Aberchirder. Jobs may happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place an order online or get in touch with a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.

Below are a few of the common questions we have received with regards to our skip hire and recycling services.

Aberchirder Skip Hire FAQs

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Aberchirder?

The cost of getting a skip in Aberchirder is determined by the size of skip you require. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and general clearances. If you require a larger sized skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The charge will also be more if you need to have your skip positioned on the highway, since you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Will a skip hire company from Aberchirder deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to deliver skips to our customers in Aberchirder and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner firms are approved and evaluated to make certain they match our standards for price, service, recycling and reliability.

What happens to the waste in the skip?

Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into different waste materials, including wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How do I hire a skip?

We have built our booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to enter your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we are able to provide in Aberchirder. Select the right size to meet your requirements and provide the details of when and where you need your skip delivered. After that you can make payment through the secure payment system, and we will send an email to verify the transaction as soon as your booking is complete!

Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the road in Aberchirder?

In most cases, it is possible to get a skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But in order to do this, you will need to have approval from your local council in Aberchirder, which is known as 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 license, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

What can I put in my skip?

Your skip can be hired to dispose of many different types of waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and processing a multitude of materials produced from construction work, garden landscaping and house clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste products include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Rubble
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many different materials are permitted, therefore whether you need to throw out metals, plastics, wood or fabric, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The volume and materials you throw in the skip may vary according to which size skip you have chosen. Skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you want to dispose of soil and gravel, as an example, the biggest size container you would be allowed to hire would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

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

There are several waste items you will not be permitted to get rid of in the skip. The reason for this is that these goods incorporate hazardous materials which could damage the environment. They could also be dangerous to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately within UK law.

Examples of the items that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • PC monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Is it ok to fill up the skip higher than the level load mark?

It is important never to overfill your skip, as you run the risk of being asked to take off excess waste before it can be picked up. No matter what size you order, you are only allowed to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, since moving an overloaded skip is unsafe, as materials could drop and result in injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this problem, please make sure you order a skip size suitable for your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full but you have additional waste to get rid of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.

Should I stay in when the skip will be delivered?

No, you do not have to be home when we are delivering the skip. So long as we can gain access to where you want it positioned, we are able to take care of everything.

In case you are not going to be at home, simply let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For instance, you might want the skip to be positioned at a particular area of your driveway. Alternatively, you might need to ensure that the skip does not prevent entry to your garage.

Whatever the situation might be, simply let us know when ordering, and we will make sure your directions will be passed to the delivery driver.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can in most cases supply skips to Aberchirder the following working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program offers you a number of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need a skip to arrive ASAP or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is the most popular skip which is used in the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is great for most building and demolition tasks, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builders skip will be the biggest option which you can use for hefty materials like garden soil, concrete, stone and gravel.

Which size skips will have a drop down door?

For anybody who is choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is made for disposing of heavy building and demolition materials, as it can be pushed in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also include a drop door, however they are less common. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip which has a drop door is provided.

How much waste will a mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are ideal for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint makes them excellent for driveways.

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

How long can I hire the skip for?

The standard hire term is two weeks from the delivery date. Having said that, when you order the skip, you can select a pick up date that is perfect for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. So if your skip is full earlier than expected, contact us, and we will get it picked up at the earliest opportunity.

We will usually complete collections within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to keep in mind that this is not always the case at busy periods. Once collected, your waste will be transported to a local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

What size is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are substantial commercial scale skips used mainly in the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for organisations that generate significant amounts of waste materials.

Can you deliver skips across Banffshire?

Sure, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can offer skips to areas across Banffshire, including Aberchirder, Findochty, Portsoy and Buckie. So wherever you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Can I get rid of electronic items in my skip?

I’m afraid not, since electronic items such as old TVs, cookers, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects must be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco friendly manner.

What different sizes do skips come in?

This site offers a full selection of skip capacities to domestic and commercial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the different sizes available, with a rough idea of how much waste each size is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For more information about our selection of skips, including dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

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