Skip Hire in Aberdeen

There are many reasons why you might find you need to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they want to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the midst of construction work and want to get rid of the mess and bricks left behind. You may be contemplating ordering a skip to clear out the rubbish which has accumulated in your loft through the years.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are interested in a reliable Aberdeen skip hire service, then look no further.

We provide a cost-effective and reliable service to both residential and trade customers in Aberdeen. Our skip hire service includes a variety of sizes to handle all waste removal requirements. When you don’t need a lot of space, the mini skip might be the perfect solution for you. Equally, if you feel your requirements could be on the larger side, you ought to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builders skips.

Our services are offered across the Aberdeen area, and we work together with both household and industrial clients. With our easy online booking platform, you can get your skip ordered with only a few clicks.

To get started, type in your delivery postcode to view the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Skip Hire FAQs

Am I allowed to stack up waste in my skip?

You should not load the skip beyond the level load mark. When you fill it above the tip of this level, it means that your skip will not be secure to move, and you may be asked to remove the excess rubbish prior to it being picked up.

Can I put all types of waste in the skip?

You may use a skip to discard lots of different waste types. We are experienced in picking up and handling numerous items generated from construction jobs, garden projects and house tidy-ups. Examples of permitted waste types can include:

  • Home furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different waste materials will be permitted, and so whether you need to discard metals, plastic materials, timber or old toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and materials you put in your skip may vary based on which size skip you ordered. Skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you wish to get rid of soil and bricks, as an example, the largest size you will be allowed to hire would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are some materials you are not permitted to put in the skip. The reason for this is that some goods incorporate hazardous components which may cause harm to the environment. They may also be damaging to human health, therefore they need to be discarded separately within UK regulations.

Some of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Do I have to be there whenever the skip is going to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be available when anyone delivers anything to your home. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be placed just where you want it.

The same thing applies for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.

Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and access is not an issue, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the smallest skip delivered by skip firms and is designed for smaller DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of waste.

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

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

Skips are offered in a wide range of different sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bags of waste, which is great for small household tasks.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a good option for garden shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant rubbish disposal job to deal with, the builder’s skip may be the smartest choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title indicates, these represent the most typical sizes used by builders for construction waste, including clay and stone. But they can equally well be used for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also offer 10-16 yard bins and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For additional details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a substantial container that is used to get rid of large volumes of rubbish. These bins are primarily for industrial use but can be hired by household clients also. However, you need a lot of room since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger compared to the average skip you will likely see on the roadside.

Due to the size, roll-on roll-off containers should only be hired for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of soil and rubble.

Where will my rubbish go once the skip is collected?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into the various waste streams, like wood, metals, paper, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Aberdeen?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be located. You will only require a skip permit when it is positioned on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit if the skip is on private property, like a driveway or on your company premises.

If you have to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Just let us know while completing the order process, so we will make the necessary arrangements with your local council. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can place the skip on your own property, it will save you some pounds.

Will a skip hire company from Aberdeen deliver my skip?

A local skip hire firm will most likely deliver your skip in Aberdeen. We make use of a network of both local and nationwide businesses to enable us to provide our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are comprehensively vetted to guarantee they fulfill the high standards we require when it comes to customer service, price and environmental performance.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

Having a skip that has a drop down door will make filling waste into it a lot easier. This is particularly true with hefty materials such as dirt or concrete, which can then be walked straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading large bulky items like household furniture easier as well.

The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop down door, however this will sometimes depend on area and availability. Let us know when you place your online order if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to deliver this.

How much will skip hire in Aberdeen cost?

The price of getting a skip in Aberdeen is determined by the size of skip you want. The lowest priced option available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you require a larger skip, like an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you want to have a skip on the highway, since you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can generally hire the skip for up to two weeks from the day that it is delivered. To ensure that the collection is as convenient as possible, there is the choice of giving a preferred collection date when you place your order.

Otherwise, simply tell us when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It could take a little bit longer to pick up your skip over busy times, however we will always try to come as swiftly as possible.

Will you deliver to other areas in City of Aberdeen?

We offer a national skip hire service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partners. So whether you want skip hire in Aberdeen, %OTHER1%, %OTHER2%, %OTHER3% or another area in City of Aberdeen, we can help.

How do I order a skip online?

Hiring a skip in Aberdeen with us is incredibly easy. Decide on the skip size you will need and then input a handful of details about when and where you want your skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you need your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you confirm your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver, we try to provide an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery position, as failed delivery attempts will result in a charge for the wasted trip.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most frequently supplied for building projects. There are typically two sizes that may be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips that can be used to dispose of large amounts of building and demolition waste materials, including earth, rubble and bricks.

Although labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for a number of other residential and business waste disposal jobs.

Can I put electronic products in my skip?

Electric powered objects such as television sets, freezers, fridges, computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous type of waste and so should not be put in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric objects have to be segregated from other waste. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco-friendly way.

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