Skip Hire Airdrie

There are several reasons why you may find you will want to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they decided to tidy up an overgrown garden. Other people might be in the middle of construction work and wish to dispose of the mess and bricks left behind. You might be looking at hiring a skip to clear out the junk that has accumulated in the loft throughout the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are searching for a reliable skip hire service in Airdrie, then your search is over.

We offer a cost-effective and trustworthy service to both household and commercial customers in Airdrie. Our skip hire service includes many different sizes to handle all waste management needs. When you don’t want a lot of space, the mini skip could be the best option for you. Likewise, if you feel your project might be on the bigger side, you might like to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builder’s skips.

Our service is available throughout the Airdrie area, and we work with both domestic and industrial clients. With our simple online booking platform, you can get a skip ordered with only a few clicks.

To start, type in your postcode to view all the different sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in Airdrie.

Airdrie Skip Hire FAQs

How big is a builders skip?

The builders skip is the most popular skip used in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is perfect for most building work, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the largest size that can be used for heavy waste materials such as soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

Do all skips have a drop door?

The majority of skip sizes can be delivered with a drop door, which makes them easy to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

A skip with a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the skip, especially with weighty materials, like soil and concrete, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky items, such as household furniture.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ensure your skip is provided when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our best to come within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a failed delivery effort will normally incur a fee for the wasted trip.

What is the process of hiring a skip in Airdrie?

This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you wish to hire. Let us know whether the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or council property (such as the road). After that, select the day you would like the skip to be delivered. Check your order and make payment using our secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Airdrie on the day you have chosen.

Am I allowed to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

Unfortunately not, as electronic products such as old televisions, fridges, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items have to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly fashion.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Airdrie?

As we provide a national skip hire service, we utilise a diverse network of verified and approved businesses. These vary from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.

Should I be in when the skip is delivered?

It usually is best if you can be there when anyone delivers anything to your home. You can then ensure there is access for your delivery, and the skip can be dropped precisely where you want it.

The same thing goes if you have a company. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.

However, when it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to 14 days. Usually, this provides you with plenty of time to load your skip. However, if you do need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Needless to say, in the event you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange your pick up. Just contact us when you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.

What can I put in the skip?

You are able to throw a variety of waste types into your skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, metal or concrete from a property clearance. Shrub and bush clippings, dirt and stone from garden work is permitted also. Cupboards and worktops from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also go in a skip.

However, there are a few items that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the potential environmental or health risk they could trigger.

You can not throw out your fridge freezer, computer or car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also prohibited in the skip. All of these things consist of hazardous materials in one form or another. They should be discarded separately from normal waste.

Should you require hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to schedule a separate service for this material. Feel free to email us for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you might be able to take this kind of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

What skip sizes do you provide?

We offer a full range of skip sizes to residential and industrial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the different sized skips on offer, with a rough idea of how much rubbish 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 info about our choice of skips, including measurements and the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Am I allowed to fill the skip above level load mark?

It is vital never to overload your skip. You can not pass the level load mark that is shown along the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it can be very hazardous to move. This means that when you overload the skip, you could be required to remove the excess rubbish. No matter how secure you feel the skip is, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. That is unsafe and is therefore prohibited.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the most compact size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact containers are perfect for small DIY tasks and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from household furnishings and broken toys to paving slabs and bricks. With a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make numerous visits to the local recycling centre.

Where does my rubbish go once the skip is collected?

The items in your skip will be taken to the local waste transfer station. Here the contents will be separated by machinery and also by hand into various waste materials, such as metal, plastics, concrete and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

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

In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you would like the skip to be positioned on land outside of your business or residence, you will need to receive authorisation from your local council in Airdrie, which is called a skip permit. If required, we will gladly organise this for you, and so it’s one less thing to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the skip license, and you should know before ordering that securing the permit can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Airdrie?

This depends upon the size you will need and whether you require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the least expensive option. The most costly and largest choice is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in business settings. To get an instant quote for skip hire in Airdrie, simply enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

Will you deliver skips across Lanarkshire?

In addition to delivering our range of skips to Airdrie, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Lanarkshire. By utilising a network of local and national waste management companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Airdrie, Uddingston or Coatbridge, we have got it covered.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container used to get rid of huge quantities of waste. Predominantly, these type of skips are used for business applications. However, residential customers may also use them. It is essential to take into account the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be utilised for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and concrete.

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