Best Skip Hire in Alexandria
With skips available in many sizes, ordering a skip in Alexandria couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are wanting to clean out the loft, neaten the garden, redecorate your property or you have a complete house clearance to deal with, we’re confident to have the ideal solution.
Whether you want a mini skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure that you can dispose of your waste swiftly, easily and without having to hurt your wallet! All the waste collected will be sent to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be sorted and recycled.
What are the advantages of hiring a skip?
A skip is a fantastic choice for all kinds of waste disposal needs. You could be clearing out the garage, sorting out the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or simply planning to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip enables you to clear this junk quickly and conveniently without having to endure numerous outings to the local recycling centre.
If you require a low-cost and reliable skip hire company in Alexandria, we are here to help. We can offer skip hire for jobs large and small, plus we’re experienced in hiring out to both household and trade clients.
We can deliver a skip to your house or company premises throughout Alexandria, plus the surrounding towns and villages. Which means that you can rely on our affordable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.
Our objective is to ensure that getting a skip through us is hassle-free and efficient. We provide a straightforward online booking system which enables customers to choose from a large range of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you’re uncertain where to start when ordering a skip, the guide below strives to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it is understanding which skip is best suited for your requirements, how long you may hire it, or perhaps what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.
Alexandria Skip Hire FAQs
Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the road in Alexandria?
In most cases, it will be possible to get a skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to get this done, you need to have permission from your local council in Alexandria, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council will impose a fee for the permit, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.
Am I allowed to get rid of electrical products in my skip?
No, you can not put old or broken electrical waste products in your skip. This can include things like computers, microwaves, washing machines, freezers and televisions. Electric objects can’t be disposed of in your skip since they can contain dangerous materials and components.
As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.
What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Alexandria?
Ordering a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, type in your delivery address to look at all the different skips we can deliver to Alexandria. Pick the size you wish to order, and confirm whether it is going to be positioned on your own property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.
When your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all of your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
Do I have to be there whenever the skip is due to be delivered?
No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver the skip. Providing we can gain access to the place you need it located, we will take care of everything.
In the event you are not likely to be in, simply provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For instance, you may want the skip to be dropped on a particular part of your drive. Or you might want to ensure that the skip doesn’t obstruct entry to your garage.
Whatever the case may be, let us know when ordering, and then we will ensure the directions are passed to the lorry driver.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We will normally offer a next day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, since to be on public property (like a road), you will have to gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.
As a result of several factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it turning up in a AM or PM slot.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We offer a wide selection of skip sizes to meet your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip ideal for modest DIY projects and domestic clearances. A common choice for bigger tasks, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.
For Alexandria firms with a significant amount of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you need help figuring out which skip size you require, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.
Do all skips have a drop door?
For anyone who is selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is perfect for disposing of heavy building and demolition rubbish, as it can be pushed in the skip with a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop down door, although they are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are generally small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.
If you need a drop door for your job, let us know when ordering. We will do our utmost to ensure a skip which has a drop door is delivered.
How long can I hire the skip for?
Generally, you can keep a skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you don’t have to rush through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch online, and we will be out to pick it up as quickly as possible.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
Once you have finished filling your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be taken to a waste recycling facility either in or local to Alexandria where we sort the waste into its composite types (wood, metal, soil, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as possible.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Alexandria?
To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work together with a variety of local and national companies. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.
What size roll-on roll-off containers are available?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to transport large quantities of waste materials. Generally, these skips are hired for business applications. Having said that, domestic clients can also hire them. You have to consider the area they will occupy, since they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be used for light-weight waste such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and hardcore.
What things can I put in my skip?
It is possible to fill the skip with a wide range of different waste types which are commonly generated from house clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This could include timber, top soil, stone, hedge trimmings, furniture, clothing, cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.
What you throw in your skip will depend on which skip size you have ordered, because there is a maximum weight limit. For instance, if you will be using your skip for heavy construction waste including bricks or soil, the maximum size you would be able to get is an 8 yard builders skip.
Some materials can not be discarded in a skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be considered hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.
What size is a builders skip?
The term builders skip can mean two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yard skip. The name comes from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes hired by general builders and tradespeople.
These big skips are fantastic for numerous types of household and commercial jobs. They are the biggest size skips which can be used for weighty builders waste such as soil, stone and bricks.
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small bins are ideal for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them great for driveways.
They may be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from house furnishings and old toys to paving blocks and soil. Having a volume of about 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip can save you having to make several trips to the local recycling centre.
Is it okay to load my skip higher than the top?
Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it hazardous to transport, and you will have to empty any contents over the level load mark. This means you are unable to use sheets of timber, doors or some other item, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal responsibility to make sure that bins are not overfilled or overweight before transporting them.
Please make sure you hire the correct sized skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you’re unsure which size you need. We would be happy to help.
Do you deliver skips across Dunbartonshire?
We offer a nationwide skip hire and recycling service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Alexandria, Cumbernauld, Milngavie, Bishopbriggs or another area in Dunbartonshire, we are able to assist.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Alexandria?
To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Alexandria, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which sizes we offer in your town and how much each one will cost to hire. If your skip is going on the road or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.
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