Best Skip Hire in Alford

If you are cleaning your attic space, getting some building work done or tidying the garage, getting a skip is a simple way to eradicate all of your excess waste. If you are searching for a reliable skip hire provider in Alford, we can help.

We offer skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you require a midi skip for a basic clean up or a builder’s skip for garden soil and bricks, we provide a wide selection ideal for tasks big or small.

We supply skips to homes and businesses throughout Alford and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you may be, we can provide a reliable and cheap skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Getting a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking platform enables you to choose from a complete variety of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size you will want to do the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to learn the amount of waste each size can hold.

Alford Skip Hire FAQs

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?

No, you don’t have to be home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we are able to access where you need it delivered, we can manage it all.

For those who are not likely to be at home, simply let us have any relevant delivery directions when booking the order. For instance, you might need the skip to be positioned at a particular side of your property. Alternatively, you may need to be sure that the skip does not block use of your garage.

No matter what the situation may be, simply tell us when you place your order, and then we will make sure the directions will be passed to the delivery driver.

How quick can you deliver a skip in Alford?

When you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the following day. In some cases, we will even offer a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed as part of the order process.

What size roll-on roll-off skips do you offer?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a huge container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of rubbish. These containers are primarily for business use but can be used by household customers as well. However, you need lots of space as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger than the typical skip you will see on the roadside.

As a result of the size, roro skips can only be hired for light-weight materials such as plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not suitable for disposing of soil and rubble.

Can I dispose of electronic items in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric objects have to be kept separate from general waste to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electronic products such as cookers, televisions, toasters, computers and even hairdryers.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

The normal hire period is 14 days from the delivery date. However, when you book the skip, you can select a collection date that is ideal for you. Of course, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if your skip is full earlier than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.

We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to remember that this is not always the case at busy times. Once collected, the skip will be taken to your local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed and sorted.

How can I order a skip?

Hiring a skip in Alford through us is incredibly simple. Pick the skip size you want and then enter a couple of details about when and where you would like the skip delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and then arrange to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The name builders skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. They are the biggest skips that can be used to dispose of weighty building materials such as rock, bricks, gravel or clay.

The builder’s skip is great for a wide array of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning out your loft, these large skips tend to be the most affordable choice available.

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

Normally, it is possible to have the skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to do this, you need to get approval from your local council in Alford, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council will charge a fee for the license, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

Will a skip hire company from Alford deliver my skip?

To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work with a wide range of local and nationwide businesses. This allows us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to guarantee we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

Generally, almost all skips can be supplied with a hinged door, dependant upon skip size, availability and location. If you require a drop-down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip with a drop door is primarily beneficial when choosing a large builder’s skip, as it lets you wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, because they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What waste materials am I allowed to put in the skip?

You may use your skip to dispose of many different waste types. We are used to collecting and processing lots of materials from construction work, garden landscaping and house clearances. A few examples of allowed waste products can include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most waste materials are usually accepted, so whether you want to dispose of metals, plastics, timber or unwanted toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and waste types you put into your skip will vary according to the size skip you have chosen. Skips have a weight limit for safety. So if you wish to dispose of soil and bricks, as an example, the largest size you will be allowed to hire is the 8 yard skip.

Are there items which I can’t put in the skip?

There are several items that you will not be permitted to get rid of in the skip. The reason for this is that these products contain hazardous elements that may damage the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, and so they need to be discarded separately under UK regulations.

A few examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How many different skip sizes are available?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Alford, you will have multiple sizes to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is great for modest domestic clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also means they are suitable for household clear ups including large items such as furniture and beds.

We can offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only suited to light waste materials, so they can not be used to get rid of soil or concrete.

For more details about the different capacities offered, such as proportions, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

How much does skip hire in Alford cost?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Alford, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which skip sizes we provide in your location and how much each one will cost to hire. If the skip is going on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.

Will you deliver to other areas in Aberdeenshire?

We offer a national skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you want skip hire in Alford, Huntly, Turriff, Fraserburgh or another location in Aberdeenshire, we can assist.

Can I load the skip higher than the level load mark?

It is vital to never overload the skip. You should not pass the level load line indicated along the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it can be very dangerous to move. This means that when you overfill your skip, you might be asked to remove the excess waste. However safe you feel the skip to be, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the waste. That is unsafe and is therefore not allowed.

What size is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some household rubbish, the mini skip may be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to tackle many jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be placed on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most often hired by household customers, the mini skip can also tackle smaller commercial jobs.

What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get segregated into a range of waste types, which includes wood, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste will be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

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