Skip Hire Alness

There are numerous reasons why you may find you need to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they decide to clean up an overgrown garden. Others could be in the midst of building work and want to dispose of the soil and stone left behind. You might be looking at ordering a skip to dispose of the rubbish which has accumulated in your loft through the years.

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

We provide a cost-effective and reliable solution to both residential and industrial customers across Alness. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to tackle all waste management and recycling needs. When you don’t need a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip may be the best option for you. Equally, if you feel your requirements might be on the bigger side, you might like to consider one of our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our services are available across the Alness area, and we work with both household and commercial customers. Using a easy online ordering platform, you can get a skip ordered within just a couple of clicks.

To get started, type in your delivery postcode to check out all the different sizes available and the price to hire a skip in your area.

Alness Skip Hire FAQs

Can you deliver skips across Ross and Cromarty?

Yes. We provide skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can offer skips to household and business customers throughout Ross and Cromarty and elsewhere within the UK.

Do I need to stay in when the skip is going to be delivered?

You don’t really need to be home when your skip is going to be delivered, however it will help. Being there when your skip is delivered means you can make sure the lorry can be given complete access and that your skip will be placed precisely where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is hired to a business premises, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, in the event you can’t be available during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.

What will happen to my waste once the skip is collected?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into the various waste materials, such as wood, metals, paper, etc. This makes sure that as much of the rubbish as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Alness?

Our aim is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Alness. The price you pay will, of course, be determined by the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have the skip placed on the road or other council property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of a skip permit.

How do I hire a skip?

We have created our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to type in your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we can supply in Alness. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and give us the details of where and when you want your skip to be delivered. You can then make payment with our secure payment system, and we will send you an email to verify the transaction as soon as your booking is done!

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We can usually deliver skips to Alness the next working day when an order is placed before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking program gives you a variety of delivery dates to select from. So whether you would like the skip delivered ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The phrase builders skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yard skip. The term comes from the fact that they are the most popular sizes that are used by general builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are ideal for numerous household and commercial tasks. These are the biggest size skips that you can use for weighty builders waste like garden soil, rubble and gravel.

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical products in my skip?

Electrical objects including tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous waste type and therefore cannot be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic goods should be separated from other rubbish. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.

What sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Alness, you have numerous options to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is great for small home clearances and DIY work.

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

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most common sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also means they are great for household tidy ups involving bulky objects such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for anyone with even bigger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only appropriate for light materials, so they can not be used to dispose of soil or concrete.

To get more information regarding the various sizes available, such as dimensions, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

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

You may use your skip to discard a variety of waste types. We are experienced in collecting and processing numerous items generated from construction jobs, garden projects and property tidy-ups. Examples of permitted waste types include things like:

  • Home furnishings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Hardcore
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many waste materials are allowed, therefore whether you would like to get rid of furniture, plastic materials, wood or old toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and waste types you throw in the skip will vary based on the size skip you have chosen. All skips do have a weight limit for safety. So if you wish to get rid of garden soil and bricks, for example, the largest size you would be able to use is the 8 yard skip.

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

There are a few materials you will not be allowed to dispose of in your skip. The reason for this is that these items contain hazardous elements which could harm the environment. They could also be hazardous to human health, so they must be disposed of separately under UK law.

Examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

Usually, you can keep the skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t have to rush through your project. When you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch online, and we will be out to get it as quickly as possible.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest size provided by skip companies and is designed for small DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some companies offer a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Alness?

Usually, it will be possible to have the skip positioned on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But in order to do this, you must get permission from the local authority in Alness, which is known as a skip permit. We will arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council will charge a fee for this license, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are big industrial size skips used mainly in the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for companies that produce large amounts of waste materials.

What size skips can have a door?

Getting a skip which has a drop door helps make loading rubbish into it a lot easier. This is particularly true with hefty materials like dirt and rubble, which can then be walked directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading up big bulky items like household furniture easier as well.

The majority of skip containers can be supplied with a drop down door, however this will sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when you place your order if a door is needed, and we will do our very best to provide this.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

You must not fill the skip beyond the level load mark. If you fill it over the tip of this mark, it means your skip will not be safe to transport, and you could be asked to take off the extra waste before it can be collected.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Alness?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work in partnership with a wide range of local and nationwide companies. This allows us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we can provide customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.

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