Ardrossan Skip Hire

If you are clearing the loft space, having some building work done or tidying up the garage, hiring a skip is a quick and easy way to eradicate all of your excess junk. If you are searching to get a cost-effective skip hire company in Ardrossan, we can help.

We can provide skips for projects of all sizes. Whether you require a mini skip for a standard clean up or even a large builder’s skip for garden soil and stone, we can supply a wide selection suited to tasks big or small.

We can deliver skips to homes and businesses throughout Ardrossan and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you are, we are able to offer a trusted and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Getting a skip through us is quick and easy. Our online booking software lets you choose between a full selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Unsure what size of skip you will need to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to see how much waste each size can handle.

Ardrossan Skip Hire FAQs

Do I need to be at home when my skip is delivered?

You don’t have to be home when the skip is delivered, but it does help. Being home when your skip is due to be delivered means you can make sure the delivery driver is given complete access and that the skip can be located exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is delivered to your company premises, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, in the event you can’t be around for the delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you book your order, and then we will arrange things from there.

What are the different skip sizes to select from?

This site offers a complete variety of skip capacities to domestic and industrial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the various skip sizes on offer, with a rough idea of the amount of waste 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 information about our range of skips, like dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.

Can I fill the skip above level load line?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you may be asked to remove any contents higher than the level load line. This means that you can not use sheets of wood, doors or some other object, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to ensure that skips are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you choose the correct sized skip to meet your requirements and get in touch if you’re not sure which size you need. We will be pleased to help.

What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in a skip?

A skip can be used to get rid of many different types of waste. We are experienced in picking up and handling numerous materials produced from construction jobs, garden landscaping and home tidy-ups. Some examples of permitted waste products include:

  • Home furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom sinks and toilets
  • Cabinets and units

The majority of waste types are allowed, and so whether you need to discard furniture, plastic materials, wood or old toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The quantity and waste types you discard in your skip may vary depending on the size skip you have hired. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you would like get rid of soil and rubble, for example, the biggest size container you would be allowed to hire is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Are there items that I can’t discard in the skip?

There are several waste items you will not be able to dump in the skip. The reason behind this is that some products include hazardous components that may be harmful to the environment. They could also be harmful to human health, and so they need to be discarded separately under UK legislation.

Examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Will you deliver skips across Ayrshire and Arran?

We provide a UK wide skip hire and recycling service using a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Ardrossan, Prestwick, Kilmarnock, Irvine or any other site in Ayrshire and Arran, we can assist.

How much will skip hire in Ardrossan cost?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Ardrossan, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display the sizes we offer in your area and how much each option will cost to hire. If the skip will be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.

What happens to my waste when the skip is picked up?

Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into different waste streams, such as timber, metals, plastics, etc. This ensures that as much of the rubbish as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most often used for construction jobs. There are usually two different skip sizes that can be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which you can use to get rid of significant amounts of construction and demolition materials, including earth, rubble and rock.

Although labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for various other household and business waste disposal jobs.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to 14 days. Usually, that gives you plenty of time to fill the skip. However, if you need a little more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, should you finish with the skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange your collection. Just let us know when you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as quickly as possible.

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial industrial scale skips that are used predominantly in the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for businesses that generate large amounts of waste.

Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Ardrossan?

Ideally, you want to have the skip dropped on to a hard surface area. When you are carrying out a domestic project, then the driveway is going to be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. Having said that, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public property, you will need to have a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be positioned on a road, grass verge or any other public property in Ardrossan. If this is required, we will arrange for the permit to be granted on your behalf. An extra fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your skip.

Will my skip come with a drop door?

When you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop-down door. This is great for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste materials, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, although these are generally less common. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a container that has a drop door is delivered.

Am I allowed to throw away electronic items in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical products have to be kept separate from general waste to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electronic items including cookers, TVs, kettles, computers and even hairdryers.

When will my skip be delivered?

When you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the very next day. In some instances, we will even give you a same-day delivery option. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed as part of the online order process.

How do you hire a skip?

Ordering a skip in Ardrossan with us is very easy. Pick the skip size you require and then enter a handful of details about where and when you would like the skip to be delivered. After that you can pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and then schedule to get your skip delivered on the date selected.

Will a Ardrossan skip hire company deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our customers in Ardrossan and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner skip hire providers are verified and tested to ensure they satisfy our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.

How much waste will a mini skip hold?

For those who have a small amount of waste to throw out, the mini skip might be the best option. What size is known as a mini skip varies from business to business, determined by what sizes they have.

The most common size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to provide a 3 yard skip as their smallest option. Price is based on the specific size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are fantastic for domestic tasks like small DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

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