Best Skip Hire in Ballater

There are many reasons why you could find you will want to order a skip. Some people need a skip because they decide to clean up an overgrown garden. Other people may be in the midst of construction work and wish to dispose of the mess and rubble left behind. You may be considering hiring a skip to dispose of the rubbish which has accumulated within your loft throughout the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are searching for a cost-effective Ballater skip hire service, then your search is over.

We offer a cost-effective and reputable service to both domestic and business customers throughout Ballater. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to take on all waste management and recycling requirements. If you don’t require too much space, the mini skip might be the perfect option for you. Likewise, if you think your task could be on the bigger side, you ought to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builders skips.

Our service is available across the Ballater area, and we deal with both residential and commercial customers. With our easy online booking system, you can get your skip ordered with just a couple of clicks.

To get started, enter your delivery postcode to check out the range of sizes available and the price to hire a skip in Ballater.

Ballater Skip Hire FAQs

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be home when we deliver your skip. As long as we can gain access to the place you want it delivered, we are able to manage everything.

For those who will not be at home, simply provide us with any relevant delivery directions when placing the order. For example, you might prefer the skip to be positioned on a particular part of the driveway. Or you might need to ensure the skip doesn’t hinder use of your garage.

Whatever the case might be, simply let us know when ordering, and we will ensure the instructions are passed on to the lorry driver.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Ballater?

As we offer a national skip service, we use a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These range from small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you confirm your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we can’t guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to provide a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver can access your required delivery site, as unsuccessful deliveries will result in a fee for a wasted trip.

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

The rubbish in the skip will be taken to the local waste recycling facility. Here the contents will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into numerous waste streams, like metal, paper, concrete and timber. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

Can I throw electronic items in the skip?

No, you can not dispose of old or broken electronic waste products in a skip. This includes things such as printers, microwaves, dishwashers, freezers and tv sets. Electric objects can’t be discarded in your skip since they can include dangerous materials and components.

Due to the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Typically, you can keep your skip for a maximum of two week. This means you do not need to hurry through your project. If you have finished your project or the skip is full before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to pick it up as quickly as possible.

How much will skip hire in Ballater cost?

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

What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to transport huge amounts of waste. Mostly, these type of containers are used for industrial applications. However, domestic customers may also use them. You should consider the space they occupy, since they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be hired for light materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of dirt and stone.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the most compact skip offered by skip companies and is designed for small DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that can hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

What types of waste can I throw in a skip?

Before getting a skip, you must ensure that the sort of rubbish you need to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Waste types it is possible to put in your skip include home goods like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use your skip to get rid of building and construction rubbish, including old bricks, soil, stone, metals and gravel.

Examples of prohibited items include electronic products, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste and subsequently need to be discarded separately from any general rubbish.

Am I allowed to fill my skip above the side?

No. You are only allowed to fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste materials up over this line would make it unsafe to move, and you can be told to take off the excess waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and could also make it overweight.

How much waste can a builders skip hold?

As the name suggests, a builders skip means the size of skip most often hired for construction and demolition work. There are usually two skip sizes that can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips that you can use to get rid of large volumes of building and demolition waste, like earth, rubble and rock.

Even though they are labelled a builders skip, they can be used for many other household and commercial waste disposal jobs.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We provide a full range of skip sizes to household and business clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different sized skips you can choose from, with a rough idea of how much 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 choice of skips, like measurements plus the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.

How can I order a skip?

We have built our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to enter your delivery address to check out the range of skip sizes we can provide in Ballater. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and give us the details of when and where you would like your skip delivered. After that you can make payment through the secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to verify the order as soon as your booking is done!

Will you deliver to other areas in Aberdeenshire?

In addition to delivering our range of skips to Ballater, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Aberdeenshire. Through a network of local and national waste management and recycling businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business in Ballater, Alford or Kintore, we have got it covered.

Do I require permission to have a skip delivered on the road in Ballater?

This will depend on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need a permit when it is put on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need a permit if the skip will be on private property, such as a drive or on your company premises.

Should you have to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can have your skip on private land, it will save you a few pounds.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

If you are hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is great for getting rid of hefty building and construction waste, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop-down door, however these are less common. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

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

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