Affordable Skip Hire in Barrhead

If you are looking to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Barrhead skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a modest amount of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip may well be a perfect choice. Interested in something slightly larger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a big project on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can offer a range of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we can provide the skip size that is perfect for your situation.

Whether it be to your house or even your company, our team can provide a skip to wherever you need it in Barrhead. Projects may occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place your order online or speak to a member of our helpful staff to find out more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received regarding our skip hire and recycling service.

Barrhead Skip Hire FAQs

What kinds of rubbish can you dispose of in a skip?

Your skip can be hired to get rid of lots of different types of waste materials. We are used to collecting and handling a wide variety of materials from building work, garden landscaping and home tidy-ups. Examples of allowed waste materials include:

  • Furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Most waste materials will be accepted, and so whether you would like to get rid of metals, plastics, wood or fabric, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The volume and things you put into the skip may vary according to the size skip you chosen. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you would like get rid of garden soil and hardcore, for example, the largest size you will be allowed to use would be the 8 yard skip.

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

There are a few waste items that you will not be permitted to get rid of in the skip. The reason behind this is that these goods include hazardous elements which may cause harm to the environment. They can even be harmful to human health, therefore they have to be discarded separately within UK law.

Some of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How much will skip hire in Barrhead cost?

Our aim is to offer the lowest priced skip hire service in Barrhead. The price you pay will, obviously, depend upon the size of skip that you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you want to have the skip placed on the street or other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of a skip permit.

Am I allowed to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical products need to be kept separate from general waste to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electrical items including tumble dryers, TVs, toasters, tablets and even hair straighteners.

Where does my waste be taken to when the skip is collected?

When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste gets separated into a variety of waste streams, which includes timber, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish can be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

Do you deliver to other areas in Renfrewshire?

We provide a UK wide skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you want skip hire in Barrhead, Port Glasgow, Greenock, Renfrew or another location in Renfrewshire, we can assist.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is probably the most frequent skip which is used in the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is fantastic for most building and demolition jobs, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 cubic yard builders skip will be the biggest option which can be used for heavy waste materials including dirt, concrete, bricks and rubble.

How can I order a skip in Barrhead?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you want to hire. Let us know if the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on council property (such as the road). Then, select the day you would like your skip to be delivered. Check your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Barrhead on the date you have selected.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We can supply a full-range of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip suitable for modest DIY projects and household clearances. A popular choice for more substantial jobs, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Barrhead companies which generate a large amount of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need some help deciding on which skip size you need, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

Our regular hire time frame is a fortnight from the delivery date. Having said that, when you book the skip, you can select a pick up date that is best for you. Of course, there is a possibility that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. So if your skip is finished with sooner than expected, contact us, and we will get it collected as quickly as possible.

We will usually make collections within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that this may not always be possible during busy periods. Once collected, the waste will be taken to your local waste transfer station, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?

If you operate a business in Barrhead and need to get rid of substantial quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container might be a great choice. Available in 20 to 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal skips on the market.

As the label implies, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, in contrast to standard skips, which are lifted using chains.

How much waste will fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are ideal for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furnishings and broken baby toys to paving slabs and concrete. With a capacity of around 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip will save you needing to make several journeys to the local recycling centre.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Barrhead?

If possible, you should have the skip dropped on a hard surface. When you are carrying out a household project, then a driveway is going to be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither is available, the street or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public land, you will need to obtain a permit from your 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 Barrhead. If this is required, we will arrange for the permit to be issued on your behalf. An additional cost, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

Who will deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a wide range of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to ensure we are able to supply customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.

Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your home, it is usually best to be at home on the day the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the lorry has complete access and that the skip will be situated precisely where you need it. This also is applicable if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially if gates restrict access.

On the other hand, if this is not achievable, you don’t have to stress. Just tell us when placing your booking, and we will take care of everything.

How quick can you deliver a skip to Barrhead?

If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the following day. In some cases, we can even give you a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed as part of the online order process.

Is it ok to load the skip above the level load line?

You must not load the skip beyond the level load mark. If you fill it up over the tip of this level, it means that your skip is not secure to move, and you could be asked to take off the extra rubbish before it can be picked up.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

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

Ordering a skip which has a drop door is mainly helpful when choosing a large builder’s skip, since it lets you wheelbarrow waste straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, because they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

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