Affordable Skip Hire in Bathgate

If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy kids room, a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Bathgate skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we drop a skip off, you load it up, and we take it away.

If you have a modest amount of waste materials to throw away, the mini skip might be a great option. In search of something a little bit larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have a major project on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can offer a range of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs might be, we will have the skip which is perfect for your task.

Whether it be to your house or even your business, we can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Bathgate. Projects may occur anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place an order on our website or speak to a member of our friendly team to find out more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we get with regards to our skip hire services.

Bathgate Skip Hire FAQs

Can I get a skip with a drop door?

When you are choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is made for getting rid of hefty building and demolition materials, as it can be pushed into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop down door, however these are generally more uncommon. This is because these sizes are generally low enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our best to make sure a skip that has a drop door is supplied.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Bathgate?

This depends on the skip size you require and if you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the least expensive choice. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To get an immediate price for skip hire in Bathgate, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

What kinds of rubbish can I put in a skip?

Prior to hiring your skip, it is essential to ensure that the kind of rubbish you intend to discard is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials need to be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you can put in a skip include household goods like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use a skip to dispose of building and construction waste, such as old bricks, dirt, stone, metals and concrete.

Examples of restricted items include electrical items, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be discarded separately from any general waste.

How can I hire a skip online?

This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you wish to hire. Let us know whether the skip is going to be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or public property (like the road). Next, select the day you would like the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your skip to Bathgate on the day you have selected.

Will you deliver skips across West Lothian?

Of course, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skip sizes to areas across West Lothian, including Bathgate, Blackburn, Livingston and Armadale. So no matter where you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Am I able to dispose of electronic items in the skip?

No, you cannot put old electrical waste products in a skip. This can include such things as laptops or computers, hobs, tumble dryers, refrigerators and tv sets. Electrical items can’t be thrown in the skip as they can include dangerous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

What size is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the most compact skip provided by skip firms and is designed for small DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms offer a 3 cubic yard as their smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

When will my skip be delivered?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We can normally give you a following day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, as to go on public property (for example a highway), you will need to gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of many factors that may impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered within a morning or afternoon slot.

What skip sizes do you deliver?

Skips come in a selection of sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is good for small domestic projects.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold around 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great option for attic clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant waste disposal job to sort out, a builder’s skip may be the best choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title implies, these are the most common sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, like soil and rubble. But they can equally well be used for domestic waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We can also deliver 10-16 yard bins and commercial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What will happen to the rubbish?

The waste in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the contents will be separated by machines and also by hand into various waste materials, like soil, plastics, hardcore and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to increase the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.

Is it okay to load the skip higher than the level load line?

It is essential never to overload a skip. You can not pass the level load line indicated along the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it will become very dangerous to transport. This means that if you overload the skip, you may be required to remove the excess waste. No matter how secure you believe the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. That is unsafe and is therefore prohibited.

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

You don’t really need to be at your property when the skip is going to be delivered, however it does help. Being home when the skip arrives means that you can ensure the lorry driver can be given full access and that the skip can be placed precisely where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is hired to company premises, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, for those who can’t be around for delivery, don’t worry. We just ask that you tell us when you book your order, and we will arrange things from there.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is the most popular skip ordered across the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, the builder’s skip is perfect for most building and demolition projects, which is where the label comes from.

The 8 yd builders skip will be the biggest option which you can use for heavy waste materials such as soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Bathgate?

Since we provide a UK-wide skip service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These range from small local skip hire companies to national waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.

If I want a skip on a road in Bathgate, will I need to get a permit?

Normally, it will be possible to have your skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But in order to do this, you need to have approval from your local authority in Bathgate, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to organise this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for the permit, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

You can usually keep your skip for up to two weeks from the date that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, you have the choice of offering a preferred collection date when you make your order.

Otherwise, just let us know when you have finished loading up the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many cases, it will be the next working day.

It could take a little longer to collect your skip over busy times, however we will always try to come as quickly as possible.

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are large commercial size skips that are used mainly in the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them great for businesses that generate large amounts of waste materials.

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