Blackburn Skip Hire

If you are cleaning the loft, having some building work carried out or tidying up the back garden, getting a skip is a quick and simple option to throw out all of your unwanted junk. If you are searching to get a cost-effective skip hire provider in Blackburn, West Lothian, we can help.

We provide skips for jobs of all sizes. Whether you require a mini skip for a standard clean up or perhaps a large builders skip for soil and rubble, we offer a wide selection suitable for jobs big or small.

We provide skips to homes and businesses across Blackburn and the surrounding areas. So no matter where you may be, we can give you a reliable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.

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

Undecided what skip size you require to do the job? Why not check out our skip size calculator to determine the amount of waste each size can handle.

Blackburn (West Lothian) Skip Hire FAQs

When will the skip be delivered to me?

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

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are huge industrial size skips used predominantly in the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for businesses that generate large quantities of waste materials.

Do I need permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Blackburn?

If possible, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface. For anybody who is carrying out a domestic project, then a drive will be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. On the other hand, if neither option is available, the street or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public land, you must obtain a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be placed on a street, grass verge as well as other public property in Blackburn. If this is required, we will request the license to be granted on your behalf. An extra cost, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

What is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is probably the most popular skip that is ordered in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is perfect for most building and construction jobs, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the biggest option which can be used for heavy waste materials such as dirt, concrete, rock and rubble.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Blackburn?

Since we offer a UK-wide skip service, we utilise an extensive network of verified and approved companies. These vary from small family-run skip hire firms to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental principles.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Blackburn?

The price of getting a skip in Blackburn will depend on the size of skip you require. The least expensive option available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you want a larger skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also increase if you need to have your skip on the highway, as you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Do all skips have a drop door?

When you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is ideal for getting rid of hefty building and demolition rubbish, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop down door, although these are typically more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our utmost to ensure a skip that has a drop door is provided.

Is it okay to fill up the skip above the level load mark?

It is important to not overload the skip. You must not pass the level load line shown along the side of the skip. If your skip is overfilled, it will become very unsafe to move. This means that if you overfill your skip, you might be required to take away the excess rubbish. Regardless of how safe you believe the skip is, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. This can be hazardous and is therefore not allowed.

What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I have finished?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into different waste streams, including timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This makes sure that as much of the rubbish as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Can I throw all kinds of waste in a skip?

You are allowed to fill your skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly produced from garage clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This may include wood, top soil, bricks, hedge trimmings, household furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.

What you throw in the skip depends on which size you have ordered, because there is a maximum weight limit. For instance, in the event that you are using a skip for heavy construction wastes like bricks or garden soil, the maximum size you could use is the 8 cubic yard.

Some materials can not be discarded in a skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, car tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be available when anybody delivers anything to your property. You can then make sure there is sufficient access for your delivery, plus the skip can be located just where you need it.

The same goes if you have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.

However, when it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you don’t need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What size is the mini skip?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to dispose of some domestic rubbish, the mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to tackle numerous tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be situated on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

Although most often hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can also handle smaller commercial jobs.

Can you deliver skips across West Lothian?

In addition to delivering our range of skips to Blackburn, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within West Lothian. With the help of a network of local and national waste management and recycling companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering in Blackburn, Linlithgow or Broxburn, we have got you covered.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips are available in a number of sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is ideal for small household jobs.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold roughly 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is an excellent choice for garden shed clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant waste disposal task to handle, a builder’s skip might be the best option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name implies, these represent the most common sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, such as soil and stone. However they can equally well be hired for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We also offer 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

Generally, you can keep the skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t need to hurry through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch online, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Blackburn?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter in your address to view all the different skips we are able to deliver to Blackburn. Choose the size you want to order, and confirm if it will be located on private property. Enter your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

As soon as your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Can I put electronic items in the skip?

Unfortunately this is not allowed, as electrical items including old TVs, fridges, printers and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects have to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly manner.

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