Affordable Skip Hire in Bonnyrigg

If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Bonnyrigg skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.

When you have a small amount of waste materials to remove, the mini skip may be a perfect option. In search of something a little bigger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have a major task on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we can provide a range of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can offer the skip that is just right for the job.

Whether it be to your house or even your company, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Bonnyrigg. Projects can take place anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order online or contact a member of our friendly team for additional information today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received relating to our skip hire and recycling services.

Bonnyrigg Skip Hire FAQs

Am I allowed to throw all sorts of waste in my skip?

You can use a skip to discard a variety of waste types. We are experienced in picking up and handling a multitude of items produced from building jobs, garden landscaping and household tidy-ups. A few examples of permitted waste products include:

  • Furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many different waste types are usually permitted, therefore whether you need to discard metals, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can usually take your waste away.

The volume and items you throw in your skip can vary depending on which size skip you chosen. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So to be able to get rid of soil and concrete, as an example, the largest size container you would be able to hire would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?

There are a few waste items that you are not permitted to get rid of in the skip. The reason for this is that these goods include hazardous components that may cause damage to the environment. They may also be damaging to human health, and so they must be discarded separately under UK legislation.

A few of the goods that are restricted include:

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

Will a Bonnyrigg skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we provide a national waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified companies. These range from small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they match our high customer service and environmental expectations.

How long does it take to get a skip in Bonnyrigg?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We can usually give you a next day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip on private property, because to go on public property (such as a highway), you will have to obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to several factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it turning up in a morning or afternoon slot.

How much will skip hire in Bonnyrigg cost?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Bonnyrigg, type in your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which sizes we offer in your town and how much each one will cost you to hire. If the skip is going to be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

Can you deliver skips across Midlothian?

Yes. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we are able to deliver skips to both household and industrial customers throughout Midlothian and anywhere else within the UK.

How do I hire a skip online?

We have developed our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we can provide in Bonnyrigg. Pick the right size to meet your needs and provide the details of where and when you need your skip delivered. Then you can make payment with our secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to verify the order as soon as your order is done!

Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?

Unfortunately this is not allowed, since electronic products including old TVs, cookers, pcs and monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items have to be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly fashion.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The term builder’s skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yd skip. The name comes from the fact that these are the most common sizes ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are ideal for a multitude of domestic and business tasks. These are the largest sizes that can be used for hefty builders waste like soil, rubble and bricks.

Do I need to be there when the skip is due to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be available when anyone delivers anything to your house. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be positioned just where you want it.

The same thing applies if you have a business. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not there.

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

What is a mini skip?

For those who have a small quantity of waste to get rid of, the mini skip could be the best solution. What size is identified as a mini skip differs from company to company, according to what sizes they provide.

The most popular size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies opt to provide a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. The price is dependent on the specific size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for residential work including small DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you want it put on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

Generally speaking, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, depending on the size, availability and location. If you want a drop door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip which has a drop door is primarily beneficial when choosing a large builder’s skip, because it means that you can wheelbarrow waste materials directly into the skip. This isn’t as important for midi and mini skips, because they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up over this line makes it unsafe to transport, and you can be told to take away the extra waste before your skip can be collected. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and could also make it overweight.

What sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Bonnyrigg, you have numerous options to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard container, also known as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for modest household clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. They are the most popular sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also makes them perfect for household clearances including large items such as household furniture and beds.

We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for those with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These skips are only appropriate for lightweight waste, so they cannot be hired to get rid of soil or stone.

For further information about the different sizes offered, including measurements, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Bonnyrigg?

This will depend on where the skip will be located. You will only need to have a skip permit when it is positioned on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit if the skip is on private property, such as a drive or inside your business premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and we will make the necessary arrangements with the local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can have your skip on your own property, you will save a few pounds.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a massive skip that can be used to dispose of large quantities of waste. These containers are mainly for business use but can be hired by household clients too. However, you should have lots of space since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger when compared to the typical skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

As a result of the size, these containers should only be hired for lightweight materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and bricks.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

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

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get segregated into various waste types, including wood, soil and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

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