Castle Douglas Skip Hire
If you are looking for affordable skip hire in Castle Douglas, you are certainly in the best place. We work with a network of local and nationwide waste management firms to offer a trusted and efficient service to both domestic and business customers.
This site offers a total selection of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste disposal requirements. From the small mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, not forgetting our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
Our team supply skips in Castle Douglas and the surrounding areas. If you are ordering a skip placed on private property (for example a driveway), we can normally organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be located on a road require a bit more time, because we must purchase a skip permit from the local authority.
With a simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Castle Douglas.
For more information about hiring a skip and the service we offer, we have answered a number of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you want? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Castle Douglas Skip Hire FAQs
Which skip sizes have got a drop door?
Typically, nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon the size, availability and area. If you want a drop down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.
Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly helpful if hiring a big builder’s skip, because it lets you wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This is not so important for mini and midi skips, as they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
Our normal hire term will be 2 weeks from your delivery date. However, at the time you order your skip, you can select a pick up date that is ideal for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is finished with earlier than expected, let us know, and we will pick it up as soon as possible.
We will usually be out to get your skip within 48 hours. But, it is important to understand that this is not always the case at busy periods. Once collected, your waste will be transported to your local waste transfer facility, where it will be processed and sorted.
Am I allowed to dispose of all sorts of waste in the skip?
This is one of the most frequent questions people have about hiring a skip. The main thing to remember is that you may fill up your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of rubbish that will come from garden projects, building work and property clearances.
Some of the most typical things which we see in our skips include soil, timber, bush trimmings, cabinets, baths, as well as other household objects.
There are some things that you are not allowed to put in the skip. This consists of any electronic products (refrigerators, televisions and washing machines for example), tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all classed as hazardous waste, and so disposing of them has to follow an entirely different process to ensure they do not result in damage to the environment.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size available and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact bins are fantastic for small DIY jobs and house clearances. Their small footprint means they are perfect for driveways.
They can be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and old toys to paving slabs and soil. Having a volume of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip can save you having to make numerous trips to the local recycling centre.
What is a builders skip?
As the name implies, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most frequently supplied for building projects. There are usually two skip sizes that may be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins which can be used to get rid of significant quantities of building and demolition waste, like dirt, rubble and stone.
Although branded a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for multiple other domestic and commercial waste disposal jobs.
Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?
If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be there at the time the skip is delivered. Then you can ensure that the lorry has full access and that the skip is situated exactly where you need it. This also is applicable if you have a skip delivered to company property, especially if gates limit access.
However, if this isn’t feasible, you do not have to be concerned. Simply tell us when you are making your order, and we will take care of the rest.
How soon can you deliver a skip in Castle Douglas?
We will ask you to confirm when you would like the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you complete your order before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we can typically have the skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we strive to give you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we request is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery site, as unsuccessful deliveries will lead to a charge for the wasted trip.
Am I allowed to get rid of electronic products in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric products have to be kept separate from general waste materials to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This includes all electric goods including tumble dryers, televisions, toasters, computers and even hairdryers.
What will happen to the rubbish in the skip?
The contents of the skip will be taken to a local waste recycling centre. Here the waste will be segregated by machines and by hand into numerous waste streams, including soil, paper, rubble and timber. Processing the waste 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 that ends up in landfill.
How can I order a skip in Castle Douglas?
We have designed our online booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your address to see all the different skip sizes we can supply in Castle Douglas. Select the right size to meet your requirements and enter the details of when and where you would like your skip delivered. You can then make payment with our secure payment system, and we’ll send you an email to confirm your order once your booking is done!
Am I allowed to load up the skip above the side?
Unfortunately not. You are only allowed to pack your skip up to the level load mark. Piling waste up above this line would make it unsafe to move, and you may be asked to remove the excess waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.
What size roll-on roll-off containers do you provide?
A roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a huge skip used to dispose of large quantities of waste. These bins are mainly for business use but can be hired by domestic customers also. Having said that, you will require a lot of space as 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.
Due to the size, RORO containers should only be used for lightweight materials such as plastics, timber and paper, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of soil and rubble.
What is the cost of skip hire in Castle Douglas?
To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Castle Douglas, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display which sizes we provide in your location and how much each option will cost to hire. If the skip is going to be on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.
Will a skip hire company from Castle Douglas deliver my skip?
Since we offer a nationwide skip service, we use an extensive network of verified and approved companies. These vary from small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental expectations.
Will you deliver to other areas in The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright?
We provide a national skip hire service using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, New Galloway, Dalbeattie or another area in The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, we are able to assist.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Castle Douglas?
This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need a permit when it is put on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit when your skip will be on private property, like a drive or within your company premises.
Should you need to get a permit, we will arrange this for you as part of the service. Just let us know while completing the order process, and then we can make the necessary arrangements with your local authority. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have the skip on your own property, you will save some pounds.
What sizes do skips come in?
We are able to supply a wide selection of skip sizes to meet your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip great for modest DIY tasks and domestic clearances. A common choice for larger sized projects, renovations and building work is the 8 yard skip.
For Castle Douglas firms which have a significant quantity of bulky waste materials, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you require help deciding which size skip you need, have a look at our useful skip size comparison.
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