Skip Hire in Cockenzie and Port Seton

With skips available in a variety of sizes, hiring a skip in Cockenzie and Port Seton couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re wanting to clear out the shed, neaten up the garden, redecorate your home or have a complete house clearance to tackle, we are certain to have the best solution.

Whether you are looking for a mini skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure you can get rid of your rubbish swiftly, easily and without having to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected is transferred to local and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the advantages of hiring a skip?

A skip can be a superb asset for all kinds of waste disposal requirements. You might be cleaning the garage, sorting out the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps planning to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip helps you dispose of this waste quickly and conveniently without needing to go through several journeys to your local recycling facility.

If you need a low-cost skip hire service in Cockenzie and Port Seton, we are here to help you. This site offers skip hire for tasks of all sizes, plus we are experienced with hiring to both residential and business customers.

We can deliver a skip to your property or company premises throughout Cockenzie and Port Seton, in addition to the adjoining areas. This means that you can trust our reliable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our goal is to ensure that choosing a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We have a very simple online booking process that enables customers to pick from a comprehensive choice of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are unsure where to begin when hiring a skip, the information below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it’s determining which skip matches your requirements, how long you may hire it, or what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Cockenzie and Port Seton Skip Hire FAQs

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Cockenzie and Port Seton?

The cost of getting a skip in Cockenzie and Port Seton depends on the size of skip you want. The cheapest skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY projects and clearances. If you need a larger skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also increase if you want to have a skip placed on the road, since you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a large container used to get rid of large quantities of waste. These containers are predominantly for business use but can be used by domestic customers too. However, you will require plenty of room as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger compared to the average skip you will see on the roadside.

Due to the size, roll-on roll-off skips should only be hired for light-weight materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suitable for disposing of soil and bricks.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the most compact size provided by skip firms and is great for smaller DIY tasks, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer you a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

In general, most skips can be provided with a hinged door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you want a drop door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip with a drop door is primarily useful if choosing a large builder’s skip, because it lets you wheelbarrow your waste straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini skips, since they are low enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Do I need to be at home when my skip is going to be delivered?

No, you do not have to be home when we are delivering your skip. Providing we are able to access where you want it delivered, we can manage everything.

When you will not be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery instructions when placing your order. For example, you might prefer the skip to be positioned on a particular area of the property. Or you may need to be sure that the skip does not hinder use of your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, simply let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure your directions are passed on to the lorry driver.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will usually include a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, that gives you sufficient time to fill up the skip. However, if you do need a little more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Needless to say, if you finish with your skip sooner, we are happy to arrange your pick up. Just let us know once you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

What is the process of hiring a skip in Cockenzie and Port Seton?

Ordering a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery address to view all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Cockenzie and Port Seton. Choose which size you would like to order, and confirm if it will be delivered on your own property. Enter in your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

What happens to my rubbish once the skip is collected?

The contents of your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer centre. Here the waste will be sorted by machinery and by hand into various waste streams, like soil, paper, hardcore and wood. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to increase the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

What size is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the popular skip used in the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builder’s skip is perfect for most building projects, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the biggest size that can be used for hefty waste materials such as garden soil, concrete, bricks and gravel.

Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods need to be kept separate from general waste to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electric powered goods such as cookers, monitors, toasters, computers and even hair straighteners.

Who will deliver my skip?

Since we offer a UK-wide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These can include small local skip hire firms to national waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental requirements.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Cockenzie and Port Seton?

This depends upon where the skip will be positioned. You will only require a skip permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit when your skip will be on private property, like a driveway or within your business premises.

If you have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know as part of the order process, and then we will make the required arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have the skip on your own property, you will save some pounds.

What types of waste can I put in the skip?

It is possible to fill your skip with a wide array of different waste types which are commonly generated from loft clearances, building work, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This could include timber, soil, concrete, hedge trimmings, household furniture, clothing, cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.

What you throw in your skip will depend on which size you have hired, as there is a maximum weight restriction. For instance, in the event that you are using the skip for heavy construction wastes such as bricks or soil, the largest size you could get is an 8 yard skip.

Some materials should not be disposed of in a skip. This includes fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are considered hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.

What size skips do you offer?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Cockenzie and Port Seton, you have various options to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard container, often referred to as a mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is excellent for modest home clearances and DIY jobs.

The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their large capacity also makes them suitable for house tidy ups including bulky items such as furniture and beds.

We will offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only suitable for light waste, so they cannot be hired to dispose of garden soil or concrete.

For more information regarding the various sizes available, including dimensions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

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 best suits you. We will usually offer you a following day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip placed on private property, because to go on public property (like a road), you must obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

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

Can you deliver to other areas in East Lothian?

In addition to delivering skips to Cockenzie and Port Seton, we also deliver to other towns and villages across East Lothian. With the help of our network of regional and national waste management and recycling businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business in Cockenzie and Port Seton, Haddington or Musselburgh, we have got it covered.

Am I allowed to load the skip above the level load mark?

Unfortunately not. You can only fill the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up above this line would make it dangerous to move, and you can be asked to take away the surplus waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

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