Best Skip Hire in Dumfries

Whether you are cleaning the attic, having some building work carried out or tidying the shed, getting a skip is a quick and simple way to get rid of all of your excess waste. If you are searching for a reliable skip hire firm in Dumfries, we can help.

We provide you with skips for waste disposal projects of any size. Whether you need a mini skip for a standard clean up or even a builders skip for top soil and bricks, we can supply a wide range suited to tasks big or small.

We can provide skips to households and companies in Dumfries and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you may be, we will offer a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip through us is simple. Our online booking platform enables you to choose from a full variety of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size skip you require to do the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to see just how much waste each size can hold.

Dumfries Skip Hire FAQs

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

Typically, you can have a skip for a maximum of two week. This means you don’t have to hurry through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is full ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to get it as quickly as possible.

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

In most cases, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you would like the skip to be placed on land outside of your business or home, you will have to receive permission from the local authority in Dumfries, which is called a permit. If necessary, we will gladly organise this for you, and so it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the road permit, and you should know before placing your order that securing the permit can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

Will you deliver to other areas in Dumfries?

Yes. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management providers, we are able to provide skips to household and industrial customers across Dumfries and elsewhere in the UK.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Dumfries?

The cost of hiring a skip in Dumfries is determined by the size of skip you want. The lowest priced option available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you require a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also be more if you need to have your skip on the highway, since you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

How large is the mini skip?

For those who have a small amount of waste to throw out, a mini skip may be the perfect option. What size is referred to as a mini skip varies from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they offer.

The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 yard container as their smallest option. The cost is based on the actual size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for residential jobs such as small DIY projects and shed clean ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and need room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

What are the different skip sizes available?

Skips come in a wide range of different sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small household tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold roughly 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a fantastic choice for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal task to undertake, the builder’s skip may be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building waste, including clay and hardcore. But they can equally well be used for domestic waste such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also deliver 10-16 cubic yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For additional details about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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

No, you do not have to be home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we are able to gain access to where you want it located, we can manage everything.

If you are not going to be in, simply let us have any relevant delivery directions when placing the order. For example, you might need the skip to be located on a particular area of the driveway. Or you may need to make sure the skip does not obstruct use of your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, simply let us know when ordering, and we will make sure the instructions are passed on to the delivery driver.

Will a Dumfries skip hire company deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Dumfries and the rest of the country. Each of our partner skip hire companies are approved and tested to make certain they meet our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.

What will happen to the waste in my skip?

The rubbish in the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and also by hand into different waste streams, such as soil, cardboard, hardcore and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to increase the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

How can I hire a skip in Dumfries?

Hiring a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, type in your postcode to look at all the different skips we are able to deliver to Dumfries. Pick the size you would like to hire, and confirm if it will be located on private property. Enter your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

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

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We can normally offer a following day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, as to be on public property (such as a street), you need to get a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it arriving within a morning or afternoon slot.

Am I allowed to fill the skip above the level load line?

It is important never to overfill your skip, as you risk being asked to remove surplus waste before it can be collected. Irrespective of what size you hire, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, because moving an overloaded skip is unsafe, as objects could drop and result in injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this situation, please ensure that you order a size appropriate for your waste removal requirements. If the skip is full but you have additional waste to get rid of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.

Am I allowed to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

Electric powered objects including tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore can not be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered objects have to be separated from other rubbish. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco-friendly manner.

How big is a builder’s skip?

A builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These will be the largest skips that can be hired to dispose of substantial construction waste such as rock, concrete, gravel or garden soil.

A builder’s skip is great for a variety of projects. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning out the loft, these large containers will often be the most cost-effective solution available.

Will my skip come with a drop down door?

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, which makes them easier to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you need a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.

Having a skip with a drop-down door makes it easier to load rubbish into the container, particularly with weighty materials, like soil and concrete, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load big and bulky objects, such as pieces of furniture.

What size roll-on roll-off containers do you provide?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container used to get rid of large volumes of waste. In the majority of cases, these skips are used for industrial uses. Having said that, residential clients may also hire them. You should take into account the space they will take up, since they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for light-weight materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of garden soil and rubble.

What can I put in my skip?

A skip may be used to dispose of many different types of waste. We are experienced in collecting and processing numerous materials produced from construction jobs, garden landscaping and property clearances. Some examples of permitted waste materials can include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Soil
  • Concrete and bricks
  • Bathroom sinks and toilets
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most waste types are generally permitted, and so whether you would like to get rid of metals, plastics, timber or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and things you throw in the skip can vary based on which size skip you chosen. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you want to dispose of soil and rubble, for example, the largest size container you would be allowed to use would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

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

There are a few materials that you will not be permitted to get rid of in your skip. The reason for this is that these goods incorporate hazardous components which could damage the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, and so they must be discarded separately under UK law.

Examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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