Dunbar Skip Hire

If you are cleaning the loft space, getting some building work carried out or tidying the garage, ordering skip is a simple way to throw out all of your excess waste. If you are searching to get a cheap skip hire provider in Dunbar, we can help.

We can provide skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you want a midi skip for a basic tidy up or perhaps a large builder’s skip for soil and stone, we provide a full range ideal for tasks big or small.

We provide skips to homes and businesses based in Dunbar and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you may be, we will give you a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking software lets you choose between a whole selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Unsure what skip size you need to do the job? Why not try our skip size guide to learn how much waste each size can handle.

Dunbar Skip Hire FAQs

What happens to my rubbish once the skip is collected?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets separated into various waste types, including stone, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection will be recycled as possible. We are proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Can you deliver to other areas in East Lothian?

Sure, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply skips to areas across East Lothian, such as Dunbar, Musselburgh, Prestonpans and Tranent. So wherever you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Can I stack up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to transport, and you will then have to remove any rubbish higher than the level load mark. This also means you can not use sheets of wood, doors or some other object, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to make sure that bins aren’t overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please be sure you select the correct size of skip to meet your requirements and get in touch if you are uncertain which size is best. We will be happy to help.

Do I need to stay in when the skip is delivered?

You don’t need to be at home when the skip is going to be delivered, however it will help. Being home when the skip is delivered means that you can make sure the delivery driver can be given full access and that the skip can be placed precisely where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is delivered to a business premises, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

However, if you can’t be around during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you let us know when you place your order, and then we will arrange things from there.

Am I able to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

I’m afraid it is not permitted, because electrical products like old televisions, cookers, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

How long can I keep the skip for?

Our regular hire period will be two weeks from your delivery date. Having said that, when you book your skip, you can provide a collection date that is ideal for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if your skip is finished with earlier than anticipated, let us know, and we will get it removed at the earliest opportunity.

We will normally be out to pick up your skip within 48 hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that this is not always the case during busy times. Once collected, the skip will be taken to your local waste transfer facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

For anybody who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is perfect for disposing of heavy building and demolition rubbish, as it can be walked into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also come with a drop-down door, although they are less common. This is because these sizes are typically low enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a container which has a drop door is delivered.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We can typically give a following day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip on private property, as to go on public property (for example a road), you must gain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

Due to many factors that can impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it turning up within a AM or PM slot.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name implies, a builders skip means the size of skip most commonly hired for building and construction work. There are typically two different skip sizes which can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers which you can use to dispose of substantial volumes of building and demolition waste, including dirt, concrete and rock.

Even though they are branded a builders skip, these can be used for a number of other household and business waste disposal jobs.

How do you hire a skip?

Hiring a skip in Dunbar with us is very easy. Choose the skip size you need and input a few details about when and where you want your skip delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are large industrial scale skips used primarily in the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them great for organisations that generate large volumes of waste.

If I would like a skip on a road in Dunbar, will I need to have a permit?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your driveway, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you want the skip to be positioned on land outside of your business or home, you will need to receive permission from the local authority in Dunbar, which is called a permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this for you, so it’s one less thing to think about. The council does charge a fee for the permit, plus you should be aware before ordering that getting the permit can sometimes take up to two working days.

How large is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip companies and is ideal for small DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some companies offer you a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

What are the different skip sizes available?

Skips are available in a wide range of different sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is ideal for small domestic tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yarder is an excellent option for loft clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial rubbish disposal task to undertake, a builder’s skip could be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label suggests, they are the most popular sizes used by builders for building waste, including clay and rubble. But they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We can also supply 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Do you use local skip hire companies in Dunbar?

As we provide a UK-wide waste management service, we utilise an extensive network of verified companies. These can include small local skip hire businesses to national waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Dunbar?

This depends upon the skip size you need and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Dunbar, enter your postcode into the search box above.

What sort of waste can you put in a skip?

Your skip can be hired to get rid of a variety of types of waste. We are used to collecting and processing lots of items produced from building jobs, garden landscaping and house clearances. Examples of allowed waste materials include:

  • Furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Concrete and bricks
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many waste materials are allowed, and therefore whether you want to discard metals, plastics, timber or clothing, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The volume and items you put into the skip may vary according to the size skip you have ordered. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you want to discard garden soil and gravel, for example, the largest size container you will be able to hire would be the 8 yard skip.

What type of materials am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are a few materials you will not be permitted to dispose of in your skip. The reason for this is that these products include hazardous components that may cause harm to the environment. They can also be hazardous to human health, and so they must be discarded separately within UK legislation.

Examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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