Affordable Skip Hire in Duns

If you’re planning to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Duns skip hire service offers a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.

When you have a small amount of waste materials to get rid of, the mini skip may be a perfect choice. Interested in something a little bigger? Maybe the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a large project on your hands, such as having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can offer a selection of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we have the skip size that is perfect for the circumstances.

Whether it is to your house or your company, we will provide a skip to wherever you need it in Duns. Jobs could happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place an order on our website or make
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Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive about our skip hire services.

Duns Skip Hire FAQs

How can I order a skip?

This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you wish to hire. Tell us whether the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or local authority property (such as the road). Next, choose the date you want the skip to get delivered. Check your order details and then make payment with our secure online payment platform. Job done! We will deliver your skip to Duns on the date you have selected.

What are the different skip sizes available?

Skips come in a number of different sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is great for small domestic tasks.

The next size up is the 4 cubic 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 garage clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal job to undertake, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title suggests, these represent the most common sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, including soil and hardcore. But they can just as well be hired for domestic waste such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also deliver 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For additional info on the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What is the cost of skip hire in Duns?

The cost of getting a skip in Duns depends on the size of skip you want. The lowest priced skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and clearances. If you need a larger sized skip, like an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also increase if you want to have your skip on the highway, as you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip hire firm will likely deliver your skip in Duns. We make use of a network of both regional and nationwide companies to enable us to provide our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These businesses are thoroughly vetted to make certain they match the high standards we require when it comes to customer service, price and environmental performance.

What is a mini skip?

For those who have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, the mini skip could be the ideal solution. What size is described as a mini skip varies from business to business, determined by what sizes they offer.

2 cubic yards is the most common size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The price is dependent on the actual size you order, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for residential tasks including small DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you want it positioned on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

What waste am I allowed to put in a skip?

You are allowed to fill up your skip with a wide range of different waste types which are commonly generated from garage clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This could include wood, top soil, concrete, hedge trimmings, furniture, toys, cabinets or old bathroom fittings.

What you put in the skip depends on which skip size you have hired, because there is a maximum weight limit. For example, if you are using your skip for heavy construction wastes including bricks or soil, the largest size you could hire is an 8 yard skip.

Some materials cannot be disposed of in your skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are considered hazardous waste and therefore need to be disposed of separately.

If I require a skip on the road in Duns, will I need a permit?

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

If you need to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Simply tell us while completing the order process, and we will make the necessary arrangements with your local council. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have your skip on private land, you will save some pounds.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you have a business in Duns and want to dispose of substantial volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off container might be a perfect option. Available in 20 – 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the name indicates, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, as opposed to standard skips, which are picked up using chains.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can normally keep the skip for up to 14 days from your delivery date. You are able to give a preferred pick up date at the time you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can tell us when you have finished, and then we will organise the collection. In most cases, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take a little bit longer over busy periods.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Virtually all skips can be provided with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we will do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the skip, particularly with weighty materials, like garden soil and rubble, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky items, such as household furniture.

What happens to the waste in the skip?

Once you have finished filling up your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer facility in or local to Duns where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (timber, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

Is it ok to fill up the skip above the top?

I’m afraid not. You must only load your skip up to the level load mark. Piling waste up above this line will make it unsafe to transport, and you might be asked to take off the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

Am I able to throw electronic products in my skip?

Unfortunately this is not allowed, as electronic products like old TVs, fridges, printers and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects must be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly way.

What is a builder’s skip?

As the name implies, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most commonly used for building and construction projects. There are typically two different skip sizes which can be labelled as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which you can use to dispose of large volumes of building and demolition waste materials, like earth, concrete and rock.

Although labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for various other residential and industrial waste disposal jobs.

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

If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is best to be there on the day the skip is delivered. Then you can ensure the lorry has complete access and that the skip can be located precisely where you want it. This also is applicable when you have a skip delivered to business property, especially if gates restrict access.

Having said that, when this isn’t achievable, you do not need to worry. Just let us know when you are placing your booking, and then we will handle everything.

Do you deliver to other areas in Berwickshire?

We provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Duns, Coldstream, Eyemouth, %OTHER3% or another area in Berwickshire, we can help.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ensure your skip is delivered when required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the very next day.

Although we can’t guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to come within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will usually incur a charge for the wasted trip.

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