East Kilbride Skip Hire

If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our East Kilbride skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop a skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.

Should you have a small amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip may be a fantastic option. In search of something a little bit larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have got a major project on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we have a selection of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we can offer the skip which is just right for the task.

Whether it is to your property or even your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in East Kilbride. Projects can take place anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

Order online or get in touch with a member of our helpful team for more information today.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive about our skip hire and recycling service.

East Kilbride Skip Hire FAQs

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods need to be kept separate from general waste to be recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electric powered items like tumble dryers, televisions, toasters, laptops and even hairdryers.

What happens to the rubbish once the skip is collected?

Once you have finished with your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste recycling facility in or local to East Kilbride where we will separate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, metal, rubble, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip delivered by skip companies and is ideal for small DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms will offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The term builder’s skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yd skip. The term stems from the fact that these are the most common sizes hired by builders and tradespeople.

These large skips are ideal for a wide variety of domestic and business projects. These are the largest size skips which can be used for hefty builders waste like dirt, stone and bricks.

Do you use local skip hire companies in East Kilbride?

We utilise a network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in East Kilbride and the rest of the country. All of our partner companies are approved and evaluated to make sure they match our standards for cost, customer service, recycling and reliability.

Can you deliver skips across Lanarkshire?

Along with delivering skips to East Kilbride, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Lanarkshire. With the help of a network of regional and national skip hire businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business premises in East Kilbride, Larkhall or Uddingston, we have got you covered.

Do I have to be home when the skip is delivered?

It is usually a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your property. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, and the skip can be located exactly where you need it.

The same thing applies if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.

However, when it is unavoidable and access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Is it ok to load the skip higher than level load line?

You should not load a skip beyond the level load mark. When you fill it up above the tip of this level, it means your skip is not safe to move, and you may be asked to remove any excess rubbish before it can be collected.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

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

Of course, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, we are happy to arrange your collection. Just contact us once you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop door?

In general, almost all skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon size, availability and area. If you want a drop-down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip with a drop door is mainly helpful when hiring a big builder’s skip, because it allows you to wheelbarrow your waste straight into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini and midi skips, since they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How do I order a skip online?

This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip shall be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or on local authority property (such as the road). Then, pick the day you want your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment system. That’s it! We will deliver your chosen skip to East Kilbride on the date you have selected.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in East Kilbride?

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

Should you have to get a permit, we will arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Just let us know as part of the order process, so we will make the required arrangements with your local council. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can locate the skip on private property, it will save you a few pounds.

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

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to get rid of huge quantities of waste. Primarily, these type of skips are used for business purposes. However, domestic clients may also use them. You have to look at the space they take up, since they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be hired for light waste including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and stone.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a day that suits you. We can usually give a next day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, because to go on public property (for example a road), you need to gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

Due to numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it arriving within a morning or afternoon slot.

What waste materials can I put in a skip?

It is possible to throw a variety of waste into your skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, metal or bricks from a house clearance. Tree and bush cuttings, top soil and rock from garden tasks are allowed as well. Worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be discarded in a skip.

However, there are a few things that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the potential ecological or health risks they could trigger.

You cannot throw out your fridge, laptop or car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. All of these things incorporate hazardous materials in one type or another. They should be disposed of separately from general rubbish.

If you need hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to arrange a separate collection for this material. Feel free to email us for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you might be able to take this type of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

How much will skip hire in East Kilbride cost?

This depends upon the size you require and whether you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the lowest priced option. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in business settings. To get an immediate quotation for skip hire in East Kilbride, enter your postcode into the search box above.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a wide range of sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is great for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great choice for shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip could be the best choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name suggests, these represent the most popular sizes hired by builders for building and demolition waste, including clay and rubble. But they can just as well be used for domestic waste such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We can also provide 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more details about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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