Skip Hire in Edinburgh

With skips offered in various sizes, ordering a skip in Edinburgh couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re wanting to clean out the garage, tidy up the garden, renovate your property or have a full house clearance to take on, we are sure to have the ideal solution.

Whether you want a midi skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost choices will ensure that you can get rid of your waste quickly, easily and without needing to break the bank! All the rubbish collected is transferred to nearby and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of hiring a skip?

A skip can be a superb asset for all sorts of waste clearance requirements. You may be clearing out the garage, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or just attempting to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip allows you to get rid of this waste quickly and conveniently without having to endure multiple visits to your local recycling facility.

If you are looking for a low-cost and reliable skip hire solution in Edinburgh, we are here to help. We can offer skip hire for jobs of all sizes, and we’re experienced with hiring to both residential and industrial customers.

We will deliver a skip to your house or company premises in Edinburgh, as well as the adjoining areas. This means you can depend on our competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our goal is to ensure that ordering a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a simple online booking system enabling customers to pick from a comprehensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are unsure where to start when choosing a skip, the information below aims to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it is determining which skip is best suited for your needs, 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.

Edinburgh Skip Hire FAQs

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Edinburgh?

We have developed our booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to enter your delivery postcode to view all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver in Edinburgh. Select the best size to meet your requirements and enter the details of when and where you want your skip to be delivered. You then make payment with our secure payment system, and we will send you an email to confirm the order once your order is done!

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

Ideally, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. When you are carrying out a residential task, then a driveway is going to be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither is available, the road or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public land, you will have to obtain a permit from the local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be placed on a street, grass verge as well as other public property in Edinburgh. If this is needed, we will request the license to be granted for you. An extra fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

Do I have to be there whenever the skip is delivered?

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

However, for those who can’t be available at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you book your order, and we will arrange everything from there.

What waste can I put in the skip?

Prior to ordering a skip, it is important to check that the sort of rubbish you wish to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Waste types it is possible to put in a skip include household items like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You could also use a skip to dispose of building and construction waste, such as bricks, top soil, stone, metals and concrete.

Examples of forbidden items include electronic items, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be discarded separately from your general waste.

Can I get a skip that has a drop down door?

Virtually all containers can be supplied with a drop door, which makes them easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.

A skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, like soil and concrete, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky objects, like pieces of furniture.

What different sizes do skips come in?

This site offers a whole range of skip sizes to domestic and commercial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different sizes offered, with a rough idea of how much waste each skip is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For more info about our range of skips, including dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How long does it take to get a skip in Edinburgh?

If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we will even provide a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed during the online order process.

Can I fill up my skip higher than the level load mark?

It is very important to not overload a skip, as you risk being required to take off surplus waste prior to it being collected. Regardless of the size you hire, you are only able to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety condition, because moving an overloaded container will be hazardous, as rubbish could fall and result in personal injury or damage to others.

To avoid this issue, please ensure that you hire a skip size suited to your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full but you have some extra rubbish to dispose of, we are happy to provide an exchange.

What size is the mini skip?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to dispose of some household rubbish, the mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to take on many tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be situated on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

Although most commonly hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can even handle smaller commercial jobs.

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

The builders skip is the most popular skip ordered across the country. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builders skip is great for most building and demolition tasks, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip is the largest size that can be used for heavy waste like dirt, concrete, bricks and gravel.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

You can typically keep a skip for as many as 2 weeks from the date of delivery. It is possible to provide a chosen pick up date at the time you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can let us know after you have finished with the skip, and we will plan the collection. In most cases, this will be the following business day, although it can sometimes take a little longer over busy periods.

What will happen to the waste in my skip?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into the various waste materials, including timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Can you deliver to other areas in City of Edinburgh?

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

Will a Edinburgh skip hire company deliver my skip?

To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work together with a variety of local and national companies. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to supply customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off container, often known as a RORO, is a massive skip that can be used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These bins are predominantly for industrial use but can be hired by residential clients as well. Having said that, you will require a lot of space because these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger than the average skip you will see on the side of the road.

As a result of the size, RORO containers can only be provided for light-weight materials such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of soil and rubble.

How much does skip hire in Edinburgh cost?

Our aim is to offer the most affordable skip hire service in Edinburgh. The price you pay will, obviously, be determined by the size of skip that you hire. This varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you wish to have a skip located on the street or other council property, you will also need to factor in the extra price of the skip permit.

Am I able to throw away electrical products in my skip?

No, you can not put old or unwanted electrical waste products in your skip. This includes things like computers, hobs, dishwashers, freezers and computer monitors. Electrical items can’t be thrown in your skip as they can have hazardous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical goods cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled.

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