Elgin Skip Hire
With skips available in many sizes, ordering a skip in Elgin couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are looking to clean out the garage, neaten up the garden, renovate your home or you have a full house clearance to deal with, we’re sure to have the best solution.
Whether you are interested in a mini skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost choices will ensure that you can clear your rubbish swiftly, easily and without having to break the bank! All of the rubbish collected is taken to nearby and fully licenced waste processing centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.
What are the benefits of getting a skip?
A skip can be a great asset for all kinds of waste disposal requirements. You could be cleaning out your garage, rearranging the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe attempting to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip means that you can remove this junk quickly and conveniently without having to endure numerous trips to the local recycling facility.
If you need a low-cost skip hire solution in Elgin, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for jobs large and small, plus we are experienced with hiring out to both domestic and industrial customers.
We are able to deliver a skip to your house or company premises throughout Elgin, along with the adjoining towns and villages. Which means that you can trust our competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.
Our goal is to make sure that ordering a skip through us is hassle-free and dependable. We have a very simple online booking system that enables customers to select from a substantial choice of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the following working day if required.
If you are unsure where to start when ordering a skip, the information below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it’s knowing which skip best fits your needs, how long you are able to hire it, or what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Elgin Skip Hire FAQs
What is a builders skip?
The builders skip is probably the most popular skip that is hired across the country. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is perfect for most building jobs, which is where the name originates from.
The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the biggest size that you can use for hefty waste including soil, concrete, rock and gravel.
Do all skips have a drop door?
When you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop down door. This is perfect for getting rid of hefty building and demolition rubbish, as it can be pushed in to the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop down door, though these are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are typically low enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you prefer a drop door for your job, tell us when ordering. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip that has a drop door is supplied.
If I need a skip on a road in Elgin, will I need a permit?
In most situations, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you need the skip to be located on land outside of your business or house, you have got to secure authorisation from your local council in Elgin, which is known as a permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less issue to worry about. The council will charge a fee for the road permit, plus you should know before ordering that securing the permit can often take up to two working days.
What will happen to the rubbish?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste gets sorted into various waste streams, such as wood, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Will you deliver skips across Moray?
Yes. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we can offer skips to both domestic and industrial customers throughout Moray and anywhere else in the UK.
How many different skip sizes are available?
Skips come in a variety of different sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is perfect for small residential jobs.
The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yd is an excellent option for loft clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.
Should you have a more substantial waste disposal task to deal with, the builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label suggests, they are the most popular sizes hired by builders for building waste, like clay and hardcore. However they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as old furniture or bathroom suites.
We can also deliver 10-16 cubic yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are huge industrial scale skips used primarily in the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them ideal for organisations that generate large amounts of waste materials.
Am I allowed to throw away electrical items in the skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects must be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electronic goods including washing machines, monitors, kettles, computers and even hair straighteners.
How quickly can you deliver a skip to Elgin?
We will make sure your skip will be delivered when requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the next day.
Although we are not able to guarantee an exact delivery time, we will do our very best to come within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.
You will need to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will normally incur a charge for the wasted journey.
Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?
It is essential to never overload a skip. You must not pass the level load line indicated on the side of the skip. When the skip is overloaded, it is very dangerous to transport. Which means that when you overfill your skip, you might be required to remove the surplus waste. However secure you think the skip is, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. This is dangerous and is therefore prohibited.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
The price of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to 2 weeks. Usually, this will give you sufficient time to fill your skip. However, if you need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Obviously, in the event you finish with your skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange a pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip at the earliest opportunity.
What is the process of ordering a skip in Elgin?
This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you would like to hire. Tell us whether the skip shall be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or public property (like the road). Then, pick the date you want the skip to get delivered. Check your order and make payment with our secure online payment platform. That’s it! We will deliver your skip to Elgin on the date you have chosen.
How big is a mini skip?
For those who have a small amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may be the ideal choice. What size is known as a mini skip is different from business to business, depending on what sizes they provide.
2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. The price depends on the particular size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.
Mini skips are best for household work including small DIY projects and shed tidy ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.
Do I need to be at home when my skip is due to be delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be in when anybody delivers something to your house. That enables you to make sure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be dropped exactly where you want it.
The same thing goes if you have a business. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.
However, when it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.
Am I allowed to dispose of all sorts of rubbish in a skip?
You are able to load the skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly produced from garage clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This can include wood, soil, concrete, garden trimmings, pieces of furniture, toys, cabinets or old bathroom fittings.
What you throw in your skip depends on which size you have hired, because there is a weight restriction. For example, when you are using your skip for heavy construction waste including rubble or garden soil, the maximum size you could get is an 8 cubic yard.
Some materials can not be disposed of in your skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are considered hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately.
Will a skip hire company from Elgin deliver my skip?
As we offer a national waste management service, we use an extensive network of verified companies. These range from small family-run skip hire companies to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.
What is the cost of skip hire in Elgin?
This will depend on the skip size you require and whether you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the cheapest option. The most costly and largest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in business settings. To receive an instant quote for skip hire in Elgin, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.
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