Ellon Skip Hire

If you’re wanting to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Ellon skip hire service offers a simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.

Should you have a modest amount of waste to remove, the mini skip could be a perfect choice. In search of something a little larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have a major task on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we have a choice of large builders skips. However big or small your waste needs may be, we will have the skip which is perfect for your circumstances.

Whether it is to your home or even your company, our team will deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Ellon. Jobs can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place an order on our website or contact a member of our helpful staff to find out more today.

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

Ellon Skip Hire FAQs

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip will be delivered?

If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be at home on the day it is delivered. Then you can make sure the lorry has full access and that the skip is placed precisely where you need it. The same is applicable when you have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly when gates restrict access.

Having said that, when this is not possible, you do not have to be concerned. Just let us know when making your order, and we will take care of the rest.

How long will it take to get a skip in Ellon?

We will make sure your skip is provided on the day requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the next day.

Although we cannot promise a precise delivery time, we will always do our very best to arrive within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

It is important to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will often incur a fee for the wasted journey.

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

A roll-on roll-off container, often referred to as a RORO, is a substantial skip that is used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These containers are mainly for business use but can be used by household clients too. Having said that, you will need a lot of room since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger when compared to the average skip you will see on the roadside.

As a result of the size, these skips should only be used for light-weight materials such as plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and bricks.

What waste can I put in my skip?

This is amongst the most popular questions people have about skip hire. What is important to consider is that you may fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are so many kinds of rubbish which will come from garden projects, building work and house clearances.

Among the most typical things that we see in skips include dirt, timber, bush cuttings, kitchen cabinets, bathroom suites, and other household items.

There are some items that you are not allowed to put in your skip. This consists of any electronic products (fridges and freezers, TVs or computers for example), car tyres, sheets of asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all deemed hazardous waste materials, and therefore getting rid of them must abide by a completely different procedure to ensure they don’t cause harm to the environment.

Can I load the skip above level load mark?

It is vital to never overfill your skip. You should not pass the level load line indicated on the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it can be very hazardous to transport. Which means that when you overload the skip, you might be asked to remove the excess rubbish. No matter how safe you believe the skip to be, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. This can be unsafe and is therefore prohibited.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Ellon?

Our goal is to give you the lowest priced skip hire service in Ellon. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have a skip situated on the road or any other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the extra expense of the skip permit.

How do you order a skip?

We have developed our booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to type in your delivery postcode to see all the different skip sizes we are able to supply in Ellon. Select the best size to meet your requirements and give us the details of when and where you need your skip to be delivered. You can then make payment through the secure payment platform, and we’ll send you an email to confirm the transaction once your order is complete!

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip firm will likely deliver your skip in Ellon. We work with a network of both local and nationwide businesses to allow us to provide our service to domestic and business customers throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are thoroughly vetted to make certain they satisfy the high standards we require with regards to service, cost and environmental performance.

How long can I keep the skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases include a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, this provides you with plenty of time to fill your skip. However, if you do need some more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, should you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange a pick up. Just let us know when you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as quickly as possible.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small containers are ideal for small DIY tasks and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furnishings and old baby toys to paving blocks and soil. Having a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip can save you needing to make multiple visits to your local recycling centre.

Can you deliver skips across Aberdeenshire?

Along with delivering skips and containers to Ellon, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Aberdeenshire. With the help of our network of local and national waste management businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Ellon, Huntly or Rosehearty, we have got it covered.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We are able to offer a wide selection of skip sizes to match your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip suitable for modest DIY projects and household clearances. A common option for bigger jobs, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Ellon businesses which have a significant amount of bulky waste materials, we can offer RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you require some help deciding on which skip size you need, take a look at our useful skip size comparison.

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

The materials in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling centre. Here the waste will be sorted by machines and also by hand into numerous waste materials, like soil, cardboard, hardcore and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the quantity of waste that has to go in landfill.

If I would like a skip on the road in Ellon, will I need to get a permit?

Ideally, you should have the skip left on a hard surface area. For anyone who is carrying out a residential project, 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. However, if neither is available, the street or grass verge might be your only option. As this is public land, you need to obtain a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge as well as other public property in Ellon. If this is required, we will request the permit to be granted for you. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

What is classed as a builders skip?

As the name suggests, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most commonly hired for building and demolition jobs. There are usually two sizes that may be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins which you can use to dispose of large amounts of building and demolition materials, like dirt, rubble and stone.

Although branded a builders skip, these can of course be used for multiple other household and industrial waste disposal tasks.

Am I allowed to dispose of electronic products in my skip?

Unfortunately not, because electrical items such as old televisions, refrigerators, laptops and monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco friendly manner.

Is it possible to have a skip which has a drop door?

Getting a skip with a drop door makes loading rubbish into it so much easier. This is particularly true with hefty waste such as soil or hardcore, which can then be walked directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading up big bulky objects such as pieces of furniture a lot easier also.

Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, but this can sometimes depend upon your location and availability. Let us know when you make your online order if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to provide this.

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