Skip Hire Falkirk
If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Falkirk, you are in the right place. We make use of a network of local and national waste management businesses to offer a reliable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.
Our company offers a thorough choice of sizes suitable for all waste disposal requirements. From the mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, not forgetting our collection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We are able to provide skips in Falkirk as well as the nearby towns and villages. If you are having a skip placed on private property (such as a driveway), we can normally schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be located on a street require a little bit longer, as we have to get a skip permit from your local council.
With a simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Falkirk.
For additional info about hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have answered many of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you want? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Falkirk Skip Hire FAQs
What size is the mini skip?
If you are looking for a low-cost skip to dispose of some domestic waste, the mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to deal with many tasks.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be positioned on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit.
Although most often chosen by domestic customers, the mini skip can even handle smaller commercial jobs.
Will the skip have a drop down door?
When you are hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is ideal for getting rid of heavy building and construction waste materials, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also feature a drop down door, although these are generally less common. The reason being these sizes are typically low enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.
If you want a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a container which has a drop door is supplied.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We can normally supply skips to Falkirk the next working day when an order is placed before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.
Our simple online booking program gives you various delivery dates to select from. So whether you want your skip delivered ASAP or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.
What size roll-on roll-off skips do you provide?
The roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a massive container used to get rid of large amounts of rubbish. These skips are mainly for industrial use but can be hired by household clients as well. However, you will require a good amount of room because these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger when compared to the typical skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.
Due to the size, roro skips can only be provided for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suited to getting rid of soil and bricks.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Falkirk?
Generally, it will be possible to have the skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to do this, you need to get consent from the local authority in Falkirk, which is known as a skip permit. We can arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council do impose a fee for your license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.
How long can I keep a skip for?
You can typically hire a skip for up to 2 weeks from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, you will have the option of providing a preferred collection time when placing your order.
Otherwise, just tell us when you’ve finished with the skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the vast majority of circumstances, it will be the following working day.
It might take a bit longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, however we will always endeavour to be there as swiftly as possible.
What are the different skip sizes to choose from?
We are able to offer a full-range of skip sizes to meet your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip perfect for modest DIY projects and household clearances. A common option for larger jobs, renovations and building work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.
For Falkirk businesses with a significant volume of bulky waste materials, we can provide RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you require some help deciding on which skip size you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.
Am I allowed to stack up the waste in my skip?
You should not fill your skip beyond the level load line. When you fill it over the tip of this level, it means that your skip is not secure to transport, and you might be asked to take off the extra rubbish before it can be picked up.
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip is probably the most common skip that is hired throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, the builder’s skip is great for most building projects, which is where the name comes from.
The 8 yd builders skip will be the biggest option that you can use for hefty materials such as garden soil, concrete, rock and rubble.
What waste materials am I allowed to put in a skip?
You are able to load your skip with a wide array of different waste types which are commonly produced from home clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This could include timber, top soil, bricks, garden trimmings, furniture, toys, cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.
What you throw in your skip would depend on which size you have ordered, as there is a weight restriction. For example, if you are using your skip for heavy building waste like bricks or top soil, the largest size you would be able to use is an 8 yard skip.
Some materials cannot be discarded in your skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, car tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of separately.
How can I order a skip online?
Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. That is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter in your address to look at all the different skips we can deliver to Falkirk. Select the size you wish to order, and confirm if it will be positioned on your own property. Enter in your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.
When your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
Will a Falkirk skip hire company deliver my skip?
Since we offer a nationwide waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These can include small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.
Do I need to be there whenever the skip will be delivered?
No, you do not have to be home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we are able to access where you want it delivered, we can manage it all.
When you are not likely to be at home, simply let us have any relevant delivery instructions when booking your order. For instance, you might want the skip to be located on a particular area of the property. Or you might need to ensure the skip does not obstruct access to your garage.
Whatever the case may be, let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure your directions will be passed to the lorry driver.
What will happen to the waste in my skip?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into different waste streams, such as wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods need to be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electric items such as tumble dryers, televisions, kettles, computers and even hairdryers.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Falkirk?
This will depend on the size you will need and if you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the least expensive option. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To obtain an instant quote for skip hire in Falkirk, enter your postcode into the search box above.
Do you deliver to other areas in Stirling and Falkirk?
Certainly, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver our range of skip sizes to locations across Stirling and Falkirk, including Falkirk, Grangemouth, Stirling and Callander. So regardless of where you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
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