Galashiels Skip Hire

There are lots of reasons why you could find you need to order a skip. Some people need a skip because they want to neaten up an overgrown garden. Other people may be in the middle of building work and need to dispose of the mess and rubble left behind. You might be considering hiring a skip to clear out the junk that has built up in your attic over the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are interested in a cost-effective Galashiels skip hire service, then look no further.

We provide a cost-effective and reputable solution to both household and business customers throughout Galashiels. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to deal with all waste management and recycling requirements. If you don’t require too much space, the mini skip will be the perfect option for you. Equally, if you feel that your project might be on the larger side, you might need to consider our 6 or 8 cubic yard builder’s skips.

Our service is available throughout the Galashiels area, and we work together with both domestic and industrial customers. Using our simple online booking platform, you can have your skip ordered with only a couple of clicks.

To get started, type in your postcode to view the range of sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Galashiels Skip Hire FAQs

How long can I keep the skip for?

You can usually keep your skip for up to two weeks from the delivery date. You may give a preferred pick up date at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us once you have loaded the skip, and we will prepare the collection. Usually, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take a little longer during busy times.

Can you deliver skips across Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale?

Certainly, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skips to locations throughout Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale, including Galashiels, Hawick, Selkirk and Melrose. So regardless of where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The term comes from the fact that they are the most common sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are suitable for a multitude of household and industrial projects. They are the biggest skips that can be used for weighty builders waste such as dirt, rubble and bricks.

What kinds of waste am I able to put in a skip?

You may use your skip to discard lots of different waste materials. We are used to collecting and handling a multitude of materials generated from building work, garden landscaping and property clean-ups. A few examples of allowed waste types can include:

  • Furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

The majority of waste types are usually allowed, so whether you need to discard metals, plastics, wood or textiles, we can normally take your waste away.

The quantity and materials you throw in your skip will vary depending on the size skip you have ordered. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you want to discard top soil and concrete, for example, the biggest size container you would be permitted to use would be the 8 yard skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are some waste items that you will not be permitted to put in your skip. The reason for this is that some goods contain hazardous elements which may be damaging to the environment. They could also be damaging to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately within UK law.

Some examples of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC screens
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What size is the mini skip?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to get rid of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon area), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal choice to tackle numerous jobs.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be placed on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most commonly hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can even be used for small commercial jobs.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Galashiels?

A local skip hire company will likely deliver your skip in Galashiels. We utilize a network of both local and national companies to enable us to offer our service to businesses and households across the whole of the UK. These firms are comprehensively vetted to ensure they match the high expectations we demand regarding customer service, cost and environmental performance.

Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?

Once you have finished with your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre in or local to Galashiels where we segregate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, soil, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?

If you manage a company in Galashiels and wish to get rid of large amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip may be a fantastic choice. Offered in 20 – 40 yards, these are the largest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the label suggests, these type of containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, in contrast to standard skips, which are picked up using chains.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Galashiels?

This is determined by the skip size you need and if you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the least expensive choice. The most costly and biggest choice is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in industrial settings. To get an instant quote for skip hire in Galashiels, enter your postcode into the search box above.

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

You don’t need to be home when the skip is being delivered, however it can help. Being in when the skip is delivered means you can ensure the lorry driver can be given full access and that your skip can be dropped exactly where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to a business premises, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

However, when you can’t be around at the time of delivery, don’t worry. We just ask that you tell us when you place your order, and then we will arrange things from there.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips come in a wide range of sizes to match different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small household projects.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a good choice for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to sort out, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title indicates, these are the most common sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, like clay and rubble. But they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We can also deliver 10-16 yard bins and commercial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further information about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Can I put electronic products in my skip?

No, you can not put old electrical waste items in your skip. This can include things like laptops, hobs, dishwashers, freezers and monitors. Electronic objects can’t be disposed of in the skip as they can include hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and must be recycled.

How do I hire a skip in Galashiels?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, type in your address to look at all the different skips we can deliver to Galashiels. Pick the size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be positioned on your own property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

As soon as your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all of your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Is it ok to pile up the waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You can only fill the skip up to the level load line. Piling rubbish up over this line makes it dangerous to move, and you might be asked to take off the extra waste before the skip can be removed. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Galashiels?

In the vast majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you want the skip to be placed on land outside of your business or house, you need to secure permission from the local authority in Galashiels, which is referred to as a permit. If necessary, we will be happy to arrange this on your behalf, and so it’s one less point to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for the license, plus you should know before ordering that getting the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

How quickly can you deliver a skip in Galashiels?

We will ensure your skip will be delivered on the day required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.

Although we can’t promise an exact delivery time, we will always do our very best to come within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will usually incur a charge for the wasted journey.

Can I get a skip which has a drop door?

If you are choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is great for disposing of heavy building and construction rubbish, as it can be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also come with a drop down door, although these are generally less common. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to ensure a container which has a drop door is provided.

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