Best Skip Hire in Gatehouse of Fleet

With skips available in various sizes, hiring a skip in Gatehouse of Fleet couldn’t be easier. Whether you are aiming to clean out the garage, tidy the garden, renovate your property or you have a whole house clearance to deal with, we are confident to have the best solution.

Whether you want a mini skip through to a large builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure that you can clear out your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without having to hurt your wallet! All the rubbish collected will be sent to local and fully licenced waste processing centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.

What are the benefits of using a skip?

A skip can be a superb asset for all kinds of waste disposal needs. You might be cleaning your shed, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps planning to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip lets you get rid of this waste quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer multiple visits to the local recycling facility.

If you want a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in Gatehouse of Fleet, we are here to help you. We offer skip hire for tasks large and small, plus we are experienced with hiring to both residential and business customers.

We are able to deliver a skip to your home or business premises throughout Gatehouse of Fleet, as well as the adjoining towns and villages. Which means that you can rely on our very competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our goal is to make sure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We have a straightforward online booking process that enables customers to select from an extensive choice of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re unsure where to begin when hiring a skip, the information below aims to answer the questions you might have. Whether it’s understanding which skip best fits your requirements, how long you are able to hire it for, as well as what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Gatehouse of Fleet Skip Hire FAQs

What will happen to the waste when the skip is collected?

Once 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 separated into the different waste materials, such as timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Will my skip come with a drop door?

Nearly all containers can be provided with a drop down door, which makes them much easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip with 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 waste materials into the bin, particularly with heavy materials, like soil and gravel, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky objects, such as household furniture.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a variety of sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bags of waste, which is perfect for small household jobs.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a fantastic choice for attic clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name suggests, these represent the most common sizes ordered by builders for building waste, such as clay and stone. However they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We can also deliver 10-16 yard bins and commercial 20-40 yard RORO containers. To get more details about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most commonly hired for building projects. There are usually two different skip sizes which can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers which you can use to get rid of large volumes of building and demolition materials, like soil, rubble and bricks.

Even though they are branded a builder’s skip, these can of course be used for a number of other residential and business waste disposal jobs.

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are huge commercial scale skips used predominantly within the business sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them excellent for businesses that generate significant quantities of waste materials.

Can I fill the skip above the top?

Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this will make it dangerous to move, and you may have to empty any rubbish above the level load mark. This means you are unable to make use of sheets of timber, doors or any other object, as this will increase the size of the skip. We have a legal responsibility to make sure that containers are not overfilled or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure to order the correct sized skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you are uncertain which size is best. We will be glad to help.

Can you deliver to other areas in The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright?

We provide a national skip hire and waste management service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright or any other site in The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, we can assist.

Do I need to be at home when my skip will be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be at home when we are delivering your skip. So long as we can gain access to where you want it positioned, we are able to manage everything.

When you are not going to be at home, simply let us know any relevant delivery instructions when placing the order. For example, you may need the skip to be dropped at a particular side of your drive. Alternatively, you may want to ensure the skip doesn’t block use of your garage.

No matter what the case might be, tell us when ordering, and then we will make sure your directions will be passed to the delivery driver.

If I need a skip on the road in Gatehouse of Fleet, will I need to have a permit?

If at all possible, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. When you are carrying out a residential task, then your drive will be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. Having said that, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public property, you will have to obtain a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be placed on a road, grass verge as well as other public property in Gatehouse of Fleet. If this is needed, we will request the license to be granted on your behalf. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

Can I dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Electric powered objects like tv sets, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and vacuum cleaners are all classed as a hazardous waste and therefore cannot be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric goods need to be separated from other rubbish. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.

Am I allowed to throw all types of rubbish in the skip?

Prior to hiring a skip, you must make sure that the kind of rubbish you intend to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you may throw in your skip include home items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use a skip to dispose of building and demolition waste, like bricks, soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Some examples of restricted items include electronic products, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. These are all considered hazardous waste and therefore need to be discarded separately from your general waste.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

The standard hire term is a fortnight from the date of delivery. However, at the time you order the skip, you can provide a collection date that is ideal for you. Of course, there is a possibility that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is finished with earlier than expected, let us know, and we will collect it as quickly as possible.

We can usually make collections within 48 hours. But, it is important to keep in mind that this may not be possible during busy periods. Once collected, the skip will be transported to your local waste recycling station, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip available from skip companies and is good for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip companies provide a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

Will a Gatehouse of Fleet skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we offer a UK-wide skip service, we use an extensive network of verified companies. These vary from small family-run skip hire firms to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they satisfy our high customer service and environmental standards.

How long will it take to get a skip in Gatehouse of Fleet?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have asked for. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you confirm your booking prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we will typically have your skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we can’t promise what time we will arrive, we try to provide an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery site, as failed delivery attempts can lead to a fee for the wasted journey.

What is the cost of skip hire in Gatehouse of Fleet?

The cost of hiring a skip in Gatehouse of Fleet will depend on the size of skip you want. The least expensive skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you need a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also be more if you need to have a skip positioned on the highway, as you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

How do I hire a skip in Gatehouse of Fleet?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, enter your address to see the range of skips we are able to deliver to Gatehouse of Fleet. Choose which size you wish to order, and confirm if it will be dropped on your own property. Enter in your information and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

Once your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

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