Glasgow Skip Hire

If you are looking to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Glasgow skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we drop your skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.

Should you have a small amount of waste materials to throw away, the mini skip may be a perfect choice. Interested in something a bit larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have got a big job on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we can provide a choice of big builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can deliver the skip size that is just right for the circumstances.

Be it to your house or even your business, our team can provide a skip to wherever you want it in Glasgow. Jobs could happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Order on our website or get in touch with a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.

Below are examples of typical questions we get about our skip hire service.

Glasgow Skip Hire FAQs

How do I hire a skip?

Ordering a skip in Glasgow with us is incredibly straightforward. Pick the skip size you want and then input a handful of details about when and where you would like the skip delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the popular skip which is ordered across the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building and construction jobs, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 yard builders skip will be the largest option which you can use for heavy waste matter like garden soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

Will you deliver to other areas in City of Glasgow?

Yes, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skips to areas across City of Glasgow, such as Glasgow, %OTHER1%, %OTHER2% and %OTHER3%. So wherever you require a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

What can I put in the skip?

Before getting your skip, you must check that the kind of waste materials you wish to get rid of 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 designed to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types it is possible to discard in your skip include household goods like furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You can also use your skip to discard building and demolition waste, such as bricks, soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Some examples of forbidden items include things like electronic products, car tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore must be discarded separately from any general waste.

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

If you manage a business in Glasgow and wish to dispose of substantial amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a great choice. Available in 20 to 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the label suggests, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, in contrast to standard skips, that are lifted using chains.

Is it ok to load up the skip higher than level load mark?

It is important to not overload your skip, as you run the risk of being told to remove excess waste before it can be collected. Irrespective of what size you order, you are only able to load them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, because transporting an overloaded container will be dangerous, as waste could drop and cause injury or damage to others.

To avoid this problem, please be sure to order a size appropriate for your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full and you have further waste to get rid of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Glasgow, you will have various sizes to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is great for modest house clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most popular sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also means they are perfect for household clearances involving large objects like pieces of furniture and beds.

We will provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for those with even larger waste disposal needs. These containers are only suitable for light waste, so they can’t be hired to dispose of soil or rubble.

For further information regarding the different capacities available, such as proportions, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the street in Glasgow?

Ideally, you should have the skip dropped on a hard surface. For anybody who is doing a residential project, then the driveway will be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, when neither is available, the street or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public property, you will need to get a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge as well as other public property in Glasgow. If this is required, we will arrange for the license to be issued on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

Am I able to throw away electronic products in the skip?

Electric powered items like television sets, freezers, fridges, laptops or computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are all classed as a hazardous waste type and so should not be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered products should be separated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip hire firm will most likely deliver your skip in Glasgow. We utilize a network of both regional and national businesses to enable us to offer our service to businesses and households across the whole of the UK. These companies are assessed to make sure they match the high expectations we require regarding service, cost and environmental performance.

What happens to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

After you have finished with your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste recycling centre in or local to Glasgow where we will separate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

What is the cost of skip hire in Glasgow?

The price of getting a skip in Glasgow depends on the size of skip you require. The cheapest option available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you need a larger sized skip, such as an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also be more if you want to have a skip on the road, because you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How quick can you deliver a skip to Glasgow?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We will typically offer a next day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (like a highway), you need to gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of many factors that can impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it turning up within a morning or afternoon slot.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

You can typically keep the skip for as many as 14 days from your date of delivery. It is possible to provide a preferred pick up day at the time you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can let us know after you have finished with the skip, and we will organise your collection. Generally, this will be the following business day, although it can occasionally take a little longer during hectic times.

How large is a mini skip?

If you are looking for a low-cost skip to dispose of some household waste, a mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to handle numerous tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be located on the side of the road, subject to receiving a skip permit.

Although most often chosen by household customers, the mini skip can even tackle small commercial jobs.

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

No, you do not have to be home when we deliver your skip. As long as we are able to access the place you want it located, we will manage everything.

For those who are not going to be in, simply let us have any relevant delivery directions when booking the order. For example, you may need the skip to be dropped on a particular side of the driveway. Alternatively, you might need to ensure that the skip does not prevent use of your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, simply let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure the directions will be passed to the delivery driver.

Will my skip come with a drop down door?

Generally, almost all skips can be provided with a drop down door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you require a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip that has a drop door is primarily beneficial if you are choosing a big builder’s skip, as it allows you to wheelbarrow your waste into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, because they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

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