Hamilton Skip Hire

With skips available in many sizes, ordering skip hire in Hamilton couldn’t be easier. Whether you are looking to clear out the loft, tidy the back garden, redecorate your home or you have a complete house clearance to deal with, we are certain to have the best solution.

Whether you are interested in a small skip right through to a large builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear your waste swiftly, easily and without having to hurt your wallet! All of the rubbish collected is taken to local and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of using a skip?

A skip can be a superb option for all kinds of waste clearance needs. You might be cleaning the shed, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe wishing to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip helps you get rid of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without needing to go through numerous visits to your local recycling centre.

If you are searching for a low-cost and reliable skip hire company in Hamilton, we are here to help you. We can provide skip hire for projects big and small, plus we are experienced in hiring to both residential and trade customers.

We can deliver a skip to your house or business premises in Hamilton, and also the surrounding towns and villages. This means that you can rely on our very competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our aim is to ensure that hiring a skip through us is hassle-free and efficient. We have a very simple online booking system that enables clients to select from a substantial selection of skip sizes, and we can often schedule delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are uncertain where to begin when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it’s understanding which skip matches your needs, how much time you may hire it, or perhaps what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Hamilton Skip Hire FAQs

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Hamilton?

Normally, it will be possible to have a skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But to do this, you have got to have consent from your local council in Hamilton, which is called a skip permit. We are able to arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for your license, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are substantial commercial scale skips used primarily within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them great for organisations that generate significant amounts of waste materials.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Hamilton?

Our goal is to give you the most affordable skip hire service in Hamilton. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you order. This varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you wish to have a skip placed on the highway or other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the additional expense of a skip permit.

Is it okay to load the skip above level load mark?

No, you must only load your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up over this line will make it dangerous to move, and you might be asked to get rid of the surplus waste before the skip can be removed. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.

Will a skip hire company from Hamilton deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Hamilton and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner companies are approved and evaluated to guarantee they satisfy our standards for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

Where will my rubbish be taken to once the skip is picked up?

When you have finished with your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre in or local to Hamilton where we will segregate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, metal, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

What can I put in the skip?

You can use a skip to dispose of a variety of waste types. We are used to collecting and processing a multitude of items produced from building work, garden landscaping and house tidy-ups. Some examples of allowed waste materials include:

  • Home furnishings
  • Tree cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many materials are generally permitted, therefore whether you want to dispose of metals, plastic materials, wood or old toys, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and waste types you throw into your skip will vary based on which size skip you have ordered. All skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you would like get rid of top soil and concrete, as an example, the largest size you would be able to hire would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

What type of materials am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are several waste items that you are not allowed to get rid of in your skip. The main reason for this is that some items include hazardous materials that may be harmful to the environment. They can even be hazardous to human health, and so they have to be disposed of separately within UK legislation.

A few examples of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Can I have a skip with a drop down door?

Having a skip which has a drop down door makes loading waste into it so much easier. This is particularly true with heavy waste materials like soil and hardcore, which can then be walked straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading up large bulky items like furniture easier also.

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

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

When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a day that suits you. We can usually give you a next day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, as to go on public property (such as a highway), you will need to gain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it turning up in a AM or PM slot.

Do I need to be home when the skip is due to be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we can gain access to where you want it delivered, we will manage it all.

In case you are not likely to be at home, just provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you book your order. For instance, you might need the skip to be located on a particular part of the property. Or you may want to ensure that the skip does not block entry to your garage.

Whatever the case might be, let us know when you place your order, and then we will make sure your instructions are passed on to the delivery driver.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are ideal for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from house furnishings and old baby toys to paving blocks and concrete. With a volume of about 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip could save you needing to make numerous trips to your local recycling centre.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The phrase builders skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yd skip. The label stems from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes that are hired by general builders and tradespeople.

These large skips are great for numerous domestic and commercial tasks. They are the largest skip sizes that you can use for heavy builders waste such as soil, rubble and gravel.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can typically keep a skip for up to 2 weeks from your delivery date. It is possible to give a preferred pick up day at the time you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can let us know when you have finished with the skip, and then we will prepare the collection. Usually, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer during hectic times.

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

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods have to be kept separate from general waste to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electric powered items including tumble dryers, TVs, kettles, laptops and even hairdryers.

What sizes do skips come in?

We are able to provide a wide selection of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip perfect for small DIY projects and domestic clearances. A popular choice for larger sized jobs, renovations and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For Hamilton companies with a significant quantity 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 choosing which skip size you require, take a look at our useful skip size comparison.

Will you deliver to other areas in Lanarkshire?

Of course, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide skips to areas throughout Lanarkshire, including Hamilton, Motherwell, East Kilbride and Uddingston. So no matter where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

How do I hire a skip in Hamilton?

This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip will be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or on public property (like the street). Next, pick the day you want your skip to get delivered. Confirm your order and make payment using our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Hamilton on the date you have chosen.

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