Affordable Skip Hire in Inverness
If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Inverness, you are definitely in the right place. We employ a network of local and countrywide waste management companies to offer a reliable and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.
We provide you with a thorough selection of skip sizes perfect for any waste removal needs. From the small mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, as well as our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We will deliver skips across Inverness and the nearby towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can in most circumstances organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be located on the highway take a little longer, since we must obtain a skip permit from the local authority.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Inverness.
For additional info about hiring a skip or the services we provide, 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.
Inverness Skip Hire FAQs
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Inverness?
This depends upon where the skip will be located. You will only need a skip permit when it is positioned on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not need a permit if your skip is on private property, like a driveway or within your business premises.
If you do need to get a permit, we can organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with the local authority. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can position your skip on private property, you will save some money.
What kinds of rubbish am I able to throw in a skip?
A skip may be used to get rid of lots of different types of waste. We are used to picking up and processing a multitude of items from building work, garden landscaping and household clearances. A few examples of permitted waste products can include:
- Home furniture
- Tree trimmings
- Bathroom suites
- Cabinets and units
The majority of materials are generally allowed, and so whether you wish to get rid of metals, plastic materials, timber or clothing, we can usually take your rubbish away.
The quantity and items you throw into the skip may vary depending on which size skip you have hired. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you would like discard soil and gravel, as an example, the biggest size you would be permitted to use is the 8 cubic yard skip.
Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?
There are a few waste materials that you are not able to dump in your skip. The main reason for this is that these items incorporate hazardous components which could harm the environment. They can also be dangerous to human health, so they have to be discarded separately under UK regulations.
Some examples of the goods that are restricted include:
- Solvents Fridges
- Gas cylinders
- Computer screens
- Chemical substances
How can I hire a skip?
Ordering a skip in Inverness through us is very straightforward. Select the skip size you want and then input a few details about when and where you want the skip delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered on the date selected.
Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?
It is important to not overfill a skip, as you run the risk of being told to remove surplus waste before it can be collected. Regardless of the size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a safety condition, since moving an overloaded skip will be hazardous, as waste could fall and lead to injuries or damage to other people.
To avoid this issue, please ensure you order a size appropriate for your waste removal needs. If the skip is full but you have some extra rubbish to get rid of, we are pleased to provide an exchange.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip is probably the most common skip ordered throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is ideal for most building and construction work, which is where the name comes from.
The 8 cubic yard builders skip will be the largest size which can be used for heavy waste matter like garden soil, concrete, rock and rubble.
Where will the waste be taken to when the skip is picked up?
Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get sorted into several different waste streams, including timber, soil and plastic materials. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?
If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is always best to be at home at the time it is delivered. You can then make sure the lorry has total access and that the skip is placed precisely where you need it. This also is applicable if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially when gates limit access.
On the other hand, if this isn’t achievable, you don’t need to be concerned. Just let us know when making your order, and we will handle everything.
Am I allowed to throw electronic products in my skip?
No, you can not throw old electrical waste items in your skip. This includes such things as printers, hobs, washing machines, refrigerators and computer monitors. Electric items can’t be discarded in the skip because they can include dangerous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.
How long can I keep a skip for?
The regular hire time frame is a fortnight from your date of delivery. Having said that, when you order the skip, you can choose a collection date that will work for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is finished with sooner than expected, let us know, and we will pick it up at the earliest opportunity.
We will usually complete collections within 48 hours. But, it is important to keep in mind that this may not always be possible at busy times. Once collected, your skip will be taken to your local waste transfer facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
What size roll-on roll-off containers are available?
A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container that can be used to get rid of large volumes of waste. Generally, these containers are hired for commercial uses. However, residential customers can also order them. You should take into account the area they will take up, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be used for light waste including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and stone.
When will my skip be delivered?
We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you confirm your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have the skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we cannot promise what time we will arrive, we strive to provide you with a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we ask is that you ensure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery position, as unsuccessful delivery attempts will lead to a charge for the wasted journey.
Who will deliver my skip?
A local skip hire company will most likely deliver your skip in Inverness. We utilize a network of both local and nationwide businesses to enable us to offer our service to domestic and business customers throughout the whole of the UK. These firms are fully vetted to be sure they satisfy the high expectations we require when it comes to customer service, cost and environmental performance.
What are the different skip sizes to pick from?
This site offers a whole selection of skip capacities to domestic and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the different skip sizes available, with a rough idea of how much waste each size is capable of holding:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For additional information about our selection of skips, like dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Which size skips have got a drop down door?
Generally speaking, most skips can be provided with a drop door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.
Getting a skip which has a drop door is primarily helpful when hiring a big builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow your waste directly into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, since they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
What size is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip companies and is designed for smaller DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms will offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
What is the cost of skip hire in Inverness?
Our aim is to offer the cheapest skip hire service in Inverness. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have a skip positioned on the road or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the additional cost of the skip permit.
Do you deliver skips across Inverness?
We provide a UK wide skip hire service using a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Inverness, Grantown-on-Spey, Aviemore, Fort William or any other site in Inverness, we are able to assist.
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