Skip Hire Irvine

If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Irvine, you are certainly in the best place. We make use of a network of local and national skip hire companies to provide a reliable and efficient service to both household and business clients.

We provide you with an extensive variety of sizes suitable for all waste removal requirements. From the mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, as well as our range of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

We are able to supply skips throughout Irvine as well as the surrounding areas. If you are ordering a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can often arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be dropped on a road take a little bit more time, because we will need to order a permit from your local council.

Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Irvine.

For further information regarding hiring a skip or the service we provide, we have answered several of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.

Irvine Skip Hire FAQs

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ensure your skip will be provided when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.

Although we can’t promise a precise delivery time, we will do our best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will often incur a fee for the wasted journey.

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

Electronic objects including tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are all classed as a hazardous waste and therefore can not be put in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric items must be segregated from other waste. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly manner.

Can I load the skip above level load mark?

You should not fill up your skip past the level load mark. When you load it above the tip of this level, it means that the skip is not secure to move, and you could be asked to take off any extra waste before it can be picked up.

Will you deliver skips across Ayrshire and Arran?

Indeed, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skips to areas across Ayrshire and Arran, including Irvine, Troon, Millport and Saltcoats. So no matter where you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

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

No, you don’t need to be at home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we can access where you want it delivered, we can take care of it all.

In case you will not be in, simply let us know any relevant delivery instructions when placing your order. For instance, you might want the skip to be located on a particular area of the driveway. Or you may want to ensure that the skip does not obstruct entry to your garage.

No matter what the case might be, tell us when you place your order, and we will ensure the directions are passed on to the delivery driver.

What is classed as being a builders skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 yd skip. The label stems from the fact that these are the most common sizes that are hired by builders and tradespeople.

These large skips are fantastic for a multitude of residential and business tasks. These are the biggest size skips which can be used for weighty builders waste like garden soil, rubble and concrete.

What kinds of rubbish can you dispose of in a skip?

Before getting your skip, it is important to check that the type of waste you need to get rid of is allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Waste types you may discard in a skip include home items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use a skip to get rid of building and demolition waste, including wood, dirt, stone, metals and concrete.

Some examples of restricted items include electronic goods, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore have to be discarded separately from your general waste.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

When you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is made for getting rid of heavy building and construction materials, as it can be pushed into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop down door, however they are more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our best to make sure a container that has a drop door is provided.

Will a Irvine skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we provide a national skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified businesses. These include small family-run skip hire businesses to national waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental principles.

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

The price of hiring a skip in Irvine is determined by the size of skip you want. The lowest priced option available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you need a larger skip, like an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also increase if you want to have a skip positioned on the road, because you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

If you have a small amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip may be the perfect choice. What size is described as a mini skip varies from company to company, determined by what sizes they have.

2 cubic yards is probably the most widely used size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to have a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. Price depends on the particular size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for domestic jobs such as small DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a local waste recycling facility. Here the waste will be sorted by machines and by hand into various waste streams, such as soil, plastics, hardcore and wood. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to increase the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are huge industrial size skips that are used predominantly in the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for businesses that produce significant volumes of waste.

How long can I keep the skip for?

Typically, you can keep a skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you do not need to rush through your project. If you have finished your project or the skip is loaded before the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to get it as quickly as possible.

What size skips do you supply?

We provide a complete variety of skip capacities to household and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the different sized skips offered, with a rough idea of the amount of waste each skip 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 range of skips, including measurements and the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

If I require a skip on a road in Irvine, will I need to have a permit?

In most situations, your skip can be delivered on to your driveway, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you want your skip to be situated on land outside of your company or home, you need to get permission from the local council in Irvine, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we would be glad to arrange this on your behalf, so it’s one less point to think about. The council does charge a fee for your skip permit, and you should know before booking that securing the licence can often take up to two working days.

How do I hire a skip in Irvine?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you want to hire. Tell us if the skip shall be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on council property (such as the road). Next, select the date you want your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. That’s it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Irvine on the date you have selected.

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