Kilmarnock Skip Hire

If you are looking for reasonably priced skip hire in Kilmarnock, you are certainly in the right place. We work with a network of regional and national skip hire and recycling firms to offer a trusted and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.

Our company offers an extensive selection of sizes perfect for any waste disposal requirements. From the mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard container, as well as our range of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We can supply skips throughout Kilmarnock and the nearby towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip positioned on your private property (like a driveway), we can usually arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on a street require a little bit more time, because we will have to purchase a skip permit from the local council.

With a simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Kilmarnock.

For more information about hiring a skip and the services we provide, we have answered a number of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you want? Get in touch with a member of our team who will gladly help.

Kilmarnock Skip Hire FAQs

Can you deliver skips across Ayrshire and Arran?

Along with delivering skips to Kilmarnock, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Ayrshire and Arran. Through a network of regional and national skip hire businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering in Kilmarnock, Saltcoats or Newmilns, we have got you covered.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

Generally, you can keep your skip for a maximum of 2 weeks. This means you don’t have to hurry through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is loaded prior to the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.

What will happen to the waste?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into a number of waste types, such as timber, metals and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Do I have to be there when the skip is delivered?

You don’t really need to be home when your skip is delivered, but it will help. Being there when the skip is delivered means that you can make sure the delivery driver can be given full access and that your skip can be placed exactly where you want it. Likewise, if the skip is being delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

However, in the event you can’t be around at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you book your order, and we will arrange things from there.

How much does skip hire in Kilmarnock cost?

Our goal is to provide the most affordable skip hire service in Kilmarnock. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip that you hire. It varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you need to have the skip located on the highway or any other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the added price of the skip permit.

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips come in a wide range of sizes to match different waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic jobs.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a fantastic choice for garden clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to deal with, a builder’s skip could be the best choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title indicates, these are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, including clay and stone. However they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as old furniture or bathroom suites.

We also provide 10-16 yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. To get more info on the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

For those who have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, a mini skip could be the ideal solution. What size is called a mini skip is different from business to business, determined by what sizes they offer.

2 cubic yards is the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to have a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. Price is based on the actual size you order, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for domestic tasks such as modest DIY projects and shed clean ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

What is a builder’s skip?

The name builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These will be the largest containers that can be hired to dispose of weighty building and construction waste such as rock, concrete, gravel or clay.

A builder’s skip is great for a number of jobs. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out the shed, these substantial skips will often be the most cost-effective choice available.

What types of waste am I allowed to get rid of in a skip?

Your skip can be used to discard lots of different types of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and handling a wide variety of materials generated from construction jobs, garden projects and home clean-ups. Examples of allowed waste types include:

  • Household furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many materials will be permitted, so whether you need to discard furniture, plastic materials, wood or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.

The volume and items you discard in the skip will vary based on the size skip you have ordered. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you would like discard garden soil and hardcore, as an example, the largest size container you will be able to use would be the 8 yard builders skip.

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

There are a few items which you are not permitted to dispose of in your skip. The reason for this is that these items include hazardous elements that may cause damage to the environment. They can even be damaging to human health, so they have to be discarded separately within UK law.

Some examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Do you use local skip hire companies in Kilmarnock?

Since we offer a national waste management service, we use an extensive network of approved businesses. These range from small local skip hire companies to nationwide waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you offer?

The roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a massive container that is used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These containers are primarily for business use but can be hired by domestic customers also. Having said that, you should have plenty of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, these containers should only be hired for lightweight materials such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not appropriate for getting rid of concrete and rubble.

Am I allowed to load up the skip above level load line?

Unfortunately not. You are only allowed to fill up your skip up to the level load line. Loading rubbish up above this line makes it unsafe to transport, and you could be asked to take off the excess waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and could also make it overweight.

When will my skip be delivered?

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

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You should make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a failed delivery attempt will in most cases incur a fee for the wasted journey.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Kilmarnock?

This depends upon where the skip will be positioned. You will only require a skip permit if it is put on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit when your skip will be on your private property, such as a drive or inside your business premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we can organise this for you as part of the service. Just tell us during the order process, so we can make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can position your skip on private property, you will save a few pounds.

Will the skip be supplied with a drop door?

Nearly all skip sizes can be provided with a drop down door, making them much easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and then we can do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the bin, especially with heavy materials, such as soil and rubble, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky objects, such as household furniture.

Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects must be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electrical goods such as cookers, televisions, kettles, computers and even hair straighteners.

What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Kilmarnock?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter in your delivery postcode to view all the different skips we are able to deliver to Kilmarnock. Pick the size you would like to order, and confirm if it will be delivered on your own property. Enter in your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

When your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all of your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

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