Kinghorn Skip Hire
If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Kinghorn, you are definitely in the best place. We work with a network of regional and nationwide skip hire and recycling businesses to offer a trusted and efficient service to both residential and business clients.
We provide you with a thorough selection of sizes suitable for all waste disposal requirements. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, as well as our collection of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.
We can provide skips across Kinghorn as well as the surrounding areas. If you are getting a skip placed on your private property (like a driveway), we can in most cases arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be on the road require a bit more time, since we have to purchase a permit from your local authority.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Kinghorn.
To get more info about hiring a skip plus the service we offer, we have addressed a number of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you need? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.
Kinghorn Skip Hire FAQs
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Kinghorn?
This will depend on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only require a permit when it is placed on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit if the skip will be on your private property, such as a drive or inside your business premises.
If you do need to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Just tell us while completing the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with your local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can have the skip on private land, you will save some money.
Will you deliver to other areas in Fife?
We offer a nationwide skip hire and recycling service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you want skip hire in Kinghorn, Leslie, Pittenweem, Auchtermuchty or another location in Fife, we are able to help.
What is a builders skip?
A builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These will be the biggest containers that can be used to get rid of heavy building and demolition waste such as rock, concrete, gravel or garden soil.
A builders skip is great for a wide range of projects. If you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or clearing out your attic, these substantial containers are often the most affordable option available.
How long can I keep the skip for?
The regular hire term is 14 days from your date of delivery. However, at the time you order your skip, you can choose a collection date that is best for you. Obviously, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if your skip is full sooner than expected, contact us, and we will get it removed as soon as possible.
We can usually complete collections within 48 hours. But, it is important to bear in mind this is not always the case at busier periods. Once collected, the skip will be taken to your local waste transfer facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
How much waste will a mini skip hold?
The mini skip is the smallest size available and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small bins are great for small DIY work and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are excellent for driveways.
They may be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from household furnishings and broken baby toys to paving blocks and rubble. Having a total capacity of about 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you having to make numerous visits to the local recycling centre.
What sizes do skips come in?
Our company offers a full variety of skip sizes to household and industrial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various sized skips to choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each size can hold:
- 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 further information about our selection of skips, including dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Kinghorn?
Hiring a skip in Kinghorn through us is very straightforward. Decide on the skip size you want and enter a handful of details about when and where you need the skip delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and prepare to get your skip delivered.
Will the skip come with a drop down door?
Using a skip that has a drop down door makes filling waste into the skip a lot easier. This is particularly the case with heavy waste materials such as garden soil and stone, which can then be loaded straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading big bulky items like pieces of furniture easier also.
The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, however this will sometimes depend on your location and availability. Let us know when you place your order if a door is required, and we will do our very best to deliver this.
Am I able to throw all sorts of waste in a skip?
You may use your skip to discard a variety of waste types. We are used to picking up and handling a wide variety of items generated from construction jobs, garden landscaping and property clearances. Some examples of allowed waste products can include:
- Tree cuttings
- Bathroom toilets and sinks
- Kitchen cabinets and units
Many different waste types are allowed, and so whether you would like to get rid of metals, plastic materials, wood or unwanted toys, we can normally take your waste away.
The volume and things you discard in the skip will vary depending on which size skip you hired. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you need to discard soil and rubble, as an example, the largest size container you would be allowed to use is the 8 cubic yard skip.
Are there any items which I can’t discard in the skip?
There are some items you will not be able to dump in the skip. The reason for this is that these goods contain hazardous components which may damage the environment. They could also be hazardous to human health, so they must be discarded separately under UK law.
A few of the items which are restricted include:
- Paint tins
- Solvents Refrigerators
- Gas canisters
- Computer monitors
- Battery packs
What size is a roll-on roll-off container?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial industrial size skips that are used mainly within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them great for businesses that generate significant volumes of waste.
What happens to the rubbish in my skip once I have finished?
The contents of your skip will be taken to the local waste recycling centre. Here the contents will be separated by machines and also by hand into numerous waste streams, such as soil, cardboard, rubble and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.
Will a Kinghorn skip hire company deliver my skip?
As we provide a national skip service, we use an extensive network of approved businesses. These can vary from small local skip hire companies to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.
Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?
Electronic items such as tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous waste and therefore can not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric powered goods have to be segregated from other waste. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.
What is the cost of skip hire in Kinghorn?
The cost of getting a skip in Kinghorn is determined by the size of skip you want. The lowest priced skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you need a bigger skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you need to have a skip placed on the highway, because you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
How long does it take to get a skip in Kinghorn?
Once your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We will normally provide a next day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, since to be on public property (for example a street), you need to get a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.
Due to many factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee 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.
Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?
Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it hazardous to transport, and you will probably have to empty any materials higher than the level load mark. This means that you can not use sheets of wood, doors or any other object, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal duty of care to make sure that bins aren’t overfilled or overweight before transporting them.
Please make sure to choose the correct sized skip for your requirements and get in touch if you are uncertain which size you require. We will be glad to help.
Do I need to be at home when my skip is delivered?
It usually is best if you can be available when anyone delivers something to your home. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, and the skip can be dropped exactly where you want it.
The same goes if you have a company. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
However, when it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.
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