Skip Hire Kirkcudbright

If you are looking to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Kirkcudbright skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

For those who have a small amount of waste materials to get rid of, the mini skip might be a great option. Interested in something slightly bigger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have a significant project on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can offer a choice of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can provide the skip that is perfect for the job.

Be it to your home or your business, our team can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Kirkcudbright. Projects can happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order on our website or get in touch with a member of our helpful staff to learn more today.

Below are some of the common questions we have received relating to our skip hire and recycling service.

Kirkcudbright Skip Hire FAQs

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

Normally, you can have the skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t have to rush through your project. When you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

Should I stay in when the skip will be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be in at the time it is delivered. Then you can be sure the lorry has total access and that the skip is positioned precisely where you want it. The same applies when you have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly if gates limit access.

On the other hand, when this isn’t possible, you don’t need to be concerned. Just tell us when you are placing your booking, and we will handle everything.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a wide range of different sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is good for small domestic jobs.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great option for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant rubbish disposal job to take on, the builder’s skip may be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label indicates, they are the most popular sizes used by builders for construction waste, such as clay and rubble. However they can just as well be used for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We also supply 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For additional details about all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What happens to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be separated into various waste streams, including timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This means that the maximum amount of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Is it ok to fill my skip above the level load mark?

It is important not to overfill a skip, as you risk being required to take off excessive waste prior to it being picked up. Whatever size you order, you are only able to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, because moving an overloaded skip is unsafe, as waste could drop and result in injury or damage to other people.

To avoid this problem, please ensure that you hire a skip size appropriate for your waste removal needs. If your skip is full and you have additional waste to get rid of, we are happy to arrange an exchange.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop down door?

If you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is made for disposing of hefty building and construction rubbish, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop door, though these are less common. This is because these sizes are generally low enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a skip which has a drop door is provided.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?

If you run a company in Kirkcudbright and wish to dispose of substantial amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container may be a great choice. Offered in 20 to 40 cubic yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers that you can hire.

As the name suggests, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, as opposed to regular skips, which are picked up using chains.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Kirkcudbright?

In most situations, your skip can be delivered on to your driveway, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you want the skip to be located on land outside of your company or residence, you will need to receive permission from the local authority in Kirkcudbright, which is known as a skip permit. If necessary, we would be happy to organise this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for the permit, and you should know before booking that securing the licence can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

Who will deliver my skip?

Since we provide a national skip service, we use a comprehensive network of approved companies. These can include small family-run skip hire firms to nationwide waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to make sure they meet our high customer service and environmental standards.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered during the order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you have requested. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you complete your booking prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will typically have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we try to provide a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery position, as unsuccessful deliveries will lead to a charge for a wasted journey.

How can I hire a skip?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or local authority property (such as the street). Next, pick the date you need the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment system. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Kirkcudbright on the date you have chosen.

What types of rubbish can I dispose of in a skip?

Before getting a skip, you must check that the type of waste you need to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials have to be kept separate and can’t be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you may put in your skip include household goods like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use a skip to throw out building and demolition rubbish, including bricks, top soil, stone, metals and concrete.

Some examples of prohibited items include things like electronic items, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently must be disposed of separately from your general waste.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

If you are looking for a low-cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, a mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to tackle many jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be placed on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit from the council.

Although most often hired by residential customers, the mini skip can even tackle small commercial jobs.

Will you deliver skips across The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright?

We offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, New Galloway or another site in The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, we can assist.

Can I dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Electronic products like TVs, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and hoovers are classed as a hazardous waste and so can not be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical products have to be separated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is the most frequent skip that is ordered in the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builders skip is fantastic for most building and demolition projects, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 cubic yard builders skip is the biggest size which can be used for heavy waste such as dirt, concrete, stone and gravel.

How much does skip hire in Kirkcudbright cost?

This is determined by the skip size you want and whether you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the least expensive choice. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To get an immediate quotation for skip hire in Kirkcudbright, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

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