Affordable Skip Hire in Kirkwall

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Kirkwall, you are definitely in the best place. We utilise a network of regional and national waste management businesses to give a dependable and efficient service to both household and business clients.

This site offers a thorough range of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste disposal needs. From the small mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, not to mention our range of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.

We will deliver skips across Kirkwall and the nearby areas. If you are having a skip positioned on private property (for example a driveway), we can in most cases organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be located on the highway take a little bit longer, because we will need to get a skip permit from your local authority.

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

For more information about hiring a skip and the service we provide, we have addressed many of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you want? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.

Kirkwall Skip Hire FAQs

How do I order a skip online?

We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your address to view the range of skip sizes we can deliver in Kirkwall. Select the best size to meet your requirements and give us the details of where and when you want the skip delivered. After that you can make payment through the secure payment platform, and we will send you an email to verify the transaction as soon as your order is complete!

Where does the rubbish go once the skip is picked up?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets sorted into a variety of waste types, such as wood, metals and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the waste will be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to environmental protection by sending as little to landfill as possible!

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

The standard hire period is 14 days from the date of delivery. However, when you book the skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if the skip is loaded sooner than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it collected at the earliest opportunity.

We can usually make collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that this is not always the case during busier periods. Once collected, the skip will be taken to your local waste transfer facility, where it will be processed and sorted.

Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

When you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be in at the time the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip will be positioned precisely where you want it. The same is applicable if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially if gates limit access.

However, if that isn’t feasible, you don’t have to worry. Simply tell us when you are making your order, and we will handle everything.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Kirkwall?

This depends upon the size you need and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the lowest priced choice. The most costly and biggest choice is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To receive an immediate quote for skip hire in Kirkwall, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Will you deliver to other areas in Orkney?

We offer a national skip hire service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Kirkwall, Stromness, %OTHER2%, %OTHER3% or any other area in Orkney, we can assist.

What size is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you have a company in Kirkwall and want to get rid of large volumes of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container might be a perfect choice. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the name implies, these type of containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, in contrast to normal skips, that are lifted using chains.

What things can I put in my skip?

Before you hire your skip, it is important to make sure that the kind of rubbish you intend to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials need to be kept separate and can’t be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Waste types it is possible to throw in a skip include household items like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You can also use your skip to dispose of building and construction rubbish, such as timber, top soil, stone, metals and concrete.

Examples of prohibited items include electrical items, car tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore have to be discarded separately from your general rubbish.

Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the road in Kirkwall?

In most situations, your skip can be delivered onto your driveway, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you need your skip to be positioned on land outside of your company or house, you need to get authorisation from the local council in Kirkwall, which is called a skip permit. If necessary, we would gladly arrange this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less thing to worry about. The council will charge a fee for your permit, plus you should be aware before ordering that securing the licence can often take up to 2 working days.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We provide a full-range of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip suitable for small DIY projects and house clearances. A common option for bigger tasks, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Kirkwall businesses which produce a big amount of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you require help deciding on which skip size you require, check out our useful skip size comparison.

Can I load the skip above the top?

It is vital not to overfill your skip. You can not pass the level load mark indicated on the side of the skip. When the skip is overloaded, it is very unsafe to transport. This means that if you overfill the skip, you may be required to take off the surplus waste. No matter how safe you think the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This is dangerous and is not allowed.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are fantastic for small DIY tasks and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them excellent for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and garden soil. Having a volume of about 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip will save you needing to make multiple visits to your local recycling centre.

Will my skip have a drop down door?

The vast majority of skips can be delivered with a drop down door, which makes them easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we can do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the container, especially with weighty materials, like soil and concrete, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in big and bulky objects, like pieces of furniture.

Will a skip hire company from Kirkwall deliver my skip?

Since we provide a UK-wide skip hire service, we utilise an extensive network of verified businesses. These range from small family-run skip hire companies to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to make sure they meet our high customer service and environmental principles.

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

The builders skip is probably the most common skip which is used in the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builder’s skip is ideal for most building and demolition work, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip is the biggest option which you can use for heavy waste matter including garden soil, concrete, bricks and gravel.

How fast can you deliver a skip to Kirkwall?

We can typically supply skips to Kirkwall the next working day when your order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking platform will provide you with a variety of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you would like your skip to arrive ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

Am I able to put electrical products in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods need to be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This includes all electrical items like cookers, monitors, toasters, computers and even hairdryers.

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