Skip Hire in Largs

If you are aiming to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Largs skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.

When you have a modest amount of waste materials to remove, the mini skip may well be a great choice. Looking for something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or perhaps you have got a significant job on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can supply a range of large builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can offer the skip size that is just right for your circumstances.

Be it to your home or even your company, we will provide a skip to wherever you need it in Largs. Projects can take place anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place your order online or speak to a member of our friendly staff to find out more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding our skip hire services.

Largs Skip Hire FAQs

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Electrical items including TVs, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and tumble dryers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore can not be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electronic objects must be separated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly way.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builders skip is the size of skip most commonly supplied for building and construction projects. There are generally two different sizes that may be described as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers that you can use to dispose of significant amounts of building and demolition waste, like earth, rubble and bricks.

Although they are labelled a builders skip, these can be used for multiple other household and industrial waste disposal jobs.

Will a Largs skip hire company deliver my skip?

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

Can you deliver skips across Ayrshire and Arran?

Yes, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver our range of skip sizes to areas throughout Ayrshire and Arran, including Largs, Ardrossan, Stewarton and Maybole. So wherever you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

How large is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered by skip companies and is perfect for smaller DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some firms offer you a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

If I want a skip on the road in Largs, will I need a permit?

Ideally, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. If you are carrying out a residential job, then a drive is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. However, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public land, you will have to have a permit from the local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be positioned on the street, grass verge or other public property in Largs. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be granted for you. An extra fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

Is it okay to load up my skip above the top?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it unsafe to transport, and you may be asked to remove any rubbish higher than the level load mark. This means you are not allowed to make use of sheets of timber, doors or another object, since this will increase the height of the skip. We have a legal obligation to ensure that containers are not overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure that you hire the appropriate sized skip for your needs and get in contact if you are unsure which size you require. We will be glad to help.

How do I order a skip online?

Hiring a skip in Largs with us is very easy. Select the skip size you will need and enter a few details about when and where you would like your skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and schedule to have your skip delivered on the date selected.

How long can I keep the skip for?

You can normally keep your skip for up to two weeks from your delivery date. It is possible to give a preferred pick up day when you confirm your order. Otherwise, you can let us know once you have finished with the skip, and we will organise your collection. Normally, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take a little bit longer during busy periods.

Where will you take the waste from my skip?

When you have finished filling your skip, we will come and get it. It will be taken to a waste recycling station either in or local to Largs where we sort the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to dispose of significant quantities of waste materials. Generally, these type of containers are hired for business purposes. However, domestic customers may also use them. You should consider the area they will occupy, since they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be utilised for lightweight materials including paper, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and concrete.

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

Prior to hiring a skip, it is important to make sure that the kind of waste you want to dispose of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you may throw in a skip include household items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use a skip to throw out building and construction waste, like old bricks, top soil, stone, metals and concrete.

Examples of prohibited items include electrical items, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste and therefore have to be discarded separately from your general rubbish.

How fast can you deliver a skip in Largs?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We can normally give a next day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, because to be on public property (like a road), you must gain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to several factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it turning up in a AM or PM slot.

Am I able to get a skip that has a drop down door?

For anybody who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is ideal for disposing of heavy building and construction waste, as it can be walked in to the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop down door, although these are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are typically 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 ordering. We will do our utmost to ensure a container that has a drop door is delivered.

What is the cost of skip hire in Largs?

The price of hiring a skip in Largs will depend on the size of skip you require. The lowest priced skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you require a bigger skip, like an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also increase if you need to have your skip positioned on the highway, because you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

What size skips do you provide?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Largs, you will have several options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called a mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is excellent for modest domestic clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also makes them perfect for house clearances involving bulky items like household furniture and beds.

We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for anyone with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only suited to light waste materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of garden soil or concrete.

For additional information regarding the different capacities available, such as proportions, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

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

No, you don’t have to be at home when we deliver your skip. Providing we can access where you want it located, we are able to manage everything.

For those who are not likely to be in, just provide us with any relevant delivery directions when placing the order. For instance, you might prefer the skip to be dropped on a particular side of the property. Or you might need to make sure the skip does not prevent use of your garage.

No matter what the case might be, provide the details when ordering, and we will make sure your directions will be passed to the lorry driver.

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