Larkhall Skip Hire

If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Larkhall, you are certainly in the best place. We utilise a network of local and countrywide skip hire and recycling businesses to offer a dependable and efficient service to both domestic and business customers.

We offer a whole variety of skip sizes suitable for any waste removal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, not forgetting our range of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We are able to deliver skips throughout Larkhall and the surrounding areas. If you are ordering a skip placed on private property (such as a driveway), we can often schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be positioned on the highway require a little bit more time, since we have to obtain a skip permit from the local council.

Using our simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Larkhall.

For additional info about hiring a skip or the services we offer, we have answered several of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Contact a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Larkhall Skip Hire FAQs

What is a mini skip?

When you have a small amount of waste to throw out, a mini skip could be the ideal solution. What size is called a mini skip differs from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies choose to have a 3 yard container for their smallest option. The price is based on the actual size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for domestic work including modest DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Can you deliver skips across Lanarkshire?

Along with delivering skips to Larkhall, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Lanarkshire. Through a network of regional and national waste management businesses, we provide a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to Larkhall, Uddingston or Motherwell, we have got it covered.

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

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to transport large volumes of waste materials. Mostly, these skips are hired for commercial uses. Having said that, domestic customers may also use them. You will need to think about the space they occupy, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be hired for light-weight waste such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of garden soil and concrete.

What sizes do skips come in?

We offer a complete selection of skip sizes to household and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the different sized skips offered, with a rough guide to how much rubbish 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 more information about our selection of skips, including dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Larkhall?

Generally, it will be possible to get your skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to get this done, you have got to get approval from the local authority in Larkhall, which is known as a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council will impose a fee for this license, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

It is important to never overfill your skip. You must not pass the level load mark indicated along the side of the skip. If your skip is overfilled, it will become very unsafe to transport. This means that when you overfill the skip, you might be required to remove the excess waste. No matter how safe you believe the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This can be hazardous and is prohibited.

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

You don’t really need to be at home when the skip will be delivered, however it can help. Being there when the skip arrives means you can ensure the lorry driver is given full access and that the skip can be placed precisely where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is delivered to a business premises, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, if you can’t be around during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you tell us when you book your order, and then we will arrange everything from there.

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

A skip can be hired to get rid of many different types of waste. We are used to collecting and handling a multitude of materials generated from building jobs, garden landscaping and household clearances. Some examples of allowed waste types can include:

  • Furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Bricks
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many materials are usually allowed, so whether you wish to throw out furniture, plastic materials, timber or fabric, we can normally take your waste away.

The quantity and items you throw into your skip can vary according to the size skip you ordered. All skips have a weight limit for safety. So if you need to discard top soil and rubble, as an example, the largest size container you will be able to use is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Are there any items which I can’t put in the skip?

There are several waste items which you will not be allowed to throw out in your skip. The reason for this is that these products contain hazardous components which could harm the environment. They can also be hazardous to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately within UK regulations.

Examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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

Unfortunately it is not permitted, since electrical items like old televisions, fridge freezers, pcs and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items must be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly manner.

Will a Larkhall skip hire company deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in Larkhall and the rest of the country. Each of our partner firms are approved and evaluated to make certain they match our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can usually have the skip for as many as two weeks from the date of delivery. You may give a preferred pick up date at the time you make your order. Otherwise, you can tell us after you have loaded the skip, and we will prepare the collection. In most cases, this will be the following working day, although it can sometimes take a little longer during hectic periods.

How quickly can you deliver a skip in Larkhall?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We will usually offer you a following day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, as to be on public property (such as a street), you will have to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it turning up within a AM or PM slot.

Am I able to have a skip with a drop door?

When you are choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is perfect for getting rid of heavy building and construction waste materials, as it can be pushed into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop down door, though they are less common. This is because these sizes are typically small enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to ensure a skip with a drop door is supplied.

What is the process of hiring a skip in Larkhall?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter in your postcode to view the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Larkhall. Choose the size you want to order, and confirm if it will be positioned on your own property. Enter in your details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

After your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

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

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets segregated into a range of waste streams, which includes stone, soil and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

The term builders skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The label comes from the fact that these are the most common sizes that are used by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial skips are perfect for an array of domestic and commercial tasks. They are the largest skip sizes which can be used for weighty builders waste like dirt, rubble and concrete.

How much does skip hire in Larkhall cost?

This depends upon the skip size you will need and if you require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the least expensive option. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in industrial settings. To get an instant quotation for skip hire in Larkhall, simply enter your postcode into the search box above.

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