Skip Hire in Lauder

With skips available in many sizes, ordering skip hire in Lauder couldn’t be easier. Whether you are aiming to clean out the loft, neaten the back garden, renovate your home or have a complete house clearance to handle, we are confident to have the ideal solution.

Whether you need a small skip right through to a large builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure that you can clear your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without needing to break your budget! All of the waste collected is transferred to local and fully licenced recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of using a skip?

A skip can be a great option for all sorts of waste clearance requirements. You may be cleaning out your shed, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe looking to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip helps you clear this waste quickly and conveniently without the need to suffer numerous trips to the local recycling facility.

If you need a low-cost and reliable skip hire solution in Lauder, we are here to help you. We offer skip hire for projects large and small, plus we’re experienced with hiring to both household and trade clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your property or company premises across Lauder, along with the surrounding areas. This means you can trust our competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We have a very simple online booking system that allows clients to choose from a large variety of skip sizes, and we can often schedule delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you are not sure where to start when hiring a skip, the information below aims to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it’s deciding which skip matches your requirements, the length of time you can hire it, or even what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Lauder Skip Hire FAQs

Will a skip hire company from Lauder deliver my skip?

As we provide a nationwide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved businesses. These vary from small local skip hire firms to nationwide waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.

How can I order a skip online?

Hiring a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, enter your postcode to look at the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver to Lauder. Select which size you want to order, and confirm if it is going to be delivered on your own property. Enter your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

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

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

Electrical products like tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and vacuum cleaners are all classed as a hazardous waste and therefore should not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electronic products need to be separated from other waste. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

How much does skip hire in Lauder cost?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Lauder, type in your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the sizes we offer in your location and how much each one will cost to hire. If your skip will be on the road or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

Do you deliver to other areas in Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale?

Yes, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skip sizes to areas across Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale, including Lauder, Melrose, Selkirk and Jedburgh. So no matter where you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

As the name implies, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most frequently hired for building jobs. There are typically two different skip sizes which can be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins which you can use to dispose of significant volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, such as soil, rubble and bricks.

Although they are branded a builder’s skip, these can be used for a number of other household and commercial waste disposal tasks.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

You can usually keep the skip for up to two weeks from the date that it is delivered. To ensure that the collection will be as convenient as possible, you will have the choice of providing a preferred collection time when placing your order.

Otherwise, just let us know when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the following working day.

It may take a little bit longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.

Will my skip come with a drop down door?

Generally speaking, most skips can be supplied with a hinged door, depending on skip size, availability and location. If you require a drop down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip which has a drop door is mainly useful if choosing a big builder’s skip, because it means that you can wheelbarrow rubbish into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

If I require a skip on the road in Lauder, will I need to get a permit?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your driveway, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you would like the skip to be situated on land outside of your company or home, you will have to secure authorisation from your local authority in Lauder, which is called a skip permit. If required, we will gladly arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less issue to think about. The council does charge a fee for the skip permit, and you should be aware before booking that securing the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the most compact skip provided by skip companies and is great for smaller DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some companies will provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

Do I have to be there when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t have to be home when your skip will be delivered, however it can help. Being there when your skip is due for delivery means that you can make sure the driver can be given complete access and that your skip can be located precisely where you want it. Likewise, if the skip is hired to a company property, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, in the event you can’t be around for the delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you tell us when you book your order, and then we will arrange things from there.

What will happen to the waste in the skip?

After you have finished filling your skip, we come and collect it. It will be taken to a waste recycling centre either in or local to Lauder where we separate the waste into its composite types (timber, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

What can I put in my skip?

This is among the most common questions people have about our skip hire service. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you can fill your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are numerous types of rubbish which will result from garden projects, building work and property clearances.

Some of the most typical things which we pick up in skips include soil, wood, tree trimmings, cupboards, sinks, and various other household objects.

However, there are some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This includes any electrical goods (tumble dryers, TVs and printers for example), car tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all classed as hazardous waste, and so disposing of them must adhere to an entirely different process to make sure they do not cause damage to the environment.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to get rid of large amounts of waste materials. In the majority of cases, these type of skips are hired for commercial purposes. However, household customers may also hire them. It is essential to think about the space they occupy, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be utilised for lightweight materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and hardcore.

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Lauder, you will have various options to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

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

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

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most popular sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their substantial capacity also means they are suitable for house clearances including large objects like furniture and beds.

We are able to provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only suitable for light materials, so they can not be hired to dispose of soil or stone.

For further information about the various capacities available, including proportions, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like the skip to be delivered during the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

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

Although we can’t promise what time we will arrive, we try to provide you with an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we ask is that you ensure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery site, as failed delivery attempts will lead to a charge for the wasted journey.

Am I allowed to stack up the waste in my skip?

It is very important to not overload your skip, as you run the risk of being asked to remove surplus waste before it can be picked up. Whatever size you hire, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, because moving an overloaded container will be dangerous, as rubbish could drop and cause injuries or damage to other people.

To prevent this problem, please make sure you order a skip size suited to your waste disposal requirements. If the skip is full but you have some more rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.

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