Best Skip Hire in Lerwick

With skips available in numerous sizes, hiring a skip in Lerwick couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re aiming to clear out the attic, neaten up the back garden, renovate your house or you have a whole house clearance to sort out, we’re certain to have the ideal solution.

Whether you need a midi skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear out your rubbish swiftly, easily and without having to break your budget! All of the rubbish collected will be taken to nearby and fully licenced recycling centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.

What are the advantages of using a skip?

A skip is a fantastic asset for all sorts of waste disposal requirements. You could be clearing out your garage, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or simply planning to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip enables you to dispose of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without having to go through several trips to the local recycling facility.

If you need a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in Lerwick, we are here to help you. This site offers skip hire for projects of all sizes, and we’re experienced with hiring out to both domestic and trade customers.

We are able to deliver a skip to your home or company premises across Lerwick, plus the adjoining areas. This means that you can trust our competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our aim is to make sure that choosing a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a simple online booking process which enables clients to pick from a comprehensive choice of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are unsure where to start when hiring a skip, the guide below strives to answer the questions you may have. Whether it is deciding which skip best fits your requirements, how much time you are able to hire it, as well as what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Lerwick Skip Hire FAQs

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Lerwick?

This depends on where the skip will be positioned. You will only require a skip permit when it is put on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit if the skip will be on private property, like a drive or within your company premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we will arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Just let us know during the order process, and then we can make the required arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can position your skip on private land, you will save some pounds.

What is a mini skip?

If you are looking for a low-cost skip to dispose of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to handle many jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be situated on the side of the street, subject to receiving a skip permit from the council.

Although most commonly hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can even tackle smaller commercial jobs.

How big is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container that can be used to get rid of huge amounts of waste materials. Predominantly, these type of containers are used for industrial purposes. Having said that, household clients may also order them. You have to look at the area they occupy, since they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be hired for light waste like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and hardcore.

What can I put in my skip?

This is amongst the most common questions people have about our skip hire service. The main thing to consider is that you can load your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are so many kinds of waste that can result from garden projects, building work and home clearances.

Some of the most common things that we pick up in skips include soil, wood, tree trimmings, cabinets, baths, and various household items.

There are also some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This can include any electronic objects (refrigerators, televisions or computers for example), car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and paint. They are all regarded as hazardous waste materials, and getting rid of them must comply with a completely different procedure to ensure they do not cause harm to the environment.

Where does the rubbish be taken to when the skip is picked up?

When you have finished with your skip, we come and get it. It will be taken to a waste transfer facility either in or local to Lerwick where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

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

It usually is a good idea to be in when anyone delivers anything to your property. That enables you to make sure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed precisely where you want it.

The same thing goes if you have a business. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.

Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Can you deliver to other areas in Shetland?

As well as delivering skips and containers to Lerwick, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Shetland. Through our network of regional and national skip companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Lerwick, %OTHER1% or %OTHER2%, we have got it covered.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Lerwick?

To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work with a number of local and nationwide companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we can supply customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You can only fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Piling rubbish up above this line makes it dangerous to transport, and you might be asked to remove the extra waste before your skip can be removed. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.

What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Lerwick?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter your delivery postcode to look at the range of skips we are able to deliver to Lerwick. Select the size you want to order, and confirm whether it is going to be located on private property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

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

How long does it take to get a skip in Lerwick?

When your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We can normally offer you a following day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip on private property, as to go on public property (such as a highway), you will need to obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of many factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it to be delivered within a morning or afternoon slot.

Am I allowed to throw away electrical products in my skip?

Electrical products such as television sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and hoovers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and so should not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical items should be separated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

Will my skip come with a drop down door?

Getting a skip with a drop down door can make loading rubbish into it much easier. This is especially the case with hefty waste materials such as soil or concrete, which can then be loaded straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading up big bulky objects like pieces of furniture a lot easier as well.

The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop down door, but this will sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when making your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

What is the size of a builders skip?

The builders skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. They are the largest skips that can be used to dispose of substantial building waste materials such as rock, concrete, rubble or soil.

The builder’s skip is great for a wide array of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or clearing the shed, these big containers will often be the most cost-effective choice available.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can generally hire the skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the option of giving a preferred collection time when you make your order.

Otherwise, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in the majority of circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It may take a little while longer to collect your skip during busy periods, however we will always try to be there as quickly as possible.

What skip sizes do you provide?

Skips are offered in a selection of different sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small household tasks.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a great choice for shed clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial waste disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip may be the most suitable choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name indicates, these are the most typical sizes hired by builders for construction waste, including clay and rubble. But they can just as well be hired for household waste such as old furniture or bathroom suites.

We can also provide 10-16 yard skips and commercial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For more info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How much does skip hire in Lerwick cost?

The price of hiring a skip in Lerwick will depend on the size of skip you need. The cheapest skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you need a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also increase if you want to have your skip on the highway, since you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

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