Affordable Skip Hire in Linlithgow

Whether you are clearing out the attic space, having some building work done or tidying in the shed, ordering skip is a quick and simple way to get rid of all of your unwanted junk. If you are searching for a cost-effective skip hire company in Linlithgow, we can help.

We provide you with skips for projects of any size. Whether you require a midi skip for a standard clean up or perhaps a large builders skip for garden soil and rubble, we are able to offer a wide selection perfect for projects big or small.

We supply skips to houses and businesses located in Linlithgow and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you are, we will offer a reliable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Ordering a skip through our website is simple. Our online booking system enables you to select from a full variety of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size you will need to do the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to find out how much waste each size can hold.

Linlithgow Skip Hire FAQs

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Linlithgow?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you wish to hire. Let us know if the skip is going to be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (such as the street). Next, select the day you need your skip to get delivered. Check your order details and make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Linlithgow on the date you have chosen.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size provided by skip companies and is designed for small DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of waste.

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

What is the size of a builders skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The term comes from the fact that they are the most common sizes used by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are perfect for a wide variety of residential and business tasks. They are the largest size skips which you can use for hefty builders waste such as dirt, stone and gravel.

Where do you take the waste from my skip?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the waste will be separated by machines and also by hand into different waste streams, like metal, plastics, hardcore and wood. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

Can you deliver skips across West Lothian?

We provide a national skip hire and waste management service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you want skip hire in Linlithgow, Livingston, Blackburn, Whitburn or another location in West Lothian, we can help.

Is it okay to fill my skip above level load mark?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you will then be asked to empty any contents higher than the level load mark. This means that you can not use sheets of timber, doors or any other object, as this will increase the size of the skip. We have a legal obligation to ensure that bins aren’t overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please be sure you order the appropriate size of skip to suit your needs and get in contact if you are uncertain which size is best. We will be happy to help.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can typically have the skip for as many as 2 weeks from your date of delivery. You are able to provide a chosen collection day at the time you place your order. Otherwise, you can let us know once you have finished with the skip, and we will organise the collection. Usually, this will be the following business day, although it can sometimes take a little longer over hectic times.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Typically, almost all skips can be supplied with a drop-down door, depending on size, availability and area. If you require a drop down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip that has a drop door is mainly beneficial if you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste materials into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini and midi skips, since they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips are available in a variety of sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is good for small domestic tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good choice for garden clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant rubbish disposal job to handle, a builder’s skip may be the best option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these are the most popular sizes hired by builders for building and demolition waste, including soil and stone. However they can equally well be hired for household waste such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We also offer 10-16 yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How large is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a large skip used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These bins are primarily for commercial use but can be used by domestic customers also. Having said that, you will need lots of space as these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger than the average skip you will likely see on the roadside.

Due to the size, RORO skips should only be hired for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, so they are not suitable for disposing of concrete and bricks.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in Linlithgow and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip companies are approved and tested to make sure they meet our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

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

It is always a good idea to be available when anybody delivers anything to your house. That enables you to ensure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be dropped precisely where you need it.

The same applies for those who have a business. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not present.

However, when it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Can I dispose of electrical products in my skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, as electronic items such as old televisions, fridges, printers and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items have to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly way.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Linlithgow?

This depends upon the size you require and whether you require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the cheapest choice. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used mainly in business settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Linlithgow, enter your postcode into the search box above.

What waste am I allowed to put in a skip?

You are allowed to load your skip with a wide range of different waste types which are commonly produced from garage clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This could include wood, garden soil, bricks, garden trimmings, pieces of furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.

What you put in your skip will depend on the size you have hired, because there is a maximum weight restriction. For example, when you are using the skip for heavy building wastes including stone or soil, the largest size you could use is the 8 cubic yard.

Some materials should not be disposed of in your skip. This includes fridges, computer monitors, tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials are considered hazardous waste and therefore need to be disposed of separately.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Linlithgow?

In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered onto your driveway, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you want your skip to be located on land outside of your company or residence, you must obtain permission from your local council in Linlithgow, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we will be glad to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the permit, plus you should know before placing your order that securing the permit can sometimes take up to two working days.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

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

When you complete your order prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we can normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive, we endeavour to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery location, as failed delivery attempts will result in a fee for a wasted trip.

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