Livingston Skip Hire

Whether you are clearing your loft, getting some building work done or tidying the garden shed, ordering skip is a quick and simple option to throw out your unwanted waste. If you are searching to get a reliable skip hire firm in Livingston, we can help.

We offer skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you need a mini skip for a basic clean up or a large builders skip for top soil and stone, we are able to provide a wide range suitable for jobs big or small.

We deliver skips to homes and companies in Livingston and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you are, we are able to offer you a trusted and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Ordering a skip on our website is simple. Our online booking platform lets you select from a complete array of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what skip size you will need to complete the job? Why not try our skip size guide to determine how much rubbish each size can hold.

Livingston Skip Hire FAQs

If I require a skip on the road in Livingston, will I need to have a permit?

In the majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you would like the skip to be positioned on land outside of your company or residence, you must receive permission from the local council in Livingston, which is known as a permit. If required, we will gladly organise this for you, and so it’s one less point to think about. The council does charge a fee for your skip license, plus you should know before booking that getting the licence can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

Will you deliver to other areas in West Lothian?

We offer a UK wide skip hire and waste management service using a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you would like skip hire in Livingston, Whitburn, Broxburn, Armadale or another site in West Lothian, we can help.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The name builders skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These are the biggest skips that can be hired to get rid of heavy building and demolition waste materials such as stone, bricks, rubble or garden soil.

A builders skip is perfect for a variety of tasks. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or clearing out your shed, these big skips are often the most cost-effective solution available.

Will a skip hire company from Livingston deliver my skip?

We use a network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Livingston and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner skip hire providers are verified and evaluated to make sure they meet our expectations for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this will make it unsafe to move, and you may have to empty any items above the level load mark. This also means you can not make use of sheets of timber, doors or any other object, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to make sure that skips are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure you order the appropriate size of skip for your needs and get in touch if you’re not sure which size is best. We will be glad to help.

What will happen to the waste?

As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into various waste materials, like timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This helps to ensure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

What size is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a huge skip used to get rid of large volumes of waste. These skips are primarily for commercial use but can be used by household customers as well. Having said that, you will require plenty of space because these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the average skip you will see on the side of the road.

As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be hired for light materials like plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suitable for getting rid of concrete and rubble.

Should I stay in when the skip is going to be delivered?

You don’t have to be at your property when your skip will be delivered, but it can help. Being in whenever the skip is being delivered means that you can make sure the lorry is given complete access and that the skip will be dropped exactly where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is being hired to company property, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, if you can’t be available for delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask you to let us know when you book your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can usually keep a skip for as long as two weeks from the delivery date. You can give a preferred collection day at the time you make your order. Otherwise, you can let us know when you have finished with the skip, and then we will arrange your collection. Generally, this will be the following working day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer during busy times.

Am I able to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

No, you can not throw old or broken electrical waste products in a skip. This can include such things as laptops, hobs, tumble dryers, refrigerators and tv sets. These products can’t be discarded in your skip as they can have dangerous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.

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

Our goal is to offer the most affordable skip hire service in Livingston. The price you pay will, obviously, depend upon the size of skip that you order. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the least expensive choice, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have a skip placed on the highway or any other council property, you will also need to factor in the added expense of a skip permit.

How long will it take to get a skip in Livingston?

We will make sure your skip is provided when requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. If you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the following day.

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will most likely incur a fee for the wasted journey.

Am I allowed to throw all kinds of rubbish in a skip?

Prior to hiring a skip, you must ensure that the sort of rubbish you want to get rid of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials must be kept separate and can’t get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you can discard in your skip include household items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use a skip to get rid of building and construction waste, including bricks, top soil, stone, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include things like electrical items, tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste and subsequently must be discarded separately from general rubbish.

Is it possible to have a skip that has a drop down door?

Nearly all containers can be delivered with a drop door, making them easier to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you would like a skip that has a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the skip, especially with heavy materials, such as garden soil and gravel, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load large and bulky objects, such as pieces of furniture.

What is a mini skip?

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

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be positioned on the side of the road, subject to receiving a skip permit.

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

How do I hire a skip?

We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to type in your delivery address to check out all the different skip sizes we can deliver in Livingston. Select the right size to meet your requirements and enter the details of when and where you would like your skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment with the secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to verify the transaction once your booking is done!

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips are offered in a variety of different sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic projects.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a fantastic choice for loft clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant rubbish disposal job to deal with, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title indicates, these are the most frequent sizes used by builders for construction waste, such as soil and hardcore. However they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We can also provide 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For additional info on all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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