Skip Hire in Loanhead

Whether you are cleaning your loft, having some building work carried out or tidying the shed, ordering skip is a quick and simple way to get rid of all of your excess rubbish. If you are looking for a reliable skip hire firm in Loanhead, we can help.

We offer skips for jobs of any size. Whether you want a midi skip for a standard tidy up or even a large builder’s skip for concrete and stone, we are able to offer a wide range ideal for tasks big or small.

We deliver skips to households and companies in Loanhead and the surrounding towns and villages. So regardless of where you are, we will give you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

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

Not sure what skip size you require to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size calculator to learn how much waste each size can handle.

Loanhead Skip Hire FAQs

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a variety of sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is great for small residential jobs.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a good choice for shed clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial waste disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip may be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name implies, these represent the most typical sizes hired by builders for construction waste, such as clay and rubble. However they can just as well be hired for domestic rubbish such as broken furniture or kitchen units.

We also deliver 10-16 cubic yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For more details about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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

In most cases, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you need the skip to be located on land outside of your company or home, you must receive authorisation from the local authority in Loanhead, which is known as a permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for your license, plus you should know before ordering that securing the licence can sometimes take up to two working days.

Where does my waste be taken to once the skip is collected?

After you have finished filling your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre in or local to Loanhead where we will separate the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

What is the cost of skip hire in Loanhead?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Loanhead, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the skip sizes we provide in your area and how much each size will cost you to order. If your skip is going on the road or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the most compact skip delivered by skip companies and is perfect for small DIY tasks, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

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

How do you hire a skip in Loanhead?

Ordering a skip in Loanhead with us is very straightforward. Pick the skip size you require and then enter a few details about when and where you need your skip delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered on the date selected.

What is a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most commonly hired for construction and demolition projects. There are typically two different skip sizes which can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins which can be used to get rid of substantial quantities of construction and demolition waste materials, including soil, concrete and rock.

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

Is it possible to have a skip with a drop down door?

In general, almost all skips can be supplied with a drop-down door, depending on the size, availability and location. If you want a drop-down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip with a drop door is mainly helpful when you are hiring a big builder’s skip, because it means that you can wheelbarrow your rubbish directly into the skip. This is not as important for mini and midi skips, as they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

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

It is usually best if you can be in when anyone delivers something to your property. You can then make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be dropped exactly where you want it.

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

Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and access is not an issue, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.

Is it ok to fill the skip higher than the level load line?

It is important to not overload your skip, as you risk being asked to take off excessive waste prior to it being collected. Irrespective of what size you order, you are only permitted to fill them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, as moving an overloaded skip will be unsafe, as materials could fall and lead to injury or damage to others.

To prevent this problem, please be sure to hire a skip size appropriate for your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full but you have more rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

What size roll-on roll-off skips do you provide?

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container that can be used to transport large quantities of waste. In the majority of cases, these containers are hired for commercial purposes. However, residential customers may also order them. You should look at the space they take up, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for light materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and rubble.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will make sure your skip is delivered when required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.

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

You will need to make sure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will most likely incur a charge for the wasted trip.

Do you deliver skips across Midlothian?

Sure, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skip sizes to areas throughout Midlothian, including Loanhead, Dalkeith, Penicuik and Bonnyrigg. So wherever you need a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

Will a skip hire company from Loanhead deliver my skip?

We use a network of both regional and national skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in Loanhead and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner companies are verified and tested to make certain they meet our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

Am I allowed to dispose of electronic products in my skip?

I’m afraid it is not permitted, since electronic products including old televisions, cookers, pcs and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

What kinds of rubbish am I allowed to put in a skip?

This is one of the most common questions people have about skip hire. What is important to consider is that you can fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are lots of kinds of waste which can come from garden projects, construction work and house clearances.

Some of the most frequent things that we pick up in skips include garden soil, timber, bush cuttings, kitchen cabinets, sinks, as well as other household objects.

However, there are some waste materials that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. This can include any electronic goods (fridge freezers, TVs or laptops for example), old car tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and paint. These are all classed as hazardous waste, and so getting rid of them must adhere to a completely different process to ensure they don’t cause damage to the environment.

How long can I keep the skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will in most cases include a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, that will give you sufficient time to fill your skip. However, if you need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, if you finish with the skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange a collection. Just contact us when you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our drivers to collect the skip at the earliest opportunity.

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