Lochgilphead Skip Hire

There are so many reasons why you could find that you need to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they decided to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others could be in the midst of construction work and need to get rid of the soil and concrete left behind. You may just be considering ordering a skip to clear out the junk which has built up in your attic through the years.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are searching for a reliable skip hire service in Lochgilphead, then your search is over.

Our company offers a cost-effective and trustworthy service to both residential and industrial customers throughout Lochgilphead. Our skip hire service includes many different sizes to tackle all waste disposal and recycling requirements. If you don’t want a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip could be the ideal solution for you. Equally, if you think your project could be on the larger side, you might want to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builder’s skips.

Our service is available across the Lochgilphead area, and we work with both household and industrial clients. With our easy online booking platform, you can get a skip ordered with just a couple of clicks.

To get started, type in your postcode to check out all the different sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Lochgilphead Skip Hire FAQs

Am I able to throw away electronic items in my skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, since electrical products including old TVs, fridge freezers, printers and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items must be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco friendly way.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it unsafe to transport, and you may have to remove any contents above the level load mark. This also means you cannot use sheets of wood, doors or another item, as this will increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal obligation to ensure that skips are not overfilled or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure to select the correct sized skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you are unsure which size is best. We would be glad to help.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Lochgilphead?

As we offer a nationwide waste management service, we use a diverse network of verified businesses. These include small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management service providers. Our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental expectations.

How can I hire a skip online?

Ordering a skip in Lochgilphead with us is very simple. Decide on the skip size you will need and then input a handful of details about where and when you want your skip to be delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then schedule to get your skip delivered.

Will my skip have a drop door?

Virtually all containers can be delivered with a drop door, making them much easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

A skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the container, especially with heavy materials, such as dirt and bricks, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky items, like furniture.

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

In most cases, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you want the skip to be located on land outside of your business or home, you have got to receive permission from the local council in Lochgilphead, which is known as a skip permit. If required, we would be happy to arrange this for you, and so it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for the permit, plus you should know before ordering that getting the licence can sometimes take up to 2 working days.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Lochgilphead?

Our aim is to offer the cheapest skip hire service in Lochgilphead. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on 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 wish to have the skip placed on the road or any other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the added expense of the skip permit.

What is a builder’s skip?

A builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These are the largest containers used to get rid of substantial construction waste such as stone, concrete, gravel or garden soil.

The builder’s skip is great for a number of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning the garden shed, these big containers will often be the most affordable choice available.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

Skips are available in a wide range of different sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is good for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is sometimes known 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 sort out, the builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title suggests, they are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building waste, including soil and stone. However they can equally well be used for domestic rubbish such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also deliver 10-16 yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How long can I hire the skip for?

The regular hire term will be two weeks from your date of delivery. However, at the time you order the skip, you can select a pick up date that is perfect for you. Obviously, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if the skip is finished with earlier than expected, contact us, and we will get it removed as quickly as possible.

We can normally be out to get your skip within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that this is not always the case during busier times. Once collected, the skip will be taken to your local waste transfer facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

What kinds of waste can you put in a skip?

Before ordering a skip, it is important to ensure that the kind of rubbish you intend to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials have to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you can discard in a skip include household goods like pieces of furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use a skip to discard building and construction waste, including timber, soil, stone, metals and gravel.

Some examples of forbidden items include things like electrical products, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be discarded separately from your general waste.

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

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a date that suits you. We can usually give you a following day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, because to go on public property (like a highway), you need to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of many factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it to be delivered in a AM or PM slot.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to get rid of significant amounts of waste materials. In most cases, these type of skips are used for business applications. However, residential clients may also use them. You should consider the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they should only be used for lightweight waste such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and concrete.

Can you deliver to other areas in Argyll and Bute?

Along with delivering skips and containers to Lochgilphead, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Argyll and Bute. With the help of our network of regional and national waste management companies, we provide a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering in Lochgilphead, Inveraray or Oban, we have got you covered.

What is a mini skip?

For those who have a small quantity of waste to throw out, a mini skip could be the perfect solution. What size is called a mini skip is different from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they supply.

The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies choose to provide a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. Price is based on the specific size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for domestic tasks like small DIY projects and shed tidy ups. If you would like it put on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

What will happen to the waste?

When you have finished filling your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer station in or local to Lochgilphead where we sort the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

Do I have to be home when the skip is delivered?

When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is best to be at home when the skip is delivered. You can then ensure the lorry has total access and that the skip is positioned precisely where you want it. This also is true when you have a skip delivered to business premises, especially when gates restrict access.

However, when this isn’t feasible, you do not have to worry. Just tell us when you are making your order, and we will take care of everything.

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