Best Skip Hire in Lochmaben
There are so many reasons why you might find you will want to hire a skip. Some people want a skip because they decide to tidy up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the midst of building work and need to dispose of the mess and bricks left behind. You might be thinking about hiring a skip to get rid of the junk that has accumulated in your loft throughout the years.
Whatever your reason may be, if you are searching for an affordable skip hire service in Lochmaben, then your search is over.
Our company offers a cost-effective and reliable service to both residential and commercial customers across Lochmaben. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to take on all waste removal needs. If you don’t want a lot of space, the mini skip could be the best option for you. Likewise, if you think that your task may be on the bigger side, you might like to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.
Our service is offered across the Lochmaben area, and we work together with both domestic and business customers. Using our simple online ordering platform, you can get your skip ordered with only a couple of clicks.
To get going, type in your postcode to view the range of sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in Lochmaben.
Lochmaben Skip Hire FAQs
How long does it take to get a skip in Lochmaben?
We will ask you to confirm when you need the skip to be delivered during the order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you confirm your order before 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we can normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we can’t guarantee what time we will deliver, we endeavour to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we ask is that you make sure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery spot, as failed deliveries can lead to a charge for the wasted journey.
Do I need to be in when the skip will be delivered?
You don’t really need to be at home when your skip is going to be delivered, but it does help. Being there whenever the skip is due to be delivered means that you can make sure the lorry driver is given full access and that the skip is positioned precisely where you need it. Likewise, if your skip is delivered to a business property, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.
However, in the event you can’t be available at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you place the order, and we will organise things from there.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Lochmaben?
Preferably, you should have the skip dropped on a hard surface. If you are carrying out a household project, then the drive is going to be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. However, if neither option is available, the street or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you must have a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be dropped on the street, grass verge or other public property in Lochmaben. If this is required, we will arrange for the license to be issued on your behalf. An additional charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Lochmaben?
The price of getting a skip in Lochmaben is determined by the size of skip you require. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you require a bigger skip, like an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also increase if you need to have a skip placed on the highway, as you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
Am I able to get rid of electronic items in my skip?
No, you can not throw old electronic waste products in your skip. This includes things like computers, cookers, washing machines, fridges and monitors. Electronic objects can’t be thrown in your skip since they can have hazardous materials and components.
As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Lochmaben, you will have numerous sizes to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact skip is fantastic for small household clearances and DIY work.
The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These represent the most popular sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also makes them ideal for household clear ups including large items such as furniture and beds.
We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for those with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only appropriate for light materials, so they can’t be hired to dispose of soil or stone.
For further details about the various skip sizes available, such as dimensions, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.
How big is a builders skip?
The name builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. They are the biggest containers that can be used to get rid of weighty building materials such as stone, bricks, rubble or soil.
The builder’s skip is perfect for a number of tasks. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out your garage, these substantial skips will often be the most affordable choice available.
What size roll-on roll-off containers are available?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container that can be used to get rid of significant volumes of waste materials. Primarily, these type of skips are hired for business applications. However, domestic customers can also hire them. It is essential to think about the area they will occupy, since they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be utilised for light waste like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of dirt and rubble.
What can I put in my skip?
You are allowed to throw a wide array of waste types into the skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, plastics or rubble from a household clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, dirt and stone from garden work is permitted too. Worktops from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be thrown in the skip.
However, there are a few items that you are not allowed to put in a skip due to the potential environmental or health risks they can cause.
You can not get rid of your fridge, computer or old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also not allowed in the skip. All of these things contain hazardous elements in one kind or another. They must be discarded separately from general rubbish.
Should you require hazardous waste removal, we may be able to organise a separate collection for this waste. Please get in touch for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you might be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling centre.
How do I hire a skip?
Ordering a skip in Lochmaben through us is incredibly straightforward. Pick the skip size you require and enter a couple of details about when and where you would like the skip delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.
Will a skip hire company from Lochmaben deliver my skip?
We use a network of both regional and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in Lochmaben and the rest of the country. All of our partner companies are approved and evaluated to ensure they satisfy our expectations for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.
Do all skips come with a drop door?
Virtually all containers can be supplied with a drop down door, which makes them easier to load. However, 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 will do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip that has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the bin, especially with heavy materials, like dirt and concrete, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky objects, such as furniture.
How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?
Our regular hire time frame is a fortnight from the date of delivery. However, when you book the skip, you can let us know a collection date that will work for you. Of course, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is fully loaded earlier than expected, contact us, and we will get it picked up at the earliest opportunity.
We can usually make collections within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that this may not be possible during busy times. Once collected, the skip will be transported to your local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
What happens to the waste?
As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into the various waste streams, including timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This makes sure that as much of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
How much waste can a mini skip hold?
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 (based on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to deal with many tasks.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be placed on the side of the street, subject to receiving a skip permit.
Although most often chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can even be used for small commercial jobs.
Can I pile up waste in my skip?
It is essential to never overload the skip. You must not pass the level load mark indicated along the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it can be very unsafe to move. Which means that if you overload your skip, you might be required to take off the surplus rubbish. Regardless of how secure you feel the skip is, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. That is unsafe and is therefore prohibited.
Can you deliver to other areas in Dumfries?
Absolutely. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we are able to provide skips to household and commercial customers across Dumfries and elsewhere within the UK.
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