Lockerbie Skip Hire

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Lockerbie, you are definitely in the right place. We make use of a network of local and national skip hire firms to give a trusted and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.

We provide a complete range of sizes perfect for all of your waste removal requirements. From the 2 yard mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, as well as our range of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We will deliver skips in Lockerbie and the surrounding areas. If you are ordering a skip placed on your private property (like a driveway), we can normally organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be on a road require a little bit more time, because we will have to purchase a permit from the local authority.

With a simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Lockerbie.

For additional info about hiring a skip or the services we provide, we have answered some of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you want? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.

Lockerbie Skip Hire FAQs

Which size skips will have a drop door?

The majority of skip sizes can be provided with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we will do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the bin, especially with weighty materials, like soil and gravel, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky items, such as furniture.

What sizes do skips come in?

We supply a wide range of skip sizes to match your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip excellent for modest DIY tasks and house clearances. A popular choice for more substantial projects, refurbishments and building work is the 8 yard skip.

For Lockerbie businesses with a large amount of bulky waste, we can offer RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need help figuring out which size skip you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.

If I would like a skip on the road in Lockerbie, will I need a permit?

If possible, you want to have the skip left on to a hard surface. If you are carrying out a household task, then your drive is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, if neither option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public land, you will have to get a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be positioned on the street, grass verge as well as other public property in Lockerbie. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be issued on your behalf. An extra fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

Will you deliver to other areas in Dumfries?

Yes. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management businesses, we are able to offer skips to both residential and commercial customers across Dumfries and elsewhere within the UK.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

You can generally keep a skip for up to 2 weeks from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the option of offering a preferred collection date when placing your order.

Alternatively, simply let us know when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in the vast majority of circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It may take a little bit longer to collect your skip during busy periods, but we will always try to be there as swiftly as possible.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Lockerbie?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Lockerbie, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which skip sizes we offer in your location and how much each one will cost you to hire. If your skip is going on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.

How do you order a skip in Lockerbie?

This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip is going to be going on private property (a drive, for example) or local authority property (like the road). After that, select the day you would like 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 Lockerbie on the day you have chosen.

Will a skip hire company from Lockerbie deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our clients in Lockerbie and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner skip companies are approved and evaluated to make certain they meet our standards for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a huge container that can be used to dispose of large amounts of rubbish. These skips are primarily for commercial use but can be hired by household customers also. However, you will require plenty of room since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger when compared to the typical skip you will see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, roro skips should only be used for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and rubble.

How large is a mini skip?

When you have a small quantity of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip might be the ideal option. What size is known as a mini skip varies from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to have a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. The price is based on the actual size you order, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for residential tasks such as small DIY projects and shed clean ups. If you want it positioned on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

Can I get rid of electronic items in my skip?

No, you can not put old or broken electronic waste items in your skip. This can include such things as laptops, microwaves, washing machines, fridges and televisions. Electric products can’t be disposed of in a skip since they can have dangerous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

The contents of your skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling facility. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machines and also by hand into different waste materials, such as soil, plastics, concrete and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.

Is it ok to load my skip above the level load line?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it dangerous to move, and you will then have to remove any contents above the level load mark. This means that you can not use sheets of timber, doors or any other item, as this will increase the size of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal obligation to make sure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please be sure to order the appropriate size of skip for your requirements and get in contact if you’re unsure which size you need. We will be happy to help.

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

You can use a skip to discard lots of different waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and processing numerous items produced from building work, garden landscaping and house clearances. Examples of permitted waste materials can include:

  • Home furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

The majority of waste types are allowed, so whether you need to discard metals, plastic materials, timber or textiles, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The volume and materials you put in your skip may vary depending on the size skip you chosen. Skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So to be able to dispose of garden soil and concrete, as an example, the biggest size you will be permitted to use is the 8 yard skip.

What sort of items am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are some waste items which you are not permitted to put in the skip. The reason behind this is that these items include hazardous components which could cause harm to the environment. They can even be damaging to human health, therefore they have to be discarded separately within UK regulations.

A few of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

The term builders skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The label originates from the fact that they are the most common sizes that are hired by builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are fantastic for numerous domestic and industrial jobs. These are the largest sizes which can be used for heavy builders waste like top soil, stone and concrete.

Do I need to be in when the skip is delivered?

It usually is best if you can be available when anybody delivers something to your house. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, and the skip can be dropped exactly where you want it.

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

However, if it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will make sure your skip is provided on the day requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the following day.

Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will always do our very best to come within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You have to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will most likely incur a fee for the wasted trip.

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