Affordable Skip Hire in Melrose

If you are searching for reasonably priced skip hire in Melrose, you are certainly in the right place. We employ a network of regional and countrywide skip hire firms to give a dependable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.

We offer a whole choice of sizes suitable for all of your waste disposal needs. From the mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, not forgetting our range of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

We deliver skips throughout Melrose and the nearby areas. If you are ordering a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can typically organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be located on the road require a bit longer, because we have to obtain a skip permit from the local council.

With our simple online booking system, you can hire your skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Melrose.

For more info about hiring a skip and the service we provide, we have answered several of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Melrose Skip Hire FAQs

Do you use local skip hire companies in Melrose?

We utilise a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Melrose and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip hire providers are approved and tested to make certain they meet our standards for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.

How fast can you deliver a skip to Melrose?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We will typically offer a next day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (such as a highway), you will need to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it turning up within a morning or afternoon slot.

Can I dispose of all sorts of rubbish in the skip?

This is amongst the most frequent questions people have about our service. What is important to remember is that you may fill up your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are many types of waste that may result from garden projects, construction work and property clearances.

Some of the most common things which we find in our skips include dirt, wood, hedge cuttings, kitchen cabinets, bathroom suites, and other household products.

However, there are some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in your skip. This includes any electrical goods (dishwashers, TVs or printers for example), car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and paint. They are all deemed hazardous waste materials, and disposing of them has to follow a completely different process to make sure they do not cause harm to the environment.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Melrose?

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Melrose, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display the skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each one will cost you to order. If your skip will be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.

Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Piling waste materials up above this line makes it unsafe to move, and you may be asked to remove the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, or any other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and could also make it overweight.

Where do you take the waste from my skip?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets separated into a number of waste types, including stone, soil and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish is recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Do I need to be there whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

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

However, for those who can’t be available at the time of delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask that you tell us when you place the order, and we will organise everything from there.

How much waste can a builders skip hold?

The term builders skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. The name comes from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are fantastic for an array of residential and business projects. They are the biggest size skips that can be used for hefty builders waste including garden soil, rubble and bricks.

How do you hire a skip online?

We have created our online booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to enter your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we can deliver in Melrose. Pick the best size to meet your requirements and enter the details of where and when you would like the skip to be delivered. You then make payment with our secure payment platform, and we will send an email to verify the transaction once your booking is complete!

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a large container used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These containers are mainly for industrial use but can be used by residential clients as well. However, you should have lots of room since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger in comparison to the typical skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, roro containers should only be provided for light-weight materials such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and bricks.

Am I able to have a skip that has a drop door?

When you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is great for disposing of hefty building and construction materials, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop-down door, though they are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are generally small enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our best to make sure a skip with a drop door is delivered.

Will you deliver skips across Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale?

Absolutely. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can provide skips to domestic and commercial customers across Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale and elsewhere in the UK.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips come in a variety of different sizes to match various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is good for small household projects.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent choice for garage clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant waste disposal job to undertake, a builder’s skip might be the most suitable choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these represent the most common sizes hired by builders for building waste, such as clay and stone. However they can equally well be hired for domestic waste such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We also supply 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For further information about all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Am I allowed to put electrical items in my skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, since electrical items like old TVs, refrigerators, computers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly manner.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size delivered by skip companies and is designed for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

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

Generally, it will be possible to get a skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But to get this done, you must get permission from your local council in Melrose, which is called a skip permit. We can order this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for this license, and it may sometimes take 24-2 days for them to authorise this.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can generally hire the skip for up to 2 weeks from the day that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, you will have the choice of giving a preferred collection date when making your order.

Otherwise, just let us know when you have finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in many cases, it will be the next working day.

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

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