Skip Hire in Methil

If you are clearing the attic space, having some building work carried out or tidying up the back garden, hiring a skip is a simple way to throw out your excess rubbish. If you are searching for a reliable skip hire provider in Methil, we can help.

We provide skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you need a mini skip for a standard tidy up or perhaps a large builder’s skip for top soil and bricks, we are able to offer a full range perfect for jobs big or small.

We can supply skips to houses and companies located in Methil and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you may be, we are able to provide a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip through us is simple. Our online booking software lets you choose from a whole range of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size of skip you need to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to learn just how much waste each size can handle.

Methil Skip Hire FAQs

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Methil?

Our goal is to provide you with the lowest priced skip hire service in Methil. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip that you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you need to have your skip positioned on the street or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the added expense of the skip permit.

How do I order a skip?

Hiring a skip in Methil through us is very easy. Pick the skip size you need and then input a handful of details about where and when you would like the skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then arrange to get your skip delivered on the date selected.

Can I throw away electrical items in my skip?

No, you cannot dispose of old or unwanted electrical waste products in your skip. This includes items like printers, microwaves, tumble dryers, refrigerators and televisions. Electrical items can’t be thrown in the skip as they can contain hazardous materials and components.

Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot go to landfill and must be recycled.

If I need a skip on a road in Methil, will I need to get a permit?

Usually, it will be possible to get your skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to get this done, you need to have approval from the local council in Methil, which is called a skip permit. We are able to order this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The council do charge a fee for your license, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.

Will a skip hire company from Methil deliver my skip?

As we provide a national skip service, we use an extensive network of approved companies. These can vary from small local skip hire businesses to national waste management providers. Our service providers are vetted to make sure they meet our high customer service and environmental requirements.

What waste can I put in my skip?

It is possible to throw a variety of waste in the skip. This can include timber, floor tiles, metal or concrete from a household clearance. Tree and bush cuttings, dirt and rock from garden tasks are allowed too. Units from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also be discarded in the skip.

However, there are some materials that you can’t put in a skip a result of the potential ecological or health risks they can cause.

You cannot get rid of your freezer, printer or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. All of these things incorporate hazardous materials in one kind or another. They need to be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.

Should you require hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to organise a separate service for this waste. Feel free to contact us for further information. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you might be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling centre.

How long can I keep the skip for?

Generally, you can have a skip for a maximum of 2 weeks. This means you don’t need to hurry through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is full before the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch online, and we will be out to pick it up as quickly as possible.

What size roll-on roll-off containers can you offer?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container used to dispose of significant amounts of waste. Generally, these type of containers are hired for commercial applications. Having said that, domestic customers may also use them. You will need to look at the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be used for light-weight waste such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and stone.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

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

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

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips come in a wide range of different sizes to match different waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small household tasks.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold approximately 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a great choice for attic clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to undertake, a builder’s skip may be the best option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label implies, they are the most common sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, including clay and hardcore. But they can just as well be used for household rubbish such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

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

Guide to skip sizes

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The term builder’s skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. The label originates from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes that are hired by general builders and tradespeople.

These big containers are suitable for a wide variety of residential and industrial tasks. They are the largest skip sizes which can be used for heavy builders waste like dirt, rubble and concrete.

Can you deliver to other areas in Fife?

We provide a UK wide skip hire service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Methil, Newburgh, Crail, Kinghorn or any other area in Fife, we can help.

Will the skip have a drop down door?

Using a skip with a drop down door makes loading waste into it so much easier. This is especially true with heavy materials like soil and stone, which can then be walked directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away large bulky items such as furniture easier as well.

Most skips can be provided with a drop door, although this may sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when placing your online order if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to supply this.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

The waste in your skip will be taken to the local waste transfer facility. Here the contents will be segregated by machinery and by hand into various waste materials, like soil, plastics, rubble and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this manner helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and dedication is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

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

No, you don’t have to be home when we deliver the skip. Providing we can gain access to where you need it delivered, we will take care of everything.

In case you are not likely to be at home, just let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you place the order. For example, you might need the skip to be located at a particular part of the driveway. Alternatively, you might need to ensure that the skip doesn’t hinder access to your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, provide the details when ordering, and then we will ensure your instructions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest size available from skip companies and is great for smaller DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some companies offer you a 3 cubic yard as their smallest skip. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the cost of 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 a difference.

Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?

It is important to never overload the skip. You must not pass the level load mark shown along the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it is very hazardous to move. This means that if you overload the skip, you might be required to remove the excess rubbish. However safe you think the skip to be, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. This can be dangerous and is prohibited.

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