Affordable Skip Hire in Motherwell

There are many reasons why you may find you will want to order a skip. Some people need a skip because they decided to clean up an overgrown garden. Others may be in the middle of construction work and want to throw out the mess and rubble left behind. You may just be contemplating hiring a skip to clear out the rubbish that has accumulated within your attic through the years.

Whatever the reason may be, if you are interested in an affordable skip hire service in Motherwell, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and trusted solution to both household and business customers throughout Motherwell. Our skip hire service includes various sizes to sort out all waste disposal needs. When you don’t want too much space, the 2 yard mini skip could be the ideal solution for you. Equally, if you feel your project might be on the bigger side, you might need to consider our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our service is offered all over the Motherwell area, and we assist both domestic and commercial customers. Using our easy online booking process, you can get a skip ordered within only a couple of clicks.

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

Motherwell Skip Hire FAQs

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

A builders skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These are the biggest skips used to dispose of weighty construction waste materials such as rock, concrete, gravel or dirt.

The builders skip is perfect for a number of jobs. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning the loft space, these large skips tend to be the most cost-effective choice available.

How long can I keep a skip for?

The standard hire term is 2 weeks from the delivery date. However, at the time you book the skip, you can tell us a collection date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if your skip is fully loaded earlier than anticipated, let us know, and we will get it picked up as quickly as possible.

Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. However, it is important to understand that this may not be possible during busy periods. Once collected, your skip will be taken to your local waste transfer facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

Am I allowed to stack up waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You must only fill your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking rubbish up above this line will make it unsafe to move, and you can be told to take off the excess waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes the use of doors, or any other objects to increase the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.

Can you deliver skips across Lanarkshire?

We provide a UK wide skip hire and recycling service using a network of verified and fully licensed local partners. So whether you want skip hire in Motherwell, Uddingston, Airdrie, Hamilton or any other area in Lanarkshire, we can help.

What will happen to the rubbish when the skip is collected?

The contents of the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the waste will be separated by machinery and by hand into various waste materials, like soil, plastics, concrete and timber. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

If you operate a business in Motherwell and need to dispose of substantial volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin might be a great choice. Available in 20 to 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that you can hire.

As the label implies, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, in contrast to standard skips, which are lifted by using chains.

Am I allowed to put all sorts of waste in my skip?

Before getting your skip, it is important to ensure that the type of waste you wish to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Some examples of waste types you could put in a skip include home goods like furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use a skip to dispose of building and demolition rubbish, including wood, soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Some examples of forbidden items include electronic items, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently need to be discarded separately from any general waste.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Motherwell?

Our aim is to provide you with the lowest priced skip hire service in Motherwell. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have the skip situated on the highway or other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the additional expense of a skip permit.

How do I hire a skip online?

Hiring a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter in your postcode to see all the different skips we are able to deliver to Motherwell. Select which size you wish to hire, and confirm if it is going to be dropped on private property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

As soon as your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Will the skip come with a drop door?

For anybody who is selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop door. This is great for disposing of hefty building and construction materials, as it can be walked in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop-down door, though they are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are typically low enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, tell us when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a container with a drop door is delivered.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will make sure your skip will be delivered when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the following day.

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

You will need to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will often incur a fee for the wasted trip.

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

It is always best if you can be available when anyone delivers something to your property. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed exactly where you need it.

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

However, when it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you don’t need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

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

In most cases, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you need the skip to be placed on land outside of your company or home, you have got to receive authorisation from the local council in Motherwell, which is referred to as a permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this on your behalf, and so it’s one less thing to think about. The council does charge a fee for your license, plus you should know before ordering that obtaining the permit will often take up to two working days.

Am I able to put electronic items in my skip?

I’m afraid it is not permitted, since electronic items like old televisions, cookers, laptops and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects must be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly fashion.

Will a skip hire company from Motherwell deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Motherwell and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner firms are verified and tested to make sure they match our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.

What is a mini skip?

When you have a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, a mini skip could be the perfect choice. What size is described as a mini skip varies from business to business, according to what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The price is dependent on the particular size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for household work such as small DIY projects and garden shed clean ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Motherwell, you have multiple sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 yard container, often referred to as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for modest home clearances and DIY work.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold 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 are the most popular sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their substantial capacity also makes them well suited for household clearances including large objects such as household furniture and beds.

We are able to provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only appropriate for light waste, so they can not be used to get rid of garden soil or rubble.

For more details about the various skip sizes offered, including measurements, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

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