Musselburgh Skip Hire

There are so many reasons why you may find you will want to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they decided to clean up an overgrown garden. Others could be in the midst of building work and wish to discard the soil and concrete left behind. You may be considering ordering a skip to clear out the rubbish which has accumulated in your attic throughout the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are looking for a reliable Musselburgh skip hire service, then your search is over.

We provide a cost-effective and reliable service to both household and business customers in Musselburgh. Our skip hire service includes a variety of sizes to deal with all waste disposal and recycling requirements. If you don’t want too much space, the mini skip may be the perfect solution for you. Equally, if you feel that your requirements might be on the larger side, you might like to consider one of our 6 or 8 cubic yard builders skips.

Our service is available all over the Musselburgh area, and we work with both household and commercial clients. Using a simple online ordering platform, you can get a skip ordered with only a few clicks.

To get going, enter your postcode to check out all the different sizes offered and the price to hire a skip in Musselburgh.

Musselburgh Skip Hire FAQs

What is the process of ordering a skip in Musselburgh?

Hiring a skip in Musselburgh with us is very straightforward. Decide on the skip size you want and input a few details about where and when you need the skip delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then schedule to get your skip delivered to you.

How long can I hire the skip for?

Normally, you can keep the skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you don’t need to rush through your project. When you have completed your project or the skip is loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

Is it ok to stack up the waste in my skip?

It is essential not to overfill a skip. You should not pass the level load mark that is shown along the side of the skip. If your skip is overfilled, it will become very dangerous to move. This means that when you overfill your skip, you may be required to take off the excess waste. Regardless of how secure you feel the skip is, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. This is dangerous and is therefore not allowed.

How big is a builders skip?

The term builders skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yd skip. The term comes from the fact that these are the most common sizes that are ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are perfect for a multitude of domestic and industrial projects. These are the largest size skips that can be used for hefty builders waste such as top soil, rubble and concrete.

Am I able to throw away electronic items in the skip?

Unfortunately this is not allowed, because electronic products like old televisions, cookers, laptops and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items must be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco friendly way.

Which skip sizes 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, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you need 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.

A skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the container, particularly with weighty materials, such as garden soil and rubble, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load big and bulky items, like household furniture.

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

If you manage a company in Musselburgh and want to get rid of large amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a fantastic choice. Available in 20 – 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that you can hire.

As the name suggests, these type of containers are rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, as opposed to normal skips, which are lifted using chains.

What size is a mini skip?

If you have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, the mini skip could be the best solution. What size is called a mini skip varies from company to company, according to what sizes they have.

The most common size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to have a 3 yard container as their smallest option. Price is dependent on the particular size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for residential jobs including modest DIY projects and garden clean ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

What will happen to the rubbish?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into different waste streams, like timber, metals, paper, etc. This makes sure that as much of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the street in Musselburgh?

This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only require a skip permit if it is placed on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit when your skip is on your private property, such as a driveway or inside your company premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we will arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Just let us know while completing the order process, and then we will make the required arrangements with your local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can position your skip on private land, it will save you a few pounds.

Will a Musselburgh skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we provide a national waste management service, we use a diverse network of verified and approved businesses. These range from small family-run skip hire firms to national waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental standards.

How long will it take to get a skip in Musselburgh?

When your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it for you on a day that suits you. We will usually offer a following day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, because to go on public property (such as a highway), you must get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

Due to numerous factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered within a AM or PM slot.

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

No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver the skip. As long as we can gain access to where you want it delivered, we can manage it all.

If you will not be at home, simply let us have any relevant delivery instructions when booking the order. For example, you might need the skip to be positioned at a particular side of the drive. Or you might want to ensure that the skip does not obstruct entry to your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, let us know when ordering, and then we will ensure the directions are passed to the delivery driver.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Musselburgh?

The cost of hiring a skip in Musselburgh will depend on the size of skip you need. The lowest priced skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and clearances. If you need a larger skip, such as an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The charge will also be more if you need to have a skip positioned on the highway, as you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We are able to offer a wide selection of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip perfect for modest DIY jobs and house clearances. A popular choice for larger jobs, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For Musselburgh firms which produce a large amount of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need help choosing which skip size you require, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.

Do you deliver skips across East Lothian?

Yes, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skips to areas across East Lothian, such as Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans and North Berwick. So wherever you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What waste materials am I allowed to put in the skip?

Before you hire a skip, it is essential to check that the sort of rubbish you wish to discard is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials need to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types it is possible to discard in your skip include household items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use a skip to dispose of building and construction rubbish, including bricks, dirt, rubble, metals and concrete.

Examples of restricted items include electrical goods, tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste and subsequently need to be discarded separately from any general rubbish.

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