Skip Hire in Oban

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Oban, you are certainly in the best place. We utilise a network of local and national skip hire and recycling firms to provide a dependable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.

We provide you with a whole choice of sizes perfect for all waste disposal requirements. From the 2 yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard container, not to mention our collection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We will deliver skips throughout Oban as well as the nearby areas. If you are having a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can generally complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be on the highway require a little bit longer, since we will need to get a skip permit from your local authority.

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

For additional info about hiring a skip plus the service we provide, we have addressed many of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you need? Contact a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Oban Skip Hire FAQs

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

The items in your skip will be taken to the local waste transfer centre. Here the contents will be separated by machinery and also by hand into different waste streams, including metal, plastics, stone and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.

Can you deliver skips across Argyll and Bute?

Along with delivering skips to Oban, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Argyll and Bute. With the help of our network of regional and national skip companies, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering in Oban, Lochgilphead or Tobermory, we have got it covered.

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

The roll-on roll-off container, often referred to as a RORO, is a huge skip used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These bins are mainly for commercial use but can be hired by household customers too. Having said that, you should have plenty of space since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger in comparison to the average skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, RORO skips should only be provided for light materials like plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suitable for getting rid of soil and bricks.

Can I load up the skip higher than level load mark?

You should not fill up your skip past the level load mark. When you load it above the tip of this level, it means your skip will not be secure to transport, and you can be asked to take off any excess waste prior to it being picked up.

How big is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These are the biggest skips that can be hired to discard weighty building and construction waste such as rock, bricks, rubble or soil.

The builders skip is great for a wide range of jobs. Whether you are having an extension built, renovating your kitchen or clearing out the shed, these big containers are often the most cost-effective solution available.

What can I put in my skip?

You are able to load the skip with a wide array of different waste types which are commonly generated from garage clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This may include timber, top soil, concrete, garden trimmings, furniture, toys, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.

What you throw in the skip would depend on which size you have ordered, because there is a maximum weight restriction. For example, in the event that you are using your skip for heavy building wastes like concrete or top soil, the largest size you could hire is the 8 yard skip.

Some materials should not be discarded in your skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, car tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are considered hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately.

How much does skip hire in Oban cost?

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Oban, insert your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which sizes we offer in your area and how much each one will cost to hire. If the skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will in most cases include a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, this gives you plenty of time to fill the skip. However, if you need a little more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, should you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange a collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and then we will prepare to send out one of our drivers to collect the skip at the earliest opportunity.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Oban?

In most cases, it will be possible to have the skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or company. But to get this done, you must get permission from the local authority in Oban, which is called a skip permit. We are able to arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council do charge a fee for this permit, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

Do I need to stay in when the skip will be delivered?

It usually is a good idea to be in when anybody delivers anything to your home. That allows you to make sure there is access for your delivery, and the skip can be dropped just where you need it.

The same thing goes for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not there.

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

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

We can usually supply skips to Oban the following working day when an order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program provides you with a variety of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need your skip to arrive asap or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are ideal for small DIY jobs and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them great for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and old toys to paving slabs and garden soil. Having a capacity of around 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip can save you having to make multiple visits to the local recycling centre.

Will the skip have a drop door?

Virtually all skips can be supplied with a drop door, which makes them easy to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, such as dirt and gravel, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to put in large and bulky objects, like furniture.

Am I allowed to throw electronic items in the skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, since electrical items such as old TVs, fridges, pcs and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly manner.

How can I order a skip online?

We have developed our booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to type in your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we are able to supply in Oban. Select the right size to meet your requirements and provide the details of when and where you need your skip delivered. You can then make payment with the secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to verify your order as soon as your order is done!

Will a skip hire company from Oban deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both local and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Oban and the rest of the country. Our partner skip companies are verified and evaluated to guarantee they satisfy our standards for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Oban, you have various sizes to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

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

The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most popular sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their substantial capacity also makes them suitable for house clear ups including bulky objects such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only suitable for lightweight materials, so they can’t be used to get rid of soil or concrete.

For further information about the different skip sizes available, such as proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

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