Skip Hire in Penicuik
If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Penicuik, you are certainly in the best place. We employ a network of regional and countrywide skip hire and recycling companies to provide a reliable and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.
We offer a complete choice of skip sizes suitable for any waste removal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, not to mention our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We will provide skips throughout Penicuik as well as the nearby towns and villages. If you are having a skip placed on your private property (like a driveway), we can normally complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be located on a street require a bit more time, because we have to get a permit from your local council.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a few clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Penicuik.
To get more information regarding hiring a skip or the services we offer, we have answered several of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Penicuik Skip Hire FAQs
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
You can in most cases have a skip for up to 2 weeks from your date of delivery. You can give a preferred pick up day at the time you place your order. Otherwise, you can let us know once you have finished with the skip, and we will arrange the collection. Generally, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer during busy periods.
How do I hire a skip online?
Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to see the range of skips we can deliver to Penicuik. Choose the size you want to order, and confirm if it is going to be delivered on private property. Enter in your details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.
Once your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.
Where will my rubbish be taken to once the skip is picked up?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets sorted into a range of waste types, which includes stone, metals and plastic materials. This helps to ensure as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
Am I allowed to get rid of electrical products in my skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods must be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electric products like washing machines, TVs, kettles, laptops and even hair straighteners.
How much does skip hire in Penicuik cost?
To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Penicuik, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you the sizes we provide in your location and how much each size will cost to hire. If the skip is going on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.
Will you deliver to other areas in Midlothian?
Absolutely. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we are able to supply skips to residential and commercial customers across Midlothian and anywhere else within the UK.
How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?
For those who have a small quantity of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip may be the ideal option. What size is referred to as a mini skip varies from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they offer.
The most common size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. The cost is based on the specific size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.
Mini skips are great for household work such as modest DIY projects and garden clean ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.
What waste can I put in the skip?
This is one of the most frequent questions people have about hiring a skip. The main thing to remember is that you may fill up your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are lots of kinds of waste which can result from garden projects, construction work and property clearances.
Some of the most typical items that we pick up in our skips include soil, wood, hedge trimmings, kitchen cabinets, baths, and other household objects.
There are also some materials that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. This can include any electronic products (refrigerators, TVs or printers for example), tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and paint. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials, and therefore disposing of them needs to follow an entirely different process to make sure they don’t result in harm to the environment.
Will the skip come with a drop door?
For anybody who is choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop down door. This is ideal for getting rid of heavy building and construction waste materials, as it can be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop-down door, however they are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are generally low enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you need 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 provided.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Penicuik?
This depends on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need a skip permit when it is put on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit when your skip is on private property, like a drive or inside your business premises.
If you do need to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Just tell us during the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with your local authority. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can locate your skip on your own property, you will save some money.
Will a Penicuik skip hire company deliver my skip?
To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work together with a wide range of local and nationwide companies. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to guarantee we are able to supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We will make sure your skip will be provided on the day required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. If you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the next day.
Although we can’t promise an exact delivery time, we will always do our best to arrive within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.
You have to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will in most cases incur a fee for the wasted journey.
What size roll-on roll-off skips do you provide?
The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to transport significant amounts of waste. Mostly, these type of containers are used for business purposes. However, household clients can also hire them. You should think about the space they take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be hired for light materials including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and stone.
Can I stack up the waste in my skip?
No. You can only fill up the skip up to the level load line. Stacking waste materials up above this line will make it dangerous to move, and you may be told to take away the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.
What different sizes do skips come in?
We are able to offer a wide selection of skip sizes to meet your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip best for modest DIY tasks and domestic clearances. A popular choice for more substantial jobs, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.
For Penicuik companies with a significant quantity of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.
Should you need help figuring out which skip size you need, have a look at our handy skip size comparison.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The term builders skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. The label stems from the fact that they are the most popular sizes used by builders and tradespeople.
These substantial skips are great for numerous domestic and industrial tasks. They are the biggest skip sizes that you can use for weighty builders waste including soil, rubble and bricks.
Do I need to be there when the skip is delivered?
It is always a good idea to be available when anyone delivers anything to your house. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be placed precisely where you need it.
The same goes if you have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.
Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
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