Best Skip Hire in Port Glasgow

With skips available in many sizes, ordering a skip in Port Glasgow couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re wanting to clean out the attic, tidy up the garden, renovate your property or have a complete house clearance to handle, we are confident to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are looking for a midi skip right through to a large builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can get rid of your waste swiftly, conveniently and without needing to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected is sent to local and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of using a skip?

A skip can be a fantastic option for all sorts of waste clearance requirements. You may be cleaning out your garage, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps wishing to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip enables you to dispose of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without having to suffer several journeys to the local recycling centre.

If you require a low-cost and reliable skip hire solution in Port Glasgow, we are here to help you. This site offers skip hire for projects of all sizes, plus we’re experienced with hiring out to both household and trade clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your property or business premises across Port Glasgow, and also the adjoining towns and villages. This means you can depend on our reliable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that ordering a skip through us is hassle-free and dependable. We provide a straightforward online booking process which enables customers to pick from a substantial choice of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re unsure where to begin when hiring a skip, the guide below aims to answer the questions you might have. Whether it’s determining which skip is best suited for your requirements, how long you can hire it for, as well as what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Port Glasgow Skip Hire FAQs

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

If you manage a business in Port Glasgow and wish to dispose of large amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin may be a great choice. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers available.

As the label implies, these type of containers can be rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, as opposed to standard skips, which are picked up by using chains.

How do you hire a skip in Port Glasgow?

Ordering a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter in your address to look at all the different skips we can deliver to Port Glasgow. Select which size you wish to order, and confirm if it is going to be located on your own property. Enter in your information and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

Once your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all of your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

How large is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip provided by skip companies and is designed for small DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some firms provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

What will happen to the waste in my skip?

After you have finished filling up your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste recycling station either in or local to Port Glasgow where we separate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, metal, soil, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

Do you deliver to other areas in Renfrewshire?

Yes, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skips to areas across Renfrewshire, such as Port Glasgow, Barrhead, Greenock and Renfrew. So no matter where you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a wide range of sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small household jobs.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a good option for shed clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to take on, the builder’s skip may be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label implies, these are the most frequent sizes used by builders for building waste, such as clay and stone. But they can just as well be used for domestic rubbish such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also offer 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For more information about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Port Glasgow?

If at all possible, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface area. When you are carrying out a household task, then the driveway is going to be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither is available, the street or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you will need to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge as well as other public property in Port Glasgow. If this is required, we will request the permit to be issued on your behalf. An extra fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to 14 days. Usually, this provides you with plenty of time to fill the skip. However, if you need more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, if you finish with your skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange your pick up. Just tell us when you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.

Is it possible to have a skip that has a drop down door?

Using a skip that has a drop door will make filling rubbish into it so much easier. This is especially the case with heavy waste materials like garden soil or stone, which can then be walked straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make disposing of big bulky objects such as furniture easier too.

The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, although this can sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when making your order if a drop door is required, and we will do our very best to provide this.

Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?

Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to move, and you will probably be asked to remove any contents higher than the level load line. This also means you are unable to use sheets of timber, doors or another object, as this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal obligation to ensure that skips aren’t overfilled or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure you select the correct size of skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you are not sure which size is best. We would be happy to help.

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

The phrase builder’s skip can mean two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The term stems from the fact that these are the most common sizes that are ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These substantial skips are great for an array of household and commercial tasks. These are the biggest skip sizes that can be used for heavy builders waste including top soil, stone and bricks.

Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Electronic objects like television sets, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and so should not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered goods need to be separated from other materials. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Port Glasgow?

The cost of hiring a skip in Port Glasgow is determined by the size of skip you require. The least expensive skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you want a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The charge will also be more if you need to have your skip on the road, because you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Port Glasgow?

We use a network of both local and nationwide skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in Port Glasgow and the rest of the UK. All of our partner businesses are verified and tested to make certain they match our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

How long does it take to get a skip in Port Glasgow?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We can normally give you a next day delivery service for orders booked 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 street), you will need to get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

Due to many factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it to be delivered in a AM or PM slot.

What kinds of waste can you dispose of in a skip?

This is amongst the most common questions people have about hiring a skip. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you can fill your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of waste which can result from garden work, construction work and house clearances.

Some of the most frequent things which we find in our skips include dirt, wood, hedge trimmings, cabinets, bathroom suites, as well as other household items.

There are also some items that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. For example, any electronic items (fridge freezers, televisions and washing machines for example), old car tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and paint. These are all deemed hazardous waste, and so getting rid of them must comply with an entirely different process to ensure they do not result in damage to the environment.

Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?

No, you do not have to be home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we can gain access to where you need it positioned, we are able to manage it all.

In the event you will not be in, just let us know any relevant delivery directions when booking your order. For instance, you may want the skip to be dropped at a particular part of your property. Or you may want to ensure the skip does not prevent entry to your garage.

No matter what the case might be, let us know when you place your order, and we will make sure the instructions are passed to the lorry driver.

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