Portsoy Skip Hire

Whether you are clearing your attic space, getting some building work done or tidying in the garden shed, getting a skip is a quick and simple option to eradicate your unwanted junk. If you are searching to get a reliable skip hire company in Portsoy, we can help.

We can offer skips for jobs of any size. Whether you require a midi skip for a standard tidy up or a builder’s skip for top soil and bricks, we are able to supply a full range perfect for jobs big or small.

We can deliver skips to houses and businesses throughout Portsoy and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you might be, we are able to provide a trusted and cheap skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Ordering a skip through us is simple. Our online booking software lets you choose from a complete variety of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size skip you require for the job? Why not check out our skip size calculator to determine the amount of rubbish each size can handle.

Portsoy Skip Hire FAQs

Is it ok to fill my skip above the level load mark?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it hazardous to move, and you will probably have to empty any items over the level load line. This means you cannot make use of sheets of timber, doors or any other object, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal obligation to make sure that containers aren’t overfilled or overweight before transporting them.

Please be sure to choose the appropriate sized skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you are uncertain which size you need. We will be happy to help.

Should I stay in when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t have to be home when the skip is being delivered, but it can help. Being home when your skip is delivered means you can make sure the lorry can be given full access and that your skip is placed exactly where you need it. Likewise, if your skip is hired to your company premises, we will appreciate your support during delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, in the event you can’t be available for the delivery, don’t worry. We just ask that you let us know when you place the order, and we will arrange everything from there.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Portsoy?

Ideally, you want to have the skip left on to a hard surface. For anyone who is carrying out a residential task, then your driveway is going to be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you will have to have a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be positioned on a street, grass verge or other public property in Portsoy. If this is needed, we will arrange for the permit to be granted for you. An additional cost, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.

Am I able to get a skip that has a drop door?

For anyone who is choosing a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is perfect for getting rid of hefty building and demolition materials, as it can be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, though these are typically more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are generally small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a skip which has a drop door is supplied.

Can you deliver skips across Banffshire?

Along with delivering skips to Portsoy, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Banffshire. With the help of our network of local and national skip hire and recycling companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Portsoy, Charlestown of Aberlour or Buckie, we have got you covered.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We can supply a full-range of skip sizes to meet your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip suitable for modest DIY tasks and domestic clearances. A common choice for larger tasks, renovations and building work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For Portsoy businesses which generate a significant amount of bulky waste materials, we can offer RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you require some help choosing which size skip you need, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.

What types of waste can I put in the skip?

It is possible to fill the skip with a variety of different waste types which are commonly produced from garage clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This may include wood, garden soil, rubble, garden trimmings, furniture, clothing, cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.

What you put in the skip would depend on the size you have hired, because there is a weight restriction. For example, when you are using the skip for heavy building waste such as bricks or garden soil, the maximum size you can use is the 8 yard skip.

Some materials can not be discarded in the skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.

How long can I keep the skip for?

You can generally hire your skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the option of providing a preferred collection date when you place your order.

Otherwise, simply let us know when you have finished with your skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in the vast majority of cases, it will be the next working day.

It can take a little while longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.

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

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a day that suits you. We will typically give a following day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip on private property, as to go on public property (such as a highway), you need to obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to several factors that could impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it to be delivered in a AM or PM slot.

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into the different waste streams, like wood, metals, paper, etc. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Am I allowed to throw away electrical items in the skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods need to be kept separate from general rubbish to get recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electric powered goods such as washing machines, televisions, toasters, laptops and even hairdryers.

Will a skip hire company from Portsoy deliver my skip?

As we provide a national skip service, we utilise a diverse network of verified companies. These can include small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental expectations.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Portsoy?

This depends upon the skip size you will need and if you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the cheapest option. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To obtain an instant quotation for skip hire in Portsoy, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

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 will be the biggest skips that can be hired to dispose of heavy building and construction waste materials such as stone, concrete, gravel or garden soil.

The builders skip is ideal for a number of jobs. If you are having an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning the shed, these large skips are usually the most cost-effective choice available.

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

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to get rid of large quantities of waste materials. Predominantly, these type of skips are hired for industrial applications. Having said that, residential customers can also use them. It is essential to look at the space they occupy, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be hired for light-weight materials like paper, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of soil and rubble.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

If you are searching for a low-cost skip to dispose of some household rubbish, a mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to take on many tasks.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be located on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit.

Although most frequently chosen by household customers, the mini skip can even tackle small commercial jobs.

How do you hire a skip?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you want to hire. Let us know whether the skip will be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or on council property (like the street). After that, select the date you would like the skip to get delivered. Check your order and then make payment using our secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Portsoy on the date you have selected.

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