Affordable Skip Hire in Prestwick
If you are cleaning out the loft, getting some building work done or tidying up the shed, ordering skip is a fast and simple way to get rid of all of your excess rubbish. If you are looking to get a cheap skip hire firm in Prestwick, we can help.
We offer skips for jobs of any size. Whether you want a mini skip for a basic clean up or even a large builders skip for soil and bricks, we can offer a full range suited to projects big or small.
We deliver skips to households and companies throughout Prestwick and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you are, we will offer a dependable and cheap skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Getting a skip through us is quick and easy. Our online booking software enables you to select from a full selection of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Undecided what size skip you require for the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to see how much rubbish each size can hold.
Prestwick Skip Hire FAQs
Do you use local skip hire companies in Prestwick?
Since we offer a national waste management service, we utilise an extensive network of approved companies. These vary from small family-run skip hire companies 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 requirements.
What is a builder’s skip?
The name builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These are the biggest skips that can be hired to discard substantial construction waste such as rock, concrete, rubble or clay.
A builder’s skip is perfect for a variety of jobs. If you are having an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning the loft, these substantial skips tend to be the most affordable option available.
Will the skip have a drop down door?
The majority of containers can be supplied with a drop down door, which makes them easier to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you need a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we will do our best to accommodate.
Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste into the container, especially with heavy materials, such as soil and concrete, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in big and bulky objects, such as pieces of furniture.
What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?
When you have finished with your skip, we come and get it. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre either in or local to Prestwick where we sort the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, soil, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.
How long can I hire the skip for?
You can typically keep a skip for as many as two weeks from the date of delivery. It is possible to provide a preferred pick up date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us when you have finished with the skip, and then we will organise your collection. Usually, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer over busy times.
What is the cost of skip hire in Prestwick?
To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Prestwick, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display which sizes we offer in your town and how much each size costs to order. If your skip will be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.
Can you deliver skips across Ayrshire and Arran?
We provide a UK wide skip hire and waste management service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Prestwick, Troon, Irvine, Kilwinning or any other area in Ayrshire and Arran, we can assist.
Am I allowed to throw electrical items in my skip?
Electrical products such as tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore should not be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic products must be separated from other materials. This helps ensure they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.
Am I able to dispose of all types of waste in a skip?
You are allowed to fill up your skip with a variety of different waste types which are commonly generated from garage clearances, building work, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This may include wood, soil, bricks, garden trimmings, furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or old bathroom suites.
What you throw in the skip depends on the skip size you have hired, because there is a weight restriction. For instance, when you are using a skip for heavy construction wastes like concrete or soil, the largest size you could use is an 8 yard builders skip.
Some materials should not be discarded in a skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are considered hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately.
How much waste will a mini skip hold?
The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are great for small DIY work and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.
They can be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and bricks. With a volume of about 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make numerous visits to the local recycling centre.
What different sizes do skips come in?
We offer a whole range of skip capacities to domestic and industrial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various sized skips offered, with a rough idea of how much rubbish each skip can hold:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For further information about our choice of skips, like measurements and the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
How long will it take to get a skip in Prestwick?
We can typically supply skips to Prestwick the next working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.
Our simple online booking program offers you a range of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need a skip to arrive asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Prestwick?
Usually, it is possible to have the skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But in order to do this, you need to have consent from your local council in Prestwick, which is called a skip permit. We will arrange this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for the permit, and it can sometimes take 24-2 days for them to approve this.
Can I fill my skip above the level load mark?
No. You can only load the skip up to the level load mark. Piling rubbish up over this line makes it unsafe to transport, and you might be asked to take off the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, sheets of wood or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and it can also make it overweight.
How can I order a skip?
This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you want to hire. Tell us whether the skip shall be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or public property (such as the road). After that, select the date you would like your skip to get delivered. Check your order details and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. That’s it! We will deliver your skip to Prestwick on the date you have chosen.
Do I need to be at home when my skip will be delivered?
It is usually best if you can be there when anyone delivers anything to your property. That allows you to make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be located exactly where you want it.
The same goes for those who have a company. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
However, if it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
The roll-on roll-off container, often referred to as a RORO, is a large container that can be used to dispose of large amounts of waste. These bins are mainly for business use but can be hired by residential customers as well. However, you should have a good amount of space as these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger in comparison to the typical skip you will likely see on the roadside.
As a result of the size, these skips should only be provided for light materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suited to disposing of soil and rubble.
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