Queensferry Skip Hire
If you are searching for affordable skip hire in Queensferry, you are in the best place. We utilise a network of regional and countrywide skip hire and recycling companies to provide a trusted and efficient service to both household and business clients.
We offer a thorough range of sizes perfect for all waste removal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not to mention our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We are able to provide skips across Queensferry as well as the surrounding areas. If you are having a skip placed on your private property (for example a driveway), we can typically arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be located on a street take a little bit longer, because we will need to purchase a skip permit from the local council.
By using our simple online booking system, you can hire your skip within only a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Queensferry.
For further information regarding hiring a skip and the services we offer, we have addressed several of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Queensferry Skip Hire FAQs
How much will skip hire in Queensferry cost?
This is determined by the skip size you require and if you need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the lowest priced option. The most costly and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in business settings. To obtain an immediate quotation for skip hire in Queensferry, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
What is a builders skip?
The name builder’s skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These will be the largest containers used to dispose of heavy building materials such as stone, concrete, rubble or garden soil.
A builder’s skip is ideal for a variety of jobs. If you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or clearing out the garage, these substantial skips are often the most affordable solution available.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
The fee for hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to 2 weeks. Usually, this will provide you with sufficient time to load 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 sooner, we are happy to arrange your pick up. Just contact us when you have finished, and then we will prepare to send out one of our drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.
Who will deliver my skip?
A local skip company will likely deliver your skip in Queensferry. We utilize a network of both local and national businesses to enable us to offer our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are thoroughly assessed to make certain they match the high standards we demand when it comes to service, cost and environmental performance.
Is it ok to fill the skip above the top?
Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it hazardous to move, and you may have to remove any items higher than the level load mark. This also means you can not make use of sheets of timber, doors or some other item, as this will increase the size of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.
Please make sure you select the correct size of skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you’re unsure which size you require. We will be happy to help.
Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is delivered?
You don’t need to be home when the skip is going to be delivered, however it does help. Being there when your skip is due to be delivered means that you can ensure the lorry driver is given complete access and that your skip can be dropped precisely where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to business premises, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.
Even so, for those who can’t be available for delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask that you tell us when you place your order, and we will organise everything from there.
What size is a roll-on roll-off container?
If you run a company in Queensferry and need to get rid of large volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin might be a fantastic option. Available in 20 – 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal skips available.
As the label suggests, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, as opposed to conventional skips, that are lifted using chains.
What size is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are perfect for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them ideal for driveways.
They can be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from house furnishings and broken toys to paving slabs and soil. Having a capacity of approximately 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip will save you having to make multiple journeys to the local recycling centre.
What types of rubbish am I allowed to throw in a skip?
You are allowed to throw a variety of rubbish into your skip. This includes timber, floor tiles, plastics or concrete from a household clearance. Tree and bush clippings, dirt and stone from garden jobs are allowed too. Worktops from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also go in your skip.
There are, however, a few items that you cannot put in a skip because of the potential environment or health risk they may cause.
You cannot throw out your fridge freezer, laptop or car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these items include hazardous materials in one kind or another. They need to be discarded separately from general waste.
If you need hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to organise a separate service for this material. Please contact us for further information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you might be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Queensferry?
Ordering a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your postcode to look at the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver to Queensferry. Choose which size you wish to hire, and confirm if it is going to be delivered on private property. Type in your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.
After your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all of your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
Am I allowed to put electronic items in the skip?
I’m afraid this is not allowed, because electrical products including old TVs, freezers, pcs and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects have to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly fashion.
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
Our company offers a complete selection of skip capacities to domestic and industrial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various sizes on offer, with a rough idea of how much rubbish each skip is capable of holding:
- 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 additional information about our selection of skips, such as dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Do you deliver skips across City of Edinburgh?
As well as delivering skips to Queensferry, we also deliver to other towns and villages within City of Edinburgh. By utilising a network of local and national waste management businesses, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Queensferry, Edinburgh or %OTHER2%, we have got it covered.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We can usually supply skips to Queensferry the next working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our simple online booking platform offers you a number of delivery dates to select from. So whether you would like your skip to arrive asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.
What happens to the waste once the skip is picked up?
If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get segregated into a number of waste streams, which includes stone, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the waste is recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to minimising environmental impact by sending as little to landfill as possible!
Do all skips have a drop door?
The majority of containers can be provided with a drop door, making them easy to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you would like a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.
A skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the container, particularly with weighty materials, such as garden soil and concrete, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to put in large and bulky items, such as furniture.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Queensferry?
This depends on where the skip is going to be located. You will only require a permit when it is put on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not need a permit when your skip is on your private property, like a driveway or on your company premises.
Should you need to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Just tell us while completing the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with your local council. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate the skip on your own property, it will save you some pounds.
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