Skip Hire in Saltcoats

If you are searching for reasonably priced skip hire in Saltcoats, you are certainly in the best place. We employ a network of local and countrywide skip hire and recycling companies to provide a reliable and efficient service to both domestic and business customers.

We provide an extensive range of skip sizes perfect for all waste disposal needs. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, as well as our range of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.

Our team provide skips across Saltcoats as well as the nearby areas. If you are having a skip placed on your private property (like a driveway), we can in most cases schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be on the highway require a little bit more time, because we must get a skip permit from the local authority.

With a simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Saltcoats.

To get more information about hiring a skip and the services we provide, we have answered many of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.

Saltcoats Skip Hire FAQs

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can normally have a skip for up to 14 days from the date of delivery. You are able to provide a chosen pick up day at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us after you have finished with the skip, and then we will plan your collection. Generally, this will be the following working day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer during hectic times.

What size skips have a drop down door?

Having a skip that has a drop down door helps make loading rubbish into the skip so much easier. This is especially true with heavy waste such as soil or stone, which can then be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away big bulky objects such as household furniture a lot easier also.

The majority of skip containers can be provided with a drop down door, but this can sometimes depend upon your area and availability. Let us know when you place your online order if a door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

Can you deliver to other areas in Ayrshire and Arran?

Of course, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skip sizes to locations across Ayrshire and Arran, such as Saltcoats, Prestwick, Maybole and Stevenston. So no matter where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are big industrial scale skips used mainly within the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them ideal for businesses that produce large quantities of waste materials.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size delivered by skip firms and is designed for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies provide a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Saltcoats and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip companies are verified and tested to make certain they satisfy our expectations for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we are able to access the place you need it located, we will take care of everything.

For those who are not likely to be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery directions when booking your order. For example, you might want the skip to be positioned at a particular area of the driveway. Or you might need to ensure the skip doesn’t hinder entry to your garage.

Whatever the case may be, let us know when ordering, and then we will ensure the instructions are passed on to the lorry driver.

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

Usually, it will be possible to get a skip positioned on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But to do this, you will need to have consent from your local authority in Saltcoats, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority do impose a fee for the license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

The builders skip is regarded as the popular skip that is ordered in the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builders skip is great for most building and construction work, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the largest size which can be used for heavy materials such as dirt, concrete, bricks and gravel.

How do you order a skip in Saltcoats?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery address to view the range of skips we can deliver to Saltcoats. Choose the size you wish to order, and confirm if it is going to be dropped on your own property. Enter in your details and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

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

Am I able to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods must be kept separate from general waste materials to get recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electric items including washing machines, monitors, toasters, tablets and even hairdryers.

Can I throw all types of rubbish in my skip?

You may use a skip to get rid of many different waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and handling a multitude of materials from building work, garden landscaping and home clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste materials can include:

  • Furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many materials are usually accepted, and therefore whether you want to get rid of metals, plastic materials, timber or old toys, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and materials you throw in the skip can vary depending on the size skip you have hired. All skips have a weight limit for safety. So if you would like discard garden soil and gravel, for example, the biggest size you would be able to use will be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

What sort of materials am I not allowed to put in my skip?

There are a few materials you are not able to throw out in the skip. The reason for this is that these items contain hazardous elements which may be harmful to the environment. They could also be hazardous to human health, therefore they have to be discarded separately under UK law.

A few examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Saltcoats, you will have numerous sizes to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 yard skip, also known as a mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is fantastic for modest domestic clearances and DIY tasks.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These represent the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. But their big capacity also makes them ideal for household tidy ups involving bulky objects like furniture and beds.

We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for anyone with even bigger rubbish disposal needs. These skips are only appropriate for light waste, so they cannot be used to get rid of garden soil or concrete.

For more details about the various capacities offered, including proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

What is the cost of skip hire in Saltcoats?

The price of getting a skip in Saltcoats will depend on the size of skip you want. The lowest priced option available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you require a larger sized skip, like an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also increase if you want to have your skip on the highway, as you will need a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How fast can you deliver a skip in Saltcoats?

We will ensure your skip is 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 normally deliver your chosen skip the next day.

Although we can’t promise an exact delivery time, we will do our best to arrive within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

It is important to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a failed delivery attempt will most likely incur a charge for the wasted journey.

Can I stack up waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You can only fill the skip up to the level load mark. Loading rubbish up above this line will make it unsafe to transport, and you can be asked to remove the extra waste before the skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets separated into a range of waste types, such as stone, soil and cardboard. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection will be recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

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