Skip Hire in St Andrews

With skips available in a variety of sizes, ordering skip hire in St Andrews couldn’t be easier. Whether you are aiming to clear out the shed, neaten up the back garden, renovate your house or you have a complete house clearance to handle, we are sure to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are looking for a small skip through to a large builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without needing to break your budget! All of the waste collected will be taken to nearby and fully licenced waste processing centres, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the benefits of hiring a skip?

A skip can be a fantastic asset for all kinds of waste clearance requirements. You may be cleaning out the garage, sorting out the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps planning to reclaim space in your home. Hiring a skip means that you can discard this rubbish quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer several visits to the local recycling facility.

If you require a low-cost skip hire solution in St Andrews, we are here to help. We can provide skip hire for tasks big and small, plus we’re experienced with hiring to both domestic and industrial clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your home or business premises in St Andrews, along with the surrounding areas. This means you can rely on our affordable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that ordering a skip through our website is hassle-free and dependable. We have a simple online booking system which enables clients to select from a substantial choice of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are not sure where to begin when hiring a skip, the information below strives to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it’s knowing which skip best suits your requirements, the length of time you can hire it for, as well as what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

St Andrews Skip Hire FAQs

What is the cost of hiring a skip in St Andrews?

Our goal is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in St Andrews. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have the skip located on the highway or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the extra expense of a skip permit.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you need your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you have asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you complete your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we strive to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery site, as failed deliveries can result in a fee for a wasted journey.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size available from skip firms and is ideal for small DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.

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

Can a skip be dropped on a road in St Andrews?

In most circumstances, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you need your skip to be positioned on land outside of your company or home, you need to get authorisation from the local council in St Andrews, which is called a skip permit. If necessary, we will be happy to arrange this on your behalf, therefore it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority will charge a fee for your skip license, and you should know before booking that obtaining the permit will often take up to two working days.

How can I order a skip in St Andrews?

We have developed our booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. Step one is to type in your delivery postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we are able to supply in St Andrews. Pick the best size to meet your needs and provide the details of when and where you need the skip delivered. Then you can make payment through the secure payment platform, and we will send you an email to confirm the order once your order is done!

What waste can I put in my skip?

You are able to throw a variety of waste into the skip. This includes timber, ceramic tiles, plastics or bricks from a household clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, top soil and stone from garden jobs are permitted too. Cupboards and worktops from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be thrown in the skip.

There are, however, some materials that you are not allowed to put in a skip a result of the possible environmental or health risk they might trigger.

You cannot get rid of your fridge, computer or old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also prohibited in the skip. All of these items incorporate hazardous elements in one form or another. They need to be disposed of separately from your normal waste.

If you want hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to organise an independent service for this material. Feel free to email us for more information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

Will a St Andrews skip hire company deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in St Andrews and the rest of the country. All of our partner businesses are approved and evaluated to make certain they meet our standards for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The term builders skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The name comes from the fact that these are the most common sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.

These big containers are perfect for numerous residential and commercial projects. These are the biggest size skips that you can use for weighty builders waste like dirt, stone and gravel.

Can I dispose of electronic items in the skip?

No, you cannot throw old electrical waste items in a skip. This can include such things as laptops, cookers, washing machines, refrigerators and televisions. Electrical objects can’t be disposed of in a skip because they can include hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled.

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

No, you don’t have to be home when we deliver the skip. So long as we are able to access the place you want it delivered, we will take care of everything.

For those who will not be at home, simply let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you place your order. For example, you might prefer the skip to be positioned on a particular part of the drive. Alternatively, you may want to ensure that the skip doesn’t prevent use of your garage.

No matter what the situation may be, provide the details when you place your order, and then we will ensure your instructions are passed to the lorry driver.

What will happen to the waste when the skip is collected?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into various waste streams, including wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This ensures that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Will the skip be supplied with a drop door?

The majority of skips can be delivered with a drop door, making them easy to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.

A skip that has a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the bin, especially with heavy materials, like dirt and concrete, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load big and bulky objects, such as household furniture.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can in most cases have a skip for as long as 14 days from your date of delivery. You can give a chosen collection day at the time you make your order. Otherwise, you can tell us when you have loaded the skip, and then we will plan the collection. Normally, this will be the following business day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer during hectic periods.

Can you deliver skips across Fife?

We provide a UK wide skip hire service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in St Andrews, Leven, Kinghorn, Pittenweem or any other area in Fife, we are able to assist.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

Skips come in a number of sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is ideal for small residential projects.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold roughly 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a good choice for garden shed clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal task to tackle, a builder’s skip could be the best option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title suggests, these are the most common sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, like clay and hardcore. But they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also provide 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For more info on the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Is it ok to pile up waste in my skip?

It is important never to overload your skip, as you run the risk of being required to take out excess waste prior to it being picked up. No matter what size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a safety condition, as transporting an overloaded container will be unsafe, as rubbish could drop and lead to injuries or damage to other people.

To avoid this situation, please ensure that you hire a size suited to your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full and you have extra waste to dispose of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to transport large quantities of waste materials. Predominantly, these containers are used for industrial uses. However, domestic customers can also order them. You have to consider the area they will take up, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for light materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of garden soil and concrete.

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