Stornoway Skip Hire

There are numerous reasons why you may find that you need to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they decide to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the midst of building work and wish to throw out the mess and stone left behind. You may just be thinking about ordering a skip to get rid of the junk that has accumulated in the attic over the years.

Whatever the reason may be, if you are searching for an affordable Stornoway skip hire service, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and efficient solution to both residential and commercial customers throughout Stornoway. Our skip hire service includes an array of sizes to tackle all waste management needs. If you don’t require too much space, the 2 yard mini skip will be the ideal solution for you. Equally, if you think that your task could be on the larger side, you may want to consider our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our services are available all over the Stornoway area, and we assist both household and industrial customers. With our simple online booking process, you can get your skip ordered within just a few clicks.

To start, enter your postcode to view all the different sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in Stornoway.

Stornoway Skip Hire FAQs

Can I fill up the skip higher than the top?

Unfortunately not. You must only fill up your skip up to the level load line. Stacking rubbish up above this line makes it dangerous to move, and you can be asked to take away the extra waste before the skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip dangerous and it could also make it overweight.

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

The rubbish in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling facility. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and by hand into various waste materials, such as soil, plastics, concrete and wood. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is always to maximise recycling and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Stornoway?

Ideally, you should have the skip left on a hard surface area. For anyone who is carrying out a domestic job, then a drive is going to be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you have got to obtain a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge or other public property in Stornoway. If this is needed, we will request the license to be issued for you. An additional fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are perfect for small DIY tasks and domestic clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furnishings and broken baby toys to paving blocks and concrete. With a capacity of about 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you needing to make multiple visits to the local recycling centre.

Am I able to dispose of electronic products in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods have to be kept separate from general waste materials to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electronic goods like tumble dryers, TVs, kettles, computers and even hair straighteners.

Will my skip come with a drop door?

The majority of skip sizes can be delivered with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip that has a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and we can do our very best to accommodate.

A skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the bin, particularly with weighty materials, such as garden soil and gravel, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to put in large and bulky objects, like furniture.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

You can normally have a skip for as many as 2 weeks from your delivery date. You may give a preferred collection date at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can let us know after you have loaded the skip, and we will prepare your collection. Normally, this will be the following business day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer over busy periods.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container used to transport large volumes of waste. Primarily, these containers are used for business applications. However, residential clients can also order them. It is essential to take into account the area they will take up, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be hired for light materials such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and concrete.

How do I order a skip online?

We have built our booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. The first task is to enter your postcode to view all the different skip sizes we can deliver in Stornoway. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and provide the details of when and where you want the skip to be delivered. You can then make payment with the secure payment platform, and we will send an email to verify the order once your order is complete!

What sort of rubbish can I throw in a skip?

You are allowed to put a variety of waste types into the skip. This includes wood, bathroom tiles, metal or bricks from a house clearance. Tree and bush cuttings, top soil and rock from garden work is allowed as well. Worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be discarded in a skip.

There are, however, some items that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the potential ecological or health risks they may trigger.

You can not throw in your fridge, laptop or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. All of these items incorporate hazardous materials in one kind or another. They need to be discarded separately from normal waste.

If you want hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to organise a separate collection for this waste. Please email for further information. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Stornoway?

As we offer a national waste management service, we use a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These vary from small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management providers. Our service providers are vetted to make sure they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.

Do I need to be at home when my skip is delivered?

You don’t have to be at your property when the skip is being delivered, however it will help. Being there when the skip is due for delivery means that you can ensure the lorry can be given full access and that your skip is dropped precisely where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to a business property, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, if you can’t be available for the delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Stornoway?

This will depend on the size you need and if you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the cheapest option. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in business settings. To get an immediate quotation for skip hire in Stornoway, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

What size skips do you supply?

We are able to offer a full-range of skip sizes to match your particular requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip perfect for small DIY projects and house clearances. A common option for bigger projects, refurbishments and building work is the 8 cubic yard skip.

For Stornoway businesses which produce a large volume of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need some help deciding on which skip size you need, check out our handy skip size comparison.

Do you deliver skips across Western Isles?

Certainly. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to provide skips to household and commercial customers across Western Isles and elsewhere within the UK.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can typically deliver skips to Stornoway 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 gives you a variety of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you would like the skip to arrive ASAP or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The phrase builders skip can refer to two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yd skip. The label originates from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes used by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial skips are great for an array of residential and business tasks. They are the biggest sizes that can be used for hefty builders waste such as soil, rubble and gravel.

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