Skip Hire in Stranraer

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Stranraer, you are in the right place. We make use of a network of regional and national skip hire and recycling businesses to offer a reliable and efficient service to both domestic and business customers.

We offer an extensive choice of skip sizes suitable for any waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, not to mention our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.

We can deliver skips in Stranraer as well as the nearby areas. If you are having a skip placed on private property (for example a driveway), we can in most circumstances organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be on the highway require a little more time, since we will have to get a permit from the local authority.

With our simple online booking system, you can hire your skip within just a couple of clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Stranraer.

For more information about hiring a skip or the service we provide, we have addressed a number of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you want? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Stranraer Skip Hire FAQs

How much waste can a builders skip hold?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the common skip which is ordered across the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is ideal for most building and demolition jobs, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builders skip will be the biggest option which you can use for heavy waste materials such as soil, concrete, stone and gravel.

How can I hire a skip?

Hiring a skip should not be difficult. This is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter your delivery address to look at the range of skips we can deliver to Stranraer. Choose the size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be located on your own property. Enter in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

When your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Stranraer?

To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Stranraer, insert your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display the skip sizes we offer in your location and how much each option will cost you to hire. If the skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

What types of waste am I allowed to throw in a skip?

Prior to ordering a skip, you must check that the sort of waste you need to dispose of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you can throw in a skip include home goods like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You could also use your skip to discard building and demolition rubbish, such as wood, soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Some examples of forbidden items include things like electronic items, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore have to be discarded separately from your general rubbish.

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

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate from general waste materials to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electric powered products like cookers, TVs, kettles, computers and even hairdryers.

What skip sizes can have a door?

If you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop down door. This is perfect for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop-down door, although these are generally more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, please let us know when ordering. We will do our best to ensure a skip that has a drop door is provided.

How large is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip delivered by skip firms and is perfect for smaller DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip companies will offer 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 actual cost of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

Will a Stranraer skip hire company deliver my skip?

A local skip company will likely deliver your skip in Stranraer. We utilize a network of both regional and nationwide providers to allow us to offer our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are thoroughly assessed to guarantee they meet the high principles we demand regarding customer service, price and environmental performance.

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

The waste in the skip will be taken to a local waste recycling facility. Here the contents will be separated by machines and also by hand into various waste streams, including soil, cardboard, concrete and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can normally have a skip for as many as two weeks from your delivery date. You can give a preferred pick up date at the time you place your order. Alternatively, you can let us know after you have finished with the skip, and we will arrange your collection. In most cases, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer over hectic times.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Stranraer?

Ideally, you want to have the skip left on to a hard surface. For anybody who is doing a domestic task, then the drive is going to be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. Having said that, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public land, you must get a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be placed on the road, grass verge or other public property in Stranraer. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be granted for you. An extra fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

Will you deliver skips across Wigtown?

As well as delivering skips to Stranraer, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Wigtown. With the help of our network of local and national skip hire and recycling companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Stranraer, Wigtown or Newton Stewart, we have got it covered.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips are available in a number of different sizes to match different waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bags of rubbish, which is ideal for small domestic jobs.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold approximately 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is an excellent option for shed clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant rubbish disposal job to handle, the builder’s skip might be the best option. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the title suggests, these are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for building waste, including clay and stone. But they can equally well be used for household waste such as old furniture or bathroom suites.

We also deliver 10-16 cubic yard skips and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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

If you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be in on the day the skip is delivered. Then you can ensure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip will be situated exactly where you need it. The same is applicable if you have a skip delivered to company property, particularly when gates limit access.

However, if that isn’t achievable, you don’t have to stress. Simply tell us when making your order, and we will take care of everything.

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

The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a huge container that can be used to dispose of large amounts of waste. These containers are primarily for business use but can be hired by household clients too. However, you need a good amount of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger compared to the typical skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, RORO skips can only be hired for light materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not appropriate for disposing of concrete and bricks.

Is it ok to load up my skip above the top?

It is essential to never overload a skip. You must not pass the level load mark indicated along the side of the skip. If the skip is overloaded, it will become very unsafe to move. Which means that when you overload the skip, you could be required to take off the excess waste. Regardless of how safe you think the skip to be, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This can be hazardous and is therefore not allowed.

How long does it take to get a skip in Stranraer?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like your skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you have asked for. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you confirm your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have your skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive, 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 can access your required delivery position, as unsuccessful delivery attempts can lead to a fee for the wasted journey.

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