Tranent Skip Hire

If you are planning to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Tranent skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop a skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.

If you have a small amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip could be a perfect option. Interested in something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a major task on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we have a range of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs may be, we can provide the skip that is perfect for the situation.

Be it to your property or even your company, we can provide a skip to wherever you need it in Tranent. Jobs can take place anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Order on our website or contact a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.

Below are some of the common questions we get with regards to our skip hire and recycling service.

Tranent Skip Hire FAQs

What size skips can you offer?

We provide a wide range of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip ideal for modest DIY tasks and domestic clearances. A popular option for more substantial tasks, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.

For Tranent businesses which produce a large amount of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need help deciding which size skip you require, check out our useful skip size comparison.

Will a skip hire company from Tranent deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work with a variety of local and nationwide businesses. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to ensure we can offer customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.

How soon can you deliver a skip to Tranent?

We can normally supply skips to Tranent the following working day when an order is placed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking platform will give you a number of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you want a skip delivered asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

Getting a skip which has a drop door makes filling waste into the skip a lot easier. This is especially the case with heavy waste like dirt or stone, which can then be walked directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading up large bulky objects like pieces of furniture much easier also.

Most skips can be provided with a drop door, but it will sometimes depend upon your location and availability. Let us know when you place your order if a door is required, and we will do our very best to provide this.

What is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low-cost skip to get rid of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip may be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to deal with many jobs.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be positioned on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most commonly chosen by domestic customers, the mini skip can also be used for small commercial jobs.

What size roll-on roll-off containers do you provide?

If you manage a business in Tranent and want to get rid of large quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off bin might be a fantastic option. Offered in 20 to 40 cubic yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that you can hire.

As the label indicates, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, as opposed to conventional skips, that are picked up using chains.

What things can I put in the skip?

Before hiring your skip, it is essential to check that the sort of waste you intend to discard is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials must be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you may discard in your skip include home goods like furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use your skip to throw out building and demolition waste, including bricks, top soil, stone, metals and gravel.

Examples of prohibited items include things like electrical items, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore have to be discarded separately from your general waste.

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

It is usually best if you can be available when anyone delivers anything to your house. That enables you to make sure there is access for the delivery, and the skip can be located precisely where you want it.

The same applies for those who have a company. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.

However, if it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the street in Tranent?

Usually, it will be possible to get the skip put on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But to get this done, you will need to get approval from your local council in Tranent, which is called a skip permit. We can order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council will charge a fee for your permit, and it will sometimes take 24-2 days for them to authorise this.

How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?

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

These substantial skips are suitable for a wide variety of domestic and industrial projects. They are the biggest skip sizes that you can use for heavy builders waste such as dirt, stone and gravel.

Am I allowed to throw away electronic items in my skip?

Electronic items such as televisions, freezers, fridges, personal computers, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous type of waste and so cannot be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric products should be separated from other materials. This helps ensure they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a local waste recycling station. Here the waste will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into various waste materials, such as soil, cardboard, hardcore and wood. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is always to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.

How do you order a skip online?

Ordering a skip should not be difficult. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter in your delivery address to view the range of skips we can deliver to Tranent. Choose which size you would like to order, and confirm whether it is going to be dropped on your own property. Enter your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

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

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Generally, you can have your skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t need to rush through your project. When you have finished your project or the skip is loaded before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to get it as soon as possible.

How much will skip hire in Tranent cost?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Tranent, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which sizes we offer in your area and how much each option will cost you to hire. If the skip will be on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also have to be factored in.

Can I pile up the waste in my skip?

No, you can only pack your skip up to the level load line. Piling rubbish up over this line would make it unsafe to transport, and you can be told to take away the excess waste before the skip can be collected. This includes using doors, or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.

Will you deliver to other areas in East Lothian?

We offer a nationwide skip hire and recycling service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partners. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Tranent, Musselburgh, Dunbar, Prestonpans or any other site in East Lothian, we are able to help.

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