Best Skip Hire in Westhill

With skips available in numerous sizes, ordering a skip in Westhill couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re looking to clean out the loft, neaten up the back garden, renovate your house or you have a full house clearance to take on, we are certain to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are interested in a midi skip through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure that you can dispose of your rubbish swiftly, easily and without needing to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected will be taken to nearby and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be sorted and recycled.

What are the benefits of getting a skip?

A skip is a fantastic option for all sorts of waste clearance needs. You might be clearing your shed, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or simply looking to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can get rid of this junk quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer multiple journeys to your local recycling facility.

If you want a low-cost skip hire service in Westhill, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for jobs big and small, and we’re experienced with hiring out to both household and industrial customers.

We are able to deliver a skip to your property or company premises in Westhill, plus the surrounding towns and villages. This means you can trust our very competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our aim is to ensure that choosing a skip through us is hassle-free and efficient. We have a simple online booking system that allows customers to pick from a large choice of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are uncertain where to start when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it is deciding which skip best fits your needs, how much time you are able to hire it for, as well as what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Westhill Skip Hire FAQs

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can typically hire the skip for up to two weeks from the day that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, you have the option of giving a preferred collection day when placing your order.

Alternatively, just tell us when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It could take a little bit longer to collect your skip during busy times, however we will always endeavour to come as quickly as possible.

Will a skip hire company from Westhill deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Westhill and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner firms are approved and tested to make sure they meet our expectations for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Westhill?

This depends on where the skip is going to be located. You will only need to have a permit if it is placed on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit when your skip is on your private property, such as a drive or inside your company premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we can organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Just tell us during the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with your local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can have your skip on private land, it will save you some pounds.

Is it ok to fill my skip higher than the level load line?

It is important to not overfill a skip. You must not pass the level load line indicated on the side of the skip. If your skip is overfilled, it can be very unsafe to move. Which means that if you overload the skip, you could be required to remove the surplus rubbish. Regardless of how secure you think the skip to be, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or other large flat materials to build up around the waste. That is unsafe and is therefore prohibited.

Can you deliver to other areas in Aberdeenshire?

Yes, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver our range of skips to areas throughout Aberdeenshire, such as Westhill, Inverurie, Peterhead and Huntly. So regardless of where you need a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

What is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is probably the most popular skip which is hired across the country. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building and construction projects, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip is the largest option that you can use for hefty materials such as dirt, concrete, stone and rubble.

What types of rubbish can I get rid of in a skip?

Your skip may be used to discard lots of different types of waste. We are experienced in collecting and processing lots of materials from building jobs, garden projects and property clearances. Examples of allowed waste types include:

  • Household furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Hardcore
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

The majority of waste types are generally permitted, so whether you would like to dispose of furniture, plastic materials, timber or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and items you put into your skip may vary depending on the size skip you ordered. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So to be able to dispose of top soil and bricks, for example, the biggest size you would be allowed to hire would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

What sort of items am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are some materials you are not permitted to dispose of in the skip. The reason for this is that some goods contain hazardous elements which can be harmful to the environment. They may also be hazardous to human health, so they need to be discarded separately within UK regulations.

Some examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How soon can you deliver a skip in Westhill?

We will make sure your skip will be delivered when required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. If you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the very next day.

Although we cannot promise a precise delivery time, we will always do our best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will often incur a fee for the wasted trip.

What happens to the waste once the skip is collected?

The materials in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and also by hand into various waste materials, like soil, cardboard, hardcore and wood. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to maximise the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you have a company in Westhill and want to dispose of large amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container might be a fantastic option. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers available.

As the label implies, these type of containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, unlike conventional skips, which are lifted by using chains.

What size is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to dispose of some household waste, a mini skip may be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal option to handle many tasks.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be placed on the side of the road, subject to receiving a skip permit.

Although most frequently hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can even be used for smaller commercial jobs.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Westhill?

Our goal is to deliver the most affordable skip hire service in Westhill. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip you hire. This 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 want to have a skip located on the road or any other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the added price of the skip permit.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a wide range of different sizes to match different waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bags of rubbish, which is ideal for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold around 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a fantastic choice for shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more substantial waste disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip could be the most suitable choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label indicates, these are the most common sizes ordered by builders for building waste, such as soil and stone. However they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also supply 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further details about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

The majority of skip sizes can be supplied with a drop down door, making them easier to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we will do our very best to accommodate.

A skip that has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste into the skip, particularly with weighty materials, like garden soil and gravel, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky items, like pieces of furniture.

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

You don’t need to be at your property when your skip is delivered, however it can help. Being in whenever the skip is delivered means you can make sure the driver is given complete access and that the skip is located precisely where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is delivered to a company property, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, if you can’t be around during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.

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

No, you can not dispose of old or unwanted electronic waste products in your skip. This includes such things as laptops, microwaves, dishwashers, freezers and television sets. Electric objects can’t be thrown in a skip because they can have dangerous materials and components.

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

How can I hire a skip in Westhill?

Ordering a skip in Westhill with us is very simple. Decide on the skip size you will need and then input a handful of details about where and when you want the skip to be delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then arrange to have your skip delivered on the date selected.

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