Whithorn Skip Hire

If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy kids bedroom, ordering a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Whithorn skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop a skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

Should you have a small amount of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip could be a great choice. In search of something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have a significant project on your hands, such as having an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we have a selection of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can provide the skip that is just right for the job.

Whether it be to your property or your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Whithorn. Projects may occur anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

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

Whithorn Skip Hire FAQs

When will my skip be delivered?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We can typically give you a next day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, because to go on public property (like a street), you will have to gain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it to be delivered in a morning or afternoon slot.

Do you deliver skips across Wigtown?

We offer a nationwide skip hire and recycling service using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Stranraer, Wigtown or any other area in Wigtown, we are able to assist.

Which size skips have a door?

Virtually all skips can be provided with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you want a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we will do our best to accommodate.

A skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, like soil and bricks, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky objects, like furniture.

How can I order a skip?

Hiring a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery address to view the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver to Whithorn. Pick which size you want to hire, and confirm if it will be dropped on your own property. Type in your information and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

Once your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Is it okay to stack up the waste in my skip?

You should not fill up your skip past the level load mark. If you fill it up above the tip of this mark, it means that the skip will not be safe and secure to transport, and you may be asked to take off any extra waste before it can be collected.

What will happen to the rubbish?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The waste gets separated into a range of waste streams, such as timber, metals and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Whithorn?

Ideally, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface. If you are doing a household project, then a driveway will be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you will need to obtain a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be placed on a road, grass verge as well as other public property in Whithorn. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be granted on your behalf. An extra fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Whithorn?

This is determined by the size you need and if you require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the least expensive option. The most costly and largest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To get an immediate quote for skip hire in Whithorn, enter your postcode into the search box above.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Whithorn?

A local skip hire firm will likely deliver your skip in Whithorn. We utilize a network of both local and national businesses to allow us to provide our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These businesses are comprehensively assessed to guarantee they match the high standards we require regarding service, cost and environmental performance.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builders skip means the size of skip most often used for construction jobs. There are typically two skip sizes that can be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to dispose of large amounts of building and demolition waste materials, like soil, concrete and stone.

Even though they are branded a builders skip, they can be used for many other residential and industrial waste disposal jobs.

How long can I hire the skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to a fortnight. Usually, this will provide you with sufficient time to load the skip. However, if you need more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, if you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange a pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip at the earliest opportunity.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

If you run a business in Whithorn and want to dispose of substantial amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container may be a fantastic choice. Offered in 20 – 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers available.

As the name implies, these type of containers can be rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, as opposed to normal skips, which are lifted by using chains.

Can I throw electrical products in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects need to be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This includes all electronic products such as cookers, televisions, toasters, tablets and even hairdryers.

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

No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we can access where you want it positioned, we will take care of it all.

In case you will not be in, just let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For example, you may prefer the skip to be positioned at a particular side of your driveway. Alternatively, you might want to ensure that the skip does not hinder access to your garage.

No matter what the case may be, let us know when ordering, and we will ensure your directions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

How large is the mini skip?

If you are looking for a low cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, a mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based upon area), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal choice to tackle numerous tasks.

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

Although most often hired by household customers, the mini skip can also tackle smaller commercial jobs.

What things can I put in the skip?

You are allowed to fill up the skip with a wide range of different waste types that are commonly generated from home clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This could include timber, garden soil, bricks, hedge trimmings, household furniture, toys, cabinets or old bathroom suites.

What you throw in the skip will depend on which size you have ordered, because there is a weight restriction. For example, if you are using a skip for heavy construction waste including concrete or garden soil, the largest size you would be able to hire is the 8 yard builders skip.

Some materials cannot be discarded in your skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and must be disposed of separately.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a wide range of different sizes to match various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small residential jobs.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold around 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great option for garden clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant rubbish disposal task to tackle, the builder’s skip may be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label indicates, these represent the most common sizes ordered by builders for building waste, including clay and stone. However they can just as well be hired for household waste such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

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

Guide to skip sizes

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