Skip Hire in Wick

With skips available in numerous sizes, hiring a skip in Wick couldn’t be easier. Whether you are looking to clear out the attic, tidy up the garden, renovate your home or have a full house clearance to handle, we’re sure to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are interested in a midi skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure that you can clear out your waste quickly, easily and without needing to hurt your wallet! All the rubbish collected will be transferred to local and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of using a skip?

A skip can be a fantastic option for all kinds of waste clearance requirements. You might be cleaning out the garage, sorting out the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or simply looking to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip lets you clear this waste quickly and conveniently without the need to suffer numerous visits to the local recycling facility.

If you need a low-cost skip hire company in Wick, we are here to help. We can provide skip hire for tasks large and small, and we are experienced in hiring out to both household and industrial customers.

We are able to deliver a skip to your home or company premises across Wick, plus the surrounding towns and villages. This means you can depend on our reliable and competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our goal is to make sure that ordering a skip through our website is hassle-free and dependable. We have a very simple online booking system that allows clients to choose from a large variety of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are uncertain where to start when hiring a skip, the guide below strives to answer the questions you may have. Whether it’s understanding which skip best fits your requirements, how much time you can hire it, as well as what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Wick Skip Hire FAQs

How long can I hire a skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will normally have a hire period of up to 2 weeks. Usually, that will give you plenty of time to fill the skip. However, if you do need some more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, should you finish with your skip earlier, we are happy to arrange a collection. Just contact us once you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our drivers to collect the skip at the earliest opportunity.

Can you deliver to other areas in Caithness?

Along with delivering our range of skips to Wick, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Caithness. By utilising a network of regional and national skip hire and recycling businesses, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business in Wick, Thurso or %OTHER2%, we have got it covered.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

We offer a whole variety of skip sizes to household and industrial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different skip sizes on offer, with a rough idea of the amount of rubbish each size is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For additional information about our range of skips, like dimensions and the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

When you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is designed for disposing of hefty building and construction waste, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also come with a drop door, although they are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please tell us when ordering. We will do our best to make sure a skip which has a drop door is provided.

Will a Wick skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work with a variety of local and national companies. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we can offer customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Wick?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery address to view the range of skips we can deliver to Wick. Choose which size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it will be located on private property. Enter your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

As soon as your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Should I be in when the skip is delivered?

When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is usually best to be at home on the day it is delivered. You can then be sure the skip lorry has complete access and that the skip is located precisely where you need it. This also is true for those who have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly when gates limit access.

On the other hand, when this isn’t achievable, you do not have to worry. Just let us know when you are making your order, and then we will take care of everything.

What is a mini skip?

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, the mini skip may be the ideal solution. What size is known as a mini skip differs from business to business, based on what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 yard skip as their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the specific size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for household tasks like small DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it hazardous to move, and you will then be asked to remove any rubbish higher than the level load line. This also means you are not allowed to use sheets of timber, doors or some other item, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal duty to ensure that skips are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please be sure to order the appropriate size of skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you’re uncertain which size you need. We would be pleased to help.

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

No, you cannot throw old electronic waste items in a skip. This includes things like printers, hobs, tumble dryers, fridges and television sets. Electronic items can’t be thrown in a skip as they can include hazardous materials and components.

Under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

What will happen to the rubbish?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into different waste streams, like timber, cardboard, plastics, etc. This helps to ensure that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How much will skip hire in Wick cost?

The price of getting a skip in Wick depends on the size of skip you require. The cheapest skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and clearances. If you require a larger skip, like an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also be more if you need to have your skip placed on the road, because you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

When will my skip be delivered?

When you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the next day. In some cases, we will even give you a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed when going through the order process.

What kinds of rubbish am I able to dispose of in a skip?

This is among the most frequent questions people have about hiring a skip. What is important to keep in mind is that you can fill your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are many types of rubbish which will result from garden projects, building work and household clearances.

Some of the most frequent things which we see in our skips include dirt, wood, bush cuttings, kitchen cabinets, baths, as well as other household objects.

There are also some materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This includes any electrical products (tumble dryers, TVs and washing machines for example), old tyres, sheets of asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all considered hazardous waste materials, and so getting rid of them has to adhere to an entirely different procedure to ensure they do not cause harm to the environment.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Wick?

If at all possible, you should have the skip left on a hard surface area. If you are carrying out a residential project, then a driveway will be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public land, you must get a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be located on a street, grass verge or any other public property in Wick. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be issued on your behalf. An additional cost, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name implies, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most often supplied for construction projects. There are usually two different skip sizes that may be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins that you can use to get rid of large amounts of construction and demolition waste materials, like garden soil, concrete and rock.

Although they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for a number of other household and industrial waste disposal tasks.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial industrial scale skips that are used predominantly in the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them great for organisations that produce large volumes of waste.

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