Skip Hire


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKIP HIRE


 

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Why use a skip?
Skips offer you a way to transport waste from your address to a dedicated waste transfer station. From personal use to commercial use, it is the ideal way to get rid of waste.

How long can I hire skip for?
We hire our skips our in one-week (7 day) blocks. We can extend it by further weeks for an extra £40 per week. This must be done at least 24 hours before the original pick-up date.

What size skip do I need?
Our most popular skips are 4yd, 8yd and 12yd. It is hard for us to give an assessment of what size skip you need over the phone or over email. The best way is to use our skip sizes guide at the bottom of this page. It has pictures and can be easier to figure out what size you need. It uses the number black bin bags a skip can hold as a guide to the capacity. Please note that your waste does not need to be in black bin bags, this is used purely as a guide to the capacity of the skip.

How do I pay for my skip?
Payments can be done online with our secure ordering system, or over the phone with debit or credit card.

Where can my skip be placed?
Skips can be put on your drive or private land at no extra charge. If the skip is to be placed on land that is belonging to the council i.e a road, backplane, grass verge then you must acquire a permit from your local authority. It is the hirers responsibility to attain the permit from the local authority. The prices fro this can vary widely from borough to borough in Edinburgh.

Can I exchange my skip?
Yes, usually for the next working day. Skip exchanges can allow you to continue your project. An exchange is a new empty skip and is priced at the price of the chosen skip size.

What happens to the contents of the skip?
All waste is taken back to Waste Transfer centres throughout Edinburgh where it is sorted and recycled. What can be recycled is done and non-recyclables are taken to landfill.

What cannot go into the skip?
Weapons, fluorescent tubes, clinical/medical waste/syringes, animal waste, tyres, asbestos, liquids including oils, paint/paint tins, hazardous/poisonous/polluting substance, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, beer kegs or any hazardous, flammable or toxic material, fridges and/or freezers, mattresses and electrical items.
***Please note that if any of the above are found in a skip then extra charges will be incurred. *** This is part of our terms and conditions that must be accepted for us to deliver to you.

Are then any extra costs I need to be aware about?
The skip price you see is the price you pay. The only additional costs are for the permit which as mentioned in a previous paragraph is to be arranged with local authorities.

How high can I fill my skip? 
The skip contents must not exceed the height of the skip. If the skip is overfilled you will be charged. The price of an overfill charge can vary from job to job. Please keep the skips level filled.

What is a wasted journey fee?
Wasted journey fee is if the skip cannot be dropped or cancelled on the same day as delivery. An extra charge will be administered and can vary from each job. All of the above are in our Terms and conditions you will receive.

Can I put plasterboard in my skip?
You can only put up to 10% of the total volume of the skip.

When will my skip be delivered?
Our delivery times are between 8am – 4pm, Monday Friday. We are not able to give specific delivery times. We apologies for this but it only takes bad traffic, a puncture and other issues that may arise during a driver’s day to miss specific delivery times. We would rather be honest then let a customer down.

My skip hasn’t been picked up; will I get charged?
Occasionally due to logistical issues we may be unable to pick up the skip on the arranged date. Please note, if this does occur, we will not charge you.


SKIP SIZES


 

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2 YARD SKIP

 

Also know as mini skip


£150 (inc vat & delivery)


Size: Will hold approximately 15 bags


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4 YARD SKIP

 

Also know as a midi skip


£190 (inc vat & delivery)


Size: Will hold approximately 40 bags


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8 YARD SKIP

 

Also know as a builders skip


£270 (inc vat & delivery)


Size: Will hold approximately 80 bags


Click to order online


 


 

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12 YARD SKIP

 

For industrial & commercvial waste


£325.00 (inc vat & delivery)


Size: Will hold approximately 120 bags


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14 YARD SKIP

 

For industrial & commercvial waste


£360.000 (inc vat & delivery)


Size: Will hold approximately 140 bags


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16 YARD SKIP

 

For industrial & commercvial waste


£420.00 (inc vat & delivery)


Size: Will hold approximately 160 bags


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20 YD ROLL ON/OFF

 

Also know as hookloader bins


£125.00 / tonne plus £110.00 haulage


Size: will hold upto 10 tonne


Click to order online


 


 

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40 YD ROLL ON/OFF

 

Also know as hookloader bins


£125.00 / tonne plus £110.00 haulage


Size: will hold upto 10 tonne


Click to order online