8 yard skip alloa

8 Yard Skip Falkirk

The 8-yard builder’s skip is the type that most people think of when they think “skip” and, unsurprisingly it is the commonly-hired type across our clients in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. It is both reasonably compact and supremely versatile and can handle large amounts of general household or heavier building materials as well as commercial waste (non-hazardous). It can also be known as a large builder’s skip

What Jobs is it Best Suited to?

Both DIY’ers and builders commonly hire an eight yard skip for the disposal of construction-type waste generated by home improvements such as extensions, garage or loft conversions, replacement kitchen.

It is also hired by landscaping, driveway and gardening firms for the removal of green waste and heavier materials arising from such works. Private customers and landlords find it useful for flat clearances, clearing out lofts and estate clearances following a bereavement. It can handle longer, bulkier waste than smaller midi or mini skips.

Commercial businesses and public sector organisations hire this model for disposal
of excess stock, revamping of their premises and the disposal of office furniture
and/or equipment that is no longer needed.

We have other sizes such as 2 yard skip, 4 yard skip, 6 yard skip, 8 yard skip.

How Much Waste Can it Handle?

An 8 cubic yard skip can hold the equivalent of approximately 70-80 standard black
bin bags.

What size is it?

The dimensions of an eight yard skip are:

Metric: 3.1m long x 1.9m wide x 1.6m high (approximately)
Imperial: 10ft 2in long x 6ft 3in wide x 5ft 3in high (approximately)

Can I put all kinds of waste in it?

These skips can handle a wide variety of waste from general household waste from a house or loft clearance, through green waste – tree cuttings, soil and plant materials to heavier building-type waste such as stone, roofing materials, brick and concrete (this is the largest skip size that we hire out for such heavier building-type waste due to the weight involved).

What kinds of waste are not allowed?

Liquids (including paints, oils, fuels), car tyres; batteries, soiled nappies, mattresses, large amounts of carpet and electrical appliances should not be deposited in general waste builders skip. Some electrical items require specialised decommissioning (e.g. refrigerators, freezers, TVs, monitors). Furthermore, no asbestos-containing (or suspected asbestos-containing) items should ever be thrown into a skip. Large volumes of electrical waste (e.g. light fixtures & fittings) and medical waste (e.g. syringes, blood tests) are also prohibited. If you have any uncertainties, then please contact us before placing goods in the skip.

Do I need a permit?

A builder’s skip will usually fit onto most customers’ driveways or gardens, and we
always recommend placing it off-road if you can which means it is away from easy
public access which discourages dumping by others and “skip diving”.
If you don’t have access to private land and must place it on the road (public
highway) or other public land, you’ll need a skip permit, which you order and pay for directly from your local council. This process can take up to two weeks, and the permit must be obtained before the skip is delivered, or you will be prosecuted. When ordering the permit, make sure you leave enough time on the permit for you to
do your job before the skip has to be uplifted.
Charges and other criteria for placing a skip on the road can be found on the
Clackmannanshire Council website.

Ready to hire? Want a quote?

If our 8 cubic yard skips meet the needs of your project and you’d like a quote, call Skip Hire Alloa on 01259 235650 and one of our friendly, professional staff will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate and arrange for a skip to be delivered when
you need it. To ensure a hassle-free hiring experience, we offer low prices, quick delivery, and swift uplift of full skips.

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