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Skip Hire East Lothian

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All skip sizes hired – 4 yard minis to 40 yard containers

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Skip sizes explained:

  • 4 Yard Skip
  • 8 Yard Skip
  • 14 Yard Skip
  • 20 Yard Skip

4 yard skip Capacity: 40 standard black bin bags (approx.) Size (metric): 1.8m long x 1.3m wide x 1m high (approx.) Size (imperial): 5ft 11in long x 4ft 3in wide x 3ft 3in high (approx.)
The smallest skip in our range, the 4 yard (generally known as a mini skip or midi skip) is a compact size suited to smaller jobs only. Common uses include small building works (e.g. repairs, bathroom renovations), clearing out cupboards or wardrobes & gardening (e.g. waste from hedge trimming or tree pruning).


Skip Hire East Lothian's quoted price includes:

Delivery to site, standard hire of up to 7 days, collection & licensed waste recycling/disposal

8 yard skip Capacity: 65-80 standard black bin bags (approx.) Size (metric): 3.1m long x 1.9m wide x 1.6m high (approx.) Size (imperial): 10ft 2in long x 6ft 3in wide x 5ft 3in high (approx.)Generally known as a “standard builders skip”, the 8-yard skip is the most widely-hired size. In spite of the name, it's not just for builders as its footprint & capacity make it equally popular with private hirers for household jobs such as flat & (smaller) house clearances, shed or garage clear-outs. Landscapers & builders use this size for works where earth, soil or other building materials require to be removed.


Skip Hire East Lothian's quoted price includes:

Delivery to site, standard hire of up to 7 days, collection & licensed waste recycling/disposal

8 yard skip

14 yard skip Capacity: 115-135 standard black bin bags (approx.) Size (metric): 4m long x 1.9m wide x 2m high (approx.) Size (imperial): 13ft 2in long x 6ft 3in wide x 6ft 7in high (approx.)

When an 8 yard is just not enough, our 14 yard skip offers a useful increase in waste capacity for only a slight increase in footprint. These factors make it ideally suited to uses such as larger domestic house clearances and for medium-sized commercial office clearances, small warehouse clear-outs and shop refits which typically involve the disposal of awkwardly-shaped, oversized waste including lengths of timber, metal, plastic & packaging.

Skip Hire East Lothian's quoted price includes:

Delivery to site, standard hire of up to 7 days, collection & licensed waste recycling/disposal

14 yard skip

20 yard skip
Capacity: 200-220 standard black bin bags (approx.)
Size (metric): 7m long x 2.5m wide x 1.9m high (approx.)
Size (imperial): 23ft long x 8ft 3in wide x 6ft 3in high (approx.)


Public sector institutions & commercial businesses also regularly require larger container skips (in 20 & 40 yard sizes). These are of a different design to the smaller chain skips and as such permit easier loading & are not lifted but slid (from the back of the lorry) into position on site. A 20 yard container skip's common uses include: larger commercial site work such as refurbishment or clearance of commercial/industrial premises (such as offices, warehouses, colleges & larger retail units) & sites where continuous amounts of waste are being produced & regular removal is required (such as care homes).

Skip Hire East Lothian's quoted price includes:

Delivery to site, standard hire of up to 7 days, collection & licensed waste recycling/disposal

20 yard skip

Hiring a skip explained

How to hire a skip from us:

Phone us up
Our quotations are given over the phone as this is the best way to assess a customer’s needs, offer the most suitable service & price accordingly. When you call, our staff member will gather some basic data e.g. the kind of waste you have, delivery date, site location, if the skip is to be put on private land or public roadway & the size required. We’re used to helping new clients so don’t worry if you’re not 100% sure. If our quote is acceptable & you wish to continue we’ll take a payment via debit/credit card & book your hire without delay.
The skip arrives
On the date you have reserved, a member of Skip Hire East Lothian(SHEL)’s driver squad will pick up an empty skip from the depot & bring it to the site address you have provided (please ensure that access is free). When the driver arrives, he/she will unload the skip (either by lifting or sliding it from the rear of the truck) into the space you have kept back for it. The skip is then left on site for a maximum of 7 days for you to load it with your waste.
Skip Collected
We find that clients do not want a skip sitting on their property any longer than is absolutely necessary so as soon as you no longer require your skip please call to tell us (rather than wait). This notification lets us timetable a collection into our drivers’ route planner. SHEL makes an effort to collect full skips as quickly as is practicably possible. Your waste is then taken to a licensed waste site where it is recycled/disposed of in the appropriate manner.
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8 yard skip was perfect for the amount of rubbish i had to get rid of. Below budget and it arrived on the same day.
Willimea mase
Willimea mase
14:22 20 Oct 20
got an 8 yard skip, arrived on time and was taken away on time. Thanks
Christine Anderson
Christine Anderson
09:03 24 Jul 20
cheap and quick.
Robbie McDonald
Robbie McDonald
11:51 13 Jul 20
cheapest 4 yard skp provider in Shawlands.
Jean Love
Jean Love
11:08 08 Jul 20
The most reliable skip hire company in Glasgow. Used 4 times for different properties and they always turn up on time. The last thing i need is for customers to complain that a skip is late or has not been picked up.
Anne Riordan
Anne Riordan
10:23 08 Jul 20
Had to call about for a skip at the very last minute last Friday. Skip was delivered first thing sat morning. Cheapest skip hire company in Glasgow. Would recommend all day long.
Kimberly Barker
Kimberly Barker
09:21 01 Jul 20
Happy with price and the skip.
Faraha785 Khan352
Faraha785 Khan352
12:56 27 Jun 20
Cheapest skip hire company in Glasgow. Used 4 times for property renovations. Thank You.
David Holgate
David Holgate
18:47 25 May 20
Quick and cheap what more do you want!
Russell Lang
Russell Lang
16:22 22 Oct 19
John Gallacher
John Gallacher
11:02 24 May 19
Couldn’t recommend this company enough! Excellent service and an absolute pleasure to deal with - thank you!
lindsay lou
lindsay lou
15:08 26 May 18
Reliable on time and fair prices, I would definitely recommend to anyone needing a skip
Michael Mcdonald
Michael Mcdonald
11:55 28 Mar 18
Good company I would use them again.
Danilo Gobbi
Danilo Gobbi
17:46 17 Mar 18
Best Skip hire in Glasgow, use the company all the time for my jobs in the construnction game.
Graeme Jolly
Graeme Jolly
19:40 16 Mar 18
Called at 2pm and skip was delivred by 5pm, good job.
W Giffin
W Giffin
17:32 31 May 16
I had to get someone in to clear my mum's house. Cheap and they turned up on time, unlike many other skip companies i have ussed in the past
Spencer Kirby
Spencer Kirby
16:29 09 May 16
reliable company
Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin
08:28 21 Mar 16
Used for a project in Glasgow and I can't say a bad word about them.
David Dickinson
David Dickinson
13:05 15 Mar 16
Use these guys regularly, fast and reliable drop off and pick up .great service
Tony Wright
Tony Wright
20:28 07 Mar 16
This company turned up when they said they would, unlike some other companines I've used before. Not bad proces either for the size of skip I hired. I'd use them again.
karl george
karl george
10:13 06 Mar 16
Used a few skip hire company's but I would say this is the best of them . Reliable and Really friendly staff . would recommend to anyone and I will be using them any time I need a skip in the future 10/10
Mark Macca
Mark Macca
00:03 04 Mar 16
Very helpful staff, advised me exactly what skip would be suitable for what I needed. Delivered promptly and collected quickly after I was finished with it. A smooth, no hassle service and their prices were very reasonable. Will definitely use them again
June Kiloh
June Kiloh
00:01 04 Mar 16
Was recommended from a friend, brilliant customer service really goes that extra mile, would recommend
Adam Najak
Adam Najak
17:16 26 Feb 16
when I want a skip these guys always deliver with no hassles, great service
John Johnston
John Johnston
23:56 04 Jan 16
Very affordable and reliable, good service.
Kevin McNally
Kevin McNally
22:00 04 Jan 16
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Why Choose Skip Hire East Lothian? We Make Skip Hire Simple…

  • Cheap skip hire in East Lothian
  • Private customers, trade & public sector all welcome
  • Fast skip hire in East Lothian
  • Complete range of skip sizes – 4 yard mini to 40 yard container
  • Access to vast stock of skips
  • Services such as wait and load skip hire covered
The team at Skip Hire East Lothian hopes that you will make us your first choice when it comes to hiring a skip in East Lothian. Our management & staff have extensive experience working in the Scottish waste management service industry which means that when it comes to waste we have “seen it all” (& dealt with it!). This puts us in a position where we can offer clients: well-informed advice, the best solutions available for their waste & the reassurance that their waste will be handled in the correct manner. Our years in the waste industry have given us the expertise needed to provide a skip hire service that meets your expectations every time you call on us.

Hiring skips to households, trade & public sector

Domestic skip hire

We hire skips to homeowners & tenants across East Lothian when they need a fast, easy & a straightforward way to tidy up their garden, dump unwanted items or even empty entire properties without the effort & the hassle of repeated trips to packed council recycling centres. Private hires include:

    Construction skip hire

    SHEL also services the waste collection requirements of the construction sector. We supply builders skips for the removal of all building materials (excluding asbestos) from home improvements through to “heavier” waste such as soil, earth & demolition rubble.

    Commercial skip hire

    SHEL provides reliable skip hire services across a range of business & non-profit/public sectors to companies & establishments of all sizes. Whether you operate in hospitality, education, health, retail, wholesale or manufacturing we can provide a waste collection service to suit. Commercial hires include:

    Skip Hire Help & Questions

    At Whenever we do anything for the first time it can be an anxious & even daunting prospect, like that first driving lesson, bicycle ride without stabilisers or flight on an aeroplane. We know that hiring a skip for the first time is like that for most new customers. But just like your driving instructor/parent/steward/ess let Skip Hire East Lothian be the friendly helping hand that guides you through your first skip hire experience & takes away all of your worries.The “skip sizes explained” & “hiring a skip explained” sections above should help demystify some aspects of hiring a skip to first-time hirers but we recognise that you will probably still have questions. To address this, we have assembled the habitual queries that are regularly asked by potential new clients & built them into the FAQ page of this website. Navigate to the FAQ page to check the answers to many common questions regarding skip hire.If you need to ask any more questions or remain unsure about any aspects then please don’t hesitate to phone us. We are always just a phone call away so never be afraid to ask us anything.

    Waste management for East Lothian

    When you call Skip Hire East Lothian you will (hopefully!) find that our core aim is to do skip hire the right way – from how we treat our customers, delivering the service as quoted to you right through to the recycling & disposing of your waste at a licensed waste station in an environmentally-responsible way.This is how all reputable waste businesses should operate & the costs involved in operating responsibly are not low. Government-imposed waste disposal charges increase regularly to encourage greater recycling & discourage waste disposal. Such charges are unavoidable & make up a large proportion of the cost of your skip hire.At SHEL we try hard to maintain our prices at competitive market levels when compared with other responsible firms. Clients will regularly waste hours phoning a multitude of firms in search of that unicorn – the super cheap skip. Certain small operators may oblige by quoting hire rates unusually lower than all others but customers should think twice before agreeing to use such firms. Such prices may only be achieved by cutting corners either on service or waste disposal. A “super cheap” skip that fails to arrive or sits on your driveway for months uncollected is no bargain.When you hire a skip you need a company you can rely on. Rely on Skip Hire East Lothian.

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    Skip Hire East Lothian affords:

    Cheap skip hire in East Lothian

    For a comparable high quality skip hire service, our hire rates are difficult to beat.

    Licensed waste recycling/disposal

    All waste collected by us is dealt with at a licensed waste station in full accordance with relevant environmental legislation.

    Fast skip hire in East Lothian

    Thanks to our access to an extensive stock of skips (of all popular sizes) we can deliver a skip to you quickly with a minimum of delay.

    Non-standard skip hires

    Whether you need a wait and load skip hire or weekly skips for a site producing regular waste we can help.

    Expert help & advice

    Our phone lines are staffed by waste industry professionals so you can be assured you are getting the very best help & advice.

    All of East Lothian covered

    We are able to deliver skips to all parts of East Lothian so whether you are town or village-based we can arrange skip hire to your door.

    Waste collection East Lothian

    Some East Lothian trivia

    • East Fortune – the site of a military airfield dating back to 1915 – is the location for the National Museum of Flight which is home to a legendary Concorde aircraft.

    • East Lothian’s proud boast is that it has the most hours of sunshine annually (& lowest rainfall) of any region in Scotland.

    • The region has a stunning coastline which plays host to an array of water sports including surfing. Resorts such as Dunbar & North Berwick remain popular seaside destinations.

    • The coastline is equally popular with golfers as East Lothian has a large number of links golf courses (including Gullane & Musselburgh) thanks to its topography.

    • Despite its proximity to Edinburgh, East Lothian’s economy remains primarily agriculture-based & the region has retained its rural nature.

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    Skip Hire East Lothian
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    35B Manse Road, Level B, Midlothian, EH25 9LG
    PA3 4AT
    01620 674 991

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