At Skip Hire Midlothian we appreciate that different customers have different waste collection needs and often require waste collection services that differ from the traditional skip hire model of dropping off a skip, the client filling it up and then us collecting it a few days later. We realise that this model does not suit everyone depending on their situation whether it be business, public service (schools, nurseries, care homes), construction industry or domestic waste removal. This is why we offer a range of alternative waste collection services for situations where a normal skip hire would not be suitable.
This service is designed for jobs where the client will have the waste ready & able to be loaded into a skip but does not have the space and/or has too limited a time window for a skip to be sit for a period of days. With this service we can deliver a “wait and load” skip hire anywhere in Midlothian and upon arrival we will drop the skip in your preferred location and wait for a short period while you or your builders/landscapers/family fill the skip, after which we will lift the skip back onto our skip lorry and take it away, freeing you from the inconvenience of having a skip sitting on your driveway or yard for days and avoiding the need for you to obtain a skip hire permit from Midlothian Council (as a wait & load skip hire is classed as “loading”). This saves you the time, hassle and money involved in obtaining a skip hire permit from the local authority which can take several days or even weeks and ranges in price depending on where you live.
Whilst this service will suit only certain types of job i.e. those where you have already sorted out what is waste (or junk) enabling loading to be done quickly, it is very popular with firms doing work in town centres – (e.g. flooring replacement, shop fitting, office refits), domestic customers who do not have a driveway and organisations that simply cannot have skips taking up space in their depots or yards for extended periods. A wait and load skip is a more practical and efficient way to hire a skip for these kinds of customer.
If you need a wait and load skip hire anywhere in Midlothian then call us now to discuss your requirements on 0131 357 6234
Skip Hire Midlothian offers a professional waste management service at a competitive price whether you are a householder, public service organisation or business with either one-off or ongoing waste removal needs. We are here to help you to manage your waste as efficiently as possible. We understand the vital importance to our customers of offering a reliable, cost-effective and professional waste collection service.
As Scotland moves forward with the Scottish government’s “Zero Waste Plan” it is important to understand that, as a responsible waste management service, we exclusively work in partnership with those who comply fully with the relevant Scottish waste regulations and guidelines, whose ultimate aim is to limit the amount of waste going to landfill by ensuring that as much waste as possible is reused, recycled or recovered with the balance being disposed of in a responsible manner.
This is important not just for our current environment – by reducing fly-tipping and illegal dumping which even on a small scale in your local neighbourhood can create serious problems (it’s both an eyesore and a potential public health hazard) – but also for the protection of our environment for future generations by dealing with waste properly.
Our prices reflect the fact that your waste is handled legally and correctly rather than some (unrealistically) cheap skip hire companies who seem to think it acceptable to dump the waste anywhere that they think no-one will notice and spoil Scotland’s environment for the sake of a quick buck whilst we taxpayers are left to pick up the tab for their dishonest practices. At Skip Hire Midlothian we condemn such irresponsible behaviour and advise you to think very carefully before going for any suspiciously much cheaper options – the likelihood is that your waste is being illegally and unprofessionally disposed of, perhaps even in your local wood or beauty spot. Cleaning up this illegal waste costs councils (and council taxpayers) in the region of £2.5 million per year – this is money coming directly from your own pocket.
In the longer term, it is important to limit as much as possible what is going to landfill as it is not a viable option for the future as existing landfill sites simply fill up with waste and Scotland runs out of space or has to unnecessarily devote more of its precious space to dumping waste where it would have been far better to prevent as much waste as possible from going to landfill in the first place. Even waste that you may not have even considered as being reusable, recyclable or recoverable can be just that – for example the Scottish government aims to recycle 70% of construction and demolition waste by 2020. By 2025 the stated aim is for 70% of all waste to be recycled, composted or prepared for re-use with no more than 5% of all waste going to landfill.
In order to achieve this target we all need to work together to make handling the waste as streamlined as possible so it can be easily sorted into the relevant waste categories in order to ensure that we reuse and recycle the maximum percentage of it.
You can help us to manage your waste effectively by telling us exactly what waste you are going to put into your hired skip or what items you wish our man with a van service to remove.
This ensures that we know what to expect from a load, how to handle it whilst ensuring that there are no nasty “surprises” which can spoil an entire load of potentially recyclable waste or lead to extra charges for hazardous or non-recyclable waste.
We have heard of other less reputable companies refusing to uplift skips containing such “surprise” items and leaving them on customers’ driveways for months so it’s always best to honestly describe the waste and if in doubt about anything then just ask the question. If you intend to dispose of any of the following in your skip then please tell us so during your initial phone call:
As a professional waste management company we aim to help you with all kinds of waste but it is vitally important for you, us and the environment that you tell us what you intend to dispose of so we can advise you properly as to the best way to do it. Customer service is incredibly important to us and we aim to help all of our customers dispose of their waste correctly, no matter what it is, in order to minimise the effect on Scotland’s environment. Call us now 0131 357 6234 to discuss your waste and how we can help you to manage it.
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