Skip hire in Scotland by Dow Group.


Dow skip hire in Cumbernauld, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Scotland, and beyond. Hire skips in a range of sizes for as long as you need them.

The best skip hire available

Skip hire in Scotland with DOW Group

The Humble Skip. We hire skips to people across Scotland and the UK.

Skips are not glamorous but they serve a crucial purpose in helping us collect and recycle waste, so we love them. There, we said it out loud.

Whether you need to hire a skip for Domestic waste, mixed light waste, segregated materials, construction and demolition waste we have a cost-effective solution. Choose from a range of types and sizes and hire it for as long as you need. When you’re finished, we’ll take your waste back and dispose of it responsibly and sustainably.

Builders Skip hire - in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

Hire a builders skip, or choose from other sizes available.

Hire a Skip in a range of shapes and sizes for a time period to suit. Simply get in touch and we’ll help you work out the best solution for your needs.

8 Cubic Yards (Builder’s Skip) Skip Hire

Height 1.2m (4′) Width 1.7m (5’6″) Length 2.8m (9’3″)

The most popular skip size. Our builder’s skip. Suitable for house clearances, garden projects heavy waste, bulky waste, bathroom, and kitchen refits.

Around 80-100 bin bags full.

12 Cubic Yards Skip Hire

Height 1.7m (5’6”’) Width 1.7m (5’6”) Length 4.0m (13’)

Ideal for larger house clearances, major building projects and large landscaping projects.

Around 120-140 bin bags full.

16 Cubic Yards Skip Hire

Height 2.1m (6’9”) Width 1.7m (5’6”) Length 4.3m (14’0”)

Ideal for larger house clearances, major building projects and large landscaping projects.

Around 140-160 bin bags full.

10 Cubic Yards Skip Hire

Height 1.2m (4’) Width 1.7m (5’6”) Length 3.8m (12’6”)

The most popular skip size. Our builder’s skip. Suitable for house clearances, garden projects heavy waste, bulky waste, bathroom, and kitchen refits.

Around 80-100 bin bags full.

14 Cubic Yards Skip Hire

Height 1.8m (5’11”) Width 1.75m (5’9″) Length 4.1m (13’5″)

This skip is ideal for most usage, especially light bulky waste items such as insulation,  wood , upvc, metal items. This is also a popular skip size for industrial units and for shopfitters, not so good for using to fill with soils and bricks, as becomes too heavy.

Around 140 bin bags full.

“Our Waste team are completely dedicated to recycling as much as we possibly can”.

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Skip hire with complete peace of mind

Skip hire with complete peace of mind.

When we collect your waste, we won’t simply send it to landfill like some others do. Dow has a full recycling facility where our team of waste management and recycling specialists break everything down and recycle as much as possible to minimise negative impact on the environment and maximise what can be receded.

Watch our video about Dow Waste Management process and values.

Everything you need to know about hiring a skip from Dow

Skip Hire Questions

Perhaps it’s the first time you’ve hired a skip. Or maybe it’s just the first time you’ve considered hiring from us.

These are the questions that most people ask our knowledgeable staff. They’d be delighted to speak to you. But if you’d prefer to find out a bit more before you contact us, read on.

We hope you find them helpful.

Q. Where Can I Put my Skip?

Most people will have their hired skip placed on their driveway.

That’s because to place a skip on a public road you need a permit from your local council, and lights and a cover for the skip.

Arranging permits can take up to 10 working days, so please book your skip in advance and ensure that you have the permit available when we deliver the skip.

Please call our knowledgeable team on 01236 730 730.

At Dow, we understand that buying a permit and hiring of the associated safety equipment can add to the expense of your skip hire.

So we also offer a “wait and load” service as an alternative to full-day hire.

Q. What is “Wait and Load”?

Dow’s “wait and load” service is where our team delivers the skip, waits for you to load it, and then takes it away immediately.

This way you don’t need to arrange for a permit, lights or cover for your skip.

Our knowledgeable staff are happy to arrange to have the skip delivered at a time convenient for you and, if required, with a driver who can help you load.

Q. What is a Cage Lorry?

A cage lorry is a 7.5 tonne-vehicle with an enclosed cage attached with a capacity of nine cubic metres.

An ideal waste collection vehicle for a home or office clearance, or in a “wait and load” situation, a cage lorry avoids the difficulties of having a skip positioned on a highway for any length of time.

Particularly in city centres or congested areas.

As with our skip “wait and load” service, we are happy to arrange the cage lorry to arrive at a time that suits you, with a driver who can help you load.

Q. What Can I Put in my Skip?

Almost anything you like!

Most items that you consider to be waste, or unwanted, can easily go into a skip or waste container.

Skips (up to 8 cubic yards) and open containers can be used for heavy waste, including rubble and soil.

Please discuss your disposal requirements with our friendly and knowledgeable team, who will be happy to advise of the most suitable waste container for your needs.

Q. What Can’t I Put in my Skip?

There are a number of restricted items that cannot be placed in a skip, although we are happy to dispose of these for you safely at an additional charge.

These include:

  • Car batteries.
  • Clinical waste.
  • Liquids.
  • “Smelly” waste.
  • Large tree roots/logs.
  • Hazardous/corrosive substances.
  • Oily wastes.
  • Batteries or any other wastes classed as hazardous.
  • Tyres.
  • Fridge freezers.
  • Gas cylinders.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Televisions.
  • Monitors.
  • Fluorescent tubes.
  • White goods.

In addition, Dow offers a full asbestos service, where in addition to removing the material, we can complete all of the necessary paperwork for you.

To find out if any items you have are classed as restricted, please contact our team for advice.

Q. How Much Can I Put into the Skip?

All skips must not be loaded to a level higher that the top of the skip.

Q. What are your Terms & Conditions?

As the hirer of the unit, customers are responsible for any skip or container while in their control. A skip connot be hired out to be placed on a road without a permit, although Dow are happy to book a permit for you at the time of order at an additional cost.

In addition to acquiring a permit, when a skip is on the road it is the responsibility of the hirer to make it safe for the general public. Cones and lights can be hired with the skip for road use.

When a skip is being placed in a driveway, customers are asked to be aware that due to stabilizing equipment on the skip lorries, although rare, damage to the driveway may occasionally occur.

Q. Apart from Collecting Waste, do you Provide any other Services?

We provide a full range of recycling and waste management services, including fully integrated waste management systems for organisations with regular waste collection and disposal needs.

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 01236 730 730 for more information on how we can work to reduce your company’s waste management expenditure.

Q. How can I pay Dow for their Services?

If customers wish to use our services on a regular basis, we are happy to open an account for them.

However, if a one-off or infrequent service is required, payment can be by debit/credit card, or cash on delivery if preferred.

Unfortunately we can not accept cheques.

Q. Are There any Regulations Regarding Waste Disposal?

As a fully licensed waste carrier, Dow can provide full Duty of Care documentation.

We are also able to advise you on your responsibilities and legal requirements. In addition, our team can also provide advice on what items can be recycled and how best to prepare your waste material for recycling.

Q. Is all Waste Collected by Dow Taken for Recycling?

All of the waste collected is taken to Dow’s Lenziemill recycling facility for sorting.

Waste is sorted both mechanically and by hand into recycling streams for onward shipping to reprocessors.

To ensure that we keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, all recyclable waste from these transfer situations is sent to UK companies for final processing.

Q. How Much Notice Do you Need if I Want to Order a Service?

Twenty four hours.

We guarantee a next day delivery service unless there are special circumstances.

Please note – Dow’s office hours are 0700 to 1800 Monday to Friday and 0800 to 1300 Saturday. We are closed on Sundays. We are only able to guarantee delivery within 24 hours if the skip is booked within these times. 

All email and telephone enquiries received out of office hours will be processed at the beginning of the next working day.

Hire a Skip from Dow Group Scotland.

Ready to hire your skip today?

Call our knowledgeable and friendly team based in Cumbernauld near Glasgow on 01236 730 730 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get straight back to you.

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