Skip hire

We are a licensed waste carrier and we operate our transfer station with a valid Waste Management Licence, no. WMLE 220293. We have a wealth of experience in the waste and recycling industry. As a family run company you can trust that we will work hard to carry out our services to an excellent standard. Choose R.L Smith & Sons Ltd for your skip requirements in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland.

When you are looking for a recycling centre make us your first choice. We are able to provide our service to both domestic and commercial clients and we are committed to ensuring their complete satisfaction.

We offer skip hire and have A recycling centre for your convenience; we even have lockable skips! We have mini, midi and large skips and can provide a convenient door to door service. We offer free delivery and are able to assist with asbestos removal. Why not call us today to find out what we can do for you?

R L Smith and Sons Mini skip
Mini Skip
 - Mini skips are small and very convenient for low volume waste products. They can hold approximately 20 – 30 bin bags of general waste.

Capacity: 2 cubic yards (1.5 cubic metres)
Height: 2′ 6″ (0.76 metres)
Length: 4′ (1.2 metres)
Width: 3′ (0.91 metres)

R L Smith and Sons Midi skip
Midi Skip
 - Midi skips are slightly larger than the mini skip, but are still convenient for low volume waste. They can hold approximately 30 – 40 bin bags or 2 Tonnes of general waste, and they are ideal for a small clear outs or renovations on your property.

Capacity: 4 cubic yards (3 cubic metres)
Height: 3′ 2″ (0.97 metres)
Length: 6′ (1.83 metres)
Width: 4′ 3″ (1.29 metres)

R L Smith and Sons 8 yard skip
8YD Builders Skip
 - 8YD builders skips are our most popular size. They are ideal for both commercial and domestic use, and they hold approximately 60 – 80 bin bags or up to 8 Tonnes of general waste.

Capacity: 8 cubic yards (6 cubic metres)
Height: 4′ (1.22 metres)
Length: 12′ (3.66 metres)
Width: 5′ 6″ (1.68 metres)

RL Smith and Sons 12yd skip
12YD Skip
 - The 12YD skips are approximately the same length and width as the 8YD builders skip, however they have higher sides which can hold 100 – 120 bin bags. We recommend this size for larger household clearances.

Capacity: 12 cubic yards (9.2 cubic metres)
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 metres)
Length: 12′ 2″ (3.7 metres)
Width: 5′ 10″ (1.78 metres)

RL Smith and Sons 16yd skip
16YD Skip
 - The 16YD skips are very large and we recommend this size for large household clearances. These skips are best suited for large and bulky items which can’t be broken down such as sofas, bed frames etc.

Capacity: 16 cubic yards (12.2 cubic metres)
Height: 6′ 5″ (2 metres)
Length: 13′ 8″ (4.2 metres)
Width: 6′ (1.84 metres)

We offer these roll on, roll off skips in a variety of sizes. They are ideal for very large quantities of construction, refurbishment, demolition or general waste.

20YD - Dimensions, Capacity: 20 cubic yards, Height: 4′ 3″, Length: 20′, Width: 7′ 9″

30YD - Dimensions, Capacity: 30 cubic yards, Height: 7′ 10″, Length: 20′, Width: 7′ 9″

R L Smith and Sons 40 yd skip

40YD - Dimensions, Capacity: 40 cubic yards, Height: 8′ 2″, Length: 20′, Width: 7′ 9″

If you are unsure which size of skip you require, please call our office for a personalised recommendation!

Please note: if you require a skip to be placed on a public footpath or roadside in England, an additional charge will be incurred for a skip permit from Northumberland County Council or Scottish Borders Council – we will arrange these on your behalf.

Skip Hire Enquiry Form

Please give us as much information as possible about the skip you require including any access issues we need to know about, and if the skip is to be placed on a public road.

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