Our Range of Skips Available for Hire


Mini Skip

Suitable for low volume waste projects

Small and Convenient

Capacity  3-4 cu yards ( 2.5 – 3.5 cu metres)

Approx  35-45 Black Bags

Height  3’2″ (0.97 metres)

Length  6′ (1.83 metres)

Width  4’3″ (1.29 metres)


Builders Skip

Suitable for Domestic or Business

Most popular Type

Capacity  6-8 cu yards (4.6 – 6.1 cu metres)

Approx  65-85 Black Bags

Height  4′ (1.22 metres)

Length  12′ ( 3.66 metres)

Width  5’6″ (1.68 metres)


Large Skip

Suitable for Domestic or Business

Suitable for very bulky Items

Capacity  12 – 14 cu yards (9.2 – 10.7 cu metres)

Approx  180-210 Black Bags

Height  5’3″ (1.6 metres)

Length  13’8″ (4.2 metres)

Width  6′ (1.84 metres)

Aberdeen 01224 780649 or Peterhead 01779 430035


Roll on Roll Off

For projects and contracts that involve large volumes of waste A & M Skip Skip Hire can provide Roll On/Off containers. We offer three different sizes of Roll On/Off containers, one at 20 cubic yards (suitable for soils or heavy materials or the delivery of Type II sub base.) Also 30 and 40 Cubic Yard containers for bulky wastes excluding soils plus enclosed and compactor containers.




We provide 660 and 1100 litre lockable Euro Bins for account only customers which can be used for mixed wastes or several on site can be used as separate recycling containers for paper and cardboard.


Plasterboard Recycling

We offer a full service to enable separate as well as segregated collections of plasterboard. Through a separate skip or roll on off, and also through the provision of plasterboard only recycling sacks.



Open and Enclosed Rear End Loader ( R.E.L. Skips )

The rear end loader compaction vehicle is the newest addition to our fleet and gives us, the ability to service far more customers in a day than a normal skip vehicle. This vehicle can empty several containers at the customers premises, compact the waste and leave the emptied containers on site.
We have 8 and 12 Cubic Yard enclosed REL skips which are all emptied at the customers premises by our REL vehicle.

Aberdeen 01224 780649 or Peterhead 01779 430035

Beginner's Guide to Hiring A Skip


Never hired a skip before? This should answer all your questions. If not, then give us a call on 01224 780649

Yes, and we do this for you. The council will charge a small fee which is added to the price we charge you. They issue a street permit which is valid for 7 days.

You can call us for advice or refer to our size guide below.

We will leave your skip in the most convenient location which might be the driveway or the road. They can also be at business, office and factory locations.
Yes we do as we are a licensed and Registered waste recycling company.
If your council refuses a street permit – which is rare – we can come along with a skip and our driver will wait while you load it up.
The normal Skip Hire period is 6 days.
You must not load the skip to a level higher than the top.
Asbestos, batteries, tyres, fridges, freezers, any electrical goods, i.e. televisions, stereos or any hazardous or liquid wastes are not allowed to be loaded onto the skip

Some Tips on Hiring a Skip – Here are some of the questions we are regularly asked.

Mini Builders Large (not for heavy waste i.e. soil, stones or brick) Euro Bins Open & Closed Rear End Loader ( R.E.L Skips )

Be realistic about what needs to be thrown out as very often two small skips will be more expensive than one bigger one. If you are moving why pay for items you don’t use or need to moved

Aberdeen 01224 780649 or Peterhead 01779 430035

Hazardous & Special Waste Disposal

Special Waste Lorry

2019 brings high hopes for A&M Smith Skip Hire as we embark on a new journey into the world of hazardous & special waste. At our main facility based at Duffshill Aberdeen Scotland we can now accept in all white goods including domestic & industrial fridges & freezers, we can also accept all WEEE waste and lighting such as florescent tubes and amalgam lighting.

We are also quoting for waste oils, anti freeze, coolants, paint & thinners and tanker jetting, if you feel we can help you or your business with your hazardous and special waste requirements then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Reclamation Centre


The Companies Reclamation Centre has only recently been activated and hence presently the main material available in substantial quantities is granite.

We have dressed stones, random granite, lintels and sills of varying sizes for re-sale.

Trade Waste


The company operates a Rear End Loading REL compaction vehicle which is equipped with a weighing device on its multi-lift system which can lift the full spectrum of waste and/or recycling container bins from 240 litre to 1000 litre Euro Bins up to 12 Cu yd enclosed and open REL skips.

This vehicle gives us the ability to service far more customers in a day than a normal skip or rolonoff vehicle. The REL can empty several containers at a customers premises, compact the waste inside the vehicle and leave the emptied containers on site.

By designing scheduled routes of similar customers’ requirements, the REL can be used to uplift waste one day and then recyclable material such as polythene package wrapping, cardboard and paper on a different day from different recycling containers.

Now providing trade waste collections in the Royal Deeside area, Cults, Peterculter, Drumoak & Banchory, if you require bin collections, bag collections or REL skips please contact the sales office on 01224 780649

3rd Party Tipping

We accept in the following waste types as mixed non-hazardous solid wastes or if pre sorted, at reduced rates;

Timber  |  Inert Excavations  |  Brick  |  Blocks  |  Slabs  |  Garden Wastes  |  Solid Road Tar Excavations  |  Cardboard  |  Paper  |  HDPE plastic pipes
and all other general mixed construction or similar types of wastes

Prices are available on request and if there is any type of waste you wish to enquire about either phone us or email our help desk.

Timber Processing


Waste wood stockpiled prior to processing


Processed timber product ready to go for board production

We are one of the largest waste timber processors in Aberdeenshire with a dedicated shredding quality control and grade seperation system producing wood fibre for panel board manufacture in the Central Belt as well as animal bedding from the sawdust fines which are a bi-product of the shredding process.

Green Waste


The company accepts in Green waste from local contractors, landscape gardeners, parks department etc, for green waste, composting to the PAS 100 standard.  The composted green waste is turned and screened using on site plant and equipment prior to being used on local farms as a soil enhancer

Waste Disposal & Recycling


Commercial, Business, Construction and similar recyclable wastes are sorted in the state of the art picking station to maximise the diversion of wastes from landfill by segregating out timber, metals, cardboard, paper, plastics, plasterboards and aggregates.


Plastic Bailed Film


A mixture of news papers & magazines


Most cardboard (ex. waxed cardboard)

Roll, On, Off (Hook Lift)


The company operates three rolonoffs vehicles which service the full range of rolonoffs or hook lift containers widely used by the construction industry as well as large commercial and industrial waste producers.


20 Cu yd open rolonoffs are available for soils rubble and dense wastes


30 & 40 cu yd open & enclosed Rolonoffs


We also provide 30 and 40 Cu yd compactor rolonoffs boxes for static compactors

Note: this type of container is only suited to being set down off road, in a reasonably sized and accessible yard or compound.

Do You Have Any Questions?

Aberdeen Office

A & M Smith Recycling Services
Bankhead, Duffshill Road
Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, AB12 4RX
Telephone: 01224 780649
Fax: 01224 783171

Peterhead Office

A & M Smith Recycling Services
Upperton Industrial Estate
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 3GL
Telephone: 01779 430 035

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