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Wood Recycling

Wood recycling is an effective way to cut the cost of waste disposal.

Why not let M McKenzie take away the disposal problem of pallets and waste wood? We can provide a collection service in various sizes of skips, or alternatively you bring your waste wood to our site - from small quantities in a Transit van to the larger quantity in an Artic lorry

Quantity no problem.

M McKenzie has recycled wood on our site at Old Pentland since the 1970’s starting
with very small quantities increasing over the years and today we now recycle approximately
450 tonnes of waste wood per month. This means that we divert approx. 20,000 tonnes of waste wood per year from landfill.

We produce a high quality wood chip of various dimensions, which is used in the production
of chipboard, M.D.F, recycled biomass fuel and recycled animal bedding.

COMING SOON: A new product - A WOOD PELLET for use in commercial and home biomass boilers.

Skip Hire


  • a mini skip


    2 cubic yard

  • b midi skip

    midi skip

    4 cubic yard

  • c 8cu skip

    8 cubic yard skip

    8 cubic yard

  • d 16cu skip

    14/16 cubic yard skip

    Holds up to 8 tonnes

  • e closed skip

    14/16 cubic yard CLOSED skip

    Holds up to 8 tonnes

  • f 40 cu box

    40 cubic yard box skip

    Holds up to 15 tonnes



The ideal solution for customers who may  have parking or loading restrictions, for example city centre locations or busy streets. The lorry and skip turn up at your premises and you have 30 minutes to fill the skip with no additional charge. Please note, if the 30 minute time limit is exceeded, there will be additional charges incurred.  



Fill your skip in just a day! We can drop it off in the morning and collect the same afternoon. If you choose this option you won't need a permit so this will save you the time, hassle and cost of organising one.



Edinburgh Council – to be arranged by customer - click here

£42.00 (inc VAT) for the first week

£30.00 (inc VAT) for each additional week


Midlothian Council – to be arranged by customer - click here

£60.00 (inc VAT) for up to 3 months


East Lothian Council – to be arranged by customer - click here

£48.00 (inc VAT) for up to 1 month


Borders Council – to be arranged by M McKenzie

£36.00 (inc VAT) for up to 3 months


However, if you use our 'Wait and Load' service then you don't need a permit! 



About Us

M McKenzie, established in 1948 is a third generation business with over 40 years experience in the waste recycling/ management industry and are one of the oldest skip hire companies in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We still operate from the same site and the central location enables us to provide our customers with the best possible service at very competitive prices.

In the 1970’s we operated and infilled a 25 acre landfill site at Old Pentland over a period of 20 years and successfully returned the land to agriculture. With the experience gained from this operation we were able to diversify to cover all recycling requirements in both domestic and commercial fields.

M McKenzie have continued to invest in, and modernise, the recycling plant and machinery at their waste transfer station at Old Pentland. Due to continued investment we have achieved recycling figures of around 85%.

M McKenzie is SEPA licensed and are proud of our clean “Bill of Health” with them.

We run a fleet of well-equipped modern vehicles operated by a team of experienced drivers with a first class knowledge of all aspects of the job. Our Controllers have a good geographic knowledge of the areas we cover.

Whether your requirements are in: Edinburgh, the Lothians or Border areas, we are SECOND TO NONE when you NEED THE JOB DONE.



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