This is a brief outline of how our skip hire process when hiring our skips. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.
1. Choose your skip
Do you need a skip permit
When hiring a skip, you need to place it on a public road, you will need a permit from your local council.
If you are putting the skip on private property, you will not need a permit. It is illegal to place a skip on a public highway without permission.
If you do need a permit for the skip, depending on where you live will dictate on what happens next. Some councils require for you, the person hiring the skip to apply directly for the permit, others allow the skip hire company to apply for it on behalf of you.
We can advise you on the correct procedure for your council when you contact us.
2. Get the skip delivered
When you’ve chosen the skip you need, you’ll need to let us know the date you want it delivered. We provide delivery for our skips on weekdays.
What items can be put in a skip
In our skips, you can put in general household waste and non-hazardous materials. This includes bricks, hardcore, rubble, non-contaminated soil, domestic waste such as packaging, furniture, furnishings, fixtures and non-electrical fittings, wood, metal and plastic.
If you have some waste your not sure is suitable, get in touch and ask us.
What items can’t be put in a skip
There are some items that we can’t take away in a skip for legal reasons, these include:
- Asbestos – (separate skip required – we can arrange removal of this waste)
- All Tyres
- Fluorescent Tubes
- Televisions, Computer Monitors
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Including fridges, TVs, computers)
- Gas Bottles
- Food waste
- Any Hazardous material or packaging from such material
- Chemicals and Solvents
- Clinical Waste (such as syringes, soiled dressings, medicine bottles)
- Tanalised Timber
- Any Liquids including (Oil, Petrol, Diesel, Solvents, Paints, Liquids, Creosote, Corrosive Liquid)
If you do have any of the above wastes that you need to get rid of, please contact us so we can help with your disposal needs.
How full skips can be filled
When filling the skips, make sure that they are only filled no higher than the height of the sides and should be level loaded. Our drivers can’t legally take the skip if it exceeds this level as there is the danger that items can fall off an overfilled skip, for which they can be prosecuted if anything does.
If a skip is overfilled, we may not be able to collect and it may be subject to an extra transport charge.
3. Get your skip collected
When you’ve filled the skip and need it collecting or exchanging, just give us a call on 01952 587587 or email us and we will arrange it. Please ensure to give us at least 24 hours’ notice.