Frequently asked questions and answers
Q. What size skip do I need?
A. We have a wide variety of skip sizes available. Please refer to skip sizes and prices.
Q. Where can I have my skip dropped?
A. You can have it dropped on your driveway, garden or building site, basically any privately owned land.
Q. Do I need permission from the council to put a skip on the road?
A. Yes. You will need a permit from the council but in most areas we can apply for the permit on your behalf. This would also apply to any Council property ( pavements, verges etc). We will also supply cones and lights, however, it is the “hirers” responsibility to ensure that these are in place and working satisfactorily.
Q.What if the council won’t allow the skip to be placed on the road?
A. If your council refuses a licence, we can come along with a skip and the driver will wait whilst you load it up. This would need to be requested at the time of order and the maximum waiting time is 20 minutes (unless an additional ‘waiting’ charge has been agreed).
Q. Are there any restrictions on what I can put into a skip?
A.Yes. You cannot use a skip to dispose of tyres, gas cylinders, paint tins (empty or full), food waste, fluorescent tubes, liquids,television sets, computer monitors, plasterboard, fridges, freezers or car batteries.This is constantly changing in line with EA legislation (for example most electrical equipment will soon be dis-allowed). If you have asbestos that needs to be disposed of we are able to supply a skip especially for the removal of hazardous waste. Please contact the office for further advice.
Q. How full can I load the skip?
A.The skips should be level loaded.
Q. How long can I keep the skip?
A. Skips can usually be kept on site for up to 10 days. However individual requirements can be accommodated depending on availability.
Q. What happens to my waste after it is taken away in the skip?
A.The waste is taken to our transfer station where it is sorted and recycled where possible. Anything that we cannot recycle is disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Q. What happens if the skip gets damaged?
A. The ‘Hirer’ is responsible for any damage caused to the skip(s) whilst on hire.
Q. How do I book a skip?
A. Either book online, or alternatively, call our experienced and helpful Operations team on:-