DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL
1.1 ‘Hirer’ refers to the Customer (company or person) that has requested the hire of Equipment from Skip Hire UK Ltd or wishes to purchase Equipment,.
1.2 ‘Equipment’ refers to skips, containers, hired through MRW Ltd.
1.3 ‘Site’ refers to where the Equipment is to be deposited at the request of the ‘Hirer’.
1.4 ‘Contract’ means the Contract for the hire of the Equipment.
1.5 The parties tot this Contract are the ‘Hirer’ and MRW Ltd, Lisence No: 48231, Registered Carriers No. BLS344521 with registered offices at Long Marston, Stratford upon Avon CV37 8AQ.
1.6 ‘Waste’ means all waste as described by the ‘Hirer’ and as agreed by MRW Ltd and the ‘Hirer’ to be removed from
the Hirer’s site and excludes the following:
substances hazardous to health such as toxic or corrosive materials or liquids
any liquids of any kind whether contained or not
cans, drums or other containers of any kind unless they are empty and crushed: so incapable of carrying any liquid
medical waste or animal carcasses of any kind or quantity
any other material not listed above however considered unsuitable for containment
e.g. malodorous waste.
Section 34 (1) of the Environment Protection Act 1990 requires that a description of the type of waste (to be placed in a skip for example) be given, ‘The description must provide enough information to enable subsequent holders to avoid mismanaging the waste…’ This description must be given at the time of booking each skip.
1.7 These terms and conditions shall apply to the hire of Equipment and to the hire of all Plant between MRW Ltd and the Hirer and shall not be overridden by any terms and conditions of the Hirer.
1.8 Acceptance of the Equipment or Plant on site by the Hirer or its delivery on site in accordance with the Hirer’s instructions signifies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions unless otherwise agreed in writing.
1.9 MRW Ltd may terminate the Contract and repossess Equipment or Plant without affecting any rights to recover monies due, damages for breach of contract or other remedies where the Hirer is in breach or is involved in insolvency or liquidation proceedings.
1.10 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed according to the laws of England.
2. USE OF EQUIPMENT ON THE HIRER’S SITE
The Hirer will conform with all statutory enactments and regulations and byelaws and regulations of local or other statutory authorities that apply to the Equipment or the Waste.
2.1 The Hirer shall not
place or cause to be placed in the Equipment any thing other than Waste
overload the Equipment. Section 34 of the Environment Act 1990 states that any person who produces waste is bound by a duty of care ‘…to prevent the escape of waste, that is, to contain it.’ Equipment therefore must not be overloaded above its maximum capacity. In the case of a skip, that is, not higher than the sides of the skip. It is illegal to transport overloaded skips
set fire to the contents of the Equipment
interfere with the mechanism of the Equipment
add on or attach to the Equipment any painting, sign-writing, lettering or advertising
remove, deface or conceal any name plate or mark indicating the owner of the Equipment and afford at all reasonable times access to the Equipment to inspect or repair such name plates or marks
move the Equipment from its point of delivery on site by any method whatsoever.
3. HIRE CHARGES
3.1 The stated hire charges on the Order Acknowledgement are for the duration of the Contract and include Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. 3.2 Hire charges include carriage and delivery. 3.3 Abortive carriage charges may be levied when delivery or collection has not been possible when undertaken in accordance with the Hirer’s instructions.
3.4 Where an approved credit or debit card transaction has taken place and subsequent payment shortfalls arise (e.g. in the case of unsuitable waste), MRW Ltd may process for payment the balance due. Similarly, MRW Ltd may process part payments at interim stages of the Contract.
3.5 Once an order is placed with MRW Ltd, a minimum period of 24 hours is required to cancel the order. Cancellations of orders within 24 hours will be subject to full charge as originally agreed with no refunds. No negotiations will be entered into.
4. REPOSITIONING OF SKIP BY DEMAND BY HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY
MRW Ltd may arrange the removal or repositioning of the Skip if required at any time to do so by a Highway Authority or constable in uniform under Section 140 of the Highway Act 1980. The Hirer shall be responsible for the reasonable additional cost thereof on the part of the Supplier.
5. SKIP LOCATION
The Hirer shall not move the Skip from the site without the consent of the Supplier and where necessary the Highway Authority.
6. PAYMENT TERMS
Payment terms for non account customers must either pay on delivery of skip, or by card over the phone, prior to delivery date, or on actual delivery date. Payment terms for authorized credit customers are 30 days net from the date of the invoice. In accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, MRW Ltd reserve the right to charge interest on the late payment of commercial debts at base rate + 8%. The Hirer will pay all monies outstanding, on demand including interest on amounts overdue and will be liable for reasonable legal charges incurred by MRW Ltd in the recovery of Equipment or Plant or amounts due.
7. RESPONSIBILITY OF PERSON SIGNING
The person signing on site warrants that he has the authority of the Hirer to make the contract on the Hirer’s behalf. MRW Ltd shall be entitled to treat the Hirer as contractually bound by these Terms and Conditions unless the Hirer can demonstrate that there were no reasonable grounds to believe that such person had authority to bind the Hirer.
8. ACCESS AND GROUND CONDITIONS
The Hirer is responsible for the provision of free and suitable access to and from the site (including the removal and reinstatement of local obstructions) and for ensuring suitable ground conditions for the. No responsibility will be accepted for damage to any surface over which the Equipment has been moved to reach its intended position of use and the Hirer should therefore take steps to protect surfaces (paving slabs, soft ground and the like) before delivery of the Equipment.
9. HIRER’S RESPONSIBIILITY – THIRD PARTIES
The Hirer shall fully and completely indemnify MRW Ltd in respect of all claims by any person whatsoever for injury to person or loss or damage to property howsoever caused including all costs and charges in connection therewith and arising from or in connection with the use of the Equipment.
10. CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES
MRW Ltd shall not be liable for any consequential losses, expenses, liabilities, claims or proceedings whatsoever caused by, or arising out of, the late delivery, non-delivery, unsuitability or repossession of the Equipment, or any defect in the Equipment.
11. PERIOD AND DETERMINATION OF HIRE
If the Hirer is an individual within the meaning of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, the maximum period of hire shall be 1 month. MRW Ltd shall be entitled at any time and for any reason whatsoever and without explanation to terminate with immediate effect the hire contract and to repossess the Equipment.
12. RIGHT OF ACCESS
The Hirer shall allow access to the Equipment or Plant at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspection, maintenance, replacement or repossession.
Should any of these Terms and Conditions be held to be invalid, such invalidation will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms and Conditions.
14. REFUND POLICY
14.1 – Application for refunds must be sent directly to MRW Ltd in writing addressed to the Managing Director for consideration by The Company Management. Decisions will be made within 4 weeks of receipt of application, and refunds to successful applications made within 14 days of decision.
14.2 – Online Orders and Bank Holidays and Sundays: During the online booking procedure, there is a disclaimer that online bookings made for bank holidays and Sundays cannot be processed. To ensure successful skip hire during bank holidays and Sundays, orders must be placed by telephone.
15. PRICING POLICY
MRW Ltd reserves the right to change prices, discount schemes and promotion at any time.
16. CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation of Hire
If the Hirer chooses to cancel the hire, the following charges will be levied:
1 – 3 day’s notice – 20% of total hire charge
Less than 24 hours’ notice – 50% of total hire charge