FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHERE CAN I HAVE MY SKIP SITUATED?
A: You can have your skip set down in your garden, driveway, building site or any privately owned ground. Please be aware that whilst our drivers will be as careful as possible when delivering your skip we cannot be held responsible for any damages done to flags, pavements, driveways trees, overhead wires, cables, roof edges, satellite dishes and manhole covers (which may be hidden under gravel/stone) or any other obstacles when acting upon your instructions. Our lorries are large, heavy, wide and long and we require enough manouvering space to enable our lorries to be able to safely gain access to your property. The approximate minimum access dimensions required are; 3.10m wide, 3.90m high and an access and site surface capable of withstanding 18.0 tonnes.
Q: WOULD WE NEED A PERMIT FOR THE SKIP?
A: If then skip is going on the public highway yes you will require a permit. We can apply for a permit on your behalf which will take up to 24 hours costing £35 including vat (administration fee).
Q: WHAT AM I ABLE TO PUT IN MY SKIP?
A: Skips are used for the removal of non-hazardous waste such as building debris, household items and garden waste etc. If you need to dispose of hazardous waste you need special permits and containers. It is illegal for you to mix hazardous waste with non-hazardous waste. You may also request skips for scrap metal, just give our team a call to request prices. Contact our team for any hazardous waste requirements.
Q: SHALL I ORDER A SMALLER SKIP AND HOPE FOR THE BEST?
A: In our experience the majority of our customers never say "we wish we had ordered a smaller skip" and rarely is a skip not full when we come to collect it. It is far more economical and easier to order a larger skip and not quite fill it than it is to have a small skip, fill it and then find out you need another.
Q: IS THERE ANYTHING I AM NOT ALLOWED TO PUT IN THE SKIP?
A: The following items cannot be loaded into the skip: food material, clinical waste, fridges, asbestos, tyres, liquids, hazardous waste, fluorescent tubes, plasterboard, full or empty paint tins, batteries, gas cylinders, TV’s, computer monitors and any types of oil.
Q: HOW FULL CAN I LOAD THE SKIP?
A: The skip must only be filled to the FILL LEVEL, anything above this level will only leave our drivers in a position where they will have to level the load to make it a safe load to travel with because, if they are stopped and challenged by the authorities with an unsafe load they could lose their license and can also cause a risk to other motorists.
Q: WHAT SIZE DO I NEED?
A: Please feel free to contact our friendly team of experts who will advise on which or how many skips you may require to complete the job safely.
Q: HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE SKIP?
A: Standard rental is up to two weeks.
Q: WHERE DOES MY WASTE GO AFTER IT IS COLLECTED?
A: Once we collect your full container it is then transported to our licensed waste transfer station where it is sorted into the various waste streams and recycled or landfilled as appropriate for that particular type of waste.
Q: HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY?
A: Payment must be made either before or upon delivery of the skip. We accept either cash, cheque, credit card payment, or internet banking payments (BACS)
THE DO’S and DON’TS OF HIRING A SKIP:
- DO ensure that your driveway, entrance or area is large or wide enough to receive your skip
- DO NOT attempt to move your skip by yourself after it has been delivered
- DO NOT overfill your skip, It is illegal for you to do so, if you are unsure please contact a member of our team
- DO check with your team what kind of skip is best suited by giving them as much information as possible
- DO NOT fill your skip with hazardous material
- DO NOT put tyres in your skip
- DO NOT put gas bottles/cylinders into your skip