Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some commonly asked questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A SKIP DELIVERED?
We offer a same / next day delivery service although if you require a permit this can take up to 48 hours to obtain so please factor this into your plans.
WHAT SIZE SKIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR HIRE?
We have a large selection of skip sizes and roll on roll off skips which you can view on our skip sizes page .
WILL I NEED A PERMIT FOR MY SKIP?
Skips placed on the road require a permit from the local council. We cannot place a skip on the road without one. Permits vary in price depending on your local council’s rates. Once you have purchased and booked your skip, we will contact you with information and costs to arrange the permit. So please be sure to include up to date contact information.
-Permits have different validity times depending upon the location and council.
-They can take from 3 to 10 days to get a permit, so please consider this when booking your skip.
-most streets require a bay suspension which incurs a daily charge and admin fee.
No Permit is required if the skip will be placed on your drive, or lawn or other private area.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM TIME I CAN HIRE A SKIP FOR?
Our minimum hire period is for 7 days.
WILL I NEED A PERMIT?
If you don’t have a driveway, garden or other private land at your home to place the skip on to you will need to apply for a council permit to have the skip placed on the roadside. The council charge for these permits and we are able to apply for your permit on your behalf. It normally takes between 24 and 48 hours to receive the permit so please allow for this time when placing an order.
WILL MY DRIVEWAY BE BIG ENOUGH FOR THE SKIP TO FIT?
You drive will need to 8 foot (2.4m) wide to allow our truck access. It will also need to be free from low hanging trees and power lines that may cause an obstruction.
WILL MY DRIVEWAY BE DAMAGED BY PUTTING A SKIP ON IT?
Some driveways, block paved & soft tarmac, are susceptible to damage when Block paved and soft
HOW DO I PAY?
All skips can be paid for prior to hire by all major credit cards or cash. We are able to take payment over the phone.
HOW FULL CAN THE SKIP BE?
All skips should be filled no higher than the height of the sides and should be level loaded. If you overfill your skip you risk us not being able to remove it and incurring further costs to remove the extra waste. Overloaded skips are unsafe to load on our trucks so please ensure you keep to these guidelines for our drivers safety.
WHAT CAN I PUT IN THE SKIP?
Here is a list of what is acceptable but if you have some waste you are unsure about please call our helpful team on 01708 398 014 for advice.
- Green Waste
- Nonelectrical fittings
WHAT CAN’T I PUT IN THE SKIP?
Here is a list of what is not acceptable but if you have some waste you are unsure about please call our helpful team on 01708 398 014 for advice.
- Fridges & Freezers
- Plasterboard (call us on for advice on this)
- Gas Bottles & Cylinders (full or empty)
- Clinical Waste & Syringes
- Hazardous & Toxic Waste
- Oils & Filters (engine, hydraulic & cooking)
- Petrol & Diesel
- Fluorescent Tubes
- Liquids & Sludge
- Paint & Paint Tins (unless empty)
- Computer Towers & Monitors
- Electrical Goods (Televisions, Cookers, Fans, Toasters, Telephones, Microwaves)
DO YOU RECYCLE YOUR SKIP CONTENTS?
We aim to recycle 100% of all our waste and to reduce the need for landfill.
HOW CAN I STOP PEOPLE ACCESSING MY SKIP?
If you are placing your skip in a public place and are worried about it being accessed by unauthorised people we have a number of enclosed skips and roll on roll off containers that will allow you to secure your waste.
HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR MY SKIP TO BE COLLECTED?
Simply call one of our team 48 hours before on 0203 933 349 and arrange for collection.
WHAT IF I’M NOT FINISHED WITH THE SKIP BY THE PICK UP DAY?
If you find that you will still need to your skip after the initial hire period please call us on 0203 933 349 at the earliest time possible to extend you hire.
DO YOU DELIVER AT WEEKENDS?
We have limited Saturday delivery slots so please call on 555 555 5555 to discuss you requirements.
DO YOU OFFER BUSINESS ACCOUNTS?
Business Accounts are available under requirements. Please call our Commercial Team on 0203 933 349 to discuss this further.