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Skip Size – The size of skip you want for the job

Our services offer four skip sizes: extra-large (12 yards), large (8 yards), medium (6 yards), and small (4 yards). Our medium size skip is the most popular skip among our clients. Naturally, bigger skip sizes cost more than the smaller ones, but considering the amount of waste they can take, they are better value for money. Depending on how much waste or rubbish you wish to dispose of, the best skips are those that can be placed next to your property and that will fit all the waste inside them. You can look at the skip size guide if you need further assistance.

Level Loads – The amount a skip can take

The skip we deliver needs to be filled to the height of its 4 sides, otherwise the skip driver might refuse to collect it as it will be considered dangerous. This is due to transport laws which make overloaded skips on the road illegal.

The Red List – What you cannot put in the skip

The idea of the skip is to help you dispose of non-hazardous waste. There is a list of items you should not put in the skip, and there is also a detailed guide for every other item. Here is the list:

  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • TVs / computer screen
  • Liquids
  • Electrical equipment (WEEE)
  • Plasterboard
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Refrigerators / freezers
  • Gas bottles & cylinders
  • Solvents
  • Paint / paint tins
  • Toxic waste
  • Oil / petrol / diesel
  • Clinical waste
  • Asbestos

Help – Will you be in need of extra helpers for the loading?

Our company only provides the skips and you will have to load them yourself. In case you need help with that, then maybe you need a man and van service, not skip hire.

Hire Period – Length of service

The period for which you can hire our skips is between 7 and 14 days. Of course, you may extend the hire period, but this will mean paying added charges. You do need to inform us if you will need a skip for more than 14 days so that we contact the supplier and give you an estimate of the added price. Also, if you want the skip collected before 7 days expire, contact us early so that we can schedule the service on time.

Access – Requirements for skip access

Since the delivery of the skip is done via a 7 tonne lorry, you need to make sure that there is enough parking space for the lorry – the lorry is wider than a car. In case you are worried about narrow gates or alleys, you need to contact us so that we can give you the exact dimensions of the vehicle. Also keep in mind that the lorry will make use of stabilisers, which are metal legs that might create dents or break paving on softer ground.

Location – Type of skip required

The skips we deliver can be placed on the road or off the road. Off-road skips are usually placed on private property and, as the name would suggest, off the road, for example in a garden, driveway, field and so on. On-road skips will be placed on a public road or pavement, and they will cost extra since they require a council skip permit.

CPZ Suspensions and Skip Permits – The council fees

If you want to hire an on-road skip, you should be aware that they require a permit from the local council. The permit is basically a document which authorises the parking of a skip on public grounds. The skip permit price depends on the council requirements and the period during which the skip will stay on the road. We apply for the permit, but its cost along with an admin fee, will be applied to the price for the hire. Also, a CPZ suspension will be required if the skip is placed within a controlled parking zone. The fee for the CPZ suspension varies depending on the period of hire and location. Just like the permit, this fee will be added to the overall price.

Skip Collection – When?

We will collect your skip when you require us to collect it. You can either set a collection date when booking the skip, or contact us at least 2 days before the date of your choice.

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