Where can I have my skip sited? Skips can be placed onto private property such as your driveway or your business premises and offices. If there is nowhere to put the skip that is private property then a Skip Licence/Skip Permit must be applied for. Please note we do not accept any claims for damage when delivering, exchanging or collecting skips on private land.
Would I need council permission to place a skip on the road/grass verge or pavement? Yes, a Skip Licence/Skip Permit needs to be issued from your local council. They will charge a fee for the skip to be placed on the road, verge or pavement. We can arrange a Skip Permit for you depending on which council the address is covered by. However, in some cases, you may have to apply for a Permit yourself depending on the borough and its requirements.
How long can I hire a skip for? Our general hire period is 7 days, however you can hire a container for longer subject to availability. We reserve the right to collect containers after 7 days without prior notification.
What is the average skip size? The average size skip is 6yd - 8yd
What if I cannot get a Skip Licence/ Skip Permit? If there are problems obtaining a licence we offer an alternative 'Wait & Load' service. This is where the driver drops the skip and waits up to 1 hour while you load the skip. This means that the skip is not left unattended at any point & therefore there is no need for a licence.
Is there anything I cannot put in a skip? In according with enviromental legislation fridges, freezers, asbestos,tyres and gas bottles are not permitted to be placed in any of our skips.
Are there any skip loading requirements? Skips must be loaded level at all times to ensure safety and that rubbish remains contained whilst in transit. Skip sides or ends are NOT to be extended with boards or doors to increase the container capacity.