Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about skip hire.

What size would suit me best?

We have a range of skip sizes for different uses. Click here to view our skip sizes.

All full skips must be loaded sensibly to ensure safe transportation. If you need more advice on skip sizes, please call our sales team on 01745 570670 or 01244 549899, we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

How can I hire a skip?

You can either call our office on 01745 570670 or 01244 549899 or you can order online.

How do I pay?

Payment is to be made before the skip is dropped off. We can take payment over the phone, cash on delivery or over the counter at one of our branches.

How does my skip get delivered?

We will deliver your skip on a LGV skip lorry. You will need a minimum of 8ft for the 2 and 4 tonne skips, 9ft for the 8 tonne skip.

If you are unsure about the space you have available then please speak to a member of our staff. They can advise you if there are any queries.

Where can I place my skip?

As long as the access and location is ok, we can place it wherever it suits you. It can go on your driveway, lawn or even on the road. If the skip is going on the road then you will require a road permit. We can arrange that for you but we do require notice. The length of notice depends on the council your postcode sits in.

For further information on road permits or if your skip will require a permit then please call our office on 01745 570670 or 01244 549899.

What can I put in my skip?

You can put a number of things in the skip (see here for more information). More importantly there are a number things you CANNOT put in the skip, these are;

  •  Asbestos*
  • Tyres
  •  Fridge Freezers
  •  Paint Tins
  •  Batteries
  •  Electrical Items
  •  Gas Canisters

*Special skips can be provided for asbestos. Please call the office to discuss this.

How long can I keep the skip for?

If the skip is NOT on the road and on private property then you can keep the skip up to 28 days. If the skip is on the road then that will depend on the road permit. This can be from 7 days up to 28 days.

Can the skip damage my drive?

Skips are large, heavy objects. With the weight of the wagon and combined with the weight of the skip, they can damage block paved and tarmac driveways.

We will take every care possible to avoid damaging your drive, please note that once we vacate the highway, you automatically agree to indemnify us for any damage that occurs whilst on your property. You may be asked to sign a disclaimer before we come on to your premises.

If you are worried about damage being caused, please mention it to us before ordering your skip.

What do I do when I am finished with my skip?

When you are finished filling your skip please call the office on 01745 570670 or 01244 549899 to arrange a date for collection. When you order your skip you can pre-book a collection date if that would suit you?

If you wish to keep your skip over the agreed time period then please get in touch as we can be flexible regarding the collection date.

What happens to my waste once it is collected?

We operate two recycling facilities. Waste is brought back to our yard, tipped and then processed through the various processing stages to extract the different materials within the waste.

The segregated materials are then recycled.  Materials that can not be recycled are then sent to power stations as refuse derived fuel which is used as a coal replacement fuel in power stations and industry power processes.

As an environmentally responsible company, we are fully committed to minimising the environmental impact of our services.

Our experienced customer service team is available to take your call between 07:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and 07:00 to 13:00 on Saturday.