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Frequently Asked Questions


1.Do I need permission from the local authority when hiring a skip ?
Only if you want the skip on the road, pavement or verge. The council will charge a fee for the licence, which varies depending on what local authority you come under.
Our online ordering system will determine your license price and we are able to obtain a license for you. Some authorities require applications directly, during you're order we'll provide details of the authority to contact and phone number.

2.How do I know what size skip I will need ?
Details of our skip sizes can be found here, or you can call us for advice.

3.Where can the skip be left and what if room is tight ?
We will leave your skip in the most convenient location, which might be the driveway or organise for the skip to go on the road. They can also be at business, office and factory locations.

4.Do you offer a service for builders and contractors ?
Yes we do, as we are a Licensed and Registered Waste Carrier company.

5.What if I cannot get a skip licence ?
If your council refuses a licence - which is rare - we can offer a wait and load service. Which means our driver will wait with the skip while you load it up. Simply select this option (wait and load) when ordering your skip online.

6.How long can I keep the skip for ?
The normal Skip Hire period is 2 weeks.

7.How much can I put in the skip ?
You must not load the skip higher than a level load.

8.Is there anything I cannot put into a skip ?
Asbestos, tyres, fridges and freezers are not allowed to be loaded onto the skip. Please check our Terms of Hire.

9.Is the rubbish recycled ?
The rubbish is taken to waste transfer station, and recycled wherever possible. more details »

10.Is it cheaper if I have the skip for a shorter period of time ?
No. The skip price charged is to dispose of the materials put in the skip. The skip container is provided free of charge for up to a maximum two weeks.

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