What skip size do I need?

This depends on the size and quantity of your waste. Skips are normally better suited to the removal of dense and heavy waste but can of course be used for any legal waste items.

Our skip size guide should be able to help you, which can be seen on the skip hire section but if you are still unsure please give us a call or send us an email.

What type of waste can I put in the skip?

You can load the skip with general household waste and builders’ waste such as bricks, rubble, soil, green waste etc. You cannot load the skip with unwanted consumer goods such as fridges/freezers etc or without prior approval as such items are additional charges or any potentially toxic, corrosive, or hazardous waste – please refer to our list of unacceptable items for more details.

How full can I load my skip?

Our skip hire size charts give an indication of how much you can fit into a skip, which can be seen on the skip hire section. However, you should not pile up the rubbish to higher than the skip sides, nor should you “shore up” the sides of the skip by using wood extenders etc

We do not accept overloaded skips and by law you MUST NOT over-fill your skip. To ensure the skip is safe to transport, you must ensure that the skip is not filled past the top of the sides. Over-filled skips will not be taken under any circumstances.

Here are examples of overloaded skips. If you are unsure, YOU MUST ASK THE DRIVER before you start to fill your skip

Where can I put my skip?

A skip can be placed anywhere on private property, as a guide we would ask for 9-10 feet width on the entrance to a driveway to allow the skip lorry to get in. However, it may be possible for the skip to be dropped onto the driveway from the entrance to the property.  Skips dropped on your property are at your risk please refer to our Terms and Conditions policy for full details.

You should also ensure that were you wish for a skip to be placed if any works are getting conducted on the property, we can access the location when the skip wagon returns to collect it.

If you want to place your skip on public land (i.e. the road or pathway) you will require a permit from your Local Authority which must be mentioned at the time of booking, and we can arrange this for you and any Local Authority charges will be added to your quote.

Always give clear instructions to the skip wagon driver when he arrives at your premises

Additional charged items

Some items can be placed in the skip but as we must dispose of them in a specialist way, they come with an additional charge on the skip, please inform us on booking if any of these items will be in the skip. If found in the skip on return the option to pay the additional fee or the items will be returned when we are next in the area

  • Mattresses
  • Vehicle wheels
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Florescent tubes and light bulbs
  • Televisions and computer monitors
  • Fridges
  • Plasterboard

How long can we keep the skip for?

Our standard hire terms are 7-14 days, if you require the skip for longer additional charges may be required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What happens to my waste after my skip/wait-and-load collection?

We aim to recycle 100% of your skip waste. All waste is brought back to our waste recycling facility where it is separated and treated. It is then disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible by recycling and re-using. We do not take any waste to Landfill, any waste that can’t be directly recycled is sent to be used as Waste to Energy, RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel).

When can I get my skip delivered?

We deliver skips Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm, Saturday Mornings 7am to 11.30am.

Our offices are closed Saturday afternoons and Sundays, along with the Bank Holidays except for Good Friday.

Contact Us

Contact Us