A simple guide to
Everything you need to know about hiring a skip!
Please take time to ready this simple guide, it will help you understand what you can and can’t put in your skip and also provide essential information for the duration of your hire.
What can you put in a skip?
General waste – the following waste types can be put in a general waste skip: bricks, tiles, concrete, ceramics, soil, clays, sub-soil, top-soil, hardcore mix (less than 10% tarmac), plastics, rubbish, wood, vegetation and paint tins if washed out.
What can you NOT put in a skip?
These are some things we simply can’t process and can’t be put in our skips: Plasterboard (We offer specific recovery options for plasterboard) Fridges, TV’s or monitors, Paints, Any Hazardous material, Solvents, Liquids, Batteries, Asbestos, Fluorescent tubing, Oil, fuel or oil containers, explosive materials.
How to prepare for your skip Delivery
Usually your skip will be delivered on a large truck (LGV) with a skip loader on the back. We advise you to check that the location of the delivery is a minimum of 10ft wide, to make sure your delivery goes smoothly.
If there are special instructions such as access restrictions on site, then please ring us before placing your order.
- If you need to put your skip on the public highway or council owned verge, a permit is required. We can handle this for you, but we may require up to five working days to arrange this via the highway agency.
- We will supply lights and cones for any skips left on the highway.
- Safety is our priority for you and others so please do let us know if there are any potential hazards on site (overhead lines, obstructions etc).
- If there are restrictions on when deliveries can be made please inform us when you place the order to prevent any failed deliveries.
- Do not over fill your skip, this will prevent us from safely collecting your skip and items may need to be removed before we can collect.