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What sizes do skips come in?

Skips come in a variety of different sizes which are suitable for a wide range of different projects and requirements. You can find out more about the different sizes that our network partners supply by visiting our Skip Sizes page or by giving our team a call on 0800 011 9875.

How long can I hire a skip for?

Skips are usually hired for 14 days unless you are placing the skip on the road and the permit is due to expire before this, however, if you think you’ll need your skip for longer, simply get in touch with our friendly team to organise this. There may be an additional charge for this, depending on the current demand for your chosen skip size, your sales advisor will be able to give you full details of this at the time of the call.

Are there any extra costs when hiring a skip?

There can be additional costs associated with skip hire, some of which can be avoided with planning. Skip permits/suspensions – any skip placed on a public highway requires a skip permit and possibly a parking suspension, which will incur an additional cost. Failed deliveries or collections – if a lorry arrives to drop off or collect a skip to your given address and is unable to do so due to undisclosed access issues etc. this could incur an additional cost. To avoid this situation happening, please ensure the skip can be dropped off and collected and that you have discussed any potential issues with your sales advisor at the time of booking. Overfilling – as it’s a legal requirement that the load is safe to transport, you could be charged extra or have a failed collection if your skip is found to be overfilled. Prohibited items – hazardous waste (fridges, tv, paint, etc) are not allowed in skips and if found could incur a substantial additional cost. See more about what can and can’t go in a skip below.

What can go in a skip?

This depends on the type and size of skip which you order, however, as a general rule, non hazardous electrical goods, garden waste & construction waste are ideal. You can find out more information on what can go in each skip type by visiting our Skip Sizes page or by calling our team on 0800 011 9875.

What cannot go in a skip?

There are certain things that are not allowed in any type or size of skip, unless agreed prior to collection and a specialist skip is supplied. These include:

  • Food waste
  • Large electrical items and white goods
  • Asbestos
  • All hazardous waste such as fridges, TV’s, fluorescent tubes, monitors etc
  • Chemicals and solvents
  • Plasterboard and gypsum

There can also be weight limits on larger skips over 8 yards, so if you are planning on filling your skip with very heavy and dense waste, please contact us so we can provide a specialist or more suitable skip.

Do I need a skip permit?

If your skip is going to be placed on a public road, you will need a permit from the local council authority. Skip permits can be arranged by using the government website www.gov.uk/apply-skip-permit.

As skip permits expire we must ensure your skip has been removed by this date, which means if you haven’t requested collection your skip may have to be taken, regardless of whether you have finished using it. If, however, the skip is going to be placed on a private road or driveway, obtaining a permit is not necessary.

How long will I wait for delivery?

This depends on the size of skip ordered and the availability of that skip at the time of order, however we aim for next day skip delivery where possible. Your sales advisor will be able to confirm this with you at the time of booking.

When will my skip be collected?

Unless other arrangements are made at the time of the order, your skip will be collected 14 days after delivery or on the date your permit is due to expire (if placed on a public road).

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