Frequently Asked Questions
What type / size of skip do I need?The type and size of skip you will require will depend on the amount of waste you have. Our team are on hand to advise you over the phone if required, experienced in supplying skips to both residential and commercial customers. The capacity of all the skips we have available for hire are provided on the skip sizes page of our website.
Can I fill the skip above the sides?
No, you cannot. The skip should be loaded to the sides at a maximum. The use of “side boards” or “greedy boards” is prohibited.
How much space do I need for my skip?
The ground space required is dependent on the type and size of skip you hire. Customers should also consider any access requirements they have and how they plan on loading the skip (wheelbarrow ramps etc.) Please refer to our skip sizes page for additional information.
Can the skip be lifted over a fence or boundary?
Yes, it can, though the maximum height we are able to lift over is dependent on the weight and size of the skip itself. We would not ordinarily lift a skip over a fence, wall or any other boundary more than 3/ 4ft high.
Can I place the skip on the road?
Yes, the skips can be placed on the road, though this will require a permit from the local authority. The amount of time that the permit remains valid for can vary between councils, but we can advise you about this at the point of booking.
What kinds of waste can I put in the skip?
Our skips can be loaded with all types of general garden and household waste, which can be mixed and does not need to be separated. However, the following materials and items are prohibited from being put into the skip: gas fires, asbestos, oils, liquids, acids, fridges, freezers, tyres, batteries, electrical items and gas bottles.
How long can I keep the skip?
Our skip hire agreements are not time sensitive. You keep the skip for as long as you need to fill it. Once the skip has been filled; we do ask you arrange collection quickly to prevent any unnecessary civil disturbances, health or environmental hazards.
If the skip has been placed on the road or on public grounds, the required permit will only be valid for a certain length of time unless you decide to renew it.