Skip Hire FAQs
These are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you still need help, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our skips are available in the following sizes:
- Mini (2 cubic yards) is 1600mm x 1300mm x 900mm and holds around 20-30 bin bags.
- Midi (4 cubic yards) is 2200mm x 1400mm x 950mm and holds around 35-45 bin bags.
- Maxi (8 cubic yard) is 3400mm x 1700mm x 1250mm and holds around 70-80 bin bags.
We offer a limited number of Enclosed skips. These are 3400mm x 1700mm x 1250mm and hold around 100 bin bags.
We also provide Roll on Roll off’s (also known as RoRo’s) in two sizes. Our 20 yard is 5400mm x 2360mm x 1470mm and our 30 yard is 5400mm x 2360mm x 2310mm.
Skip dimensions are approximate and may vary slightly but they all have the same capacity.
Skips can be dropped on a private property such as driveways, on the road or verge outside a house. Skips can also be dropped at business offices or factories. If a skip needs to be placed on a public road or verge a permit is needed which we can arrange for you. Prices vary depending on your location.
Yes, but we can arrange this for you if you need us to.
Permit costs depend on your local council rates and the time it will be placed on the public highway or verge.
Prices for the areas that we deliver to are:
- £15 for up to 7 days
- £25 for up to 14 days
- £35 for up to 14 days
These prices include a small processing charge and VAT.
Yes, in accordance with current legislation, fridges, fridge freezers, asbestos, fire extinguishers, compressed containers, paint tins, chemicals, batteries, oils, medical waste and gas cylinders are not to be placed within a skip. Tyres can be accepted if pre-booked online or via the office at an additional cost. Any of the mentioned found in one of our skips will be returned to the address in question and possible fines may be incurred. If you require assistance removing any of these wastes, please contact the office.
No, unlike other skip companies we don’t charge for plasterboard waste, but we would appreciate segregation where possible to help with recycling.
Our online ordering facility will give you date options to choose from. A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is usually required for deliveries, collections and exchanges. However, if you call us before 9.00am we can often offer a same day service for local areas and will do our best to help you if you are on a tight schedule.
You can keep the skip for a maximum of 2 weeks at which time we will collect it if not instructed otherwise by you. If you require the skip for longer, please contact the office on 01484 435244.
Select the option of which aggregate you require when you order your skip. Please note this is only available with Midi and Maxi skips.
We do one size waste bag which is 680mm x 780mm x 900mm and holds up to one tonne in weight.
You can use your waste bag for ordinary household, garden, DIY and builders’ waste. Please don’t use it to dispose of hazardous wastes like plasterboard, asbestos, batteries, electrical goods, liquids or chemicals in this bag.
We do accept small quantities of plasterboard which must be kept clean and segregated from the other waste within the bag.
The inert waste bag is for soil, stones, bricks, concrete, tiles, ceramics and glass.
You should position your waste bag before you start to fill it, ensuring it is in a location that can be easily reached by our vehicle.
Make sure the road is at least 4m wide and the bag is within 3m of the road so we can collect it. The collection area needs to be accessible and clear of obstacles such as overhead trees, cables and parked cars. Our driver will need to reach the bag handles to hook the crane on, so make sure the bag is not behind locked gates and the handles are left out. Should you have any questions, please give us a call.
No. The local council doesn’t allow waste bags to be placed on the public highway, and therefore must be kept on private land.
No. These bags are a single trip waste bag which will be recycled with the rest of your waste.
Waste bags are great for smaller quantities of waste, when you have limited space on your property, and are also better for longer length jobs, so you don’t have a full size skip on your driveway for months.
Our bag and collection service is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase. If you wish to arrange a collection after this time you may incur a surcharge.