Frequently Asked Questions

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The most common skip size for domestic use is 6 cubic yards. See our skip size page for more information. 

Skips need to be sited in an accessible location on a slab sufficient to hold its weight. If you wish to put a skip on the road, this will require a permit from the local Council, we can arrange this for you.

If you do not have room for a skip on private property and are unable to get a road permit, we can offer a wait-and-load service where the driver stops in the road and waits whilst you load the skip. Please contact us for more information.

Bricks, Furniture, Furnishings, Fittings (non electrical), Gas cookers, Hard core, Metal, Plastic, Rubble, Solidified paint, Wood, Domestic waste such as food and food packaging, Packaging (including cardboard, plastic, polystyrene), Soil (not contaminated with asbestos or oil).

The following waste types are NOT permitted in a skip (we can arrange for these types to be handled, please contact the office for more information):

Asbestos, TV’s, Tyres, Solvents (e.g. paint, glue), Clinical waste (healthcare waste), any compressed gas cylinder (Gas bottles, Calor, Balloon gas, Oxygen, Acetylene), Batteries (including households, car or lorry batteries), Chemicals (e.g. cleaning products, hair dyer, photographic chemicals), Fridges/Freezers Liquids (e.g. cooking oil, engine oil, hydraulic oil, bleach).

Mattresses will incur an additional charge, please contact us for details.

Plasterboard/Gypsum waste must be kept separate from all other waste types.

Skips me with an automatic 2 week hire period although this can be extended or reduced on request.

Skips must be loaded level with the sides of the container to ensure safety onsite and in transit. Skip sides and ends must NOT be extended with boards to increase capacity.

To have your skip collected or exchanged you will need to contact the office or book online with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice.

Did you know

Hazardous materials are any substance or material that can, in certain circumstances, pose a risk to people’s health and safety. Some are well known such as asbestos and chemicals although others are less well known such as fridge’s, freezers and batteries.

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