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Terms & Conditions

  • Filling your skip
    When filling your skip you can only load it level with the top of the skip itself.
    It is against the law for our drivers to carry skips loaded beyond this point on the highways.
    We recommend to customers that it is far better to hire a skip and not completely fill it - as oppose to ordering a skip that is too small for the job and end up needing to hire a second skip!!

    Siting of the skip
    In the ideal world.... you will privately own the property where the skip is to be sited be it the garden or the driveway etc.
    However....as this is not always the case you have the option of placing the skip on the road or grass verge outside the property.
    In order to do this your local council must first give permission and issue a permit - don’t worry as we can sort all this out for you & apply for the permit on your behalf.
    Permits usually last for 14 days – again this is dependent upon location.
    The council do unfortunately charge for permits and dependent upon the location these charges vary. We will inform you of the exact amount at the time of order.
    Please bear in mind that Council permits can take between 1 and 5 working days to obtain dependent upon the location.

    Please note: a standard skip lorry requires a minimum of 10ft min width to gain access - regardless of what size skip you have ordered.
    A smaller wagon is available which can get into tighter spaces - it requires approx 8ft min width to gain access – however this will limit the size of skip you can have and the materials you are able to put in the skip.

PLASTERBOARD

Under EA guidelines from 1st April 2009 there is no acceptable amount for gypsum based products to be deposited at landfill alongside bio-degradable waste. With immediate effect we ask that if you have any plasterboard to remove from site - could you ensure it is seperated from other waste. If there is a small amount it would be acceptable for you to bag it up and place it on to of the mixed waste skip (must be level load when plasterboard on top) at no extra cost.  If there is a substantial amount we would ask that you hire a seperate skip - please ask for quote.

 

  • No hazardous wastes including asbestos (in any form), plasterboard, refrigerators, freezers, gas bottles, tyres, oil paints, tars, solvents, pharmaceuticals, greases, electrical appliances, computers, monitors, fluorescent tubes to be placed in a skip without prior arrangements with the us. Plaster/ plasterboard - contact us before placing in skip.
  • Where the driver is directed to deposit the skip of the highway we shall be under no liability whatsoever to the hirer for any damage caused whilst the vehicle is off the highway.
  • The hirer shall not move the skip without our consent.
  • Responsibilities of the hirer: The skip must be properly coned at all times and lighted during hours of darkness when on the highway.
    The skip must be level filled - overloaded skips cannot be collected.
    Fires must not be lit in the skip. (Any damage so caused would be charged to the hirer)