Information & FAQ's
Q. What size do you do?
A. Our skips are available in the following sizes:- Mini / Midi / Medium / 6 Yard / 8 Yard / 10 Yard / 12 Yard / 16 Yard.
Q. Where can skips be dropped?
A. Skips can be dropped on a private property such as your drive or on the road outside your house. Skips can also be dropped at business, offices or factories. For contractors and builders, we also offer waste disposal services for customer locations.
Q. I want the skip to go on my drive. how much space do I need?
A. For householders correct positioning is the key. A skip needs to allow for a 9 ft entrance and is up to 12ft long. Most drives are suitable but thought should be taken to the quality of the surface. Lorries can be heavy! If you do not possess a drive or cannot get it on your existing one you might need consider the road. A permit is required for a skip on a public highway, which we can organise for you FOC.
Q. What is the biggest skip i can use with heavy materials?
A. If the skip is likely to be heavy with soil or hardcore, the maximum size is a 10 Yard. As a general guide, aggregates convert to a tonne a cubic yard.
Q. Do I need permission from the council to place a skip on the road?
A. Yes, but we would arrange this for you and unlike other firms in the region, we do this free of charge.
Q. What if I cannot get a skip license?
A. For skip permit problems, we offer a wait and load service, where the driver will wait while you load the skip. Please contact the office for further information.
Q. Is there anything I cannot put into a skip?
A. Yes, in accordance with current legislation, fridges, fridge freezers, asbestos, fire extinguishers and tyres are not to be placed within a skip. Any of the mentioned found in one of our skips will be returned to the address in question and possible fines may be incurred.
Q. How do I book a skip?
A. For deliveries, exchanges and collections give the office a call on 0114 2442489.
Q. How much notice do I need to give?
A. A 24 hour notice is usually required for deliveries, collections and exchanges. However, if you call us before 9.00am we can offer a same day service for local areas. We can guarantee a next day service for either the morning or evening. For people who have a tight schedule, we will do our utmost to work around your requirements. If you know you will need another skip exchange or would like to make certain of a collection date, please give us 24 hours notice or tell us when ordering. We pride ourselves on an excellent service when we have all the facts.
Q. How long can I keep my skip for?
A. You can keep the skip for as long as you need it. The price is for the skip and not the length of time its out. However, if the skip has been on hire a long period of time (Over 4 weeks) and is classed as full by one of our passing drivers it can be lifted without notice. If you know that the skip will be on hire for a long period of time, inform the office when ordering and they will keep this information on file.