What is the average size of a skip?
The capacity of the average skip that you see most commonly is a 6 cubic yards. We refer to this as a “Low end standard builder’s skip”.
Is there anything that I cannot put in a skip?
In accordance with environmental legislation, fridges, freezers, asbestos, old T.V.s , CRT monitors and tyres are not permitted to be placed in or beside a skip.
If you do need to dispose of any of the listed items we can arrange for this at an additional cost but it must be pre-arranged when booking your skip. Large quantities of paint, solvents, liquids or dustbin and food refuse are un-acceptable.
Plasterboard/Gypsum waste must be kept separate from all other waste types. We can provide bags for you to place plasterboard into or please order a separate skip for plasterboard/Gypsum waste.
Are there any skip loading requirements?
Skips must be level-loaded with the sides of the container at all times to ensure safety and that rubbish remains contained whilst in transit. Skip sides or ends are NOT to be extended with boards or doors to increase the containers capacity.
How long can I keep a skip?
The price is the same whether you have the skip for one day or two weeks, until the skip is either full or you require a collection or an exchange. This can be extended or reduced at your request. Our guaranteed collection service sets us apart from our competitors.
How do I book?
All bookings must be made through the sales office by either telephone or using our online booking. Please do not try to place orders with our drivers.
How much notice do I need to give?
Pre-arranged skip orders can be delivered to a 2 hour delivery window so that you are not waiting ALL day for a skip to arrive. 4 hours notice is all that is required for deliveries and exchanges. We guarantee to collect skips by the end of the following working day from receipt of your telephone or online order.
Will I need to light the skip in hours of darkness?
Depending upon your local council’s requirements it may be your responsibility to ensure that the skip is suitably lit in accordance with the guidelines set out in the skip permit licence.
Where can I have my skip sited?
Skips can be sited onto private property such as your driveway or to business premises, offices or factory units. If there is nowhere to put the skip that is on private property then a local authority/council skip permit/skip licence must be applied for.
Would I need council permission to place a skip on the road, verge or pavement?
Yes. You will need to obtain a Skip permit/Skip Licence from your local Council. They will charge a fee for the skip to be placed on the road, verge or pavement. We can arrange a skip permit for you, depending on which council the address is covered by. However, in some cases, you may have to apply for a permit yourself depending on the borough and its requirements. Click here for Lewisham council. Click here for Bexley council.
What if I cannot get a Skip Permit/Skip Licence?
If, for example, you require a skip urgently we offer a “wait and load service”, where the driver drops the skip in the road and will wait while you load the skip. This means that the skip is not left unattended at any point and therefore there is no need for a permit. Please contact us for further information.