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A GUIDE TO SKIP HIRE

Ludlow Skip Hire - SkipYou have waste to dispose of….You order a skip, fill it up and the skip is then taken away, job done.  Surely a very simple and painless process?

 

Skip hire CAN be easy, and it SHOULD be easy – but through our 15 years experience this has proven to not always be the case!  By reading this brief guide you can ensure that all legal requirements are met and you get the most out of your skip hire.

 

CHOOSING THE BEST SKIP SIZE

The most obvious advice we can give is that you need to establish exactly how big a skip you need.  Below are our skip sizes and approximate measurements.

We also have available 14 cu.yd and 16 cu.yd skips.

 

FILLING A SKIP

When filling your skip you can only load it level with the top of the skip itself.  This is a legal requirement.  It is against the law for our drivers to carry skips loaded beyond this point on highways.  Likewise, using boards around the side of the skip in an attempt to increase its capacity is illegal.

 

SITING THE SKIP

Ideally you will have privately owned property for the skip to be sited on, meaning driveway, hard-standing or private owned garden.

 

If you do not have your own private property on which to keep the skip, or there is not enough access for the skip lorry, it leaves you with 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.  In most cases local councils will only allow us to apply for the permits on your behalf.  Inevitably all councils charge for the privilege and this charge varies dependent on which county you are in.

Permits can take between 1 and 5 working days to obtain.

 

Please note: the smaller skips can/will be delivered on our smaller lorry so a minimum of 7’ 7  is required for access.  Builders Skips when full will require our larger lorry so 10’ access is required.

 

WAIT & LOAD

Wait and load is a service we offer at no extra cost.  When the driver delivers the skip, he will then wait for up to 30 minutes while you fill the skip.  He will then take it away, this eliminates the need to obtain a permit and it is also ideal if you don’t want a skip sat outside your house.

 

GENERAL SKIP RESTRICTIONS

Certain types of waste CANNOT be placed in general waste skips under any circumstances.

 

These include:

Asbestos

Toxic Material that contains Hazardous Waste

Paints, Liquids or Sludge (Oil)

Fluorescent Tubes

Pressurised Containers/Gas Cylinders

 

Additional Disposal Charges apply to the following items:

Fridges

Freezers

TV’s/Monitors

Tyres

Batteries

 

We also request that Plasterboard is kept separate as it can not go to Landfill.

 

HOW LONG CAN I HIRE A SKIP FOR?

Normal hire duration is for 7 (seven) days but if requested on order it can be extended to 14 days.  If a skip is required for longer periods a small hire charge will be applicable.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A SKIP?

The price depends on the size of skip that you hire and also the type of waste you are putting in it.  Prices start from £80.00 plus vat.

 

HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY?

You can pay by credit/debit card over the telephone when booking your skip or we also accept cash or cheque on delivery.  However, the cheque must have cleared before the skip will be collected.

 

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A SKIP