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Ludlow Skip Hire Ltd.

Skip Hire, Recycling & Waste Management

 

Reliable, Friendly and Local

Skip Hire in Ludlow

 

 

A GUIDE TO SKIP HIRE

You 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.

SKIP SIZES

available from Ludlow Skip Hire

MINI SKIP

(2 cu.yd) 4’6 x 6’ and 2 ½ - 3’ deep

Holds approx 20 bin bags.

MIDI SKIP

(4 cu.yd) 5’6 x 7’6 and 3’ deep

Holds approx 40 bin bags.

SMALL BUILDERS SKIP

(6 cu.yd) 6’ x 9’ and 4’ deep

 

LARGE BUILDERS SKIP

(8 cu.yd) 6’ x 10 ½’ and 4 ½ ’ deep

 

We also have 14 cu.yd skips available.

 

" A family owned and run Skip Hire, Recycling and Waste Management company based in Ludlow"

 

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 up to 7 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
  • No dead or live animals

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