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Skip Size Guide

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Choosing the correct Skip:

It is very important to choose the correct skip for your needs and our Skip Size Guide can help. If you are inexperienced when it comes to hiring skips we always recommend choosing the next size up to what you require. The main reason for this is you often find more waste than you expect and overloading skips is a growing issue. Skips are only to be level filled by law as it is a hazard to transport overloaded skips on the highway and we are liable to fines if we do. In this instance a wasted journey can be charged. The second reason is cost, it is much cheaper to get one size larger than order a second skip for any remaining waste.

Skip Location:

There are a few things to check before hiring a skip.

• Where the skip will be placed?
• If the skip will not be going on private property then and needs to be placed on the public highway, in most cases we can arrange a skip permit with your local council. (Charges Apply)
• 9ft clearance access for the lorry
• other obstructions such as low hanging cables, trees and bushes ect.
There are alternatives available other than a typical skip hire service if it not be possible due to your location.
• Wait and load (30 Min)

• Same day delivery and collection

• For inert waste Grab Hire

• Man in a van


Waste Segregation:

We always encourage our customers to segregate waste where possible as this not only helps the environment, it can in most cases offer cost savings on larger jobs.

We always keep up to date with the latest legislations and below is a list of hazardous waste classified items that cannot be disposed of in a general waste skip. We do have alternative options available should you need to dispose of any items in this list so please ask when speaking to one of our waste management specialists.

• Plasterboard

• Asbestos

• Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units
• Tyres

• Electrical Appliances

• Batteries

• Fluorescent light tubes
• Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
• Solvents

• Aerosols and Gas Canisters

• Liquids
• Oil, Fuel and other Automotive Fluids