How To Hire A Skip

How To Hire A Skip

Hiring your first skip can be quite intimidating if you haven’t done it before. Most skip hire companies seem to assume you already know how the business works and what sort of skip you need before you contact them.

All the talk of ‘cubic yards’, ‘commercial skips’ and more can make the average skip hirer feel a bit confused. So, to help make it all a bit easier, here is our ultimate skip hire guide.

Skip Hire FAQs

  • What can you put in a skip?
  • What size skip should I hire?
  • What is a skip permit or skip license?
  • What is a CPZ suspension fee?
  • How much should I expect to pay for my skip hire?
  • Can you help load the skip?
  • How long can I hire a skip for?
  • When is the skip collected?
  • How high can I load a skip?

What Can I Put In A Skip

The answer to what can be put in a skip is to list what cannot be put in a skip. Here are the most common items that cannot be disposed of in a skip:

Clinical or medical waste, including syringes
Electrical appliances & equipment
Fluorescent tubes
Fridges, freezers and air conditioning units
Gas canisters and gas bottles
Hazardous & toxic materials
Oil, petrol, diesel
Paint & Cans of paint
TVs & computer screen

What Sizes Of Skip Are Available

The size of your skip depends on the amount of waste and how much space you have to place the skip. The larger the skip, the cheaper it works out per cubic yard/metre of waste taken away. But make sure you have enough waste to fill it, otherwise, you will end up paying for nothing. Bear in mind most councils do not allow skips larger than 8 yards to be placed on a public highway.

What Is A Skip Permit

If you place your hired skip on a public highway rather than private land, you will need a skip hire permit from your local council. This must be arranged before the delivery of the skip. Skip permits (or skip licenses) cost extra and take a few days to arrange. Talk to us about skip permits.

What Is A CPZ Suspension Fee

A controlled parking zone (CPZ) is a part of a road where you can only park under certain conditions and times. It requires a residents parking permit, is a pay & display bay, or yellow lines. CPZs apply to skip hire as well. So, if you are planning on placing a skip in a CPZ, you will need a CPZ suspension in addition to any skip permit.

How Much Is Skip Hire

Skip hire prices differ substantially due to a range of factors including size of skip (larger ones cost more), geography (typically the South is more expensive than the North based on higher costs of disposal and operation), and whether or not you require a skip permit (i.e.. if the skip is located on or off-road).

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Will You Help Load The Skip

The skip hire service covers the delivery and removal of the skip, not any labour to load it.

How Long Can I Hire A Skip For

Click here to hire your skip or call 02920 862328. If you need a much longer hire period than normal, just ask. If the skip is being placed on a street, bear in mind the duration of your skip permit and any parking suspension. Both cost money, so the longer you hire the skip, the greater the extra charges.

When Is The Skip Collected

Your skip is collected when you tell us to collect it. You can either specify a collection date at the time of booking or tell us later once you know. The collection is normally within 2 working days of your chosen date.

What Are Skip Access Rights

Skips are normally delivered on large 7.5-tonne lorries that are a lot wider than an average car. Make sure there is enough space for the skip lorry to access the place you want the skip to be located or consider changing the location. If road or gate access is narrow, check with us beforehand that the dimensions of the lorry will fit.

How High Can I Load My Skip

Only fill your skip up to the height of its sides because otherwise, the skip driver may refuse to collect it. This is because transport laws make it illegal to move a skip which is not ‘level-loaded’.

Skip Hire Near Me

With over 50 years’ experience in the waste management industry, we are one of the leading skip hire companies in Cardiff and Caerphilly. We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and process waste according to strict waste management regulations while recycling as much as we possibly can. With competitive prices, a prompt service and friendly drivers, we are the number one for skip hire in Cardiff.

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