Frequently Asked Questions
The following questions will hopefully address most concerns.
- Do I need permission from the Council to put a skip on the road?
Yes. You will need a permit from the Council but in most areas we can apply for the permit on your behalf. This would also apply to any Council owned property, such as pavements or verges etc.
- Do I need permission from the local authority when hiring a skip?
Yes, and we do this for you. The council will charge a small fee which is within the price we charge you. They issue a licence which is valid for 28 days.
- How do I know what size skip I will need?
You can call us for advice.
- Where can the skip be left and what if room is tight?
We will leave your skip in the most convenient location which might be the driveway or the road. They can also be at business, office and factory locations.
- Do you offer a waste disposal service for builders and contractors?
Yes we do as we are a licenced and Registered Waste Carrier company.
- What if I cannot get a skip licence?
If your council refuses a licence - which is rare - we can come along with a skip and our driver will wait while you load it up, for a small additional charge.
- How long can I keep the skip for?
The normal Skip Hire period is 1 week but this can be extended to 2 weeks, depending on availability.
- How much can I put in the skip?
You must not load the skip to a level higher than the top.
- Is there anything I cannot put into a skip?
Asbestos, batteries, tyres, fridges and freezers, flourescent tubes, TVs, Computers screens, gas bottles, car tyres, food waste, clinical waste (as defined by the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992), chemicals and pesticides are some of the materials that are not allowed to be loaded onto the skip. For a full list please consult the Environment Agency Wales
- What happens to my waste after it is taken away in a skip?
The waste will be taken to the local transfer station where it is is sorted and disposed of in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
You should call your local council and see what their provision is, you may be able to find a specialist disposal expert.