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Skip hire FAQs.

We provide cheap, local and reliable domestic skip hire in Ely and within a 30 mile radius.

It’s not just a case of how much waste you have!  You also need to consider how much room you have on your site and will then need to think about the type of waste you will be disposing of.  For example if the waste is heavy (e.g. soil/brick/rubble) then you will be restricted  as to how large a skip you can have.

When only a single skip is expected, we strongly believe that it’s better to hire a skip that you may not quite fill, as opposed to ordering a skip which ends up being too small meaning a second skip is then required as a result. In other words it’s better to overestimate than underestimate! 

When filling a skip it can only be loaded up to the level of the actual skip itself.

It is important that your site foreman and operatives are aware of this as it is actually against the law for drivers to carry over loaded skips on the highways.  Likewise, using boards around the skip in an attempt to increase it’s capacity (known in the trade as ‘greedy boards’) is illegal.

If a driver arrives on site to find an overloaded skip they are likely to turn away and leave without the skip, thus potentially incurring additional transport charges.

Though we try to be as flexible with hire periods as possible, as a general rule the maximum hire period is 7 days.

Of course should your site be an ongoing one where numerous skips are required and exchanged on a regular basis then there is nothing to worry about.  If however, you require a skip that is likely to be needed for more than 7 days without exchanges, we request you inform us at the time of ordering as a rental charge may be applicable.

Yes.  Though any skip that needs to be sited on a public highway, pavement or council owned verge, first requires permission from the local authority responsible.

Though the charges involved and the length of time it takes an application to be processed varies from council to council, in the vast majority of cases we can arrange the required permit on your behalf.  Depending on the local authority in question, application periods can be anything from ‘same day’ to 4 weeks, so when you know that a permit is likely to be required on an upcoming site it is vital that you give us as much notice as possible to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Please also note that as the hirer, the lighting and coning of the skip whilst it is placed on public land is your responsibility, though we are usually able to arrange for the hire of these items on your behalf too.

A standard skip or roll-on-off vehicle usually requires a minimum of 10ft (3.3m) width and approximately 13ft (4m) headroom to safely gain access to a site.  If your site access falls a little below these requirements we are able to (in most areas) arrange for smaller skips (depending on waste type) to be delivered on smaller lorries.

If you are in any doubt about the access to your sites, we are here to help, so just ask!

There are certain types of waste that cannot be placed in general waste skips under any circumstances.

Examples of such waste types include (but are not limited to): asbestos, fridges, freezers, batteries, tyres, gas cannisters, paint tins, food waste, fluorescent tubes, liquids, TV sets, computer monitors, plasterboard, electrical items (WEEE), mattresses, tree stumps, tree roots, carpet, vinyl, astroturf, rubber matting & roof felt.

It is vital that you always inform us of exactly what your are intending to dispose of at the time of ordering! 

The Common Skip Sizes We Provide.

2yd Mini Skip

The smallest chain-lift skip available, suitable for small amounts of all waste types.

4yd Midi skip

A commonly seem small chain-lift skip, suitable for small amounts of all waste types.

6yd Builders skip

A standard builders chain-lift skip, suitable for all waste types.

8yd builders skip

A large builders chain-lift skip, suitable for all waste types.  

12yd Bulk Skip

A large bulk chain-lift skip, suitable for light waste types ONLY. 

What we can provide

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With more than 25years of trading history we have continuously developed the services we are now able to provide on a nationwide basis.