What you can’t put in the skip?

  • asbestos
  • medical waste
  • liquids
  • oil
  • batteries
  • toxic materials
  • gas cylinders
  • paint
  • fluorescent lamps
  • electrical equipment and appliances (fridges)

Do I need a permit to hire a skip?

Whether or not you need a permit to hire a skip will depend on where you live and where the skip will be placed. In general, if you plan to place the skip on public lands, such as a road or footpath, you will need a permit from your local council. This is because placing a skip on public land can cause a potential obstruction or hazard, and the council needs to ensure that the necessary safety measures are in place.

If you plan to place the skip on private lands, such as a driveway or garden, you typically do not need a permit. However, it is always an innovative idea to check with your skip hire company and your local council to confirm the rules and regulations in your area.

Keep in mind that getting a permit can take time, so it is important to plan and apply for one well in advance of when you will need the skip. Your skip hire company may be able to help you with the permit application process, so be sure to ask them for guidance.

How heavy can I fill a skip?

The weight limit for a skip will vary depending on the size of the skip and the type of waste you are disposing of. In general, skip hire companies will have a weight limit for their skips, which is designed to ensure that the skip can be safely transported on the road.

You should not fill a skip beyond its maximum capacity or weight limit. Overfilling a skip can make it unsafe to transport and can also result in additional fees or penalties from the skip hire company. It is also important to be mindful of the weight of the waste you are disposing of as heavy materials such as soil, bricks, and concrete can quickly add up and exceed the weight limit.

To avoid overloading a skip, please speak with us in advance and let us know what types of waste you will be disposing of. We can guide the appropriate size of skip for your needs and advise you on any weight limits or restrictions. Additionally, make sure to load the skip evenly and distribute the weight of the waste throughout the skip to avoid placing too much weight in one area.

Can I mix different types of waste in a skip?

Yes, we don’t expect our customers to sort through their own waste that’s what we are here for!
We’ll take your skip to our site to sort through so you can ensure the maximum amount of waste is recycled and put to good use.

Do I need a flashing light?

In some cases, you may be required to have a flashing light on your skip.

This will depend on the location where the skip will be placed and the regulations of your local council or authority.

For example, if you plan to place a skip on a public road, you may need to have a flashing light on the skip to ensure that it is visible to other road users. This is especially important if the skip will be placed in a location where it could be a potential hazard, such as a busy street or a narrow road. Make sure you get appropriate lights as this is a legal requirement. You can get them from a builders merchant.

Still not sure if the rubbish you need to get rid of can go in a skip?

That’s what we’re here for ! Give us a call on 0208 138 2035 and we can resolve any doubts about your skip hire.

It is important to comply with any regulations and requirements related to skip replacement to ensure that you are disposing of your waste safely and responsibly.

It is always a good idea to check with our team if you are unsure about what types of waste can be disposed of in a skip. Some materials, such as hazardous waste, electrical equipment, and certain types of chemicals, may not be allowed in a skip due to safety and environmental concerns. By speaking with our professional team, you can ensure that you are disposing of your waste safely and responsibly and avoid any penalties or fees that may be associated with improper disposal.

We can provide you with guidance on what types of waste are accepted and what materials should be disposed of in other ways.