Booking A Skip For The First Time

Yellow metal skip full of old bricks

There is certain Information that will be needed when booking a skip. To make things easy when you book it is best to have all the relevant information to hand.

This is a list of the information that you will need when you make the booking:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Delivery Address
  • Delivery Date
  • Collection Date
  • Contact Details
  • Payment Method

If you need a skip for a particular date and time it is best to book giving as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment. Please consider what materials you are planning to dispose of in the skip as there are some materials that need specialist disposal. Any hazardous materials should be separated from the rest of the waste.

This is a list of items that should not be put into a skip:

  • Electrical items
  • TV
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Gas
  • Asbestos
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Medical Waste
  • Oil, Petrol, Diesel
  • Plasterboard and Gypsum Materials

The best place to keep your skip is on private property, although, we do realise that in some circumstances that may not always be possible. When the skip is going to be left on the road a permit will be needed from the local authority. There will be an additional cost for this, and it is a good idea to apply for this in plenty of time before the skip is due to be delivered.

Whilst the skip is on the road it is your responsibility so please make sure that it is in a place that is not going to cause problems for any other person, especially neighbours. Ensure that the skip is not going to make access to other properties difficult or dangerous. During periods of darkness, it is important to consider that the skip should be clearly visible to any road users and pedestrians. Lighting and cones may be necessary to ensure the safety of others.

Another point to consider if the skip is to be left unattended at night-time is that other people may consider this the perfect opportunity to dispose of their rubbish. They may put items from the list of things that should not be disposed of into the skip. These items would need to be removed and disposed of in the proper way. There could be costs involved in the disposal of these items and it could mean that there is not enough space in the skip for the items that you wish to dispose of. This would result in the necessity of having more skips than originally planned for and this would provide an extra cost. It is best, therefore, to cover the skip in a way that would help to prevent this from happening.