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FAQs Skip Hire

Read our frequently asked questions about domestic skips and skip hire.

Q. What types of skip are available?

A. A full range of domestic skips are available; from 6yd skips up to 40yd.

Q. How much is a skip?

A. It depends on size, type and location; we work with accredited sub-contractors nationwide, we will get you the best possible price with your requirements. Give us a call and we will guide you.

Q. What is included in the cost of Skip Hire?

A. Depending on your waste requirements you will either be given a cost upfront of sometimes skips are charged according to weight on collection. For example: if waste includes heavier items like mattresses, carpets, fridges etc.

Q. How long can I have a skip for?

A. Duration depends on the company used, for example; some companies only allow hire for a period of 7 to 14 days. Most companies will chase if a skip has been on site for a month or two.

Q What do I do when I have finished using it?

A. We ask for your skip collection date in our online ordering process. However if you need it collected sooner or need longer, give us a call to arrange collection when you have finished.

Q. Can I mix the waste?

A. Generally, the more you can separate out waste types the better. Most companies will not allow wastes such as plasterboard to be mixed with general waste. And electrical waste cannot go into a skip alongside general waste.

Q Is the waste recycled?

A. Recycling rates vary from company to company. However at Site Solutions, we always ensure as much waste as possible is recycled. On average we recycle up to 85% of our waste.

Q. How much can I put into domestic skips?

A. Skips should only be filled up to a ‘fill line’. Some skips might have these at the top of the skip, others may be two thirds from the top if filled with materials such as soil.

Q. What is regarded as hazardous waste?

A. See a general list below of the types of hazardous or controlled wastes that need to be separated from main waste in a domestic skip:

  • Asbestos
  • Solvents
  • Corrosive liquid
  • Medical waste
  • Batteries
  • Gas canisters
  • Pesticides
  • Anti-freeze
  • Paint
  • Waste oils
  • Plasterboard
  • Fridges
  • Televisions

Q. What access do I need to provide?

A. Please make sure that there is sufficient access on site, to allow the vehicle it in and out safely. If you are unsure, please contact us and we can provide you with the approximate dimensions required.

Q. Do you need to have a licence to have a skip?

A. Site Solutions only work with accredited and insured sub-contractors nationwide. As well as this Site Solutions are fully licenced by the Environment Agency and hold all appropriate insurances. If a skip is going to be located on a public highway it will also need a licence.

Q. How do I stop fly tipping in a domestic skip?

A. If you are concerned about fly tipping, we can recommend a secure enclosed skip to stop unauthorised entry or a wait and load or man in a van service.

Q. What sizes do domestic skips come in & what size skip do I need?

A. We have a handy Guide on choosing the right skip. Alternatively speak to our team who can advise you further.

Site Solutions are available to answer any of your questions and to discuss requirements: 01684 353556.

Alternatively, order a range of domestic skips online now, using our handy online skip hire ordering process.