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Skip Hire FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a skip?

We’ll give you a tailored quote depending on the size of skip you need and the length of time you’ll be hiring it for. Our prices are very competitive, so call us today to find out what we can offer.

What size skip do I need?

Selecting the perfect skip size for your project can save you time and money in the future. From commercial builds to a home clearout, different scales of project will require different skip sizes. Here at David Brown, we offer a range of skip sizes, from mini-skips to large roll on roll off skips.

Please take a look at our skip sizes guide for more information. Still unsure? We’ll be happy to help if you give us a call on 0800 998 1216.

How quickly can you deliver my skip?

We pride ourselves on our rapid response time, with a same day or next day delivery service available to our customers.

How does the skip hire process work?

  1. Your order is placed with our team
  2. The skip is delivered promptly to your location
  3. The standard length of time for skip hire is 10 days, but this can be more or less depending on your needs.
  4. As a customer, you will contact us when to inform us when you are finished with your skip.
  5. Your skip will then be collected within two days by one of our team.

What am I able to put in a skip?

Here are some examples of waste you can dispose of in your skip:

  • Bricks, tiles & other rubble
  • Hardcore
  • Garden waste - plants, soil etc.
  • Wooden furniture
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Cardboard
  • Polystyrene
  • Non-electrical appliances
  • Washed-out paint tins
  • General household waste

What can’t I put in a skip?

Not everything is suitable for disposal in a skip, and the following items are prohibited:

  • Electrical waste:
    • Televisions & PC monitors
    • Fridges, freezers, microwaves, ovens
    • All other electrical devices & appliances
  • Vehicle & bike tyres
  • Paint, solvents & chemicals
  • Any oil & fuel, or compressed gas cylinders
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries - vehicle, lithium-ion & household
  • Explosives
  • Syringes & all other medical waste
  • Plasterboard
  • Fluorescent tube bulbs
  • Liquids

How high can I fill up my skip?

As a general rule, skips should only be filled to the skip’s highest point and not beyond. Overfilling a skip is a health and safety hazard, and our experts are unable to transport an overfilled skip. To avoid this problem, try and be realistic about the size of skip your project will require. It’s better to have a skip that’s too big than too small if you want to avoid the cost of hiring a second skip.

How much space is required outside of my property?

The space available for your skip will depend on the width and layout of your road. It’s worth noting that skips are not allowed on the pavement, so factor this into your calculations. Also consider that the space should be wide enough to allow our specialists to maneuver their vehicles down the road to drop off and pick up the skip.

Skips should not be positioned in front of bus stops, entrances, or in places that cause significant obstruction to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. If you need two skips, we’ll make sure to position them as close together as possible.

Can I put my skip on the road?

If you’re planning to put your skip on the road then you will need to apply for a permit, which David Brown will apply for on your behalf. Be aware that in particularly dense urban areas, or narrow streets, there may be little room to place a skip. On these occasions, our specialists will help you to explore other options and find a solution.

Will I need a skip permit from the council?

Skips can be placed anywhere on your own property without any need for a permit. If you are positioning your skip anywhere else, such as the road in front of your house, you will need a skip permit from the council. David Brown Skip Hire will apply for the skip permit on your behalf. Once the permit is granted, there is a time limit on how long the skip can remain on the road or public space, so check these time limits with your local council.

What’s the minimum/maximum period I can hire a skip for?

However long you need a skip for, we can help with the arrangements. The standard number of days customers normally rent a skip is 10 days, but longer rentals can be arranged.

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