Frequently Asked Questions
What size skip do I need?
This will entirely depend on the size of your project. If you’re planning on undertaking a small domestic project, then a 6 or 8-yard skip would be most suitable. However, if you’ll be generating a large amount of commercial waste, then a 14-16 yard skip may be most suitable. We’re also able to offer RORO skips and grab hire for particularly large projects.
For further guidance, read through our skip sizes page.
What can you put in a skip?
A variety of materials can be disposed of in one of our skips. From building and renovation waste to furniture and garden waste, we’ll be able to safely and responsibly dispose of it on your behalf. For more specific details about what can be put into a skip, read through our article: What Can be Put into a Skip?
What can’t I put in a skip?
We’re unable to take electrical equipment, liquids, solvents, chemicals, tyres, plasterboard, gas cylinders or hazardous waste in a conventional skip, regardless of its type or size. Instead, they must be taken to a specialised recycling facility. However, we offer a hazardous waste removal service should you wish to dispose of asbestos, for example.
To learn more about what we cannot take in one of our skips, read through our article: What Can’t be Put into a Skip?
Do you need a skip permit?
You will need to obtain a skip permit if it’s being placed on a public road and must be done prior to ordering your skip. If it’s going to be placed on a public road or pavement, you must inform Hinton’s of this, as we can then lay out cones or add a light to your skip so as to alert others to its presence.
It may take between 3-7 days for the council to organise a permit, after which it can be used for between 7-28 days at a time. Skips must not block pavements and should be placed on a road with sufficient space to accommodate the skip and allow vehicles and pedestrians to pass freely.
Before hiring your skip, read through our article: Hiring Skips: Tips
Can I get a free quote?
How quickly can you deliver the skip?
How high can I fill a skip?
The waste in your skip should not surpass the skip walls. Usually, a thick red line is present to highlight the maximum waste limit. An overloaded skip could pose a danger to members of the public and the skip providers who will come to collect it. As such, they can refuse to take the skip away unless the excess waste is removed.
For more information about overloaded skips, together with why a skip shouldn’t be overloaded in the first place, read through our article: Overloading a Skip: Rules and Risks.
How do I arrange for the skip to be emptied?
Once your skip has been filled, and you’re ready for it to be taken away, simply give us a ring and one of our team will collect it promptly. For more information about this, give us a call on 0208 684 0401.
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