Skip Hire FAQ’s

What waste is acceptable to put in a skip?

The most common use of our skips is to dispose of the following waste:

  • Garden waste
  • Mattresses
  • Soils and Stones
  • Wood
  • Furniture
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Toys
  • Clothing
  • Cardboard & Paper
  • UPVC Windows
  • White goods
  • Household appliances
  • Glass
  • Car parts

If you’re unsure if you can dispose of an item that isn’t listed above, or you’re unsure if you have an item that can’t be put in our skips please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

What waste cannot be put in a skip?

When it comes to using our skips there is some items that cannot be placed in the skips, these items are listed below. If you want to dispose of any of the items below then please contact us in advance as we may still be able to help by making alternative arrangements.

Items not suitable for disposing of in our skips include:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Clinical, Medical, or Human Waste
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Food waste
  • Gas tanks or cylinders
  • Aerosols
  • Liquids
  • Gasoline
  • Plasterboard
  • Glues and Solvents
  • Tyres
  • Human Waste
  • Hazardous/Toxic Materials

What is the cost of hiring a skip?

Our skip hire prices depend on the size of skip you require, the type of waste you need to dispose of, and where the skip will be located.

Please be aware that if you need a skip on a public road outside your house then you will need to obtain a permit from your local council which we will arrange on your behalf. There are varying rates depending on your local council.

For more information on our skip hire prices please contact us and we will be able to provide you with a quote based on your requirements. You can also order your skip online and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm the cost prior to delivering your skip.

How much waste can I dispose of?

We have a range of skips in different sizes that hold varying capacities of waste, allowing you to only order the skip that’s right for you without wasting your money by hiring a skip that is too big for your needs. Our skips start at 4 yard which holds approximately 55 bags of rubbish.

Our full range of skip sizes and the capacity they hold is listed below:

4 Yard Skip – Holds up to 55 bags of rubbish

6 Yard Skip – Holds up to 65 bags of rubbish

8 Yard Skip – Holds up to 75 bags of rubbish

15 Yard Skip – Holds up to 85 bags of rubbish

We also offer Waste Tonne Bags with a capacity of 1 tonne

When filling our skips we ask you to please only load the skip up to the level of the top of the skip. Overfilling the skip may prevent the skip from being loaded onto the truck on collection.

How much space do I need to place a skip at home?

We offer a range of skip sizes with varying capacities with our smallest skip starting at 4 yards, this is the perfect skip size for all your domestic requirements and will easily fit on most home driveways. Should you require a larger skip or should you need to put the skip somewhere other than a typical home driveway we also offer a range of larger skips suitable for commercial or larger domestic projects. Our skip sizes are clearly indicated across our website so you can be sure you have the required space, either on your property, or on the road outside your house.

Please also bear in mind that you not only have the space to place the skip but also that you can easily access it to use the skip and that our drivers are able to get to access your location and that the area is clear of any obstructing items. We suggest ensuring there is approximately two car lengths of space to safely deliver and collect the skip.

You may also consider placing the skip in your garden which is perfectly acceptable if there is clear access to this space. Please note however that it is not always advisable to place a skip on soft ground. A driveway or solid-floor garden area is more suitable.

If you have any questions or want some further information about where you will place a skip or whether our driver’s will be able to access your location, please contact us.

How long will I have the skip for?

Our skip hire period is a 7-day term as standard. When you’ve finished using/filling the skip simply get in touch to let us know it’s time to collect and we’ll arrange to get it collected for you, this is often only a few days after you’ve informed us but can take up to 14 days. Should you require a skip for a longer period of time contact us with your requirements and we can arrange this for you also. Please note however that this will come at an additional cost.

What areas do Amica Eco cover for Skip Hire?

Amica Eco are a reliable and trusted supplier of commercial and domestic skips across the South Yorkshire area including Doncaster, Rotherham, Retford and Worksop. We can offer our skip hire services to other areas so please contact us if you’re not sure if we deliver to your area.

Can I place a skip on the road or path outside my house?

Having a skip outside your house on a public road is permitted providing it’s not violating any road/traffic rules i.e. double yellow lines. It is forbidden to block a public footpath, so ample space on the road is required so the skip does not obstruct road users.

If you plan to place a skip on the road and not on private property you will require a permit from your local council. We can arrange your permit if you require a skip to be placed on the roadside. We will only charge you for the cost of the permit from the council to obtain the permit, no additional costs will apply.

Do I need to be present when my skip is being delivered?

If you have paid in advance for your skip and informed us of any instructions prior to the skip being delivered then we are able to deliver the skip without you being present. If you are unsure or your circumstances have changed and you now can’t be home when your skip is being delivered please contact us so our team can make alternative arrangements.

Do I need to inform the council about my skip hire?

If you require a permit from your local council because you are planning to place your skip on a public road we will inform the council on your behalf and obtain the required permit.

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