Skip Hire FAQ’s
What waste is acceptable to put in a skip?
- Garden waste
- Soils and Stones
- Cardboard & Paper
- UPVC Windows
- White goods
- Household appliances
- 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?
Items not suitable for disposing of in our skips include:
- Clinical, Medical, or Human Waste
- Electrical items including TVs, Computer monitors, Laptops, etc.
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Food waste
- Gas tanks or cylinders
- Paint or Paint Cans
- Glues and Solvents
- WEEE Waste
- Hazardous/Toxic Materials
- Tree roots
What is the cost of hiring a skip?
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?
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?
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?
What areas do Amica Eco cover for Skip Hire?
Can I place a skip on the road or path outside my house?
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?
Do I need to inform the council about my skip hire?
If you still have questions after reading our FAQ’s please get in touch with us
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