Frequently Asked Questions
What size skip do I need?
This would depend on the type of waste you are wishing to dispose of, for example, if you were looking to put heavy materials e.g. soil and rubble into a skip you would only be allowed a skip an 8 yard skip.
However if you were looking to dispose of light/ general household waste you could have a larger size skip and one of our sale team will be able to assist you with this process.
Is there any waste that I cannot put into a skip?
The following waste are not permitted to be placed into one of our skips:
- Gas bottles
- Fluorescent Light tubes
- Food Waste
- Any other hazardous waste
I don’t have anywhere off road to place the skip, what other options are available to me?
We can obtain a skip license on your behalf with several councils, please see our Road Permit Information page. Although some councils request the home owner applies direct, please contact us regarding your application.
The skip application takes too long to process and I need the skip tomorrow. What other options are available?
We offer a wait and load service. This is where we bring the skip and you have 60 minutes to load it. After the 60 minutes we will remove the skip. This is included in the skip price. If you require longer than 60 minutes to load the skip, please contact the sales team for a quote.
Please be aware if we obtain a parking fine whilst on site, the responsibility of paying the fines lies with the customer.
How much room do I need to allow the skip lorry to gain access and the drop the skip?
One of our sales team would be happy to give you further information on the space needed for a skip and the clearance in which the lorry would need to gain access through a gate or narrow street/alleyway.
No one will be on site to pay for the skip. What options are available?
We can take payment for the skip over the phone. However we do not accept cheques as a method of payment.
SPACE RUBBISH LTD CONDITIONS OF HIRE
CONDITIONS OF HIRE- CONTAINERS NOT TO BE MOVED ONCE DEPOSITED – MAXIMUM LOAD 8 TONNES
1. Customers warrant that with respect to each container ordered to be placed other than on private property the permission of the Highways Authority has been duly obtained under Section 31 of the Highways Act 1971, and Customers undertake that they will ensure that all conditions subject to which the aforesaid permission is granted shall be observed at all time and in particular will secure that the container will be properly lighted during the hours of darkness. (Where no traffic cones are required a lamp shall be placed against or attached to each corner of the skip or the end corners of a row of skip ; Where traffic cones are required as in above but in addition a lamp shall be placed between each cone and the next). Customers shall also ensure the safe loading of material into the containers. The company will not be liable for any penalties or other liabilities arising as a result of the failure of the customer to comply with Section 31 of the Highways Act 1979. The company reserve the right to request supporting documentation from the customer relating to compliance with Council road permits and suspended bay authorisations. Responsibility for maintaining validity of said permits and authorisations and of keeping the company updated remain with the customer at all time.
2. Customers requesting or ordering vehicles delivering or collecting containers to leave the public highway shall reimburse us in respect of any loss, costs, claims, damages or expenses we may thereby sustain whether as a result of damage to the vehicles themselves or the property of customers or third parties but so that we remain liable in respect of any negligence on the part of ourselves or our employees.
3. Customers shall reimburse us in respect of any loss or damage to the containers whilst on hire to them from whatsoever cause the same may arise (fair wear and tear excepted). They shall also fully indemnify us in respect of any claims for injury to persons or property arising out of the use of the containers whilst on hire to them howsoever the same may be caused or arise.
4. That the waste material is of such nature that regulations issued by the Secretary of State under the Deposit of Poisonous Waste Act 1972 (hereinafter called the “Act”) in force on the date of the removal of each loaded container exempt the waste material being removed from the provisions of the Actor
5. That the required notice has been served under the provisions of Section 3 (1) of the Act on the required Authorities in the form required by Section 3 (2) of Act covering the removal of each loaded container.
6. Skip can be hired for a maximum period of 21 days only.
7. The company will comply with and observe all aspects of the highways Act, when delivering or collecting a container. If, in the process of delivering a container as per the customer instructions, the company receive any fines from Highways Agencies or Local Authorities, the customer will be liable to the penalty.
8. Should the company become aware that customers have our containers and are not in compliance with the above terms and conditions of hire, we reserve the right to remove the container immediately, without notice.
9. Customers ordering containers to be placed on their private property such as: garden, driveway, pavement etc, taking a full responsibility in case if any damage will be done to it.
10.We do not supply any protective netting, covers or lights, that lies the responsibility of the hirer.
11. No container shall contain any inflammable, explosive, noxious or dangerous material, or any material which is likely to putrefy or to become a nuisance or danger to users of the highway. Keep the contents of the skip damped down to prevent dust nuisance and cover the contents during transit for disposal.