Guide to Hiring a Skip in Romford

Hiring a skip for the first time may seem confusing, sizes, price, making sure the skip company is licensed and reputable. Skip Hire in Romford are here to make it a simple task. Listed below are some of the most common questions asked when hiring a skip. Further guidance can be obtained from our experienced sales team on 01277 363 161

What size skip do I need?

Please see our size chart which will give you a guide in measurements and capacity. Unless you are limited for space, try and over estimate the size of skip you need. It is surprising how bulky items can quickly fill a skip so by ordering a larger skip in the first instance may save you the cost of a second skip.

What can I put in a skip?

Skips should be used to dispose of Household Waste, Mixed Commercial Waste, Builders Waste and inert, solid non-hazardous waste. Please consult our acceptable / unacceptable waste types for more detailed information. The sales team of Skip hire in Romford can offer guidance if you are unsure.

How much can I fill the skip?

Skips must be level loaded i.e they must not be filled above the top edge of the skip. This is to ensure safe transportation. A driver can refuse to collect an overloaded skip as unsafe loads are the driver’s responsibility. It is illegal to overfill a skip.

Where can I put the skip?

Ideally the best place to site a skip is within the boundary of your property on private land. All the skip vehicles operated by Skip Hire in Romford are fitted with telescopic arms for easier placement of skips. Skip Hire in Romford can place skips over small boundary walls or hedges at the clients responsibility.

Do I need a skip permit?

If the skip is going on the public highway or council owned verge then we will need to arrange a council permit on your behalf. Skip Hire in Romford holds the necessary £10,000,000 public liability insurance and is registered with Essex County Council. We arrange the council permit on your behalf and the typical cost is £25.00 for a two week period. Essex County council require 5 working days for permit applications.

How quickly can I get a skip?

Skip Hire in Romford offer a same day service if the skip is being placed on private land. For permit applications please allow 5 working days for the application to be processed by Essex County Council.

What are your delivery / collection times?

Our working hours are 7a.m. - 5p.m. Monday to Friday & Saturday 7a.m. - 1p.m. We are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

How long can I keep a skip for?

Skips are typically hired for one week, although if you need it longer please call Skip Hire in Romford to discuss your requirements.

My rubbish is ready, do you offer a collection service?

Skip Hire in Romford offer a wait and load service if your rubbish is ready. The driver will bring your chosen skip and wait whilst you load the skip, we allow 30 minutes typically for this service. A wait and load can be beneficial if you do not have the room to site a skip or to save a skip permit application.

We can offer a loading and collection service if you are unable to load the skip yourself.

Are you licensed & legal?

In a word YES!

Beware of rogue unlicensed operators offering cheap vat free skips, make sure you use a reputable, established company for your skip hire requirements.

The law states that it is your responsibility as the waste producer to ensure the company collecting your waste is registered as a licenced Waste Carrier and that the waste is taken to a site licenced to take it. If you ignore this responsibility and use a company that is not properly licenced and your waste ends up where it shouldn’t, you could receive a fine of up to £5,000.

Skip Hire in Romford, a division of Lunnon Waste hold the appropriate Waste Carriers and Management Licences, operate in-house Waste Transfer facilities licensed by the Environment Agency and are fully insured with £10,000,000 public liability insurance cover. The company has 40 years waste management experience.

Please contact one of our sales team on 01277 363161 for any additional information or to make a booking.

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Unit 5 & 6
Hallsford Bridge Industrial Estate
Stondon Road

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