Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Order A Skip and What Size do I need?

If you would like to order a skip or simply want to chat about your requirements, simply contact us by clicking here or complete our online contact form and one of our colleagues will call you back!

We offer a full range of skips from 4 yard to 40 yard.  Our online skip guide should help you decide on which skip you will require.

How and When do I Pay?

All skip hire orders are to be paid for at the time of ordering or on delivery.

Payments can be made out to ‘Gillett Environmental Ltd VAT reg no. 944942688gna.

How to avoid Cowboy Skip Hire companies

The first thing to do is to check with the Environment Agency that the skip operator is properly licensed to carry waste. Ask for their waste carrier license number, enter it on the Environment Agency website to check if it’s valid. You should see the skip company’s name and license expiry date. If not, do not use them. It is also wise to ask for a copy of their public liability insurance in case they accidentally damage your property when delivering or collecting the skip.

What can I put in my Skip?

Many people assume that you can throw anything into a Skip, however this is not the case due to multiple environmental laws. It is not possible to dispose of potentially toxic or harmful waste in skips, as well as items which cannot be recycled. But do not worry! We have made a list below detailing the most common waste products which CANNOT be disposed of in Skips.

These are: Oil, Petrol, Diesel, Tyres, Fridges, Freezers, Asbestos, Clinical or Medical Waste (including syringes), Hazardous or Toxic materials, Tins of paint and Gas bottles.

How do I load a Skip?

Despite what you often see out in the streets, a skip cannot be overloaded. It must be a ‘level load’. If you do order a skip and fill it so that material is above the sides, you will be charged more at the point of collection, or be asked to remove the excess waste.

It is also illegal to have a fire in a skip. You will be liable to pay the full price of a new skip if this occurs.

Do I need a Permit for my Skip?

If a skip is to be placed in a public place such as on a footpath, grass verge or on the highway, it will require a permit. We obtain these from the local council on your behalf. Permit prices and durations may vary depending on location.

We do always advise it is best to situate your skip on your own land/property if possible to save you extra charges of a permit. Call us for a chat if you are unsure!.

COMMERCIAL WASTE

We can collect and recycle commercial waste for your business. We can provide a range of skip sizes including a roll on roll off service depending on your commercial waste requirements.