Skipy Skip Hire Ltd

Prompt, Reliable, Professional Skip Hire at Competitive Prices        From a Small, Caring and Genuinely Local Company        Based in Kilsby, Rugby, Warwickshire (J18 - M1)
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£3.00 OFF EVERY SKIP - ONLY  WHEN ORDERED ONLINE   *
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MORE THAN 1662 SKIPS HAVE NOW BEEN ORDERED ONLINE
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Frequently Asked Questions & Information

Our Skip Sizes
WHAT SIZE SKIPS DO YOU DO?

We supply three sizes of Skip;
Mini - 2.30 Cu.yd (1.75 Cu.m) - Ideal for most small household projects
Midi - 3.60 Cu.yd (2.70 Cu.m) - Ideal for most medium household projects
Maxi/Builders - 6.00 Cu.yd (4.60 Cu.m)  - For most larger projects
Maxi/Builders Skips are available with a 'Drop End Door' (enabling a wheelbarrow to be wheeled inside the skip) for a small extra charge

WHAT SIZE SKIP DO I NEED?

Always a difficult question, you need to look at and roughly calculate how much waste you have to dispose of.
As a rough guide, level filled, each skip will hold approximately;
MINI SKIPS............................. 2.30 Cu.yd (1.75 Cu.m) .......... 20 - 25 Standard Black Bin Bags or 2.50 tonnes of Soil
MIDI SKIPS............................. 3.60 Cu.yd (2.70 Cu.m) .......... 30 - 35 Standard Black Bin Bags or 4.00 tonnes of Soil
MAXI/BUILDERS SKIPS....... 6.00 Cu.yd (4.60 Cu.m) .......... 40 - 55 Standard Black Bin Bags or 6.50 tonnes of Soil
PLEASE NOTE that these are advisory examples only and are subject to volume and weight restrictions.

WHAT IS INERT WASTE?

Waste that will not decompose. i.e. Soil, Clay, Stone, Concrete, Bricks, Rubble, Sand, Gravel & Clay
YOU CANNOT PLACE ANY MIXED WASTE WHATSOEVER IN AN INERT WASTE SKIP........NONE AT ALL!
Neither Plasterboard or Plaster are Inert and therefore cannot be placed in an Inert Waste Skip.

WHAT IS MIXED RECYCLABLE WASTE?

Non-Hazardous Waste of which at least 75% is practicably and cost effectively recyclable. i.e. Paper, Cardboard, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Metal, Toys, Clothing, HPDE/PP Plastics, Small Electrical Appliances, Cookers/Ovens, Beds, Untreated/Unpainted Timber, Greenery, Shrubs, Bric a Brac, etc
but excluding any items listed in the 'ARE THERE LIMITS AS TO WHAT I CAN PUT IN THE SKIP?' section below.
IMPORTANT.... LIQUIDS i.e. OIL, PAINT, etc MUST NOT BE POURED INTO A SKIP
PAINT TINS AND PAINT TUBS MUST BE EMPTY WITH ALL LIDS REMOVED

ALL LIQUID CONTAINERS i.e. BOTTLES, BARRELS, CANS, CARTONS, DRUMS, TINS, etc, MUST BE EMPTY WITH ALL LIDS REMOVED

WHAT IS LIGHT WEIGHT WASTE?

SOME EXAMPLES OF LIGHT WEIGHT MIXED RECYCLABLE WASTE ~ (Maximum Weight 1.0 tonnes);
GENERAL SMALL HOUSE CLEARANCE OR MOVING OUT FROM A SMALL HOUSE
(If you also have stored rubbish in your garage, garden shed, spare room or loft, we recommend that you order a 6.0 Cu.yd Maxi/Builders Skip)
GARDEN CLEARANCE/TIDYING WITH NO SOIL, STONES, SLABS, BRICKS OR TURF
CLEARING OUT A STANDARD SIZED LOFT, GARAGE OR GARDEN SHED
A SMALL AMOUNT OF OLD FURNITURE/GARDEN FURNITURE
CLOTHING/CURTAINS/MATERIALS & TOYS
REPLACING A SMALL FITTED KITCHEN OR BATHROOM (2 - 3 CHIPBOARD/MDF UNITS)
REPLACING CARPETS/FLOORING FROM NO MORE THAN ONE SMALL SIZED ROOM
LIGHT BUILDERS WASTE WITH NO SOIL, CONCRETE OR BRICKS
LIGHT GARDEN WASTE, SHRUBBERY OR CUTTINGS

WHAT IS MEDIUM WEIGHT WASTE?

EXAMPLES OF MEDIUM WEIGHT MIXED RECYCLABLE WASTE ~ (Maximum Weight 2.0 tonnes);
REPLACING CARPETS/FLOORING FROM NO MORE THAN ONE AVERAGE SIZED ROOM
REPLACING AN AVERAGE SIZED KITCHEN OR BATHROOM (4 - 6 CHIPBOARD/MDF UNITS)
GARDEN CLEARANCE/TIDYING MIXED WITH SMALL QUANTITIES OF SOIL, STONES, OR TURF
LIGHT BUILDERS WASTE WITH SMALL QUANTITIES OF BRICKS, CLAY OR SOIL

WHAT IS HEAVIER WEIGHT WASTE?

EXAMPLES OF HEAVIER WEIGHT MIXED RECYCLABLE WASTE (Maximum Weight 3.0 tonnes)
REPLACING CARPETS/FLOORING FROM NO MORE THAN ONE LARGE SIZED ROOM
REPLACING A LARGER FITTED KITCHEN OR BATHROOM (7 - 9 CHIPBOARD/MDF UNITS)
A MIXTURE OF BRICKS, SOIL, CLAY AND GENERAL BUILDERS WASTE
A SMALL FLAT ROOFING PROJECT
DISMANTLING A GARDEN SHED
SMALL TO MEDIUM BUILDING/LANDSCAPING/FENCING PROJECTS
GENERAL OVER SITE BUILDING WASTE
(we strongly advise using a separate skip for you inert waste)

WILL MY WASTE BE RECYCLED?

WE AIM IS TO RECYCLE ALL MATERIALS WHEREVER IT IS PRACTICABLE & COST EFFECTIVE TO DO SO AND OUR CURRENT RECYCLING RATE IS 92%
Hence, should you have any of the items shown below, it would assist us greatly if these items could be placed towards the top of the skip for easy removal
or we can supply you with our 'FREE DUMPY RECYCLING BAGS' upon request;
METAL, UNTREATED/UNPAINTED TIMBER, UPVC FRAMES, CLEAN CLEAR POLYTHENE/SHRINK WRAP, CARDBOARD, PAPER, GLASS, HARDCORE & GREENERY.
We also offer a discount for skips filled with just ONE of the materials shown above i.e. A skip filled ONLY with Clean Cardboard...... Enquire for details!

ARE THERE LIMITS AS TO WHAT I CAN PUT IN THE SKIP?

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST NOT BE PLACED IN OUR SKIPS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES;
LIQUIDS i.e. OIL, PAINT, etc MUST NOT BE POURED INTO A SKIP
LIQUIDS - OIL - ASBESTOS - VEHICLE TYRES - SOLVENTS - LEAD ACID BATTERIES - BEER KEGS - GAS CYLINDERS - FLOURESCENT LIGHT TUBES
CRT COMPUTER MONITORS - SOILED NAPPIES - ANY FORM OF ANIMAL, HUMAN, DIFFICULT, SPECIAL, MEDICAL, CLINICAL OR HAZARDOUSR WASTE


Unless agreed in writing or pricing, AN EXCESS CHARGE WILL BE INCURRED IF THE SKIP CONTAINS MORE THAN 20% OF 'ANY' OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS;
CARPETS, CARPET TILES, CARPET UNDERLAY, ITEMS MANUFACTURED FROM MDF OR CHIPBOARD (i.e. Kitchen Units, Worktops, Wardrobes, Furniture)
TREATED/PAINTED TIMBER, FENCE PANELS, FENCE POSTS, FOOD WASTE, MATTRESSES, SOFAS, LAMINATE FLOORING, LINONEUM FLOORING
Non HPDE/PP PLASTICS, PVC and any Waste that is not practicably and cost effectively recyclable.


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MAY BE PLACED IN THE SKIP BUT ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR NOTICE, QUANTITY LIMITS, RESTRICTIONS, EXCESS CHARGES & CONDITIONS;
PLASTERBOARD * - PLASTER * (* See Plasterboard Section Shown Below)
PAINT IN TINS OR TUBS - VEHICLE BATTERIES - FRIDGES/FREEZERS/FRIDGE FREEZERS/CHILLERS/COOLERS
FLAT ROOFING MATERIALS - TREE TRUNKS/STUMPS/BOUGHS - CONTAMINATED SOIL/CLAY/SAND
ANY FORM OF DIFFICULT WASTE (i.e. Dusty, Putrescible, Odourous)


AN EXCESS CHARGE WILL BE INCURRED IF A SKIP IS OVERLOADED OR IF THE WEIGHT OF THE WASTE IS OVER THE SPECIFIED WEIGHT LIMIT.
The current pro rata rates are; up to £147.61 per tonne for MIXED WASTE and £17.64 per tonne for INERT WASTE


WHAT ABOUT PLASTERBOARD & PLASTER?

WE CHARGE AN EXCESS OF £120.00 PER TONNE FOR CLEAN PLASTERBOARD AND PLASTER.
It must be placed either in a separate Skip or segregated from other waste types in a Skip by placing it into Dumpy Bags (which we can provide upon request) and placed on top of the other waste in the Skip but kept within the shape of the Skip, thus allowing for easy removal at the disposal site.
An excess charge will be incurred for the sorting and/or disposal of any unsegregated Plaster or Plasterboard found within a skip.
CONTAMINATED PLASTERBOARD i.e. Plaster or Plasterboard that also contains polystyrene, insulation, wood, tiles, etc, will be chargeable at £148.00 inc vat per tonne.

HOW FULL CAN I FILL THE SKIP?

The Skip can be LEVEL FILLED (subject to the Weight/Volume limits shown on our Invoice and/or Price List).
Our Prices are based on LEVEL FILLED Skips only and the contents of the Skip must not project from within the shape of the Skip
Due to high disposal costs, OVER FILLING OR OVERLOADING A SKIP WILL ALWAYS INCUR AN EXCESS CHARGE!

SHALL I ORDER A SMALLER SKIP AND HOPE FOR THE BEST?

In our experience, Customers NEVER say "I wish we had ordered a smaller Skip" and RARELY is a Skip not full upon collection!
It is far more economical to order a larger Skip and not quite fill it, than it is to have one smaller Skip, fill it and then still need another.

IS IT CHEAPER IF I TRY TO KEEP MY WASTE TYPES SEPARATE?

Yes, definitely! We offer a discount for Skips containing just ONE of the following; Metal, Untreated Timber, UPVC Frames (No Glass), Clean Clear Polythene/Shrink Wrap, Cardboard, Paper, Glass, Hardcore and Light Weight Greenery. Email or telephone us for further details. (Subject to conditions).
Our disposal charges are based on both the weight of the waste within the skip and the time that it takes to sort it. Hence, if for example, Soil & Bricks were placed in one Skip and any other waste placed either in a separate Skip or even placed in one of our Dumpy Recycling Bags, the price would be a lot cheaper!
Even segregating the waste WITHIN a Skip helps, with the example shown above, placing the Soil and Bricks in the bottom of Skip and placing the other waste on the top, allows us to simply remove the other waste first at the disposal site and the price would be cheaper.

WHERE WILL YOU PUT THE SKIP?

We recommend that, if possible, the Skip is sited on your property, as siting on the Public Highway * involves us having to obtain a Highway Licence from the Highways Department. Assuming there are no parking restrictions where the skip is to be sited, the charge will be between between £27.00 & £45.00 and we require between 3 & 7 FULL Working Day's Notice (depending on the location) for the application to be processed.
* The Public Highway is normally any land outside of your garden fence/wall/property boundary;
This includes The Grass Verge, Pavements, Parking Areas, Lay-Bys and the Road.
Be aware that just because you mow the grass outside of your house does not mean that you own it!
IMPORTANT: ONCE A SKIP ORDER IS CONFIRMED AND WE HAVE APPLIED FOR A HIGHWAY LICENCE, THE APPLICATION CHARGE IS NON REFUNDABLE AND IS CHARGEABLE TO THE HIRER EVEN IF THE SKIP ORDER IS CANCELLED! 

WILL YOU BE ABLE TO GET YOUR LORRY ONTO MY PROPERTY?

Our lorries are large, heavy, wide and long and we require enough manouvering space to enable our lorries to be able to safely gain access to your property.
The approximate minimum access dimensions required are; 3.10m wide, 3.90m high and an access and site surface capable of withstanding 18.0 tonnes.
Please also check for the following: Overhanging Trees, Branches, Cables, Roof Edges, Satellite Dishes & Manhole Covers (which may be hidden under gravel/stone).

COULD YOU WAIT WHILST WE FILL THE SKIP? IT WON'T TAKE US LONG!

Yes, we do offer a 'Wait and Fill Service'. Simply contact us to make an appointment, we will then deliver a Skip within an agreed time slot and wait for a limited time whilst you fill the Skip* and under these circumstances, you would not need a Highway Licence!
* Subject to our Hire Terms and Conditions and a limited waiting time.

HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY?

Payment must be made either before or upon delivery of the Skip. We accept either; CASH, CHEQUE or INTERNET BANKING PAYMENTS (BACS).

WHEN WILL YOU COLLECT THE SKIP?

Hire Periods are as shown below, however, we are flexible and if you require the skip for longer or need it collecting sooner, we will do our best to accomodate;
MINI SKIP - UPTO 3 DAYS
MIDI SKIP - UPTO 4 DAYS
MAXI/BUILDERS SKIP - UPTO 5 DAYS
We do not deliver or collect skips on a Saturday or Sunday & Weekend Skips will be delivered on the preceding Friday.

WHAT IS THE 'DELIVERY EXCESS' SHOWN ON THE ONLINE ORDER FORM?

We charge a small excess to cover the extra fuel costs incurred for deliveries outside of our local area (Zone 1). Our local area being Rugby & Daventry.  

OUR ONLINE PRICING POLICY

The prices shown on this website assume that;
i) All orders will be placed using our Online Order Form.
ii) Payment is made before or upon delivery.
iii) Any Skip is sited off the Public Highway.
iv) Delivery is to our Local Area (Rugby/Daventry Area - Zone 1).
v) No Hazardous/Difficult/Special Waste or Restricted Items will be placed in any skip.
vi) The Customer will abide by our Hire Terms & Conditions.
All Prices are subject to change without notice and include VAT @ 20.0%.
Our Online Price List shows the Discounted Price of £3 per skip (off our Standard Inclusive Price List)



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