If your skip is to be place on the public highway, or council owned land, you may require a permit from the Local authority. Staff at B & J Metals will be happy to advise you, and make all the necessary applications to the relevant authorities in order to meet the requirements of the Highways Act 1980 (3 days required by Local Authorities to process permits).
What can't I put in my skip?
Certain materials, such as asbestos, oil, printing inks, any liquid waste and clinical waste, have been classified as hazardous waste, requiring specialised removal and disposal routes, and are not to be placed in the skip.
Examples of waste products that need specialist removal:
• Creosote or the cans or containers that have contained any of these products
• Fluorescent tubes
• Fridges or Freezers
• Gas Bottles
• Liquid waste of any nature
• Oil, Petrol, Diesel, Grease or Lead-based Paints; or the cans or containers that have contained any of these products
• Solvents; or the cans or containers that have contained any of these products
• Televisions, computer screens
Please contact our dedicated sales team for more information or a quote for disposal of your hazardous waste
FAQ’s Skip Hire
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Find answers to questions you may have about skip hire and recycling.
The price of skip hire varies depending on the size of the skip, your location and the type of waste you are disposing of. Get an instant online quote for your area or call us today on 01539 729508
How much notice do I need to give when ordering my skip?
We will normally deliver your skip within 3 working days of ordering. However, we suggest skips are booked as far in advance as possible, particularly if a public highway permit is required.
How high can I fill the skip?
Skips can be filled level to the top. This is to avoid unsafe or overweight loads)
Can you get up my driveway?
Your drive needs to be at least 3 metres (10 ft) wide for a normal truck with a 8 cubic metre skip. You should also ensure there are no low hanging trees, power lines, that may obstruct. We have smaller trucks suitable for difficult locations. Call us if you need to access a small or restricted area.
Can you deliver skips at the weekend?
We have a limited number of delivery slots on Saturdays, call today to discuss your requirements.
Do you service private /commercial customers?
Yes, we are South Lakelands largest skip hire company and service both private and business customers.