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How Skip Hire Works

Hiring a skip to collect and take away the clutter generated by house clearances, garden rubbish clearance and DIY projects and small building and home renovation jobs is a simple task. Before you hire a skip, you’ll need to work out the size of skip you’ll need and how long you need to hire a skip for. If all or part of your skip will be placed on a public highway (road, pavement or verge) due to limited access or space at your property, you’ll also need to obtain a skip permit from your local authority to cover the skip hire period.

Hiring a skip

Once you’ve identified an approved and licenced skip hire company, hiring a skip is simply a case of giving them a call and providing the details of your requirements and delivery address. In some cases, it will be possible to deliver your skip on the same day that it’s ordered, but usually it will be delivered the following day. Since most reputable skip hire firms can take credit card details when you order, you may not even have to be at the premises when your skip is delivered. Bear in mind, though, that skip delivery lorries are large vehicles, so it will be necessary to ensure that appropriate access is available to the delivery driver.

Arranging collection of your skip

If you didn’t specify a collection date when you ordered your skip, arranging collection when your project is complete is simply a case of calling your skip hire company and letting them know that the skip is ready to be picked up. As with delivery, most skip hire companies will aim to collect your skip at the earliest opportunity, generally the day following your request. See how long can I keep a skip for for more information.

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