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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How quickly can I have my skip?

If you order before 11am Monday to Friday, we can typically have the bin with you that same day.

If you are ever in any doubt, or have an urgent requirement, we recommend calling our team on 0808 169 9664. They will get onto our suppliers on your behalf and get you the required bin ASAP.

What can I put in my skip bin?

Skip bins take almost anything that will fit into them.

However, for environmental reasons, certain items attract a surcharge, or, should be disposed of seperately. These include:

SURCHARGE ITEMS

- Tyres

- Batteries

- Paint and paint tins

EXCLUDED ITEMS

- Gas Bottles

- Asbestos

- Insulation

- Clinical or medical waste

- Hazardous or Toxic Materials

- Flourescent tubes

- Solvents

- Liquids

- Oil, petrol or diesel

PLEASE NOTE - if these items are discovered in the bin, the skip bin supplier will face a significant surcharge (which will vary item to item) which in turn, they will pass on to you, the customer.

To avoid this happening to you, we recommend carefully reading the information accompanying your bin and if you are ever in any doubt, call our team on 0808 169 9664.

What size bin should I hire?

Let's get the obvious out of the way...it depends how much junk you need to dispose of!

Assessing the amount is the harder part...

We recommend comparing to a large council disposal bin, which is typically 240l.

Approximately 4 of these bins, is equivalent to 1 cubic meter.

So, for example, if you estimate you have 8 bins worth of rubbish, you would have the equivalent of 2 cubic meters.

Now, you can hire a 2 cubic meter bin.

NOTE: if you have any large or unusually shapped items - this may mean a bigger bin is required. Chat to our team for more info and to help you choose the right skip.

What is included in the hire price?

The 'upfront pricing' shown in our quotes includes:

- delivery

- collection

- disposal

- VAT

- 7 days hire period (typically)

What is not included is:

- any labour required to load the bin

- excluded or surcharge items

- extended hire periods

If you are ever in any doubt, chat with our team 24/7 by clicking on the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner. Or call us during office hours on 0808 169 9664.

Can the skip bin be put in the road?

The answer is 'yes'.

However, when a skip is placed on public property (i.e. a nature strip or road), a council permit must first be obtained.
We will do this on your behalf. however, be aware it takes 3-7 days to arrange a permit, so factor that into your skip hire plans.
Another consideration is that permit pricing varies by council. We recommend contacting our team to clarify any cost implications for your skip hire.

Is my rubbish recycled?

Typically, 80-85% of materials removed are recycled once they reach the transfer stations.

Transfer stations are where your rubbish is taken once it is removed from your site. Think of them as giant sorting centres, where rubbish is turned into recycling, sold on or, what left, put into landfill.

How does Skip Hire GB work?

When you need a bin, you can simply book online or call our team on 1800 422 945.

Skip Hire GB is NOT a skip bin provider. We don't own any bins, drive any trucks or collect and rubbish.

Skip Hire GB IS your gateway to easy, stress and hassle free skip hire.

- We scour the market sorting the good skip hire companies from the bad.

- We create competition to bring you the best prices in the market, daily.

- We offer information, advice and guidance through our first class customer service team

- We bring you innovative ways to make the experience exceptional

If you have questions about your hire, or are unsure on any point, our team are hear to guide you through the process.

Once your bin is booked, we remain on hand to resolve any issues, answer questions and organise collection.

How long can I keep the skip bin?

Standard hire periods are 7 days.

However, longer periods can be arranged. Talk to our team on 0808 169 9664 if you would like some options for extended hire periods.

Is same day delivery possible?

Yes. If you order before 11am Monday to Friday, we can typically have the bin with you that same day.

If you are ever in any doubt, or have an urgent requirement, we recommend calling our team on 0808 169 9664. They will get onto our suppliers on your behalf and get you the required bin ASAP.

Can I have an exact delivery time?

We cannot offer exact delivery times for several reasons:

Firstly, to keep travel and therefore prices down, our supply partners organise their day around delivering clusters of bins in an area.

This would make delivering individual bins at certain time frames costly and difficult.

For this reason, we give a delivery 'window', which we believe strikes the best balance between price and service.

However, should you have reasons for needing a specific time, our suppliers will be happy to oblige (given sufficient notice) for an additional charge.

What is skip bin 'Spot Pricing'

Pricing in the skip bin market is driven, like any other industry, by supply and demand.

Our goal is to always bring the best prices to our customers, so during periods of low demand, we negotiate better rates with our suppliers and pass the savings on.

Conversely, this means pricing can increase during high demand periods.

For Commercial clients, we typically negotiate fixed pricing over a given period to help cash flow, forecasting and budgeting - though note these prices are not displayed on the site.

Why does pricing vary by location?

Pricing in the skip bin market is driven, like any other industry, by supply and demand.

Our goal is to always bring the best prices to our customers, so during periods of low demand, we negotiate better rates with our suppliers and pass the savings on.

Conversely, this means pricing can increase during high demand periods.

For Commercial clients, we typically negotiate fixed pricing over a given period to help cash flow, forecasting and budgeting - though note these prices are not displayed on the site.

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