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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This page was last updated on 21 February 2024

Frequently Asked Questions & Information

Our Skip Sizes
WHAT SIZE SKIPS DO YOU SUPPLY?

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
These are advisory examples only and are subject to volume and weight restrictions.

WHAT IS INERT WASTE?

Waste that will not decompose as below;
Soil* - Clay* - Stone - Unreinforced Concrete - Bricks - Rubble - Sand - Gravel.
(* A small amount of Turf and Weeds are acceptable but no shrubs, plants, roots, stumps or contaminants)
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 75% RECYCLABLE WASTE?

Non-Hazardous, Dry, Solid Waste of which at least 75% is practicably and cost effectively recyclable,
i.e., Paper - Cardboard - Books - Newspapers - Magazines
Toys - Dry Bagged Clothing - Bric a Brac - HPDE / PP Plastics
Metal - Small Electrical Appliances - Cookers / Ovens
Untreated Timber - Unpainted Timber - Greenery - Shrubs, 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 PLACED OR 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' MIXED  75% RECYCLABLE WASTE?

SOME EXAMPLES OF 'LIGHT WEIGHT' MIXED  75% 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
Dry Bagged 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 (8 sq.m)
LIGHT GARDEN WASTE, SHRUBBERY OR CUTTINGS

WHAT IS 'MEDIUM WEIGHT' MIXED  75% RECYCLABLE WASTE?

EXAMPLES OF 'MEDIUM WEIGHT' MIXED  75% RECYCLABLE WASTE ~ (Maximum Weight 2.0 tonnes);
REPLACING CARPETS/FLOORING FROM NO MORE THAN ONE AVERAGE SIZED ROOM (12 sq.m)
REPLACING AN AVERAGE SIZED KITCHEN OR BATHROOM (4 - 6 CHIPBOARD/MDF UNITS)
GARDEN CLEARANCE/TIDYING MIXED WITH SMALL QUANTITIES OF INERT WASTE (ANY INERT WASTE MUST BE PLACED IN THE SKIP FIRST)

WHAT IS 'HEAVIER WEIGHT' MIXED  75% RECYCLABLE WASTE?

EXAMPLES OF 'HEAVIER WEIGHT' MIXED  75% RECYCLABLE WASTE (Maximum Weight 3.0 tonnes)
REPLACING CARPETS/FLOORING FROM NO MORE THAN ONE LARGE SIZED ROOM (15 sq.m)
REPLACING A LARGER FITTED KITCHEN OR BATHROOM (7 - 9 CHIPBOARD/MDF UNITS)
A MIXTURE OF BRICKS, SOIL AND CLAY WITH MIXED RECYCLABLE WASTE PLACED ON TOP (ANY INERT WASTE MUST BE PLACED IN THE SKIP FIRST)
DISMANTLING A SMALL/MEDIUM GARDEN SHED
SMALL TO MEDIUM LANDSCAPING/FENCING PROJECTS (ANY INERT WASTE MUST BE PLACED IN THE SKIP FIRST)
We strongly advise using a separate skip for any 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 CAN BE PLACED IN THE SKIP?


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS / HIRERS, REGARDING UPHOLSTERED / PADDED FURNITURE & SEATING.......
In an effort to protect the environment and reduce pollution, as of January 2023, the Environment Agency has enacted a new Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation (POPs)
What are POPs, and why can Upholstered / Padded Furniture & Seating no longer be placed into skips?
POPs stands for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), and they are chemicals that resist degradation and remain in the environment for long periods of time.
Because of this, they can build up in the environment, causing long-term effects on ecosystems and human health.
Upholstered / Padded Furniture or Seating that is considered a POPs containing item, is any household seating that may contain POPs, including but not limited to:
Sofas - Sofa Beds - Armchairs - Padded Kitchen & Padded Dining Room Chairs - Padded Stools & Footstools
Padded Home/Office Chairs - Futons - Bean Bags - Floor & Sofa Cushions.

PLEASE READ OUR IMPORTANT WASTE WOOD NOTICE  (opens in a new window)

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST NOT BE PLACED IN OUR SKIPS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES;

POPs (UPHOLSTERED OR PADDED FURNITURE & SEATING e.g. SOFAS, SOFA BEDS, ARMCHAIRS, PADDED KITCHEN & DINING ROOM CHAIRS, STOOLS, FOOTSTOOLS, HOME / OFFICE CHAIRS, FUTONS, BEAN BAGS, FLOOR & SOFA CUSHIONS)
LIQUIDS i.e., OIL, PAINT, etc MUST NOT BE PLACED OR POURED INTO A SKIP - LIQUIDS - PAINT - OIL - FUEL - SOLVENTS - AEROSOLS - BATTERIES - EXPLOSIVES
WOODEN EXTERNAL DOORS & WINDOWS / CONSERVATORIES / BARGE BOARDS / FASCIAS / SOFFITS
WOODEN FENCE POSTS / ROOF TIMBERS / TILING & CLADDING BATTENS - TIMBER FRAMES & JOISTS
ROOFING FELT - FLAT ROOFING MATERIALS - RAILWAY SLEEPERS - TELEGRAPH POLES - ANY WOOD TREATED WITH CREOSOTE OR CCA
LARGE LOGS - TREE BOUGHS / STUMPS / ROOTS - BEER KEGS - GAS CYLINDERS - FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - FLUORESCENT LIGHT TUBES - FIRE DAMAGED WASTE
TYRES - ASBESTOS - PERISHABLE / FOOD WASTE - CRT COMPUTER MONITORS - SOILED NAPPIES - SOILED SANITARY TOWELS
ANY FORM OF (OR WASTE CONTAMINATED WITH) ANIMAL, HUMAN, DIFFICULT, SPECIAL, MEDICAL, CLINICAL, TOXIC OR HAZARDOUS 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 - CUSHION / LINONEUM FLOORING
PAINTED WOOD - TREATED WOOD (that is not listed in the above Prohibited Items Section), FENCE PANELS
WOOD OR BOARDING THAT IS MANUFACTURED FROM CHIPBOARD, MDF, PLYWOOD, PARTICLE, OSB, LAMINATE FLOORING, FINGER JOINT, HPL OR ACRYLIC,
i.e. Kitchen Units, Worktops, Wardrobes, Furniture, Boarding, etc).
ARTIFICIAL GRASS - ANY PLASTICS THAT ARE NOT: HPDE - PP - PVC - UPVC
and any waste that is deemed by Skipy Skip Hire Ltd, not to be practicably or cost effectively recyclable.


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MAY BE PLACED IN THE SKIP BUT ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR NOTICE, QUANTITY LIMITS, RESTRICTIONS, CONDITIONS & EXCESS CHARGES (PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS);
CLEAN UNCONTAMINATED PLASTERBOARD / PLASTER * (* See Plasterboard Section Shown Below)
VEHICLE/LEAD ACID BATTERIES
FRIDGES - FREEZERS - FRIDGE FREEZERS - CHILLERS - COOLERS
MATTRESSES
REINFORCED CONCRETE
LARGE LOGS - TREE TRUNKS / ROOTS / STUMPS / BOUGHS
CONTAMINATED* SOIL / CLAY / SAND (* CONTAMINATED WITH FOR EXAMPLE; OIL, CHEMICALS, SEWAGE, etc.)
ANY FORM OF DIFFICULT WASTE (i.e., Dusty, Putrescible, Odorous)


AN EXCESS CHARGE WILL BE INCURRED IF A SKIP IS OVERLOADED OR IF THE WEIGHT OF THE WASTE IS OVER THE SPECIFIED WEIGHT LIMIT.
Our current Waste Disposal Excess Charge for INERT Waste per pro rata tonne (including VAT) is £22.00
Our current Waste Disposal Excess Charge for Non Hazardous MIXED Waste is £210.00 per pro rata tonne or cubic metre whichever is the greater.


WHAT ABOUT PLASTERBOARD & PLASTER?

WE CHARGE AN EXCESS OF £139.00 PER TONNE FOR CLEAN, UNCONTAMINATED, PRE-SEGREGATED 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 £170.00 inc vat per tonne.

HOW FULL CAN I FILL THE SKIP?

The contents of the skip must not project from within the shape of the skip (subject to the Weight/Volume limits shown on our Invoice and/or Price List).
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 VERY RARELY 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 or Beading), Cardboard, Paper, Glass, Hardcore and Light Weight Greenery (Subject to conditions). Email or telephone us for further details.
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!

Segregating the waste WITHIN a Skip helps too, i.e., 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 as such, 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 minimum charges and the minimum period of notice required for the applications to be processed are as shown below;
Northamptonshire; £50.00 per week with 3 FULL WORKING DAYS NOTICE REQUIRED (Monday - Friday)
Warwickshire....... NOT AVAILABLE
We are unable to obtain Highway Licences for Warwickshire, Leicestershire or Oxfordshire
* 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 CUSTOMER, EVEN IF THE SKIP ORDER IS AMENDED OR CANCELLED! 

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

Our lorries are large, heavy, wide and long and we require enough manoeuvring 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 'We Wait Whilst You 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; INTERNET BANKING PAYMENTS (BACS), CHEQUES or CASH.

WHEN WILL YOU COLLECT THE SKIP?

Hire Periods are as shown below, however, we are flexible and if you require the skip for a few days longer or need it collecting sooner, we will do our best to accommodate.
If you Order Online, you can select a 'Preferred' Collection Date.
MINI SKIP - UPTO 3 DAYS
MIDI SKIP - UPTO 4 DAYS
MAXI/BUILDERS SKIP - UPTO 5 DAYS
We do not deliver or collect skips on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays & Weekend Skips will be delivered on the preceding Friday at no extra cost.

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

We charge a small excess to cover the extra fuel ant time 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 / Potentially Hazardous / Difficult / Contaminated / 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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