05 April 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
SKIP HIRE QUESTIONS
1. Where can I place a skip?
For householders correct positioning of the skip is vital. A skip needs to allow for a 9ft entrance and is up to 12ft long. Most drives are suitable but thought should be taken to the quality of the surface; as lorries can be heavy. Tell us what you have. Also you may have exposed drain covers, low branches, or a restricted access. Please do not hesitate to call us for advice.
2. Do I need a skip permit?
Any skip placed on a public highway requires a permit from the council. RBMR will arrange a skip permit for you, along with lighting on the skip to comply with regulations.
3. How much access does a skip lorry need?
The skip lorry (the vehicle that delivers the skip) needs at least an 9 foot wide gap to unload the skip. Also, consider if there are any cables or low hanging trees over the area which could restrict access.
4. What size skip should I get?
Skips must not be overloaded. The contents in the skip must not exceed the fill level. This isn’t our own rule to get you to hire a bigger skip – it’s the law! The reason for this is that although we net every skip before moving, if the skip is overloaded items could still dislodge and cause injury to pedestrians or motorists. It may also be too heavy for the lorry to legally lift.
5. What can I put in a skip?
Environmental legislation restricts these wastes within the skips: asbestos, computer monitors, televisions, aerosols, gas canisters, paint cans, fridges or freezers. Also, a fire must never be started in a skip. However, subject to prior notification we can deal with these waste types for you. Please contact us for further information.
6. When can you deliver the skip?
Our delivery times are Monday to Friday 7:00 to 17:30 and Saturdays 7:00 to 12:00. We can arrange specific drop off and collection times, so please let us know if you require this. We can usually offer a same day service, but would suggest you give us 24hours notice to ensure your requirements can be met.
7. How can I pay for my skip hire?
Payment including VAT is payable on line or via the telephone. Alternatively you can pay cash on delivery, although our drivers do not carry change.
8. What happens to the waste once the skip has been taken away?
The waste is transported to our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where it is screened to recover all recyclable materials. We send the minimum amount of waste to landfill.
9. How do I know why waste will not be fly tipped?
RBMR possess a valid Waste Carrier License and operate licensed waste facilities that are strictly monitored and controlled by the Environment Agency.