Our Beginner's Guide to Hiring a Skip
Never hired a skip before? This should answer all your questions. If not, then give us a call on 01753 673 119
- Do I need permission from the local authority when hiring a skip?
Yes, and we do this for you. The council will charge a small fee which is within the price we charge you. They issue a license which is valid for one month.
- How do I know what size skip I will need?
You can call us for advice or refer to our size and price guide.
- Where can the skip be left and what if room is tight?
We will leave your skip in the most convenient location which might be the driveway or the road. They can also be at business, office and factory locations.
- Do you offer a waste disposal service for builders and contractors?
Yes we do as we are a licenced and registered waste carrier company.
- What if I cannot get a skip licence?
If your council refuses a licence - which is rare - we can come along with a skip and our driver will wait while you load it up.
- How long can I keep the skip for?
The normal skip hire period is two weeks but this can be extended to four weeks depending on availability.
- How much can I put in the skip?
You must not load the skip to a level higher than the top.
- Is there anything I can't put into a skip?
Asbestos, batteries, tyres, fridges and freezers, gas bottles and liquid waste are not allowed to be loaded onto the skip.
Trade and Business Customers
Blackman Skips offer a professional, reliable and cost effective service that won't let you down.
As a commercial customer, we know that you want reliability and competitive prices.
We're a family run business so give you a personal and friendly services, plus we're able to supply you with whatever sized skip you need from 2 to 20 yards.
We've been in business for over 17 years and all our drivers are knowledgeable and helpful.
We're covered by £5 million of public liability insurance. We're fully licenced, registered with local authorities and fully comply with all the appropriate legislation.
You can call us 7 days a week on 01753 673 119