Hiring a Skip Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Accounts welcome.

You can call us 7 days a week on 01753 673 119

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