Frequently asked questions about our skip hire services
Q. Does Aymer Skip Hire have all the required permits and licenses?
A. We are licensed as a waste carrier and all our vehicles fully are licensed and we only hire insured, experienced drivers who are license to drive HGVs. They are all highly experienced in transporting, loading and unloading skips.
Q. How do you charge for skip hire and what size skip do I need?
A. If you would like more information on our skip prices and a guide to which skip is right for you, please visit our skip guide or feel free to contact us.
Q. How full can I fill the skip?
A. The skip should be filled no higher than the height of the sides and should be level loaded in order for us to be able to transport the skip away safely to be sorted for recycling.
Q. What can I put in the skip?
A. Bricks, hard core, rubble, soil (that isn’t contaminated), domestic waste such as food and packaging, furniture, furnishings, fixtures and non electrical fittings, wood, metal and plastics.
Q. Are there things that I should not put in my skip?
A. Legally we are unable to take away waste electrical and electronic equipment (including fridges, microwaves, hairdryers, radios, TVs, computers, kettles and toasters), plasterboard, tyres and asbestos, gas bottles, chemicals and solvents, batteries, clinical waste (such as syringes, soiled dressings, medicine bottles), liquids (for example; oil).
Q. Do I need a permit for my skip?
A. If you are looking to place your skip on a road or public area, you will require a skip permit from your local council. It is illegal to place a skip on public property without permission.
Q. How do I acquire a permit?
A. Depending on your local council, you may have to apply directly for your permit, others require your skip hire provider to apply for the permit on your behalf. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice on applying for permits.
Q. Does it cost to acquire a permit?
A. Your council will charge you a fixed fee, different councils charge different amounts but it generally costs between £30 and £50 to place a skip on a public road.
Q. How long can I keep the skip for?
A. The normal hire period is between one and 14 days. If you require the skip for longer this is normally not an issue but we must be informed. Please bear in mind that the skip hire duration also needs to comply with your permit.
Q. How do I arrange for the skip to be emptied?
A. When you have finished with the skip, all you have to do is contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements to take it away or exchange it for you.