Hiring a skip can sometimes be a demanding experience to anyone who is not familiar with the process, however it doesn't need to be this way. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions:

What is the average lead time for a skip to be delivered?

Our cut off time is 4pm for next day delivery for all our online orders. If you call us we may be able to arrange for a skip to be delivered same day.

What can't I place in my skip?

As a rule of thumb you must avoid placing anything hazardous and certain materials listed below that for environmental reasons need to be disposed of separately. Here is a list of the most common items that cannot be placed in skips. Please always ask your skip hire provider for advice if you are uncertain.

Gas Bottles
Asbestos
Oil, petrol, diesel
TVs & computer screens
Fridges/Freezers
TyresPaint & Paint cans
Clinical or medical Waste
Fluorescent Tubes
Electrical equipment (WEEE)
Solvents
Liquids
Batteries
Plasterboard
Hazardous & Toxic Materials

What is the ideal skip size for me?

The ideal skip size depends on the amount of waste you think you will need to dispose of and how much space you have to place the skip down. Please see our skip sizes page for detailed guide.

What does the skip hire price include?

The price covers delivery, collection, and disposal. No labour is included although some of our suppliers may offer this at an extra cost. Ecohub's hire period is for 7 days but in general, skip hire companies are usually quite flexible about when they collect provided you give them suitable notice.

When do I need a permit?

You will need a valid skip permit in place if you have stipulated that your skip will be placed on the road. This permit will be issued from the local council. This needs to be issued prior to the skip being dropped off. In most cases your skip hire supplier will arrange this for you and charge you directly. Ecohub do not get involved in the permit process. Some councils do require the customer to arrange this with them directly. If you have any questions at all please feel free to call any member of our team and we will be happy to guide you through this process.

How much access does a skip lorry need?

As a rule of thumb, if you are intending to place a skip on your property and not on the road always check with the skip hire supplier before delivery to check how much access is required. Skip lorries are typically at least 8 ½ feet wide, with some as wide as 9 ½ feet.

What happens to the waste when I put it in a skip?

It all depends on what type of waste you have, whereabouts in the UK you are located. All of Ecohub's registered skip suppliers reach a minimum recycling rate of 95% where possible to avoid the cost of sending waste to landfill. Some of our skip suppliers operate their own recycling facilities and some use third party facilities.