How do I order a Skip?

Simply call one of our friendly team on 01908 394231 during our hours of operation which are:

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 6.00pm and Saturdays 8am – 1pm

Or, complete our simple enquiry form right now and request an email or call back response.

How much notice do I need to give?

As much as you like! Although we offer a next day service to suit our customers.

Can I order aggregate materials at the same time?

Yes. You can arrange to have building materials delivered in your skip, which would be cost effective to you and especially convenient if space is at a premium.

How long can I keep it for?

Unlike our competitors, we add value as our standard skip hire is for 14 Days. If we haven’t heard from you within this period, we will contact you to arrange collection.

 

What if I need it for longer?

Not a problem. Let us know before the end of the hire period and we can either exchange the skip for another for a further 14 days, or arrange to extend the original hire period with the current skip.

(These options will attract an additional charge)

Is my waste recycled?

Yes! All skip waste is taken to our waste treatment facility in Milton Keynes and sorted and segregated into relevant waste streams and to reduce waste going to landfill sites.

Do you work with both commercial and domestic clients?

Yes, we work with both commercial and domestic clients.

If you are still unsure about anything, give us a call on 01908 394231, and our friendly team will be happy to assist.

What size skip do I need?

It depends on your project and the type of waste it will produce. Please refer to our Skip Size Guide to assist you.

Or, if you prefer, call our team on 01908 394231 and they will discuss your options with you.

When and how do I pay for it?

All skip hire is paid for at the time of ordering. Our friendly team take your payment details over the phone and accept all major debit & credit cards (with the exception of AMEX).

Can I open a Trade Account?

Yes. Commercial customers are invited to open a credit account subject to satisfactory criteria. Simply complete our trade account enquiry form and fax it to 01908 394222 or scan and email to info@smithrecyclingmk.co.uk for a quick response. Please remember to post the original with a copy of your letterhead for our records.

Where can the skip be put?

Usually, it is placed as close as conveniently possible to your location, on land owned by you. If you anticipate any access problems or you have a preference it’s best to discuss them with a team member at the point of ordering, so we can advise the driver before delivery.

As a rough guide, for a private driveway, we require approx 2.4 metres width for a standard 6 yard skip. It’s important to ensure that you own the land the skip will be placed on, or we can arrange a permit on your behalf from the relevant authority.

Do I need a Road Permit?

If the skip is to be placed on the public highway or footpath you will usually require a permit. Permits cover a period of 14 days and we can usually arrange this on your behalf. Skips on the public road require signage and lights for safety reasons.

Will my drive be damaged?

Our drivers are experienced and take all reasonable care to prevent damage to property. However, some driveways that are tarmacked or block-paved can be vulnerable and we would advise that you place some level of protection on these surfaces before taking delivery of your skip.

Please be aware that once off the highway you agree to indemnify us for any damage that occurs whilst on your property.

If you have any further questions, please call a member of our team on 01908 394231 or alternatively, refer to our Terms & Conditions of Hire. These can also be found on the reverse of the waste transfer note you will be issued with on delivery.

What can I put in it?

All general waste is accepted, including builders waste, garden waste, wood, metal and plastic. Please refer to our detailed list below.

The skip must not be over filled but loaded level with top of the skip container for us to remove safely.

If you are at all unsure of what is acceptable, contact our team on 01908 394231 and they will be pleased to advise you.

PERMITTED

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Household Waste
  • Packaging (plastic, polystyrene)
  • Cardboard
  • Furniture
  • Furnishings
  • Gas Cookers
  • Hardcore
  • Plastic
  • Rubble
  • Garden Waste
  • Soil
  • Fittings (non-electrical)

PROHIBITED

  • Asbestos
  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries (Households & Vehicle)
  • Chemicals (e.g. Cleaning Products)
  • Clinical Waste
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Liquids (e.g. Oils, Solvents, Paint & Bleach)
  • TVs/Computer Screens
  • Tyres
  • Fluorescent lighting tubes