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FAQ’s

How long can I have a skip?

The usual duration for the hire of a skip is 7 to 10 days, simply phone us when your skip is ready for collection. If you require a skip for longer please advise when booking.

What can’t I put in a General Waste Skip?

Skip hire legislation states that some hazardous waste cannot be disposed in a general waste skip.
Please ensure that your general waste skip does not contain the following items:

Batteries
Electrical appliances
Fluorescent light tubes
Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
Solvents
Aerosols and gas canisters
Liquids
Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids
Plasterboard
Asbestos
Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units
Tyres
TV’s and Monitors
Clinical or Medical Waste
Toxic materials
Large tree trunks

Note: You are legally responsible for the contents of the skip you hire.

Do I need a Skip Hire Permit?

If your skip is to be placed on the public highway, or council owned land, you may require a permit from the Local authority. AG Evans will be happy to advise you, and make all the necessary applications to the relevant authorities in order to meet the requirements of the Highways Act 1980 (up to10 days required by Local Authorities to process permits). If the skip is placed on a road, lights will be needed and possible road cones. These will usually need to be obtained separately to the skip hire and are your responsibility. Again AG Evans can arrange this for you.

What access is required?

The skip will be delivered on a LGV, so you need to be certain that sufficient access is available to where you want to place your skip (your drive needs to be at least 3 metres (10 ft) wide). You should also ensure there are no low hanging trees or power lines that may obstruct. If you are unsure, please contact us.

What happens if I overload the skip?

An overloaded skip is a hazard. The lorry may struggle to lift the skip, and your overfilled waste can be dangerous to other people as the skip is being lifted or transported. The contents of a skip should not exceed the height of the skip’s sides. If your skip is overloaded, the skip lorry driver reserves the right to either remove the excess waste from the skip, or refuse to remove the skip altogether. Additional charges may apply.

What happens to my rubbish?

The waste is taken to a Waste Recycling Centre where it is sorted and processed to maximise the percentage of material recycled and diverted from landfill. At AG Evans we aim to recycle more than 80% of the waste we collect.

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