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Dial a Bin's Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a selection of questions that we think may be of help to you. Alternatively, please feel free to call us to talk to our friendly and knowledgeable team or use our contact form.

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  • Where can my skip be placed?

    Your skip can be placed on private property providing that the driver is able to safely deliver the skip and pick it up. Once it is delivered, however, you are not permitted to move it. Alternatively, you are also allowed to place your skip on public land (road or pathway), but you will need to obtain a permit from your Local Authority.

  • Do I need a permit?

    Yes. If you are placing your skip on a public road or pathway, it is highly likely that you will need to obtain a permit. When requesting a quote please advise our team on where you are planning to keep your skip.

  • How do I get a permit?

    For those that require a permit for placing your skip on a public land. There are some councils that require you to apply directly, where others sometimes require your skip provider to apply on your behalf. For further help, please call our team on 01280 851081.

  • How do I book a skip?

    Booking a skip is especially convenient with Dial A Bin. You can simply give our team a quick call via 01280 851081 and get a quote instantly. Alternatively, use our helpful online contact form to send our team your booking information, and we'll get back to you with a tailored quote.

  • How full can the skip be?

    Here at Dial A Bin, we take health and safety very seriously. That's why we inform all our customers that they cannot over-fill their skip. So you must keep it below the top of the sides in order for us to accept it.

  • What are the different skip types available?

    There are 2 types of skips that exist, covered and open. Open is the most common skip used and is likely what you will see on a public road or driveway. However, covered skips offer protection from all weather conditions and offer larger capacity.

  • What can I put in the skip?

    You are allowed to place non-hazardous waste (household items, green waste, debris etc...) in your skip. However, you will need containers or a special permit if you are considering the removal of hazardous waste.

  • What size skip will I need?

    The quantity and size of the waste you will be removing heavily affects which skip size you require. To find out which skip size you will need please call our friendly team on 01280 851081 who will help guide you in the right direction. Alternatively, please feel free to use our online contact form.

  • Could there be any access issues for skip vehicles?

    Skip vehicles, as a guide, are normally around 8.5 - 9.5 feet wide. By keeping this in mind you can avoid a building entrance that is not quite large enough. At the same time, they can weigh at least 7.5 tonnes, so your ground will need to be able to withstand that weight.

  • How much to hire a skip?

    Our domestic skip hire prices start at £145 +VAT for a 4-yard skip. However, our quotes are based on your location and the size and type of skip that you require. To obtain an accurate quote please call our team or send us a message via our online contact form.

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