Skip Hire FAQ2018-06-22T10:35:00+01:00

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together a full list of the most common frequently asked question which you can read, below.

If you still can’t find an answer please don’t hesitate to call us on 01233 225 168 or get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

How Long Does It Take For A Skip To Be Delivered?2018-06-04T14:17:19+01:00

We offer a same/next day delivery service although if you require a permit this can take up to 48 hours to obtain so please factor this into your plans.

What size skips do you have for hire?2018-06-04T14:17:12+01:00

We supply skips in sizes ranging from 4 yards to 40 yards.

For 4-yard to 16-yard domestic skips, click here: https://www.gboxkent.com/domestic-skip-hire/

For 12-yard to 40-yard commercial skips, click here: https://www.gboxkent.com/commercial-skip-hire/

For 20-yard to 4-yard ‘RORO’ skips, click here: https://www.gboxkent.com/roll-on-roll-off-skip-hire/

What is the minimum time I can hire a skip for?2018-06-04T14:17:03+01:00

Our minimum hire period is for 7 days.

Do I need a permit for a skip?2018-06-04T14:16:55+01:00

If you don’t have a driveway, garden or other private land at your home to place the skip on to you will need to apply for a council permit to have the skip placed on the roadside. The council charge for these permits and we are able to apply for your permit on your behalf. It normally takes between 24 and 48 hours to receive the permit, so please allow for this time when placing an order.

Will A Skip Fit On My Driveway?2018-06-04T14:16:49+01:00

Your drive will need to 8 foot (2.4m) wide to allow our truck access. It will also need to be free from low hanging trees and power lines that may cause an obstruction.

Will My Driveway Be Damaged By Putting A Skip On It?2018-06-04T14:16:43+01:00

Some driveways, particularly those which are block paved or have a soft tarmac surface, are susceptible to damage.

How Do I Pay For A Skip?2018-06-04T14:15:55+01:00

All skips can be paid for prior to hiring, by all major credit cards or cash. We are able to take payment over the phone or through our online booking system.

How full can the skip be?2018-06-04T14:16:30+01:00

All skips should be filled no higher than the height of the sides and should be level loaded. If you overfill your skip you risk us not being able to remove it and incurring further costs to remove the extra waste. Overloaded skips are unsafe to load on our trucks so please ensure you keep to these guidelines for your safety, the safety of our drivers.

What Can I Put In A Skip?2018-06-04T14:16:24+01:00

Here is a list of what is acceptable but if you have some waste you are unsure about please contact our helpful team for advice.

  • Brick
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Concrete
  • Timber
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Green Waste
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Non-electrical fittings
  • Furniture
What Can’t I Put In A skip?2018-06-04T14:37:13+01:00

Here is a list of what we CANNOT be disposed of in our skips. If you have some waste you are unsure about please contact our helpful team for advice.

  • Fridges & Freezers
  • Plasterboard (call us on 01233 225 168 for advice on this)
  • Gas Bottles & Cylinders (full or empty)
  • Clinical Waste & Syringes
  • Hazardous & Toxic Waste
  • Oils & Filters (engine, hydraulic & cooking)
  • Petrol & Diesel
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Liquids & Sludge
  • Asbestos
  • Paint & Paint Tins (unless empty)
  • Solvents
  • Resins
  • Tyres
  • Computer Towers & Monitors
  • Electrical Goods (Televisions, Cookers, Fans, Toasters, Telephones, Microwaves)
  • Explosives
Do You Recycle The Skip Contents?2018-06-04T14:37:19+01:00

Yes. We aim to recycle 100% of all our waste through our state-of-the-art processing facility, thereby reducing the need to send waste to landfill.

How Do I Stop Other People Using My Skip?2018-06-04T14:37:26+01:00

If you are placing your skip in a public place and are worried about it being accessed by unauthorised people, we have a number of enclosed skips and roll on roll off containers that will allow you to secure your waste. Please contact us for details.

How do I arrange for my skip to be collected?2018-06-04T14:40:05+01:00

Simply call one of our team 48 hours before on 01233 225 168 to arrange collection.

What If I’m Not Finished With The Skip By The Scheduled Collection Date?2018-06-04T14:48:28+01:00

If you find that you still need your skip beyond the initial hire period please call us on 01233 225 168 as soon as possible to extend the hire period and to prevent collection on the date it was originally due.

Do You Deliver At Weekends?2018-06-04T14:44:11+01:00

We have limited Saturday delivery slots so please call on 01233 225 168 to discuss your requirements.

Do You Offer Business/Trade Accounts?2018-06-04T14:45:55+01:00

Business Accounts are available, subject to certain qualifying criteria. Please call our Commercial Team on 01233 225 168 to discuss this further.

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    We have used Greenbox Recycling since they were founded and we wouldn’€™t use anybody else. They have always been extremely reliable & our skips have always been delivered promptly.
    Mat, Benchmarque Construction

    We have been using Green box for 4 years now and the service is always excellent, their quick turnaround on waste makes it easy for us to plan our daily business requirements. The staff whether it be in the office or the drivers are always friendly and efficient.

    James Guard, Director, Go Installations

    I have to say how impressed I have been with the excellent service I have received since working with Greenbox. Whenever I ask for skips to be delivered to sites urgently, they always do everything they can do to help, they are more personal and always go the extra mile to meet your deadlines.

    Jake Taylor, Site Manager, International Controlled Atmosphere Ltd

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