Are you thinking about ordering a skip but still have some unanswered questions? Why not check out our list of the most common questions we get asked.

How long can I keep the skip for?

We’ve kept our hire term length as flexible as possible by offering the skip hire for up to a month, allowing for maximum flexibility to allow for any project you may have.

What happens about collection?

To book your skip in for collection simply call us up on 01666 505800 and request a collection or select your chosen date when ordering online with us. To save on time and fuel we schedule our collections around our deliveries, therefore when you ring up to book your skip in for collection they can take approximately 2-5 working days from that particular date. Similarly, if you have ordered online with us this same rule applies, your chosen date is the ideal collection date and is the day the skip is ready to be taken away from.

Do I need to be there when the skip is delivered?

We’ve updated our delivery process to allow for contactless deliveries to maintain social distancing and government restriction. Therefore, it is now no longer necessary for anyone to be on site however we must have clear access and if there a specific location you would like the skip to be placed, please make us aware on this beforehand, ideally when booking the delivery/exchange.

Do I need a permit for my skip?

If you are placing your skip on private property e.g. on your driveway/private parking space/garden then you do not require a skip permit. However, if your skip needs to be placed on the road or on public land then a permit must be sought after through the respective council to your address. Valley Trading will handle to application and paperwork out on your behalf and ensure the skip is complying with all the legal requirements.

For more information about permits and licences visit our permit page or contact us directly.

What can I put in the skip?

Depending on the which waste type your skip is will depend on the contents allowed in there. However, the most common type is general household or construction waste, these can range from pretty much everything and anything however there are some hazardous wastes they are either additional charges or categorically cannot be taken. For more information take a look at our print out Leaflet.

Refused Hazardous Waste:

  • Oil Based paints and paint cans
  • Sleepers/Railway Sleepers, found in gardens
  • Creosote
  • Oil and oil-based substances

Items that carry additional charges:

  • Asbestos: We can run an identification test and then advise on a correct method of disposal, for more infromation on Asbestos please click here.
  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres
  • Electrical and WEEE waste e.g., Televisions, computers, mobile phones
  • Fridges and freezers

Click on the link blocks below to find out more on what and how we recycle your waste.

STILL HAVE SOME UNANSWERED QUESTIONS? WE CAN HELP! CALL US ON 01666 505800.

We offer very competitive prices to always provide you with the best value for money and a reliable, professional service.

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Skips placed on public roads and footpaths require a permit.

Please call us on 01666 505800 for all licences and permits.