Below is a list of the most asked questions when skips are ordered. This provides helpful information when deciding the size of skip required or where it needs to go. Also information about what we do with the contents of skips once they arrive back at our yard.
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This is the most common question when deciding the size skip required. An easy way to relate skip sizes to your needs is the rough number of black plastic bin bags that typically fit into them.
It is always best to air on the side of caution, so you don’t risk overfilling your skip or requiring another.
We have created a table with all the skip sizes and capacity. Click here to view our table of skip sizes and capacity.
When you call SBT Skips to order your skip let us know your address and where the skip is to be located. Skips placed outside the boundary of your private property require a road permit from your local council. We can help you get a permit as part of our service. There is an additional charge for a permit levied by the council in question. If a skip can be placed on your property then a permit is not required.
All our skips at SBT Skips have a load level marker and we recommend to stick to this as much as possible. It is common practice to overfill skips and this can incur an additional charge. You can look at our size table to help to select the correct skip.
Our normal hire period is 3 to 4 days, however at SBT Skips we understand that sometimes you may require your skip a little longer, this is subject to availability.
Waste management and waste disposal is an important part of our business. We recycle a very high percentage of the waste from skips at our purpose built waste transfer station in Yeadon. Click on the link Waste Disposal to find out more information.
The government legislation for waste management is very rigid and it is importance to ensure your skip is supplied to you by a fully licensed operator. SBT Skips carries all the required accreditations from the Environment Agency to be a waste carrier and manage and transfer waste. Click on Duty of Care to see more information.
At SBT Skips, providing a prompt and reliable service is important. In most cases we aim to deliver your skip to you the same day of your skip order, but in some cases when we are busy, we will schedule you in and inform your when your skip will arrive.
There is a number of items which cannot be put into skips because they contain hazardous materials, which need to be disposed of correctly. In most cases the local authority council waste site can dispose of these.
- Compressed gas cylinders
- Computer towers and screens
- Fluorescent tubes
- Fridges and freezers
- Vehicle and household batteries
- Medical waste of any kind
- Oils, chemicals and solvents