Taylors Skip Hire FAQs

Whether you're undertaking a home renovation, clearing out your garden, or managing large-scale commercial waste, we understand you might have questions. Below, you'll find detailed answers covering everything from selecting the right skip size for your project, understanding the waste disposal process, to ensuring compliance with environmental regulations. Our aim is to provide you with clear, helpful information to make your waste management process as smooth and efficient as possible. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact us directly for personalised assistance.

Skip FAQs

What can I put in a skip?

To ensure compliance and safety, some items require special arrangements or are prohibited from being placed in a general waste skip.

Plasterboard, asbestos, fridges, freezers, televisions, monitors, computers, mattresses, car batteries, large tree stumps and roots (no larger than 2 inches in diameter) can be put in a skip by arrangement only. Asbestos will require a separate skip.

Under no circumstances can gas cylinders, empty aerosols, tyres, clinical and medical waste, solvents, liquids, oil, hazardous or toxic material or food waste be put in the skips.

Solvent paint cans, empty silicone tubes, adhesive tubes and Hilti gun cartridges must be cleaned and washed out to avoid being classified as hazardous.

If you produce any of the above waste, please call 01342 618918 to arrange a quotation or ask for advice. Additional charges may be incurred if prohibited items are put in the skip. Please read our guide 'what can I put in a skip' for more information.

What size skips do you have?

We have mini skips, midi skips, maxi skips and jumbo skips, ranging from 2 cubic yards to 14 cubic yards.

What areas do you work in?

We are based in Merstham and we are focused on operating within 15 to 20 miles of this location. This encompasses Crawley, Reigate, Redhill, Banstead, Horley, Dorking and many other nearby areas.

Do you drop off and collect the skips?

Yes, full drop-off and collection is provided as standard. We also dispose of all the contents of your skip according to all environmental standards and regulations.

Are you a licensed waste carrier?

Yes, our registration number is CBDU337393. This shows that we comply with legal regulations and a professional code of practice; you can expect the best services with us! Failure to use a licensed waste carrier could get you in legal trouble, especially if your rubbish is found fly-tipped somewhere. Always use licensed companies for every rubbish removal and site clearance!

Who do you work with?

We at Taylors Skip Hire are happy to provide skips to all kinds of people and organisations, including households, businesses, councils, local authorities, schools, construction companies, factory owners and more. No job is too big or small for the Surrey skip rental experts.

Where can I put the skip?

You can put your skip on any private land you are permitted to. To put a skip on roadways or any land you do not own or rent may require local authority permission. If you plan to place the skip on public land, such as a road or pavement, we can help you obtain the necessary permit. Just let us know when you book.

What can I put in the skip?

Please do not put any hazardous materials into a standard skip. Hazardous materials should only be put in specialist skips. Our standard skips are suitable for rubble, garden waste, building debris, household rubbish, scrap metal and other non-hazardous materials. Our what rubbish can I put in a skip guide goes into further detail. Skips can only handle certain products, and some items will need professional disposal. Asbestos and clinical waste doesn't belong in a skip - but rubble and household waste is fine!

How long can I keep my skip for?

There is no restriction on the length of time you can keep your skip for. The standard skip rental period is 14 days; after that there will be an additional charge. Please contact us for bespoke quotes.

Do I need to be at home or in the property to receive the skip?

We require full access to deliver the skip, so please be mindful of any gates or secure car parks. However, you do not have to be at home to receive the skip, provided there is adequate access and payment has been received. This also applies to collections.

What is considered as hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste includes but is not limited to asbestos, electronics, lead acid batteries, florescent tubing, refrigerators, freezers, clinical waste, tyres, gas cylinders, explosives, paint, glue, oil and animal waste. These should not be put in our standard skips.

Should I tell the council I am hiring a skip?

Although you will only have to tell the council about skip hire if you are siting the skip on public land, it's a good idea to notify them anyway. Check out our skip permits guide for more information.

How wide does a driveway have to be to fit a skip?

Ideally, we need about 10ft for the skip wagon to drop off the skip. If you don't have enough space, let us know and we'll come up with a solution.

What size skip do I need?

The most popular skip size is the builders' skip. Please check out our skip size hiring guide for more information.

What will be done with my rubbish?

When we remove rubbish, we ensure that it is disposed of in accordance in all environmental standards and regulations. We will process your waste at an authorised distribution centre. Please let us know if you require any specific information about the disposal of your waste before we begin the disposal!

What is a Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) skip?

A roll-on roll-off (RoRo) skip is a large waste container designed for storing and transporting substantial volumes of waste. Unlike standard skips, RoRos are much larger and require a flatbed lorry for their delivery and collection. The skips "roll on" and "roll off" the lorry, which facilitates easy handling, especially for heavy and bulky items.

Q: What are the typical uses for a Roll-on Roll-off skip?

A: RoRo skips are primarily used for large-scale waste management projects. They are ideal for commercial waste, construction debris, and other large, bulky materials that would not fit in traditional skips. Due to their size, they are particularly suited to long-term projects where large amounts of waste are generated regularly.

Q: How are RoRo skips different from standard skips?

A: The key difference lies in their size and method of transportation. RoRo skips offer significantly higher capacity, which makes them suitable for heavy and large volumes of waste. Their design allows them to be easily rolled on and off a specially equipped lorry, which helps in efficient waste handling and reduces the need for frequent waste collection.

Q: Are there any specific requirements for placing a RoRo skip?

A: Yes, due to their size, RoRo skips must be placed off-road, typically within a commercial premises or construction site. It's important to ensure that there is adequate space for the lorry to access the site and safely maneuver to deliver and collect the skip without causing disruption or damage.

Q: How can I hire a RoRo skip from Taylors Skip Hire?

A: Hiring a RoRo skip with us is straightforward. You can check our skip hire services for more information on the sizes available and the suitability for your project. For detailed enquiries or to arrange a bespoke quote, please speak with our team directly.

How high can I fill my skip?

Please do not fill skips so there is a pile in the centre of the skip that exceeds the height of the sides of the skip. Skips should be filled so they are levelled. When we collect the skip, we may put a 'skip lid' on it, which fits perfectly over the skip, provided it is not overfilled. Find out about the risks of overloading skips here.

Can I request specific delivery and collection times?

Yes, we will try to accommodate any specific delivery and collection times. Please note that we may be unable to reach you at your specific times due to other delivery requirements, traffic and other factors outside of our control. However we will take your requests into consideration when planning our delivery and collection routes.

Can I arrange for same-day skip delivery and collection?

Yes, just let us know your requirements and we'll endeavour to meet them, providing we have the skips you need at the time you need them.

Can you provide rubbish removal and site clearance services?

Yes. We offer rubbish removal and site clearance services in addition to skip hire. Our team can help you clear and dispose of waste from your property or construction site, quickly and efficiently.

Can you help me load the skip?

Yes. Please arrange in advance so we can find the required staffing.

What is included in your skip hire costs?

Our skip hire costs include delivery, drop-off, collection and the recycling or disposal of all your waste. There are no hidden costs with Taylors Skip Hire. Get a skip hire quote online today!

What do you do about recycling and sustainability?

At Taylors Skip Hire, we take recycling and sustainability very seriously. We believe in reducing waste and protecting the environment for future generations. That's why we aim to recycle as much of the waste that we collect as possible. We have a state-of-the-art recycling facility that allows us to sort through the waste that we collect and separate out recyclable materials, such as metal, wood, and plastics. We are committed to ensuring that as much waste as possible is diverted away from landfill and sent for recycling. We also aim to reduce our carbon footprint by using the most energy-efficient equipment and vehicles. Eco-friendly skip hire is the name of the game for our Redhill team!

Who invented the skip?

The skip has a long and storied history, dating back to around WW2. Read about the inventor of the skip!

How do I hire a skip?

To hire a skip, simply contact us telling us your location, your contact details and the size skip you want. If you're unsure, then tell us the scope of your job and we'll be happy to advise.

How do I choose the right skip size?

With everything from mini skips to jumbo skips available to hire, choosing the right one for your job might seem confusing. With Taylors Skip Hire, you can get the right-sized skip for your project - there's no need to waste money on a massive skip or rent two different skips simultaneously if you plan correctly! Check out our how do I choose the right sized skip guide for more information.

House Clearance FAQs

Do you offer clearances and removals for warehouses and commercial properties?

Yes, we offer a comprehensive range of clearance services, including for warehouses and commercial properties. We even provide specialised factory clearances, catering to the unique needs of industrial sites.

What can I get rid of in a house clearance?

Our house clearance services typically cover the removal of all unwanted rubbish. This includes furniture, clothes, recyclable materials, and electronics. If you're unsure about any specific item, please contact us for clarification.

How much do you charge for your house clearance services?

The cost of our house clearance services depends on various factors, including location, the bulk, and type of items to be cleared. We ensure transparent pricing with no hidden charges. For an accurate estimate, we recommend getting a quote.

What areas do your house clearance services cover?

Our house clearance services extend across Surrey and Sussex, including areas like Redhill, Reigate, Crawley, Horley, and more. For a full list of areas we cover, check our delivery areas page.

What happens to electricals?

All electronics are disposed of in compliance with the WEEE regulations (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013), ensuring environmentally responsible handling of such items.

Can you work outside of normal working hours?

Yes! Let us know your schedule and we will try to accommodate.

Do I need to be there to let you in for the clearance?

No, although please make arrangements for us to have access to the property in advance. We frequently collect keys from estate agents, neighbours, former tenants or even through the post.

How much notice do I need to give?

We might be available for last-minute jobs - please contact us to check. However, we always work on a first-come first-served basis, so it is best to book as early as possible.

Why do I need a house clearance?

House clearances are useful for a variety of situations including for landlords managing properties, during a move or downsizing, dealing with a deceased person's estate, renovating derelict properties, and more. They offer a convenient way to handle large amounts of waste and unwanted items.

What happens to the items you take from a house clearance?

At Taylors Skip Hire, we strive to recycle as much as possible. Most items are taken to our dedicated Horley recycling and picking station where they are sorted and processed responsibly.

Will you take my large household appliances?

Yes, we can include large household appliances in our house clearance services. These items will be handled in accordance with relevant disposal regulations to ensure environmentally safe processing.

Do I have to pack up for a house clearance?

You only need to pack things that you intend to keep! We prefer it if you keep the house as it is, as this helps us to sort items into various loads for recycling, composting, etc.

Can you cope with dirty and unsanitary properties?

We love a challenge at Taylors Skip Hire! Just let us know if the property is in an unkempt state or if it may be hazardous so we can prepare in advance.

Can you clean the property afterwards?

Our standard service is to sweep up when we have finished a clearance, but if you would like a more thorough cleaning job, please let us know!

Can you donate items from removals and clearances to charity?

We can accommodate charity donation requests. Please let us know the details before your date so we are prepared.

Can you assist with partial house clearances?

Absolutely. Whether it's a single room, a garage, or just a specific set of items, we can tailor our services to suit your specific requirements.

Do you do hoarder clearances?

Yes, we have experience in dealing with hoarder clearances and approach these situations with sensitivity and discretion.

What is the environmental impact of your house clearance services?

We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of all our services. Our recycling and eco-friendly practices ensure that we minimise waste sent to landfills.

How do I prepare my house for clearance?

We recommend separating any items you wish to keep and clearly marking them or moving them to a different area. If you have specific instructions or items of concern, let us know in advance.

Can you dismantle large furniture, play equipment, and sheds?

Yes. Our experienced teams can assist in dismantling bulky items like garden sheds, play equipment, and large furniture pieces. We take care of the entire process, from dismantling to removal, leaving you with a tidy and clear space.

What do I need to do on rubbish collection day?

For our rubbish collection service, your effort is minimal. Simply ensure that all items are ready for collection. We recommend removing personal belongings from items like cabinets and clearing pathways for the removal of larger pieces. We handle the rest, carrying items out of your property carefully and efficiently.

What is the cheapest way to get rid of rubbish?

While fly-tipping is illegal and punishable, there are cost-effective and legal ways to dispose of rubbish. Consider reusing or selling usable items. Recycle materials like scrap metals and seek a qualified waste carrier for responsible disposal. Our services offer an affordable and legal solution for disposing of various types of waste.

Rubbish Removals FAQs

What types of rubbish can Taylors Skip Hire remove?

We can remove a wide variety of waste types, including household rubbish, garden waste, construction debris, and commercial waste. However, there are restrictions on hazardous materials. For specific queries, please visit our Rubbish Removals page or contact us directly.

Do I need to be present during the rubbish removal?

While it's helpful for you to be present to ensure that only the intended items are removed, it's not always necessary. We can arrange removals based on clear instructions if you cannot be on-site.

How is the price for rubbish removal determined?

Pricing is based on the volume and type of waste to be removed, as well as the logistics of accessing your site. We offer upfront quotes with no hidden fees. For an estimate, please request a quote through our website.

Can you remove large and bulky items?

Yes, we specialise in removing large and bulky items, including furniture, appliances, and commercial equipment. If you have specific large items to be removed, let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements.

How do you dispose of the rubbish collected?

Environmental responsibility is a key part of our ethos. We aim to recycle as much waste as possible and dispose of all rubbish in compliance with UK waste management regulations. Learn more about our eco-friendly approach on our website.

Are there any items you cannot remove?

A: We adhere to legal and environmental guidelines, which means certain items, such as hazardous materials (e.g., asbestos, certain chemicals, and batteries), require specialist removal services. For more details on prohibited items, please check our What Rubbish Can I Put in a Skip? page.

Do I need to sort my rubbish before collection?

While pre-sorting isn't required, it can expedite the removal process. If different types of waste (recyclable, non-recyclable, and garden waste) are mixed, we'll sort them for proper disposal, but additional fees may apply.

How quickly can you remove my rubbish?

We strive to offer prompt rubbish removal services, often able to provide same-day or next-day service depending on our current schedule and your location. For the quickest response, contact us directly to discuss your needs.

Do you offer commercial rubbish removal?

Absolutely. Our rubbish removal service caters to both residential and commercial clients, including offices, shops, and construction sites. We also follow all commercial waste disposal regulations.

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