Getting Ready for your Skip

Getting Ready For Your Skip

Ordering your skip has never been easier with Lunnon Waste but there are a few things you need to consider first, from the access to your property to thinking about the type of waste you have. Take a look at our step-by-step guide and make your Skip Hire experience simple and stress-free.

We have a range of vehicles at our disposal, so depending on what type of skip you’ve ordered, you might find one of several different lorries pulling up to deliver your skip.

If you know your road, or the area leading to your property, is particularly tricky for bigger vehicles, it might be wise to check with our team which type of lorry will be arriving. You can then use the dimensions of our lorry to ensure they will fit on your street.

Don’t forget that certain vehicles will require more room to the rear or side depending on how they are loaded, but if you have any queries, please contact us.


The key to a successful and hassle-free skip hire service is ensuring that we have access to your property and the spot you’d like your skip left in. There are a number of factors which you’ll have to bear in mind when ordering a skip, the following are a few of the common issues which come up.

Road Size

All roads across the UK are different, and while many will easily allow access for a lorry and a skip delivery, it’s important that you factor in the width of the road when ordering a skip.

The layout of the road itself is also important, with curved roads particularly tricky to leave a skip on. If your road gives plenty of access for a lorry, but doesn’t have space for a skip, speak to our team about alternative arrangements which could be made for your skip hire.

Parked Cars

While you might think that your road is quiet and lorry-friendly, efforts to deliver a skip could be hampered by parked cars. Parked cars, whether on one side of the road or both, make access that much more difficult.
Check that your road doesn’t get blocked by parked cars during the time you’re planning to have your skip delivered and collected.

Height Restriction Bars

With our vehicles being taller than most standard cars, it’s prudent to consider height restriction bars and bridges when ordering your skip. If you know that there are height restrictions for vehicles in your area or leading to your premises, let us know and we’ll help to make arrangements to navigate a new route or discuss your options.

Height Restrictions


Does your property feature gates? If so, you might want to ensure our team can gain access if you’ve asked for your skip to be delivered or collected on your property.
Whether you’ve got big iron gates or a garden gate, please bear this aspect of your property in mind and consider the width of the gate if our vehicle or skip is required to pass through.


Due to the greater dimensions of our vehicles in comparison to everyday traffic, we have to take special consideration when delivering and collecting skips. There are a lot of hazards out on the roads, many involving the increased height and width of our lorries.

Overhead Cables

This is one hazard which can be extremely dangerous for our vehicles and the general public. Often these overhead cables are well out of the way, but to be certain, check ahead of booking your skip and we will make arrangements to find an alternative route if there are low overhead cables.

Telergph Pole and Cable Hazards


Whether they’re on your property or not, trees might not seem like an issue but they are likely to block access for our vehicles and may well create a dangerous environment.

Tree Hazards

Is your driveway shared?

A lot of properties these days have shared driveways, joining two drives together for both houses to use. If you have a shared driveway, it’s worth speaking with your neighbour about your intentions to have a skip delivered.
Even if you know a skip can easily fit on your allotted side of the driveway, common courtesy suggests you should speak to your neighbour first as it could help to avoid tensions at a later date.

If you don’t have a driveway and will need to have your skip on the road or public highway, just let us know and we can advise you on how to get a permit from your local authority.


Should your property be on a cul-de-sac or a road with no through-route, this is something you will have to factor into skip hire. Our lorries need enough room to maneuver in and out of your street safely.
Keep in mind how much space there is for turning if your street has a lot of parked cars, too. By letting our drivers know about the layout of your road you can help avoid ticking off your neighbors and blocking other vehicles.

Driveways, Manhole Covers & Sewers

A lot can depend on the quality of your driveway. If you know that your driveway surface won’t sustain the heavy load of skip, it’s best to avoid causing any further damage to it.
Manholes and sewer entry points should also be considered, we don’t want to block these or damage them by putting the weight of a skip on any structurally unsound areas.
By speaking to our team about these issues when you book your skip, we can create a plan to work around them, helping to avoid damage to property and speed the process up.

Driveway Hazards