Skip Hire Frequently Asked Questions

Our extensive range of 600+ skips are available in the following sizes

How long does it take to get a skip?

Typically next day or sometimes same day depending on the location and when you order it. If a council permit is required we would need advance notification. as this process can take up to 7 days. The amount of time required to arrange a permit can vary depending on the local council.

Do I need a council permit?

Permits are required by most local councils for skips that need to be placed on public land, including footpaths, grassed areas, and the highway. In most cases we will be able to arrange a permit for you.

How long does a permit last for?

Permits are typically arranged for 14 days, extensions must be applied for in advance and are subject to additional costs.

What size skip would I need?

We offer a range of skip sizes from 2 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards, the following skip sizes are the most popular:

Skips must be loaded level with the top sides, any skip overloaded will not be collected.

How long can I keep my skip for?

Our normal skip hire period is for 7 days but we regularly extend this duration to 14 days as a courtesy to our clients. Council permits initially are granted for 14 days. We require notification that the skip is ready for collection either by telephone or e-mail, a collection slot will then be booked.

We reserve the right to charge £5.00 per day rental for skips that are kept outside the above terms

How is my skip delivered?

Usually your skip will be delivered by an LGV Skip Lorry fitted with telescopic arms. We operate a 7.5 tonne non-hgv skip lorry for premises with restricted access.

Your driveway needs to be 2.4 metres wide for a normal 18-tonne Skip Lorry, please inform us of any access difficulties at the time of ordering. Please make sure that there is sufficient access to allow the delivery of your skip in and out safely. If you are unsure, please contact us and we can provide you with the approximate dimensions required.

What am I allowed to put in my skip?

Skips are for general waste, inert wastewoodmetal and builders waste. Strictly no hazardous waste is allowed; this includes paints, solvents, liquids or asbestos. Due to weight restrictions, heavy waste cannot be placed in the larger skips (12 yards and over).

Do skips damage my drive?

Block paved and soft tarmac drives can be damaged when placing skips on them. Heavy skips, which require stabilizing equipment, may also potentially cause damage. All drivers will use load baring timber blocks to negate the risk of damage and we will take every care to prevent damage, please be aware however that once we leave the highway you agree to indemnify us for any damage that occurs whilst on your property.

Your driveway needs to be 2.4 metres wide for a normal 18-tonne Skip Lorry, please inform us of any access difficulties at the time of ordering. Please make sure that there is sufficient access to allow the delivery of your skip in and out safely. If you are unsure, please contact us and we can provide you with the approximate dimensions required.

When and how do I pay?

All skip hire orders are paid for at the time of ordering. Our sales team will take your payment details over the phone at the point of order. We accept payment by all major debit and credit cards. Payment can be made direct to the driver in cash or cheque.

What areas do you cover?

We cover a wide range of areas in Essex & the surrounding areas.

  • Waste we accept
  • Waste that's additional cost
  • Waste we decline
Organic waste collection

Wood

We accept naked wood as well as treated or painted wood.

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Glass

We accept glass in the form of sheets or window frames. Laminated glass is billed separately based on tonnage.

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Fabrics

We accept fabric, a frequent material to get rid of while cleaning out a shop.

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Metals

Copper, aluminium, and iron are among the metals we accept.

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Concrete

Dry concrete that has been suitably broken up is acceptable for hand loading.

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Paper

Paper that is typically thrown away during workplace cleanouts is acceptable to us.

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Tiles

We take tiles, a common waste product used by roofers.

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Soil

We accept soil, a popular waste product used by landscape gardeners.

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Plastics

We accept plastics, which are frequently discarded during store clearances.

“We will allow 10% of the following waste types in a general waste skip.  Larger quantities will be priced on a transport and tonnage basis, please advise the team at the point of order if your waste types include the following”

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Carpet, Underlay and Vinyl Flooring

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Astroturf

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Felt & Bitumous Roofing Products

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Wet Waste

“Please advise the team if your waste includes any of the following POPS Waste items, new legislation dictates how this type of waste is processed and extra charges may apply”

Sofas and Sofa Beds

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Armchairs

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Stools and Footstools

Commercial waste containers

Kitchen and Dining Room Chairs

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Home office chairs

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Futons

“Please advise the team if your waste contains mattresses as extra charges will apply”

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Chemicals & Liquid

Due to issues with spillage during transit and difficulties segregating liquids in our transfer station, we are unable to accept chemical and liquid waste.

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Oil

Even in sealed containers, we are not allowed to take any kind of oil. To dispose of oil in a secure and hygienic manner, take it to your neighbourhood recycling centre.

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Medical

Human waste cannot be disposed of through Lunnon Waste, including septic tanks, chemical toilets, medical waste, radioactive waste, and empty hazardous material containers.

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Animal Product

Due to the contamination and unique regulations needed to dispose of animal products securely, our drivers are not permitted to transport any animal products.

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Food Waste

As food requires a special licence and disposal restrictions, we are unable to accept it. You should dispose of food waste with your regular waste collection service.

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Asbestos

Asbestos is not at all acceptable to us. This is a hazardous substance that needs to be removed by an expert firm that deals with asbestos.

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Tree Trunks

There is a restriction on the diameter, yet we can take some tree trunks. For further information, please contact our team.

You can be assured that Lunnon Waste are...

Established for over 40 years in Waste Management

Fully Licensed by the Environment Agency

Fully insured

Compliant with Duty of care regulations & Waste legislation

Compliant with the ULEZ emission regulations

Environmentally conscious and following the recycle and re-use ethos.

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Our qualified team is here to assist at all times. Contact us right away if you need advice or to set up a time to use one of our services. Contact us by phone or by completing the online form on this page.

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Heatherland Ltd
Unit 5 & 6 Hallsford Bridge Industrial Estate
Stondon Road
Ongar
Essex
CM5 9RB