Skips & Waste
As a leading skip hire company in the West Midlands we specialise in hiring of skips to both residential and commercial customers.
Our skip hire prices are extremely competitive, but the most important thing we have found is the speed in which we can deliver your skip, but more importantly, how quickly we can collect it when it’s full!
So whether you need a skip for your house, a roll on roll off skip for commercial use or a builders skip for a construction project we have the skip to suit every need.
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Skip Hire FAQs
Have some questions about domestic skip hire, our FAQ’s should help you. If you have another question please feel free to contact us.
What isn't allowed in a domestic skip?
Items that can’t be thrown into a skip are often known as hazardous waste; these are waste types that may cause harm to the environment or damage the health of individuals. These updates came in March 2011 and have become set in stone waste regulations.
Some common examples of items that can’t be deposited as part of our skip hire Solihull: asbestos, gas cylinders, animal waste, explosives, batteries, oil of any kind, chemicals, paint and glue, televisions, laptops, phones, electrical equipment, lighting and tyres.
Where can I put my skip?
People usually place their skip either on a driveway, on the road outside their house, or in their garden. With skip hire, there are several options available to you when it comes to skip placement, but your individual property and situation will no doubt shape which choice you make.
Some people find their hand forced by the way their property is laid out and the location, while others may have numerous options available to them. If you have any queries about the placement of your skip, ask a member of our team.
Do I need permission for skip hire?
Before hiring our skips, please be aware that you can place a skip on any public highway or road (including a pavement) you need to have a skip permit from the local council. There is no requirement for a permit if you put a skip on private land, such as your driveway, field or private road.
If you do need a skip permit, we can help with your application to the local council to get one.
How long does a skip permit take to receive?
It often takes at least 3 days to arrange a skip permit, so remember to allow for this in your planning. Check with your local council to make sure, so you aren’t caught out. Alternatively, we can assist with getting a skip permit for your skip hire.
How do I know what size skip I need?
It is important to choose the right sized skip – too small and you will have unwanted waste left over with the prospect of having to get another skip, whilst a skip that is too large will cost more than you need to pay and take up unnecessary space on your site or property.
Skips are measured in cubic yards, with sizes ranging from 2 yards through to 35 yards. Whatever you’re working on, there’s sure to be a skip to meet your specific requirements – it’s just a matter of selecting the right one. Our skip hire team in Solihull will be able to advise you on the right-sized skip for your project.
If you would like to know a rough estimate, you can divide the number of bin bags of waste you generate by 10, for example, if you have 100 bin bags you will require a 10-yard skip.
Can you hire different types of skips?
To cater to the needs of everyone, at Monster Skips we supply a range of skip sizes to meet all needs. Whether you’re carrying out large construction and demolition works, renovating your home or garden, or you’re a business in need of dedicated skip hire, we have the right skip size for you. We provide prompt delivery and collection for a wide range of skip types.
How long can I keep a skip for?
You can keep your skip as long as you require but the typical period is between one and 14 days. You’ll need to weigh up the needs of your project against your budget requirements. If your skip is on the road, you will need to check the length of time covered by your permit, as this will likely dictate how long you can keep it for.
How do I arrange for the skip to be emptied?
As part of our skip hire, we ensure prompt pick up times. We take care of the emptying process entirely. When you are ready to have your skip collected to be emptied, just give us a call or email us, and we will arrange it. Please give us at least 24 hours notice.
What happens with removed waste?
As part of our skip hire, we endeavour to recycle as much collected waste as possible. The first stage in the recycling process is to sort through the skip contents and separate it based on the material type (e.g. wood, aggregates, plastic or metal) ready for processing. Larger bulky items are removed during this stage before the pre-sorted waste is moved into loading bays.
Depending on the material type, this waste is then treated in a variety of different screening, shredding and compacting processes before being reloaded into larger containers ready for transportation to other destinations where the waste will undergo further treatment and recycling procedures.
Do you pay for a skip before or after the skip hire?
All skip hire payments are taken in advance of the service. The service for skip hire includes delivery, collection and the cost of the skip. We give free advice on the size of skip you may need and can answer any other questions over the phone. Our prices are extremely competitive while offering the quickest and best quality of skip hire available.
Can I put anything in my skip hire?
In your skip hire you can put in many items such as wood, tiles, plaster, furniture, paper, cardboard, garden waste and clothes. Other items you may include could be heavier materials such as brick, concrete, metals, pottery, clay, rubble and stones.
Items you cannot put in a skip hire include hazardous or harmful items like TV’s, computers, asbestos, tyres, fluorescent tubes, fridges, paint, plasterboard, batteries, medical waste, gas cylinders, liquids, solvents, oil, petrol, diesel and explosives.
Will a skip fit on my driveway when using your skip hire service?
Your driveway or designated space for skip hire needs to be at least 3 metres wide to allow the entrance and removal of the skip. If you do not have a suitable designated space for the skip hire to go, a permit from the local council will be required for it to be placed on the road.
Do I need to be at home when my skip is delivered?
It is best to be at home when a skip hire is delivered as sometimes cars need to be moved and there could be obstacles in the way which may not have been thought about previously. We do sometimes make exceptions, these need to be discussed with us over the phone.
What can you do if someone else fills your skip hire?
If you have suspected that someone else is filling your skip hire and it is in your possession, it is legally your responsibility to report it to your local authority.
How do you know if your skip hire is overfilled?
There is a fill line on all of our skips for hire. If the waste goes above this fill line, the skip is overfilled. If the waste goes above the sides of the skip hire, the skip is definitely overfilled.
How to hire a skip
You can get in touch with us today so that we can discuss how big you want your skip hire Solihull, where we can put the skip hire and how long you would like it for. We will then give you a quick quote- you can even get a skip hire on the same day!
The service at Monster Skips was excellent from start to finish. I didn’t really know what size skip I needed but when I told them what I needed it for they were really helpful in helping me choose the right size. The Drivers were kind and cheery both delivering and when taking it away and the price was excellent too I would be happy to use Monster Skips again anytime and would be happy to recommend them to anyone.
I always use Monster Skips whenever I need a skip. Their customer service is second to none and the drivers are excellent at positioning skips on any job, the drivers are considerate when dealing with a busy site. I would be happy to recommend Monster Skips to anyone.