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Your skip hire price is calculated based on the size of the skip you require & the permit requirements of your local council.

Payment can be made 24/7 online at www.busybins.co.uk or over the phone on 0161 766 3330 (Monday – Friday 8.30am until 5pm). Payment is made by card. We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express. We don’t take cash payments.

All our pricing is transparently displayed on the website for the different services that we offer. Just click on the Book Now button for each option online & you will see the pricing displayed there before there is any requirement to pay or check out.

There can be additional costs with skip hire, but by following the instructions online these can all be mitigated.

Skip Permits - if your skip needs to go on the public highway you will need a skip permit and possibly a parking suspension. This will incur an additional cost and you will need to add this to your booking.

Wasted journeys (failed collections and deliveries) - these will usually incur a cost when it is not our fault, as a lorry would have been sent out to drop off the skip. Please ensure the skip can be dropped off and collected . It is your responsibility to ensure access at all times.

Overfilling – Level Loads only. Overloading will always incur extra charges. The skip is to be filled no higher than the top of its sides& in such a manner as to prevent spillage of material, both whilst the skip is stationary & in transit. It is a legal requirement that the load is safe to transport.

Prohibited items - hazardous waste (fridges, tv, paint, etc) are not allowed in skips and if found could incur a substantial additional cost. A list of what can’t be put into the skip is found on both the skip booking page and the FAQ’s.

If you are putting a skip on any public highway or road then you need to have a skip permit from the local authority/ council. You don’t need to have a skip permit if you are putting the skip on private land (driveway, garden, field, or private road).

We can organise this for you when booking online or you can go directly to your local council.

The Skip will be delivered on the date that you select when booking online at www.busybins.co.uk/skip-hire. Just use our handy calendar to select the delivery date. We offer Morning Slots (7am – 12.30pm) or Afternoon Slots (12.30pm- 6pm).

Yes you can but please call us on 0161 766 3330 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm) so we can make a manual note otherwise the system will book you in for the next available day that we are in the area as confirmed by our online postcode checker.

A skip is delivered using a heavy goods skip wagon. This is because the skip itself is quite heavy and the waste you will put into it will add considerably to the weight.

Because a HGV will be delivering the skip you need to ensure there is enough access for the vehicle to manoeuvre safely.

The standard rental period is for 7 calendar days. We will schedule the collection in 7 days after the skip was delivered. If you wish to extend the period then please contact us on 0161 766 3330 with 48 hours notice. Additional charges of £20 per week will apply. If you want the skip collecting earlier than the standard 7 days then please contact us with at least 48 hours notice and we will try to arrange an earlier collection.

When booking online you can request an AM (7-12.30PM) or PM (12.30PM-6PM) slot. We can’t provide exact times outside of this.

There are a few things to think about when getting a skip delivered to ensure its hassle free.

The Skip Lorry measures 6.85 Metres in Length by 3 Metres in Width by 3.5 Metres High.

Access Considerations

Road: Factor In the Width of your road when ordering a Skip. Most are fine but there does need to be plenty of access for a HGV. If you live on a cul-de-sac or dead end then let us know so we can safely back in & try avoid blocking the road.

Parked Cars: Please ensure the the drop off area is free from parked cars.

Height Restrictions: Consider Height Restriction Bars that are in your area leading up to your property. Let us know if there are any and we will try to navigate a different route.

Overhead Hazards: Ensure no overhead hazards (wires or trees) block access or create a dangerous environment.

Gates: Please either provide a code or ensure that the gates are open for the scheduled delivery and collection dates.

Driveways: If your driveway won’t sustain the heavy load of the skip or if you want to avoid scratches then please plan for this.

You are responsible for telling us where to place the skip and ensuring it is suitable. A skip lorry and a full skip can be very heavy so there is a risk of damage, particularly on paved driveways. We are not able to responsibility for damage caused as a result of your instruction. If you’re worried about your drive being damaged then you will need to make arrangements for the skip to be placed elsewhere.

There must be clear access to the delivery location - we cannot lift over large obstructions like a wall or a car.

It is your responsibility to ensure the area is clear. If we arrive and are unable to place the skip a wasted journey charge is likely to apply.

The standard rental period is for 7 calendar days. We will schedule the collection in 7 days after the skip was delivered. If you wish to extend the period then please contact us on 0161 766 3330 with 48 hours notice. Additional charges of £20 per week will apply. If you want the skip collecting earlier than the standard 7 days then please contact us with at least 48 hours notice and we will try to arrange an earlier collection.

You do not need to be in as long as the skip is clearly accessible and has been filled correctly. You must however be contactable should we need any help or guidance to remove or access the skip.

This means there must be enough room for a lorry to maneuver to collect the skip with no obstructions such as parked cars.

The skip must not be overfilled and there should be no prohibited waste inside the skip.

If the skip pick up fails due to it being mis filled or overloaded or there is no access, a wasted journey fee will apply.

We will automatically schedule a collection 7 days after the skip has been delivered and we don’t require notice for this. If you wish to extend on shorten the rental period of the skip then please provide us with 48 hours notice. Please call us on 0161 766 3330 or email binfo@busybins.co.uk

We will automatically schedule a collection 7 days after the skip has been delivered and we don’t require notice for this. If you wish to extend on shorten the rental period of the skip then please provide us with 48 hours notice.

The following items are prohibited from skips:

  • Asbestos Materials
  • Clinical / Medical Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Corrosive Liquids/ Acids
  • Solvents/ Paint/ Oil
  • Food Waste
  • Liquid Concrete
  • Fridges/ Freezers
  • TV’S & Monitors
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Tyres
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Lead Acid Batteries or Vehicle Batteries

To help decide on skip sizes please see the approximate guide below:

4 Yard Skip: 40 Bags or 20 Wheelbarrow Loads

8 Yard Skip: 80 Bags or 40 Wheelbarrow Loads

12 Yard Skip: 120 Bags or 60 Wheelbarrow Loads

Yes you can if you contact us 24 hours before it has been delivered. If not we would have to charge for two wasted journeys to swap the skip over for a different size. Its £ for a wasted journey charge.

You can cancel an order with us outside of the statutory cancellation period. We will charge a £5 administration fee for the time and cost incurred by us for the booking. If you wish to re-arrange the collection date, then we can arrange that for you instead. The cancellation notice for

Level Loads only. Overloading will always incur extra charges. The skip is to be filled no higher than the top of its sides& in such a manner as to prevent spillage of material, both whilst the skip is stationary & in transit. It is a legal requirement that the load is safe to transport. Do not build up the sides to stack more waste as this will likely incur a wasted journey charge at collection until the excess waste is removed. A load must be safe to remove to be carried on the public highway, so it is very important the skip is not overloaded.

Skips are hired for a maximum of 7 days unless agreed otherwise. On the 7th day we reserve the right to remove the skip. If you need the skip for longer please contact us in advance so we can extend the hire period.

If the skip is placed on the public highway and the permit is due to expire, we will remove the skip, even if this is less than 7 days.

If a skip has been removed but not fully utilised we will not be able to issue a refund so please do ensure you keep us up to date if you are running behind or need to extend the hire. Wherever possible we will contact you first but this is not guaranteed.

We provide skips, but not the labour to load them

We provide Bin Collections for Households (One Off Collections & a Regular Service)

We provide Bin Collections for Businesses (Waste & Recycling)

We provide a Bulky Waste Junk Removal Service.

We provide a Skip Hire Booking Service