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COVID-19

Due to the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 we are continually reviewing and adopting the appropriate level to our operating plan.  As a business we will continue to keep the safety and welfare of our employees and customers at the forefront of our decisions.  We are constantly assessing our activities on a daily basis.  We are endeavouring to keep our service running with as little disruption as possible, however, we are receiving a large amount of calls at this time we would ask that all enquires relating to skip collections deliveries and or exchanges be directed via our email info@skiphire4london.co.uk.  We will be responding to these as quickly as we can.

If you require our waste transfer station it is currently necessary to call in advance and book so that we can manage the numbers of people in our site and maintain social distancing.   We can only accept payment via credit/ debit card or bank transfer.  Invoices will be signed by a staff member and electronicaly sent to you.

Please bear with us during these times.

 

Can I book my skip online?

Orders can be made and paid for online, however we need a minimum of 48 hours before delivery date to process this request. If you require a skip sooner call us on 0800 883 0426.

What is a wait and load service?

We offer a service where we will drop the skip and wait for up to 45 minutes while you load it. The skip will then be taken away. This is convenient for areas where a skip cannot be left for longer periods. Please call us to book the wait and load skip service. 

How much space is required for the skip delivery?

If the skip is going on your driveway, we need 3 meters width to accommodate our truck. Skips can be dropped over small hedges and walls, provided they are no higher than 60cm. If the skip is going on the road, we require 3 car lengths to manoeuvre the skip into place.

Where do you deliver to?

We cover Enfield, Barnet, Potters Bar, North London and Hertfordshire. Click on enter your postcode above for a more detailed list of the postcode areas we cover.

Can I book same day delivery?

Yes, you can arrange same day delivery by calling us on 0800 883 0426. If you book online, we need 48 hours notice.  

Do I need a permit for my skip?

A skip permit or licence is required when the skip is to be placed on the public highway or road, including some parking bays. 

Permits are obtained by Hurleys, on your behalf, from the local authority for your area as part of the booking process.  There is an additional cost which is added to the price of your skip hire. Please be aware that the local authority have the right to decline a permit and in some cases additional inspection fees are applicable.  We advise that you call our office should you require any more information.

Customers wanting to put a Skip on the road in Barnet/St. Albans in a parking bay will need to contact Parking Services to arrange a ‘Suspension of Parking Bay’ which the Customer needs to pay for themselves.  Hurleys do not organise Parking Bay Suspensions.  A copy of the ‘Parking Bay Suspension confirmation’ will need to be emailed to Hurleys prior to us applying for the General Skip Licence.

Skip Use

Will the skip damage my driveway?

Skips and our lorries are big and heavy.  Block paving and tarmac driveways can be susceptible to damage and we are unable to accept any responsibility for any damage caused.  We advise that you put down wooden boards to offer some protection. Remember if you are concerned about damage you can always apply for a permit and have the skip placed on the Public Highway.

How high can I fill the skip?

Legally, all waste needs to be contained within the sides of the skip for health and safety reasons. So, all skips must be level loaded. Our drivers are unable to collect overfilled skips.

What size skip should I get?

We have a range of skip sizes to suit your needs.  We have provided an estimate of how much waste each size skip can hold to help you decide.  Our skips sizes start from a mini skip which can hold approximately 20-25 rubbish bags, up to our maxi skip which can hold approximately 125-135 rubbish bags.

Still not sure what size you need? Have a look at the sizes or give us a call we are happy to help!

Do I need to have a driveway to hire a skip?

No! Your skip can be placed on the public highway outside your property in most cases. You will need a skip permit for this, which we can arrange for you. The cost for this will vary depending on your local authority. To check prices, visit the permit page.

What can’t I put in a skip?

There are several things that Hurleys do not allow in skips, such as asbestos, fluorescent tubes, paint tins, batteries, medical waste, gas cylinders, solvents, oil, petrol, diesel, food waste, explosives and wet concrete. If you need clarification please call 0800 883 0426.

What can I put in a skip?

You can dispose of garden, household and commercial waste like timber, bricks, hardcore, soil, muck, packaging, furniture, plastic etc. Some items are subject to a surcharge, please see details below. Please see our additional charges for more details.

Waste

Additional Charges

Certain items can be disposed of in our Skips and Waste Transfer Station but are subject to additional charges for example:

  • Mattress – £12 including VAT 
  • Tyres – £7.20 each including VAT
  • Fridge/freezer (under counter complete with compressor) – £30 including VAT
  • Fridge/freezer (under counter complete without compressor) – £42 including VAT 
  • Fridge/freezer (full height complete with compressor) – £42 including VAT
  • Fridge/freezer (full height complete without compressor) – £66 including VAT
  • American Fridge Freezers (complete with compressor) – £8 including VAT
  • American Fridge Freezers (complete without compressor) – £108 including VAT

Should you have any items to dispose of that you not sure Hurleys accept, please call 0800 883 0426.

How is my waste processed?

All the waste received and collected in our skips is returned to our licensed Waste Transfer Station. There it is sorted and separated (in line with environmental regulations and legislation) before being transferred on for further treatment and recycling. All waste is processed with the aim to reduce the use of landfill. 

Call us free on 0800 883 0426