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Skip Hire Berkhamsted

Hiring a skip in Berkhamsted is simple if you know what you're doing. So here are some things you have to know about skip hire:

Hiring a skip in Berkhamsted You can:

  • Look in a local business directory or on the web for 'skip hire'.
  • Search on your local council's website - since many councils provide a list of waste contractors within their place. 
  • Have a look at skips on drives and roads near you. By law, the operators must put their name and contact details in the skip. Choose some or each and every one of these operators - and give them a call. 
  • Contact Waste King 

Avoid errors 

  • Check with the Environment Agency that the operator is properly qualified and licensed to take waste.
  • Ask the operator for its waste carrier license number. 
  • See the Environment Agency's website and assess if this amount relates to a legal license. 

Skip size 

Skips come in a lot of sizes - and adhere to the 'imperial' measures of cubic yards. A cubic yard is actually a space measuring one yard (three feet or 0.92 metres) by one yard by one yard. This equates - nearly - to two standard washing machines or dishwashers, or to one erect fridge freezer. 

Both these sizes of skip are known - confusingly - as 'builders' skips'. Please note that lots of councils don't allow skips using a capacity larger than eight cubic yards to be set on a public highway. 

The optimum size of skip for your need is the one which enables you to use all of its own space to include all of the waste you should dispose of. In the event you can't fill the skip with waste, you're paying money to only move air.

Loading the skip 

In case you can't load the skip yourself - or get some of your friends and family to do it for you - you probably should take a look at options for getting cleared of your waste materials. You can contact Waste King, the labour is provided both by a specialist waste clearance company, which to load the waste materials and the vehicle with which to remove it. 


Skip lorries tend to be between eight and half feet and nine and half feet wide. They tend to weigh at least 7.5 tonnes. If Not, the skip must be set on the road adjacent to your own property - and that means you'll want a skip permit. In addition, if the skip is being set in a controlled parking zone - such as in a residents' parking area, pay & display parking bay or even where there's a single yellow line painted close to the kerb - you'll have to obtain a parking suspension.

Both the parking suspension along with the permit not only cost money but will take a few days to organize.

How long can I keep a skip?

Operators will want to roll up the (total) skip in a week - or in a couple of weeks at the most. You must agree and discuss this with the skip hire business - if you really need the skip to be removed sooner - or later. In case the skip's being set on the road, you should take account of the conditions of your own skip permit and any parking suspension that really needs to be in place. These two things cost money. So the longer that the skip's there, the more money it costs you.

What can I place in a skip located in Berkhamsted?

  • More or less anything except:
  • Plasterboard 
  • Paint and cans of paint 
  • Fluorescent tubes 
  • Liquids 
  • Oil, petrol or diesel 
  • Electrical appliances and equipment, including televisions and computer screens; refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioning units 
  • Batteries 
  • Gas canisters and gas bottles 
  • Asbestos 
  • Tyres 
  • Hazardous and noxious substances 
  • Clinical or medical waste, including syringes 

In addition, the skip should be 'level filled' - that is, the waste ought to be level with but not above the edges of the skip. In the event the waste is above these edges, the operator can - legitimately - bill you extra money for the hire of the skip or request you to truly remove the waste before the skip can be removed.

What happens to the things in the dumpster? 

Waste King is pledged to recycle at least 90 per cent of each load of waste. This reduces the environmental impact of the waste - and enables Waste King to supply price reductions to its customers. 

What's the cost of Berkhamsted based Skip Hire?

As a rough guide, an ordinary price for an eight yard contractor's skip is presently around GBP220, plus the cost of any parking bay suspension and skip permit.

Is there an alternative to a skip in Berkhamsted?

Yes. A specialist waste clearance, collections and recycling firm - such as Waste King - may save you time, energy, effort and money. Moreover, Waste King's staff will
segregate the waste to ensure that the maximum amount is recycled and the minimum quantity waste goes to landfill - therefore helping the environment too.

Waste King will:
Save you money because it only charges for the amount of waste removed (not by the skip load)
Take away a wider variety of waste materials than are permitted to be set into a skip
Manage to clear waste materials from just about any part of your property - so, unlike skips, there are never any 'access problems'
And, since no skip is left suddenly, your neighbours can't offload their waste materials when no one's looking - so you merely pay for your own waste to be removed.

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