For same day skip hire call us on 0191 2622 453

FAQ'S

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO HIRE A SKIP?

The price will depend on the size of skip you require and your postcode area. To get a price fast call 0191 2622 453

WILL I NEED A PERMIT FOR MY SKIP?

You will only need a skip permit if the skip will be situated on a public highway and we will arrange it for you. If it is on private property you won’t need one. Click here for further information on permits

WILL I NEED LIGHTS ON MY SKIP?

If your skip is to be placed on a public highway (which includes pavements, roads and verges) it is a legal requirement that the skip is illuminated over night for safety. We can provide special, hard wearing, self illuminating lights at a flat rate of £24 for the duration of your skip hire. Click here for further information on lights

HOW MUCH WILL THE SKIP WEIGH WHEN I FILL IT SO I CAN FIND A SUITABLE PLACE TO PUT IT?

4yd to 16yd skips can weigh a maximum of 8 tonne; 20yd and 40yd can weigh a maximum of 15 tonne. Read more about our skip size & specifications

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SIZE/TYPE OF SKIP I WILL NEED?

Our trained operatives will talk to you about your specific requirements and they will be able to determine the type of skip you need. Call 0191 2622 453 for more information.

WHAT KIND OF WASTE CAN I PUT IN A SKIP?

All kinds of general waste can be put in a skip. You cannot put in food waste, electrical items or hazardous waste such as asbestos, chemicals, oils or fridges, but please call us on 0191 2622 453 if you are unsure and need some advice.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A SKIP DELIVERED TO ME?

We can deliver a skip to you on the day of ordering if necessary and if ordered before 12 noon. If your order requires a skip permit then this may take longer and same day delivery will not apply.   

WHEN WILL THE SKIP BE COLLECTED?

We will automatically come and collect the skip after 7 working days, if an extension is required a £15.00 Fee is applicable, please call us to arrange this on 0191 2622 453

HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE SKIP?

The skip hire lasts for 7 days but you can keep it for longer at a charge of £15 per week. Just call us on 0191 2622 453 to extend your hire period.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

You can cancel your skip hire at any time without charge. We do request you call our customer service team on 0191 2622 453 at least 24 hours before delivery is due to begin. You will receive a complete refund unless works have commenced in which case the full fee paid will be retained. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

DO YOU USE ANY THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS?

On occasion, there may be times where our skips are unavailable. In these instances we may use a preferred third party partner. All of our partners have been fully audited to ensure that they are compliant and have the same credentials as Biffa to ensure peace of mind that you’ll be receiving the highest standard. 

DOES ALL MY WASTE GO TO LANDFILL?

O'Brien Skip Hire has access to Biffa’s full range of recycling and recovery facilities to process as much material as possible for recycling, including Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Wherever possible, rubbish is diverted from landfill either via recycling facilities or waste to energy alternatives.

CAN I BOOK MULTIPLE SKIPS?

Currently, you can only book one service per online transaction, but we are working towards adding this feature. To book multiple services online, you would need to make separate bookings for each service. For businesses who require regular skip hire, please contact our helpful team directly on 0191 2622 453 for you best solution.

To discuss your commercial skip hire requirements please call 0191 2622 453