Frequently Asked Questions

Please find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions regarding Skip Hire. This should help you understanding exactly what you need to know before hiring a skip.
  • Where can I place a skip?

    For householders, correct positioning of the skip is vital. A skip needs to allow for a 9ft wide entrance and a dropped kerb. Skips can be up to 12ft long. Most driveways are suitable for skips but thought should be taken to the quality of the surface; as lorries can be heavy. You may also have exposed drain covers, low branches, or a restricted access. We encourage you to provide us with as much information as possible when ordering your skip. We can arrange alternative arrangements in the form of our grab hire service if a traditional skip is not be possible due to your location. Please give us a call if you are unsure.
  • Do I need a skip permit?

    If the skip will not be going on private property and is instead going on a public highway, Easy Load will arrange a skip permit for you through your local council, along with lighting on the skip to comply with regulations.
  • How much access does a skip lorry need?

    A skip needs to allow for a 11ft or 3.3m entrance and they can be up to 12ft long. Most driveways are suitable for skips but thought should be taken to the quality of the surface as lorries can be heavy. You may also have exposed drain covers, low branches, or a restricted access. We encourage you to provide us with as much information as possible when ordering your skip so that we can brief the lorry driver before arrival. We can arrange alternative arrangements in the form of our grab hire service if a traditional skip is not be possible due to your location. Please give us a call if you are unsure.
  • What size skip should I get?

    Skips must not be overloaded. The contents in the skip must not exceed the fill level. This isn’t our own rule to get you to hire a bigger skip – it’s the law! The reason for this is that although we net every skip before moving, if the skip is overloaded items could still dislodge and cause injury to pedestrians or motorists. It may also be too heavy for the lorry to legally lift.
  • What can I put in a skip?

    Environmental legislation restricts these wastes within the skips: asbestos, computer monitors, televisions, aerosols, gas canisters, paint cans, fridges or freezers. Also, a fire must never be started in a skip. However, subject to notification we can dispose of these waste types for you. Please contact us for further information. Hazardous Materials we don't take.
  • When can you deliver the skip?

    Our delivery times are Monday to Friday 7am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 7am to 12.30pm. Please let us know if you require a dedicated time frame. We can usually offer a same day skip service, but would suggest you give us 24 hours notice to ensure your requirements can be met.
  • How can I pay for my skip hire?

    Payment is payable via the telephone or upon delivery. You can pay by Cash, Debit Card or Credit Card.
  • What happens to the waste once the skip has been taken away?

    The waste is transported to one of our licensed facilities where it is screened and the waste types are segregated for either recovery or recycling, we are able to continuously achieve recycling rates of over 90%, sending a minimum to landfill.
  • How do I know the waste will not be fly tipped?

    Easy Load carry a valid Waste Carrier Licence and operate licenced waste facilities that are strictly monitored and controlled by the Environment Agency.

Areas Covered

Please view the Areas Covered page which has a list of Postcodes we deliver to. If however the delivery address is outside these areas please call our office as we still may be able to deliver to your location.

Terms & Conditions

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If any of your questions are not answered above then please feel free to call and ask us - we are more than happy to help.

01322 555588

Our Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm (Skip Delivered 7am-4.30pm)
Sat: 7am-1pm (Skip Delivered 7am-12.30pm)
Sunday: Closed

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Lee's Yard
Rochester Way
Dartford
Kent DA1 3QU

T: 0800 0234 223

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