Frequently asked questions
Waltet aims to ensure that hiring a skip is a hassle-free experience and our knowledgeable team is on hand to provide you with advice. We’ve listed our customer’s most frequently asked questions to help explain how our skip hire service works.
How much does it cost to hire a skip?
The cost of skip hire is dependent on the size of skip you require, the type of waste you are disposing of and where it needs to be delivered to. Our cost includes delivery of the skip, an agreed hire period, collection of the skip and disposal of the waste.
How do I hire a skip from Waltet?
Our skips can be ordered and paid for online or by contacting our dedicated skip hire team by calling 023 8074 8826. We accept all major credit cards. The team can also help you choose the right skip size and discuss any special arrangements you may have.
When will my skip arrive?
If you order your skip by lunchtime we usually deliver it the next day, and we work hard to fulfil specific requests. Skips are delivered Monday-Friday between the hours of 7am-4.30pm and on Saturdays from 7am-12.30pm. There are no services during bank holidays.
Do I need to be there when my skip is delivered?
Our skips are paid for prior to delivery, so we don’t require you to be present for the skip to be delivered. Please provide us with any necessary information about access and where the skip needs to be placed.
How long will I have the skip for?
Our standard hire period is two weeks, although we can arrange a collection sooner if you wish. We can also extend your hire period and charge on a weekly basis.
Do I require a permit?
If the skip is going to be on a public highway or council owned property, Waltet arrange a skip permit for you through your local council and provide any necessary equipment, such as cones and lighting, to comply with regulations.
What can’t I put in my skip?
There are some items that are classified as hazardous or toxic – Waltet can arrange specialist disposal, please contact us for more information.
Please refrain from adding the following to your skip:
- Computer monitors
- Electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
- Fridges or freezers
- Fluorescent tubes
- Cooling Equipment
- Clinical waste, including syringes or needles
- Oil, petrol, diesel, grease or lead-based paint and their cans or containers
- Printing ink
- Pressurised containers, like gas bottles
- Liquid waste
- Creosote and the cans and containers
- Car engines or tyres
Waltet cannot accept clay or chalk, in any of our skips but we can arrange the disposal, please contact us for further information.
What happens to my waste?
Your skip waste is collected and taken to one of our licenced recycling facilities, located in Romsey and Alton. There it is screened and waste types are segregated for either recovery or recycling. Waltet has an exceptional record and recycles on average over 90% of waste in every skip, sending as little as possible to landfill.