First of all you need to determine what waste you have to get rid of. Be realistic in the amount - due to good Health & Safety practice by Birmingham South Skip Hire we are not able to collect skips if the waste is loaded higher than the sides of the skip. Overloaded skips are dangerous and cannot be legally transported. The Skip sizes section on our website will give you an idea of what's best for you. If you need advice please call our sales team on 0121 244 4941 who will be more than happy to help.
Do you have soil or bricks to remove?
Why not use a Drop Door Builders' skip? They are ideal as wheelbarrows can be wheeled into the skip.
Where is the Skip going to be placed?
You need to think about access to your premises. For example, we would need to know the width between gateposts etc - our largest skip vehicle needs at least 10 feet width. Look for overhead cables and manhole covers. Driveways that are block paved or tarmac may be a problem when the skip vehicle is lifting the skip after you have filled it. Always check this when ordering - maybe a board to place under the skip can help.
For skips that need to be placed on the road, footpath or grass verge, we have a legal requirement to apply for a permit with the local council. This normally takes 24hrs and there is a charge, depending on which council you come under. Check with the office when ordering.
If you have any special requirements, please let us know when you order your skip. For example, if you have a skip that cannot be left overnight, please tell us when you order so that we can plan ahead for this.
Call our dedicated team who'll be pleased to help with any skip hire related questions you may have.