Access to your property is a crucial element when delivering a skip or container to the place where it is needed. Therefore, when hiring a skip or container, you need to take the following into consideration.
1. Parked Vehicles
Parked vehicles may pose a serious problem when delivering or collecting skips and containers. For instance, near schools, it is necessary to consider the time of delivery to avoid issues with parked vehicles. If vehicles regularly park opposite your property, or if your street is not particularly wide, you will need to speak to your neighbours and block the space so that the delivery or collection can take place.
2. Height Restriction Barriers
If there are any height or width restrictions on the route to your property, please inform us at the time of ordering to avoid delays during delivery or collection.
3. Gate Access
If your property is accessible through a gate, please inform us and ensure access is available at the agreed-upon time.
4. Low Hanging Obstructions
Low hanging obstructions such as trees or cables can be dangerous, potentially causing damage to our vehicles or injuring our drivers and the public. They can also cause a loss of service. Please remember to inform us before any delivery or collection to your property if there are any low-hanging obstructions. Remember, the total height of the vehicle becomes much greater when delivering or collecting containers, as the loader must extend as it loads or unloads. Additionally, if there are trees, bushes, or other decorative elements such as hedges and dwarf trees on your property, please provide guidelines as to the exact location where the skip or container is required to avoid damage.
5. Driveways, Manholes, and Sewage Systems
If you share a driveway with a neighbour, please inform them well in advance about the upcoming delivery or collection to avoid any inconvenience. If you cannot locate the skip or container on your driveway or elsewhere on your property due to space constraints, you can place the skip on a public street in front of your house. However, this requires a permit. When a skip or container is delivered, please make sure the driver is advised of any manholes, entries into the sewage system, or access to meters to avoid blocking access.
Our vehicles, with a full skip, weigh up to 18t. If you think your driveway may not withstand such weight without damage, please consider placing the skip on the street (permits are required). Please read our Terms carefully; we do not bear responsibility for damages to your property where the correct information has not been provided.