Frequently Asked Skip Hire Questions

At Nelson, we want you to get the most out of your skip hire. Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you require more advice or have any queries please call us directly on 01264 357 627 and a member of our team will welcome the chance to help you.

Discounts for inert materials are possible on occasion. Please call us directly for more information.

Our 2, 4, 6, 8, 9,10, 12, 14, and 16 yard skips are all delivered by a full size 4 wheel 18 tonne skip truck. They are by design very manoeuvrable and the drivers are very competent. However they still have their restrictions and we ask that you please make sure that you have sufficient access to your property. The skip truck will need no less than 9ft in width and no less than 11ft in height to enable us to drop the skip safely. For our Roll-on Roll-off trucks please call us directly. A member of our team will welcome the chance to discuss your requirements with you as this type of truck requires a lot more space.

Skips can only be placed on the highway with a permit, correct signage and lights. If you cannot find a suitable privately owned off-road location, Nelson will arrange a skip permit for you, along with lighting on the skip to comply with regulations. Alternatively if you have limited space we offer a skip hire ‘wait and load’ service, enabling you to dispose of your waste on the same day or next day response time, without any delay or hassle.

Skips can be put on most domestic driveways with no problems. However certain types of driveways, for example block paved or tarmac drives can occasionally be marked either by the skip itself or the jack legs on the truck which are needed to steady the vehicle on collection of your skip. This can normally be avoided by positioning either scaffold planks or a sheet of substantial wood where the skip is to be dropped. The driver will always put blocks of wood under his jack legs to try to minimise any marking but occasionally it still can occur. We unfortunately cannot accept any responsibility for this once off the public highway but we will do all within our power to avoid it.

Our delivery times are Monday to Friday 07:00 to 16:30 and Saturdays 07:00 to 12:00. We have two times available for delivery and collection, including AM Job or PM Job. Please let us know if you require a dedicated time frame. We can usually offer a same day skip service but ideally we suggest you give us 24 hours notice to ensure your requirements can be met.

Skip hire is for 2 weeks only, with additional weeks available. If you are interested in an ongoing permanent contract then special longer term arrangements can be agreed. Please call us directly and a member of our team will welcome the chance to help you.

Payment including VAT is payable in advance online (we now accept Paypal) or via the telephone. Unfortunately, we do not accept cash payment on delivery.

When you choose Nelson you can be confident that we will dispose of your waste responsibly, meeting both your and our mutual Duty of Care.

We are very aware of the importance of disposing of your waste properly. This is because if your waste is not disposed of properly both the waste producer and the waste disposer risk receiving substantial fines and potential imprisonment. Always check the skip provider that you choose can show you a full audit trail of where your waste has been taken to its disposal point.

At Nelson your waste is transported to our own licensed facility at Homestead Farm, Andover. Here it is screened and the waste types are segregated for either recovery or recycling. We are able to regularly achieve recycling rates of 97.8%, sending a minimum to landfill. On occasion when waste has to go to landfill then we will take it to our own licensed landfill facilities.

Nelson Recycling Ltd carries a valid Waste Carrier Licence and we operate licensed waste facilities that are strictly monitored and controlled by the Environment Agency. We are very aware of the responsibility that both parties have when it comes to Duty of Care and the importance of disposing of waste properly.

If your waste is not disposed of in the appropriate manner both the waste producer and the waste disposer risk receiving substantial fines and potential imprisonment, as well as having a potentially negative impact on the environment. Always check that your skip provider can show you a full audit of where your waste has been taken to its disposal point.

We offer a choice of skip hire to meet the requirements of private individuals through to large construction and civil engineering contracts. We operate modern open and enclosed skip hire, ranging in size from 2 – 40 yards. Also roll-on-roll off skip hire as open containers with rear doors, ranging in size from 20 – 40 yards