Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is meant by Best Price Promise?
A: We always promise to give the best price possible on every job without compromising our service and will endeavour to beat any genuine like for like quote.
Q: Where can I have my skip dropped?
A: Skips can be dropped on a private property such as your drive or on the road outside your house. Skips can also be dropped at business, offices or factories. For contractors and builders, we also offer waste disposal services for customer locations.
Q: Do I need permission from the council to place a skip on the road?
A: Yes. you will need to obtain a permit from your local Council. They will charge a small fee for the skip to be placed on the road. We would be happy to arrange a skip permit for you. However, in some cases, you may have to apply for a permit yourself depending on the borough and its requirements.
Q: What is the average size of a skip?
A: Average skips range between 6 to 8 cubic yards. For big refurbishment work or for construction work we also supply roll on-off bins.
Q: What if I cannot get a skip license?
A: For skip permit problems, we offer a wait and load service, where the driver will wait while you load the skip. Please contact us for further information.
Q: Is there anything that I cannot put in a skip?
A: In accordance with environmental legislation, fridge freezers, asbestos and tyres are not permitted to be placed in a skip. However, if you do require a fridge or freezer collection, we will be happy to arrange a dedicated vehicle to dispose of these for you. Please check our Conditions of Hire
Q: Are there any skip loading requirements?
A: Skips must be level-loaded at all times to ensure safety and that rubbish remains contained whilst in transit. Please check our Conditions of Hire
Q: How long can I keep a skip?
A: The price is the same whether you have the skip for one day or seven days, until the skip is either full or you require a collection or an exchange. This can be extended at your request.
Q: How do I book a skip?
A: You can call us at 01262 672591 to arrange deliveries, collections and exchanges of skips.
Q: How much notice do I need to give?
A: 24 hour notice is usually required for deliveries, collections and exchanges. However, if you call us before 9:00 am, we can offer same day service for local areas. We can guarantee a next day service for either the morning or afternoon. For people who have a tight schedule, we will do our utmost to work around your requirements.
Q: What happens with my waste after it is taken away in a skip?
A: Skips are taken back to our fully licensed waste transfer station where we aim to recycle 100% of all waste to ensure that the minimum amount of rubbish goes to landfill.
Q: Will I have space?
A: If you can fit a car on your driveway then a skip should fit on there also. The average skip is about the size of a small car with no roof.
For soil and clay the biggest size would be an 8yard as the bigger sizes would not be able to cope with weight resulting in the vehicle potentially being over weight.
We cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused if our vehicle is directed off the public highway.
We do not accept fridges TVs monitors’ paints solvents liquids car/ commercial vehicle batteries, asbestos, car/ commercial tyres.
Q: How do I pay?
A: We accept all major credit cards with the exception of Amex. Payment is taken prior to delivery.
No Fires, No Asbestos, No Gas Bottles, No Fridges, No Freezers, No Over Loading, No Tyres, No Food Waste.
In these conditions 'The Company' shall mean A. Brunton and 'The Customer' shall mean any person, firm or Company to whom the Company supply goods or service.
2. QUOTATIONS AND ORDERS
All quotations remain valid for 30 days unless otherwise stated. No order for any work shall be a binding contract until accepted by the Company.
i) All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.
ii) The Company reserves the right to refuse to execute any order if the arrangements for payment are unsatisfactory to the Company.
4. PAYMENT AND INTEREST
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, payment shall be made 28 days after the date of the invoice and in default of such payment (without prejudice to any other remedy):
i) The Company may withhold further service to the Customer.
ii) The Company further reserve the right to charge and the Customer shall be deemed to have agreed to pay the interest on the amount overdue from the date of default to the date of payment at the rate of 14% per annum.
Skips on the public highway require a permit, this permit lasts for 14 days, it is the customer's responsibility to inform us if the permit needs renewing, failure to have a current permit will result in a fine from the council. During the hours of darkness skips must be guarded with lights and cones, it is the customer's responsibility to inform us if the cones or light goes missing or faulty.
Any skip placed on private land or off the highway at the request of the customer is the sole responsibility of the customer and the company will not be held responsible for any damage so caused.
i) No hazardous or toxic substance to be placed in skip.
ii) No container marked with a red 'X' (unless washed internally made completely safe, and prior notice given to the Company) to be placed in the skip.
i) The Customer shall be responsible for any damage caused by neglect, misuse or fire to any skip whilst in the Customer's possession.
ii) The Company shall maintain the ships in reasonable order.
ll skips are hired for a period of 7 days per skip unless prior arrangements have been made by the company.
8. LOADING OF SKIPS
i) The Customer shall be responsible for the safe loading of skips.
ii) The Skip/sides/back/front are not to be extended in any way (by use of doors).
NOTHING IN THESE CONDITIONS OF HIRE AFFECTS
THE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF THE CUSTOMER AS A CONSUMER
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