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FAQ

What areas do you service?

We currently service all of the below postcode areas, if you live outside of these areas but are interested in hiring a Tow a Skip, please contact us.

TA1, TA2, TA3, TA6, TA21, TA22, EX1, EX2, EX3, EX4, EX5, EX15, EX14, EX16, EX17, EX18 and EX36

What can I put in a skip?

Most general waste is acceptable, however some items cannot be accepted due to safety or weight reasons. For example, items that are toxic to either people or the environment are prohibited, such as poison, asbestos and industrial chemicals. Some heavy items such as concrete and bricks are acceptable, but only in limited quantities.
A complete list is below. Please contact us for further information.

Items we DO NOT accept

• Plasterboard
• Oil and chemicals
• Vehicle batteries
• Batteries – single use or rechargeable
• Paints and thinners
• Batteries – disposable or rechargeable
• Petrol, Diesel
• Medical waste
• Grease trap waste
• Contaminated soil
• Computers & accessories
• Other electronics
• Electrical appliances
• Electrical appliances – battery operated
• Mobile phones
• Computer equipment and accessories (desktop PCs, laptops, monitors, hard drives, keyboards etc…)
• Home office equipment (printers, scanners, photocopiers, fax machines etc…)
• Electronic games and toys
• Entertainment equipment (televisions, stereos, DVD players, hi-fi equipment, speakers etc…)
Please note – Most Councils have an e-waste drop off, please call your local council for more information regarding e-waste.
Items Expressly Prohibited
• Asbestos
• Poisons
• Radioactive materials (smoke alarms, etc.)

Items accepted in limited quantities (one wheelbarrow per skip)
• Concrete & Bricks
• Dirt, Rocks & Rubble
• Soil & Sand
• Roof tiles
• Bathroom tiles (with concrete backing)

Do I need a permit if the mobile skip is left on the road?

No! Unlike conventional skips, ours don’t require permits in order for them to be left on the road, saving you hundreds of pounds depending on your local council!

How long can I keep the skip?

Standard hire is two days. Extra days can be added at an extra charge if the skip is still available for hire.

What happens to the rubbish?

It is recycled. We are a zero to landfill company.

How do I book a Tow a Skip Trailer Skip?

Book online or call us on 0333 220 2445

Will it damage my driveway?

No. Our skips are on standard road tyres. They are kind to driveways and even grass areas.

When conventional skips are taken away, the lorry will need the use of its stabilisers, these are metal legs which exert significant pressure on the ground and can dent soft tarmac or even break paving stones.

Conventional skips can also scuff the ground when being lifted or get dragged across the surface. This can do a lot of damage to driveways or road surfaces.

What if I have restricted access?

Tow a Skip units can also be moved into position even after they have been delivered.

Because our skips are trailer mounted, any car with a tow bar can move the skip to a more suitable place.

Conventional skips are completely static; they cannot be moved by a customer once delivered.

This is a problem if you cannot be present to tell the delivery driver exactly where you want your skip located when your skip is delivered. Without proper supervision the skip could block access to your driveway/footpath/parking or worse, a neighbours.

A conventional skip is also not suitable if you have any time related parking restrictions on your street and your skip violates day time parking regulations.

Not only can our skips be wheeled easily into position (or out of a neighbours way!) you could even share a skip with a friend. Just please let us know where you have parked it!

Tow a Skip skips can deal with:

Tow a Skip Conventional Skip
Narrow roadway Yes No
Poor lighting or visibility in area Yes No
Overhead cables Yes No
Low branches Yes No
Access under low bridge Yes No
Uneven ground or steep slope Yes No
Near manhole or open drain Yes No
Obstructions to move around Yes No
Near traffic or parked cars Yes No
Near pedestrian crossing Yes No
Near emergency exit Yes No
Reverse access required Yes No

Tow a Skip skips are also easily moved into position after they have been delivered.

A common fault with conventional skips is that they are completely static; they cannot be moved by a customer once delivered.

This is a problem if you cannot be present to tell the delivery driver exactly where you want your skip located when your skip is delivered. Without proper supervision the skip could block access to your driveway/footpath/parking or worse a neighbours.

A conventional skip is also not suitable if you have any time related parking restrictions on your street and your skip violates day time parking regulations.

Not only can our skips be wheeled easily into position (or out of a neighbours way!) but if you have a suitable vehicle with a tow bar you can even share a skip with a friend. Just please let us know where you have parked it!