If you’ve never hired a skip before, we know you have a few questions that come to mind. By being helpful, we have answered many frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve never hired a skip before, we know you have a few questions that come to mind. By being helpful, we have answered many frequently asked questions and hope this will build confidence before getting in touch.


If you still require further information, please feel free to call us on 0208 807 2121.

Questions & Answers.

What areas will A&P Skips Ltd deliver skips to?

We cover all London N and NW postal codes and surrounding areas including the boroughs of Enfield, Barnet, Haringey, Hackney & Waltham Forest. If in doubt, please give us a call on 0208 807 2121.

How do I order a skip?

Please call us direct on 0208 807 2121 to arrange for the delivery, collection or exchange of a skip.

How do I pay for the skip?

You can pay by cash, debit or credit card. We can take your card details when you place your order or, should you prefer, you can pay the delivery vehicle driver by cash when the skip is delivered. We accept all of the major cards.


If you are a business user and are likely to require skips on a regular basis then why not apply for an account with A&P Skips Ltd?

What size of skip should I order?

We offer skips in a range of sizes to suit all requirements. In general though, we would advise that you think carefully about the size of the project you are undertaking and how much waste there will be that needs to be disposed of. It will always be cheaper to hire one large skip rather than end up having to hire two smaller ones.

What access will you need to deliver the skip?

Please ensure that our delivery vehicle is able to reach your location and that there is a clear space available for us to place the skip. As a rough guide, one car space is normally enough room but do please contact us if you are in any doubt and we will be happy to give you the approximate dimensions required for the size of skip you wish to order.

How much notice do you need?

In most cases 24 hours notice is required as we are dependant upon the licence being issued by the relevant council or local authority.

What is classed as hazardous waste?

Hazardous waste that cannot be put into any of our skips or containers without prior notification includes asbestos, tyres, fridges, freezers, batteries, televisions, computer monitors, gas cylinders and fluorescent lighting tubes. Please call us if you are in any doubt at all about any other materials.

What happens to the waste after it has been collected?

After collection, all skips are taken to A&P Skips Recycling transfer station for recycling. A&P Skips Ltd is committed to minimising the amount of waste that goes to landfill so anything that can be recovered will be processed for recycling.

How much notice do I need to give?

24 hour notice is usually required for deliveries, collections and exchanges. However, if you call us early, 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 best to work around your requirements.

Where can I have my skip dropped?

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.

How long can I keep a skip?

The price is the same whether you have the skip for one day or two weeks. From the time the skip is delivered and payment is collected, you can keep the skip for 7 to 14 days.

Are there any skip loading requirements?

Skips must be level-loaded at all times. This ensures safety whilst the rubbish remains contained in transit.

Is there anything that I cannot put in a skip?

In accordance with environmental legislation, fridge freezers, asbestos, and tyres are not permitted to be placed in or beside 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.


Plasterboard, carper, carpet tiles, wood/metal tiles, tarmac, and asphalt must be kept separate and is charged on a haulage and tonnage rate. Prices are available on request.

Do I need permission from the council to place a skip on the road?

Yes. we can organise this for you, or you can apply for it yourself from your local council. They charge a small fee for the permit.

Legalities & Location

Skips can’t be placed on roads without the appropriate permit acquired from a local authority. It is the law that a skip used on a public highway must be covered by a permit and also be highly visible with the use of lights. It must also be covered overnight and weekends if not in use.


We kindly request for you inform our team when booking a skip hire, of any potential access issue with place a skip on your premises or on the road, so we can advise you if a permit will be needed. Such limitations such as space into gateways, narrow lanes can avoid inconvenience if we are notified sooner.

Cost Effective & Environmentally Friendly Solution.

We are committed to recycling and ensuring we efficiently dispose of the waste we collect. Some items that are not recyclable are separated for waste regulations to be adhered to.


Please check and inform us when booking a skip hire so we can advise you if your waste is safe and is not classed as hazardous.

Do’s and Don’ts of Skip Hire

Skip hire is an effective way to clear waste and unwanted items, however there are requirements that must be followed for legalities to be met.


It is most important when loading your skip to make sure all rubbish is in line and do not exceed the markings on the skip. During transportation back to our recycling facility, this ensures no items are liable to fall off which could cause injury to pedestrians or damage to cars and private property.


It is against the law to carry a skip that is loaded over and above the load level line.

Contact Us

If you would like to know more information or have any queries you need help with, please feel open to get in touch to find out how we can be of service. We are here to help.