Frequently Asked Questions

Please find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to call us and speak to a member of our specialist team.

Below is a selection of our most frequently asked questions for our waste management services.

The following items are not permitted in any skip or container:
  • Any type of battery
  • Any type of pressure vessel including aerosols, this includes gas bottles
  • Clinical waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Food waste
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Hazardous materials (including asbestos)
  • Liquids (including fuels, oils, paint and solvents)
  • Televisions and monitors
  • Tyres

We allow 1 mattress per skip. Additional charges will apply for any of these waste types above.

For householders, correct positioning of the skip is vital. A skip needs a 11ft-wide (3.4m) entrance and is up to 12ft long. Most driveways are suitable for skips, but thought should be given to the quality of the surface as lorries can be heavy.  You may also have exposed drain covers, low branches or a restricted access. We encourage you to provide us with as much information as possible when ordering your skip.  We can make alternative arrangements in the form of our grab hire service if a traditional skip is not possible due to your location.  Please give us a call if you are unsure.

If the skip will not be going on private property and is instead going on a public highway or council owned property, Collard Environmental will arrange a skip permit for you through your local council, along with lighting and cones on the skip to comply with regulations.

A skip needs to allow for a 11ft, or 3.3m, entrance and they can be up to 12ft long.  Most driveways are suitable for skips, but thought should be given to the quality of the surface as lorries can be heavy.  You may also have exposed drain covers, low branches or a restricted access. We encourage you to provide us with as much information as possible when ordering your skip so that we can brief the lorry driver before arrival.  We can arrange alternative arrangements in the form of our grab hire service if a traditional skip is not possible due to your location.  Please give us a call if you are unsure.

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