Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I put anything in a skip?
- What can I not put in my skip?
- Does the portable toilet need to be connected to the mains?
- Can I put a portable toilet inside?
- Can I put a skip on the road?
- How long can I keep a skip for?
- What if I am not available to be on site to give the keys to the driver?
- Does it matter if the container is not completely empty when it is collected?
- What happens if my product gets damaged during my hire period?
- What do I need to do for the collection of fencing?
- How will fencing be offloaded?
- If there’s fuel in the equipment, is that in with the total price?
- What fuel does my equipment need (plant, generators etc)?
- Can you give me an exact date and time for delivery?
- Can I move my toilet?
- Will my toilet be serviced?
- What are the consequences of over loading a skip?
- Will you collect as soon as I’ve off-hired?
Can I put anything in a skip?
The skip must only be filled with what’s purchased. I.e. Mixed waste, metal etc.Back to Index
What can I not put in my skip?
|Hazardous or Harmful materials|
|Pain and paint tins (unless empty)|
|Gas cylinders/ Aerosols|
|Electrical equipment (WEEE)|
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Does the portable toilet need to be connected to the mains?
No, the toilets are self-contained, so no mains connection is needed.Back to Index
Can I put a portable toilet inside?
The portable toilets can’t go inside for health and safety reasons. The toilets are approx. 7.5 feet tall and 4ft wide.Back to Index
Can I put a skip on the road?
You can with a permit from the council, but this is something we can arrange for you.Back to Index
How long can I keep a skip for?
You can keep the skip for approx. 3-4 weeks unless your skip is on the road with a permit. If you have a permit the length of time you can keep the skip will depend on the councils requirements.Back to Index
What if I am not available to be on site to give the keys to the driver?
Keys should be kept in a safe place for the driver to collect, failure to do so may result in failed delivery charges being incurred.Back to Index
Does it matter if the container is not completely empty when it is collected?
We are unable to collect any container that is not completely empty. Failed delivery charges may be incurred if this is the case.Back to Index
What happens if my product gets damaged during my hire period?
You are liable for any damages that occur during your hire. If any damages do occur, let us know as soon as possible so we can inform our depot.Back to Index
What do I need to do for the collection of fencing?
Fencing must be dismantled and stacked the same way it was in delivery. They must also be returned to where they were delivered in the same condition they came in, i.e. if they are bounded on delivery, they must be for collection.Back to Index
How will fencing be offloaded?
Offload needs to be available on site, either mechanical or manual.Back to Index
If there’s fuel in the equipment, is that in with the total price?
All fuel is charged on a sale or return basis. You can either return the equipment with the same amount of fuel as delivered, or purchase the fuel used.Back to Index
What fuel does my equipment need (plant, generators etc)?
This will depend on the machine, although it is commonly red diesel or petrol, ask your account manager for a confirmation to prevent damages.Back to Index
Can you give me an exact date and time for delivery?
We can only give a rough ETA for delivery on the day it will be delivered. If we are unable to deliver due to a lack of access, an additional charge may be incurred.Back to Index
Can I move my toilet?
You can move the toilet as long as it’s still within 10 metres of where it was delivered and can be accessed by a servicing van. If you decide to move it over a wall, it must be back where it was delivered in time for collection and you are liable for any damages that occur during moving.Back to Index
Will my toilet be serviced?
Yes, your toilet will be serviced once a week, with the day of service subject to change. The toilet must be no more than 10m away from where the servicing vehicle can park.Back to Index
What are the consequences of over loading a skip?
Every skip should be filled to the maximum fill level, failure to do so will result in wasted journey and additional hire charges.Back to Index
Will you collect as soon as I’ve off-hired?
It can take up to 7 days for collection, sometimes a little longer due to demand, so make sure you let us know within plenty of time for your PAL Hire experience to run as smooth as possible.Back to Index