Just paid £130 for a builders skip.
9 out of 10 companies I contacted charged £130; one £150.
Seems expensive way of getting rid of a load of rubble, which will
probably get sold on as hardcore.
Was I done?
Any 'skip' know-how out there?
The rate reflects the cost of disposing of it at a licensed disposal site.
To do other wise is illegal. When the skip is collected you should insist
on a waste transfer note. If you don't report the company to the Environment
Farnborough allow only a car boot full, and in the case of an estate
car, the seats must not be folded down nor the hardcore piled up
above the bottom of the rear windscreen. You can make multiple
visits providing it's not so often you become particularly
noticable. At least, this is what they told me 2 years ago when I
I had a large pile of rubble (mostly broken thermal blocks).
When a building was demolished up the road, I slipped the
demolition gang a fiver, and wheeled it all up the road in
lots of wheelbarrow loads, and dumped it on all their rubble.
I just paid £120 in Reading for a 6 yard on street. It had to be a cash deal
as I needed it at very short notice (i.e. 20 minutes) on a Saturday on road
and they couldn't get a licence on the weekend. It was there less than 24
hours. Unlike the normal case, it was half empty by the morning. It had a
lot of good quality (but atrocious taste) furniture in it, including 3 huge
wardrobe doors with large sheets of Walnut veneer, which several neighbours
were turning covetous eyes to.
Still, at least the estate agent paid for it out of the previous owner's
deposit after the house clearers took all the light resalable stuff and left
the bulky and nasty bits. We had to cut the sofa up to get it out of the
house. It had obviously entered through the (previously) sash windows which
had been replaced by 'orrible uPVC casements.
On 10 Jul 2003 10:34:42 -0700, matthew firstname.lastname@example.org (Matthew
in Worcester) wrote:
Not that I know of; like others have said its down to the cost of
getting rid of the waste you put in the skip; I used to work with a
qualified landfill expert and he gave me the low-down on getting rid
of waste....basically it costs money. Up here in the frozen north it
still costs over £100 for a builders skip....
depending how muych crap you want to get rid off, Wickes are selling 'a bag
that thinks it is a skip' for 6 quid. When full they will collect it for a
No idea how much it holds though as I only glanced at it, but 40 quid seem
reasonable for getting rid of some crap
You're blooming lucky. I got told: 25 quid for the license and 25 quid for
the lights. I think the skip itself was about 65 quid if I could keep it off
road, but I can't. I gave up at that point and kept the stuff in my garage
and drove it to the dump in 10 trips.
what the government tells them to charge:
14.00 GBP per tonne.
But if it's all bricks/cement it's only 2 quid a tonne. But no-one's going to
saparate it and if the skip company ran an honesty system it's a certainty
someone would abuse it
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