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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQs page. This useful resource answers the most common questions we get asked on a regular basis, ranging from our available products to what happens to your waste. If you have any other questions not covered on this page, simply get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.

What size skip do I need?

The size of skip you need will depend on the size of your project, and how much waste your expect to produce. Remember, it’s always better to overestimate on skip size to avoid paying for two skips. Here at Woodford Recycling, we provide a range of skips that are perfect for both domestic and commercial clients. Sizes range from small 6 yard skips to large 16 yards. To find out more, take a look at our skip size guide.

What can I put in my skip?

Skips can be used for a wide range of waste streams including, construction material, green waste, inert waste, hardcore/rubble, paper, cardboard, furniture, plastics, woods, metal. If you’re still not sure, simply contact our friendly team and we will advise you further. Be aware there are a number of things that cannot go in the skip so be sure it familiarise yourself with these before you fill the skip.

Do I need a skip permit?

You do not require a skip permit if the skip will be positioned on your own premises. If the skip needs to be positioned anywhere other than your premises, such as a public road, you will require a skip permit from the council. Woodford Recycling will take care of the skip permit on your behalf and make the necessary arrangements as part of our skip hire services.

Can I book online?

Our online booking option is available outside of working hours. If you’re booking our services during working hours, please call us instead.

Can I put liquid waste in my skip?

No, liquid waste cannot be put into a skip. Instead the team at Woodford Recycling can offer specialist liquid waste disposal to ensure any liquid waste is disposed of safely and in accordance with any guidelines.

What else can’t I put into my skip?

Generally speaking, the following types of materials cannot be placed into a skip: WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), chemicals, solvents, hazardous materials (e.g. asbestos), batteries, clinical waste, fluorescent tube bulbs, tyres, oils, compressed gas.

Luckily the team at Woodford Recycling offer specialist hazardous waste disposal and asbestos disposal, making sure these items are disposed of safely and in accordance to law. making sure to dispose of these items safely and in accordance to law. If you’re unsure whether your waste can enter a skip, please get in touch with our specialists who will be happy to give you some more advice.

Can I get a free quote before committing?

Yes, of course! We’re happy to offer quotations and useful advice to all potential customers to help you make a decision that’s right for you.

How quickly will you deliver my skip?

We’re proud to offer same and next day delivery of our skips if required, ensuring you receive a responsive and convenient service.

How high can I fill a skip?

All skips must be level loaded only, this is so that they are safe to transport on the road. If you are not sure then please ask the delivery driver. Overfilling the skip may result in us being unable to collect the skip from you. We urge our customers to be realistic when initially selecting a skip size, and this should hopefully avoid the problem of overfilling.

How much of my waste will be recycled?

Woodford Recycling has been un-reliant on landfill sites for several years now so you can be assured that 100% of the waste we take away from you will be recycled.


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