• The customer shall direct the driver where to deposit the container. The driver is, for this purpose, the agent of the customer.
  • Customers need to ensure we have clear access for delivery exchange and collection. This includes ensuring parked cars do not block access. Building materials should not be placed in front of or within 1-2 metres of the skip so the operator has clear access to secure the skip to loading chains for lifting.
  • Scaffolding should not be erected close to the skip after it has been placed, as we cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by the removal of the skip.
  • Once our vehicle is en route to your location, if we cannot deliver, exchange or collect your skip for the above reasons, a cancellation charge is payable £120 plus vat. This covers the cost of a wasted journey to the site.
  • The customer undertakes that they have lawfully obtained every necessary authority of license from the local authority, which may be required in connection with the use of the container supplied under this contract.
  • If the customer requires the vehicle to leave the public highway to deliver/collect the container or aggregate, they shall (by doing so) fully indemnify us in respect of any loss, cost, or claim. Damages or expenses resulting in injury, loss, damage to property or the vehicle itself. This applies to the property of the customer or any third parties. The customer is responsible for any damage to footpaths, drains, water and electrical supplies when the customer instructs our vehicle to leave the road to deliver/collect container or aggregate.
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  • The customer shall be fully responsible for the container whilst the said container is on hire. The customer shall be responsible for the cost of any damage to the container (except for fair wear and tear) or any claim resulting from injury to a person resulting from the use of the container.
  • The customer shall provide adequate warning lights on the container if the same is left on the public highway or wherever else is likely to cause damage to property or injury to third parties during the hours of darkness. They shall also ensure the safe loading of the material into the container. Rubbish must not be burnt in or near the container, and the container should not be loaded above the sides.
  • The customer is responsible for ensuring the container is appropriately and safely loaded. If the driver considers the container to be overloaded or loaded in such a way as to be a hazard, the driver will either unload the excess items or leave the container for the customers’ attention.
  • Customer must call us to off hire the skip before the hire period has ended.
  • We may leave skip on site if the customer has yet to call to off-hire and will be without charge.
  • However, should we decide to collect skip after 14 days, we will do so without notice if the customer has yet to call to pay to extend their hire period.
  • The skip will be collected whether it is full or not.
  • It is the customers’ choice if they want to keep the skip longer to pay for extra rental charges or take off hire.
  • The Maximum period of hire is two weeks.
  • No Asbestos, engine oil, liquids or chemicals, televisions or computer monitors.
  • No household food waste is to be loaded in the skip.
  • Do not pour paint into the skip.
  • Do not move the skip once in position.
  • Fire damage is chargeable.
  • Maximum load level with the top of the skip.

Please Note!

Maximum legal weight – 8 tons per skip.

Heavy building waste, soil, clay and concrete are unsuitable for 10- and 12-yard skips. These waste types require a skip size no larger than 8 yards.

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Fire Extinguisher

Fridge / Freezer

Gas Bottle / Cylinder




*These items must be inside the skip and comply with the safe maximum loading guideline*


Read our FAQs for expert skip hire advice from Simpson Skip Hire Ltd in Essex and East London. We take pride in delivering a high-quality service designed around your needs.


Simpson Skip Hire Ltd opening hours:

Weekdays 7 am – 7 pm
Saturdays 7 am – 1 pm
Sundays Closed

Areas that we cover:

Our service covers all of East London and much of Essex, including Romford, Barking, Hornchurch, Dagenham, Ilford and the surrounding areas, check out our near me page for a more comprehensive list of locations we serve. We can reach most of Romford, Ilford and East London on the same day, so just give us a call or book your skip securely via our online booking platform.

Here we have a list of the most common questions we are asked when hiring a skip. If your question is not answered here, do feel free to call us for advice or guidance.

What Size Skip Do I Need?

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A 6-yard skip is suitable for most general household jobs, so this is the standard size we recommend for residential customers. For particularly heavy loads, we would recommend an 8-yard skip, which is ideal for soils, bricks and rubble. It’s the largest skip permitted on public highways.

What Price Should I Expect?

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We calculate prices based on the size or volume of the skip you choose, and on the type of waste, you propose to fill it with. One additional cost that may be incurred is a permit that is required to place a skip on a public road.

Do You Take Cards For Payment?

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Absolutely, but it doesn’t stop there, we have an online skip booking system for your convenience which means we can take payments securely. So yes, we can accept debit or credit cards, as well as cash on delivery of your skip when booked over the phone. If required, we’ll also arrange for a bank transfer.

How Long Can I Rent A Skip For?

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You are free to decide in advance how long you need it, but our standard hire terms are up to 14 days per skip. We are however very flexible and if you would like your skip to be collected early or to extend your hire we can arrange this for you.

What Happens To The Waste?

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We’re proud to say that 100% of your waste is likely to be recycled. Many building and construction materials are prepared for reuse, meaning there’s very little that we collect that ends up in landfills.

What Should I Not Do With My Skip?

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Never move the skip once placed by the driver. Do not burn waste in or near the skip. Don’t overload. The skip must be filled at the maximum level at the top of the skip. Also, do not pour paint or leave paint in tins or any liquids into a skip. These will leak from drain holes, possibly onto your driveway, our truck, and vehicles following the truck. Asbestos is strictly prohibited. Any roof sheeting material, even concrete based products, must have a test certificate and be bagged separately. If it looks like asbestos, we will treat it as such until proved otherwise and refuse collection or return load as contaminated. Absolutely no exceptions to this rule.

What Sort Of Waste Can I Put In My Simpson's Skip?

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We take most waste and recycle as much as we can. However, we cannot take hazardous waste, which includes: asbestos, paints and solvents, oils, tyres, gas bottles, fridges, freezers, TVs or monitors, air conditioning units, fluorescent tubes or light bulbs, gas bottles, medical waste, vehicle batteries and toxic waste.

How Do I Arrange A Skip Permit For My Road?

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As part of our skip hire service, we will arrange your skip permit for you.