Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

A1 SKIPBAGS

Q.
How long can I keep my skip bag?
A.

As long as you like. We’re pretty flexible about collection dates and times – you can tell us when you order the bag or when you’ve filled it.

Q.
How do I fill my skip bag properly?
A.

Make a plan and you’ll get the most out of, or in to, your A1 Skipbag. Load all the flat items first (plywood, table tops, etc.) then load all the bulky and heavy items. Make sure to tightly pack your rubbish also to minimise the airspace and break up any furniture etc that will make packing awkward.

Q.
What can I NOT put in it?
A.

You can’t use a skip bag to dispose of sharps, medical, chemical or toxic waste (including paints, solvents, etc), asbestos, chemicals, oils, tyres, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, batteries, fridges, fridge-freezers, food waste, liquids, sludge or animal remains.

Q.
How much notice do I need to give for a collection?
A.

We usually collect within 24 hours.

A1 METAL SKIPS

Q.
How long can I keep my skip?
A.

The price of a metal skip normally covers hire for up to two weeks, price depending. We’re pretty flexible about collection dates and times – you can tell us how long you want it for when you order the skip or just call when you’ve filled it.

Q.
How do I fill my skip properly?
A.

Make a plan and you’ll get the most out of, or in to, your A1 Metal Skip. Load all the flat items first (plywood, table tops, etc.) then load all the bulky and heavy items. Make sure to tightly pack your rubbish also to minimise the airspace and break up any furniture etc that will make packing awkward.

Q.
What can I NOT put in it?
A.

You can’t use a skip to dispose of sharps, medical, chemical or toxic waste (including paints, solvents, etc), asbestos, chemicals, oils, tyres, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, batteries, fridges, fridge-freezers, food waste, liquids, sludge or animal remains.

Q.
How much notice do I need to give for a collection?
A.

We usually collect within 48 hours.