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Mastering the Art of Skip Hire: Your Essential Guide to Preparing for Delivery and Collection

When it comes to skip hire, GB Skips is committed to ensuring a seamless experience for our customers. We strive to provide clear arrival times, secure necessary permits, and even send you an email notification when we’re on route. However, there are a few important steps you should take to ensure a smooth process. Here’s what you need to consider before your scheduled skip hire delivery:

Communicate your preferred collection time

During the booking process, whether online or over the phone, you’ll be asked to provide a date for your skip collection. If you opt for phone booking, inform our staff of your desired pickup time to secure it. While flexibility is possible, it’s best to notify us as early as possible to confirm the collection time.

Anticipate potential complications

Consider any upcoming events that might require access to your driveway. Will your project involve the use of heavy machinery that could be hindered by the presence of a skip? If the skip will be placed on your driveway, ensure you have an alternative parking arrangement to avoid the need to move the skip. Also, assess whether your neighbours’ parking might impede skip access. Identifying these potential issues beforehand will help prevent logistical challenges later on.

Account for possible delays

While our GB Skips drivers make every effort to deliver your skip on time, unforeseen circumstances can sometimes arise. From breakdowns and driver illness to changing road conditions, various factors may impact the scheduled delivery or collection time. Rest assured that GB Skips takes proactive measures to avoid issues, such as allowing extra time to account for traffic. Our drivers will keep you informed of any delays to ensure transparency throughout the process.

Assist our drivers

If you reside in a narrow lane or have concerns about potential access difficulties, please inform us during the booking process. This way, we can find a solution in advance and prevent any delays. Additionally, decide on the exact location for your skip and the direction from which waste will be generated. This information will allow us to position the skip optimally for your convenience.

Organise your paperwork

If your skip needs to be placed on a public road, you will require a permit from your local authority. Obtaining this permit can take up to a week or longer for approval, so it’s essential to plan ahead. Failure to secure the necessary permit may result in a delay or inability to deliver the skip when needed. GB Skips can assist with obtaining the permit on your behalf, easing your administrative burden. Simply reach out to us for guidance.

By following these steps and preparing in advance, you’ll be well-equipped to make the most of your skip hire, focusing on your project without any unnecessary hassles. GB Skips is committed to delivering exceptional service, and we look forward to assisting you with your waste management needs.

Should you have any specific instructions or concerns for our drivers, feel free to send us a message or call our dedicated helpline at 020 8501 0100. We’re here to address any queries and ensure a smooth skip hire experience.

Why choose GB Skips?

🌍 Environmentally friendly waste management solutions

🔬 Advanced recycling screening technology

♻️ Proper separation and recycling of all waste materials

📞 Excellent customer service and support

Take a step towards a greener future and make a positive impact on the environment. Contact GB Skips today and let us take care of your company’s waste, ensuring that it is recycled and repurposed in the most efficient way possible. Together, let’s create a cleaner and more sustainable world for future generations. Choose GB Skips and make a difference today!