1. Hazardous and Special Waste cannot be accepted without prior agreement. This includes, but is not limited to: Asbestos – batteries – clinical waste – computer monitors – corrosive substances – creosote – faeces (animal or human) – fluorescent tubes – fridges – freezers – gas cylinders – Japanese knot weed – liquids – nappies – oily wastes – PC monitors – tarmac -televisions – tyres – tree roots (oversized).
  2. Asbestos can only be disposed of with prior notification and authority from the Environment Agency. Asbestos placed with general waste contaminates the entire load and will be rejected.
  3. Plasterboard must be bagged in strong rubble sacks/builders bags (not black bags) and kept separate from other waste. Maximum of 2 bags will be accepted as part of a mixed waste load at no extra charge providing the skip is still a level load.
  4. WEEE (waste electronic and electrical equipment) must be bagged and kept separate from other waste.
  5. The Hirer is responsible for all materials placed in the skip and retains ownership of the waste until paid for in full.
  6. LEVEL LOADS ONLY. Boards or other materials should not be used to increase the size of the container. Overloaded skips are dangerous loads and cannot be transported on the public highway under the Road Traffic Act 1988.
  7. It is illegal to burn waste. Strictly no fires in containers. The Hirer is responsible for any damage caused as a result of a fire and will be liable for the cost of a replacement skip. Fire weakens the steel and would, therefore, render the skip unsafe for future hire.
  8. Ash residue, incinerator bottom ash or any residue from burning waste is hazardous material and must be removed by a licenced hazardous waste carrier.
  9. Bucks Recycling will apply to the appropriate authority for permits to place a skip on the public highway. The provision and maintenance of warning signs and/or lights is by law the responsibility of the Hirer.
  10. Waiting time charges may be incurred if the driver is kept on site longer than 20 minutes to deliver or collect a skip.
  11. It is the Hirer’s responsibility to protect property from potential damage. Damage may still occur to driveways if the weight placed in the skip is greater than the foundations can bear, which is at the Hirer’s own risk. Bucks Recycling is not responsible for damage caused by the weight placed in a skip.
  12. Bucks Recycling accepts no responsibility for damage caused to property or services above or below the ground following a customer’s request to call our vehicle off the public highway on to their private property. It is the Hirer’s responsibility to protect low cables, manhole covers, flower- pots, overhanging trees and anything else in the path of the HGV called on site to deliver/collect a skip or roll on off.
  13. In the unlikely event that damage is caused by one of our drivers, please report this in writing within 48 hours of the incident. sales@bucksrecycling.co.uk
  14. The Hirer is responsible for damage or loss including theft incurred to skips on hire. This includes bending/breaking caused by lifting with plant, graffiti or damage caused through moving the skip.
  15. Skips must not be re-positioned after delivery as this can increase the risk of damage when removing the skip (If it is placed too close to a building or wall, for example).
  16. Customers are prohibited from assisting the driver whilst they are operating the lifting equipment.
  17. Skips should be available for collection within 21 days of delivery. All containers on site for more than 42 days without an exchange or collection booked will incur a rental charge of £5.00 per day.
  18. Cancelled orders will incur an administrative charge if a refund is made.
  19. Skips containing more than 50% of the following waste will be subject to a tonnage charge in addition to the normal skip hire price if in excess of 1 tonne: Astroturf/faux grass – Black bag waste – Carpets – Farm plastic – Felt Roofing/batons – Fire or Flood damage – Flooring/laminate/vinyl – Rubber (matting/tiles) – Textiles/clothing/cushions/curtains/blankets.