If you’ve got a major home or garden project in mind, you may be thinking of hiring a skip to get rid of all the waste that it’s likely to generate. But before you ring up the first skip hire company you can find and get them to drop the biggest skip they have at your house, there are a few things you need to know.
If you’ve got one, then your driveway, or any other hard, flat surface that’s easily accessible for a large lorry to get to. Otherwise, it will have to go on the road outside your property.
If it’s going to be on your land, then no. If it’s going on the road or any other public highway, then yes. If you do need one, then you don’t need to worry, because we can organise it for you. It can take a few days for the council to process an application, however, so give us as much notice as possible.
Please note that these lists are not exhaustive – if you’re not sure, it’s always best to check first. We’ll always be happy to advise you what you can put into one of our skips.
The best place to start is, naturally, at the bottom – try to put heavier and flatter items here, along with materials that are likely to squash down as things get placed on top. If you can, break down large and awkwardly shaped items, such as bits of furniture, because if they go in whole, it might be difficult to fit other things around them. Leave any loose debris till last, as that will fill in what spaces there are between everything else.
The golden rule, however, is to make sure you don’t overfill your skip above the sides of the container. Be realistic when working out what size skip you’re likely to need – our natural tendency to economise means we’re likely to underestimate the amount of waste and order a smaller skip than we actually need.
When we collect your loaded skip, we take it to our recycling centre, and everything that can be recycled is separated out. That includes:
To comply with government targets, we aim for ‘zero to landfill’, not only to prevent filling the planet with our waste, but also to lower emissions and make use of existing materials as opposed to having to produce more. That means you can rest easy that we’ll do everything we can to ensure that everything you put into a Brown Recycling skip that can be recycled will be.
Whatever the size of your project, Brown Recycling can help. We can drop off and collect skips around Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire for both domestic and commercial customers. For more information, call our friendly team today.
You can ask us a question online using our contact form. Simply provide your name, email (purely for confirmation purposes) and the details of your enquiry, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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Excellent service on a recent Hazardous waste removal from one of our sites. Paddy and Stacey wasted no time in arranging for our waste to be removed in surprisingly quick turnaround. 10/10...1 week ago
Hired a skip to clear a huge pile of garden waste. Arrived on time, picked up bang on time, dead easy to book and pay. Courteous, helpful drivers. Job done! just as it should be, without drama. Highly...1 month ago
Very professional service and the customer service team are very helpful and knowledgeable. We have been working with browns and using their services for a number of years and cannot fault it. Very co...1 month ago
Terry was very efficient. We will use brown for skips again...2 months ago
Had problems with getting the skip into our drive but Browns persisted and 3 trucks later the 3rd driver got the job done. Incredible service from a very professional and competent company. Special me...2 months ago
Really efficient service, competitive price and they dropped off skip exactly where we asked them to. Easy to book a skip over the weekend using their online booking system. Very helpful when we nee...3 months ago
I ordered a skip at short notice and it arrived as requested. Having finished with it early Terry came and collected it very promptly which freed up the driveway. A Good service and reasonably priced....3 months ago
Brilliant service - I booked for the wrong date, but Browns were really helpful and changed the booking at the last minute....4 months ago
We chose Brown Recycling because out of the firms we rang the lady on the end of the phone knew exactly what we needed and was very helpful. ( Yes you can place a skip in a council paying car park) A...5 months ago
A big thanks to Phil, always helpful and polite when collecting cardboard, nothing too much trouble ....5 months ago
Christie has been great in providing us with a total review of our waste services on site. If you are looking at reviewing your waste service then I would highly recommend that you reach out to her as...6 months ago
really fast and a easy process. Thank you Christie...6 months ago
Christie has been most helpful and informative whilst booking a new service for plastic and general waste recycling. Would recommend :)...6 months ago
Christie was very helpful, she managed the whole process very efficiently and met our expectations. We now have the service and commercial offering we need for our business waste. We would recommend...9 months ago
Quick and really reliable service.... was a pleasure dealing with Christie!!!...9 months ago
Requested amendment to current waste collection. Very helpful and was able to answer all queries and adapt to our requirements. Definitely recommend...10 months ago
We had a visit today from Mark and Andy dropping off our new waste bin. I would just like to acknowledge their outstanding customer service. They disposed of the built up waste that we had gathered si...11 months ago
Full marks to Andy and Mark. Went above and beyond today and would highly recommend them to anybody looking to recycle large quantities of waste. Professional, efficient and very approachable...11 months ago
First time using Browns, they were clear, efficient and got the job done. Will continue to use their services....1 year ago
New to sorting a bin service for our new business. Christie and Brown Recyling has been great with helping us select the right type of bin required as well as not overspending for the sake of it. He...1 year ago
Super easy to set up a long term skip hire, Christie made things nice and clear and the prices were good too! everything was ready to go really quick, highly recommend Browns...1 year ago