Terms & Conditions

Customer Terms and Conditions for Skip for Hire:

The following terms and conditions apply to all users of the http://www.skipforhire.co.uk website and to all purchases of services from Skip for Hire Limited of 13 Vansittart Estate, Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom, SL4 1SE with registered number 11922297 trading (where we use the expression we, us or our it means Skip For Hire Limited. Expressions such as you or your means the customer who uses our web site and or places an order on the website. You must be over 18 to order goods and or services from this website if you are under 18 we are not obliged to fulfil your order.

The Way We Operate: Skip for Hire has the ability to work nationally with the aim of connecting local rated and licensed waste carriers directly with customers at the click of a button. Our primary point of connection is this website and by viewing and using the website please make sure you understand the terms upon which your service will be delivered to you as you will be deemed to agree to these terms of use without qualification. If you do not agree with our terms then please do not place an order.

We are not licensed carriers of waste we act as an agent for the waste carrier and removal service companies who are licensed carriers of waste. Once we receive your requirement via the website this will be automatically sent to our approved list of suppliers in your area who will then quote for the work directly to you. As an agent Skip For Hire is not responsible for the quality of services provided to you and any dispute regarding those services is between you and Supplier. However, if you are in anyway dissatisfied with the waste disposal service of your chosen supplier please let us know as the quality of the suppliers on our approved supplier list is important to us.

Depending on the number of suppliers that have signed up with us you might receive one or more offers from those suppliers to carry out your waste disposal service. You then select which of our listed suppliers you want to carry out your waste disposal work.

Once you accept a quotation from one of our suppliers via the website you will be committing to enter into a contract for disposal of waste services with the supplier that you have selected. Once your order has been confirmed (your will receive an order acknowledgement via the web site) you will be bound to accept for and pay for the services that you have requested.

You can cancel your order or you can vary it BUT YOU MUST send to the supplier advanced notice of your cancellation or change within 3 days of the day your waste removal service was due to be carried out. If you do not give that length of notice then please appreciate that the supplier may not have had sufficient time to replace the work, they had intended to undertake for you therefore we will charge you an administration fee of 10% of your original order value. This will be taken from your original payment and we will reimburse the balance to you within 7 days of your cancellation.

Conversely, if the supplier you selected, for reasons outside of our control, wishes to vary or change or cancel the order we will firstly use reasonable endeavours to secure an alternative for you. If this is not possible or you do not accept the alternative then you will receive a full refund of any monies paid in advance for the cancelled order.

The suppliers that are connected to us and who provide services for our users have authorised us to (a) enter into contracts for the supply of waste removal services on their behalf, and (b) to collect payment under those contracts.

Once your service has been completed, we will pay your chosen supplier the price that you have agreed with them and we retain our fee from suppliers for all waste removal services sold via the website. Under no circumstances should you pay the skip driver any money when they drop off or collect your waste.

Terms relating to the Supply of our Services

Step 1 – These are the only terms that apply to the waste disposal services that we source for you. If you have any concerns or questions about these terms then please contact us. These terms can only be varied if in writing (which includes email exchanges). These terms will take precedence over any other terms that are purported to apply.

Step 2 The price of the waste disposal services will be that stated via the website at the time you accept the offer made by your chosen supplier via the website. All prices are stated in Pound Sterling and will include VAT (where applicable) and the delivery & removal of skips and the waste licence fees associated with responsibly removing your waste you require moving as so waste requires specialised disposal and additional fees will be incurred by your chosen supplier. Your supplier may want additional fees to remove waste that you have not declared on your original request for which we have no control over. You are responsible to pay your chosen supplier directly for any fees incurred for incorrect waste or excess weight.

Step 3 You must make payment for the waste disposal services when you accept the offer made by your chosen supplier please ensure that the payment card that you use is valid up to the date you have requested the waste disposal services are required.

Step 4 Your chosen Supplier will attend your specified location to drop off the skip (or other transfer method agreed) please ensure that you are around to accept delivery of the skip or other container unless you have already method agreed with your chosen supplier that you do not need to be there. If your skip or other container is to be placed on a public road then it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary permissions from your local authority. If you are in any doubt if you need a licence then please speak to your local authority, your chosen supplier may be able to help you in the first instance.

If there are adverse weather conditions or other matters outside of the control of your chosen supplier that means that they may be late or cannot attend on that date then an alternative date will be arranged with you

It is your responsibility to ensure that your chosen supplier has suitable access (free of charge or licence) to the delivery site. This means that you should ensure that the delivery site is free of any obstruction and the land where the skip is to be located is safe and secure (no soft ground etc). We cannot accept responsibility for any damage to the surface where the skip or other container will be positioned unloaded or reloaded as the use of lifting equipment and the operation of depositing and lifting the skip or other container can cause abrasions to surface area. You are advised to protect the area if you have any concerns regarding damage

Step 5 Whilst the skip is in your possession and control you agree that you will comply with your chosen supplier’s conditions of use, and if none are provided you agree:

  1. that you must not set fire to any material in the skip or in any way light fires in the skip;
  2. place or allow "Prohibited Items" to be placed into the skip. Prohibited Items mean  (i) substances hazardous to health such as toxic or corrosive materials or liquids (ii) any liquids of any kind whether contained or not  (iii) cans, drums or other containers of any kind unless they are empty and crushed so as to render them incapable of holding any liquid  (iv) medical waste of animal carcasses of any kind or quantity  (v) any other material not listed above but which would be considered by a reasonable person as being unsuitable for containment e.g. malodorous waste (vi) waste that requires specialist disposal such as, but no limited to fibre board, any material that contains or is likely to contain asbestos, paint or empty paint pots, tyres, gas bottle, fridges and or freezers, TVs, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, car or motorcycle batteries, computer monitors, fibrolite, liquids and solvents. If in any doubt regarding prohibited substances please contact your chosen supplier.
  3. fill the skip higher than full indicators in the skip and if indicators are not present in such a manner that would prevent the spillage of the contents whilst in transit
  4. move the skip without your chosen supplier’s consent (if you obtain consent please retain a written copy of it).
You will be liable for any damage to the skip or other container or for any prohibited items found in the skip or other container whilst it is in your possession or control.

Step 6 Arranging for Collection of the Skip you will need to liaise with your chosen supplier as to the date and time of the collection of your skip or other container which should be within the tolerances of the contract between you and your chosen supplier e.g. same day collection, next day collection, collection in a week/month or unspecified. You will also need to agree with your chosen supplier if you need to be there on collection date. Please note that if you are not in attendance at the premises when the skip or other container is collected and it contains Prohibited Materials then these will be removed and the consequences of doing so will be at your risk.

The Legal Stuff: Should any person or organisation whatsoever make a claim against us our your chosen supplier for injury or loss or damage to property howsoever caused (including all costs and charges) in connection with and or arising from the use of the Skip whilst it is in your possession or control you indemnify us for all costs losses and expenses respect of all such claims.

Skip For Hire and your chosen supplier expressly excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law all other warranties, descriptions, representations or conditions whether implied by law, trade, custom or otherwise. 

In the event of any claim by you, howsoever caused, save any liability that cannot be excluded by law, shall be limited to the charges for the waste disposal services. Neither Skip For Hire your chosen supplier will be liable to you for any loss of profits (whether direct or indirect) or any other consequential, indirect or special damage, loss or injury of any kind suffered by you or any other person. 

We recognise that unexpected things can happen therefore we, nor you or your chosen supplier will be liable for any failure or delay if the failure or delay is caused by a force majeure event which means something outside of the failing party’s control such as fire, flood, earthquake, explosion or war, and can means less dramatic effects such adverse weather conditions or delays caused by traffic incidents that cannot be avoided.

Please note that if you are acting as a consumer, your consumer rights are protected at law.

These terms and conditions are valid at the time your order is processed if you enter into another contract with us at a later date then please check the then current terms and conditions as we may have altered them.

These terms and any orders placed by you with us will be governed by English law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Should any aspect of these terms be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction be invalid, illegal or unenforceable the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

Terms of Use of Our Website:

A. Use of the Website

Whilst we have taken reasonable care to validate the information on our web site as to accuracy and that the opinions given or statements made are fair and reasonable. Neither Skip for Hire nor its employees will be responsible for errors or misstatements or will be liable whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise for any loss or damage however caused (whether direct, indirect, consequential, special, or loss of profits (direct or indirect). This does not reduce our liability for representations that cannot be excluded in law.

This website and its content is copyright of Skip For Hire Limited - © Skip for Hire 2020. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system

Privacy Statement:  By using this website you will be disclosing to us personal information by doing so you authorise Skip For Hire to collect, retain and use personal information about you. Please use this <> for our full privacy statement.

Your privacy matters to us. We hope that this page – our Privacy Statement explains our approach to Privacy and how we hold data. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or your personal data, please write to us by email to help@skipforhire.co.uk or by post to Skip for Hire Limited of 13 Vansittart Estate, Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom, SL4 1SE with registered number 11922297

Visiting Our Website. Your most likely contact with us will be via our web site. We measure visitors to our website using tools such as Google Analytics. These tools record what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site. The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better in the future.

If you use social media then you have probably realised by now that some social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and other 3rd parties have clever ways of knowing what web sites you have visited and this might include this website. These third parties are beyond our control.

We do use Cookies on our web site. A cookie is a small file which is placed on your hard drive when you visit our website, cookies can be useful to us and you. The information from cookies allows us to, amongst other things, identifying returning users and account holders, reducing the time you spend on the website by eliminating the need for returning users to re-enter their login details, tracking how our site is used so that we can improve our web sites usability and usefulness in the future. Cookies aren’t forever, you can control them. You can remove cookies from your hard drive at any time by deleting them from your browser history. But do bear in mind that if you delete them, any settings such as your stored usernames and passwords will have to be reset when you next log in. Our website still works even if you set your browser not to accept cookies but you may not have access to all our website features and you will need to log in each time you visit us.

By visiting our website, you consent to the use of cookies as explained above.

Engaging our Services. If you do more than just browse with us and do secure a waste removal company through us then you will need to create an account. If you create an account with us then we will hold your personal data, such as your name and contact details. All payment is processed via PayPal therefore we do not hold any of your financial details. We only share limited data with our waste removal partners for the purposes of preparing a quote for your work and delivering their services. We never sell or share your data with anyone else.

Emails. If you have an account with us then it is likely that you will receive an email from us from time to time. Some of this email traffic may be newsletters or other promotions. You have the ability to opt out of any future communications at any time. We will never provide your personal information or email address to any third parties except where they are specifically employed to help deliver services or if required by law.

Security. The security of our website is important to us and we do take many precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information such as use of SSL encryption for sensitive data, hardware stored in secured data centres behind firewalls, all access to information restricted by password and/or secure key, restrictions to what information can be accessed via any location. Whilst we take great care to ensure any confidential information remains protected, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

We will retain information about you until your enquiry has been satisfied and for a reasonable period following that, but for no more 2 years. You may always request that your data is removed and we will do so within a reasonable time of your request.

You may also wish to follow the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recommendations on how to raise a concern with an organisation.

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version.

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