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In these conditions
“Owner” means:- ASAP Skip Hire Ltd.
“Hirer” means:- Customer. Individual/Company using the Services of the owner.
“Vehicle” means:-the vehicle which is delivering or collecting the skip which is the subject of the contract.
“Driver” means:-the driver of the vehicle.
“Site” means:-the place where the skip is deposited on the direction of the hirer.

These conditions should be read upon receipt of the skip as the pre-booking, acceptance/instruction of delivery or the placing of any object in the skip indicates a complete and binding acceptance of these terms and conditions. The owner may without prior notice collect the skip at any time should any Hire Term or Condition be breached.
A signature is not required upon any documentation as proof of delivery or collection of skips or goods, however all Hire Terms and Conditions still apply.

The owner enters into agreements for the hire of skips and disposal of contents or sale of materials upon the following conditions:


1.No agent or employee of the insured is permitted to alter or to vary these conditions in any way or to give any consent there under unless he is authorised in writing by the owner to do so.


2.The owner will use his best endeavours to comply with the hirer’s requirements. We will not be liable in any way for any delay or failure to perform our obligations or any loss, damage or delay incurred by you resulting from circumstances beyond our reasonable control which will include, without limitation, labour disturbance, accident, failure of services, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire or flood or any unforeseen or abnormal conditions or by any act or neglect on the part of the hirer.




3.Drivers are instructed not to drive over footpaths, drives, and grass verges, etc. and not to lift skips over walls/fences etc. or on to raised embankments. Should the hirer request the driver to do so and damage is caused to the above no responsibility will be taken by the owner, and should damage be caused to our vehicle we reserve the right to hold the hirer responsible. Hirers are advised to protect paving slabs; manhole covers etc., as boards are not provided by the owner. Skip Lorries require access criteria of at least 3.10 m wide, 3.90 m high, an access and site surface capable of withstanding 18.00 tonnes and a safe and adequate turning / manoeuvring / working area. Should the access and site surface criteria be less than above, the hirer must accept responsibility for any damage howsoever caused. The hirer undertakes to direct, at his sole discretion, the driver where to deposit the skip, the said driver being for the purpose of such deposit the agent or the customer.


4.Except as specifically otherwise agreed in writing the owner shall be under no obligation to deposit the skip elsewhere than on a highway. The hirer shall save harmless and keep the owner indemnified against any claim, demand or penalty arising out of the presence of the skip on the site and which could not have been made or inflicted had the skip not been placed on the site.


5.The hirer shall direct the driver where to deposit or pick up the skip.


6.Where the driver is directed to deposit or pick up the skip on or from a site which is off a highway the owner shall be under no liability whatsoever to the hirer for any damage howsoever caused whilst the vehicle is off the highway other than such as might have been caused by negligent driving on the part of the driver. Without prejudice to the generality of Condition 4 the hirer shall subject as above save harmless and keep the owner indemnified against any claim or demand which could not have been made had the driver not been so directed. The hirer will compensate the owner for any damage to the vehicle or the skip which would not have occurred had the driver not been so directed and which is not due to any negligent driving on the part of the driver.


7.The hirer shall ensure that all permissions required before skips can lawfully be deposited on the site, including the permission required under the Highways Act 1971, have been or will be obtained before he directs the driver to deposit the skip. The owner can organise permits on behalf of the hirer (24hrs prior notice required) from the Local Authority at an additional cost to the hirer. The charge for this permission (if granted by the Local Authority) is between £20.00 and £45.00.

8.The hirer shall not move the skip from the site without the consent of the owner. The responsibility for the skip remains with the hirer until collected by the owner’s vehicle. Any skips which are removed whilst in the control of the hirer will be charged at the entire replacement value.


9.THE FOLLOWING MUST NOT BE PLACED IN THE SKIPS: Asbestos, Tyres, Liquid Containers/Drums/Barrels/Cartons (even if empty), Liquids, Liquid Paint, Lead Acid/Vehicle Batteries, Gas Cylinders, Fridges/Freezers, Televisions, Computer Monitors/Fluorescent Tubes, Any form of Special, Difficult or Hazardous Waste. PLASTERBOARD: must be segregated from other waste in the skip by either placing it on top of the other waste in the skip where it may be easily lifted off or placed into a Dumpy Bag which can be provided on request.

The hirer shall ensure that from the time the skip is deposited until it is picked up again by the owner:

1.It is properly sited in accordance with the permission given.

2.IT ISPROPERLY LIGHTED DURING THE HOURS OF DARKNES. The hirer is at all times responsible for the safe guarding & lighting of the skip. The hirer must at all times take all reasonable precautions to guard the skip.

3.The lighting of fires in or near to skips is strictly prohibited. The hirer shall reimburse the owner for any loss or damage whatsoever or howsoever caused to the container by fire, accident or mechanical excavators etc., whilst on hire to them.

4.IT IS FILLED NO HIGHER THAN THE TOP OF ITS SIDES. The hirer is responsible for ensuring that at all times the skip is loaded safely and that the area around the skip is kept safe & tidy. Should the skip be found to be overloaded it is the hirer's responsibility to correct the situation. However the owner reserves the right to remove any objects that it feels may jeopardize the safe transportation of the skip. Any extra costs incurred in removing, transporting or disposing of the contents of the skip will be charged to the hirer. The owner reserves the right to decline collection of overloaded skips. EXCESS CHARGES ARE ALWAYS LEVIED IN THE EVENT OF OVERLOADING.

5.Once placed on site; the skip is not to be moved without prior consent of the owner. The movement of skips on site could result in the inability to collect the skip. The hirer must accept responsibility for any damage or extra costs incurred due to the skip being moved.

10.Except as specifically otherwise agreed in writing the hirer shall fill the skip within the period of hire and shall inform the owner in good time of its readiness for collection or replacement.


11.The owner will remove or reposition the skip if required at any time to do so by a highway authority or a constable in uniform under Section 32 of the Highway Act 1971.


12.Except as specifically otherwise agreed in writing the owner agrees to dispose of the contents of the skip.


13.Non account terms: Payment on delivery. Hire periods are up to 7 days rental, unless otherwise agreed by the owner. SKIPS WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM SITE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED IN FULL.


14.Account Terms: The maximum rental period is 14 days unless by prior agreement with the owner. It is the responsibility of the hirer to request the collection within this time. Failure to do so will result in an unannounced collection and/or rental charges being incurred.


15. The owner reserves the right to collect a fully loaded skip before the hire period has elapsed.