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How to choose a skip hire company

How to choose a skip hire company

When it comes to hiring a skip in West Sussex, there’s more you should consider than simply price alone. Before you choose, ask six simple questions to the skip hire company to give you peace of mind.

Do you have the proper licensing and accreditations?

As a minimum, your skip hire company should have all the correct licensing, accreditation and insurances to remove waste, including a Controlled Waste Carriers License and a Transfer of Waste Management License. At Rabbit, we go further. We’re committed members of several organisations that represent our dedication to responsible waste removal, the continued success of our industry, as well as the wellbeing of our staff.

A company’s failure to have the essential licenses for waste removal could mean that your waste is disposed of illegally, and contributing to the nationwide issue of fly-tipping.

Is skip waste disposed of responsibly?

Not all skip waste is treated equally. At Rabbit, we’re proud of our responsible approach to waste management. When a skip is returned to us, we sort the contents and remove anything recyclable. What remains is processed in our Energy from Waste plant that generates green electricity. This approach significantly reduces waste headed for landfill.

What’s your company’s experience and reputation?

Using a skip hire company that knows what they’re doing can be very reassuring, especially for first-time hirers. Rabbit Group was established in 1988 and has a team of experienced drivers that deliver and collect our skips. Our office is staffed with a helpful and knowledgeable team. Our reputation also speaks for itself – it’s always prudent to check out a company’s Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews to get a sense of their reputation.

Can you safely dispose of my items?

If a skip hire company assures you that they can dispose of absolutely anything, alarm bells should ring. Certain items cannot be put into a skip. This includes electricals, batteries, paint, chemicals, medical waste and tyres, as these items need specialist disposal. Speak to the hiring company to discuss what you’re disposing of to get the best advice.

How easy is it to hire?

We believe hiring a skip should be easy, both in terms of arranging skip delivery and pick up and dealing with helpful staff. At Rabbit, we’ve got an online booking form to make the process as easy as possible. Our website is full of useful information about how to choose a size and how to fill a skip properly. We’ve also provided lots of tips on our website about skip permits in Sussex and how much space you’ll need to accommodate a skip. But there’s always someone on the other end of the phone for advice too.

What sizes are available?

A skip hire company should be able to provide a range of skip sizes and provide you with the most appropriate for your task. At Rabbit, we offer five sizes of skips, suitable for large scale construction sites, to small garden overhauls and everything in between.

To find out more about skip hire in West Sussex and our Energy from Waste Facility, contact Rabbit. Reach us on 01903 762020 or email