The Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire: Everything You Need to Know

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The Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire: Everything You Need to Know

Introduction to Ace Liftaway and Skip Hire Services

Ace Liftaway, a family-owned and operated business, has been providing reliable and affordable skip hire services in Romsey, Eastleigh, Southampton, Winchester, Chandlers Ford, North Baddesley and the surrounding areas of Hampshire and Wiltshire since 1988. With humble beginnings as a small business with one truck and eight mini skips, Ace Liftaway has grown substantially over the years, now boasting a large fleet of vehicles and over 1500 skips available for hire.

Today, Ace Liftaway offers a wide range of waste management services, including skip hire and sanitation services through its subsidiary, Ace Loos. The company operates throughout Hampshire and Wiltshire, catering to both residential and trade customers in Romsey, Southampton, Chandler’s Ford, Fareham, Andover, Winchester, Salisbury, the Solent area, and beyond.

With a strong commitment to safety, quality service, and employee training, Ace Liftaway strives to ensure that its customers receive professional and efficient service at all times. The company's dedicated team of fully trained and uniformed drivers, along with knowledgeable office staff, work together to provide a seamless experience from booking through to delivery and collection of your skip.

Ace Liftaway's Credentials and Licenses

Ace Liftaway takes pride in adhering to all necessary regulations and maintaining the proper credentials to offer top-notch waste management services. The company is registered with the Environment Agency and holds a Certificate of Registration under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. This registration ensures that Ace Liftaway complies with the legal requirements for waste carriers, ensuring a responsible and environmentally-conscious service.

In addition to its waste carriers license, Ace Liftaway is committed to the safety and well-being of its staff and customers. All new employees undergo a rigorous training program, regardless of their experience level, to ensure they are fully equipped to provide a professional service. This training extends to the ongoing development and assessment of drivers to maintain the highest safety standards.

Ace Liftaway also prioritizes data protection and security. The company fully complies with the Data Protection Act and ensures that any customer information provided is used solely for order fulfilment and never sold, rented, or exchanged with other organisations. This commitment to safety, regulation compliance, and data protection helps build trust with customers and provides peace of mind throughout the entire skip hire process.

A range of skip sizes to suit your needs

Ace Liftaway offers a variety of skip sizes to accommodate different waste disposal needs for both residential and trade customers. Whether you're working on a small garden project or a larger construction site, Ace Liftaway has a suitable skip for the job. 

Here's a brief overview of the skip sizes available:

3-yard midi skip: Ideal for small garden jobs and suitable for soil and rubble (no plasterboard permitted).
4-yard maxi skip: Perfect for kitchen and bathroom renovations, and suitable for heavy materials (no plasterboard permitted).
6-yard builders skip: Designed for building projects and suitable for heavy materials (no plasterboard permitted).
8-yard skip: Not suitable for inert waste but can be filled approximately halfway with rubble (no plasterboard permitted).
10-yard industrial skip: Light waste only, popular for household and office clearances (no plasterboard permitted).
14-yard industrial plus skip: Light waste only, ideal for larger household and office clearances (no plasterboard permitted).

For plasterboard disposal, it is necessary to order a dedicated skip or tonne bag, ensuring proper disposal and compliance with waste regulations. With this range of options, Ace Liftaway ensures that you have the right skip size for any project, big or small.

Terms and conditions to be aware of when hiring a skip

When hiring a skip from Ace Liftaway, it's essential to be aware of the terms and conditions that govern the service. Being familiar with these conditions will help ensure a smooth and hassle-free skip hire experience. Some key points to keep in mind include:

  1. Placing Skips on Public Highways: Skips can be placed on public highways with a permit obtained from the council. Ace Liftaway will apply for the permit on your behalf, which is usually valid for a week at a time. Customers must provide lights and cones for the skip, which Ace Liftaway can supply (to keep) at a chargeable rate. Please note that the council requires four clear working days' notice for the permit application. There is also a charge for the permit, and the latest costs for permits and skip hire can be found on the skip hire pages of Ace Liftaway's website or by calling the bookings team on 01794 367 939.
  2. Loading Restrictions: Skips must be loaded levelly and not overloaded, as this can be dangerous and illegal. Overloaded skips may result in aborted collections or exchanges and additional charges.
  3. Prohibited Items: Certain items cannot be placed in a general waste skip but may be collected at a chargeable rate. These items include fridges, freezers, batteries, pressurized cylinders, oils, chemicals, tyres, tree roots, mattresses, TVs, monitors, and upholstered furniture containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Invasive species of plants, such as Japanese Knotweed, are also not permitted.
  4. Plasterboard and Asbestos Disposal: Plasterboard and asbestos must be placed in separate skips or tonne bags for proper disposal.
  5. Damage Reporting: Any damage caused by the skip or related services must be reported to Ace Liftaway's office within 21 days. No claims will be accepted after this time.

Please note that these terms and conditions are subject to change and are valid at the time of writing, which is April 2023. By adhering to these terms and conditions, customers can ensure a smooth and efficient skip hire experience while staying compliant with all relevant regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions about Skip Hire

Here are some frequently asked questions that customers often have when hiring a skip from Ace Liftaway:

How do I know which skip size is right for my project?
Ace Liftaway offers a range of skip sizes, from 3-yard midi skips to 14-yard industrial plus skips. The best size for your project will depend on the volume and type of waste you need to dispose of. If you're unsure, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Ace Liftaway can help you choose the right size based on your requirements.

Can I mix different types of waste in a skip?
Generally, you can mix most types of household and construction waste in a skip. However, certain items are not allowed in general waste skips and may require separate disposal. These include fridges, freezers, batteries, pressurized cylinders, oils, chemicals, tyres, tree roots, mattresses, TVs, monitors, and upholstered furniture containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Plasterboard and asbestos must also be placed in separate skips or tonne bags.

How long can I keep the skip?
The maximum hire period for a skip is two weeks. Website orders are automatically booked for collection, while deliveries booked via telephone will need to call and confirm the collection date. Ace Liftaway reserves the right to collect all skips once the two-week hire period has elapsed.

How much notice do I need to give for skip collection?
Adequate notice must be given to Ace Liftaway's office for skip collection. This ensures that the collection process is smooth and timely, allowing the skip to be removed from your property and the waste to be properly disposed of.

Can Ace Liftaway help with permits for placing a skip on the road?
Yes, Ace Liftaway can apply for permits on your behalf if you need to place a skip on a public highway. There is a charge for the permit, and the latest costs can be found on the skip hire pages of Ace Liftaway's website or by calling the bookings team on 01794 367 939.

By considering these frequently asked questions, customers can make informed decisions about their skip hire needs and ensure a smooth and efficient experience with Ace Liftaway.

Contacting Ace Liftaway for Your Skip Hire Needs

When you're ready to hire a skip for your project, Ace Liftaway is here to help. With a wide range of skip sizes, competitive pricing, and a team of experienced professionals, Ace Liftaway is the go-to choice for skip hire in Hampshire and Wiltshire.

To obtain the latest prices for skip hire and permits, visit the skip hire page on the Ace Liftaway website at, or call their booking line on 01794 367 939.

Whether you're a trade customer or a residential client, Ace Liftaway is committed to providing exceptional service and environmentally responsible waste management solutions. Contact them today to discuss your skip hire needs and let their team help you find the perfect solution for your project.

Environmentally Responsible Waste Management with Ace Liftaway

At Ace Liftaway, we are dedicated to environmental responsibility and sustainability. Our state-of-the-art Waste Recycling and Processing Facility in Romsey allows us to recycle up to 90% of all waste brought to Yokesford Hill, producing recycled aggregates of consistent quality for reuse in construction and civil engineering projects.

Our commitment to sustainability is further demonstrated by our adherence to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011, ensuring that our customers fulfil their duty to apply the waste hierarchy. We also hold a Certificate of Registration issued by the Environment Agency as a licensed waste carrier.

By choosing Ace Liftaway for your skip hire needs, you're not only getting a reliable and professional service but also supporting a company that is dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable waste management practices. Trust us to responsibly manage your waste, and help contribute to a cleaner, greener future.

Get the Latest Prices and Book Your Skip with Ace Liftaway

At Ace Liftaway, we strive to provide competitive prices for our skip hire services while maintaining the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. To ensure you have the most up-to-date pricing information, we recommend visiting our skip hire page at or calling our booking line at 01794 367 939. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you with any inquiries and help you select the right skip size for your project.

We understand that pricing is subject to change, and we're committed to providing transparent and accurate information to our customers. Trust Ace Liftaway for your skip hire needs in Romsey, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. Contact us today to get started and experience the outstanding service that has made us a leading choice for skip hire in the region.