Collection fail of full Skip

Has your filled skip not been taken?
Did the supplier book removal, then not take their skip?
Your expected skip collection failed, and you’ve been asked to correct the load?

6 Yard skip with 12 Yard of rubbish

Booking a cheap small skip then filling it beyond capacity is, unfortunately, highly common. Arranging your collection is simple but if a driver arrives and decides it is dangerous or overloaded then you should expect the skip to remain where it is. There may even be a fine for failed collection to cover extra running costs for the skip hire business.

More than one failed attempts at collection may mean more serious consequence so it is in your best interests to fix any problem with the filled skip. If the container is due back to the skip company and you have not corrected a problem then a driver may actually remove the skip bin itself, but leave behind all of your rubbish.

Building up the sides with boards or general loading above the height of the skip sides will mean it is overloaded. Yes, you can fit more rubbish into it but in reality the skip is too small for your needs and you have an error that needs to be resolved.

There are so many skip sizes that price comparisons are often difficult and it may be too tempting to save money and book a smaller skip than required. Often it is pure accident and miss-calculation of how much rubbish you have.

4 Yard Small,  6 Yard Budget,  7 Yard Medium,  8 Yard Traditional/Builder, 10 or 12 Yard Large, 14 or 16 Yard Extra Large. Then there will be 20, 30, 40 Yard bulk waste options, but not all providers stock all sizes so your quotes aren’t always based on a matching size of bin. Price is affected by area too, not just available size. The type of expected waste content may also influence the quote. For instance, a skip full of metal or a skip full of heavy hardcore concrete will appeal differently to the waste trader.

So many variables mean vast price quotes, but also each provider cannot be the cheapest on every size on every day, or no others would be in business. Phone calls and tailored quotes are still the best way to get the right skip at the right price, but just keep it in mind that you really should not go too small with your skip size.

To avoid failed collections of your garbage, the most important thing you can do is aim to book the right size skip at the very start. If you are unsure, pay the extra to go with a larger size and don’t cut corners with a cheap skip offer. The extra advice to take on board is that if your skip is quickly filling and you know you have too much waste, don’t take a chance, book a swap-over and have a second skip delivered when the first one is to be removed. Alternatively, tell the skip company you have slightly too much garbage, maybe even email a picture, they will be happy to help you resolve before you waste their time with an impossible collection, they may simply bring a larger skip to tip the first one into.

If you have a failed collection, don’t automatically blame the skip company driver or their customer services. Take an honest look at your skip and check if there is anything you may need to do, then make contact and check if any other problem occurred?

Collection fail of full Skip

Booking online review

To book skip hire online may not always be the cheapest skip hire. Cash on delivery, or calling around for tailored quotes will often beat online prices. However, we don’t all have the time or energy for numerous phone calls, plus you still may not find the cheapest skip hire price as there are simply too many local providers.

If you want to make many calls, as traditionally, then do so. Obviously, this is mostly limited to office hours. Booking online doesn’t suit everyone, but is very handy when outside of working hours, plus the ongoing management, changes, or any future bookings are very convenient too. Yes, E-commerce beats phone calls, for convenience. provides booking of skips at any time, with a very simple to use website where you do not have to register to be able to see or compare prices! After some input of basic details, a calculation and comparison of local prices available to you will show your best option available. Booking the skip is a very simple process that follows, but this is where you do have to register. However, the account is free and it means that you have 24/7 access to manage your skip bookings, even request collection or swap-over of your filled skip.

If the price is too high, try a different skip size, it is easy to go back and change your needs. That sounds silly but sometimes a provider is cheaper on an 8 yard skip, than another supplier on a smaller 6 yard skip. Variables can make a difference, so that’s the great thing about having the control at your fingertips, you don’t rely on sales people offering you something suited.

Customer feedback and reviews of this very simple booking system have been excellent. Uskip is a service that looks after the customer as number 1, and additionally takes away any risk that you will book with a ‘cheap’ skip supplier who may flytip your waste, or give poor service that ends up costing you more for your skip hire. Not just less risk, you have access to booking instantly with the cheapest local providers for your size of skip, even if they do not have online booking themselves. For instance, 1 company may be cheapest on small mini skips, where another may be cheap on extra-large 16 yard skips, or even the medium sizes may fluctuate depending on time of year or how busy companies are, so you always get the best local offers for your needs and can book instantly.

You may find that skips are supplied from different skip companies at different times, or in different areas, for instance. Viewing skip companies as rivals with each other isn’t the whole picture and Uskip is bringing providers closer. Actually they often work alongside each other trading recycled waste already, so giving their support to Uskip means there is common ground for helping provide the retail customer with a better service. Faster delivery or collection, less fuel use, covering breakdowns or busy times, basically Uskip makes the ordering process very simple and all technical arrangements are made by the experts.

Our review of the Uskip service is very clear, we think it is a great addition to the way skip hire bookings are made. Telephone calls will stay, so still call us for your tailored price comparisons, but safe E-commerce convenience is certainly a welcome addition.


Booking online review

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From the Skip users’ point of view, the skip hire industry may be considered passé, more than a little antiquated and outdated. A dozen phone calls and a big metal bin. Many local company websites do not offer e-commerce, no online booking and even local skip price lists are difficult to find published. Phone calls are the normal method for skips, or via emails like you are living back in the 1990’s maybe?

Not just bookings, skip collections, swap overs and time extensions, but simple price comparing or even initially discovering what you do or don’t need, all means lots of telephone calls. Even commercial users, fluent in skip ordering, realise there are too many time consuming phone calls required within the whole skip hire process. Some skip companies even still rely on printed yellow books or local magazines for advertising, as the worldwide digital web is a complicated place and waste disposal is not a simple yes, no, one size fits all, swipe your card.

Agencies who offer skip bookings online have become fairly common. These ‘middle-person’  businesses advertise on search sites and have great functional websites, but don’t actually have any skips or provide any of the waste management themselves. This often means paying extra cost. It doesn’t solve the fact that you end up making lots of calls or emails to find the skip you need at a reasonable price. Delays between middle-man and delivery, collection or problem solving, are more than frustrating.

However, there is a new idea taking shape within the skip hire industry. is like a national agency that advertises online to help you book skips. Some differences are that the website could not be easier to use, plus it automatically compares your local prices to find the best skip that you require. More than that, if you sign up and book, you then have an account with full control 24/7 so that you can manage your skip needs from anywhere, any time. The simplicity is second to none and prices are very easy to display and compare for various sizes or solutions in your area.

We are a local skip hire provider, supplying skips and managing your waste, so usually Agencies aren’t our friend. They compete, they push up advertising costs, and we end up doing more work to then provide a skip at reduced trade rate to them, rather than direct retail with you. You pay more, we earn less, it’s a lose-lose for local skip businesses. Understanding our view makes it harder to understand why we are welcoming as an affiliate and not an enemy. Simply, the technology behind this new idea makes is successful. Yes, Uskip is a national booking agency, but what it also brings is less phone calls, more automated admin, less headache for skip companies who don’t have a degree in Google Ads or the worldwide web of complication.

More local skip hire companies are beginning to register and use the service as they discover how it works, fitting with their own existing procedures. Certainly, we are happy to recommend to other waste traders and are pleased with the growth we have experienced. Customers are feeding us with positives too, saying how they like having direct control through their account, either on mobiles or an office pc. Less calls, less time wasted, cheapest local prices and an all round win-win.

Trust is something that has become paramount with skip hire too. So many ‘cheap’ skip companies, or cheap skip agencies, are turning out to be fly-tippers. Remember, an agent doesn’t move your trash, or have any facility to do so. If your rubbish isn’t disposed of legally it can be mighty costly to you. With Uskip you also have guarantee and assurance against fly tippers, and only local companies that are dedicated to recycling can be booked.

As much as we don’t like agencies, is totally different. Save yourself lots of hassle shopping around, or many phone calls and time to try saving 10, 20 or 30 pound. You will thank us, and be happy with your Uskip account that you can log-in and use to manage skip orders in any area you may need, even outside office hours.

E-commerce, skip hire comparison, simplicity, customer accounts, all areas, time saving, support & guarantee, could you really ask for any more from the Skip Hire industry?



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