What is a Wait and Load Skip?

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There are lots of waste management options out there, one of which is wait and load skips, part of a skip service offered by many waste management companies. Read on to see how this skip hire service could be a suitable option for you as an alternative to traditional skip hire.  Any other information on skip hiring click here.  

What is a Wait and Load Skip?

A wait and load service is when a skip is delivered , filled with waste and collected in a very short time frame. The lorry will deliver the skip to the designated location, when they arrive the skip will be lowered. You will then have the opportunity to load your waste, meanwhile the lorry driver will wait on location. The lorry driver will then collect the filled skip and drive off. All this will be done in under 30 minutes. 



How does Wait and Load Skip Hire Work? 

Firstly, contact the waste management service and request a "wait and load service". You will need to specify what day you would like the service for, the size of skip and what type of waste your will be disposing of. The supplier will normally give you a time slot for when it  will take place, in most cases it will be around midafternoon. 

On the day of the service, the lorry driver will give you a call when they are on route. Once the lorry driver is at your desired location they will drop the skip, giving you time to fill it with your waste. The lorry driver will more then likely stay at the location while you are loading your waste. Once you have all loaded all your waste it will be collected.  

Why Would you use a Wait and Load Skip?

The service is designed for short term use, for those who do not want or need a skip on location for a prolonged period. It could be that you do not have the space for a skip on site or you don't want one taking up space on site.

You may need the waste collected quickly off site and cannot wait for a skip road permit to come through, or you may not want to pay the extra cost of a permit. 

What are the Benefits?

There are several benefits to using a wait and load skip service. These include:

  • Fast Waste Removal– Skip is delivered and the rubbish collected in under 40 minutes. 

  • Cost Effective Alternative – Wait and Load service means you do not need to purchase a on road skip permit so you can save money.  

  • Convenient Rubbish Collection –  No waiting around or trying to organise collections, it all happens on the same day.

  • Save Space –You will not have a skip taking up space on site.

  • More Waste Disposal - You can choose different skip sizes, so you can dispose of large quantities of waste quickly. 

If any of these benefits apply to you, a wait and load skip could be the perfect solution when it comes to your waste disposal.  



What Size Wait & Load Skip should I get?

Before ordering your wait and load skip hire you will need to know what size you require. The size you will need will depend on the amount of waste you have. Skips come in a variety of sizes, from 2 cubic yards  to 16 cubic yards. If you're unsure contact the waste management company or follow our guide

What can you Dispose of with Wait and Load Skips?

Wait & load skip hire can be used to dispose of a variety of different materials, such as:

  • Household waste

  • Garden waste

  • Construction and demolition debris

  • Cardboard

  • Plastic

  • Tiles and Ceramics

Before using a wait & load service, it's important to make sure all items are suitable

How Long Do You Get to Fill the Skip 

Most waste management companies who offer a wait and load will allow from 20 - 30 minutes to fill the skip with waste. Some companies will give you more waiting time to fill for a wait and load but it will come with an extra charge of up to £50 per 30 minutes after the original allotted time.

Due to the thirty minute waiting time, maybe get some friends over on the day of the wait and load, many hands make light work.  

Where is  Wait and Load Skip Hire Available? 

Wait & Load Skip Hire is available in most areas, however it's best to check the skip supplier before placing an order. They'll be able to advise you on the availability of Skip hire and any permits or regulations that may apply in your area. 

Are there Other Services Available?

Another alternative to traditional skips or wait and load skips would be a man and van service. This service is where your rubbish will be loaded into a van by some waste removal professionals, very similar to the the services listed before, but could be better suited for the job at hand. 


Thanks for reading! We hope this article gave you a better understanding of wait and load skip hire and the other options available. It can be a great option for waste management and waste removal. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us today. Our reliable and friendly team will be more than happy to help any customers struggling with figuring out how a wait and load works !

Author: James Duncan

Date: 7/25/2022

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