Job Vacancy: Apprentice Administration & Hire Controller

We are looking for an apprentice. Ideally a school leaver looking to train in administration with progression to a hire desk controller. We are a plant hire brokerage based in Royston supplying equipment nationally throughout the UK to our clients.

We will provide the successful applicant with a structured programme of training, leading to a valuable NVQ qualification. You will gain experience in performing general office duties such as answering telephone calls, dealing with customer enquiries, processing purchase orders, raising hire contracts, chasing deliveries and collections, inputting information on to our in-house hire system, as well as liaising with suppliers and negotiating prices to ensure we provide an excellent efficient service to our customers.

The ideal candidate will need to live locally to Royston, have an outgoing can do attitude, excellent communications skills, able to multi task, confident in Microsoft Office Word/Excel/Outlook and be a team player ensuring everything is completed within the required time constraints.

Please contact us on 01763 252080 for more information.


How to responsibly dispose of Paint

You’ve just re-decorated your house or office, or finished a big renovation and you need to clear up the remaining waste, or you’ve just moved in to a new property and you need to clear the loft/garage of the pile of paint tins that have been accumulated over the years.

Easy right?…

Not always as easy as you would hope!

Paint is actually classed as a hazardous waste and is banned in all landfills due to the potential harm the chemicals in it can cause to humans, animals and the environment, thus making it a very expensive type of waste to dispose of in a skip. Pouring it down the drain should also not be an option unless you want to do substantial damage to the environment and wildlife, or risk blocking up the pipes, not to mention it’s illegal and you can face huge fines if you’re caught.

Well, we can help you and advise on how to get rid of your left over unused paint, or those old dried up paint tins.

  1. Ask friends and family if they can use any of your leftover paint, or advertise it on sites such as Freecycle, Gumtree & Facebook.
  2. It’s only wet paint that can not be accepted in the waste, so dry it out by adding something absorbent like cat litter or sawdust then once completely dry the tins can go in your general waste bin at home. For much smaller amounts, paint old newspapers and leave them to dry then leave the tins to air and dry out too before popping it in your general waste. Just make sure you leave the lids off so the waste carrier can see you’ve dried them out.
  3. Donate your paint to a local community project such as Community Repaint – emulsions are largely welcomed on sites like this and it’s really easy to donate on the website by popping in your postcode and finding our your local drop off point.
  4. If you have large amounts of tins and you don’t mind paying a little extra for the convenience of chucking them in a skip, call us for a price and we can arrange this for you.

 


Things to consider before you hire a Skip

There are certain things that should be taken in to consideration when booking a skip, so we’ve come up with a tick list for you to go through before you make your final decision…

 

What waste am I putting in the skip?

The waste you have to remove from site / your home will influence your decision on what size skip to hire. It will also influence the price of your skip, so if you have a large amount of one type of waste ie. Muck, Rubble, Green Waste etc. it’s worth telling your skip hire provider as they may be able to quote you a reduced rate for ease of disposal. Bulky waste such as unbroken furniture/doors etc may also need a bigger skip to be able to accommodate the waste.

How much waste do I have to dispose of?

The skip size you choose will depend on how much waste you have produced and need to dispose of. Our skip size guide will help you determine how many bin bags of waste would fit in to each skip to help you make your decision.

Do I have any access restrictions?

It’s best to check the height and width of the delivery vehicle with your skip hire provider before booking your skip if you feel there may be any restrictions ie. Narrow driveway, overhead cables, raised kerbs etc. as we may need to deliver on a smaller lorry or advise of alternative options for your skip hire such as a wait & load or placing the skip on the road with a permit.

Will I need a road permit?

If the skip does need to go on the road for any reason – for example if you don’t have a driveway or you’re working in a busy high street, we would need to apply for a permit from the local council in order to allow us to be able to site the skip on the road without both of us being fined. We can arrange this for you as well as supplying lights and in some cases, cones to put around the skip to improve visibility.

How long will I need the skip for?

We normally supply skips for anything up to 14 days but if you think you’ll need your skip longer then please let us know when you book as we may be able to extend this for you for no further charges. In some cases though, we may need to charge rental on the skip if it stays out longer than the 14 day period. Alternatively, you may only need it for a day – ask us for a same day delivery and collection if this is the case.

Where will my waste be going?

If your rubbish is found fly-tipped or dumped in a unregistered landfill site, you would be held responsible for it and face hefty fines from the council. We only use depots across the UK that have been compliance checked by ourselves where we will ensure they have a waste carriers license, the relevant insurances and site permits in place so you can be assured your waste is being dealt with in the correct manner.

 

Contact our friendly, knowledgeable staff to discuss your skip hire requirements further and for advice on the best skip to suit your needs, on 01763 252080.

 


What can I not put in my Skip?

 

We thought we’d save you the trouble of frantically googling mid-clear out and supply you with a basic list of what NOT to put in your skip.

If any of the items below are found in the skip there may be some charges that come with the disposal – this is because some of them are classed as hazardous or can’t be recycled as efficiently, if at all, so they would need to be disposed of in a different way to usual or go to landfill – both of which are more costly.

To prevent any of this happening we simply ask you to dispose of them separately – either by taking them to your local recycling centre, advertising them for sale/give away or giving the environmental agency a call for advice on what to do with them.

Please don’t put the following in your General Waste skip, or check with us before you do so we can tell you whether there will be any extra charges…

Large electrical Items including Televisions, Computer Monitors or Fridge Freezers

Paint tins containing residue (they MUST be washed out and completely free of paint)

Solvents

Liquids

Batteries

Fluorescent Tubing

Oil or Oil Containers

Asbestos

Gas Canisters & Bottles

Tyres

Plasterboard

Clinical or Medical Waste including Syringes

Mattresses

Carpet & Carpet Tiles

If you are unsure about anything at all, you can give us a call on 01763 252080 for advice.




Skip Availability

We’ve had a really busy week so far here at Skip UK HQ but we still have some availability for tomorrow onward!

Get your garden ready for all those summer BBQ’s, re-do your block paving and get rid of those unruly weeds in one of our skips. We promise a speedy delivery and top notch service.

Give us a call on 01763 252080 and speak with one of our friendly staff, or pop your postcode in to our homepage and we’ll sort the rest for you, taking the hassle out of the hire!



Spring Clean

It’s almost that time of year where we go mad with skip deliveries for Spring Cleans with all of our customers clearing out old rubbish and tidying up their gardens ready for the Summer.

Be prepared and get your skip booked for the weekend!

Call us on 01763 252080 or pop your postcode in on this website and let us sort the rest out for you!!


SkipUK #OrangeLotus 2017

Fasten your seatbelts because Skip UK will be racing at yet another Championship this year!

#OrangeLotus at Lotus Elise Trophy Championship

Ex British Champion driver, Sam Tomlinson will be driving a Lotus, sponsored by Skip UK, at this year’s Lotus Elise Trophy Championship.

Come along to one of the race dates, see the celebrity drivers and don’t miss out on your chance to win tickets.

We have a limited number of VIP hospitality tickets to give away each month to our customers, ask Carly in the office for more details on how to get your hands on some!

Call us on 01763 252080 1



Mini Skip Madness

Having a bit of a clear out after Christmas?

Fancy a bit of DIY?

Time to re-landscape the garden before spring comes?

Considered knocking down some walls?

You need one of our Mini Skips. These come in a 2yd or 4yd size and fit perfectly on your driveway meaning you can fill it with ease.

Call Carly on 01763 252080 and get a quote or more information.



Skip Availability

We’ve had a super busy week so far but we still have some availability for tomorrow onward!

Get your garden ready for all those summer BBQ’s, re-do your block paving and get rid of those unruly weeds in one of our skips. We promise a speedy delivery and top notch service.

Give us a call on 01763 252080 and speak with one of our friendly staff, or pop your postcode in to our homepage and we’ll sort the rest for you, taking the hassle out of the hire!