T Kearney Skip Hire Ltd


Frequently Asked Questions

With almost forty years in the skip hire business, the same questions pop up from customers, time and again.

To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of the most common queries to come our way and our answers to those queries. Hopefully this will help you when deciding on the right skip hire package for you.

What Size Skip Do I Need?

It really depends on the size of the job and how much rubbish you are looking to get rid of. We have a wide selection of skips in stock, in different sizes to suit your needs – everything from builders skips for domestic use and large skips for construction sites. Check out our Skip Sizes page for full details.

Do I Need Permission To Have A Skip on My Property?

Generally speaking, no – although the rules do vary from one local council to the next. Fortunately for our customers across North West London, we have decades of experience supplying skips across this part of the capital and we know the appropriate regulations. Our skips arrive with all necessary permits and paperwork completed for you, if needed.

What Items Can I Put in a Skip?

There are rules and regulations in place that determine what can be put into a skip for general waste disposal. The following items are among the most common types of garden and household waste that we collect. All of these are perfectly fine to be disposed of in this manner:

  • leaves, branches, and other green waste
  • metal
  • bricks, rubble, and wood
  • broken furniture
  • cardboard and plastic packaging
  • solidified paints
  • furnishings and non-electrical fittings
  • plastics
  • uncontaminated soil

What Items Can I Not Put in a Skip?

As well as the acceptable items listed above, there are certain types of waste that are prohibited from general waste collection. Often this is because they are hazardous materials or require specialised treatments before they can be disposed of safely. The following items all fall into this category and will not be collected by our team:

  • mattresses
  • glass
  • electrical equipment (including televisions and computers)
  • white goods (including fridges, freezers, and washing machines)
  • tyres
  • plasterboard
  • solvents, liquids, fuel, and paint
  • medical waste
  • asbestos
  • batteries

How Long Is The Skip Hire Contract?

When you hire a skip from T Kearney Skip Hire, you normally have it on your property for a week. If you need it for a longer period, we can arrange an extended term for you. If you fill your skip before the week is up, our team can collect the filled skip within 24 hours.

What Happens To My Rubbish After Collection?

We are an environmentally-friendly firm. All domestic and commercial waste is taken to a nearby waste transfer centre for sorting into recyclable and non-recyclable materials. The former is then taken to local recycling facilities for processing. In this way, we are able to minimise the amount of rubbish and waste material that ends up in local landfill.

Where Do You Cover?

We are based in Harrow, but our fleet of skip delivery trucks cover the whole of North West London. We have a dedicated crew of drivers who will deliver and collect your skips throughout the working day. Between us, we cover Barnet, Ealing, Edgware, Finchley, Harrow, Hendon, Kilburn, Northwood, Pinner, Stanmore, Uxbridge, Wembley, and beyond.

Get in Touch Contact Us


If you have a query about our skip hire services that has not been answered on this page, feel free to get in touch. You can contact T Kearney Skip Hire Ltd on 020 8903 0160 and speak to a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team.

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