Hi all, I've ordered a hippo bag - which is basically a huge refuse bag that we'll put garden waste into (it's far more than the council will collect). The company collects the bag from the road. So in effect, it's taking up a space on the road as a skip would. I gather on the council website that skip permits are applied for by businesses who do the skip hire. Can one obtain a skip permit as an individual? Of course I could just put the bag on the road the night before collection - but I'm not sure whether that's 100% right. But maybe there is no option for me to 'book' a space on the road. Thanks.
Kevin Wilson ● 142d9 Comments
Well I'm not going to suggest that you put a bath or a carpet in a wheelie bin but there are lots of other stuff that you could put in them. You can get a bath in a Hippo bag though. BTW the OP was talking about gardening waste and not about any of those things...
Philippa Bond ● 138d
Yeah, couldn’t imagine any takers for the mouldy carpets, bits of broken chairs and tables and glass that went in my Hippo bag. All rubbish left courtesy of previous house occupants!
Simon Hayes ● 138d
Probably because the stuff that goes in skips or Hippo bags is bulky and not the sort of thing that one can put in normal bins.
Raymond Havelock ● 138d
Since many people have wheelie bins and bags that they don't use every possible collection date - what's to stop you making friends and sharing with each other once in a while? With each other's permission - of course?
Philippa Bond ● 139d
Hippo Bags are good but you have to load them carefully so as to avoid them splitting. They are lifted and you have to make sure the space outside does not have a vehicle blocking it. They can be left in the road if dropped off and collected within a part day- same as for aggregate delivery.A lot of skip companies now do same hour drops which require no prior permits.In effect they turn up drop the skip. Park up or go and have a cuppa, Then you fill the skip. This works with teams of builders of friends. But requires organising.Some residents share a skip and if lucky enough use one off street drive and club together, but theres always one who loads far more than the others but won't pay in proportion, so again it needs a bit of clear organising. Far better would be Council Community skip weeks which Ealing actually used to do. And were overseen. Charges were fair and in our street able residents helped many of the less able to have a clear out. They did this for several years.
Raymond Havelock ● 139d
Thanks all. Indeed, but that strikes me as a bit risky to crane them over a hedge, then over parked cars. But as others have said, maybe best to let them confirm.
Kevin Wilson ● 141d
The Hippo bag website says you shouldn't leave them in the road but keep them on your property, from where they can crane them out.
Peter Evans ● 141d
You can no longer apply for a skip as an individual as to get a skip permit you need a waste carriers licence. Even then the permits are expensive £100 in Ealing which is why skip hire is now so ruddy expensive. I would talk to the people who are supplying the Hippo bag as they must encounter this problem daily. They will hopefully offer a solution.
N V Brooks ● 142d