Frequently Asked Questions

Have a look at the frequently asked questions for WOODSIDE Containers. We’re based in South Norwood, London, and we provide top-class skip hire and outstanding rubbish removal services. Don’t worry if you’re not sure what skip you need, or if you have any other queries about our services. Simply take a look at our frequently asked questions, and if the answer isn’t here, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Do I Need Permission from the Local Council to Hire a Skip?

Permission (in the form of a licence) is only needed if the skip is to be located on a public road. Your local council will charge a fee for this, which varies depending on the borough in which you live.

In some cases, you will need to arrange a licence before the skip can be ordered, in others, WOODSIDE will be happy to do this for you, providing you give at least 24 hours' notice.

Skips on the road must be lit and it is the hirer's responsibility to provide the lights. Merton and Lambeth councils need 5 days' notice to issue a licence. Please allow for this period when ordering your skip.

Is There Waste That Cannot Go into the Skips?

Yes, there are a small number of items that we’re unable to dispose of. These include:

  • Fridges and Freezers
  • Contaminated Waste
  • Asbestos
  • Gas Bottles
  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres
  • TVs

What Long Can I Keep the Skip for?

Skips are hired for 14 days.

How Do I Order a Skip?

How Do I Pay for the Skip?

We accept cash, cheques, and all major credit and debit cards.

Can I Cancel a Skip Once It Has Been Ordered?

WOODSIDE Containers will refund cancelled skip orders in full, providing at least 24 hours of notice is given. If a road licence has already been ordered, however, the local authority will not refund the fee and you will still be charged.

For further information on our skip hire, CALL US, in South Norwood, London.


WOODSIDE Containers

South Norwood


SE25 5EU



Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Proudly Serving Customers in South Norwood, London, Croydon, South Croydon, Bromley, Coulsdon, Purley, some of Lambeth, Shirley, Addington, New Addington, Thornton Heath, Beckenham, West Wickham, Bromley, Norbury, Selhurst, Whyteleafe, Purley, Norwood, and Anywhere within a 10 Mile Radius of South Norwood.

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