A skip can be used for a wide variety of applications from the smallest gardening jobs and home renovation projects, to the largest house clearance and large scale demolition and construction projects.
Most household or construction material can go in a skip – floors, sofas, furniture, old bikes, BBQs, metal and electrical items. You can also dispose of organic green waste, tree tops, earth, rubble, concrete etc.
There are certain items that cannot and should not be disposed of in a skip. These are mostly hazardous or specialist waste items such as roofing or pipe asbestos, car batteries and tyres, household bin waste or food material, chemicals or pesticides, wet or liquid paints or solvents.If in doubt leave it out and ask…
When choosing a skip size that’s right for your project the most important thing is to have a good idea of what it is you need to place in the skip. With that information Fitzgerald’s sales team will be very helpful in advising the correct size skip. You can also view our online skip size videos. The “rule of thumb”is to order the next size up from what you think you may need!
Fitzgerald Skip Hire services all of Limerick City, most of County Limerick and parts of Clare and Tipperary. To see our full areas see our maps on the Skip pages.
Skip hire costs can vary in different ways.kip size, waste type, delivery location and hire term are the factors that dictate the cost of a skip. The first step is to speak with our customer sales team who will help you decide on these factors and give you a quote before you purchase. You can also check our area map and view our online video skip size tutorials to help decide on skip size is required.
The normal hire term of a skip is 4 days. This is included in your price. However if you need a skip longer this can be arranged with our staff. On some occasions there may be an extra charge for longer hire terms. If you require the skip for less time the price is the same and can be arranged for earlier pick up.
Not a problem – if you fill the skip sooner than arranged just call our office and our customer care team will be more than happy to help with arranging an earlier collection time.
If you need to keep a skip longer simply call our office and our customer care team will be happy to help in organising a longer hire time if it’s possible.
Our opening hours are: 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday • 8am – 1pm Saturday • We are closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Yes, normally a skip can be placed in your driveway. A skip has roughly the same footprint as a car.However, on some occasions it is not possible to place the skip in the driveway if the road or gate entrance is too narrow to direct the truck onto your property, or if you have low hanging trees or electrical cables over your drive.
Yes skips can be placed over walls or into your garden provided that the delivery truck can get within one metre of your wall or garden and the wall is no more than 1 metre tall.
Yes in some cases a skip can be placed on a public road/pavement provided certain criteria is met. On a public road or pavement in the metropolitan area of Limerick City requires an on-street Permit from the Local Authority. This has to be applied for 48 hours prior to skip delivery. This will be taken care of by Fitzgerald Skip Hire on your behalf at no extra cost. Delivery location has to be approved by the Local Authority and Fitzgerald Skip Hire. In some cases it is not possible to place a skip on a public road or pavement e.g. on a narrow road or pavement, bus lanes, taxi rank, pedestrian crossings, double yellow lines or the bend of a road.
Most private and public housing estates are ok.
No you the customer do not need a permit to hire a skip being delivered to your private property.Fitzgerald Skip Hire hold all the relevant collection/handling permits and licences. These can be found in our Documents section.
Here at Fitzgerald’s Skip Hire we recycle 100% of skip waste. Waste no longer goes to a landfill or the rubbish dump – all skip waste is returned to our fully licenced waste transfer facility at Fitzgerald’s Recycling Park, Limerick. Once the waste arrives at the facility it is weighed and then goes through a rigorous sorting process by manual and mechanical means.
Different waste materials are sent to other licenced facilities, according to type and size for further processing and recycling.