Skip.ie FAQ

How can I tell what time my skip will arrive?

In your order you have specified AM (7am - 11.59am) or PM (12pm - 6pm) delivery. Please call us on 01 6235133 if you have any questions.

I ordered the wrong size skip, can I ammend my order?

Thortons will make every effort to facilitate a change in skip size. Charges will apply for a larger skip. Refunds are not available if you are changing to a smaller skip. Please call us on 01 6235133 for assistance or contact [email protected].

I need to change the date for my skip, can I do this?

We will make every effort to accommodate a change of date for your order. Please call us on 01 6235133 for assistance or contact [email protected].

I need my skip for longer than 4 days, how can I arrange this?

Our standard hire period is 4 days. If you wish to keep your skip for longer than this please contact us on 01 6235133 to make arrangements or contact [email protected].

I need to order skips on a regular basis, can I organise an account?

Thorntons are happy to provide rates for repeat skip ordering. We can provide a tailored solution to meet your needs and your budget. Please call our corporate department at 01 6235133 for assistance.

What material can I dispose of in my skip?

  • Material we DO Accept
  • Cardboard
  • Commercial Industrial Waste
  • Construction and Demolition waste
  • Food waste
  • Household waste
  • Magazines & Brochures
  • Mixed Metals
  • Mixed Recyclables
  • Papers & paper products
  • Timber
  • Subsoil / Topsoil
  • Pottery & china
  • Wood and wood products
  • Vegetable matter
  • Materials we DO NOT accept
  • Animal remains or carcasses
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Chemical Waste
  • Contaminated soil & stones
  • Electrical goods such as fridges, freezers, microwaves, televisions, computers etc
  • End of life vehicles, tyres
  • Fluorescent light bulbs /lighting
  • Hazardous hospital waste (including sharps containers etc)
  • Inks
  • Paints or empty paint tins
  • Waste Oils
  • Photographic waste
  • Pressurised vessels e.g. fire extinguishers
  • Road Sweepings
  • Sludges

How high can I fill my skip?

Each skip has a max fill line clearly indicated on its side. If the skip is filled beyond this point it cannot be collected for safety reasons and the driver will ask you to remove some material before he can load the skip.

In general, you should give some thought as to how you will fill your skip. Larger items need to be placed carefully if you are to avoid creating unfilled spaces that stop you getting the most out of your skip.

Will the material in my skip be recycled?

Yes. Since 2000, Thorntons Recycling has invested in excess of €40 million in developing state of the art recovery and recycling. We recycle in excess of 80% of all material received. All recyclable material is recovered including soil, stone, timber, metal, plastic, paper, green waste, etc.

Thorntons operates a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Killeen Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 12 and Dunboyne Industrial Estate, Co. Meath. The company also operates Ireland's largest compost facility in Ireland at Kilmainhamwood, Nobber, Co. Meath. All of these facilities are licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Apart from skips do thorntons provide any other services?

Over 20,000 residential customers in Dublin, Meath & Kildare trust us to manage their recycling and waste management services. For domestic customers in Meath and Kildare, we offer general waste, green and brown bin services, while for commercial clients we can handle everything from general waste & recycling, liquid waste disposal, food waste disposal and document shredding to end of life vehicle disposal. We are a fully integrated waste management and recycling company with a proven track record in delivering efficient, legal and economical waste management, recovery and recycling solutions for our customers.