Skip Hire Terms & Conditions

WARNING: SKIPS ARE NOT TO BE FILLED BEYOND WATER LEVEL. OUR DRIVERS ARE FORBIDDEN UNDER HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK, ROAD TRAFFIC & LITTER ACTS TO REMOVE OVERLOADED SKIPS.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

Household food waste, Animal remains or carcasses, Asbestos, Batteries, Chemical Waste, Contaminated soil & stones, Fridges & Freezers, End of life vehicles, tyres, Fluorescent light bulbs/lighting, Hazardous hospital waste (including sharps containers etc.), Inks, Paint or empty paint tins, Waste oils, Photographic waste, Pressurised vessels e.g. fire extinguishers, Road sweepings, Sludges

Skip Hire Terms & Conditions

1.GENERAL

In these conditions of sale and/or Hire, the expression “The Company” shall mean Greyhound Commercial and/or Greyhound Recycling, Crag Avenue, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, Dublin 22, D22 E718. All contracts with the Company shall be deemed to incorporate these terms and conditions. No variation or addition to them shall form part of any contract unless specifically accepted by the Company in writing and they shall over-ride and take the place of any other terms and conditions in any document or other communication used by the buyer in concluding the contract with the Company. “Customer” means the person, firm, company, corporation, public authority or body to whom the Company supply equipment on hire.

2.ORDER PROCESS AND PAYMENT

a) Our display of products on our website is an invitation and not an offer to sell those goods to you.

b) An offer is made when you place the order for your products. We will not have made a contract with you unless and until we accept your offer (see point (e) below).

c) We take payment from your card when we process your order and have checked your card details. Goods are subject to availability. If we are unable to supply the goods, we will inform you of this as soon as possible. A full refund will be given if you have already paid for the goods.

d) If you enter a correct e-mail address we will send you an order acknowledgement e-mail . These are not order confirmation or order acceptance from us.

e) Unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order or you have cancelled it, order acceptance and the creation of the contract between you and us will take place at the point the goods you have ordered are to be delivered to the address you have given us. It does not take place until that stage, even though we may have debited your card (see (c) above) or we have sent acknowledging e-mails (see (d) above).

f) If an error is discovered in the price of the goods you have ordered, we will inform you and issue a full refund as soon as possible. We shall be under no obligation to fulfil an order for an item which was advertised at an incorrect price. If the item(s) has been charged and not despatched, we will cancel and refund your order.

g) The contract will be formed at the place of dispatch of the goods.

h) All orders that you place on this website will be subject to acceptance in accordance with clause (e) of these terms and conditions.

i) Please print the order acknowledgement / email for your own record.

j) You will be charged the current price for buying goods from our website at the date you place your order. All prices are displayed on our website and are inclusive of VAT. We reserve the right to amend prices if there is a change in the rate of VAT (where applicable). All total prices for goods and services shown at the checkout represent the total price payable by the customer for those items.

k) We do our best to make sure that prices are correctly shown but very occasionally an error may occur. If this should happen, we will correct the price and ask you to confirm whether you still wish to purchase the goods at the correct price. If we are unable to contact you, we will treat the order as cancelled. We will not accept an order if there is a pricing error.

l) No forbearance or indulgence by the Company shown or granted to the customer shall in any way effect or prejudice the rights of the Company or be taken as a waiver of the terms of this or any other clause in these conditions.

3. DELIVERY&REMOVAL

a) The time quoted for the delivery of goods, whether for purchase or hire, shall not be the essence of the contract, and the Company shall not be liable for any loss, injury, damage or expense consequent upon any delay in the delivery of the goods or services.

b) Should the Company be delayed in or prevented from making a delivery of the goods or services due to war, strikes, lockouts, fires, floods, explosion, labour disturbances, trade disputes or shortages in raw materials or due to any other cause whatsoever beyond the control of the Company, the Company shall be at liberty to cancel or suspend the order without incurring any liability for any loss or damage arising therefrom.

c) The Company shall not be liable for any damages, discrepancy or shortage in the goods sold or hired unless the customer notifies both the Company and the carrier within 48 hours of the time of delivery of the goods.

d) In the case of waste disposal/skip hire, the Company shall as far as practicable notify the approximate time of delivery of the skip. The customer will in all cases indicate either in advance or at the time of delivery, the location and site where delivery is desired and in default of such indication, the Company shall be entitled to deposit the skip wherever the Company shall deem most suitable and convenient, but without any liability or responsibility to the customer or any third party arising out of the Company’s choice of such location of delivery.

e) The Company at all times reserves the right to refuse delivery of the goods at any particular location where in the opinion of the Company, a danger or risk will be treated thereby being in particular, a risk of danger or injury to third parties. The Company reserves the right to refuse delivery to a site where any such delivery would be contrary to any law or bye-law in force.

f) The Company reserves the right at the date of creation of any contract for hire, to require prior sight of a suitable public liability insurance policy indemnifying the hirer in respect of any third party claims that may arise out of the use of the goods on hire by the hirer.

Although Greyhound will always endeavour to remove the skip on the date requested by the customer, sometimes  we may not be in a position to complete removal on said date and may have to delay the removal by a number of days in worst case scenarios. Greyhound will not be responsible for a delay in removal and the customer acknowledges that the removal will date is not a guarantee.

4. DUTIES OF HIRER/CUSTOMER

a) The buyer and/or hirer shall not reply upon any representation concerning any goods supplied unless the same shall have been made by the Company in writing.

b) The Company shall be under no liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense of any nature or description, however arising, resulting from the use or conversion of the goods by the buyer, and the buyer shall at all times keep the Company indemnified in respect of any claim by a third party for loss, damage, expense, injury or death resulting as aforesaid.

c) The customer will use waste disposal skips and containers only for the disposal of suitable materials under the European Communities (Toxic Dangerous Waste) Regulations 1982, and will not deposit hazardous or toxic waste in the said skips and/or container.

d) The customer shall not overload any such skip or container and the Company reserves the right to refuse to remove or collect such skip. The decision of the Company shall be final in this regard.

e) The customer will have full liability and responsibility for the hired goods until collected by the Company regardless as to whenever the collection takes place. In the case of waste disposal skip hire, it is the customer’s responsibility to inform the Company when the skip is full.

f) The Company shall have the right to remove hired goods including waste disposal skips and/or containers without prior consultation with the hire/customer, and without liability arising out of the same, save that the Company will reimburse to the hire/ customer the proportion of hire charge relating to the period of such early collection.

g) The customer shall be responsible for giving proper notice in writing to the Company’s employees and agents of any special site conditions and safe working procedures in any way affecting the discharge of the Company’s obligations under this contract and shall be responsible for the proper supervision of loading and/or collection of waste into the equipment. The Company reserves the right to refuse to service any order if it reasonably considers that the work required might place at risk any person, vehicle, equipment or property.

h) The customer shall be wholly responsible for the safety of all persons (including the employees and agents of the Company) within the boundaries of the customer’s premises.

i) The customer shall bear all risks involved in connection with the siting and the use of the equipment and failure to comply with any of the customer’s obligations in these waste specification terms of service. The customer shall indemnify the Company against all proceedings and claims for any loss, damage, personal injury or loss of life arising from any of the customer’s undertakings and obligations under contract howsoever caused.

j) The customer shall not burn anything in the equipment nor place any marking on, nor sublet nor part with possessions of any equipment and shall be responsible to the Company for any loss or damage to the equipment (other than ordinary wear or tear) and for the cost of repairs and expenses resulting from customers failure to take reasonable care of same.

k) Where the equipment is placed (whether by the Company on the customer’s instruction or otherwise) on a highway footpath (whether public or private) or any public place, the customer shall be absolutely responsible therefore, for the siting and lighting thereof, for obtaining all necessary permissions and licences (including those under the Highways Act) and for ensuring observation of the terms and conditions thereof.

l) The Company shall not be liable for any damage to surfaces, manholes, walls or property, caused by the Company vehicles or equipment while on the buyer’s premises and the buyer will, at all times, keep the Company indemnified in respect of a claim by a third party for loss, damage or expense of any nature or description resulting as aforesaid. NON-RETURNED, LOST, STOLEN, DAMAGED OR UNCLEAN EQUIPMENT    

m) The company also holds the Hirer or their Agent responsible to ensure that the skip is clearly visible during hours of darkness and complies with any local authority bye laws/regulations, which may be applicable to their relevant area

n) Hiring period may also be terminated on the instructions of a member of An Garda Siochana or any other authorised official. The Company will not reimburse the Hirer/Client for any losses incurred in such and event.

N.B. The combined weight of a skip/vehicle can be up to 30.48 tonnes. Most residential ground surfaces are designed to accommodate light vehicles, please bear this in mind when seeking to have skips deposited on same. Hirer must bring to the attention of the driver any hazards on the property i.e. manhole covers, utility cables overhanging trees etc..

5. FAIR USAGE

4 Yard Skip: Fair Usage weight = 750KG.  Surplus weight will be charged at a pro-rata fee of €85.00 Per tonne or part thereof.

6 Yard Skip: Fair Usage weight = 1,500KG.  Surplus weight will be charged at fee of €85.00 Per tonne or part thereof.

14 Yard Skip: Fair Usage weight = 2,500KG.  Surplus weight will be charged at fee of €85.00 Per tonne or part thereof.

20 Yard Skip: Fair Usage weight = 5 tonnes.  Surplus weight will be charged at fee of €85.00 Per tonne or part thereof.

6. RIGHTS OF ACCESS

The customer authorises the Company to enter any land or premises where it is reasonably believed equipment is held, in order to inspect, repair, replace or repossess it.

7. LAW

These conditions shall be construed in accordance with and governed by Irish Law.