G.J. Bowmer (Waste Disposal) Limited

Conditions of Hire


  1. EC regulations state that we cannot accept loads with paints or solvents in, or co-mingled loads consisting of any of the following wastes:All fluorescent tubes (containing mercury)
    Asbestos material
    Cathode ray tubes (TV’s and computer monitors)
    Gas Bottles
    Household chemicals (paints, solvents, pesticides etc.)
    Household batteries
    Wood containing dangerous substances
    Waste electrical and electronic equipment containing dangerous substances


  1. Customers warrant either:
    • That the waste material is of such a nature that the regulations issued by the Secretary of State under the Deposit of Poisonous Waste Act 1972 (herein called the Act) in force on the date of the removal of each loaded container exempt the waste material being removed from the provisions of the Act or
    • That the required notice has been served under the provisions of the Section 3(1) of the Act on the required authority in the form required by Section 3(2) of the Act covering removal of each loaded container


  1. Customers requesting or ordering vehicles delivering or collecting containers to leave the road shall reimburse us in full in respect of any loss, costs, claims, damages or expenses we may sustain whether it is a result of damage to the vehicle to the container or to the property of the customer or third party including damage to the road margins and pavements.


  1. Customers shall reimburse us in respect of any loss or damage to the containers whilst on hire to them from whatsoever cause the same may arise (fair wear and tear excepted). Customers shall also be fully indemnify us in any claim for injuries to persons or property arising out of the use of the containers whilst on hire to them howsoever the same may be caused or arise and in particular customers undertake
    • NOT TO LIGHT FIRES in the container nor to burn anything therein
    • Not to place any corrosive acid or noxious substance or liquid cement or concrete in the container
    • To ensure that the container is not filled above the level of the sides thereof
    • To pay all the extra expense and costs including possibly a new container which may result from non-observance of the above


  1. Overloaded skips will not be removed until excess has been unloaded at the customer’s liability.


  1. One clear working day’s notice is required to terminate the hiring of the container. Customers undertake to fill the skip within the period of the licence granted under the Highways Act and to give us notice of its reading for collection. Skips will not be collected until payment has cleared.


  1. Customers should ensure the safe loading of materials into containers. Ownership of the contents of any container shall pass to us upon collection unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  2. In the event of the Highway Authority or the Police exercising their powers to, or to cause us to light, move or remove the container during the period of hire, the customer acknowledges that he is responsible for all costs thereby incurred.


  1. If the hirer directs the vehicle delivering or collecting a container to leave the public highway they shall fully indemnify the above company in respect of any claims losses.


  1. Customer’s own responsibility to see skips are not overloaded.


  1. Level loads only permitted.


  1. Damage to skips whilst on hire will be paid for by the customer – wear and tear excepted.