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Terms & Conditions of Skip Hire


1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL


1.1 This Contract is for the provision of waste equipment and waste services (‘Equipment’), the hire of items and accessories (‘Plant’) and the resale of goods (‘Goods’) detailed on the Quotation or Order Acknowledgement. The parties to the Contract are:
  1. the ‘Hirer’ and, where the Hirer is not an individual acting in person, the ‘Signatory’ at the point of delivery.

  2. Enfield Skips Ltd, Company No: 3923360, Management of Controlled Waste Licence Registration No. WML80716 with registered offices at Kingswood Nursery, Theobalds Park Road, Enfield Middlesex EN2 9BH.
1.2 ‘Waste’ means all waste as described by the Hirer and as agreed by Enfield Skips Ltd and the Hirer to be removed from the Hirer’s site and excludes the following:
  1. substances hazardous to health such as toxic or corrosive materials or liquids

  2. any liquids of any kind whether contained or not

  3. cans, drums or other containers of any kind unless they are empty and crushed: so incapable of carrying any liquid

  4. medical waste of animal carcasses of any kind or quantity

  5. any other material not listed above however considered unsuitable for containment
    e.g. malodorous waste.
Section 34 (1) of the Environment Protection Act 1990 requires that a description of the type of waste (to be placed in a skip for example) be given, ‘The description must provide enough information to enable subsequent holders to avoid mismanaging the waste…’ This description must be given at the time of booking each skip.

1.3 These terms and conditions shall apply to the hire of Equipment and to the hire of all Plant between Enfield Skips Ltd and the Hirer and shall not be overridden by any terms and conditions of the Hirer.

1.4 Acceptance of the Equipment or Plant on site by the Hirer or its delivery on site in accordance with the Hirer’s instructions signifies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions unless otherwise agreed in writing.

1.5 Enfield Skips Ltd may terminate the Contract and repossess Equipment or Plant without affecting any rights to recover monies due, damages for breach of contract or other remedies where the Hirer is in breach or is involved in insolvency or liquidation proceedings.

1.6 Where Enfield Skips Ltd act as managing agent for the sourcing of Equipment or Plant, these Terms and Conditions may be subject to further specific conditions.

1.7 Where the Hirer deals with Enfield Skips Ltd as a consumer, these Terms and Conditions do not and will not affect the consumer’s statutory rights.

1.8 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed according to the laws of England.


2. USE OF EQUIPMENT ON THE HIRER’S SITE


The Hirer will conform with all statutory enactments and regulations and byelaws and regulations of local or other statutory authorities that apply to the Equipment or the Waste.

2.1 The Hirer shall not
  1. place or cause to be placed in the Equipment any thing other than Waste

  2. overload the Equipment. Section 34 of the Environment Act 1990 states that any person who produces waste is bound by a duty of care ‘…to prevent the escape of waste, that is, to contain it.’ Equipment therefore must not be overloaded above its maximum capacity. In the case of a skip, that is, not higher than the sides of the skip. It is illegal to transport overloaded skips. Skips and containers have weight limits and excess will be invoiced at the current Tonnage price.

  3. set fire to the contents of the Equipment

  4. interfere with the mechanism of the Equipment

  5. add on or attach to the Equipment any painting, sign-writing, lettering or advertising
  6. remove, deface or conceal any name plate or mark indicating the owner of the Equipment and afford at all reasonable times access to the Equipment to inspect or repair such name plates or marks

  7. move the Equipment from its point of delivery on site by any method whatsoever.



3. HIRE CHARGES


3.1 The stated hire charges on the Order Acknowledgement are for the duration of the Contract and include Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

3.2 Hire charges include carriage and delivery. A maximum of 10 minutes attendance by the delivery vehicle at the address specified by the Hirer is included. The Hirer will pay for further time.

3.3 Abortive carriage charges may be levied when delivery or collection has not been possible when undertaken in accordance with the Hirer’s instructions.

3.4 Where an approved credit or debit card transaction has taken place and subsequent payment shortfalls arise (e.g. in the case of unsuitable waste), Enfield Skips Ltd may process for payment the balance due. Similarly, Enfield Skips Ltd may process part payments at interim stages of the Contract.

3.5 Once an order is placed with Enfield Skips Ltd, a minimum period of 24 hours is required to cancel the order. Cancellations of orders within 24 hours may be subject to full charge as originally agreed with no refunds. No negotiations will be entered into.


4. PAYMENT TERMS


Payment terms for authorized credit customers are 28 days net from the date of the invoice. In accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, Enfield Skips Ltd reserve the right to charge interest on the late payment of commercial debts at base rate + 8%. The Hirer will pay all monies outstanding, on demand including interest on amounts overdue and will be liable for reasonable legal charges incurred by Enfield Skips Ltd in the recovery of Equipment or Plant or amounts due.


5. RESPONSIBILITY OF PERSON SIGNING


The person signing on site warrants that he has the authority of the Hirer to make the contract on the Hirer’s behalf. Enfield Skips Ltd shall be entitled to treat the Hirer as contractually bound by these Terms and Conditions unless the Hirer can demonstrate that there were no reasonable grounds to believe that such person had authority to bind the Hirer.


6. DELIVERY IN GOOD ORDER


The person signing on site has been afforded an opportunity to inspect the Plant that is deemed to be in good working order and wholly free from damage at the time of signature. If the Hirer has accepted the Plant on site, the Plant is also deemed to be in good working order and wholly free from damage at the time of delivery. Any shortages of Plant must be notified to Enfield Skips Ltd within 24 hours of the commencement of the hire and confirmed in writing within 72 hours. If the Hirer fails to do this, hire charges will continue and the Hirer may be responsible for the cost of replacing shortages in accordance with paragraph 10.


7. LOST, NON-RETURNED, DAMAGED OR UNCLEAN EQUIPMENT AND PLANT


The Hirer must immediately notify both Enfield Skips Ltd and the police of any loss or theft of the Equipment or Plant. If an item of Equipment or Plant is reported stolen, it must be accompanied with an incident number obtained from the police in order to terminate the hire. When the Equipment or Plant is not returned or is returned incomplete, the liability of the Hirer shall only cease when the Hirer pays the manufacturer’s current list price for the missing or incomplete item of Equipment or Plant. The Hirer agrees to pay all costs incurred in rectifying the condition of the Equipment or Plant if it is returned damaged, unclean or incomplete. In the case of Plant, hire charges will continue until such rectification is complete.


8. MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT AND PLANT AND BREAKDOWN PROCEDURES


The Hirer shall ensure that Equipment of Plant remains safe, serviceable and clean. Any breakdown or any unsatisfactory working of Equipment or Plant must be immediately notified to Enfield Skips Ltd. Under no circumstances shall the Hirer repair the Equipment or Plant unless authorized. Such Equipment or Plant must be returned for examination or when rectification elsewhere is requested, the Hirer agrees to pay the carriage.


9. SECURITY OF EQUIPMENT AND PLANT


The Hirer shall not sell or otherwise part with possession and/or control of the Equipment or Plant and shall remain responsible for the Equipment or Plant and its safekeeping during the hire period. Equipment or Plant must not be removed without the authority of Enfield Skips Ltd from the address to which the Equipment or Plant has been delivered. The Hirer shall keep the site at which the Equipment or Plant is located safe and secure.


10. ACCESS AND GROUND CONDITIONS


The Hirer is responsible for the provision of free and suitable access to and from the site (including the removal and reinstatement of local obstructions) and for ensuring suitable ground conditions for the erection, operation and dismantling of Equipment or Plant. No responsibility will be accepted for damage to any surface over which the Equipment of Plant has been moved to reach its intended position of use and the Hirer should therefore take steps to protect surfaces (paving slabs, soft ground and the like) before delivery of the Equipment or Plant.


11. HIRER’S RESPONSIBIILITY – THIRD PARTIES


The Hirer shall fully and completely indemnify Enfield Skips Ltd in respect of all claims by any person whatsoever for injury to person or loss or damage to property howsoever caused including all costs and charges in connection therewith and arising from or in connection with the use of the Equipment or Plant.


12. CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES


Enfield Skips Ltd shall not be liable for any consequential losses, expenses, liabilities, claims or proceedings whatsoever caused by, or arising out of, the late delivery, non-delivery, unsuitability or repossession of the Equipment or Plant, or any breakdown or defect in the Equipment of Plant.


13. INSURANCE AND NOTIFICATION OF ACCIDENTS


The Hirer shall be responsible for obtaining all prudent insurance cover, including third party liability and cover against loss or damage to the Equipment or Plant. The Hirer shall produce on demand to Enfield Skips Ltd a copy of the policy or policies. The Hirer shall hold on trust all policy proceeds in or towards satisfaction of the Hirer’s obligations under paragraph 9 above. If the Equipment of Plant is involved in any accident resulting in injury to persons or damage to property, immediate notice must be given to Enfield Skips Ltd by telephone and confirmed in writing.


14. PERIOD AND DETERMINATION OF HIRE


If the Hirer is an individual within the meaning of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, the maximum period of hire shall be 2 weeks (Periods extending 2 weeks must be arranged at time of booking, additional hire charges may apply). Enfield Skips Ltd shall be entitled at any time and for any reason whatsoever and without explanation to terminate with immediate effect the hire contract and to repossess the Equipment or Plant.


15. RIGHT OF ACCESS


The Hirer shall allow access to the Equipment or Plant at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspection, maintenance, replacement or repossession.


16. INVALIDATION


Should any of these Terms and Conditions be held to be invalid, such invalidation will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms and Conditions.


17. REFUND POLICY


Application for refunds, credit notes, copy order notes and invoices must be sent directly to Enfield Skips Ltd in writing addressed to the Managing Director for consideration by The Company Management.

All such requests must be received within in 14 days of invoice receipt.

Decisions will be made within 2 weeks of receipt of application, and refunds to successful applications made within 14 days of decision.



18. PRICING POLICY


Enfield Skips Ltd reserves the right to change prices, discount schemes and promotion at any time.


I / We agree to Enfield Skips terms and conditions detailed within this document.