Your BabySkip questions answered

There are many questions that arise when customers are considering BabySkip bags and collection.

Below we have endeavoured to answer the most frequently asked questions that come from new and existing customers. If the anwer to your query is not listed below, please contact us on +353 1 4299846 or click here to send an online query.

Where can I purchase your bags?

You can purchase our skip bags in most DIY stores. Please click here for a list of our stockists.

Can we lift over a wall?

Yes, our hydraulic lifting crane can lift over walls with a height of no more than 4ft. There must be access into the area where the bag is located to allow our driver space to hook the bag onto the crane.

Can we collect from a back/narrow lane?

Ideally we try not to collect bags from lanes as this can cause access issues for our truck. If you need to position your Babyskip bag down a lane, the lane must be wide enough to facilitate a fire engine.

How big is your Babyskip truck?

Our truck is 11ft wide and 33ft feet long. It also requires 1 foot on either side to gain access into narrow areas. Approximately the same size as a fire engine.

Can we collect from a basement?

No, unfortunately this is not a service we can provide. However with the Babyskip bags we can provide a wait and load service, please click here for details.

Can we collect from a garage?

No, unfortunately this is not a service we can provide as our truck is too large to reach into a garage. For more information on our wait and load services, click here.

Can we collect competitor’s bags?

Yes, we can collect competitor’s bags. Please call our office for prices.

What can I put in the bag?

Our bags are suitable for the following waste materials – garden waste, household waste. For a full list of what you can and can’t put in your Babyskip bag please click here

Can I pay by cash?

Ideally we do not allow our drivers to accept cash for security reasons. Our bags must be paid for using credit card or laser card. If this is not possible for you please contact our office.

Do I get a discount if I pay online?

No, there is no extra discount if you pay for the bags online.

Can I get a call the day beforehand?

Yes please mention when booking if you need a call beforehand and we will arrange that for you.

Do I have to be there to meet the driver?

No, we do not require you to be there to meet the driver as you pay for collection in advance so we do not require you to be there.

What can I not put in my bag?

You cannot dispose of hazardous, clinical waste, electrical waste and rubble in our Babyskip bags – for a full list of what you can and can’t put in your Babyskip bag please click here

Can you lift over a hedge?

Yes, we can lift over a hedge provided it is no more than 4ft high. However there must be access to the bag.

What areas do you collect from?

We collect BabySkip bags in all of Dublin and in certain areas in the following counties – Kildare, Wicklow, Louth, Meath, Waterford, Cork and Limerick.

Do I get my bag back after it has been collected?

No, your bag will be tipped with your waste in it, where it is then recycled.

How far from the road does my bag have to be?

Your bag can be no more than 14ft from a public road in order for our truck to be able to access it.

Can I put electrical waste into my bag?

No, Babyskip bags are not suitable for electrical waste. For more information on WEEE – electrical waste disposal please click here

How long does it take for my bag to be collected?

After booking in and paying for your bag to be lifted, it will be collected within 5 working days.

Can I have my bag collected on a specific day?

No, unfortunately the bags are just collected within 5 working days.

Can I have my bag collected at a specific time?

Unfortunately due to our busy schedules this is not a service we can provide.

Can I put domestic general waste in my bag?

You can dispose of house hold waste, but you cannot put food or ‘wet’ waste in a Babyskip bag.

Where does my full skip bag go?

Your full Babyskip bag will be brought to a licensed transfer facility where it will be segregated and sorted, where we guarantee to recycle as much of your waste material as possible.

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