Terms & Conditions

1) Acceptance

ACT Skip Hire (referred to as ASH in this document)

1.1 Any instructions received by ASH from the customer for the supply of services shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.

1.2 Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the customer, the terms and conditions are mandatory and can only be altered with the written consent of ASH.

1.3 Where more than one customer has entered the agreement, both parties are then jointly liable for all payments.

2) Price and Payment

2.1 At ASH’s sole discretion the price shall either be:

(a) as indicated on the invoices provided by ASH.
(b) ASH’s current price as at the date of order of the service.

2.2 ASH reserves the right to change the price in the event of any variation.

2.3 Payment is required before delivery :

(a) The payment shall be due at time of booking.

(b) Payment for approved Account Holders shall be due within 30 (thirty) days of the Statement date.

2.4 Payments for other invoiced customers shall be paid within 7 (seven) days from date of invoice.

2.5 Payment will be made by credit card, unless an account holder.

2.6 Other taxes, duties or additional charges that may be applicable shall be added to the price.

2.7 ACT Skip Hire reserves the right to hold your credit card information until after the skip bin has been collected, emptied and weighed. Any additional charges will charged to this credit card and a receipt sent

3) Types of loads

3.1 Mixed light loads have a weight allowance of 200 kilos per cubic meter.

3.2 Mixed heavy loads have a weight allowance of 500 kilos per cubic meter.

3.3 Green only loads are for green pruning’s only, which must be no longer than 2 meters and no greater than 20cm in diameter.(No soil or tanbark)

3.4 One material type only loads must be clean. Concrete only, soil only, paper only etc. These bins have no weight allowance.

3.5 Masonry Mix loads may contain a mix of bricks, concrete, tiles, pavers and slate. The weight allowance is 1 ton per cubic meter.

3.6 Soil and Turf loads may contain the top layer of lawn. The weight allowance is 1 ton per cubic meter.

4) Additional Charges

4.1 ASH shall accept for disposal at an additional charge

TyresCar $15.00 4WD $25.00 Truck $35

Mattress & Inner Spring Bed bases – $40.00 each. We transport all mattresses to Soft Landing www.softlanding.com.au

Liquids– No liquids are to be placed in the bin. Charges will apply (disposal and cleaning fees). This includes Paint, Oil, Chemicals.

Putrid Waste is not accepted in our bins. An additional charge of $60-$100 will be charged for additional handling.

Hazardous Waste is not to be placed in our bins.

4.2 EWaste (Electronic Waste) may have extra charges. This is due to Government regulation.

4.3 Additional days 2m3 or 3m3 = $10 per day / 4m3 or 6m3 = $20 per day / 10m3 = $40 per day

4.4 In the event that the customer is unable to accept delivery of the bin, then ASH shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for re-delivery/ call out fee $60.

4.5 Out of area charge applies to some suburbs. This is confirmed when booking bin.

4.6 In the event of driver waiting there will be an extra charge of $30 per 15 minutes.

4.7 In the event the bin is overfull, an additional $60 leveling fee will apply if the driver is able to level the load. If the driver is unable to level the load a $60 call out fee will apply and you will be required to level the skip ASAP. (extra day charges also apply) Due to RTA regulations your rubbish must be level with the top of the bin. We will not carry unsafe loads

We will not carry unsafe loads.

4.8 Overweight fees occur if weight allowance is exceeded

4.9 Insulation must be bagged. You will be charged containment fee $100 if not bagged

5) Hire Period

5.1 Hire charges will start from the day the bin is delivered by ASH and will continue until the bin is collected by ASH.

5.2 No allowance whatsoever can be made for time in which the bin is not in use for any reason; Unless ASH confirms arrangements in writing.

5.3 Minimum hire guarantees 2 full days (over 3 nights)

5.4 Weekly hire guarantees 6 full days (7 nights)

6) Delivery of Services

6.1 At ASH’s sole discretion the cost of delivery is included in the price.

6.2 In order to deliver the service the customer is required to provide clear and free access to the nominated site.

6.3 ASH shall not be liable for any loss or damage due to the failure to deliver the bin as agreed, due to circumstances beyond control of ASH.

6.4 The loading and unloading of a bin may damage your concrete driveway, pavement, pathway, grass or surface, including any underground systems. ASH do not accept any responsibility for any damage caused as a result of our loading and unloading of the bin.

6.5 ASH does not accept responsibility for any damages past curb side on directions given from you the customer for the skip bin placement. Includes but not limited to the bogging of trucks while trying to deliver or pick up your skip bin. Additional charges may apply.

7) Overloading

Due to RTA regulations your rubbish must be level with the top of the bin. If your bin is overfull, extra charges will apply. We will not carry unsafe loads. In the event the bin is overfull, an additional charge of $60 will apply

8) Customer Responsibilities

8.1 The Customer shall;

(a) at time of booking, disclose the details of the items to be placed in the bin.

(b) satisfy themselves at booking that the bin is suitable for their purposes.

(c) notify ASH within 24 hours by telephone of any accident or incident arising from our service.

(d) only use the bin for its intended purpose.

(e) be held responsible for any damage to the bin during hire period. Cleaning fees may apply for inappropriate use.

(f) not move the bin from where it was originally placed on delivery. If done so the customer will be charged a fee.

(g) not alter, deface or erase any identifying marks from the bin.

8.2 Immediately on request by ASH the customer will pay:

(a) The new list price of any bin that is damaged to the point of being written off or not returned to ACT Skip Hire.

(b) All costs incurred in cleaning the bin and or truck.

(c) The cost of repairing any damage to the bin caused by the customer or customer’s agent.

9) Cancellation

9.1 In the event that the services are cancelled the customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by ASH.

9.2 ASH may cancel any contract to which these terms and conditions apply or cancel delivery of services at any time before the services are delivered by giving written and or verbal notice to the customer. On giving the notice ASH shall repay the customer any sums paid in respect of the price. ASH will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from such cancellation.

10) Dangerous Items

Unless otherwise agreed in advance, the customer shall not use the bin to dispose or store any explosive, flammable, illegal or dangerous items. The customer shall be liable for all loss or damage whatsoever caused by the storage or carriage of any dangerous items.

The customer acknowledges that the bin shall not be used to dispose of asbestos, car batteries, gas bottles, bullets, fuel cans containing fuel, household chemicals, liquids and wet paint.

11) General

11.1 ASH reserves the right to review these terms and conditions at any time. If following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which ASH notifies the customer of the change.

11.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and or subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of ACT.

12) Default and Consequences of default

12.1 In the event that the customer’s payment is dishonoured for any reason the customer shall be liable for any dishonour fee’s incurred by ASH.

12.2 If the customer defaults in payment of any invoices when due, the customer shall indemnify ASH from and against all costs incurred by ASH in pursuing the debt, including legal and collection costs.

12.3 ASH shall be under no liability whatsoever to the customer for any indirect loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the customer arising out of breach by ASH of these terms and conditions.

12.4 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of god, war, terrorism, strike, lock- out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.

13) Privacy

13.1 The customer and or guarantor/s agree for ASH to obtain credit history from a credit information provider.

13.2 The Customer and or guarantor/s agree that ASH may exchange information about the customer and the guarantor/s with those credit providers either named as a trade referee by the customer or named in a consumer credit report, issued by a credit reporting agency for the following purposes:

(a) To assess an application lodged by the customer.

(b) To notify other credit providers of a default by the customer.

(c) To exchange information with other credit providers as to the status of this credit account, where the customer is in default with other credit providers.

(d) to assess the credit worthiness of customer and or guarantor/s.

13.3 The customer consents to ASH being given a consumer credit report to collect overdue payment on commercial credit (section 18k (I) (H) Privacy act 1988).

13.4 The customer agrees that personal credit information provided may be used and retained by ASH for the following purposes and for other purposes, as shall be agreed between the customer and ASH, or required by law from time to time;

(a) Provision of services

(b) Marketing of services by ASH, it’s agents or distributors in relation to the services

(c) Analyzing, verifying and or checking the customers status in relation to provision of services.

(d) processing of any payment instructions, direct debit facilities and/or credit facilities requested by the customer.

(e) enabling the daily operation of customer accounts and or the collection of amounts outstanding in the customer’s account in relation to the services.

13.5 ASH may give information about the customer to a credit reporting agency for the following purposes;

(a) To obtain a consumer credit report about the customer.

(b) Allow the credit reporting agency to create or maintain a credit information file containing information about the customer.