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“They will use any half baked excuse they can not to...”

Written on: 12/12/2013

They will use any half baked excuse they can not to collect your hippobag, and then tell you they are keeping half your money. That is their entire business model. They currently have £140 of my money for doing nothing, and that does not include the initial cost of the bag. DO NOT USE HIPPOWASTE.CO.UK This 1star review flatters them… Read Full Review

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“Not Friendly, Slow and will try to rip you off!”

Written on: 22/10/2013

pick up between 1-5 working days, they arrive on the last day, and do not take the waste as they claim that there is a tyre buried under rubble. At this point its my word against theirs and they are totally ignorant and refuse to be of any assistance. Driver did not ring bell, instead left a calling card outside the door not even in letter box. Attempted to call up half hour later however told i now have to pay 60 pounds extra to get driver to return. They claim he did ring the bell however… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Everything was perfect”

Written on: 11/10/2013

After reading the reviews I was a bit worried, that there might be a problem with the collection of the bag. I've bought the bag from their website and booked the collection online. On the second day after booking the collection the truck came and only after 10mins the bag was loaded into the truck and the guy drove away. He was very precise when loading the bag, didn't want us to move the nearby parked car, instead he found an alternative way to load it. I was very happy with the overall cost… Read Full Review

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“Nice bag no collection”

Written on: 21/09/2013 by Claretc (1 review written)

Purchased and filled the Hippo bag and rang for collection where no advice about accesses given. 10 days later the bag was still not collected. Voicemail left sayin they could not gain access to the property. On returning the call they claim to have sent two sizes of lorry (strange nobody saw them an not on CCTV). They said my drive was inaccessible - strange - fire service, removals lorry, grab loaders have all accessed it. They said my drive had to be more than 12 feet in width - strange as… Read Full Review

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“Be Very Careful”

Written on: 14/07/2013

My bag was left on my wide path about 7 metres from the road, access for even a very large grab lorry would be simple. It was 2/3 full of building rubble so it would have been a very easy loading operation. It turned out that Hippobag had specified 4 metres which I had overlooked, I accept that this was my error. But the driver simply drove away, without bothering to ring the bell so that we could work out a solution. The office told me that he had called at 7AM and that their drivers are… Read Full Review

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“Failure to collect”

Written on: 16/05/2013 by Bromiley (1 review written)

A Hippo bag was recommended by my builder so I bought one. However it is now 9 days (7 working days) since I booked collection and it has still not been picked up. I have phoned and been told it will be collected in the next few days, when a driver is next in the vicinity. The bag is taking up a residents' parking place where I live which is causing me problems with neighbours. I will not be using this service again. It would have been quicker, cheaper and more efficient to take it to the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent, thoroughly good service, would recommend”

Written on: 16/12/2012

I bought the bag from Hippo online, the bag arrived quickly. The best part for me is that you don't have to worry with any permissions from the council or anything like that. I have a small wall at the front of my garden, I put the bag in the garden close to this and loaded everything into it. When I booked the pickup the arrived promptly and the crane on the back of the truck just reached over, grabbed, and they were off. They were cheaper than skips as well. Would definitely recommend! … Read Full Review

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“A rubbish service alright!”

Written on: 13/09/2012

If you use this service read the Ts and Cs very carefully because they are very strict and try and hit you with extra charges for anything. Not within 4 yards of the highway? Gate not 13' wide? Some plasterboard in the bag? Kerching! Need a smaller vehicle to get access? Another £35. Couldn't get access? They charge 50% of the fee. No refunds. I really don't think they have a business without the fines. It's just cheaper and easier to get someone licensed to take it to your local tip. And they… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great no fuss service”

Written on: 01/08/2012 by Foxley34 (2 reviews written)

General Comments I had lots of garden waste to dispose of and needed a solution in a hurry and a hippobag was easy and convenient to buy. I arranged my collection through the internet which was an easy, painless experience. I filled my bag Saturday and it was collected Tuesday. Good Points Soooo very easy if you read the instructions and follow them. The placing of the bag, the type of waste and the fact that you need to leave it clear for 5 days is the key to this service. It was, for me… Read Full Review

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“Highly Recommend Hippobags”

Written on: 27/07/2012

Putting in a new bathroom, we were decided to use a Hippobag as it was so much cheaper than a skip. Read directions on the bag - filled it up with all the rubble. I chose to phone them to pay and arrange for collection - 2 days later it was collected first thing in the morning. super product, super staff - I highly recommend them… Read Full Review

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“Employing dangerous dtrivers”

Written on: 05/05/2012 by johnpycroft (1 review written)

The driver of vehicle number HX 06 EVG - on the morning of the 30 th April , followed me along the A 40 ( for several miles ): between Highnam and Birdwood . Most of this road is along restricted speed areas - either 30 or 50 mph with ( so say )cameras covering . The driver of this HGV vehicle was reckless - to say the least ! He continued to press me to break the speed limits - often within twelve feet of my exhaust , but aggressivly sounding off his horn too . Needless to say , I… Read Full Review

Browny1978's Response to johnpycroft's Review

Written on: 15/04/2013

What a self righteous idiot u r, you've reported him to the company so why carry on about reporting to police, who will in fact tell you there is nothing they can do as its your word against his!!! So get back to your train spotting

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★★★★★

“Great service - next day pick up.”

Written on: 26/04/2012

Had 3 mega 1.5t bags with soil from the garden. Picked up next day with no fuss, helpful on the phone and good value for what I wanted. Was worried about the weight and location after reading reviews but no problems - guess follow the instructions to the letter and all is ok. Would prob use a skip next time as the bags do not hold much soil so kept having to go back and buy more!! Really more suitable for light big items that you can't take to the tip in a car, all in all very good set up… Read Full Review

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“Can never pick up. Loads of hidden costs”

Written on: 13/02/2012

My experience with Hippo Bag was good up to the point of the pick up. The lady whom I spoke with on the phon ewas fine an dthe pick up was organised for when I was away so my car would not be in my drive. The Midi, small Hippo Bag was filled with rubble and wood and was left on my tarmac drive just off the road. When I got back from holiday my Hippo bag was still there even though I had filled in a disclaimer to waiver any damage to my drive. I then rang them and they stated that the driver… Read Full Review

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“Terrible Hidden fees”

Written on: 13/09/2011 by Jez1 (1 review written)

The bag is a great idea, but as with everything there are always hidden fees. 1 If the bag is too heavy then there's a fee 2 they choses a pick up date and if you can do that then guess what there's a cancellation fee, even though you have not said you can gbe there 3 if they decide they cannot pick the bag up may be a tree or a car in the way, hey, there's a fee. I had three bags of mud, I could only fill 2/3rds full but I have no idea how much that weighs, the bags cost £36, then the pick… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I was really pleased with how quick my bag was picked...”

Written on: 19/10/2010

I was really pleased with how quick my bag was picked up. When I considered using a hippobag I read reviews and the most common negeative point was that they tended to pick the bag up on the 5th working day. I am pleased to report I booked my pick up on Sunday and expected to wait until Friday for the bag to be gone. No it was picked up on the Tuesday how good is that… Read Full Review

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“ Buy your Hippobag from DIY stores,Take home. When...”

Written on: 21/04/2010

Buy your Hippobag from DIY stores,Take home. When you are ready to clear
your house/garden/garage or shed, no rush, there is no time limit, only
your own convenience. When full, ring up or go on line as I did, to arrange
collection, I payed by card there and then, Hippowaste picked up within 4
days. No messing!! done and dusted. Plus I had Two bags picked up from my
home to which they give me a discount, being the cost of one bag.
Very convenient way of disposal via Hi-ab. A skip requires… Read Full Review

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“I think Hippowaste Waste Bags are a reasonable price...”

Written on: 06/08/2008

I think Hippowaste Waste Bags are a reasonable price if you have a small amount of household waste to get rid of, not if it is soil or heavy items. To start the bags are painful if you are filling them with loose material like soil, they don't keep their shape and you keep having to try and shift the soil around to get it level. And the small print says that for soil you can only fill it to 2/3rds which then works out more expensive than a skip. Also remember you will have to wait for a day… Read Full Review

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“Make sure you read the directions for placing the bag...”

Written on: 31/05/2008 by AMOD (1 review written)

Make sure you read the directions for placing the bag carefully before you fill it… Read Full Review

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“I have just used a Hippowaste waste bag. I was a bit...”

Written on: 08/06/2006 by Marc G (1 review written)

I have just used a Hippowaste waste bag. I was a bit reluctant to use one as I didn't know what to expect. I've recently gutted one of my bedrooms and needed to dispose of lots of wood and carpet. I filled the biggest Hippobag 'The Mega' with all my waste, and I was surprised that I only needed one bag. I then called the company for a collection, and the bag was collected within 2 days . The staff were extremely polite, and the driver managed to take the bag away with no problems. It proved… Read Full Review

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