Skip Hire FAQs
Hiring a skip is a really simple process, whatever you need to be collected and taken away. You can use a skip hire specialist for getting rid of clutter and items created from household clearances, renovations, garden clearances and DIY projects. When you hire a skip, you’ll need to work out the best skip size for the job. If you have the space and access, the skip can be placed on your property. However, if you need to use public land, i.e. a pavement or road, speak to one of our team about obtaining a skip permit from your local council.
Take a look at our skip size guide to find out more about the types of skip we offer. We have skips for all different uses, including mini, midi, maxi and nindustrial skips. The skip you hire should always fit your waste comfortably, ensuring it can be transported safely. If you need advice about the most suitable skip size for you, just call us on 07707 469 270, and our team will be happy to help.
Once you’ve decided on the skip size required, simply give us a call on 07707 469 270 or book a skip via our contact page. We offer free, competitive quotations.
Payments will need to be made on or before delivery. If you choose to pay on the day, our team can take payment onsite.
We offer fast turnarounds, so generally speaking, your skip will arrive the next day. Same day skip deliveries are possible, but it will depend on the time of your order and where you’re based. Here’s a list of some of the areas we cover. However, if you require a skip permit, you’ll need to let us know. In these cases, the process may take around 3 to 5 days with the council.
Once you’ve ordered your skip, we’ll ask you a few questions about access to the site so that we can plan a suitable spot to place the skip for loading and collection. Popular locations chosen by our customers include their driveway, side of the property or front garden. If putting it on public land or a public highway such as a verge or road, we’ll need to apply for a permit with your local council. They need 3 to 5 days’ notice to process this so please allow adequate time for a permit to be given.
Surface damage can occur to the ground where a skip is placed, if you require the skip to be placed on your property you are taking full responsibility for any damage incurred.
If you request the skip to be placed over a wall, as long as it is physically possible and safe to do so we can, but you will be asked to sign a disclaimer to accept we take no responsibility for any damage that may occur.
You’ll require a permit if your skip will be placed on public land or the road. We would need to apply for this with your local authority, but if you need advice about whether you need one, please get in touch. We can arrange this for you. On average, permits last for 14 days, however all councils differ.
All of our skips are provided for a 2 week hire period. If you require your skip for longer than this then weekly charges are applied.
You can use your skip for most types of general waste such as garden waste, household rubbish and inert waste, including stones, soil and gravel.
Please be aware that there are items and materials which should NOT be placed in our skips. This includes:
- Asbestos sheeting or fibres
- Liquids (empty, washed out tins are fine)
- Fridges & freezers
- Gas bottles
Any probited items placed in the skip will be returned and charges may be incurred
Skips are to be filled so they are level with the sides.
If the skip is overloaded and the driver feels it would be unsafe to drive with then the excess will be removed and left behind, if the skip is overloaded but the driver deems it safe to drive with you will be charged an overload fee.
Under no circumstances are you to have fires in the skips.
After 2 failed attempts to collect your skip you may incur a charge if you have not made sufficient measures to make sure it can be retrieved
2 YARD SKIP (MINI SKIPS)
The 2 Cubic Yard Mini Skip is a popular choice for lightweight waste. Ideal if you’re clearing out a room or any general household repairs.
The 2 yard skip can hold around 30 bin bags of waste.
4 YARD SKIP (MIDI SKIPS)
The 4 Cubic Yard Midi Skip is a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom refits, as well as small and medium-sized loads of household and garden waste.
The 4 yard skip can hold around 45 bin bags of waste.
6 YARD SKIP (MIDI SKIPS)
The 6 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip is perfect for disposing of bulky materials such as concrete, soil and other builders waste. You can also use it for medium loads of general household waste.
The 6 Yard Skip will hold approximately 65 bin bags of waste.
8 YARD SKIP (MAXI SKIPS)
The 8 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip is perfect for disposing of large bulky materials or items from house renovations. You can also use it for larger loads of general household waste. This is the largest of our skips provided for inert materials (rubble, earth, clay, plaster etc)
Our 8 yard skip can hold around 80 bin bags of waste.
10 YARD SKIP (MAXI SKIPS)
The 10 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip is perfect if you are replacing your kitchen, discarding furniture, carpets or house renovations. You can also use it for larger loads of general household waste.
Our 10 yard skip can hold around 110 bin bags of waste.
12 YARD SKIP (INDUSTRIAL)
The 12 Cubic Yard Industrial Skip is perfect if you are replacing your kitchen, discarding furniture, carpets or house renovations. You can also use it for larger loads of general household waste.
Our 12 yard skip can hold around 120 bin bags of waste.
Please note, if you fill the 10 or 12 yard skip with soil, concrete or clay etc (or any other items that can become heavier when wet) then we will not be able to collect the skip and you will have to pay further weekly charges until the items have been removed.