Skip Hire Guide, Ordering and Using Your Skip
How do I order a skip?
Simply choose the skip you require, then call us on 01983 872984 and speak to one of our friendly operators; or enter your details in our contact form and we will call you right back.
What size skip do I need?
We offer a range of skip sizes including:
- 2 cubic yard / 1.53 cubic metre – mini’s
- 3 cubic yard / 2.30 cubic metre – midi’s
- 4 cubic yard / 3.06 cubic metre – midi’s
- 6 cubic yard / 4.60 cubic metre – builders skip
- 8 cubic yard / 6.10 cubic metre – builders skip
The Skip Hire Price will depend on the size of skip you need, just call us and we will help you work it out.
How long does it take to get a skip?
Next day or sometimes same day depending where you are and when you order it. However, if a permit is required we would need advance warning as this process can take up to 10 days. The amount of time required to arrange a permit can vary depending on the local council.
Do I need a permit?
Permits are required by most local councils for skips that need to be placed on public land, including footpaths, and the highway. Permits can be arranged for a maximum of 28 days. In most cases we will be able to arrange a permit for you. A few councils require that the hirer must apply for the permit, we will advise you during the booking process if you are required to arrange the permit.
Where can the skips be placed?
We will place your skip in the most convenient location which might be your driveway or the road. If we need to place the skip on the road you will need a permit, correct signage and lights. Please contact us if you cannot place on private land (remember the grass verge outside your house may not be owned by you!) and we will organise a permit for you. Alternatively, we may be able to organise a wait and load service.
What can I put in the skip?
Skips hired are for Builders waste, General Garden & Household waste, Green waste, Inert waste, Mixed Metals, Rubble & Wood. For Plasterboard waste please call us.
How long can I keep the skip?
The normal skip hire is for 10 days but this can be extended to suit your needs. If you require a permit for skip placement these can be arranged for a maximum of 28 days.
What if I’m not finished by pick-up day?
If you have not finished with the skip on the agreed pick-up day, you should call us as early as possible. We have plenty of skips available so usually we can be flexible. However if your skip requires a permit and a new permit has to be arranged, the skip may have to be removed while this is organised.
What can I not put in a skip?
No fluorescent tubes, No fridges or freezers, No hazardous waste (which includes asbestos, liquids, oil, paint & solvents) No television or computer monitors, No tyres, No plasterboard (unless by prior agreement)