One of the most important things when hiring a skip is deciding which size you will need for your requirements. We offer skips ranging from as small as 6 yards up to 40 yard skips. Click here to find our handy skip size guide to help you work out exactly what you need. For larger volumes of waste it might be worth considering a grab lorry that can typically carry over 30 tonnes of waste. For Grab Lorry FAQ’s click here.

For locations that are environmentally sensitive such as hospitals or prisons or for confidential or hazardous waste types, an enclosed or lockable skip may be the best solution. Such skips are available, but best to contact the team to find out what sizes are available in your area.

A few things you need to know

  • A skip ideally needs a minimum of 3m width allowance for the vehicle to drive safely in and out
  • Need to be aware of any low hanging cables that could obstruct the skip when being lowered into position
  • Are there any other obstructions such as walls or fences that the skip needs to be lifted over to get into position?
  • Are there any vehicle weight restrictions on the road?
  • Is there a drop kerb for access to the driveway?
  • Is the skip going onto private property? If not a permit will be required
  • What exactly is going into your skip, if it is hazardous, waste will need to be separated. Click here to find out what not to put into a skip.

Skip UK has a network of over 1200 skip hire and waste disposal centres nationwide. It is because of this we are able to efficiently organise skip hire to all corners of the UK. The team at Skip UK will manage the whole process from hire to delivery to collection and all the paperwork in between.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I put in a skip?

A: You can generally put most non-hazardous waste in a skip, including household and garden waste, construction waste, and furniture. However, there are some items you can’t, such as materials containing POP’s asbestos, chemicals, electrical equipment, and medical waste. If you’re unsure about whether an item can go in a skip, check with us.

Q: How long can I keep the skip?

A: The length of time depends on the skip hire company. Most companies will allow you to keep the skip for a period of 7 to 14 days, although you can often arrange for longer periods if needed. Be aware that if you need to keep the skip for longer than initially agreed, there may be an additional charge.

Q: Where should I place the skip?

A: The skip should be placed on private property, such as a driveway or garden, where possible. If this is not possible, we may need to obtain a permit for you from your local council to place the skip on a public road. Please let us know this information at the time of booking so we have plenty of time to get it arranged for you.

Q: How much does it cost to hire a skip?

A: The cost of hiring a skip varies depending on the size of skip you need, the waste going in it, the length of time you need it, and your location. Skip UK provides domestic and commercial skips nationwide. The team will find the best price along with the best service in your area.

Q: What happens to the waste once it’s collected?

A: Once the skip is collected, the waste is taken to a recycling centre or landfill site for disposal. Skip UK will ensure any waste that can be recycled will be. We can supply waste reports and waste transfer notes should you require them – just ask our friendly hire team who can get these sent over to you.

In summary, hiring a skip can be a convenient way to manage waste during a clean up or renovation project. Be sure to choose a reputable skip hire company, consider the size of skip you need, check what items are allowed, and make arrangements for where the skip will be placed. With these considerations in mind, hiring a skip should be a straightforward process.

For further information or if you have a question, give the team a call – 01763 252080 or email us at