Skip Hire Guide

There are hundreds of skip hire companies to choose from; fortunately provides coverage to the whole of the UK with its extensive database of reliable and competitive skip hire suppliers.  Wherever you are in the UK can find a skip hire service to meet your needs.

Please be sure that you read our Terms and Conditions to ensure that you have a safe and proper skip hire service.

Skip Hire Permits

When placing your skip on council land, which includes highways and footpaths, you will require a skip hire permit.

In most cases permits are arranged by our suppliers who will provide the details, but in some areas local Councils require the customer to arrange the permit themselves.

Skip hire permits are charged extra to the price quoted on this site for skip hire.

Selecting The Correct Skip For The Job

The type of waste you are looking to dispose of will affect the size of skip that you should select. Materials such as brick, rubble, soil or hardcore are classed as heavy weight and as a general rule skips larger than 8 yards are NOT suitable as when filled the lorries cannot lift them.

For materials such as cardboard, metal, timber etc which are considered light weight most skip sizes will be suitable.

Do Not Put Any Of The Following Into A Skip

  • TV’s
  • Paints
  • Gas Bottles
  • Monitors
  • Solvents
  • Chemicals
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Liquids/oils
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Food Waste
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Plasterboard
  • Animal/Pet Waste
  • Fuel tanks/canisters
  • Fridges/freezers

  • Asbestos
  • To dispose of any of these materials you need to contact your local council. They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your skip (i.e. food waste).


    As a Hirer you MUST NOT :


    • Move the skip from its delivery position
    • Overload the skip (additional charges may be made)
    • Interfere or change the mechanism of the skip
    • Add or attach to the skip any signage or advertisiing
    • Leave hazardous materials or chemicals in the skip
    • Leave tyres or paint, fridge freezers, cookers in the skip
    • Leave batteries, fluorescent tubes, fire extinguishers, televisions & PC monitors in the skip
    • Set or light fire to the waste in your skip
    • Let waste exceed the height of the skip