Skip Hire Usage

When hiring a skip, it is imperative that you specify the type(s) of waste that you intend to fill it with.

Some forms of waste have different disposal rates, so by telling us what type of waste you’re looking to get rid of, we can ensure that you pay the lowest price possible. It is also important to remember that if you place unauthorised waste streams in your skip, you could face an incorrect materials charge, significantly increasing your disposal costs.

What can go in my skip (4-12 yard)?

YES

Plastics, Paper and cardboard, Glass, Wood, Furniture/furnishings, Branches/garden cuttings, Brick and rubble (8-yard or smaller), Hardcore (8-yard or smaller), Sand (8-yard or smaller), Soil (8-yard or smaller)

NO

Tyres, White goods (fridges/freezers), Electrical items, Paint tins, Asbestos, Medical waste, Aerosols/solvents, Batteries, Gas/fuel cylinders or tanks, Japanese knotweed, Plasterboard (unless segregated from all other wastes)

What can go in my container (20-40 yard)?

YES

Plastics, Paper and cardboard, Glass, Wood, Furniture/furnishings, Branches/garden cuttings

NO

Tyres, White goods (fridges/freezers), Electrical items, Paint tins, Asbestos, Medical waste, Aerosols/solvents, Batteries, Gas/fuel cylinders or tanks, Japanese knotweed, Plasterboard, Soil, Sand, Brick and rubble, Hardcore

Why choose Skip Hire UK?

  • Low cost, hassle-free skip hire
  • Fast and reliable delivery
  • Swift collection, whenever you’re ready
  • Friendly and helpful customer service

Frequently asked questions

We have years of skip hire expertise and are only too happy to share our knowledge on skip use. Below are some of the questions that we are most frequently asked.

This will depend greatly on what type of waste requires disposal and how much of it needs removing. It is important to be realistic about skip size and its use, as it may work out cheaper to hire one larger skip, rather than two smaller ones. If you’re still unsure, please contact our helpful customer service team on 0845 373 1394.

During the order process, we will ask you what type(s) of waste you are seeking to dispose of. This is because the disposal of some forms of waste are more expensive than others, and so will help ensure we offer you the lowest possible price. Some materials are categorised as hazardous waste and so cannot be placed in any of our skips.

It is imperative that you do not fill a skip beyond the level load line, as this may render it overweight or unsafe to collect. In either case, you may then face an additional charge to remove it.

Our prices include the hire of a skip for up to 10 days. Prices quoted also include delivery, collection and the subsequent disposal of your waste and skip use.

We attempt to recycle as much of the waste we collect as possible. Typically, we successfully recycle at least 90% of all the waste we manage.

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