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The Skip Hire UK guide to ordering a Skip

The Skip Hire UK guide to using a Skip

Frequently Asked Questions

So what sizes are available and how do I order?

Well once you have decided what you require (and don't forget we are more than happy to help you with this on the telephone) then pick the size you require and either call our National Call Centre (in this call centre your actually talk to a REAL person!) or e-mail us your name and contact telephone and we will call you back and take your order as soon as possible.

Other websites offer set rates across the UK, why can't you?

Skip Hire UK Ltd use many different suppliers across the UK and we enjoy a volume discount with them. As such, we believe you should only be charged the best rate in that region and should not have to subsidise consumers in other areas of the country, where prices may be higher

Other websites offer discount for ordering online, do you?

At Skip Hire UK we believe in permanently low prices, regardless of how you our helpful team are there to advise you on what you need and not just there to take an order. Give us a call and forget online discount. Get permanently low prices here (and they are available to EVERYONE!!)

Where can the skips be placed?

Skips cannot be placed on the highway without a permit and 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!) as we can still help you organise this. Alternatively, we may be able to organise a wait and load facility.

What access do I need to have?

As the vehicles delivering to your house are LGV's and normally very large, please make sure that there is sufficient access to allow it in/out safely. If you are unsure, please contact us and we can provide you with the approximate dimensions required.

What can I put in it?

Skips are for general and inert waste only, no Fridges, no TV's or monitors, hazardous waste which includes paints, solvents, liquids or asbestos. For a full list of things that cannot be put in a skip please contact us.

What size do I need?

Be realistic about what you have to throw away as getting two skips can be far more expensive than one big one! All skips must be level loaded so they can be safely transported on the road.

Not all skips can cope with inert/builders waste as the vehicle may not be able to lift or transport it legally.

Is my waste Recycled?

At Skip Hire UK we endeavour to make sure that at least 90% of our skips are sent to a MRF (Material's Recycling Facility) and anything that can be recovered will be sent for recycling.

But your competitors claim that they can recycle certain percentages

At Skip Hire UK, we do not believe in making sweeping statements such as we "aim" to recycle large percentages of waste. We ensure that as much of your waste as possible goes for recycling (some types of waste are easier to recycle than others and so it depends on what you are throwing away), after all, our prices are always more competitive because we ensure that whatever can be recycled is.

If you order with us and would like to know what happens to your waste when it leaves your property we would be more than happy to let you know.


Please remember that due to the stabilising equipment on a Skip Vehicle, damage can sometimes occur to the ground where the skip is positioned. This is especially applicable to block paved and soft tarmac drives. For more information on this please contact us.