Beginners



Hiring a skip for the first time may seem complicated, but we are here to make it simple. There are lots of questions we get asked many times over, so to help you we have listed most of the common ones here. If these do not answer your questions, then please give us a call. Remember, skips cannot be filled above the top!

  • What size do I need? Please see our size guide which gives an indication as to the sizes available and typical usages.
  • What cannot be put in skips? Hazordous waste , including but not limited to asbestos, fridges, freezers, TV’s, batteries, oils, paints & solvents, tyres, gas bottles,mattresses.If you need help disposing of any such materials or have a query about items not listed, please give us a call.
  • How full can it be? Skips must be level loaded - i.e. they must not be filled above the top edge of the skip. This is to ensure safe transportation.
  • Where can you put the skip? If it is on private property, then virtually anywhere the lorry can reach. All lorries have extending arms allowing us to drop skips in awkward and tight spaces. The lorries are approx 10ft / 3 metres wide and need a reasonably firm base on which to load/unload on and also to drop the skip on. If it is on the road, then space needed for the lorry to park in order to drop the skip directly behind it.
  • Do I need a permit? If the skip is on the public highway then yes. If a permit cannot be obtained, and no private land is available, then we do offer a wait and load facility.
  • How quickly can I get a skip? we can usually deliver a skip within 5 hours (subject to permits).
  • What are your drop / collection hours? Our working hours are Monday - Friday 7.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday 7.00am - 11.30am.  We do also offer out of hours service 7 days a week, please contact our sales team with your requirements.
  • How long can I keep the skip for? Skips can be kept for as long as needed, but if you think that you will need it for more that 1 month, please let our sales staff know when booking.
  • Do you recycle waste? Yes! Over 90% of the waste that goes into our skips is sorted and recycled.