Skip Tips & FAQ’s

We provide an extensive range of skips for hire for both domestic and business use, from 2 to 55 yards in cubic capacity.

Call the Sales Team now on 0800 085 4484 to discuss what you need and we’ll soon have your requirements sorted. Or request a call back here. E-mail in office hours and we’ll be in touch today to help you.

Handy Skip Advice

When can I expect my skip?

We deliver throughout the working day and it is helpful, but not essential, if you can be present for the delivery. This ensures you are happy with the position of the container and you can sign for its hire. If you can’t be present, you can sign for it online and leave us instructions about where you want it put.

We can give estimated times for deliveries but we cannot guarantee them. A really useful tip is to have your skip delivered the day before you actually need it – this means it will be there ready for an early start and not subject to any delivery delay.

If we arrive on site and have a question, we will call you to confirm.

How long can I keep my skip?

Our standard hire period is for 10 days. This allows a skip to be kept over two consecutive weekends, if booked for delivery on a Friday.

We can arrange for collection sooner if you wish or can arrange for longer periods of hire and charge on a daily basis. Whatever you decide, please ensure you ring us or book online for your collection.

What does it cost to hire a skip?

This depends on the size of skip you need, the waste type, your postcode and whether the skip will be on the public highway or private property.

For a simple guide visit the skip size page and contact us on 01752 267280 or request a call back here (link) and one of our team will be able to help you.

What waste can I put in my skip?

All general mixed non-hazardous, solid waste can be placed into the skip – please, no liquids.

If you are unsure about the waste you have, simply ring us or request a call back and we will clarify this for you straight away.

What waste is not acceptable?

We do not accept any of the following items:

Refrigerators, freezers, tyres, televisions, monitors, asbestos, gas cylinders, liquid wastes (i.e. paints, oils and adhesives), fluorescent light tubes, any items with hazardous warning markings, sharps or any other poisonous, noxious or polluting material.

Any of the above materials placed in the container could contaminate the whole contents of the container and will not be accepted. Rejected waste streams will incur additional charges for the return or disposal of the rejected items. Please check if you are unsure!

What is Hazardous Waste?

Waste is generally considered hazardous if it (or the material or substances it contains) are harmful to humans or the environment. Examples of hazardous waste include:

  • Asbestos or possible asbestos products
  • Batteries
  • Chemicals, eg brake fluid or print toner
  • Equipment containing ozone depleting substances, eg fridges & freezers
  • Hazardous / harmful waste containers (Identified by hazardous markings)
  • Oils & paints (eg car oil, household paint)
  • Pesticides
  • Plasterboard
  • Solvents

We can arrange for separate collection of hazardous waste. Please contact our office for more details.

What is your position on the disposal of plasterboard?

You can place small amounts of plasterboard on your skip; we just need you to bag it and place it of the top of the load so that we can remove it before the skip gets tipped.

If you have large amounts of plasterboard we will be happy to quote to provide skips for that sole use.

Please ring us or request a call back and we will clarify this for you straightaway.

We can obtain 100% recycling rates for plasterboard when it is separated upon collection.

Please don’t overload your skip!

An overloaded skip is a hazard. The lorry may struggle to lift the skip and your overfilled waste can be dangerous to other people as the skip is being lifted or transported.

The contents of a skip should not exceed the height of the skip’s sides.

If your skip is overloaded, the skip lorry driver reserves the right to either remove the excess waste from the skip, or refuse to remove the skip altogether and this could incur a wasted journey charge.

Is my waste recycled?

Most wastes are sorted using modern plant and equipment and recycled for further use. 


Wood is sorted into different categories and chipped to supply the panel board industry. The woodchip is also used as fuel for waste to energy plants where the recovered wood is used to generate electricity.

Plastic Film

Plastic films which are mainly recovered from packaging. This material, consisting of both plain and mixed colours, is baled and transported to specialist plastic recyclers within the UK.


Steel is dispatched to a specialist metal processing plant for shredding and cleaning before continuing its journey to the smelting works in the UK and abroad.

UPVC Windows

UPVC windows and doors contain recoverable plastics and metals. Once recovered these products are shredded to separate the metal and UPVC and are reprocessed into new products.

Cardboard & Paper

Card and paper products are separated manually and mechanically and are sent to specialist processing mills in the UK.


100% recycled in to new glass products.


All plasterboard material is sent for remanufacture into fresh plasterboard and into agricultural applications.

Concrete & Hardcore

Broken concrete, hardcore and masonry wastes continually arise. We collect, transport these materials to specialist sites where they are screened and crushed. The result is the production of top grade recycled aggregate.


All the soil we collect is transported to specialist sites where they are screened graded into different products. They can be used for a variety of applications from simple bunds to golf course construction and general landscape works.

Green Waste

All green waste is collectively separated for onward transport to specialist compost manufacturers.

Top Skip Tips

Be sure to order the right sized skip. It’s better to over-estimate than under-estimate the size you need. To prevent wasted space break down large bulky items into smaller pieces.

Make sure the area you wish to place your skip is suitable. Remember a fully loaded skip and vehicle can weigh in excess of 18 tonnes.

A standard skip lorry requires a minimum of 9ft (2.75 metres) width to gain access, regardless of what size skip you have ordered.

Before you finalise your order establish when you actually require the skip on site. You need to consider the hire period of 10 days.

If you know the skip MUST be removed by a certain date, it is critical that the collection is booked when ordering the skip.