What size skip best suits your job? Find out what capacity each skip has and what jobs they are suited to
You will only need a permit if your skip is placed on a public road. If your skip is on private land like a driveway you will not require a permit. You can add a skip permit to your order for £70
You can put many items in a skip such as household waste, rubble, soil, wood, concrete, furniture, plastic and metals.
You cannot put hazardous items such as Asbestos in a skip and will require a specialist company to dispose of this. Liquids, gas canisters, batteries, clinical waste, plasterboard and tyres cannot be put in a skip. Mattresses can be disposed of but you will be asked to pay additional costs to pay for the removal.
Skip hire companies will aim to reuse, recycling or reclaim as much of your waste as possible. This reduces the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill site. Many companies can prevent 98% of your waste going to a landfill.
It is illegal to fill and transport a skip higher than the level of the sides or to use boards to make the sides higher. If you do this, we can refuse to collect your skip.
There is not rule as to how long a skip can be kept. Most skips are used for around 1-14 days. When you are ready for your skip to be collected you will simply contact the company to arrange. If you have a permit you need to make a note of the expiry date to make sure your skip is collected before this runs out.
There are many skip size guides online or contact your skip hire company to get more information. It is easier to estimate size in bin bags. For example, a mini skip can hold around 20 black bin bags and could be used for garden rubble, a maxi skip can hold around 90-110 and would be suitable for home or office refurbishment.