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Quick Guide to Skip Hire

Covid 19

Whilst we are still operating, the skip hire industry is extremely busy due to the tips being closed or they have long queues.  Our site will let you book a skip for the next working day, but it may not be possible for us to arrange delivery on your chosen date.

Please bear this in mind when making a booking, you can call us, live chat with us or email us to check availability prior to making a booking.

We are working very hard to keep up with demand.

Thank you for your understanding.

FindaSkip is here to make your skip hire experience quick & easy with our quick guide to skip hire.

Below is a checklist to help you achieve the best results and easy skip hire.

We would like to highlight one particular mistake that people often make. Don’t think ‘less is more’, think ‘more is more!’.

You can save time & money by ordering a skip that is slightly larger than you might need. Ordering a skip that is too small often results in having to order another.

The cost of 2 skips at the same yardage as the larger skip will always cost more.

Please also note that it is illegal to overload and transport a skip.

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1. Congratulations, you’ve already taken the first step…. Booking with us at FindaSkip!

2. What do you need your skip for?

3. Look at our size guide to see various explanations about capacities and dimension specifications.

4. Where is the skip going? Is there sufficient access to the site/property?

In particular is there:

  • 3 meter minimum width allowance for the vehicle?
  • obstructing walls?
  • low hanging wires/cables?
  • overhanging building parts?
  • obstructing trees/bushes?
  • drain/manhole covers?

5. If there is, do you need a road permit? (for more information about skip permits you can also visit your local council website.)

6. Remember that 12 yard skips and above will not be permitted on the public highway.

7. Skip hire period is usually 2 weeks however longer periods can be arranged if requested.  We will always do our best to accommodate your request, but during busy times this may not always be possible.

Please note some waste types are not accepted by all suppliers or can sometimes come at an additional cost (plasterboard, TV’S/Monitors, Mattresses, turf, roles of carpet, tarmac, fridges/freezers etc..) Check with on the live chat or call us on 0800 0194 530 if you would like to clarify these in advance.

You can find out how to dispose of your fridge or freezer by following this link – Can I put a fridge in a skip?

For information on recycling and how your skip contents will be dealt with read our recycling page 

*Additional Notes For Waste Types

Building / Construction Wood Waste Pre-2007 Important changes governing the handling of demolition waste wood came into force on September 1st 2023.

The Environment Agency will be withdrawing Regulatory Position Statement 250 (RPS250)meaning that potentially hazardous waste wood from pre-2007 buildings (listed below) can no longer be moved and processed as non-hazardous in England, unless it is sent off for prior testing.

The ten items now considered potentially hazardous are:

    1. Barge Boards
    2. External Fascia
    3. Soffit Boards
    4. External Joinery
    5. External Doors
    6. Roof Timber
    7. Tiling Cladding
    8. Tiling Battens
    9. Timber Frames
    10. Timber Joists

Plasterboard: Please be aware additional charges may apply. It depends on whether suppliers will charge additionally for plasterboard, generally, most suppliers will accept 10% bagged and on top in a mixed skip.

POP’s: (Persistent Organic Pollutant’s) Following a new regulatory position statement from the Environment Agency from January 1st 2023, items containing POP’s can no longer be sent to landfill.  They must be shredded and incinerated.  Some suppliers may not take these or charge per item for these. Website quotes may be inaccurate for skips containing POP’s please contact a member of the team before booking a skip so we can get you the best rate. Call on 0800 019 4530 or live chat with us.Examples of POP’s are upholstered items such as Sofa’s, sofa beds, armchairs, kitchen / dining room chairs, stools, footstools, home/office chairs, futons, bean bags, floor/sofa cushions, and foam mattresses.

Monitors / Tv’s: Some suppliers may not take this type of waste or can charge additionally

Mattresses: Some suppliers may not take this type of waste or can charge additionally (a member of the team will be in touch to discuss costing if the supplier charges for mattresses – You will not be charged for mattresses in the initial quotation.  Costs can very from no additional charge to between £10-40 plus vat per mattress.

Plasterboard only skips Website quotes are inaccurate for all plasterboard skips please contact a member of the team before booking an all plasterboard skip so we can get you the best rate. Call on 0800 019 4530.

Rolls of Carpets The majority of suppliers will accept offcuts of carpet, however if you have rolls of carpet to go into the skip this may be charged at an additional cost.  We will advise if there is to be an additional cost as it varies across the UK.

Tarmac Some suppliers do not accept this type of waste. We will advise if there is an issue.

Turf Some suppliers do not accept this type of waste, but most do.  We will advise if there is an issue.

Frequently asked questions and answers.

If you have any queries, please contact a member of our support team on our live chat application or give us a call on 0800 019 4530.