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We’ve pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions about skip hire. For any further information please feel free to contact our friendly team on 0345 337 0000 or fill in our contact form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as we can.

What can I put in my skip?

The 3, 5 and 8 cubic yard skips are perfect for most types of waste.

You can put the following into your skip:

  • Builders waste
  • Household waste
  • Garden waste
  • Packaging waste
  • Rubble
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Bricks
  • Soil and stone

What can’t I put in my skip?

It’s important that you also know what types of waste you cannot throw into a normal skip.

A large 12-yard skip cannot be used for mainly soils, rubble or heavy builders waste.

Asbestos, hazardous waste, tyres, chemicals, paint, solvents and electrical items (such as fridges or old TV’s) should not put into a skip as there are restrictions around how these can be disposed of.

Here’s the full list of what can’t go in your skip:

  • Food Waste
  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Hazardous waste
  • Full paint cans
  • Gas canisters
  • Aerosols
  • Tyres
  • Plasterboard
  • Mattresses

If you do have any of these types of materials, we have a dedicated team of hazardous waste experts who can advise the most simple and efficient disposal route for these waste streams.

Where can I put my skip?

If you have sufficient space, you can put your skip on your property on a drive way or in the garden, but you need to consider access for delivery and pick up.

If you want to put you skip on a road (public highway) owned by the local council, you will require a skip permit.

Skip permits are issued by your local council. Each council charges a different amount for a permit and they usually take 48 hours to arrange. For your convenience, WARD can obtain the permit on your behalf.

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Got a question about skip hire for your project?

Call and speak to one of our specialist skip advisors today on 0345 337 0000 or fill in our contact form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as we can.