Skip hire – things you need to know

skip hire things you need to know

Whether you’ve hired a midi skip for a small household project or a garden clearance or our most popular maxi skip for a large home improvement or construction scheme, it’s important to ensure that you are disposing of waste and rubbish correctly.

If you are ready to hire a skip then use our online booking tool

What can you put in your skip?

The 3, 5 and 8 cubic yard skips are perfect for most types of waste including soil, rubble, garden waste, wood, metal, furniture, plastic and much more.

A 12-yard skip should only be used for waste including garden waste, wood, metal, furniture and plastic.

What can’t you put in your skip?

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

A large12-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.

See our full list of what can and can’t be put into your skip.

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 you put your skip?

If you have sufficient space, you can put you 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.

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.