Skip Hire Guidance

Comprehensive guidance to what you can and cannot be put in to our skips.


Skips must not be overloaded. It is a legal requirement that the skip contents must not exceed the fill level. All skips are netted before moving but if it is overloaded, items could still dislodge and cause injury to pedestrians or motorists. It may also be too heavy for the lorry to lift. See our Skip Size Guide for more information.


Environmental legislation restricts these wastes within the skips: asbestos, electrical items, white goods, aerosols, gas canisters or bottles, paint cans (full or empty), oil drums (full or empty), gripfill tubes (full or empty), fluorescent tubes, batteries, tyres, fertilisers or their containers, pesticides or their containers. We cannot accept clay, chalk, tarmac or turf in any of our skips but our Grab Hire service  will be able to organise the disposal of these materials. Some of the above items can be dealt with if prior notification is given,  please contact us for further information.


General Mixed Waste Skips: This is our most popular skip and can be a mix of any material that we accept, other than plasterboard which always needs to be kept separate.

Concrete & Rubble Skips: Contents typically includes; clean bricks, concrete blocks, paving slabs, rubble and broken out concrete from foundations and pathways. If you select this skip type, contents should not include any other waste types, such as tarmac, soil and stones.

Garden Waste Skips: Garden waste typically includes; leaves, flowers, grass, weeds, tree bark and pruned branches. Contents should not include large volumes of soil, treated wood, turf or tree stumps (more than 60cm in diameter), along with other waste types.

Plasterboard Skips: Plasterboard skips should only include Gypsum panel boards. Contents should not include; foil backed Gypsum boards,ceramics, insulation or timber along with other waste types.

Soil Skips: These skips are typically filled with soil and stone from excavation arisings. Contents should not include; clay, chalk, tarmac or turf along with any other waste types.

Wood Skips: These skips are sold at a discounted rate due to the waste being segregated at source. Contents should not include treated timber, creosoted products and MDF or any other waste types.

If you need further advice, please check our FAQ’s page or contact us directly.

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