Skip Hire Guidance

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


Skips must not be overloaded. The contents in the skip must not exceed the fill level. This isn’t our own rule to get you to hire a bigger skip – it’s the law! The reason for this is that although we net every skip before moving, if the skip is overloaded items could still dislodge and cause injury to pedestrians or motorists. It may also be too heavy for the lorry to legally lift.


Environmental legislation restricts these wastes within the skips: asbestos, computer monitors, televisions, aerosols, gas canisters, paint cans, fridges or freezers. Also, a fire must never be started in a skip. However, subject to prior notification we can deal with these waste types for you. Please contact us for further information.


General Mixed Waste Skips: This is our most popular skip. This skip should not include hazardous materials, asbestos, gas bottles, fridges/freezers, oil drums, fertilisers, aerosols, grip fill tubes, pesticides or TV’s. These skips should not include any plasterboard.

Concrete & Rubble Skips: Contents typically include bricks, concrete blocks, paving slabs, rubble and broken out concrete from foundations and pathways. If you select this skip type, contents should not other waste types including 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 and tree stumps (more than 60cm in diameter), along with other waste types.

Plasterboard Skips: Plasterboard skips include Gypsum panel boards. Contents should not include ceramics, insulation and timber along with other waste types.

Soil Skips: These skips are typically filled with soil from excavation arisings. Contents should not include clay, chalk or turf.

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.

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

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