Skip Hire

Skip Hire Company

Reliable, on-time Skip Hire Company…

  • Affordable & On-time Skip Hire Services
  • As Simple as 1-2-3 via Online Booking

Waste King is the skip hire company to call if you require rubbish removing from your home, office or builder site. We offer a great low cost skip hire service that delivers on time; we are there when you need us. We take care of all the necessary paperwork that applies to waste management, including permits, site audits and we provide free professional advice. Our skip hire service covers our local areas in Hertfordshire and Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire as well as the rest of the UK.

At Waste King we provide waste management and recycling services to the domestic and commercial market. The array of services and experience we offer helps provide businesses of all sizes with the cost effective solution to their waste management.

View our Skip Hire Sizes and our Skip Hire Prices.

How does Skip Hire work?

Step by step guide on how to hire a skip…


Fill out the below form for a fast, free and no obligation quotation in regards to our Skip Hire services…

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Skip Hire Checklist

  • What size skip do you require? See our handy size guide below!

  • Contact Waste King Skip Hire! We are available by phone, email or via our online booking system.

  • Ensure your waste can be put in a skip: double check the likely contents will be suitable

  • Check your skip will fit in the space you want it to go in (we provide sizes in the table below)

  • See if you require a skip permit – more information can be found on this page

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Skip Hire Prices & Sizes

Affordable, reliable and large selection of Skip Hire Sizes & Prices…

Here at Waste King, we have a wide range of skip sizes to choose from. Skips are measured in cubic yards. To give you a visual idea of sizes, one cubic yard is approximately the size of two washing machines.  We offer different sizes to suit different jobs and needs. Suitable skips are available for:

  • Brick
  • Concrete and hardcore
  • Metals
  • Hazardous materials
  • Timber and plastics.

Our skips are available for hire in multiple sizes including small mini 2 cubic yard skips to larger builders skips 8 cubic yards. A full range of cheap and affordable skips is available from 2- 16 including roll on roll off 20 yards and 40 yards.

At Waste King we are fully committed to making sure we offer all our customers the best and cheap skip hire prices together with our high level of customer service. It doesn’t matter if you need our skips for a small domestic job or a larger commercial project, we can provide competitive and cheap quotes for your skip hire requirements. Our highly trained customer service team can also advise on exactly the right product for you based on your skip hire needs making sure you don’t pay for space you don’t need.

Our Skip Hire Sizes

How our skips measure up…

Here you can see our wide range of skip sizes, the amount of space they take up and the approximate amount of waste they can contain. We give a suggestion of when you might want to use each size of skip too.
2 Cubic Yard Mini SkipHeight 2’2″
Length 5′
Width 5′
30Small house and garden clear-ups when there is too much waste to be conveniently taken in your car to the tip
4 Cubic Yard Midi SkipHeight 3’2″
Length 6′
Width 4’3″
35Kitchen or bathroom refurbishment and mixed builder’s type waste
6 Cubic Yard Midi SkipHeight 4′
Length 8’6″
Width 5′
55Bulky items and will hold a substantial amount of builder’s rubble, soil, stones and other construction waste. Popular with the building industry
8 Cubic Yard Medium Builders SkipHeight 4′
Length 12′
Width 5’6″
70Heavy construction waste or general domestic projects. This skip is also one of the most common skips used
10 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip (Large Builders)Height 4’11
Length 12’3″
Width 5’10”
100House clear-outs and bulky waste such as sofas and wardrobes
12 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip (Large Builders)Height 5’6
Length 12’2
Width 5’10
110Large building works or commercial waste. Great for large house clearance waste
14 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip (Large Builders)Height 5’11
Length 13’5
Width 5’9
130Large scale office or home clearance with bulky waste such as furniture
16 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip (Large Builders)Height 6’7
Length 14’1
Width 5’9
150Large house clearances with bulky waste such as furniture and large amounts of light construction waste such as wood, metal or plastics
20 Cubic Yard Roll on Roll Off ContainerHeight 4’3
Length 20′
Width 7’9
200Usually for trade use; ideal for very large shop fitter jobs, large amounts of light construction waste

What You Need To Know About Skip Hire

Skip permits are required by law, if you want to place a skip on any public road or pavement. A skip permit is sometimes called a skip licence, but are the same thing. If you do fail to get a permit then your skip can be removed before you have filled it and you are likely to be fined. You do not need a permit if you put want to put your skip on private land, such as your driveway or field.

Contact the council

Skip permits are issued by councils not your skip hire company. The majority of councils allow your skip hire company to apply for a permit on your behalf although a few may require you to order it direct, we will be able to advise you on this. On average it can take 3 or 4 days to arrange a permit, so if you are hiring a skip for the road, remember to allow some extra time for this when planning your waste removal. If you do not have the time to wait for a permit, you may wish to contact us about our man and van teams for fast waste removal.

Prices vary across the UK

Charges for skip permits do vary according to your location in the UK and the length of time you need to have your skip on the road. Councils normally issue them for one to two weeks and then this can be extended, obviously for an additional charge. The average cost of a skip license is normally around £27. You may find that your skip hire company adds a little on to there costs in organising the permit on your behalf, remember you can always organise this yourself.

Parking suspension fees for skips

You may also need a parking suspension if your skip is to be placed in a controlled parking zone (CPZ), such as in a residents parking bay or metered parking area, then unfortunately you will need to pay parking bay suspension fees on top of your skip hire and permit fees. These vary dramatically from council to council. In some parts of London for example, they can be as much as £70 per day, but others can be completely free of charge.

FEL & REL Skip Hire

Excellen value Front end loader (FEL) or Rear end loader (REL) skip hire

Improve your business waste management with Waste King Skip Hire, the leading provider of comprehensive and cost-effective solutions. Our FEL and REL skips are specifically designed to handle bulk waste on commercial properties, offering a strong and durable storage option. With a wide range of skip sizes available, we cater to businesses of all types, ensuring efficient waste disposal tailored to your specific needs.

At Waste King Skip Hire, we understand the challenges of waste management in commercial settings. That’s why our FEL Bins are compact, yet robust containers designed to accommodate large amounts of waste. They are equipped to handle diverse waste types while maintaining structural integrity and preventing unauthorized access. For sites with substantial waste volumes, our REL Skips provide increased capacity, offering secure containment and efficient waste management.

When you choose Waste King, you gain access to reliable waste management solutions tailored to your business requirements. We supply skips in the appropriate sizes based on your waste calculations, whether for weekly or monthly collection. Experience the convenience and effectiveness of our FEL and REL skips in effectively managing your business waste, providing peace of mind and contributing to a cleaner environment.

Skip Hire FAQs

Why use Waste King for skip hire services?

Waste King offer the best value and range of skip hire services in the UK! We have a wide range of skip options, from different sizes and uses through to exceptional prices to help you save money.

How much does it cost to hire a skip?

We price very competitively, with skips ranging from as little as £165 for our smallest skip. We have a range of size options, meaning you can get a low cost skip for whatever job you need!

What size skip do I need?

When filling a skip, the load must be level. So, to help you meet this requirement, you should choose a skip with a slightly larger capacity than you think the collected waste will require. We supply a wide range of sizes, so please refer to the table above to see which size would be most appropriate for your needs.

How much can I put into a skip?

skips come in various sizes both for domestic and industrial use. Roughly, one cubic yard is equivalent to one metric tonne (1,000 kilograms) of waste.

  • ‘Mini Skip’ – which will hold two cubic yards of materials. So it can hold up to two tonnes (2,000kg) of waste.
  •  ‘Builder’s Skip’ – which will hold six cubic yards of materials. So it can hold up to six tonnes (6,000kg) of waste.
  •  ‘Builder’s Skip’ – which will hold eight cubic yards of materials. So it can hold up to eight tonnes (8,000kg) of waste.
  •  ‘Maxi Skip’– which will hold 12 cubic yards of materials. So it can hold up to eight tonnes (12,000kg) of waste.

How long do I need to hire my skip for?

When you hire a skip, the longer that the skip is your responsibility, the more money it’ll cost you. So you’ll want to make the whole exercise as short – and cost effective – as possible.

On average, most customers rent a skip for between seven and ten days – although this period can be extended.

How can I book skip hire?

It is easy to get in touch with us: either call us on 0370 343 9990 or email to discuss your requirements and receive your obligation free quote.

Do you charge for any additional items in skips?

Prohibited items can incur charges. These include
Hazardous waste
Fridges and aircon units

Are there any hidden costs?

There are no hidden costs as we must communicate the charges to you. The most common charges for skips are listed below:

Over-filled skips ( not level load ) – You are responsible for making sure the skip is level load as you are hiring the skip container. If the skip is overfilled and unsafe to carry to the professional HGV driver may decide he can not remove the skip, and a wasted journey fee can be applied. It is a legal requirement that the load is safe to transport.

Wasted journeys fee – When it is not our error that the skip can not be collected, we charge a fee to cover the time and fuel of the transport. We always try to avoid this as we have rented the skip to another customer, requiring the skip off-hire. The driver may not collect due to the skip being overloaded or the skip is obstructed or blocked.

Skip permits and suspension – if the skip is on the public highway, we will need to apply for the license to place the skip on the road legally. Some areas, especially in cities with parking issues, require you to suspend a parking bay. This is a separate cost to a skip permit and can require an admin fee. We would recommend a man and van service to remove your rubbish as this permit fee can be expensive

What size skip can you deliver?

We deliver many different types of sizes, from open and lockable. We even provide drop-down doors for those heavy materials in some areas. We even supply roll-on roll-off. Skips are identified through cubic yards or the name. The list is below:

2 yard skip Mini
4 yard skip Midi
6 yard skip builders
8 yard skip large builders
8 yard skip lockable
10 yard skip
10 yard skip lockable
12 yard skip Maxi
12 yard skip lockable
14 yard skip
14 yard skip lockable
16 yard skip
16 yard skip lockable
20 yard Roll on roll off (RoRo)
35 yard Roll on roll off (RoRo)
40 yard Roll on roll off (RoRo)



I originally called up to enquire about a skip. Spoke to a very knowledgeable lady about what I needed and decided on a man with a van service as this was cheaper. Two days later, a man turns up with a big van and clears up all the rubbish on my drive and garage. Professional, polite and highly recommeded.

Angela Williams

This is my first time using WK and I am so pleased that I choose them. I had a friendly conversation to arrange delivery. The skip was delivered on time and placed on my drive to also accommodate my car. Haven't filled it yet but will do very soon.

William Croot

Always quick, efficient and friendly. Had several collections from WK during the renovation of my house. Tightness of access was a problem for skips but not for WK in their van based vehicles. Would recommend without doubt.

Roger Kemp

Great company to do business with, have had three skips from them over the past year. All dropped off and collected on the correct date and very competitively priced. Highly recommended

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