The cost or price of hiring a skip can vary enormously depending on which Skip Hire Company you call and how busy they are, we aim to offer competitive skip hire prices across the UK. If we feel our man and van teams would be a cheaper solution for you we will tell you. But it isn’t just about price it is about quality of service, we aim to offer a first class service and our team are only a phone call always to answer any questions you have, right from the start, helping you choose the right size skip to helping you organise collections. One thing to remember when hiring a skip is that prices can vary depending on the size of skip you require, so make sure you hire the right size skip. Not sure what size skip you need? Contact one of our advisors today.
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If you are placing a skip on private land such as a driveway, you will not need a permit. If the skip is going on the public highway or council land, you must apply for a permit.
Is there a size restriction for having a skip on the road?
Yes. Some councils are maximum 8 cubic yard skip or builders skip and require lights on the skip. However, all councils are different.
Who arranges the permit?
The majority of councils allow the skip provider to arrange the permit. In the vast majority of areas inside the UK, the skip provider will organise this for you. There is a form to complete through the council.
Who issues a skip permit?
The skip permit is always issued and authorised through a council process.
How long does it take to get a permit?
Depending on the council, the times can vary, although most are 1-4 days.
What happens if a skip on a public highway doesn’t have a permit?
You could be fined up to £1000. It is illegal to place a skip on the public highway without a permit.
What do I place on the skip if it’s on the road?
Cones can be used to guard skips, and lamps must be attached to the skips corners at night.
Cost of Council Permits
You will typically need a skip hire permit if the skip will be put on council property, such as a public road. You won’t need a skip permit if you can set up the skip on your own property or another piece of land that is privately owned. Local councils are responsible for issuing permits for skip hire, and each council charges a different price, frequently ranging from £15 to more than £60. Since your skip hire business typically acquires skip hire permits from the council, they are occasionally included in the skip hire quotes that you receive, however always confirm this with your skip hire company.
Skip Hire Prices by Region
Skip hire costs differ widely from city to city, with Greater London and the South of England typically having higher rental costs. Further north, in regions like Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the North of England, are where you can find the most affordable skip rental prices. For instance, the cost to rent a 6 yard skip in London ranges from £135 to $220, while in Yorkshire, the same size waste costs between £90 and £115. Take a look at these tips for cheap skip hire to make sure you always discover the best deals.
The length of the skip hire is another element that frequently affects price. Generally speaking, the cost increases with the length of the skip hire time. This isn’t always the case, though, as some skip hire companies now provide limitless hire times.
Costs associated with skip permits may also rise with longer hire times. Since most councils only issue permits that are good for 14 days to one month, long-term skip hire calls for permit extensions and renewals if you’ve put your skip on council property.
Are there any hidden costs or charges I should be aware of?
Typically, there shouldn’t be any additional fees or hidden costs when renting a skip. Due to the fact that business customers have typically used skip hire services in the past, many skip hire companies offer prices without VAT. Verify whether the total prices include VAT when comparing quotes to find the best value.
Knowing what has been thrown in a skip is also your duty if you hire one. If your skip is discovered to contain prohibited items or trash that needs to be disposed of by a professional, you might be assessed extra fees.
Skip Weight Limits
The maximum weight that can be placed into a skip varies depending on the skip company. As a general guideline, it is possible to estimate the weight capacity of a skip by estimating that each cubic yard of waste will equal roughly 1 tonne. Therefore, a 2-yard skip can hold 2 tonnes, while an 8-yard skip can house 8 tonnes.
Larger skips should typically be filled with a mixture of heavy and light refuse due to the weight restrictions of the loading truck. Skips between 2 and 8 yards can typically be filled to the load level with heavy materials, such as dirt and rubble.
The majority of waste types can be thrown into a skip, but there are some restricted items, so keep that in mind as you evaluate your waste disposal options. Most items that are prohibited from being placed in a skip can be taken to a recycling facility operated by your local council. The following common objects are not allowed in a skip:
Electrical Items, including fridges, TV’s, microwaves, etc.
Plasterboard, which must be disposed of separately to other waste
Solvents, Paint and Oil
Hazardous Waste, including asbestos, explosives, etc.
Compressed Gas Cylinders
When it comes to what can and cannot be thrown into a skip, each skip rental business has its own policies, so it is a good idea to check with the skip company if you have any questions.
Avoid trying to conceal restricted items in your skip because every skip is empty after pickup and the contents are sorted into piles for recycling and landfill. You might be charged additional disposal fees if your skip is discovered to contain prohibited goods, which would raise the cost of skip hire.
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 2023-01-27
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 2022-12-15
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 2023-09-21
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