Skip Hire FAQs

Below you will find the answers to your Frequently Asked Questions on our skip hire.

Your question not answered below? Then call us on 0113 2500 540 to discuss.

Check out our Skip Hire Sizes page for guidance on what skip size you may need.

For domestic use, our 4.5 midi skip is by far the most popular.

Your skip hire price is calculated based on the size of the skip you require, the nature of the contents, and your location.

If you are intending on putting a skip on the public highway, then there are permit requirements of your local council authority too.

The larger skip the more rubbish to sort and recycle, the higher the skip hire cost.

The price also depends on your location in relation to our waste sorting depot in Yeadon. Generally the nearer you are the cheaper it will be.

You can use our online booking system to get an instant online quote, and also book a skip there and then. Alternatively, call us on 0113 2500 540.

When a skip is parked on a public highway (i.e. not on private property) you will need to purchase a permit from your local council. Put simply, if the skip is to go on your drive then you don’t require a permit; if it’s to go on the road outside your property you do require a permit.

We can organise this for you but please bear in mind that the permits vary in price, length, and processing time from one council authority to another.

Check out our Skip Hire Permits page for more info, or call us to discuss on 0113 2500 540.

The price of a permit varies from one council authority to another.

We can organise this for you but please bear in mind that the permits vary in price, length, and processing time from one council authority to another.

Check out our Skip Hire Permits page for more info and up-to-date costs per council authority. Alternatively, call us to discuss on 0113 2500 540.

Our skip hire service covers areas of Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.

For a detailed map of the postcodes we deliver to please visit Areas We Cover or simply use our online booking to check if we deliver to your area and receive an instant quote, and book a skip online.

When you are ready to have your skip collected or exchanged, just give us a call on 0113 2500 540 or Contact Us and we will arrange collection.

Please give us at least 24 hours notice to ensure collection can be completed – especially if you are requiring an exchange.

We certainly do! However, given the speed that you want the skip we do not accept online bookings; instead, we ask you to call us to arrange on 0113 2500 540.

We ask you to call simply so we can ensure we have skip availability and driver capacity to get the skip to you.

Read more about our Same Day Skip Hire.

You can keep your skip as long as you require but the normal period is between one and 14 days unless expressly agreed.

If the length you require the skip is over 14 days, then you will not be able to book a skip via online booking system. If you do require your skip for longer than 14 days then we ask you to call us on 0113 2500 540 to arrange.

By law you MUST NOT over-fill your skip. To ensure the skip is safe to transport, you must ensure that it is not filled past the top of the sides of the skip.

Over-filled skips will not be taken under any circumstances.

If you are unsure Contact Us before you start to fill your skip.

The things you can put in your skip are:

  • Bricks
  • Domestic waste (such as packaging)
  • Fixtures
  • Furnishings
  • Furniture
  • Hard core
  • Metal
  • Non electrical fittings
  • Plastic
  • Rubble
  • Soil (that isn’t contaminated)
  • Wood

Below is a list of our unaccepted and hazardous waste.

If you have any of these, please call on 0113 2500 540 to arrange appropriate waste removal, as this will require a special license and type of waste removal solution.

  • Aerosols
  • Anti-freeze
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Biological waste
  • Corrosive liquid
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Florescent tubes & light bulbs
  • Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Laboratory waste
  • Medical waste
  • Motor oils
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Plasterboard
  • Solvents
  • Televisions & computer monitors
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Vehicle wheels
  • Waste oils

Please make sure our lorry will have at least a 2.5m width distance to unload your skip. If this is not possible for any reason, then please contact us to discuss your options.

You are responsible for taking any vehicle off the driveway or road, and for the protection of the driveway.

Well contrary to popular thought, the skip isn’t simply ‘dumped’ in landfill. Every skip load is carefully segregated into recycleables and renewables.

All your waste is taken to our waste sorting site in Yeadon and segregated. Once segregated it is bulked-up onto lorries and then goes into different recycling streams depending on the material. Around 80% of waste is recycled.

Read more about our Recycling programme.