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Skip Hire Guide

Wherever you are situated, Budget Skips Direct can provide a local skip hire service to match the needs of your project. We have a group of reliable skip suppliers through many parts of the UK which allows us to offer our customers a competitive price.

Please be sure that you read our Terms and Conditions to ensure that you have a safe and proper skip hire service.


permitSkip Hire Permits

There may be an occasion when you need to place a skip on the public highway, including new building projects or house clearances. Any skip that needs placing on council land will need a road permit.

Many of our suppliers will be able to arrange a road permit for you at an extra cost. However some local councils will require you to organise a road permit before being able to order a skip ‘on road’


doodad-suppliers-wanted-signpostSelecting The Correct Skip For The Job

The type of waste you are looking to dispose of will affect the size of skip that you should select. Materials such as brick, rubble, soil or hardcore are classed as heavy waste and as a general rule skips larger than 8 yards are NOT suitable as when filled the lorries cannot lift them.

For lighter waste types such as metal, wood and cardboard any skip size is suitable. Our skips can be used for all sorts of projects from home renovation works to garden and home clearances.

The following items MUST NOT be put into a Skip

TVsPaintsGas Bottles
Fluorescent lights Liquids/oilsTyres
BatteriesFood WasteFire Extinguishers
PlasterboardAnimal/Pet Waste*Bed Mattresses
Fridges/freezersAsbestosFuel tanks or canisters

In order to dispose of the materials above, you are required to contact your local council to seek further advice. They can advise you on how to remove and dispose of items that are not accepted in a skip such as those classed as hazardous or other waste types such as food or oil based waste.

*in some cases we can dispose of mattresses at an additional cost. Please contact us on 0330 1130 700 to find out more.

As a Hirer you MUST NOT:

  • Move the skip from its delivery position
  • Overload the skip (additional charges may be made). Waste must not exceed the height of the skip.
  • Interfere or change the mechanism of the skip
  • Add or attach any signage or advertising to the skip


  • Leave any prohibited items in the skip (see list above)
  • Compact waste, such as soil or clay, as this could make the skip too heavy to pick up.
  • Set or light fire to the waste in your skip
  • Let waste exceed the height of the skip

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