Frequently Asked Questions

Cheap Skip Hire provide professional skip hire and waste removal services for both residential and commercial clients. If you need any help deciding which skip or service you need then please call us on 01442 229022 or contact us via our website form.

At Cheap Skip Hire you are one click away from a Cheap Skip Hire quotation. Prices are dependent on the size of the skip(s) you require NOT the duration of hire. We have the following skip sizes available to hire:

  • 2 yard
  • 4 yard
  • 6 yard
  • 8 yard
  • 10 yard
  • 12 yard
  • 14 yard
  • 16 yard
  • 20 yard
  • 35 yard
  • 40 yard

Rental times are up to you: Less than two weeks or up to four weeks (after which the skip will be collected or replaced at our agreed rate).

Cheap Skip Hire online prices include delivery and collection as well as the hire of our skip(s). The price does not include any additional items such as permits, supplementary equipment or unforeseen charges that may arise.

Waste types:

• General household: furniture, carpets and mattresses.
• General domestic: building or commercial waste including
• Garden: soil, clay and outdoor waste (leaves, branches, roots)
• Domestic/commercial light goods: cardboard, plastic, paper, plaster, wood and glass
• Domestic/commercial heavy goods: plaster, bricks, hardcore and concrete
• Hazardous: electrical appliances (WEEE waste), medical waste, fuel, flammable liquids and chemicals, medical waste, fuel, batteries, food waste

Skips of multiple sizes can be used for mixed domestic, building and light goods waste.

Please contact the Cheap Skip Hire Team for information on removing Hazardous waste.

Garden and heavy goods waste can only be added to skips 8 yards and under, due to size and weight challenges of the waste.

No, we do the hard work for you. Different types of waste can be put into the same skip, although you will need to ensure you have the correct size skip for your waste, skips 8 yards and under are to be used for heavy goods waste.

Waste should be kept level with the top of the skip. Waste above this level may be unsafe to transport and could be subject to additional charges.

If you need same day delivery, give us a call to discuss the details, we may be able to oblige. However, order before 14:00 and we will deliver your skip the next day (excluding weekends).

We will take advance payment for online skip hire which includes skip hire, delivery and collection. 

We accept all major debit and credit cards – you can pay online or by phone. 

Any additional payments such as permits, equipment or unforeseen charges – will be taken separately over the phone.

No, lights are not supplied but we have a number of solutions, please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Skips positioned on a public highway will require a local council permit. Cheap Skip Hire can obtain the permit on your behalf, any payments will be charged to you.

Then please contact us today so we can help.

Our road sweeper hire can include driver for long or short term contracts.  Simply tell us if you need the driver as part of your contract.

Our sweeper hire can cover anywhere in the country thanks to our depots throughout the UK.

We have a range of road sweepers, pedestrian sweepers and compact sweepers available.  Speak to our team for advice on the size you would require.

Our fleet of road sweepers are fully maintained and equipped in line with health & safety regulations.

We remove waste, rubbish and unwanted items from commercial premises, construction sites and domestic houses and gardens. Our service includes a two man team who are insured and licensed to load the waste materials - from anywhere on the property - onto our trucks, sweep up after the job is complete and transport the waste to a registered transfer station.

We can remove any item as long as it can be lifted by two people. For example, but not limited to:

Furniture: beds, sofas, tables, chairs, armchairs, cabinets, wardrobes, computer desks

Appliances: cookers, washing machines, fridges, freezers, microwaves, tumble dryers, stereos, televisions, printers, fax machines, computers

Garages, Lofts and Cellars: tools, lawn mowers, boxes, clothes, books

Garden: shrubs, bushes, branches, mud, concrete, soil, turf, compost, garden furniture, sheds

Construction and Demolition: plaster, plasterboard, pallets, glass, concrete, packaging, metal

Roofing and Flooring: tiles, carpets, wood

We can’t collect certain hazardous materials such as paint cans, motor oils, chemicals, solvents, asbestos, medical or biological waste but your local authority can offer advice on how you should dispose of them. Certain items, which we can collect, are classified as hazardous waste because of the way in which they need to be disposed. These items include computer monitors, fridges and freezers. There is a supplement rate for these items because our disposal costs are higher.

We are not licensed or insured to carry certain materials. Your local authority can supply information on the licensed carriers of hazardous waste in your area.

We do all the loading and sweep up afterwards and generally it is cheaper!

We charge by weight or volume whereas skip hire is charged on the size of the skip and not the amount of waste that is put into it. Skips can cause the added hassle and expense of having to apply for a skip permit in advance, and you run the risk of fly tipping into the skip.

Of course we can, although you will have to arrange this with a charity shop in advance unless you prefer to donate to one of our agreed charities. For insurance reasons we cannot guarantee the condition of the items upon arrival.

Yes. Our employees are fully insured and our trucks are fully insured, including cover against any damage caused to a client's property when removing waste from the premises.

No. We can only take items away. We are not insured or licensed to provide a removals service and our trucks are not designed for removals. However, we can move items from one room to another within the same property for a small additional charge.

We charge by volume - for example how much space has been taken up in the truck. However, if your materials are particularly heavy - for example, it is soil or rubble - we charge based on weight.

We ask you to give us as much notice as possible and, most of the time, we can complete your collection at the time most convenient to you. If you need a job completed urgently, we can often arrange a collection within 24 hours from your call.

Yes. Our rates are based on the amount and type of waste being removed. Please give us as much and as accurate information as possible about the waste you want removed so that we can quote you correctly. Upon arrival on site, our collections team will provide an obligation free quote, and they will only start work once you agree that quote.

Yes. Please send your pictures to Our customer service team will call you back or email you to discuss your waste collection.

No, providing our teams can access the waste. Our team will call you with an exact quote and then process your card payment on completion. Our teams take photos before and after and we can send this to you on request.

We will try our best to service and accommodate your needs. Please ask us to organise an ‘out of hour’s collection’.

To allow for circumstances beyond our control, such as traffic hold ups or collections that end up being larger than expected. Our truck team will contact you between 20 to 30 minutes before their arrival to confirm the exact arrival time.

Our trucks can carry 16 cubic yards of waste. This is the same size as 4x4 yards skips or 2x8 yards skips.

Our teams use shovels, brooms, dust sheets, rubble bags, buckets, wheel barrows and a sack barrow, as appropriate.

Yes. Our teams are supplied with safety boots and branded clothing. A spare set is always in the truck so they are clean and presentable for the next collection.

Most waste is recycled or reused. The items are sorted and disposed of in a way that is least damaging to the environment. We give items to charity shops, or it is taken to specialist recycling facilities.

We deal with all of our enquiries within 24 hours and unless we are already booked, we can be in [tag city] ready to clear your waste within 24 hours. You can check some of our service availabilities using our book online system.