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Skip Hire

Our straight forward Skip hire service has simple options for both commercial and domestic customers. Your skip will be there when you need it and gone when you don’t… Job done!

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4 Yard Midi Skip

4 Yard Midi Skip

  • Ideal for small DIY projects such as a bathroom strip out
  • 30-40 Bin bags


  • Volume 4y3/3.5m3
  • Height 3ft/1.0m
  • Width 4ft/1.3m
  • Length 6ft/1.8m
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6 Yard Small ‘Builder's Skip’

6 Yard Small ‘Builder's Skip’

  • Ideal for kitchen strip outs, gardening projects, soil & rubble
  • 50-60 Bin bags


  • Volume 6y3/4.5m3
  • Height 4ft/1.2m
  • Width 5ft/1.5m
  • Length 8.5ft/2.6m
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8 Yard Big ‘Builder's Skip’

8 Yard Big ‘Builder's Skip’

  • Ideal for larger building projects
  • 70-80 Bin bags


  • Volume 8y3/6m3
  • Height 4ft/1.2m
  • Width 5.5ft/1.7m
  • Length 12ft/3.7m
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12 Yard Skip

12 Yard Skip

  • Ideal for light bulky waste, such as a house clearance or site clearance
  • 100-120 Bin bags


  • Volume 12y3/9m3
  • Height 5ft/1.7m
  • Width 6ft/1.8m
  • Length 12ft/3.7m
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Very Heavy

Heavy waste such as soil, rubble, brick, tiles, concrete and wet materials will incur additional charges. Please discuss with us when booking your clearance. As an example, 25 bags of rubble weigh approximately 1000kg.

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  • Asbestos
  • Bio Waste (Medical, animal, human)
  • Loose domestic refuse
  • Raw loose meat or fish
  • Gas bottles or fire extinguishers
  • Oil, petrol, cooking oil, diesel
  • Filled paint cans
  • Toxic substances
  • Explosive or illegal items

Skip Hire Frequently Asked Questions

What can you put in a skip?

You can put a range of items into your skip no matter the skip size. This includes:

  • Garden waste
  • Household waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil
  • Bricks
  • General dry waste
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Rubble
  • Paper
  • Concrete
  • Mattresses

What can’t you put in a skip?

The following items we do not accept in our skips

  • Batteries
  • Clinical or medical waste
  • Electrical appliances
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges, freezers and air conditioning units
  • Gas bottles
  • Hazardous & toxic materials
  • Liquids (Oil, Petrol, Diesel)
  • Paint & Cans of paint
  • Tyres
  • TVs & computer screens

We always recommend that you call us if you have items like these that you need to dispose of and we can discuss the most appropriate way to remove.

What size skip should I hire?

This will primarily depend on the amount of waste and space you have to place a skip.  We offer the following sizes:

  • 4-yard skip
  • 6-yard Small ‘Builder’s Skip’
  • 8 Yard Big ‘Builder’s Skip’
  • 12 Yard Skip

Do I need a skip license?

If you are going to put a skip on a highway or private street we have a responsibility to obtain a skip license for you. This isn’t needed if it is on a private road where the public have no right of access.

Can you help load the skip?

The skip hire service covers the delivery and removal of the skip, no labour is included. If you require help you may prefer to use our rubbish clearance service – load and go.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The price of a skip normally covers hire for up to 2 weeks.  Collection date is flexible. You can either specify when you want the skip collected at the time of hire, or request a collection later once you know a bit more.

Is there a weight limit on the amount you can put in a skip?

There is a limit and as a reference see below. The only time we’ve seen a household go over the weight limit is when it’s been wrongly filled with soil, bricks, sand and rubble.

Skip size Bin bags Max weight
4 Yard 30-40 4 Tonnes
6 Yard 50-60 6 Tonnes
8 Yard 60-80 8 Tonnes
10 Yard 80-100 8 Tonnes
12 Yard 100-120 8 Tonnes

Remember that you need to fill the skip below the height of the sides. Overloaded skips are dangerous to move and waste can fall onto the road which can cause injury and damage.

Where does my waste go?

Waste from the skip or our vans is tipped at a licenced commercial waste transfer station. It is first picked through by hand and larger items of wood, metal, cardboard and packaging are removed.  Smaller items and waste are put through a picking line and machines to further separate materials.

A trommel rotates removing soil from the pile.  At the end of the line there should be just clean hardcore left which is later crunched so it can be reused in construction.

Wood is chipped and sent for biomass energy.

Cardboard and paper are sent to UK paper mills where they are washed and recycled into new card or paper products.

Metal is sent away to smelters and is recycled into new metals.

Plastics are separated into their categories balled and recycled.

Non-recyclable residual waste is baled and sent to an energy from waste facility.

Roupcycle only use waste transfer stations that are dedicated to working towards 100% landfill diversion.

If you are looking to book a skip, then we’re here to help. Click on the link to book a skip.

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For urgent enquiries please call us on 01252 917070.

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    I was very impressed with the speed and efficiency shown when dismantling and removing shed and contents. The guy was polite and helpful and cleared the site of all mess. Highly recommend Roupcycle.

    Julie Kelly