Skip Hire


Whether you need a small 2 yard skip to a 40 yard roll on, roll off and anything in between, a single skip or repeat exchanges, same day and next day services, our supplier network can provide it all. We ensure all our suppliers hold a valid waste carriers’ licence with full duty of care compliance so you can be sure you are using a quality business.

Do you require hazardous or specialist waste disposal? The Quote Centre is here to connect you with the very best suppliers with the highest recycling percentage possible, so your next skip hire can be good for the environment as well as your wallet!

There are several options when ordering a skip, the most popular is a general waste or builders skip that allows for a variety of waste to be collected. Almost every waste type can be catered for by our supplier community.

Waste Types

  • Household Waste
  • Metal 
  • Soil
  • Hardcore / Rubble
  • Bricks
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Concrete 
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Garden Waste
  • Hardcore / Rubble
  • Bricks
  • Tiles
  • Concrete
  • Soil
  • Bricks
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Green Waste Only
  • Wood Only
  • Metal Only
  • Aerosols / Gas
  • Batteries
  • TV’s & Monitors
  • Oils / Fuels
  • Fridges or Freezers
  • Asbestos
  • Paints or Liquids
  • Perishable Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Fluorescant Lights
  • Tyres
  • Explosives
  • Medical Waste
  • Toxic Materials
  • Mattresses*

*Some providers will accept mattresses but may charge an additional fee. Please let us know when requesting a quote and we can ensure mattress disposal is in your quotation.


For more information on waste

Standard Open Skip

The standard skip is the most common type of skip with sizes typically ranging from 2 to 16 yards. 

It is ideal for general applications

Drop Door Skip

The drop door skip is ideal for access with bulkier items via a ramp.

It is perfect for access with a wheelbarrow for building waste or soil.

They are available in sizes ranging from 2 to 16 yards

Enclosed / Lockable Skip

Enclosed skips are typically available in sizes rangin from 6 to 16 yards or in RoRo options and are beneficial for:

  • Housing lighter wastes that may be subject to wind blow
  • Preventing unauthorised access
  • Housing hazardous waste
  • Housing weather sensitive waste
  • Housing flammable waste

RoRo Skip

RoRo or Roll on Roll off skip is the heavyweight of the skip World. It allows for the storage and disposal of a huge amount of waste with sizes typically ranging from 16 to 40 yards.

It is normally found in a commercial or construction environment due to its size and is ideal for the disposal of bricks, blocks, concrete, soil or bulky items such as packaging, timber or plastics.

Specialist Skip

There are several suppliers within our comminity that hold specialist skip types such as vacuum feeding, compactor or crane lift.If you have special skip requirements just let us know!

Skip Licence Guide

You will need a skip licence or permit if you intend to place a skip anywhere on the public highway.If you do mot have a skip licence, your skip can be removed and you could be liable for a fine.You do not need a skip licence if you are placing a skip on private land.

Skip licences are issued by your local Council. Most Councils allow the skip company to apply on your behalf. However, a few require the skip hirer to apply for their licence directly.

Please note: Skip hire companies may add an additional admin fee for organising the skip licence.

This very much depends on your local Council, however it is not uncommon for it to take 3-4 days for the licence to be issued from application.Please make sure you take this into account when planning to hire a skip.

Again, this very much depends on your local Council. Typical skip licence fees range from £15 – £30 but prices can exceed over £150 in London Boroughs.Visit your local Council website for their pricing structure or visit for more information

A skip licence usually lasts 1 or 2 weeks but most Councils allow for the licence to be extended for an additional fee.

You may need to put safety lights and markings on or around the skip you hire. This could include:

  • reflective markings
  • traffic cones
  • night-time safety lamps
  • the name and telephone number of the skip hire company

Most skip hire companies provide these if the skip is to be placed on the highway. Be aware if the required safety lights and markings are not in place you could be fined up to £1,000 

Some Councils will charge extra if the skip is to be placed in a pedestrian zone. This is typically in pedestrian areas of larger towns.

If you plan to place your skip in a controlled parking zone which could be a residential parking bay or a pay and display parking area, you may be subject to additional fees. The fees vary wildly across the Country with some being completely free and others close to £100 per day in some parts of London.