Frequently Asked Questions

How does the process of ordering a skip work?

Decide where you are going to put it , what you want to put in it and the size you want. Phone us and we'll quote and help with any questions you may have.

We then deliver, you fill it up and we come and collect it.

Generally you can keep the skip for 5 days - but of course we can organise any period you want. If its on a public road, we'll organise a permit for you.

What size skips are available to me?

2 cubic yard to 40 cubic yards skips are available in most locations throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

How do I know what skip size and type I need?

Our website shows you skip dimensions and capacities but please call us if you are in any way unsure.

We can also provide wait n loads (small caged trucks that are useful for restricted parking because they wait whilst you fill them up) or grab lorries (pile up the waste and a grab on the back of a lorry will load it onto the back and take it away - useful over garden walls etc)

What delivery details do you need to know from me?
  • Full site address including postcode
  • Contact and telephone number
  • Skip size required
  • Date of delivery and AM or PM
  • On or Off Road
  • Waste Types
  • Any access/time restrictions that could affect delivery and collection.
  • How much notice do I need to give for delivery?

    We can normally deliver your skip the next day if you confirm your booking by mid-day the day before. Any orders received after mid-day can be delivered next day subject to transport availability or the following day.

    When can I have my skip delivered?

    Our operating hours are 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to Mid-day Saturdays. Unfortunately we do not currently deliver or collect skips on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

    Can I have the skip on the road?

    Mostly people ask us to place the skip on a driveway or similar. However, you can have the skip placed on the road outside your property in most areas. This will depend on your local authority and we will need to arrange a permit before we can deliver your skip. The permit can take up to 7 working days to arrange and there is a charge for the permit, which we will confirm to you. You may also be asked to supply and maintain lights and cones to warn other road users during the hours of darkness. Click here to view Highways Act 1980.

    How much will my skip hire cost?

    This depends on the skip size, waste type and postcode area as transport and disposal rates vary in different areas. Call us and we can quote you for anywhere in the UK

    How do I pay for the skip hire?

    We will take payment for the skip at the point that you place your order. We accept all major credit / debit cards or we can arrange an account facility if you are a company (subject to Terms and Conditions). We do not accept cash on delivery.

    How high can I fill the skip?

    Do not fill the skip any higher than the top edge as we only accept level loads.

    What waste types can I put in the skip?

    Most general domestic, building, DIY and gardening wastes are perfectly acceptable. However, some waste types are considered as hazardous or contaminated and must NOT be placed in the skip without our prior written authorization.

    The following are a few examples but if you are unsure, please phone our help desk for advice.

  • Asbestos, Vehicle Tyres, Paint Tins (that are not empty and dry inside)
  • Contaminated Soil Solvents Oils
  • Chemicals, Medical Waste, Liquid Wastes
  • Fridges/Freezers TV's / Monitors / Computers / Plasterboard.
  • Gas Cylinders, Vehicle Batteries, Fluorescent Light Tubes.
  • The above list is not exhaustive; please check with us to avoid the possibility of additional treatment/disposal charges.

    What happens to your waste?

    Simple skip hire are committed to recycling. Your waste will be transported to one of our suppliers waste recycling facilities where the waste will be sorted or segregated on site to take out as much reusable or recyclable waste as possible. Only the waste that cannot currently be recycled will go to landfill. We currently recycle approximately 75 - 90% of all waste collected.