How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Skip?

Whether you’re carrying out major redevelopments on your home or giving your garden a refresh, a skip is a must-have. 

Even if you’re taking part in some DIY, skip hire is the quickest and easiest way to dispose of waste products. When it comes to hiring a skip, the thing you’re probably most interested in is the cost. 

Skip hire cost can vary from company to company, and it can be overwhelming to know who to choose. 

With so many skip hire prices out there, this article will discuss everything you need to consider when hiring a skip. 

How much does a skip cost?


What waste are you disposing of? 

Skips are a great way to recycle materials, and waste products can be separated into categories depending on recyclability or whether the waste needs to go to landfill. 

The type of waste you’re disposing of can play a key role in the skip hire cost. While you may think that you can put anything in a skip, this is not the case. Waste that can go in a skip includes:

  • Wood 
  • Soil
  • Bricks
  • Metal
  • Plastic 
  • Paper 

Some items that must never be placed in a skip include:

  • Fridges
  • Ovens
  • Gas canisters 
  • Tyres
  • Paints
  • Asbestos 

These items are classified as hazardous or toxic waste and it is against the law to dispose of them in a skip. If you do, you could face criminal charges, a hefty fine and the skip hire company you’ve used may refuse to take the waste. It is important that you dispose of this kind of waste in the appropriate manner, which could bring additional costs. 

What is the size of your skip? 

Perhaps the biggest differential when it comes to skip hire prices is the size. Smaller skips are cheaper than larger ones, so it’s important to know how much waste you’re going to be disposing of as this will determine what size of skip to hire. 

The most common size of skip includes 4-yard midi skips, 6-yard builders skips, 8 and 12 yard mixed waste skips and 12 yard enclosed skips. Speak with your supplier about what size is right for you as it is likely they can advise you on what you’ll need. This will go a long way to determining your skip hire cost, so take a look at the variety of skip sizes we offer here at Camiers and decide what’s best for you. 

How you can save money when hiring a skip

As well as the size of your skip and what you’re putting in it, there are also a number of other considerations when it comes to skip hire prices. Location plays a key role in this, with different regions having different average prices. Unsurprisingly, London and the south has slightly higher prices, as is normal for the region, with more northern areas providing cheaper rates. 

There are also a number of ways you can save money when it comes to hiring a skip. One way to do this is to ensure you do not overfill it. Overfilling can be extremely dangerous, and all skips come with a line that you must not exceed with your waste. If you do, then you may be fined, which will add to your skip hire cost.

Another way to minimise costs is by placing the skip on your property. If you place the skip on the side of the road or on public property it’ll require a permit. This will add to your expenses so it is always worthwhile placing it on private property if possible. 


Here at Camiers, we’re committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service. We provide a leading skip hire service and can offer our expert advice and services to projects throughout Aylesbury and beyond. For more information or to get a price for a skip in your area, get in touch with us today.