Skip Hire FAQs

Welcome to Camiers Skip & Grab Hire FAQs section – here we have collaborated all of our valuable customers’ previously asked questions to help our future customers understand our services and the team just that little bit better.

Any questions you have are helpful and allow us to better our services, so if you can’t find the answer to your query, contact our friendly team who will be to answer you, and we’ll work hard to expand on our FAQ section.

What can I put in a skip?

  • Bricks
  • Cardboard
  • Clay
  • Clothes
  • Concrete
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste
  • Metals
  • Paper
  • Plaster
  • Pottery
  • Rubble
  • Stones
  • Tiles
  • Wood
  • For any odd items that we haven’t covered, feel free to ask our helpful team who will be able to tell you if it’s OK to pop into your skip.

What can’t I put in a skip?

  • Chemicals and solvents
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Food waste
  • Large electrical items (televisions, monitors, computer towers)
  • Plasterboard and gypsum
  • White goods (fridges, freezers, washing machines)

Do I need a permit?

If you’re planning on placing your skip on the public highway, you will need to obtain a skip permit. These can be given to you by your local council, simply let us know when you need your skip to be taken away and we’ll make sure that the skip is removed by the date given by the local council. If you’re at all unsure whether or not you’ll need one, get in touch and we’ll help.

How do I arrange for my skip to be collected?

Call: 0800 030 9622 or email: info@camiers.co.uk between 07:30-17:30 Monday-Friday or 08:00-13:00 on Saturdays – we’re closed on Sundays.

What size skip do I need?

Skip sizes are measured in cubic yards, which is a bit old fashioned, so for clarification and to put it into terms that make more sense, we’ve broken down each skip’s capacity.

  • 4yd³ ‘mini skip’ – 30 – 40 bags
  • 6yd³ ‘builder skip’ – 60 bags
  • 8yd³ – 12yd³ ‘mixed waste skips’ – 80-120 bags
  • 12yd³ ‘enclosed skips’ – 120+ bags

Typically, domestic clients tend to hire 4yd³-6yd³ skips and commercial/industrial clients will range between 8yd³ and 12yd³.

How full can I fill a skip?

Only fill your skip to its ‘load level’, which essentially means no higher than the edges of the skip. Due to transport laws, a skip can not be overflowing and your driver may well refuse to collect it as it’s illegal and dangerous to transport on the road.

To maximise the use of your skip, break items down to ensure you use all precious space inside of a skip and use it as efficiently as you can.

How long can I keep a skip for?

Generally, skips are delivered and collected within 14 days. Please speak to our experts if you need to discuss hiring a skip for a longer time period.

Do I need to be in when you collect the skip?

If there’s easy access to the skip and it has been filled correctly, then no, you needn’t be in when we come to collect the skip.

This means that there needs to be enough space and no obstructions, so our lorries can collect the skip.

How much time in advance do you need to have before coming to collect a skip?

Ideally, give our friendly team as much notice as you can and we will try to collect on the day of your choosing. 3-4 working days in advance is ideal but sometimes we’re able to collect the next working day, this all depends on where you live and how busy our drivers are.

I need specialist access for skip hire - what are my options?

If you have narrow entrances, low archways or other, please let us know before hiring one of our skips, as we might be able to organise a specialist vehicle, otherwise, our wait and load skip hire service might be better for you. To discuss this, speak with our advisors who will be able to provide you with the correct service.

Can you lift a skip over a wall or other large obstruction?

No, there must be clear access to deliver a skip.

What delivery information do you need from me?

The more you can tell us, the better for both parties. As a minimum, our team will need to know where you want your skip to be placed, how we can access this point and if we might encounter any issues on delivery.

How are your skips delivered?

Camier skips are delivered with our heavy goods vehicles – which means there needs to be enough space for our HGVs to manoeuvre safely.