How does skip hiring work?

If you’ve never hired a skip before, then the first time can be a little bit daunting! But if you’ve popped ‘skip hire prices near me’ into the search engine and landed here, we’ve got some great advice for you to make it as easy as can be.

What can I actually put in a skip?

You might be surprised to find that not everything can simply be thrown into a skip, so be sure to take note of our handy list below of what you can and cannot put in. This will usually help you decide if a skip is the right option for your waste.


You CAN put in You CANNOT put in
Rubble & concrete
Non-contaminated soil
Paper & cardboard
TVs and other monitors
Garden & commercial waste
Food waste
Aerosols & gas canisters
Fridges or freezers
Fluorescent tubes

How quickly can I have access to a skip?

On some occasions we are able to have a skip delivered to you on the same day or the next day following your enquiry. It can usually depend on the size of skip you require. For an exact delivery date, please contact our team who would be really happy to help you put a plan in place.

What sizes are skips available in?

Our skips are available in a range of sizes and are traditionally measured in yards. To make it a little easier for you, we have identified how many bin bags they can hold:

  • 4 yard skip – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 yard skip – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 yard skip – 60-80 bin bags
  • 12 yard skip – 100-120 bin bags
  • 16 yard skip – 140-160 bin bags

What are the skip hire prices near me?

Our prices range from £165 + VAT to £370 + VAT depending on the size and weight of your waste. We’re able to provide a fast and accurate quote to you when you contact us directly.

What area is your skip hire available in?

We are based near Great Dunmow and are able to provide skip hire within a 10 mile radius so includes skip hire in:

  • Bishops Stortford
  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Harlow
  • Ongar
  • Saffron Walden
  • Stansted

We can often reach slightly further afield so get in touch if you have an area in mind that you’d like us to provide a quote for.

How long can I have the skip for?

This is dependent on your project and a timescale can be agreed at the time of booking. For larger commercial projects, we offer a roll on roll off service where regular skips can be delivered daily, weekly, or monthly – we’re able to adapt to suit the requirements of our customers.

What if I don’t have space on my driveway or property for a skip?

You can often place a skip in the road, much like the use of public parking spaces, but the council will need to approve this and you may require a permit depending on the skip size. We can support our customers with permit requests or finding the ideal place for a skip near your property, just ask us for advice.

What access does a lorry need to deliver and collect a skip?

Skip lorries can be between 8-10 feet wide, so it’s important to factor this in when deciding on a location for your skip. Again, Prince Recycling can help you with access when it comes to booking your skip, so don’t be afraid to ask.

What happens to my waste once it’s collected in the skip?

A lot of your waste collected by Prince Recycling Waste Management will be recycled as long as it is able to be. You can find out more about how we recycle your waste here.

Should you have any further questions about skip hire prices near me, please get in touch with our friendly team, in the meantime, you can read more about our skip hire service and book online here.