Cost to hire a Skip Service on Bidvine

£120 - £300

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£120 - £300  National average range
£120 - £300
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How much do skip hire services cost?

Nov 25, 2020

Skip hire services cost an average of £153 to £270. Some factors which influence this price include the size of skip and length of time you plan to hire it for. For more information about how these and other factors can influence skip hire costs simply keep reading!

Skip Hire Costs

UK National Minimum Cost£139
UK National Maximum Cost£261
UK National Average Cost£170
Average Range£139 - £261

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About Skip Hire

Before you start a big renovation or cleanup project, you may want to look into the cost of hiring a skip. A skip is a large rubbish bin that will make it easy to collect and get rid of your waste!

To get your budget planning started, you can easily compare the cost of skip hire across the UK in the chart above. Then, to get an idea of how much it is to hire a skip in your area simply input your postcode. 

To find out the additional factors which influence skip prices have a read through the full article below!

Considerations That Influence Skip Hire Cost

A skip is a great option when you're dealing with large amounts of rubbish. It makes the disposal process easier. Below we've included some of the top considerations to keep in mind that generally influence skip hire prices to help you efficiently plan out your budget.

Type of Waste
Mixed Domestic

A skip can be very helpful when you're getting rid of lots of household waste. This might include weekly rubbish as well as unexpected waste from renovations. Whether you're tossing carpet, furniture, or mattresses, a skip is a perfect solution for oversize rubbish.

Mixed Building

If you have an area for collection a variety of different items in a building, you could be dealing with more than one type of waste. After all, you might not know what's in the bin bags!

Commercial properties may dispose of cardboard and other light goods. It's important to choose a skip that's ready to handle different types of building waste.


At different times of the year, you might be facing a build-up of outdoor waste from yard maintenance. Hire a skip and load it up with the organic material and waste from your garden.

Digging up your garden to make improvements? Use a skip to store and dispose of unneeded material like soil and clay.

Light Goods

Your waste could also be a mix of materials. It doesn't always need to be separated first! Find a skip meant for mixed light goods like cardboard and paper. You can even toss plastic, plaster, wood and glass into your skip. It's important to keep the contents light.

Heavy Goods

Some waste can be quite heavy, especially when you're cleaning up after a major renovation. Brick, concrete, and hardcore are too heavy to be put into a regular bin.

Hiring a skip is the best way to deal with this type of waste. It's built to carry the load. Just remember not to overfill.

Hazardous Waste

Certain types of waste need special bins for disposal. Getting rid of paints, solvents, flammable liquids or chemicals? Be sure you have the right skip for your needs.

The same applies for other hazards, such as from medical waste, asbestos, and fuel. Bins are also specially marked for batteries, old electrical appliances, and tyres.

Cost of a Skip & Skip Size

Skips are available in a number different sizes. So if you're dealing with a little or a large amount of rubbish, you're sure to find a size that will work for you.

Most skips are listed by how much they can hold. Smaller skips could hold 25-35 bin bags. The standard size will fit 55-70 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Large bins can contain upwards of 80 bin bags. These are a great option for major projects with large quantities of rubbish.

Generally, the price of skip hire will increase along with the size of the bin. So smaller bins will differ from larger skip hire costs. However, it's important to order a skip that will be spaciousness enough for all your materials. You don't want to have an overflowing skip on your lawn!

Skip Cost For Long vs. Short Periods of Time

Before you hire your skip, it's important to figure out how long you'll need it. In most cases, you'll probably need it for anywhere from a few days up to a week.

You might need the skip there while you do the cleanup work. You'll be able to transfer any rubbish from your garden or renovation directly to the skip! This makes it a lot easier to manage the waste. It's also a lot cleaner than letting the rubbish pile up on your lawn.

If you can, collect any rubbish before your skip arrives. That way, you'll simply be loading it up! This can help cut down on the rental period and reduce your cost of hiring a skip.


As you search for your skip service, make sure that they have experience with your type of waste. If there are any regulations you need to follow with certain waste, an experienced pro can let you know.

Their experience will make your skip hire a smooth process from start to finish. If you're hiring a skip for the first time, this can be a big relief!

You can also read reviews to find out more about the professional. Reviews will tell you what other people think of the pro and can help you find the right person for your job.

Skip Hire Costs & Location

When you hire a skip service, your professional will bring your chosen bin out to your location. They'll also pick it up once it's full, making the hiring process simple!

It's important to find a skip service in your area. A local service means help is never too far away. If you do hire a service out of your area, be aware it could cost more. Travel expenses, as well as the cost of living, can affect the quote. You'll also want to make sure you have room on your property to store the skip you're hiring.

Wondering how much for a skip compared to other removals services? The handy chart below provides insight into some of the most popular services that are related to skip hire. That way you can effectively plan your budget for your project.

ServiceAverage Hourly Rate
Man With a Van£40
Rubbish Removal£90
Landscaping Services£20
Home Renovation£20

Summary of Skip Hire Prices

Now that you've answered the top question - how much does it cost to hire a skip, it's time to find a skip near you! Over time, large amounts of waste can build up. Don't let rubbish lay around your home! Hire a skip to load up any kind of waste and take it away.

With a local skip service, you're sure to find the right bin for your waste needs. In the middle of a project or renovation? You'll have the perfect place to load up large amounts of waste.

Ready to hire your skip? Fill out a free request for bids. Bidvine will help find the perfect pro for your needs! You'll get bids from trusted local skip services who can help you get a handle on your waste.

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