Skip Hire FAQs

To help you receive the best service possible, we have compiled our TOP 10 Skip Hire most frequently asked questions.


What size skip do I need?

The size of skip will vary depending on how much waste you are looking to dispose of.
Try to be realistic about the skip size as it may work out better/cheaper ordering 1 builders skip, opposed to 2 midi skips. We offer 2 sizes of skips: If unsure, please give us a call and we'll be happy to advise with the size you may require.

Can I put a skip on the road?

Of course! All you require is a skip permit (see below).

Skip Permits - Why do I need one / How much do they cost?

A skip permit is legally required when hiring a skip on a public road. Local authorities issue them for one and two weeks periods, but this can be extended for an additional charge.

A1 Skip Hire permits are charged at £50 and are inclusive in the price you see on our website. This cost not only covers the permit licence but also skip lighting and any addtional road safetly equipment if required - ie road cones etc...

What can / can't I put In a skip?

We accept most house hold items with the exception of hazardous or harmful substances, which include:-
  • Asbestos
  • Medical Waste
  • Petrol, Diesel, Oil
  • Explosives
Please contact a waste company which specialise in dealing with hazardous waste if you need to dispose of hazardous or asbestos related materials.

How high can I fill the skip?

Our skips should be filled no higher than the very top of the sides of the skip.

Please do not overload our skips. This is for the safety of our drivers and other road users whilst in transportation.

What areas do you deliver skips to?

We deliver skips within a 10 mile radius of our waste disposal depot in Bullwell, Nottingham. On occasions we can deliver futher, it all depends on the roads and locations.

The map below roughly highlights the areas we cover throughout Nottinghamshire.
Map where we deliver skips to in Nottingham

If you're unsure, please give us a call on 0115 979 44 55 and we'll be happy to advise.

How long can I keep the skip for?

You are able to keep our skips for up to 14 days. If you anticipate needing the skip for a longer period just let us know and this can be arranged.

Note: We may need to charge you for addtional permit hire (see above) if your skip is on the road.

How much will my skip cost?

The price you pay will be depend on the skip size you choose and whether it is on the road (which requires a permit).

We are always happy to give you a quote over the phone and go through the details so that everything is clear.

What does the price of the Skip hire include?

The price we charge is an all-inclusive price. Skip hire from A1 Skips includes delivery of skip, permit and lights (if on-the-road), cones (if required), collection, and the full disposal of your waste.

How do I pay for my skip?

We accept the following methods of payment.
  • Cash on arrival of skip
  • Cheque on arrival of skip - payable to Trade Waste
  • Debit/Credit card - payable over the phone
  • BACS - we can provide you with our bank details



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