Hiring a Skip Bin Made Easy

Hiring a skip is a headache for many of us, especially if this is your first time doing it. There are various things to consider when you hire a skip Bin. This guide contains information to make your skip-hire experience easy, stress-free and straightforward.

Skips are heavy vehicles with open-top metal containers available for hire to discard unwanted items. It is convenient and flexible for us as it includes a variety of skip sizes at cost-effective rates. Your skip hire company will deliver, collect, segregate and recycle your waste at the recycling centers. Hence, you will also become a part of the green economy. 

Skip Size

The skips are available in various sizes. The smaller skips are about the size of a small car, between 2-4 cubic yards, and the standard skip size is around 6-8 cubic yards. And the larger ones are the size of a transit van, between 10-12 cubic yards. 

The smaller sizes are ideal for collecting garden waste, and the mid-size range of skips is typical for house renovation waste or building work, but it would require at least a car-size space to park it. Also, remember that you will also need space for safe access to dump the waste into the skip bin. However, you will have to ensure that the skip is delivered and collected without causing any damage to your property.

The larger skips are the containers with higher side walls, enabling bulkier waste storage, but it will take up a lot of space. Some skip hire companies provide skip till your door to help you dump waste into it, but please ensure that it is safe for everyone involved in the process. 

Delivery, Pick-up, and Disposal 

You name it, and RMS Skip hire has your waste management sorted. Whether you need a skip bin for spring cleaning or home renovations, skip hire Bromley is here to make waste disposal easy. We deliver the skip as per your requirements, and once you have dumped your garbage into it, our experts will collect it. 

Additionally, we will segregate your waste and send it to our recycling facilities to reduce the burden on landfills. We collect, manage and process your waste using three recycling centers within London, resulting in less than 1% of waste going to the dump. 

Council Permit

In most areas, skip-hiring companies take care of your skip permit from the local council. They apply for permits on your behalf so that you have one less thing to take care of. You can check with your skip hire company if their quote includes the skip permit. Please note that you do not need a skip permit if you plan to keep the skip on private land.

Alternatively, if you would like to save money on skip permits, RMS Skip Hire also offers wait-and-load services, where we will bring the skip and wait until you load it. However, this service has a time limit; you get 30 minutes to load the skip. 


If your skip is on the street, the duration of the skip will be determined by the council permit. Generally, a skip permit lasts 28 days, so that may be fine. However, the time of the skip permit varies from one local council to another. 

The skip hire duration is customized per your needs if it is on private land. You need to talk to your skip hire company or a local council to increase the time for skip hire.

Type of Waste

We all know that skip is an excellent way of discarding commercial and domestic waste, but we need to see what we can put into the skip. Hazardous waste is strictly prohibited in the skip as it threatens human life and the environment. Here is a list of prohibited items for your ease – 

Prohibited Waste

  • Batteries
  • Electronic items
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gas cylinders or gas bottles
  • Oil, petrol and diesel
  • Asbestos 
  • Medical waste
  • Plasterboard 
  • Tyers
  • Hazardous and toxic waste 


However, it would help if you talk to your skip hire company about what can and cannot be put into a skip so that you can rest assured that you have not kept any hazardous items in the skip.

Skip Hire Prices

How much should one pay for skip hire in 2022? Skip prices vary from state to state and depend on the hiring company. Also, one needs to consider the type of skip, duration and the cost of the skip permit or the total skip hire charges. The landfill tax has increased in 2019, which is £100 per tonne of waste, so non-recyclable can cost you more.

Generally, the lowest skip hire prices range between £195 to £335 (excluding VAT), from a small size skip to a larger one. The payment for the skip hire might be upfront when you place the order. Remember to agree upon the hiring period before you order a skip.

Hire a Skip Bin Now!

If you are still trying to decide what size of skip you need, feel free to call RMS Skip Hire services. We can help you book a skip bin and provide you with more situation-appropriate estimates of what will suit your needs. 

We deliver easy and reliable skip hire in London and Kent for commercial and domestic waste collection. Visit us online to learn more about our services, or call us at +44 20 8131 0044. 


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