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Residential Skip Hire


Local Skip Hire – Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey

Whether you are looking to simply have a spring clean or fully refurbish your property, we have skips of all sizes available.  If you’re not sure what size skip you need, take a look at our guide to choosing the right skip size below.

NEW: Weekend hire rates on skips

We now offer short-term hire on our skips to benefit our local residents that want to do work in their house over the weekend and pay a reduced rate by doing so. We will deliver the skip on a Friday – ready for the weekend DIY-ers and collect on Monday. We are able to offer this to all our local residents within a approximate 5 mile radius of Bracknell.
To book your skip for the weekend, call Freephone 0800 40 80 400.


Guide to choosing the right size skip for you:

4 yard skip

4 Yard Mini Skip

This size skip is ideal for:

  • Small bathroom renovation projects.
  • Small garden projects.
  • Household/garage spring clean.

Height varies: between 2.7ft -3.0ft
Width: 4.3ft

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6 Yard Skip – small builders skip

This is our standard domestic skip ideal for:

  •  For general house clear-outs or small building works.
  •  This is the largest size skip you can use for soil and rubble.

Height varies: between 3.6ft – 3.7ft
Width: 5ft

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8 Yard Builders Skip – large builders skip

This skip is ideal for:

  • Light bulkier items.
  • Full property clearance.
  • House extensions.
  • Unfortunately, you can’t put large amounts of soil or other heavy materials in this skip as it may be too heavy to lift and could cause damage to the surface it’s on. If you have large amounts of soil or other dense, heavy materials to dispose of please consider a 6 yard skip or ask about our hook and grab lorry services.

Height varies: between 4ft – 4.2ft

Width: 5.6ft

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12 Yard Skip

Ideal for:

  • Commercial office and shop clearance.
  • Large building projects
  • Bulky items
  • Light waste only

Height varies: between 5.6ft- 6ft
Width: 5.1ft

Prices on request

Larger projects

For the removal of larger amounts of waste we can offer 20, 35 and 40 cubic yard hook lorry skips.


20 Yard Skip

The 20 yard skip, pictured below is known as hook lorry skip container.

Height: 6.7ft
Width: 7.4ft

Prices on request


40 Yard Skip

Our largest skip container is 40 cubic yards.

Height: 8.2ft
Width: 7.4ft

Prices on request

Hiring a skip is easy

You can order your skip by calling the sales team on 01344 620 316 or book online using the facility on this page.

How long can I keep my skip for?

You hire a skip for 14 days, but if you don’t need it this long, then we can collect the skip earlier. If you need it longer, then just give us a call and we can re-schedule collection. We do charge a weekly hire rate for the skip after the 14 days.

Road permits

If you need a permit because you don’t have a drive or private land to put your skip, we can apply for a road permit for you from your local council. The council charge for the permit application and in some cases a permit will not be granted, for instance if your house is on a busy main road or near a school. And unfortunately the permit application charge is non refundable.

What items can go in a skip?

The good:
Any ‘normal’, non-hazardous waste such as wood, cardboard, concrete, rubble and furniture is good.

The bad:
We can’t except asbestos, paint, tyres, gas bottles, fridges, freezers, TVs, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, vehicle batteries, plasterboard or food waste. If you have any of these items for disposal, we can arrange separate removal.

Delivery areas

We deliver skips, tippers and grab lorries to areas within a 30 mile radius of our recycling facilities in Ascot, and Aldershot. We cover areas  such as

  • Bracknell
  • Ascot
  • Sandhurst
  • Crowthorne
  • Farnborough
  • Camberley
  • Woking
  • Egham
  • Slough
  • Windsor
  • Maidenhead
  • Reading
  • Chertsey
  • Guildford
  • Aldershot
  • Milford and many more….

Here’s a quick guide to booking a skip

To read more about the services offered to customers, click on the case study for Willmott Dixon. Case study Willmott Dixon

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Contact info

  01344 624 968

London Court, London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire. RG12 2UT