Skip hire Services

Skip hire is our core service. It is what we do – day in, day out.

What is a skip?


A skip is a container that is carried on a broad vehicle and placed on a highway or other land.  A skip is used for the removal and disposal of building materials, rubble, waste, household, and other rubbish or earth.

For over 7 years, we have provided efficient and economic waste solutions for a broad range of customers on a UK nationwide basis.

Our waste management division encompasses all aspects of waste handling from basic skip hire through to hazardous waste processing. Our  ‘zero waste’ philosophy, underlines our green credentials and our commitment to reuse, recycle and salvage your waste, wherever and whenever feasible. This approach ensures that we significantly reduce the volume of waste sent to UK landfills and incineration which will, in turn, reduce your waste bill.

Many items of household, home improvement and other wastes are too bulky to be collected through the domestic waste collection service.  Some local authorities offer a free collection service for bulky household items whilst others charge.  A lot of people now opt to move bulky household waste in their own vehicles to civic amenity sites, where it can be disposed of free of charge.  The householder should therefore consider the following points when faced with the question of how to dispose of household waste:

  • the type of bulky waste collection service offered by the local authority;
  • the distance to a civic amenity site;
  • the opening times of the civic amenity site; and
  • any vehicle hire costs you may have to pay to transport the waste to the site.

What is the alternative? 


Hiring a skip may prove to be a suitable alternative for the disposal of household waste.

It is our duty to ensure that all waste removed from sites complies with Environment Agency regulations.

We operate primarily in the construction industry providing a nationwide skip hire service to the following sectors:

  • building
  • civil engineering
  • shopfitting
  • roofing
  • house building
  • building maintenance & refurbishment

Our nationwide skip hire service also extends to utility companies, manufacturing, retail outlets, and the licensed trade.

In certain circumstances, you may wish to place a skip on a public highway. In order to do this, you will need to have a skip permit in place, prior to doing so. Y Not Recycle Skip Hire will take care of these arrangements when necessary. For further information visit hiring a skip and using it safely. We are one of the top service providers alongside firms like this skip hire company and other local skip hire authorities in the UK. For further information visit, Ynot recycle.

We supply skips in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the traditional chain-lift builders skip for the construction industry and domestic user, through to large Roll Roll Off containers (RORO’s) for larger more specialized projects. We can also provide a range of specialist commercial skips for the manufacturing sector and retail outlets known as Rear End Loaders (REL’s), Front End Loaders (FEL’s), and Wheeled Euro Bins. We also cater for larger construction sites that require certified cleanable skips tested to minimum safe working loads for the movement of waste skips and materials around the site by crane. Concrete washout skips are another type of waste skip we provide which can be used as a quick and simple temporary concrete washout facility for washing out concrete and slurry wastes from concrete lorries and concrete pumps.

Skip and RORO containers offer the following:

  • an extensive range of sizes from a 2 cubic yard skip  to a 40 cubic yard RORO container
  • ideal for cumbersome and bulky waste
  • quick delivery and turnaround
  • low-sided containers for heavy materials, such as soil, clay, hardcore, and demolition waste

Y Not Recycle offer you:

  • a first class service
  • a nationwide skip hire service
  • compliance with your duty of care obligations
  • friendly advice and guidance
  • trade accounts for large volume or repeat customers

Skip Sizes

We don’t describe skip hire sizes with cryptic names like mini, midi, and maxi, you will be quoted in cubic yards so you know exactly what size skip you’ll receive.  Skip hire sizes can be confusing, the traditional naming convention of skip sizes has always been in cubic yards.  Whilst people in the industry understand this, to the layman it does sometimes become puzzling, we have had requests for skips in feet, and meters in the past.  Below is a description of what we feel is the correct way to describe skip hire sizes to avoid any element of doubt:

CAPACITY CUBIC YARDSHEIGHT (M)HEIGHT (FT)LENGTH (M)LENGTH (FT)WIDTH (M)WIDTH (FT)
81.224’03.6612’01.525’0
121.836’03.6612’01.836’0
142.006’73.4511’42.006’7
162.217’35.1316’12.217’3
Skip Sizes in Cubic Yards

More information here.

Special Waste

Waste that is dangerous and difficult to handle.  Special Waste has it’s own set of regulations and should be assessed in accordance with the principles described within the regulations.

In order to determine whether you have Special Waste, contact the Environment Agency for their free Special Waste Regulations 1996 Information Sheet 1.  This information booklet contains an assessment flowchart that helps simplify this complex set of regulations.

Cheap Skip Hire

Many companies claim to offer cheap skip hire, and we know that many projects are price led and achieving the balance of compliance, recycling and cost is difficult. This is where we excel and aim to provide advice on best practice and reduction in environmental impact associated with skip hire and waste management.

To find out more about our nationwide skip hire, trade waste, and waste management services please get in touch with us today. We supply skips to a wide range of customers across the UK and offer cheap skip hire with quality service that’s second to none!