Useful information on skip hire in Benfleet

What can I put in a skip?

Skips are used for general waste, which can be anything generated from house clearance and property maintenance. Also building/construction waste that is neither liquid nor of a hazardous nature.


What can't go in a skip?

Items classed as hazardous waste cannot be placed in the skip – these include:


  • TVs, computers or monitors
  • Asbestos, Cement board, Fire board, Plasterboard 
  • Animal Waste
  • Tyres
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
  • Solvents and liquids 
  • Oil
  • Fuel and automotive fluids 
  • InFlammable, explosive (gas containers), Fire Extinguisher's
  • Noxious or dangerous materials


Any of these items found upon disposal will incur additional charges at our discretion or the items will be returned to address of hire

Please read carefully the following TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Skip hire is for a maximum of seven days, extra unauthorized days will be charged at £5.00 per day plus vat unless otherwise stated.
  2. No Asbestos, Cement board, fire board, Plasterboard, fridges or freezers, Gas cylinders or any other kind of liquid or chemical substance is to be loaded into the skip. Any of the above item(s) found in the skip will be returned to the delivery address & any costs incurred will be charged for
  3. In the interest of safety, the hirer must make sure the skip is a Level Load
  4. If the skip is over a level load the driver will remove any part of waste that he sees to be unsafe without prior notice to the hirer
  5. The skip must not be moved after delivery & No fire to be lit in the skip.
  6. If during hire the skip is damaged in any form that is not fair wear & tear, he/she must accept full responsibility for the repair costs, we accept no responsibility for harm to any person(s) arising from the skip.
  7. After the hirer accepts the skip to be on their premises, we will not accept claims for damage to their property.
  8. We reserve the right to remove the contents of the skip if payment is not received or the contents are deemed to contain hazardous waste.
  9. Depending on the size, there is a minimum charge of £5.00 per tyre plus VAT, that will be applied to the hire cost for any tyres placed in the skip. Any mattress placed in skip will be charged at £15.00 for any size plus VAT.
  10. Collection: preferential collection will be given to clients that pre-book, collection dates are not guaranteed as occasionally circumstances beyond our control may result in delays.       
  11. A Collection date is given to customers, if further time is required the office must be notified on 01268 565629 24 hours before collection date, If however, we are not notified further costs may be incurred to customer.
  12. No POP’S are to be loaded into the skip this includes Sofa’s, sofa beds, armchairs, kitchen / dining room chairs, stools / foot stools, home / office chairs, futons, beanbags, floor and sofa cushions, and foam matters. If not declared could be returned to you and charges incurred.
  13. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries on 01268 565629 we are open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm Saturday 7:30am to 1:00pm

What size skip do I need?

We offer a wide range of skip sizes, from one ton bags up to 16 yard skips. The most commonly ordered size is the 6 yard 'builders’ skip.


For a good idea of what size will suit you, have a look at our skip size guide.

If you are still unsure what size skip you need, give a member of our team a call and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and advise on the best options.


Skip size guide
AA Kwik skips size guide.pdf
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Can I have a skip put in the road?

The short anwer is yes.


However, please allow time for our staff to obtain a permit from the relevant local authority if you need one. Permits are required by local councils for skips that need to be placed on public land, including footpaths, verges, and the highways. Permits can be arranged for a period of 21 to 28 days. We will need to obtain these permits for you.

If you decide to book a skip online with us please remember to add the road permit to your basket.

Can you deliver a skip over a wall?

We certainly can.


With the use of our lorry's extendable arms we are able to deliver skips over walls. Depending on the size of the skip there will be a minimum space required to do this. 

If you are unsure whether you have the appropirate space simply call our office on 01268 565629 to discuss your requirements. 

For any other questions, please feel free to call our office on 01268 565629 or send us your question below.

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