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
  • Tyres
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
  • Solvents and liquids 
  • Oil
  • Fuel and automotive fluids 
  • Inflammable, explosive (gas containers), noxious or dangerous materials


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
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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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