Ron Smith Recycling and waste management since 1994

Ron Smith Recycling

Skip Hire Cost

The cost for hiring a skip will depend on the type of work you need a skip for, the size of skip that you hire and your location. Skip hire is usually available for up to seven days. However, should you require a regular collection and replacement skips please contact our sales team for more information.


Below is an indication of the skip hire cost for each type of skip we supply.

2 Yard Skip – from £140 + VAT

The 2-cubic-yard mini skip holds the equivalent of 20-30 bin bags and is best suited for very small domestic jobs.

Width: 4ft, Height: 3ft, Length: 5ft

Holds about 20 – 30 black bags.

4 Yard Skip – from £160 + VAT

A small skip holds 4-cubic-yards and is perfect for small kitchen and bathroom refurbishment jobs. It holds the equivalent of 30-40 bin bags.

Width: 5ft, Height: 3ft, Length: 7ft

Holds about 30 – 40 black bags.

6 Yard Skip – from £220 + VAT

A 6-cubic-yard is one of the most common skip sizes and is great for DIY or building projects such as removing a medium sized kitchen. It holds the equivalent of 50-60 bin bags.

Width: 5ft, Height: 4ft, Length: 10ft

Holds about 50 – 60 black bags.

8 Yard Skip – from £260 + VAT

The 8-cubic-yard skip is the most widely used skip size and is the biggest skip available for heavy waste such as concrete, soil and rubble. Common uses include residential refurbishment projects, shop refits and office clearances.

Width: 6ft, Height: 4ft, Length: 12ft

Holds about 75 – 85 black bags.

12 Yard Skip £300 + VAT

Maxi skips are used for bulky refurbishment works or large house clearances. Because of its larger dimensions, some councils will not allow it to be put on the road, so you will need to make room for it in your garden or driveway.

Width: 6.5ft, Height: 6.5ft, Length: 13ft

Holds approximately 100-120 black bags


Please complete the online ‘Get a Quote’ form below and one of our sales team will contact you to discuss your recycling or skip hire requirements. If your enquiry is urgent please telephone 0208 570 3424. 




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