FAQs
FAQs

Here are a few frequently asked questions that we have received from clients.

How long can I keep the skip?

The normal hire period is 7-10 days, but we can arrange a longer or shorter hire period if required.

Do I need a permit?

If placed upon your on property then no you do NOT need a permit. If placed on a public road / highway then YES you require a permit. You will need to obtain this permit from the local council, a process that can take up to 3 days.

What size skip do I need?

Please refer to our Skip Sizes article to obtain a rough estimate of the type of skip you may require. Unless ground space is an issue, go for a skip that is slightly larger than what you think you might need. That’s because the room inside the skip seems to disappear quickly when you start adding items! If you need more advice for choosing a skip size, contact us on 01268 856327.

What is a drop-door skip?

A drop-end skip is a normal skip, but one end drops down to create a ramp into the skip. This type of skip is great when loading up with a wheel barrow. These are currently available in 4, 6 & 8 yard sizes.

How much can I put in my skip?

We ask you to keep it all waste level with the top of the skip. This will help to ensure that nothing falls from the skip during transit. Additionally, skips larger than 8 yards are unsuitable for heavy waste (soil/concrete), as they can breach the lorries maximum load. If you have any questions about how much you can fill your skip, feel free to contact us.

What can I put into my skip?

Skips are designed for the disposal of inert, non-hazardous materials. This includes items like bricks, tiles, hardcore mix, furniture, blocks, paper, top soil, concrete, ceramics, wood, plasterboard, plastics, metals, doors and many other items. The only materials that can’t go into the skip are items that are potentially dangerous (see below).

What can't I put in my skip?

You cannot put the following in a skip, if you are unsure feel free to call us:

  • Asbestos
  • Gas canisters
  • Tyres
  • Fridge / Freezers

Where can I put my skip?

If the skip is going to be placed on your private property, it can be placed anywhere the lorry can reach. However, it is recommended that it be placed in a location with flat ground to reduce the risk of someone slipping as they place material into the skip. Also, skips be quite heavy when fully loaded, so they shouldn’t be placed on driveways made from soft materials.

When can you drop off & collect?

We operate 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday). Same day drop off & collection available.

How quickly can I get a skip?

We can usually deliver a skip to your property on the same day that you call us. However, if the skip is going on the road, you will need a permit from the council which may take up to 3 days to process.

Not found an answer?

Call us on 01268 856327 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Which towns around Essex do you service?

We deliver skips to all areas in-and-around Essex including Ashingdon, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Burnham, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Corringham, Eastwood, East Hanningfield, Grays, Great Wakering, Hadleigh, Hawkwell, Hatfield Peveral, Hockley, Hordon-on-Hill, Hullbridge, Hutton, Laindon, Leigh-on-Sea, Orsett, Pitsea, Purfleet, Rayleigh, Rochford, Shenfield, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, South Woodham Ferrers, Stanford, South Ockendon, Thundersley, Thorpe Bay, Westcliff-on-Sea, West Hanningfield, West Horndon, and Wickford.

If you are interested in booking a skip, call us on 01375 887274 (Grays), 01702 669149 (Southend), or 01268 856327 (Basildon)

Cheap Skip Hire

Our skips range in size from 2 yard through to 12 yard. If you are unsure about the correct skip for your project, you can have a chat to one of our friendly staff…

House Clearance

DS Skip Hire provide skips for both commercial and residential clients in-and-around Essex. We often provide skips for house clearances, flat clearances…

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Domestic Waste

We primarily deliver skips to residential and commercials clients, then transport this material to local waste collection centres for processing…

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Our team will ensure that your skip arrives on time and that your domestic or commercial waste is removed safely. All retrieved waste is processed…

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Skip Sizes

2 Yard Skips

If you would like to book a 2 yard skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. Ideal for small gardening jobs. Fill to a level load.

Height: 0.90m
Length: 1.60m
Width: 1.20m
Holds approximately: 15 – 25 bin bags

3 Yard Skips

If you would like to book a 3 yard skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. Ideal for larger household and gardening jobs. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.00m
Length: 2.00m
Width: 1.35m
Holds approximately: 20 – 30 bin bags

4 Yard Skips

If you would like to book a 4 yard skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. Ideal for kitchen and bathroom refits. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.00m
Length: 2.30m
Width: 1.50m
Holds approximately: 25 – 40 bin bags

6 Yard Skips - BEST SELLER

If you would like to book a 6 yard skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. Good for bulky waste and small gardening jobs. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.02m
Length: 3.40m
Width: 1.72m
Hold approximately: 40 – 60 bin bags

8 Yard Skips

If you would like to book an 8 yard skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. The largest skip for heavy waste e.g brick and soil waste. Also ideal for general house clearance. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.23m
Length: 3.50m
Width: 1.76m
Holds approximately: 60 – 80 bin bags

10 Yard Skips

If you would like to book a 10 yard skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. Ideal for large house clearances and bulky items. Not suitable for soil or hardcore. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.65m
Length: 3.50m
Width: 1.77m
Holds approximately: 80 – 100 bin bags

12 Yard Skips

If you would like to book a 12 yard skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. Ideal for large house clearances and bulky items. Not suitable for soil or hardcore. Fill to a level load.

Height: 1.70m
Length: 3.62m
Width: 1.77m
Holds approximately: 100 – 120 bin bags

Drop Door Skips

If you would like to book a drop door skip with us please give us a call on: 01268 856327 or alternatively click here to fill out a quick enquiry.

For trade or residential use. Good for all types of domestic and commercial waste. Fill to a level load.

Currently available in 4, 6 & 8 yard sizes.

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