Our Advice on Hiring a Skip


Take time to calculate just how much waste you are likely to put in the hired skip. In our experience, customers NEVER say "I wish we had ordered a smaller skip". It is far more economical for you to order one larger skip than two smaller skips.


Determine where you can locate the hired skip. We recommend if possible to site on your property. However, if this is not possible as it will be on a public highway, you will need a licence from the Highways Department. We will arrange this for you but a minimum of 24 hrs notice is required by law.

PLEASE NOTE: The public highway is normally defined as any land outside your garden fence or property boundary, which includes a grass verge, pavement, parking areas and the road.


Make sure the waste is suitable for skip disposal. Hired skips are for general and inert waste only. Examples of items not suitable for skip disposal are fridges, TVs or monitors, hazardous waste which includes paints, solvents, liquids, asbestos and plaster board. If unsure or want advice on how to dispose of non-suitable items, please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE: Mattress are charged at £25 plus vat each.



Our Mixed Waste prices are based on 7 day skip hire and are INCLUSIVE of VAT

Size Price Capacity Guide Skip Dimensions Visual Guide
Mini Skip Hire From £160 3 Cubic Yards
2.3 Cubic Metres
30 -35 Bin Bags 1.3m x 1.3m skip hire
Midi Skip Hire From £190 4 Cubic Yards
3 Cubic Metres
35 - 45 Bin Bags 1.8m x 1.3m skip hire
Builder Skip Hire From £280 8 Cubic Yards
6 Cubic Metres
65 - 85 Bin Bags 3.7m x 1.7m skip hire
Maxi Skip Hire From £350 14 Cubic Yards
9 Cubic Metres
105 - 125 Bin Bags 4.5m x 1.8m skip hire



Your skip hire questions answered.

Please see our “Skip Hire Guide Pricing” table where you will find details of our full range of skip sizes, including photographs and measurements. Please note that waste should not exceed the fill level/top of the skip.

Below is a list of items that cannot be put in a skip:

  • - Fridges/Freezers
  • - Tyres
  • - Liquids
  • - TVs/Monitors
  • - Asbestos
  • - Clinical/Medical Waste
  • - Fluorescent Tubes
  • - Batteries
  • - Plasterboard
  • - Roofing Felt
  • - Hazardous/Toxic Materials
  • - Gas Cylinders/Empty Aerosols

Mattresses are accepted but are charged at £25 plus vat each.

If you have any of these items and need them collected, please contact us and we will be able to assist you in their collection and disposal in the correct manner.

Pricing will be dependent upon skip size, location and intended waste - our operators will be happy to give you a quote over the phone.

Skips can be dropped on a private property such as your drive or on the road outside your house. Skips sited on the road/public highway will require a permit from the local council. We can arrange this for you (council fees apply).

Yes. A permit is required from the Council. There is a small charge for the skip to be placed on the road. We would be happy to arrange a skip permit for you.

When a permit is not granted due to access or safety issues, we offer a wait and load service, where the driver will wait while you load the skip.

We are more than happy to arrange a "wait and load" service where the driver will wait, whilst the skip is loaded.

Vehicle sizes can vary a little but generally 2.75 meters or 9 feet will accommodate the width of the delivering vehicle. If your drive cannot accommodate this then contact us and we will suggest an alternative.

Skips need to be level loaded. Any oversize items may be removed to make the load safe.

All skips should be level loaded for safe transportation. If the skip is overloaded and we cannot collect it, we will charge for a wasted journey. If you have more waste, why not order another skip? It doesn't have to be the same size as we can provide skips from 2 cubic yards.

Block paved drives or soft tarmac drives can be damaged when placing skips on them. When skips are collected heavy, stabilizing equipment needs to be deployed. This may damage your drive. To help stop this, lifting pads can be placed down to try and spread the load. Our answer to this is to place the skip on the road where possible, it costs £30 for a permit but this is much less than the cost of any damage. Please be aware that once we leave the highway, you agree to indemnify us for any damage that occurs whilst on your property.

The most common skips are the 2, 4 and 8 cubic yard models. Of which the 8 cubic yard is by far the most popular. We do have skips ranging from 2 to 16 cubic yards. Click here for more details about our skips.

Our prices are based on up to 7 days hire. This typically is a sufficient period. However, please inquire if you require an extension on this so that we do not collect the skip. An additional charge may apply.

Simply call us on 0191 2684203 to arrange deliveries, collections and exchanges of skips.

We prefer 24 hours' notice. However, if you call us early we can offer same day service for local areas. For people who have a tight schedule, we will do our utmost to work around your requirements.

Skips are taken to state of the art, fully licensed Waste Material Recycling Facilities where the aim is to recycle 100% of all waste to ensure that the minimum amount of rubbish goes to landfill. Where possible, any residual waste is sent to a RDP (Refuse Derived Fuel) plant rather than landfill.

When you request a delivery or a pick you must make sure that the area for delivery is clear or on collection that the skip is accessible. This includes areas outside your house. If a vehicle arrives and is not able to deliver/collect then you may be liable for a wasted journey charge.

We endeavour to deliver your skip when you need it. Please remember that there are many factors in the delivery equation that are out of our control (weather conditions, road conditions, hold ups at customer sites, breakdowns etc). As such we will give you our best indication of when the delivery is booked for, but do not guarantee this time. Our trucks are tracked and we can check where they are at all times to give an accurate ETA. When possible we advise delivery the day before works are due to commence.

Our price includes delivery, collection, disposal and hire for up to 7 days.

Backworth & Tyneside Skips are fully licenced by the Environment Agency to deal in waste and have all the appropriate documentation. This is regularly audited to ensure we are compliant with all current legislation. Copies of these documents are available on request.

West Row, Backworth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE27 0HZ