Skip Hire Service

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Skip Sizes

Header Skip Hire SKIP SIZESCapacity: Cubic Metres4 yd36 yd38 yd312 yd3
Volume: In Bags18-2020-4545-6060-80
Length: Metric m1.83m2.60m3.66m3.70m
Length: Imperial ft6’8’6”12’12’2”
Width: Metric m1.29m1.52m1.68m1.78m
Width: Imperial ft4’3”5’5’6”5’10”
Height: Metric m1.00m1.22m1.22m1.68m
Height: Imperial ft3’2”4’4’5’6”

What can be put in the Skip?

A Skip can contain General Waste or segregated Recycled waste.

There are some restrictions:

  • Heavy wastes (soils, bricks or concrete) must not be placed in any container larger than an 8 yard. Larger containers are available for larger light bulk materials.
  • Over weight loads for the vehicle carrying out the haulage
  • Any contents exceeding a level load
  • Hazardous Waste, an extra disposal fee will apply

Electrical appliances, Fluorescent light tubes, Batteries
Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units, TV’s and Monitors
Paints (including residues inside paint cans), Solvents, Aerosols and gas canisters
Liquids, Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids
Plasterboard, Asbestos, Tyres
Clinical or Medical Waste, Toxic materials
Large tree trunks

If you want to know how we process your waste and recycle the above materials please click onto Recycling

Why Choose RTS Waste for your Skip?

RTS operate a cost effective and efficient timely service for Commercial, Industrial and Construction Sites.

  • A real-time tracking of all vehicles allows reliable scheduled collections.
  • Recycle Reports
  • Data for Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) can be provided in collaboration with Construction Operators.
  • Services can be booked for 24 hours 7 days a week; out of hour’s charges may apply. More information on Out of Hours
  • The RTS Transport department is available for booking from 08:00am to 17:00pm.
  • A Jumbo Bag is a cheap flexible way to collect up to 200 kg of waste. Bags are 1 cubic meter in size. Call us for more information
  • All Waste Materials collected is treated at our Waste Transfer Stations in London, Kent and Somerset. Reuse, Recycle and Recovery of waste is optimised through processing at our Material Recovery Facility. See our Recycling Section for further information.

How to Order a Skip from RTS?

To arrange a delivery, an exchange or a collection simply:

When booking for a collection, please mention the address of the Skip’s location and contact details at site. Please ensure that adequate access to the skip is available for the skip lorry to load the skip.

Sunday, Bank Holidays and Out Of Service collection service maybe limited. Please arrange by calling Transport on 020 7232 1711 option 1.

RTS Waste offers a hazardous Waste disposal service, to enquire please call our Hazardous Waste specialists on 020 7232 1711 or email

Where will the Skip be located?


You will also need to think about where you will put the skip. A typical skip lorry is roughly 9ft wide, 22ft long and has a gross weight of around 17 tonnes with a full skip. You will need to bear this in mind if you require the skip placed in a confined or weak space (such as very narrow streets or weak bridges, behind houses etc.). You cannot locate a skip directly below low trees.

Otherwise, you may need to consider placing the skip in another location, such as on the public highway. If accessibility is a problem, then contact a member of the Transport team on 020 7232 1711 option 1, as we can still offer alternative waste disposal services apart from skip hire.


A permit is required if the skip is to be placed on a public highway. RTS Waste is able to provide permits when you place your order, for a small additional fee. Permits are normally available in 3-5 working days, in some cases sooner.


Who is responsible for the Skips’ waste?

You are legally responsible for the contents of the skip you hire. You need to ensure that the waste disposed in the skip is suitable for general disposal and that the skip is not overloaded.

An overloaded skip is a hazard. The lorry may struggle to lift the skip, and your overfilled waste can be dangerous to other people as the skip is being lifted or transported. The contents of a skip should not exceed the height of the skip’s sides.

If your skip is overloaded, the skip lorry driver reserves the right to either remove the excess waste from the skip, or refuse to remove the skip altogether. The latter may incur a wasted journey charge.

Please note that you must never set fire to the waste in your skip.