Why You Should Hire a Skip from RTS

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Our skip hire service

If you need to hire a skip, we’re the reliable yet affordable provider to go with.

With same day drop off and collection across London and Kent, as well as a broad selection of skip sizes – we’re able to provide skips that are small enough for private homes or big enough for construction sites – we are the versatile partner you want to work with.

Even if you require multiple pick-ups, we offer a man and van service for larger collections.

To hire a skip – whether you need one today or another day – please make a booking with us today by filling in the form below or calling us on 020 7232 1711.

Our skip hire service: The eco-friendly choice

The biggest benefit of going with us is that we aim to recycle or reuse 100% of your non-hazardous waste so that as little of it as possible goes to thermal treatment.

The waste placed in any of our skips – of which there are many sizes to choose from – goes directly to one of our local waste transfer stations where the waste is treated, ensuring we reduce your environmental impact.

We also offer real-time tracking of your skips, crane tested skip certificates if your site or business requires one & a 24/7 service so we’re always there if you need us.

As well as offering a whole selection of skip sizes to our customers, you can also decide if you want an open or enclosed skip too.

Our selection of skips

Our skips come in 3 different sizes: 6-yard, 8-yard and 12-yard.

Our 6-yard skip

Our 6-yard skip is a good choice if you’re doing a big home or garden clear-out. This skip can hold the equivalent amount of waste of about 65 standard bin bags.

Our 8-yard skip

Our 8-yard skip is a better fit for builders or the DIY-types amongst you. So, for example, if you’re renovating your kitchen or your bathroom, this is probably the one for you.

Our 12-yard skip

Probably our most popular seller, our 12-yard skips are often used on construction sites or other commercial purposes due to their ability to hold particularly bulky types of waste.

How much room do we need to deliver your skip?

For our lorries to safely deliver your skip, we need a space that’s a minimum of 9 feet in width.

Our lorries are fine with most roads but ideally, during delivery times, could you make sure there are no parked cars either in your driveway or on the road in front of your site/home/office. This creates as much space as possible for our lorries and ensures a safe and hassle-free delivery.

Please note that if you’re placing your skip on land owned by the council, you may need to secure cones and lighting for the skip’s exterior to ensure it’s visible to drivers and cyclists.

Also, please note that you can’t place skips directly below trees.

If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to get in touch with our team by calling 020 7232 1711.

What can and can’t go in our skips?

Whilst our sturdy skips can carry most household, commercial and construction waste items, there are certain hazardous materials we would ask you to dispose of separately.

You are legally responsible for any items you place in our skips and may be subject to excess charges to cover the disposal of harmful materials.

Please make sure you review our terms and conditions to avoid any uncertainty.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Plasterboard that is mixed with general waste (you will need to use a separate ‘dumpy bag’ for plasterboard)
  • 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
  • Asbestos
  • Roofing felt
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Railway sleepers
  • Astro turf
  • Clinical or medical waste
  • Toxic materials
  • Large tree trunks
  • Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam

However, we do offer a hazardous waste disposal service, to enquire please call our Hazardous Waste specialists on 020 7232 1711 or email sales@rtswaste.co.uk

You are legally responsible for any items you place in our skips and may be subject to excess charges to cover the disposal of harmful materials.

Please make sure you review our terms and conditions to avoid any uncertainty.

Our skip hire locations

We serve most of the boroughs across London and Kent including the likes of Ashford, Swanscombe, Gravesham, Bromley, Maidstone, Sidcup, Northfleet, Dartford, Bexley, and Ebbsfleet.

If you’d like to make a hire a skip today, please feel free to call us on 020 7232 1711 to make a booking today.

Skip hire FAQS

Here are some a few questions we regularly get asked. However, we appreciate every business is different so please, if you can’t find the answer to a particular question you have, feel free to give our team a call on 020 7232 1711.

Is there a skip hire near me?

We provide skip hire services all across London & Kent as well as well as some locations in Surrey.

View our full list of skip hire locations.

Can a skip go on a public highway/road?

For a skip to be placed on a public highway/road, you might need to apply for a skip licence or permit first.

We can help you with applying to the appropriate local authority before the delivery takes place. However, please note it can take up to 10 working days to receive one.

If you’d like our help with securing a permit – please contact us on 020 7232 1711 with the location of your skip and we’ll do the rest.

Can I ask for a specific delivery time slot?

At RTS, we offer same day delivery as well as a choice of a morning or afternoon slot. We will always do everything we can to accommodate your preferred time slot. Feel free to call us on 020 7232 1711 to book your time slot now.

Am I legally responsible for the contents of my skip?

You are! So please don’t place any hazardous materials in any of our skips. You can review our Terms & Conditions to see what counts as ‘hazardous waste’.

We would also ask that you do not overload our skips as this can be a serious safety hazard.

An overloaded skip may prove difficult for our lorries to lift safely and may result in other people being hurt whilst the skip is being lifted or transported.

As a golden rule, the contents of your skip should never exceed the height of the skip’s sides.

Finally, please remember that you must never set fire to waste in a skip (not that we think you would!).