How it works

How to hire a skip


See our different skip sizes to find out which skip fits your needs.

Skip Sizes


Simply go to Book Online enter your postcode and select your skip. You can book & pay online in under 5 minutes!

Book Online


Take a look at our FAQs below and check out our waste restrictions to make sure you’re loading the skip correctly.

Have a question?

Frequently Asked Questions

Wasting time trying to figure out how to get rid of your waste? Hiring a skip doesn’t have to be a chore. At Fowles Skip Hire we want all our customers, commercial and domestic, to have an efficient, simple, first-class experience. Sometimes knowing where to start can be the problem.

We have put together a well-organized and highly informative FAQs section that will get answer all of your questions.

Do you provide skip hire service for domestic and commercial use?

Yes, we welcome all types of customers! No matter how big or small we have a solution to assist you with your skip hire needs.

How do I know what size skip I need?

We provide a wide range of Skip Sizes from 4 to 12-yard capacity, plus larger containers for general waste. Check out our Skip Size section for more information about each size to help you decide which one is required for your needs.

How much can I put in the skip?

As much as you can until it is filled, no higher than the height of the sides. We need it to be safe for us to transport it to our facilities. Overfilled Skips can incur an extra cost.

Is there anything I can’t put into the Skip?

Don’t put asbestos, fridges, freezers, batteries and tyres into your skip. If you are disposing of potential hazardous materials please call us for advice on;
London – 0208 945 5556
Slough – 01753 720 074
Also, a 12-yard skip cannot be used for soils, rubble of heavy builder’s waste.

Where will the skip be left?

In an ideal situation the skip should reside on our property, normally on a driveway or garden. However, we understand this can’t always be the case. If it is to be sited on a public road/ area a permit needs to be obtained from the local authority. Another reason to make us your Skip Hire solution is we can arrange this for you. Check out our Permit section for more information.

How much does a permit cost?

This varies depending on the local authority. Check out our Permit Section for more information.

How do I pay for the Skip?

You can pay by cash, debit or credit card

How long can I have the Skip for

If you require the skip for longer than 3 weeks please advise us at time of hire. Our hire price is the same, regardless of length of hire.

What main factors should I consider prior to my Skip Hire?

Make sure the space for the skip is accessible and empty for our team to drop off and collect. Prior to the skip delivery make sure your road is clear of parked cars that may obstruct our lorries. If you have a shared driveway, we do recommend speaking to your neighbour first. We would rather avoid any potential tensions for yourself or our team.


Get in touch

If you have any further questions or require more information please don’t hesitate to give one of our friendly, professional customer service advisors a call on;
London – 0208 945 5556
Slough – 01753 720 074

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