Proskips Skip Information

Why ProSkips?

Based in South West London, but offering a nationwide service through a network of hire partners, ProSkips provide skip hire services to a wide range of private customers and businesses.
 
Although skip hire may sound like an easy thing to do, it’s key to know what you can and cannot put in a skip. Plus, of course, many hirers need a licence. Also, what size skip do you need? How do you arrange for the skip to be collected? How long can you keep it for? These are all questions that need to be answered.

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What can I put in a skip?

Skips can be used to remove almost any type of rubbish or waste material. But there are certain items that cannot disposed of in a skip. These include:

  • Liquids
  • Oil, petrol, diesel
  • Paint and cans of paint
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gas canisters and gas bottles
  • Asbestos
  • Electrical appliances and equipment
  • Clinical or medical waste, including syringes
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • TVs and computer screens
  • Fridges, freezers and air conditioning
  • Hardcore
  • Plasterboard
  • Hazardous and toxic materials

The other rule covering waste management and skip hire is that a skip cannot be overfilled. It must be a level load. Skips have fill levels for a reason – we’re legally bound to not carry unsafe loads. 

The law prevents us from taking away a skip when the waste you’ve filled it with is poking out above the sides above the fill level.

For more information about what can and cannot be put in a skip, please get in touch. Or click here for an instant quote.

Proskips covers all 32 London boroughs

Proskips uses its network of skip hire partners to provide unrivalled coverage of London’s 32 boroughs, from Barking & Dagenham to Westminster.

You do not need a permit to place a skip on private property as long as you have the landowner’s permission. If the skip needs to be placed on a public site, such as a public highway, a skip permit must be applied for.

Section 139 of the Highways Act 1980 requires anyone placing a skip on a public road to obtain a licence or permit from their local authority. However, many London councils say that the skip provider must apply for any permit needed. For a small charge, Prowaste can organise a skip permit for you but please be aware that we can only work as fast as the council who will be issuing it. The cost of the skip permit will vary depending on the size of the skip and your location.

Click on the links below for advice on skip hire permits in your London borough.

Barking & Dagenham

Barnet

Bexley

Brent

Bromley

Camden

Croydon

Ealing

Enfield

Greenwich

Hackney

Hammermsith & Fulham

Haringey

Harrow

Havering

Hillingdon

Hounslow

Islington

Kensington & Chelsea

Kingston Upon Thames

Lambeth

Lewisham

Merton

Newham

Redbridge

Richmond Upon Thames

Southwark

Sutton

Tower Hamlets

Wandsworth

Westminster

   

 

What size skip do I need?

We have a range of skip sizes, from 4 yards (which holds about 15 bin bags) to 16 yards. They are known in yards because this indicates the number of cubic yards of waste material each skip size will hold.
skip hire size guide

 

This giant of a skip is 4.3m long, 1.75m wide and 2m high. It can hold up to 50 bin bags
For more information about skip sizes and skip capacities and for an instant quote, please get in touch.

Testimonial

“The service provided by ProSkips was really fast and reliable… They came when they said, and collected the skip as soon as it was ready. Very pleased.”  
Heather, Sutton

Where we cover

ProSkips is the UK’s number one skip hire company. ProSkips offers a reliable skip hire service anywhere in the country. We are committed to providing a quality service that is always speedy and on time.
We can provide skip hire in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Southampton, Liverpool, Brighton, Bournemouth, Reading, Gloucester and Derby and many more.

Whether you’re a residential customer, small business or major construction company looking for local skip hire we can provide the best service at the best price. Proskips can provide same-day hire and collection as part of our service. For more information about one-day skip hire and for an instant quote, please get in touch.


 
Do I need a permit for my ProSkip?

Not if the skip you hire will fit on your private land. However, you will need a skip permit if it is going to be placed on public land (usually the road).
 
The permit process, costs and regulations vary from county to county, and in London from borough to borough. Some state that only the hirer can apply for the permit, and others that only the skip supplier can apply.

To find out more, the DirectGov website has some useful advice about skip permits and how to apply online for a skip permit.

For more information about skip permits, feel free to give us a call. Or click for an instant quote.

Delivery and collection

When working out whether your skip will fit on private land, please bear in mind that the vehicle it will be delivered on and picked up by is about 3m wide, 7m long and 4m high.

For more information about skip hire, give us a call. Or click above for an instant quote.

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How long can I keep my skip?

Most of our residential customers require a skip for about two weeks, but the time period can be negotiated to suit your needs when ordering your skip. If you have a permit you must remember to adhere to its regulations.

We also offer a wait and load service in which we arrive with your skip to be filled immediately and once it’s loaded we take it away directly. The advantage of this service is does not require a permit. For more information about our same-day hire and collection service or any other skip hire query, give us a call. Or click for an instant quote.

How much will my skip cost?

That depends on the area you live, the size of the skip and for how long you want to keep it. Click above for an instant quote. Or to discuss any aspect of skip hire in London or beyond, please get in touch.

 

 

Skip hire in Barking & Dagenham

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Barking & Dagenham Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Barking & Dagenham Council.

Skip hire in Barnet

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Barnet Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Barnet Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in High Barnet.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Friern Barnet.

Skip hire in Bexley

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Bexley Council advises that you need a permit from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Bexley Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Bexley.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Bexleyheath.

Skip hire in Brent

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Brent Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Brent Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in South Brent.

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Skip hire in Bromley

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Bromley Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road or pavement in the borough.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Bromley Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Bromley Common.

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Skip Hire in Camden

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Camden Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Camden Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Camden Town.

Skip hire in Croydon

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Croydon Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Croydon Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in South Croydon.

Skip hire in Ealing

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Ealing Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Ealing Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Ealing.

Skip hire in Enfield

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Enfield Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Enfield Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Enfield.

Skip hire in Greenwich

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Greenwich Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the royal borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Greenwich.

Skip hire in Hackney

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Hackney Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Hackney Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Hackney.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Hackney Wick.

Skip hire in Hammersmith & Fulham

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Hammersmith & Fulham Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

Skip hire in Haringey

skip hire in Haringey

Hammersmith & Fulham Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and that it is the responsibility of the householder or builder/contractor to obtain the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Haringey Council.

Skip hire in Harrow

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Harrow Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Harrow Council.

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Skip hire in Havering

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Havering Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Havering Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Havering-atte-bower.

Skip hire in Hillingdon

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Hillingdon Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Hillingdon Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Hillingdon

Skip hire in Hounslow

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Hounslow Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Hounslow Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Hounslow.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Hounslow-West.

Skip hire in Islington

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Islington Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Islington Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Islington.

Skip hire in Kensington & Chelsea

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Kensington & Chelsea Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the royal borough. However, further restrictions apply to skips placed on Red Routes.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Kensington & Chelsea Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in South Kensington.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Chelsea.

Skip hire in Kingston Upon Thames

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Kingston Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the royal borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Kingston Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Kingston.

Skip hire in Lambeth

skip hire lambeth

Lambeth Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Lambeth Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in South Lambeth.

Skip hire in Lewisham

skip hire lewisham

Lewisham Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Lewisham Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Lewisham.

Skip hire in Merton

skip hire merton

Merton Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Merton Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Merton Park.

Skip hire in Newham

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Newham Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough. Only the skip hire company can usually apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Newham Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Newham.

Skip hire in Redbridge

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Redbridge Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Redbridge Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Redbridge.

Skip hire in Richmond upon Thames

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Richmond upon Thames Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the royal borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Richmond upon Thames Council.

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Skip hire in Southwark

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Southwark Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Southwark Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Southwark.

Skip hire in Sutton

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Sutton Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and only the skip hire company can apply for the permit.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Sutton Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Sutton.

Skip hire in Tower Hamlets

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Tower Hamlets Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough and adds that the skip owner or supplier is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate regulations are adhered to.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Tower Hamlets Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Tower Hamlets.

Skip hire in Wandsworth

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Wandsworth Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Wandsworth Council.

Click here for more infomation on skip hire in Wandsworth. 

Skip hire in Westminster

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Westminster City Council advises that you need a licence from the authority to place a skip on a public road in the borough.

Click here for more advice on skip hire from Westminster City Council.
 

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