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How Much Does A Small Skip Cost To Hire In Leicestershire?

Skip Hire Leicestershire is a small skip hire company situated in the heart of Leicestershire, East Midlands, England. We offer an extensive range of skips for hire to suit all your waste disposal needs, whether it be a small home renovation or a large-scale construction project. We understand that hiring a skip can be daunting, and with so many options available, it is hard to know where to start. In this article, we will aim to provide you with all the information you need to know about hiring a skip, the costs involved and the sizes we have available to hire.

Why Hire A Skip?

Hiring a skip is the most efficient and cost-effective way of disposing of waste, whether it be from a home renovation or from a large construction project. Skips are convenient as it enables you to dispose of a large amount of waste in one go rather than taking multiple trips to a tip or recycling center. By hiring a skip, you will reduce the time and effort needed to dispose of waste, giving you more time to focus on your project.

What Size Skip Do I Need?

Skip hire Leicestershire offers a range of skip sizes suitable for different projects. It is important to choose the correct size, as an overfilled skip is a hazard, and an underfilled skip is a waste of money.

Our Skip sizes range from:

  • 2-yard skip
  • 4-yard skip
  • 6-yard skip
  • 8-yard skip
  • 10-yard skip
  • 12-yard skip
  • 14-yard skip
  • 16-yard skip

2-Yard Skip

The 2-yard skip, also known as the mini skip, is perfect for small home renovation projects, garden clearances or small bathroom/kitchen refits. This skip can hold between 20-30 bags of waste.

4-Yard Skip

The 4-yard skip is ideal for bigger DIY projects, small house clearances, or garden renovation projects. This skip can hold between 30-40 bags of waste.

6-Yard Skip

The 6-yard skip can be used for renovation projects, garden renovations, and small building projects. This skip is suitable for bulky waste such as furniture and can hold up to 60 bags of waste.

8-Yard Skip

The 8-yard skip is perfect for large construction projects like building extension projects, large house clearances, and commercial waste collections. This skip can hold up to 80 bags of waste.

10-Yard Skip

The 10-yard skip is suitable for large construction projects and commercial waste collections. This skip can hold heavy waste such as soil, bricks, and concrete.

12-Yard Skip

The 12-yard skip is excellent for larger construction projects and commercial waste collections. This skip can hold up to 120 bags of waste.

14-Yard Skip

The 14-yard skip is perfect for larger industrial commercial projects. This skip can hold up to 140 bags of waste.

16-Yard Skip

The 16-yard skip is the largest skip we offer, suitable for large industrial commercial projects.

Skip Hire Cost

The cost of hiring a skip varies depending on the size of the skip, the type of waste to be disposed of, and the duration of hire. Here at Skip Hire Leicestershire, we provide competitive prices and flexible rental periods, ranging from a few days to several weeks.

Factors Affecting Skip Hire Cost

  • Size of skip: The larger the size of skip, the greater the cost of hire.
  • Time: The duration of hire affects the cost, with the longer you need the skip; the more expensive it becomes.
  • Type of waste: The type of waste you need to dispose of affects the cost. For example, if you need to dispose of hazardous waste, the cost will be higher than general household waste.
  • Location: The location of your property affects the cost of hire.


If you plan to place the skip on the road or pavement, you will require a permit from the council. We can arrange this on your behalf, and our team will ensure all the required permits and paperwork are correctly processed. Permit costs vary according to the council's regulations, so it is essential to check with your local council beforehand.

Additional Charges

Additional charges for skip hire include:

  • Overloaded skips: Overloading a skip results in additional charges due to safety hazards.
  • Prohibited waste: Items such as TVs, fridges, and electrical equipment cannot be disposed of in a skip and will incur additional charges.
  • Extended hire: Additional fees may apply if you require the skip for more than the agreed period.


Skip Hire Leicestershire offers affordable skip hire solutions to meet your waste disposal needs. We have a range of skip sizes available to hire and provide flexible rental periods. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, ensuring your waste is disposed of safely and efficiently.

If you require any further information about our services or would like to request a quote for skip hire, call us on 0116 442 2155 or email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can visit our website at to request a quote or book a skip online.

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