Skip Hire Service South Cumbria.

Our infrastructure offers reliable and cost effective skip hire service

Whether for commercial hire or domestic use, WICKS skip hire offers a range of containers to suit your needs, while also ensuring you remain compliant when it comes to permits and disposal.

Benefits of WICKS skip hire:

  • Same or next day delivery (dependent on depot availability)
  • Disposal & haulage
  • Short & long-term skip hire
  • On road permits (if required)
  • Waste transfer note
  • “All In” pricing structure
  • Trade Customer Accounts

Skip Hire with WICKS

Call our highly trained team on 01229 432114 to discuss your skip hire requirements, or to receive a competitively priced quote, We can assist with everything from advising on the size of skip required, to helping with any skip permits you may need to obtain from your local council. Long term skip hire or a repeat hire with scheduled exchanges are also available on request.

Are you an existing WICKS customer?

Arranging skip hire couldn’t be easier, simply call 01229 432114 to place your order today.

Choose your skip

If you are unsure about the size or type of skip you need after using the table below, then please call us on 01229 432114 and we will help you to identify your needs, all skip sizes are average.

yard m3 Height Length Width OPEN TOP CLOSED TOP Known as: Builders Skip
4 yard 3.05m3 (1) 1.1 2.6 1.3
8 yard 6.1m3 1.2 3.7 1.7
12 yard 9.2m3 1.7 3.7 1.8
14 yard 10.7m3 (2) 2.0 4.4 1.8
20 yard 15.3m3 1.8 6.1 2.4 OPEN TOP


40 yard 26.8m3 2.5 6.1 2.4


Skip  Permits

When you hire a skip if it has to be placed on the public highway then a local authority permit will be required. The public highway is, usually, any area outside the immediate boundary of your property. Many people think the verge (grass or otherwise) in front of their property belongs to them and so is private property but this is not generally the case. This is classed as part of the public highway and so, again, a permit is required. If the skip we provide to you is part on your property and part on the public highway then, again, a permit will be required.

The cost for the permit is determined by your local authority, and while we will apply for the permit on your behalf, we will pass on the cost of the permit to you.

If we determine that your skip is on the public highway either in full or in part then you will have to have local authority permit and we will charge you for this. As far as possible, prior to a skip being ordered and delivered, we will determine if a skip permit is required and we will advise you about this along with the cost for the permit. If we do not think a permit is required at the time/point you order the skip, if when we try to deliver the skip we believe a skip permit is required we will advise you about this as soon as possible.

How Much?

Our skips offer great value for money and when hiring a skip from us you can be sure that the price we agree is the price you pay. Charges for a skip from WICKS include the basic skip hire charge, charges for a local authority permit if the skip is to be placed on the public highway lasting 28 days. Skips are hired on 28 Days Hire. You can continue to hire your skip on a weekly base thereafter at £10.00 + vat + and additional permit

When you order a skip from us we will agree the total cost with you and, as long as nothing changes in your requirement that is the charge you will pay.

What Can I Put In My Skip?

General Mixed Waste Skips: This is our most popular skip and can be a mix of any material that we accept other than plasterboard, that always needs to be kept separate.

Chalk and Clay Skips: Soil that is not recyclable, which could typically include clay, chalk and sand, which will be sent to an inert landfill.

Concrete & Rubble Skips: Contents typically include: clean bricks, concrete blocks, paving slabs, rubble and broken out concrete from foundations and pathways.  If you select this skip type, contents should not include any other waste types, such as tarmac, soil and stones.

Garden Waste Skips: Garden waste typically includes leaves, flowers, grass, weeds, tree bark and pruned branches.  Contents should not include large volumes of soil, treated wood, turf or tree stumps (more than 60cm in diameter), along with other waste types.

Plasterboard Skips: Plasterboard skips should only include gypsum panel boards.  Contents should not include foil-backed gypsum boards, ceramics, insulation or timber, along with other waste types.

Soil Skips: These skips are typically filled with soil and stone from excavation arisings. Contents should not include clay, chalk, tarmac or turf, along with any other waste types.

Wood Skips: These skips are sold at a discounted rate due to the waste being segregated at source. Contents should not include treated timber, creosoted products,  MDF or any other waste types.

If you need further advice, please contact us directly to discuss this.

Contact us today

Please call 01229 432114 and we’ll be happy to help.