Cheap Skip Services

We offer a wide range of low cost skip hire options to everyone from private homeowners through to large scale construction sites guaranteeing reliable, responsible disposal and competitive pricing.

Located in Croydon we typically provide skips across south west London and Surrey, the service can be as simple as dropping off a 6 yard skip for later collection, through to multiple site drops, hiabs for heavy load lifting or our roll-on/roll-off 40 yard skip that waits while you fill it.

Our skip hire services include;

  • Skip hire from 6 yards to 12 yards
  • Roll-on/roll-off skips 35 to 40 yards
  • Multiple drop and load vehicles for lower costs
  • Same day service 6 days a week
  • Sunday service by prior arrangement
  • Emergency call outs 24/7
  • Special waste collection by arrangement

All our skips are delivered and collected by experienced staff utilising satellite navigation to reliably find their way to any site, and we also have our vehicles fitted with trackers and mobile phones to enable close and constant management and control.

We aim to offer skip hire for any occasion and whilst we can’t take fridges, tyres or asbestos in our skips we can offer specialist waste disposal through our fully licensed waste management base in Croydon where we recycle materials like metal, wood, concrete and plastics.

You can find more details of these services on their dedicated pages, or contact us to discuss your requirements for registered and licensed waste disposal with one of our experienced team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sizes do skips come in for householders?

6 YARD                                                            

Builders Skip (6-8-yarder)                    

12 YARD                                                       

Large Maxi Skip (12-14 yarder)

40 YARD                                                               

Roll On/Off Container

What size skip will I need?

  • Builders
  • Large (not for heavy waste i.e. soil or brick)

Be realistic about what needs to be thrown out as very often two small skips will be more expensive than one bigger one!! If you are moving why pay for items you don't use or need to move.


  • Suitable for Domestic or Business
  • Most popular Type
  • Approx 65-85 Black Bags
  • Capacity: 6-8 cu yards (4.6 - 6.1 cu metres)
  • Height: 4' (1.22 metres)
  • Length: 12' ( 3.66 metres)
  • Width: 5'6" (1.68 metres)


  • Suitable for Domestic or Business
  • Suitable for very bulky Items
  • Approx 180-210 Black Bags
  • Capacity: 12 - 14 cu yards (9.2 - 10.7 cu metres)
  • Height: 5'3" (1.6 metres)
  • Length: 13'8" (4.2 metres)
  • Width: 6' (1.84 metres)

What can't I put in the Skip?

Below is a list of items that cannot be put in a skip

  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Tyres
  • Paint Cans
  • TV’s/Monitors
  • Asbestos
  • Clinical/Medical Waste
  • Florescent Tubes
  • Solvents
  • Liquids
  • Oil
  • Batteries
  • Plasterboard (max 10% of load)
  • Hazardous/Toxic Material

I don't have room for the skip on my drive; can I place it on the road?

Normally you can, however, a licence from the local council needs to be applied for. The charge levied varies depending on the council and so does the notice they require. If you need a skip on council property (Inc the Highway) then contact us and we can advise on the cost and procedure for your council.

I have no space for a skip and do not want to pay the council a licence fee, can you help?

Low cost skips are more than happy to arrange a "wait and load" service where the driver will wait, whilst the skip is loaded. 20 minutes waiting time is included free of charge!

What access do I need to provide?

As the vehicles delivering to your house are LGV's and normally very large, please make sure that there is sufficient access to allow it in/out safely. If you are unsure, please contact us at Low cost skips and we can provide you with the approximate dimensions required.

Do I have to wait in for the skip?

Low cost skips can take a card payment at the point of ordering and therefore delivery can be made without you being on site (no more waiting in to give the driver the cash!).

What does the price of hiring a skip include?

The price from Low cost skips includes delivery, collection, disposal and hire for up to 10 days (prices are normally quoted excluding VAT).

Is my waste Recycled?

At Low cost skips we endeavour to make sure that at least 90% of our skips are sent to our MRF (Material's Recycling Facility) and anything that can be recovered will be recycled.

I have seen documentaries and information about "rogue" waste traders. How can I be sure you dispose of my waste responsibly?

Low cost skips Management Team has over 25 years experience in the waste industry, we are fully licenced by the Environment Agency as waste Brokers and Carriers. We also have all the appropriate documentation. Copies of these documents are available on request.

How quickly can a skip be delivered?

Sometimes same day but certainly the next day if you call before 2pm

Hopefully this information is of use to you. If you have any questions that have not been answered above please contact us. At Low Cost Skips we pride ourselves on making the booking process as easy as possible. Our highly trained staff will guide you through all the sizes available, to help you visualise, see our pictures of the skips we provide and get exactly what you need for the job in hand! If you would like to talk to a real person please call us on 0208 684 0055

020 8686 7691