Domestic and Commercial Skip Hire

Phone Number: 01913 561 021

Our commercial and domestic skip hire prices are unsurpassed in the Washington area, and our customer service is just as good! We always help our customers out with any advice they may need on types and size of skips and because we have such a wide range of skips we always have a skip for your needs, no matter the size of your project.

Our services are available to domestic and commercial customers alike, we welcome both with open arms, no matter what your project is, we have a skip for you.

  • Washington
  • Durham
  • Chester-le-Stret
  • Lanchester
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Coxhoe
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Hartlepool
  • Spennymoor

Call 01913 561 021 today for skip hire in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Which Skip is Best for Waste Management?

The most commonly hired domestic skip is the 2 yard or mini skip, this skip fits perfectly on a driveway or in a small garden but can still accommodate about 30 bags of waste.

This skip is pretty capable is handling most domestic projects; however, we also offer skips in sizes of up to 8 yarders so if you have a big domestic project, then we have a skip for you.

Whatever project our commercial customers are undertaking, we can help you out as well. We think of commercial skip hire here as one of our specialities, and we have a range of skips to help you out on any project, no matter the size. We have skips starting at 16 yards going up to a huge 40 yards; see told you, any project, any size we can help you out.

Domestic and Industrial Skip Hire

There are many uses for skips, including for domestic and industrial purposes:


Domestic skip hire is mainly used for getting rid of clutter from around your house. It can also be used when you are decorating your house, and need to throw all your old things away. 

Skips can also be used for renovations, including your driveway, or even your garden waste!


Industrial skips are used for large waste disposal requirements, which is highly likely in an industrial setting. They are also useful for refurbishments of the building, including office blocks, or the garden area. Industrial skip hire is also used if you are moving site to another building.

We offer domestic skip hire throughout Washington, Tyne and Wear including the following areas:

  • Donwell
  • Usworth
  • Concord
  • Sulgrave
  • Albany
  • Glebe
  • Barmston
  • Washington Village
  • Columbia
  • Blackfell
  • Rickleton
  • Glebe
  • Barmston
  • Washington Village
  • Columbia
  • Blackfell

Skip Sizes

The skip size you should hire will depend on what you actually need your skip for. Here are a few of the different sizes and what they are mainly used for:

Mini Skip Hire (2-3 Yard)

If you only have a small amount of waste, then this skip would be perfect for you. It is the cheapest option, and they don't take up much room. Mini skips are usually used for smaller home projects or for garden purposes.

Midi Skip Hire (4-5 Yard)

The midi skip is slightly larger than the mini skip and can fit more waste inside. This can be used for slightly larger projects than the mini skip, and still doesn't take up too much room.

Builder Skip Hire (6-8 Yard)

This is the most popular skip size to hire, as it is large and can fit a lot of waste inside. This can be used for larger construction and renovation projects and can handle heavier materials.

Maxi Skip Hire (10-18 Yard)

This skip is huge and can fit a very large amount of waste inside. These are used for very large construction projects and for projects needing a larger amount of waste disposal.

Roll On Roll Off Skips (20-40 Yard)

The Roll on Roll off Skips are the largest, and also the most expensive. They can remove an extremely large amount of waste and can be used for most, if not all, construction projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is it to Hire a Large Skip?

The cost of hiring a skip will depend on the size you need and how long you need the skip for. The cost will differ between companies, which is why you should always get in contact with your chosen service provider.

However, the price range is usually as follows; Smaller skips usually cost around £50, and larger skips can cost up to £200 to hire. 

Here at Ward Bros Plant Hire in Washington and Tyne and Wear, we provide a high-quality skip hire service at an extremely affordable price. Please get in contact with us today to find out more information.

Can I Hire a Skip for a Day?

Yes, you can hire a skip for a day; however, only some companies allow this, so you would need to visit their website to check their policies, or get in contact with them.

Many companies have a minimum hire time; for example, you need to hire the skip for over 2 days. On average, people hire skips for a week and over, as they are having work done to their property.

To inquire about this, please get in contact with us today. We will be more than happy to discuss your requirements with you and help in any way we can. 

How Long Can I Keep a Skip on my Drive?

You can keep your skip on your drive for as long as you need, as it's on your personal property, providing your skip hire company allows you to hire it for an extended period of time. However, if you don't have a drive, and you need to keep your skip on the road, then this will depend on the policies of your specific council.

You need a skip permit to be able to keep your skip on the road, which usually lasts up to 2 weeks. However, if you need your skip for longer, you will be able to request an extension on your skip permit, which will be down to the council to decide.

What Can't you put in a Skip?

Here is a list of some of the items you can't put in a skip:

  • Hazardous Items
  • Electronics (including household items, such as TVs)
  • Chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Car Tyres
  • Light Bulbs
  • Plasterboards
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Anything used for Medical Purposes
  • Asbestos
  • Paint

Contact Us

Are you looking for the Best Prices for Skip Hire in Washington, Tyne and Wear? So why not head down to Ideal Skips today to see what we can do for you. We have years of experience within the industry, and we have gained expert knowledge, so we can give our customers the best advice.

We cover Washington, NE37, NE38 and RH20 plus the surrounding areas.

If you would like to find out more about our skip hire services, or if you have any questions, please get in contact with us today on 01913 561 021.

You can get in touch by giving us a call or sending us an email. A member of our friendly and professional team will always be happy to help.