Garden Waste Skip Hire: What You Need to Know

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If you’ve got a big landscape project coming up or you want to have a big clear out, our garden waste skip hire guide can help you find out everything you need to know about getting rid of garden waste efficiently and affordably leaving you with a perfectly tidy garden in time for spring and summer.

What Materials are Considered Garden Waste?

Whether your garden needs a bit of TLC after winter or your undergoing a garden overhaul, chances are you’ve got a lot of garden waste that you need to get rid of.

Garden waste is considered to be grass, leaves, twigs, weeds, slag, soil, turf and lawn.

You may also need to dispose of patio slabs, bricks, rubble and hardcore materials. All of this can go into a skip to be safely disposed of for you.

Alongside this, garden waste such as garden furniture, bricks and plant pots can be collected.

If you’ve got a lot of waste, it may be wise to order a large skip as it’s better to have more space than not enough. Though if you’ve got a few different material types, you may fine you need to split the materials into separate piles. If this is the case, you may find that a HIPPOBAG is the best alternative as the perfect solution to tackle your garden waste needs.

What Skip Size is Right for You?

With a range of sizes available, you’ll be able to find the right skip for you whether you’ve got a small allotment or a large garden; skip hire is perfect for your garden waste needs.

We understand that hiring a skip can sometimes be confusing. Knowing how to hire your skip and what size to choose, alongside whether you need permits for your garden waste, this guide can help you find what you’re looking for.

Alternatively, you can check out our skip hire guide or our skip hire prices for more details.

If you’re looking for the cost of hiring a skip in your area, we’ve got a helpful and easy-to-use, skip-hire tool, that identifies the cost for you. Simply type in your postcode and we’ll show you the price of each available size.


HIPPOBAGs, our convenient and cost-effective alternative to skip hire, are really handy when it comes to getting rid of your garden waste - particularly if you’ve not got the room at home for a larger skip.

Our exclusive HIPPOBAGs are available in a range of sizes and prices to suit your garden size and shape.

From the MIDIBAG, that can hold up to nine wheelbarrows of waste at £99.99 to the MEGABAG at £122.99 and the HIPPOSKIP at £199.99, you’ll be able to have a thorough clear up of your garden waste.

The HIPPOBAG can be stored on your lawn or driveway, then filled with all your garden waste, whether you’re are starting a big garden clearance project or just having the annual tidy-up, this is a great solution to help you.

How to Order a Permit for Your Skip Hire

Even if you’re hiring a skip to use for garden waste, you may still need a permit. Unless you can stow the skip on your private land, a permit will be required. We can take care of this for you, and we’ll include it in your order overview so you’re covered. However, you will need to ensure everything is set up before the skip arrives otherwise this could delay the skip being with you.

Here to Clear for Garden Waste

If you don’t want to hire a skip or clear the waste yourself, we can come and dispose of your rubbish for you. All you need to do is take a picture of your garden waste and send it to us, then our team will come and collect it for you, including the heavy lifting and clean up. We guarantee that we recycle over 90% of what’s collected – perfect for garden waste.

Find Out More about our Man and Van option.


For more information about clearing up garden waste, check out are helpful blog, filled with help and advice to getting started.



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