What size skip do I need?

Our skip size chart should help you ascertain what size skip you will need.

What happens to the waste?

The waste is taken to our Waste Transfer Station in Westcott. We divert 100% of the waste from landfill.

How much can I put into the skip?

Our skips should be filled to the level line. Once level, please arrange your collection online or call the Bucks Recycling office on 01296 651678. If the skip is overloaded, it is dangerous. The driver can be stopped and fined by the DVSA for transporting an overloaded skip on the public highway.

What can I put into a skip?

We are able to accept most items but Hazardous and Special Waste cannot be accepted without prior agreement. You can find a list of prohibited and/or restricted waste here

We can arrange for these to be disposed of separately.

Can I put plasterboard in my skip?

We can accept plasterboard if it is bagged and part of a level load.

How big are the skip delivery lorries?

The largest 18T lorries will need clearance of 9ft wide and 12ft high.

The smallest 7.5T lorries will need clearance of 8ft wide and 10.5ft high.

Can a skip be placed on a public highway or road?

If the skip is being placed in an area owned and maintained by the council, then you will need a skip permit. This includes grass verges, car parking bays, laybys, and any other part of the public highway.  Bucks Recycling will arrange this for you.

Private roads and unadopted highway such as new build estates may not need a permit. You can check here https://www.findmystreet.co.uk/map#

Feel free to contact us to discuss

How much is a skip permit?

Depending on location, between £120 – £190 + VAT per 28 days

Feel free to contact us to discuss

How long can I have the skip?

Skips should be ready for collection after 21 days of hire. Longer hire periods can be arranged at the time of booking.

What is POPs?

This stands for ‘Persistent Organic Pollutants’ which the Environment Agency has identified as present in all waste domestic upholstered seating such as sofas, upholstered chairs, beanbags, cushions, foot stools etc. These items are now special waste and must be kept separate from general waste.

I’m not sure if I have room for a skip, are there any other options available?

We can either offer a skip wait & load service, where the skip is dropped for 30 minutes to be loaded and then taken away, or a Man with a Van collection.

Alternatively, if you need the skip to remain on site, we can arrange a permit for it to go onto the public highway.

Do you accept electrical waste?

Yes, we can accept all WEEE (Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment), however, hazardous items such as fridges, freezers, TVs, PC monitors, laptops, air-con units, and fluorescent tubes will carry a surcharge.

What is the largest skip I can have on a small lorry?

The largest skip on a small lorry is an 8 yard for light waste i.e. no soil/hardcore, or 4 yard for heavy waste such as soil/hardcore.

Can you deliver and collect a skip over a fence, hedge or wall?

We can clear 3 – 4ft, as long as there is access for an 18T lorry

What are my options when it comes to putting paint tins in my skip?

We can accept paint tins/pots that are completely empty and/or dry on the inside. If you have tins/pots with wet paint, we ask that you use up the paint first or leave outside in hot weather to completely dry out. We cannot accept anything mixed into the paint to harden it such as cat litter, soil, or gravel as this will incur an additional charge.