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Skip Hire Nottingham

Welcome to Colson Skips, your number one local skip hire company in the East Midlands. We have a wide range of skip sizes available for hire that can be delivered and collected at your convenience. All of this at extremely competitive prices!  

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The skip you require will depend entirely on how much waste you have to clear. For our residential customers, our skip sizes begin at 4 cubic yards, which can roughly fit up to 40 full bin bags in. At the other end of the scale are our 40 cubic yard roll on roll off skips, which can fit upwards of 400 full bin bags! These are typically used for large industrial and commercial purposes, such as on construction sites. Still unsure what size you need? Give us a call and our friendly team will be more than happy to help you out – Or, take a look at our skip hire page to find out more!


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No room in your garden for a skip? For those of you in need of something that takes up a little less space, how about one of our hugely popular Big Red Skip Bags? They are perfect for those smaller residential jobs.


All of the waste collected by Colson Skips across Nottingham, Derby & Leicester is sorted and segregated by our team for recycling. We hate seeing waste go to landfill, which is why we aim to recycle up to 90% of the waste we collect from our skips! With Colson Skips, you can rest assured that you are disposing of your waste in an environmentally conscious way.  


As a family run enterprise with years of experience in the waste management industry, we are extremely proud of the reputation we have earned – one of a friendly & reliable local business.  


So, whether your project is large, small, commercial or residential, we have the ideal waste solution for you! Our skip hire services cover Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and surrounding areas. Call 01773 308 998 to speak to one of our operators, or click here to order your skip online now.

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Skip Hire Nottingham FAQs

Skips are sometimes referred to by different names such as a builder’s skip, so it can be difficult to know which size skip you might need. At Colsons we like to make this simple for you in our skip size guide.

Skips are measured in cubic yards – The smallest skips we have available in Nottingham are 2 yard skips (also known as a mini skip). After that we have 4, 8, 12, 20, 30 and 40 yard skips available for hire. The larger ones are typically only for commercial use.

Our standard skip hire length for Nottingham and Derbyshire is 10 days. However, should you require your skip for longer, you can extend this week by week for just a small charge. When it is ready for collection, let us know and we will endeavour to collect it as soon as possible.

If you need to extend the hire period you can contact us to organise. There may be an extra charge on this depending on demand.

Skips are generally quite a flexible waste removal solution. However there are restrictions on what wastes can go in each skip and mixing of waste types.

Generally standard household and business bulky waste can be thrown in, as well as standard garden and construction waste. Items that can’t be put in a skip include: Large electrical items, food waste, hazardous waste, chemicals and solvents, plasterboard and gypsum.

You can place a skip on or off road – If it’s going to be on the road, you’ll need a skip permit (see question below).

Off road means keeping it on your private land. This is often a driveway, private car park, courtyard or similar. It must be land you control or have permission to use for a period of time.

All skips can be placed off road on private land and they can usually be delivered fast, sometimes as quickly as the next day!

Placing your skip on public land requires a lot more consideration as you’ll need a ‘skip permit’ from the local council. Skip sizes larger than 8 cubic yards are not generally able to be placed on the roads in Nottingham. Keep in mind that it can take a while for your skip permit application to go through. If you need assistance with getting a permit, just let us know when you hire your skip and we can assist you with this.

If you are placing your skip on the public highway you will need a skip permit. Skip permits are issued by your local council in Nottingham and Derbyshire.

If you hire a skip with Colson Transport, we can get the skip permit for you and the cost of the permit will be added on to your hire quote (let us know when you book if you need a permit).

Skip permits have an expiry date so we must ensure your skip has been removed by this date. This means that if you haven’t requested collection your skip may have to be taken, regardless of whether you have finished using it (it is a legal requirement!)

If you plan to place your skip on the road, speak to a member of our team before hiring to ensure you do it legally.