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Skip Hire in Cornwall

Looking for Skip Hire in Cornwall? We’ve got your waste disposal needs 100% covered.

Here at DSW Environmental we offer a wide range of skips OF ANY SIZE to meet all of your commercial or domestic waste disposal needs. We can also hire out tippers and roll-on-roll-off skips.

We are registered waste carriers, so you can relax knowing that we will dispose of all waste in compliance with Environment Agency regulations.

So, whatever your waste disposal needs may be, call us for a fast service at competitive prices or simply contact our Cornwall Skip Hire team.

Skip hire in Cornwall including St Austell, Truro, Bodmin & Newquay
Danger - Asbestos - Do not put asbestos in skips


If we suspect any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in any returned skips, you will be charged for the additional testing and professional disposal. Asbestos puts all of our lives at risk!

If you do wish to dispose of your asbestos legally, please contact us, as this is a specialist service.

We offer a wide variety of skip sizes

Ordering the right-sized skip for your needs will save you money – you won’t be left with empty space or end up having to order a second skip.

Whether you need to shift household waste, green waste or building rubble, we have the perfect size skip for the job!

Skip Hire Prices

We aim to keep our hire prices low. Our prices for standard size skip hire can be found in the online skip hire page. If you have something out of the ordinary or you would like to setup an account with DSW, please contact us for further details. Just give us a call with your requirements and we will provide you with a fixed quotation at a competitive price!

How much is a skip to hire?

The price of a skip to hire depends on a few different variables. The actual cost of our skip hire is based upon your delivery location, the content of the skip (such as general waste, garden waste, plasterboard etc.) plus the size of the skip that you hire. It’s best to visit our online skip hire page for smaller, household skips, or speak to one of our team to make sure that you get exactly what you need.

Is it expensive to hire a skip?

When you hire a skip, there are lots of costs that have to be taken care of by us. These include things such as, the cost of the skip, the fuel to deliver and collect the skip, the driver’s wages, licenses, insurances, vehicle and skip maintenance, the administration team, land-fill or recycling costs. It all builds up, but we are still able to offer very competitive pricing for your local skip hire. To find the right skip hire for your requirements, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible or take a look at our Online Skip Hire page to see our pricing.

Is it cheaper to take my waste to a local tip?

Taking your waste to a local tip (recycling centre) might initially seem a cheaper option than hiring a skip, but there are lots of things to consider; the cost of fuel going backwards and forwards with a car boot load of waste, the costs payable to the tip for certain materials, separating everything into the correct sections, your time involved in multiple trips. It can end up being quite a time-consuming and  expensive process. Talk to our team and you’ll find that our prices are very competitive.

How much is too much in a skip?

Your waste shouldn’t exceed height of the skip. An overly full skip will be dangerous to our drivers, as well as the general public. We base our charges on a correctly filled skip, so if you overfill it, there will be additional charges. We offer various sized skips for hire and our team will help you to decide the best skip fit for purpose. Get in touch with the skip hire team today and they’ll be more than happy to help.

What you are allowed to put in a mixed non-hazardous skip?

Our smaller skips are for general and inert waste such as soil, garden waste, paper, plastics, wood, old furniture etc. Any waste on the list in our terms and conditions cannot be placed in a general waste skip.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The typical rental period is 14 days and it is the responsibility of the hirer to request the collection within this time. If you need the skip for a bit longer, all we ask is that you give our dedicated Cornwall skip hire team some reasonable notice so that we can make alternative collection plans.

What size skips do we have to hire?

Chain Skips

2 Yard Skip – Designed for small amounts of household, garden, or builders’ waste. It can hold approximately 20-30 filled bin bags.
4 Yard Skip – A midi skip (like our 4 yard skip) will hold between 30-40 bin bags, or about 12 wheelie bins worth of waste. It is about the same amount of waste you’d roughly be able to fit in a mall car, such as a mini.
6 Yard Skip – Holds the equivalent of 40-55 bin bags or around 12 wheelie bins worth of waste.
8 Yard Skip – Holds between 70 to 80 large black bin bags of waste, or about 25 wheelie bins’ worth of waste.
12 Yard Skip – Our 12 yard skips can hold about 120 bin bags of waste, or large amounts of light bulky waste, such as furniture, plastics, and packaging waste.

RORO Skips

Roll-on Roll-off skips are typically hired for commercial projects, but can, of course, be hired for domestic purposes. They are hired on an initial flat fee with an additional per ton cost. There is a minimum additional charge for 2 tonnes (5 tonnes if plasterboard), plus any excess tonnage.

17 Yard – Ideal for disposing of waste generated by construction and demolition projects and offers an affordable solution for removing a wide range of materials.
30 Yard – Everything from wood, metal, plasterboard, plastics, glass, cardboard, and paper, through to dry recyclables, window frames, builders waste, industrial and demolition waste, and commercial waste can be stored within this skip.
40 Yard – The size of the 40 yard roll on roll off skip makes it most ideal to dispose of large volume waste, in particular, bulky materials. Our high capacity 40 yard roll on roll off skips are predominantly used by commercial customers working on construction jobs, site clearances, and larger waste volume jobs, with the 40 yard skip being able to hold a maximum of 15 tonnes of material.
40 Yard Enclosed – Enclosed skips can be locked to prevent unwanted spillages or access, it’s the perfect container for making sure those bulky items of waste are stored safely and responsibly.

Hire a skip today.

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Contact us about our Skip Hire services in Cornwall & Devon

We offer truly comprehensive Skip Hire services throughout Cornwall, Devon and beyond. Please get in touch and one of the DSW team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tel: 01726 860093
Email: [email protected]

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