two rubbish removal workers emptying a rubbish bin into the removal van

Homes and offices accumulate clutter over time, and every now and then it’s good to have a solid clear out. If you’re moving house, renovating a property or just looking to have a deep clean and re-organise things, you’re probably wondering how much does rubbish removal cost in the UK? 

Generally speaking, this is a hard question to answer because it depends on where you live, what type of rubbish you’re looking to throw out and how much waste you need to remove. With this in mind, there are three main options for rubbish removal: hiring a skip, going to a waste facility, or hiring a rubbish collection service. 

The prices for each vary, as do the uses and benefits. For your convenience, we’ve put together how much each option could cost you and what you’ll get for your money. 

Hiring a Skip

There are many instances in which a person might choose to hire a skip to get rid of their waste, including: 

  • Moving house
  • Renovating a property
  • Moving office
  • Building a house
  • Clearing a property

Typically, the charge for a skip depends on the size you need.

Two-Yard Skip - £60-£100

A two-yard skip is the smallest skip you can hire and can fit roughly 20 bin bags of rubbish in it. It’s often used for people undertaking domestic DIY projects or clearing their gardens. 

Four-Yard Skip - £85-£140

Four-yard skips can fit double the amount of waste as a two-yard skip and are mostly used for holding waste accumulated through bathroom/kitchen re-fits. 

Six Yard Skip - £226+

The six-yard skip is a favourite amongst builders and is commonly used to hold rubble and bulky domestic/construction waste. 

Eight Yard Skip - £253+

It’s mostly commercial clients who will hire an eight-yard skip, or those seeking to undertake major home renovations with a lot of waste to get rid of. 

Twelve Yard Skip - £300+

Most homeowners won’t require a skip as big as 12 yards unless they’re doing a complete house clearance where large items like sofas, wardrobes and mattresses will need to be disposed of. 

Where Does Skip Waste Go?

A lot of skip companies will sort through waste to determine what can be recycled and what can’t, but it’s still common for some skip hire companies to take rubbish skips straight to landfill. 

Going to a Waste Facility 

If you have a car or van that’s big enough, or if you have too much rubbish to fit in your dustbin but just enough that it will fit in your car, going to your local waste facility or recycling centre is an option. Generally speaking, this is a free service, but some local authorities may charge you for depositing your items. You will need to check with your local authority to find out the exact prices. 

Waste facilities tend to accept all manner of items, ranging from appliances and electronics to furniture and general waste, but once again, you’ll need to contact your local authority to find out if there are any prohibited items such as tyres. 

Hiring a Rubbish Collection Service 

The final option for getting rid of your junk is to employ the services of a waste removal company or man and van removal service like Central Junk. Often, this is the cheapest option when you compare it to the price of hiring a skip, and it’s a hassle-free alternative to making several trips to your local waste management facility.

When you book rubbish removal through Central Junk, you pay either:

There are many benefits of using a waste removal service, including: 

  • Convenient – three-hour slots available same day
  • No effort – we dismantle and load the rubbish for you
  • Eco-friendly – we divert waste from landfill by donating/recycling it
  • Cost-effective
  • Most materials collected – domestic rubbish, garden rubbish and more

There’s a temptation to put as much waste as you can into your dustbin to avoid having to pay for a skip or making multiple trips to the waste centre/tip, but this isn’t the best option. 

Hiring a skip can be costly and the fines for putting items that are not listed as acceptable as dustbin waste can be high. This isn’t to mention the fact that these methods of disposing of waste often lead to the landfill which is harmful to the environment and, often, a complete waste of reusable items. 

Instead, opt for a rubbish collection service like Central Junk. Contact us to find out more.