Frequently Asked Questions



How do I hire a skip?

Booking your skip could not be easier. All you need to do is either call us or go to the Hire a skip page:

1. Click on your required skip.

2. Select the date you wish the skip to be delivered. Note the booking may say 8am but in fact your skip can be delivered at any time that day.

3. Complete the delivery and pick up information that is required.

4. Check the confirmation page and pay via debit / credit card.

Remember to book 4-5 days in advance if you need a permit for placing it on a public highway. You will receive a confirmation email and a reminder 24 hours prior to delivery. If you have any questions or queries, please do call us on 01255 423242.

How much does a highway permit cost?

Highway permits are £101 and can be added to your online booking or advised to us when you call. Please be sure to book your skip 4-5 days in advance if you need a permit as they take time to arrive.

What are the rules about loading skips?

All skips must be of a level load. Any overloaded skips will NOT be collected until they are level and safe to collect.

What if the skip damages anything?

We accept no liability for any damage caused to pavements, driveways, footpaths, gateways, trees, grassed areas, drainage or drain covers. It is down to the customer to advise a safe place to position our skip.

What about liability while the skip is in the customers care?

All skips are held at the risk of the hirer from the time of delivery to the time of collection and the hirer is liable for any damage caused to the skip or to any third party.

How long is the hire period for a skip?

The hire period is a MAXIMUM of 2 weeks. There will be a charge of £25 + VAT per week thereafter for overdue skips, unless prior arrangement has been agreed.

When is payment for the skip hire due?

Payment is required on delivery for all non-account customers and no skip will be collected until payment is received and cleared. This does not apply to booking online as in that case, payment is made straight away.

What items are not allowed?

When filling your skip, there are various items that you must not place in it for numerous reasons but mainly for hazardous reason or issues with recycling. The items you must not place in your skip are:

Car batteries
Car tyres
Fluorescent tubes
Food waste
Fridges / freezers
Gas bottles & cylinders
Hazardous waste
Paint tins
Toxic materials

If there is anything you are not sure of or if you have any questions at all, please get in touch via the contact form or call us on 01255 423242.

14 day cancellation rights

You have the right to cancel 14 days prior to the skip being delivered, however once delivery has been made unfortunately cancellations cannot be made without admin charge being implemented.


Weigh Bridge

For those holding a waste carrier license and do not need a skip and would like to bring their waste to our yard. Prices vary depending on the type of waste it is.


Concrete and Hardcore

County Skips now offer a selection of aggregate and crushed hardcore for quick delivery.



Fast, reliable skip hire from one of the best local names in the business.

Tendring's leading skip provider

At County Skips we have several different types of skips available for hire, from 2 yard mini skips, to 12 yard skips, to suit your needs. We offer next day delivery and cover all areas in North East Essex, including:


  • Frinton-on-Sea
  • Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Harwich
  • Clacton-on-Sea
  • Tendring
  • Brightlingsea
  • Manningtree
  • Everywhere in between

We cover all CO postcodes only.

Skip hire that doesn't
cost the Earth

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, providing North East Essex with a local, friendly and affordable skip hire service.
We cover all CO postcodes only.

Client Testimonials

“We have used this skip company for the last 2 years since renovating our house. Always lovely on the phone and super quick delivery. Keep up the great service. ”

Siobhan Thurlow

“Fantastic service and a really good price. My project over ran so I contacted them and it was not a problem. I will definitely be recommending them.”

Neil Baxter

“I have used County Skips 4 times now. Great drivers and good value. Really responsive - they collect and deliver almost instantly! Will use them again.”


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