Welcome to ClickaSkip’s Guide to Skip Hire for Metal, where we will answer all of your important questions surrounding metal clearances and skip hire.

Here at ClickaSkip, we provide a range of metal skips that are useful for a number of industries and clearances, including:

  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Manufacturing

This guide will act as an FAQ, however, if you don’t see your question below, please get in touch directly on 0333 733 7547 or email us at info@clickaskip.co.uk.

Does ClickaSkip Have all of the Permits and Licenses Required to Handle Metal?

Absolutely! We are registered with the Environment Agency, local authorities, and more. All of our operatives are trained and licensed, and we carefully follow our Waste Duty of Care obligations.

Will ClickaSkip Recycle the Contents of the Skip?

Our sorting and recycling teams will do everything they can to maximise the recycling rate of your skip’s contents. We have many great processes and technologies in place at our recycling facilities to ensure that this happens.

Which Skip Size is Best for Metal Waste?

The ideal skip for your metal clearance depends on how much metal waste you have. Due to this, we have supplied information on all 5 of our skips below:

  • 4 Yard Skip

      • Dimensions: L:2.57m H:1.09m W:1.77m
      • Price: £168 including VAT
      • Visual: 18 wheelbarrow loads / 45 bin bags

  • 6 Yard Skip

      • Dimensions: L:3.1m H:1.24m W1.77m
      • Price: £198 including VAT
      • Visual: 27 wheelbarrow loads / 70 bin bags

  • 8 Yard Skip

      • Dimensions: L:3.55m H:1.3m W:1.79m
      • Price: £216 including VAT
      • Visual: 36 wheelbarrow loads / 90 bin bags

  • 8 Yard Enclosed Skip

      • Dimensions: L:3.2m H:1.55m  w:1.79m
      • Price: £240 including VAT
      • Visual: 36 wheelbarrow loads / 90 bin bags

  • 12 Yard Skip

      • Dimensions: L: 4.14m H: 1.68m W: 1.8m
      • Price: £288 including VAT
      • Visual: 52 wheelbarrow loads / 130 bin bags

How Much Does a Skip Hire for House Clearances Cost?

See our price list below:

  • 4 Yard Skip: £168 inc VAT
  • 6 Yard Skip: £198 inc VAT
  • 8 Yard Skip: £216 inc VAT
  • 8 Yard Enclosed Skip: £240 inc VAT
  • 12 Yard Skip: £288 inc VAT

What are the Benefits of Skip Hire for Metal?

Here are just five of the many benefits of hiring a skip for metal waste from ClickaSkip:

  • Size Selection – We have five different skip options for you to choose from, meaning that if you have long pieces of metal or large metal objects, for example, you can choose different skip sizes for your needs.
  • Convenience – Skips can easily fit on most properties, they are delivered and collected very quickly at your request, and can be self-loaded over a longer period of time if needed.
  • Customer support – Our friendly account managers are happy to answer any questions on 0333 733 7547 or by email at info@clickaskip.co.uk.
  • Environmentally friendly – We have dedicated teams at our recycling centres to sort through the waste and separate it into as many waste streams as is required. This is considered to be the most eco-friendly solution for your metal waste in order to maximise recycling and reuse rates.
  • Professional – Our teams are licensed, trained, and experienced to ensure that everything runs smoothly and professionally.


Is Skip Hire For Metal Waste Better Than a Man and Van Service?

There are three main issues with a man and van service that usually lead to customers opting for skip hire for metal instead.

  • 1. The first issue is that all of your metal waste must be ready to be collected and cleared on the day of your agreed man and van clearance. With a skip hire, you can keep the skip for several weeks while your clearance takes place. This is ideal if you are on an active site.
  • 2. The second issue is that you will pay for the labour costs that are incurred during your man and van service, whereas with a skip hire, you can do the clearance and skip loading yourself to save a lot of money.
  • 3. The third issue with a man and van service is that you pay for the volume of space that is taken up in their van. With skip hire, your skip costs are fixed and you are able to maximise the space in your skip yourself.

What Can I Put in the Metal Skip?

The list of what can go inside a skip is incredibly long, so here are a few common items that we find:

  • Wood
  • Soil, grass, and other garden waste
  • Rubble
  • Plastic, polystyrene, and other packaging materials
  • Metal
  • Gas cookers
  • Small furniture
  • Domestic waste
  • Bricks

What Can’t I Put in the Metal Skip?

These items are forbidden by law:

  • Fluorescent tubes and sodium lamps
  • Contaminated spills and rags
  • Aerosols
  • Paint in original containers
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Antifreeze and brake fluids
  • Oil and fuel filters
  • Toner / laser cartridges
  • Asbestos
  • Inkjet cartridges

As well as these items, you cannot include:

  • Explosives
  • Tyres
  • Plasterboard
  • Medical waste
  • Mattresses
  • Items that stick out of the top

Please be reminded that you cannot overfill your skip. If the contents are poking out of the top, they will need to be rearranged or removed.

Do I Need a Permit for My Skip?

Skip permits are only required if you are planning to place your skip on a public highway. If this is the case, our account managers will be able to help book your permit.

How Long Can I Keep the Skip For?

Typically, skips are kept for up to two weeks, but in some cases, we can extend this time if needed. In cases where a permit is used, the permit will indicate how long the skip may legally remain on the road.

How Can I Protect the Metal Contents of my Skip?

Many customers typically throw a waterproof sheet over their skip at night, however, the most efficient and secure way of protecting your metal contents is to opt for the 8 Yard Enclosed Skip, which has lockable doors and can keep the contents from either being stolen or added to.

Can a Skip Hire for Metal Save Me Money?

Of course! Here’s how:

  • Hire a skip that is the right size for your needs and you won’t have to overpay for space, labour, or a second clearance service.
  • You can organise and rearrange your metal waste to fit more into the skip – you don’t have this option with a man and van clearance.
  • If you can fit a skip on your private property you will avoid paying for a permit, saving up to £50 extra.

What is Included in the Price of Skip Hire for Metal?

Starting with our expert advice on the size and type of skip and whether or not you need a permit, we will then ensure a smooth booking, deliver the skip promptly when you are ready, and we will collect it quickly when you have informed us that you no longer need it. We will then maximise the recycling and reuse efforts of the contents, trying to recover whatever resources we may. If needed, we can organise the permit booking in cases where the skip must be placed on a public highway. You will also receive all of the relevant legal documentation and receipts.

What Should I Do Now?

If you have a metal waste project in the near future, get in touch with us today on 0333 733 7547 or use our Skip Chooser tool to find the perfect skip for your needs.

Author: Gary Watson
Published: February 22, 2019