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We offer a range of specialist waste disposal services:

  • Registered Waste carriers
  • Same day service
  • Affordable service
  • We recycle 95% of our waste
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Ely Skip Hire

Welcome to Ely Skip Hire. As the leading providers of skips, midi skips and aggregate building materials across Cambridgeshire, our skip hire Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds services have been running for over 35 years – so you can be sure that you’re working with the experts, whether you’re a commercial contractor or a domestic homeowner.

As the customer, you’re always our first and foremost priority, and as a family-run business, we strive to provide you with a convenient, reliable, and friendly service at a competitive price.

You’ll benefit from our same day service, receiving your skip on the day that you order in most cases, and in the rare instance that this isn’t possible, you’ll receive it the following day – we understand that a skip is usually urgently needed for a building or renovation project.

You’ll never be left in the lurch when you work with us, and with different periods of hire available along with a wait and load service, our services are fully flexible around times that are convenient for you. We even carefully collect and dispose of asbestos!

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Areas Covered

Ely Skip Hire Areas Covered

What can’t I put in my skip?

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Car tyres
  • Car batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Plasterboard

Please note:

  • Paint tins must be in bags
  • Strictly no Plasterboard in our Skips


You can always rely on us to carry and dispose of waste responsibly – as a Registered Waste Carrier, we comply with all current legislation. We’re committed to having a minimal impact on the environment when we carry out all of our work, aiming to recycle at least 95% of all waste that we pick up, taking it to a fully licensed recycling unit. If you need our services, get in touch with us today or call us on 01353649770.


Looking for quick, reliable and professional waste removal services across Cambridgeshire? From house clearance to shop fitting clearance, we can legally dispose of waste for both commercial and domestic clients.

We have all the relevant permits and licences to use local waste and recycling centres, meaning all you need to do is book with us and we will deal with your domestic or commercial waste collection from start to finish.


Is a skip not convenient for you? We also provide the option of hiring a tipper van if you have limited or restricted access on your property. Our tipper is an easy alternative for waste collection and we can provide a professional, fully trained driver to help you get the job done quickly and safely.


We provide a reliable and affordable commercial skip hire service and work with a number of clients such as construction companies or office removal and shop fitting companies.

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Ely Skip Hire truck with skip on the back

What Our Customers Say

Our customers love to work with us, and they aren’t shy to shout about it. See what they have said about us.

“Highly recommend, fast and efficient service”

Blair Simpson

“Great service, came on time to clear some old bathroom tiles and bath, very efficient and friendly”

Stuart Reed

“Great service, fairly priced and very responsive.”

Jack West

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put anything in a hired skip?

Common and suitable items to place into a hired skip include household items, such as: wood, tiles, plaster, furniture, cardboard, garden waste and clothes. You can also place heavy building materials into a skip, including bricks, concrete, metals, rubble and stones. You cannot just put anything into a skip though, so be sure to read our checklist of prohibited waste before filling your skip.

How does hiring a skip work?

Give our team a call and we can discuss which skip size is best suited for your waste disposal project. We can also help you get a road permit should you need one. We’ll offer a competitive quote, and if you’re happy, we’ll deliver your skip on your chosen date. Once your skip is filled, we’ll collect it and dispose of the waste responsibly. Call us on 01353649770 or fill out our online form, with your address and the skip size you require.

What cannot go in a skip?

While there are plenty of items and materials you can put in a hire skip, there are certain items that you definitely should not place into your skip. These include:

  • Televisions
  • Computer monitors
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Car tyres
  • Car batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Plasterboard
  • Paint tins must be placed in bags

How high can you pile a skip?

The general rule is that the skip load should be level. We recommend choosing a skip with a slightly larger capacity than you think the collected waste will require.

Can you fill a skip with concrete?

Heavy materials you can place into your skip include – bricks, metals, rubble, stones and concrete. As long as the load is level, you can fill your skip with as much concrete as you like. For ‘light waste only’ skips, these won’t be suitable for filling with concrete.

Does skip waste get recycled?

With Ely Skip Hire, we recycle and reuse 95% of our skip waste.

How long can you keep a skip for?

There are several ways to hire a skip with us. Our Wait and Load skip hire is a quick 30 minute service. Our driver will wait for you to load and then dispose of your waste. It’s as simple as that.

However, if you need a skip for longer than that, the standard hiring period is 7 days. You can request longer if you need it. Please note: if you’ve had to get a road permit, the length of time you can keep the skip will depend on the council’s requirements.

When do you pay for the skip?

You pay for the skip at the time of booking through the website.

Can a skip be too heavy?

Yes. Though some skips can hold 10 tonnes or more of weight, transporting a skip this heavy would be an almighty task. It’s for this reason that we limit what you can put in certain skips; if you filled one of our larger skips with heavy materials, it would simply be too hefty for our equipment to transport it.

How far should a skip be away from a building?

For fire safety, skips should be located at least 6m away from buildings, though some insurers will require them to be kept 10m away. To be certain, speak to your home insurance company for advice.

Why should I hire a skip?

There are so many reasons! If you’re planning to carry out home improvements or have a clear out, hiring a skip could save you a significant amount of time, effort and money. It’ll help you avoid making multiple trips to the tip, and will ensure that the waste is recycled where possible.

How do you put dirt in a skip?

If you plan to put garden waste in your skip, we’d recommend using a wheelbarrow to transport it swiftly from your garden to the skip. Depending on the size of skip you’ve chosen, you may not be able to fill it entirely with soil – make sure you confirm this with us beforehand if you’re not sure.

How many empty skips can you carry?

We’re able to carry a maximum of three empty skips on the back of one of our lorries, though we can only transport one partially or fully loaded skip at a time.

What happens to skip waste?

One of the advantages of hiring a skip is sustainability. We recycle or reuse 95% of the waste we collect in our skips, with the remainder going to landfill.

How do you empty a skip?

Our specially-designed skip lorries make light work of emptying skips. The waste is then sorted, with the majority (95%) being recycled or reused. The rest is then transported to landfill.

Can you mix waste in a skip?

Yes, though not every type of waste is permitted in every size of skip. Visit our skip hire page for more information.