Skips FAQs

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Skips FAQs

Fresh Start Waste skip hire FAQs

Fresh Start Waste provide a skip hire service for use at home or your business. Our recycling focus means we will sort through the items you place in your skip and reuse or recycle as much of it as possible to minimise the environmental impact of your waste.


Some of the more common items you are allowed to place in a skip:

  • Wood
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Polystyrene
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Garden waste (leaves, clippings, etc.)
  • Furniture
  • Food and food packaging
  • Fittings (non-electrical)
  • Empty tins
  • Domestic waste
  • Cardboard
  • Bricks
Some of the items you are not allowed to place in a skip
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Asbestos
  • Large electrical items
  • Batteries
  • Solvents, fuel, liquids, paint
  • Medical waste
  • Tyres

Where can I hire a skip?

Fresh Start Waste offer an affordable, speedy and recycling focused skip service for residents across Greater Manchester.

How big will the skip be?

Whether it’s a skip for commercial hire or residential and household use, we have a range of sizes for you to choose from to suit your requirements.

yard m3 Height Length Width
6 yard 4.6m3 (1) 1.2 2.6 1.5
8 yard 6.1m3 1.2 3.7 1.7
12 yard 9.2m3 1.7 3.7 1.8
14 yard 10.7m3 (2) 2 4.4 1.8
20 yard 15.3m3 1.8 6.1 2.4
35 yard 26.8m3 2.5 6.1 2.4

How much will it cost?

We offer both short-term and long-term skip hire options but we promise that the price you see is the price you pay, with no hidden charges.

We have special offers on for residential skips – find out more here

Where can you not place a skip?

A skip cannot be placed:

  • on a road where there are double yellow lines
  • within 25 metres (approx 80ft) of traffic signals
  • within 15 metres (approx 50ft) of a road junction
  • in the controlled area of a pedestrian crossing
  • on the brow of a hill
  • on the yellow zigzags in front of a school, ambulance or fire station
  • at or near a bus stop
  • on a trunk road
  • where there is a parking restriction
  • where the road is less than 4.5 metres (15ft) wide
  • on a bend
  • on a clearway

Can I arrange a fixed date for delivery or time period to keep my skip?

Yes – and we do not charge rental for short term hire lasting up to two weeks.

What happens to the waste I put in the skip?

Our fully compliant disposal service delivered directly to your door just when you need it. We can provide you with a Waste Transfer Note which is a legal document showing you have chosen to work with a compliant waste disposal company when you chose Fresh Start Waste.


Head Office contact details

Head Office

Scott House
114 Higher Green Lane
Astley, Manchester
M29 7JB

Operation & Recycling centres

Swinton Office

Unit 4,
Hilton Square
Bolton Road
M27 4DB


0808 178 1966