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We Love Skip Hire in Reading


Thank you for dropping by today. Whatever your skip hire needs are, we can come to your rescue, as we have for over 100,000 skip hire customers since 2003.

To get in touch with us, we've made it as easy as possible:

Ring us at local-rate on 08445 60 77 10


If you're out of the country or on your mobile, ring +44 161 482 6201 (it's cheaper)


Fill out the form above to either book online or get one of our skip hire team to get back to you as soon as possible.

We've recycled nearly 1 million tonnes of waste since we launched online back in 2003, providing a full range of skip hire services across the UK and Ireland from 2 cubic-yard Mini Skips, 4-Yard Midi Skips, 6 to 8-Yard Builder Skips, to 10, 12 and 14-Yard Maxi Skips and 20-40 Yard RORO (Roll On, Roll Off) skip containers.

We've even made video demos for you below to help make sure you get the right skip size for your job (there's nothing worse than having a skip that's too small for your waste!).

Reading is a large thriving town in Berkshire located within the Thames Valley at the confluence of the Rivers Kennet and Thames around 40 miles west of London.

The urban population of Reading town according to the 2001 Census was 232,662 and in 2008 the larger Borough of Reading had a population of 145,700.

As a busy commercial centre today, Reading is heavily involved with insurance and information. Reading town has a lively shopping centre which serves the larger area of Thames Valley. As the home of Reading University and one of the largest music festivals of the year it is no wonder that Skip hire Reading is extremely popular.

Commonly it will be the cost of the skip hire permit which is the biggest expense for skip hire Reading. The only time a skip permit is required is if there is a need for your skip to go onto a public highway.

Charges for skip permits in Reading are £42 for a standard 2 weeks (14 days) and we are able to organise the permit for you with your local council on the same day that it is required in most cases.

If you do require a skip permit for Reading then the local council we can organise this for you if you prefer. Reading skip hire permits can be issued on the same day you request them and come at a standard charge of £42 for 14 days. If your skip permit needs renewing then it can be done at the end of your 14 day validity period. The cost for renewing the permit is the same as abovementioned.

We also provide a Wait and Load Service at Topskips and should you choose to use this service it may keep Reading skip hire costs at a minimum (it also prevents passers-by and neighbours from dumping waste into your skip!) Our wait and load wagon is sent to the required address along with an empty skip and it will wait for half an hour whilst you may dispose of all waste. This is a handy service to use for eliminating any permit costs.

Whatever your requirements are Topskips can help.

Call us for a no-obligation quote for skip hire in Reading on 08445 60 77 10.

We are an ISO:9001 registered company and part of PAL Hire.

This means that we're recognised internationally as having the highest quality systems. It also means that we supply not just skip hire, but tool hire, plant hire, toilet hire, fence hire - everything for your site or event.

If you did NOT find what you were looking for today, I'd really like to hear from you also - it will help us improve our service for others. Just email me using the contact form here.

Thank you!

Mark Attwood

P.S. Don't forget you can follow us on Twitter, YouTube and read our Skip Hire Blog (the world's first since 2005!)

Skip Hire Sizes

We provide a full range of skips. The following videos show our most popular skips.

8 Cubic Yard Large Builders Skip

The 8yd Large Builder Skip is our most popular skip, and is the largest skip available for Heavy Waste . It can hold 60/80- bin bags of waste.

6 Cubic Yard Small Builders Skip

The 6yd Small Builder Skip is good for bulky waste, and can hold 50/60 bin bags of waste.

4 Cubic Yard Midi Skip

The 4yd Midi Skip is ideal for Kitchen and Bathroom refits, and can hold 30/40 bin bags of waste.

10 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip

The 10yd Maxi Skip is ideal for large house clearances. It can hold 80/100 bin bags of waste (but not heavy waste like bricks).

For more information, see our skip sizes page.

Skip Hire Permits

If you are placing a skip on the highway, your local council may require you to get a permit to do so. This varies from council to council. Some councils charge for this, some do not.

We can often sort this for you, although sometimes the council may require you to do it yourself. For further advice on your particular council, call our skip hire team on 08445 60 77 10 or visit our skip hire permits page.

What Can I Put In A Skip?

These things are good to put into one of our skips:

  • - General Household Waste
  • - General Building Site Waste
  • - Wood
  • - Metal
  • - Plastic
  • - Soil
  • - Bricks
  • - Paper and Cardboard
  • - Green Waste (recyclable)

These things are NOT good to put into one of our skips:

  • - Fridges
  • - Freezers
  • - Batteries of any kind
  • - Clinical Waste
  • - Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • - Old TV's
  • - Computer Monitors
  • - Asbestos
  • - Vehicle Tyres
  • - Tins of Paint (empty or not)
  • - Mattresses (in certain areas of the country)
  • - Plasterboard

The GOOD NEWS is that we do have a specialist hazardous waste department, so if you do need to dispose of any of these types of items or materials, call 0844 504 55 89 or visit our hazardous waste removal site for more details.

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