"Skip Hire Near Me" -A Guide to Local UK Skip Hire

Skip Hire Near Me

When looking for skip hire one of the first thing many people do is google "skip hire near me" or "local skip hire". This is a common tactic to find skip hire and to be honest quite a good one. Google will show you skip hire near your location and show an array of local skip suppliers. In this article we are going to discuss what factors you should look at when using this tactic to find skip hire.


Most people when looking for skip hire are after for the best price (the cheapest). When it comes to finding the best price searching "skip hire near me" sometimes may not give you the most affordable skip hire company. This is because some companies will have invested in their SEO to get higher on google and therefore will occupy the highest spots.

One of the largest factors affecting skip hire price is where in the UK you are based. If you search skip hire near me and you are based in London or the southeast of the UK, you will be looking to pay the most for skip hire. Skip hire Essex for example will be more expensive than skip hire Birmingham. With a 2-yard in Essex costing £120-£190 compared to a 2-yard in Birmingham which would cost between £100-£160.


When it comes to searching for skip hire remember:

London & Southeast Skip Hire = Most Expensive, example Skip Hire Tunbridge Wells

Midlands and North England Skip Hire = Least Expensive Skip Hire Birmingham

Scotland & Wales = Somewhere in between, example Skip Hire Glasgow 


Remember if you have searched for “skip hire near me”, it does not mean the skip hire company is the closest, they may just cover the area you are based in. Not to bring it back to money but this also affects the price. A skip hire company closer to you will in general be cheaper. So, if you are based in Lincoln, skip hire Lincoln will be a better option then skip hire Lincolnshire.

Furthermore, if you have chosen a skip hire company that is near you, you will have more chance of having the skip collected sooner and if you need any amendments the skip hire company will be more likely to make them.


When hiring a skip do not just choose the closest one to your location. Look at reviews for “skip hire near me”.  Just because you live in Stevenage, skip hire Stevenage may not be the best skip hire option, due to not having the best reviews. It may be better to go further afield to find a skip hire company with great reviews so you know you will receive a great service. 

Small/Big Company

When trying to find a skip hire company, searching for “skip hire near me” will bring up a variety of skip hire companies, some will be small family run and others huge waste management companies. Both come with pros and cons. Smaller companies will normally offer cheaper pricing but less likely to have online skip hire booking, whereas the larger companies will normally be more expensive but offer a more modernised service. Why not try and see what is on offer when you look for skip hire Bristol. 

In summary when searching for skip hire on google with the search term “skip hire near me”, think about the price of the skip hire, the location, reviews and if the company is large or small.

Author: James Duncan

Date: 5/16/2023

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