01480 811377

Acorn Transport & Plant Hire

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What size do I need?

To help you decide what size skip you will need to hire, take a look at our quick reference guide to sizes and types of skips. These are in imperial measurements only.

Skip Size Available with a Drop End? Available with Enclosure?
4yd3 Yes No
7yd3 Yes No
8yd3 Yes No
12yd3 No Yes

In order that skips may be safely transported they must be level-loaded and larger skips (over 12 yards) must not contain heavy materials. If you need advice please call our sales team on 01480 811377 who will be more than happy to help with your skip hire enquiry.

How to Order

For a competitive no obligation quotation for your skip hire call :-

01480 811377 (Office)
05600 493762 (Fax)

or email [email protected]

All major credit cards accepted

Our Promise to You

We aim to deliver the skip at the agreed time to you.
We aim to collect the skip at the agreed time from you.
We aim to always offer a reliable and efficient service.
We will ensure that wherever possible your waste will be recycled.


Here are some frequently asked questions to save you time and help with your decision with skip hire. 

How long does it take to get a skip?

Skip hire can be arranged next day or sometimes same day depending where you are and when you order it. However, if a permit is required we would need an advance warning as this proccess can take up to 7 days. The amount of time required to arrange a permit for skip hire can vary depending on the local council.

Do I need a permit?

Permits are required by most local councils for skips that need to be placed on public land, including footpaths and the highway. Permits can be arranged for a maximum of 28 days. In most cases we will be able to arrange a permit for you. A few councils require that the hirer must apply for the permit, we will advise you during the booking process if you are required to arrange the permit.  The additional cost of permits will be borne by you and will be added to the hire cost of the skip already quoted. Skip Permit notice requirements are as follows:

Council Notice Required
Period Valid For
Bedford Borough Council up to 7 days 4 weeks
Cambridge County Council up to 7 days 2 weeks

Where can the skips be placed?

We will place your skip in the most convenient location which might be your driveway or the road. If we need to place the skip on the road you will need a permit, correct signage and lights. Please contact us if you cannot place on private land (remember the grass verge outside your house may not be owned by you!) and we will organise a permit for you. Alternatively, we may be able to organise a wait and load facility.

What can I put in it?

Skips are for General Waste, Inert Waste, Wood, Metal and Builders Waste.

No Fridges, No TVs or Monitors, Hazardous Waste which includes Plaster Board, Paints, Solvents, Liquids, Tyres/Tracks of any description, Gas Bottles or Asbestos. Due to weight restrictions, heavy waste cannot be placed in the larger skips (12 yards and over). If you’re unsure that your waste is suitable, give us a call.

We also offer a range of hazardous / specialist waste disposal services, including asbestos and plaster board.

Do you recycle my waste?

At Acorn Transport and Plant Hire we endeavour to recycle at least 85% of our skips waste and often achieve much higher.

What areas do you cover?

Our skip hire service covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Sandy and surrounding areas. If you think you fall outside of this area, please feel free to give us a call, and of our friendly team members will be able to advise further.

For your convenience we can also supply and deliver aggregates in up to 8 ton loads in a drop-ended skip (for ease of access).