Skip Hire in Cambridge

Since incorporating Cottenham Skip Hire in 2021, SunSkips has expanded its exceptional skip hire services across the Cambridge area.

  • We deliver skips in Cambridge six days a week, Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • We have the right-sized skip for your needs.
  • We can resolve any doubts about permits and required paperwork.

Your price quote is the full skip hire cost, no add-ons, no additional credit card charges.

The right skip size at unbeatable prices Includes skip hire for 7 days, collection and disposal


from £223

4 Yard Skip


33 Bin Bags
5 Standard Trailers

Capacity: 4 cubic yards (3 cubic metres)

Dimensions: 1.8m x 1.1m x 0.95m | 5’11’’ x 4’0’’ x 3’2’’

Description: The 4 yard skips are our second smallest size skips available. These skips are suitable for larger garden clear-outs or small bathroom and kitchen remodels.

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from £223

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from £280

6 Yard Skip


50 Bin Bags
8 Standard Trailers

Capacity: 6 cubic yards (4 cubic metres)

Dimensions: 2.6m x 1.5m x 1.2m | 8’6’’ x 5’0’’ x 4’0’’

Description: The 6 yard skip is one size down from our builders skip and can be used for slightly larger household or office renovations, and larger garden clear-outs.

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from £280

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from £323

8 Yard Skip


60 Bin Bags
10 Standard Trailers

Capacity: 8 cubic yards (6.1 cubic metres)

Dimensions: 3.2m x 1.75m x 1.2m | 10’6’’ x 5’9’’ x 4’0’’

Description: The 8 yard skip is often referred to as the 'builders skip'. It has a large capacity, which makes it ideal for those bigger home/office renovations and garden or building projects.

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from £323

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from £373

10 Yard Skip


80 Bin Bags
13 Standard Trailers

Capacity: 10 cubic yards (7.6 cubic metres)

Dimensions: 3.5m x 1.75m x 1.5m | 12’0’’ x 5’9’’ x 4’11’’

Description: Suitable for larger house clearance jobs. No heavy, inert soils or rubble.

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from £373

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from £417

12 Yard Skip


100 Bin Bags
16 Standard Trailers

Capacity: 12 cubic yards (9.2 cubic metres)

Dimensions: 3.7m x 1.75m x 1.7m | 12’2’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’6’’

Description: Suitable for larger house clearance jobs. No heavy, inert soils or rubble. Excellent choice for segregated wood, cardboard or light, bulky waste.

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from £417

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from £462

14 Yard Skip


120 Bin Bags
18 Standard Trailers

Capacity: 120-140 bin bags

Dimensions: 4.1m x 1.8m x 1.75m | 13’1’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’11’’

Description: As with the smaller 10 and 12 yard skips, 14 yard skips are designed to hold lighter, bulky materials.

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from £462

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Skip hire Cambridge

At SunSkips, we're delighted to bring more than 25 years' experience in waste management and skip hire to Cambridge.

As we continue to grow across East Anglia, our team is excited not only to offer quality recycling services and skip hire in Cambridge, but also to become a meaningful part of the community.

You can't miss our bright orange lorries and skips in Cambridge, so if you spot one, you'll know one of your neighbours just got a great deal on the friendliest skip hire service in town!


Delivery hours
Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday from 7:00am to 12:00pm

Why hire us?

SunSkips aims to provide the best skip hire and bulk waste disposal service in Cambridge, making hiring a skip easy and hassle-free for our valued clients

Our customers What they say about our skip hire service

Book your skip in Cambridge today!

Please ring us if you have any questions.

Your price quote is the full skip hire cost, no add-ons, no additional credit card charges

Skip hire in Cambridge

For a stress-free skip hire service in Cambridge, choose SunSkips. We’ve got a full range of skips for same-day hire, we take care of any permits you might need, sort through all recyclables, and all at unbeatable prices.

You can rest assured that the right skip for your job, big or small, will arrive on time and be collected just as promptly.

Simply head to our online skip hire platform and in just a few minutes, your waste management task will be in good hands.

Skip hire prices in Cambridge

The cost to hire a skip in Cambridge depends on the size and whether or not you need a skip hire permit.

There may be extra charges if you decide to keep your skip for longer than the standard 7-day period or if you have special items to dispose of like refrigerators or televisions that can’t be put in SunSkips’ containers.

Use our simple online booking platform to get an instant quote for your area and check prices for other waste disposal services like POPs waste (soft seating). All prices include VAT.

How to hire a skip

SunSkips prides itself on making the process of booking a skip online as hassle-free as possible. With years of experience in the Cambridge area, we’ve handled all kinds of waste disposal jobs, so understand what it takes to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Our booking platform makes it simple to choose your skip, delivery date, location, as well as letting us know about any permits or special waste items (TVs, fridges, batteries, etc.) we need to help you with.

In minutes flat, your booking will be confirmed for the same day if you need it (as long as there’s no paperwork to wait for).

Not sure what you need? Give us a call so we can offer some advice and handle your booking over the phone.

Where can my skip go?

There are two choices for where to put your skip: on private land or on the public highway.

Placing a skip on private land, such as your driveway or garden, doesn't require a permit. However, if you plan to position the skip on the public highway, you will need to obtain a skip hire permit from the local authority.

Skips must be placed on sturdy ground and mustn’t obstruct traffic or emergency access.

Skip size guide

Trying to guess which size skip is most suitable for your waste is a recipe for a lot of wasted time and money.

It's important to choose the right skip size to ensure you have enough capacity for your waste without overpaying for unused space, or worse, having to pay for an extra container because you hired a small skip for a big job.

To help you understand what size skip you’ll need, we put together a handy skip size guide which explains what each container is best used for. We can also offer size advice over the phone if you’d rather talk to a human being.

What can go in my skip?

SunSkips accepts all general waste, including household items, construction debris, garden waste, and more. However, certain hazardous materials, such as asbestos, chemicals, and electrical items, are not allowed in skips. Consult SunSkips’ detailed list of prohibited items to ensure safe and compliant waste disposal.

Mini skip hire in Cambridge

If you don’t have a lot of waste, a small skip might be all you need.

Mini skips are often used for modest garden clean-ups, small renovations, or DIY projects where the waste volume is relatively low.

Choosing a small skip like a two or four-yard container might also be the only way you can get a skip into an area with limited space.

How do I hire a skip?

Hiring a skip with SunSkips couldn’t be simpler. Either book your skip online via our simple platform or give our friendly team a call and confirm your booking over the phone.

For online bookings, simply enter your postcode and get an instant quote before letting us know about any additional requirements, such as special waste types or difficulties we might have entering your premises.

Cambridge skip hire services

SunSkips serves both domestic skip hire customers and commercial skip hire clients, with dedicated staff experienced in each area.

Domestic skip hire

For home and garden clear-outs, SunSkips is your best bet.

Whether you want a container on your driveway for a week or need help acquiring a permit to keep one on the road, SunSkips can assist you with any domestic skip hire requirements.

Commercial skip hire

From big construction sites to retail waste, SunSkips is your go-to local waste disposal expert in Cambridge.

With capacity for high-volume waste, sustainable screening and specialist knowledge on how to streamline waste processes, SunSkips is the smart choice for businesses that care about saving costs and protecting the environment.

Cambridge skip hire availability

We can drop your skip off wherever you want in the Cambridge area from:

  • Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Saturdays from 7:00am to 12:00pm.

SunSkips hires skips in Cambridge for periods of seven days at a time, but longer hire-periods are possible upon request. Your driver will even let you know when they’re on their way and can be with you the very same day you book (providing you don’t need a permit).

Skip hire, Cambridge: Permits and legal requirements

There’s a lot to sort out before you can hire a skip in Cambridge - but SunSkips is always happy to get its hands dirty on your behalf.

For a £110 fee (mostly made up of the council's charge), we’ll submit all the paperwork to secure the legal documentation required if you need to leave the skip on a public road outside your property or construction site. We also handle the proper recycling of your waste so you can be sure you or your company are doing everything by the book.

If you have any questions about exactly what permits are required for your skip hire in Cambridge, just call us and we’ll talk you through it.

Skip sizes available for hire in Cambridge

No matter your waste management requirements, we have the right size skip for it. From smaller two-yard skips, all the way up to 40 yards - there isn’t anything SunSkips can’t handle.

Frequently Asked Questions about skip hire in Cambridge

Still got doubts about your skip hire? Here are some commonly asked questions and answers to help you understand the process better:

How much is an 8-yard skip in Cambridge?

Is a 4-yard skip big enough?

How big is a 12-yard skip?

How big is an 8-yard skip?

How much can you fit in a 20-yard skip?

I live in a built-up area in the centre of Cambridge? Will you be able to get a skip out to me?

Book your skip in Cambridge today!

Please ring us if you have any questions.

Your price quote is the full skip hire cost, no add-ons, no additional credit card charges