Frequently asked questions - Skip Bags

If you have any questions about our waste bag service, then take a look at our FAQs. If you can’t find the answer to your questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Skip Bag Size

Approximate Size
CapacityYards³ Weight AllowanceHolds
MIDI BAGSize: (L)90cm x (W)90cm x (H)90cm1 tonneEquivalent to 20 Cement Bags

What cannot go in our Skip Bags?

Due to a change in legislation from 1st September 2023, the following wood waste items from any building which is Pre 2007 may be charged additional or rejected if they are placed in a skip/van collection or bag.

  • Barge Boards
  • External Fascias
  • Soffit Boards
  • External Joinery
  • External Doors
  • Roof Timber
  • Tiling Cladding
  • Tiling Battens
  • Timber Frames
  • Timber Joists

Our bags are used for household, inert & garden waste. Listed below are a number of common waste streams that are not accepted in our bags.

  • Plasterboard (If you are disposing of plasterboard you can use our plasterboard-only waste bags option here.)
  • Gas Bottles & Cylinders
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Clinical Waste
  • Hazardous Waste (Paint Tins, Oils, Petrol, Diesel, Aerosols & Mastic Tubes)
  • Freezers, Large Fridges & Other Electrical Waste (Microwaves & Kettles)
  • Food or Food Contaminated Packaging
  • More than 1 Roll of Carpet
  1. Plasterboard

    (unless using the Plasterboard-Only Skip Bag or Skip Hire Option) In 2009 a change to regulations dictating how we dispose of plasterboard was implemented, this means the disposal of gypsum which is the main raw material of plasterboard could no longer be mixed with biodegradable waste. Need to get rid of plasterboards? Check our plasterboard removal service options.

  2. Gas Bottles & Cylinders

    Although the components of gas bottles & cylinders are highly recyclable, the hazards associated with them prevent them from being able to be safely disposed of via our suppliers. This waste must be disposed of by a hazardous waste specialist.

  3. Asbestos

    Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste falling under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Due to the risk associated to asbestos, it requires specialist handling and disposal. If you want to dispose of asbestos please seek guidance from a local specialist.

  4. Batteries

    The Waste Batteries & Accumulators Regulations 2009 was introduced for guidance around handling, treatment and disposal. Distributers (such as supermarkets) of small batteries are obligated under the regulation to also provide disposal for domestic in stores. The type and quantity of battery that you wish to dispose of will dictate the necessary handling and disposal process, please obtain further guidance.

  5. Clinical Waste

    Clinical waste is always deemed hazardous due to the nature of what it contains. Clinical waste includes any waste associated with human/animal health or waste from laboratories.

  6. Hazardous Waste (Paint Tins, Oils, Petrol, Diesel, Aerosols & Mastic Tubes)

    Waste that is considered hazardous under environmental legislation containing substances potentially harmful to health are also prohibited from your skip. There is a variety of options available locally depending on the type of wastes you wish to dispose of.

  7. Freezers, Large Fridges & Other Electrical Waste (Microwaves & Kettles)

    The WEEE Directive (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) was set up to better manage electrical waste within the waste industry. Should your waste item/s have a crossed out wheelie bin symbol, or in simple terms requires electricity to operate, please take to your household recycling centre and if you’re a business or other user (such as a school or hospital), please contact a specialist disposal company in the area.

  8. Food or Food Contaminated Packaging

    Food waste requires separate collection & treatment to prevent it from contaminating other, recyclable wastes. For this reason, we are unable to collect food or food contaminated packaging.

  9. More than 1 Roll of Carpet

    Most suppliers will accept 1x roll/room of carpet. If there are additional quantities of this waste type we must check with the supplier before booking. Additional charges may apply.

How do WasteOnlines Skip Bags work?

Choose a super strong WASTEONLINE  SKIP BAG, put it in a convenient spot, fill it with your rubbish and we collect it when you’re ready.

BOOK IT, GET IT, QUICK: Order today and the skip bag will be with you within the next 5 working days, we cannot guarantee next working day delivery.  

TAKE YOUR TIME: No need to rush. You’ll have up to 6 months (instead of our standard 2 weeks for skip hire) to fill your bag. WASTE BAGS arrive flat-packed for easy storage and are ready to fill. Unlike some other waste companies, we’re happy to take heavy waste such as, soil, rubble, and bricks are no problem! 

WE COLLECT:  When ordering, you will need to select a collection date but don’t worry, if your schedule changes. You can alter your SKIP BAG collection date easily by logging into your account and viewing current orders. Our quick and easy platform is simple to use and if you have any questions our customer service team are always on hand to lend you a hand. 


Yes, you can put soil in our SKIP BAG. It can actually be level filled with heavy waste weighing up to 1 tonne.


No. Liquid waste (such as paint & oil) is classified as hazardous and cannot be placed in a SKIP BAG for collection. Visit our blog for more information on Junk Removal Tips and Tricks.


Yes, you can put glass in a Skip Bag but sharp bits need to be wrapped to avoid piercing the Skip Bag or endangering bag collectors.


No, we are unable to take food waste in our SKIP BAGS as it’s not accepted by the waste transfer stations we use. It would also contaminate other materials we recycle such as cardboard.


Yes, if you have old clothes that are no longer useable or suitable to be passed onto someone else you can put them in a SKIP BAG. 

It’s worth remembering that clothes can be donated or sold for re-use to stop waste. For more information on ways to recycle check out our junk removal blog 


SKIP BAGS are considerably cheaper than skip hire. Our skip bag prices are based on location, but prices start from just £99. This includes delivery of the bag and collection within 6 months. For a more accurate price please use the Waste Online platform. Just add your postcode and waste type to receive an accurate quote.  


Filling a SKIP BAG is easy – simply cuff it for stability then fill evenly. Be careful not to overfill as this could affect your collection. 

  1. Unfold and open out the SKIP BAG and position within 4m of the road. 
  2. Fold the sides of the bag out and down, like a cuff, to create rigid sides. 
  3. Fill the bag, placing heavy materials at the bottom of the bag, with lighter waste on top. 
  4. Bring the sides of the bag up as you fill, ensuring that the lifting straps remain clear so it can be picked up when you need it collecting.  


If you plan to place your SKIP BAG on any public land including roads, grass verges & pavements you will more than likely need to to have permission from your local council in the form of a skip permit.  

You will not need a skip permit if you plan to keep your SKIP BAG entirely on private property, E.G your garden or driveway.  

Access to park and load

When booking a skip bag, please ensure that the collection vehicle has somewhere safe to park that is within a reasonable distance to where the waste will be loaded from. Preferably no more than 4 meters from the pavement. Our collection drivers can park on the road without a permit, providing it will not block access, and there are no double yellow lines or parking charges to do so. 

In order for our driver to load your waste safely, please ensure there is clear access with no obstacles between the location of the waste and the vehicle. If our drivers are unable to collect the bag it may result in a wasted journey charge. 

What vehicle will collect my skip bag?

Our registered suppliers have a range of vehicles suitable for your skip bag collection. These include Sprinter vans, caged van, skip trucks and hiab. The appropriate collection vehicle for your waste type and weight will be sent. Please be aware of this when choosing your waste type and filling your skip bag.


WasteOnline Skip Bag

My Account - FAQs

Whilst placing your first order, you will be guided to create a WasteOnline account. From here you can amend current orders.

If you need to make any changes to your order, you can do so in the ‘My Account’ section.