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Skip hire

Perth & Kinross Council offer a general waste skip hire service to householders and businesses where recyclable and compostable materials are separated from general waste.

Skip Hire Provision

We are currently struggling to fulfil skip hire requests due to the current strain on resources. Our Operations Team have prioritised the transfer of waste/recycling from our depots and Recycling Centres to ensure our kerbside services and bring-to sites remain operating as usual.

Customers can still contact and make their request, however please note that provision will depend on available resources.

Skips available

Before being issued with a skip for general waste, both householders and businesses should achieve a 70% recycling target.

Cubic yardsCubic metresWidth (m)Length (m)
12 cu yd9.17 cu m1.84.1
14 cu yd*10.7 cu m1.84.1
40 cu yd**30.6 cu m2.56.2

*Enclosed and lockable versions are available on the14 cu yd capacity skip 
**roll on/off containers; height up to 10ft (~3m)

Recycling options

Recycling "bells", such as those used at Recycling Points, can also be hired. These are subject to availability, and site assessment. Please contact the Commercial Waste Team on 01738 476476, or email for further information.


Prices are per week (7 days) based on zones indicating distance from depot. Prices are exclusive of VAT, final disposal and landfill tax.

Please contact the Commercial Waste Team on the details below for a quote.

Commercial Accounts are available. 

How much notice is required?

This will be discussed when you make your initial enquiry. 

Notes on the use of skips

  • Skips must be level-loaded at all times
  • Paint, asbestos and fluorescent light tubes are expressly forbidden as these are hazardous wastes.
  • Soil and earth disposal may limit the size of skip due to weight restrictions.

To order a skip, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476. 

Contact details

Commercial Waste Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476