Skip Bags

They are known by many names: skip bags, bulk bags, jumbo sacks, hippo bags, grab bags - they are all the same thing. We offer a fast, reliable and in most cases a much cheaper collection service.

Follow the simple step by step process below to ensure a smooth collection.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, Wastem8 will no longer be taking any orders. Please keep checking back here for the latest updates - we will re-open as soon as possible

1. Location

We cover a 20 mile radius from our base in Yateley Hampshire, check we operate in your area by using the map below, you can zoom in and drag to find your location.

Please note that we do not operate within the M25.

Always ensure that there is adequate access for our collection vehicle. It is roughly the same size as a bin lorry, however we will also need room to operate the crane safely. We cannot lift bags over cars and other peoples properties.

2. Choosing the right size bag

We do not supply the skip bags. You can buy bags online or at most DIY stores or builders’ merchants. 

You can use new or used bags any brand will do as long as it is one of the 3 sizes below and in good condition. All bags should be level loaded, no higher than the sides of the bag and within a 1000kg weight limit.  Please do not leave extra waste near the bag as this will not be collected.

We cannot except paint, liquids, chemicals, tyres, asbestos, fridges, freezers, gas bottles. 

1 Yard bag
(midi bag)

or standard merchant builders bag.

Suitable for soil, rubble & general waste. We can accept plasterboard but only in this size bag and it must not be mixed with any other waste. We cannot accept tyres, asbestos, full paint cans, gas bottles, liquids, fridges or freezers etc.

All bags must be level loaded no higher than the sides of the bags and within a 1000kg weight limit.

1.5 Yard bag
(mega bag)

Suitable for general waste; not suitable for full loads of soil or rubble. We cannot accept tyres, asbestos, full paint cans, gas bottles, liquids, fridges or freezers etc.

We cannot accept plasterboard in this size bag, please use the 1 yard bag but it must not be mixed with any other waste.

All bags must be level loaded no higher than the sides of the bags and within a 1000kg weight limit.

4.5 Yard bag
(hippo skip bag)

This large bag, is only suitable for light bulky waste. i.e. cardboard, packaging, furniture etc.

We cannot accept tyres, asbestos, full paint cans, gas bottles, liquids fridges or freezers etc.

We cannot accept plasterboard in this size bag, please use the 1 yard bag but it must not be mixed with any other waste.

Not suitable for any soil or rubble, bricks concrete as this could easily be over the 1000kg weight limit.

3. Bag Position

Where you put your skip bag is one of the most important parts of the collection process and this advice MUST be followed.

  • The lorry stays on the road at all times during the collection. (We can’t collect from drives or private properties) *
  • Your bags are lifted with the crane, and we will need to reach them from the road. They must be put within a maximum distance of 3.5 metres from the kerb to the centre of the bag, (but not on the pavement or road) but as near as possible.
  • The bags must be well away from your house or garage and not touching fences, walls, avoiding low telephone cables & branches etc. we can’t lift bags over cars or caravans.
  • We can lift the bags over wall and fences
  • If the position of your bag is not as described, please contact us first before placing an order, if we are unable to collect we may charge a non-collection fee.

*If permission is given as a damage waiver in the notes section when ordering, we may be able to go onto drives or private properties.

Please be aware that we do not supply the bags, this is a collection only service.

4. Booking your Collection

Only place your order once the bag is full and ready to be collected. 

Click on our online shop and select the size bag that needs collecting. Add to basket and make payment. You can add multiple bags and different sizes on one order. You can also select a different billing/shipping address.

When an order has been placed, we receive a notification, your order is then booked onto our system. You will also receive an automated e-mail. The orders are then sorted and collected by location. We aim to complete orders within five working days. 

Good Practice

If possible, keep the different waste streams separate, for example inert waste: soil, rubble, concrete, hardcore separate from general waste, plastic, wood, cardboard, packaging, metal etc, as this really helps with recycling your waste.

Acceptable Waste:

Garden waste

Household goods

Furniture

Building rubbish

Not Acceptable Waste:

Asbestos

Chemicals

Full paint cans

Car tyres