Frequently Asked Questions???



1. How much are your Skip Hire prices?

Please see our prices on the home page or phone us, our office number is: 0214652454, All skips for private homes or one off business customers are payment on delivery or by card over the phone. we do not accept cheques.

Long journeys will cost more. 


2. How do I order a skip?

To order a skip please use the contact form on our home page or call us on 0214652454


3. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash on delivery of the skip or payment via credit/debit card over the telephone at the time of ordering your skip. account holders can also pay by cheque, 


4. How long can I keep a skip?

Our standard skip hire service includes 2 weeks skip hire, please contact us if you require the skip for a longer period of time. There is an extra charge of €25 per week, if your skip is full sooner just give us a call and we will collect it for you.


5. What do your skip hire prices include?

Our prices include delivery, collection and licensed waste disposal of your waste, you will be provided with a guide which outlines everything you need to know about your skip.


6. What size skips do you have?

We have the following skips, there are descriptions of sizes : 

7 cubic yard – This size skip will hold approx 70 – 85 black bin bags of waste. 7 yard skips are the most common skips ideal for medium building sized projects and bulky waste. 7 yard skips have low  back doors meaning that you can literally walk your waste into the skip. Any waste may be disposed of in this size skip apart from the exclusions listed below. A 7yd skip is 1.1 Mtr High x 3.1 Mtrs Long x 1.9 Mtrs Wide 

14 cubic yard – This high sided skip will hold approx 120 – 140 black bin bags of waste. 14 yard skips are commonly used for large household and office clearances. These skips are for light waste only. A 14yd skip is 1.7Mtr High x 4.2 Mtrs Long x 2 Mtrs Wide

We offer 20 yard, 36 yard and 40 yard roll on roll off bins for larger construction and clearance projects. Please contact us for more information on these. 

 7.  What can I put in the skip that I hire?

You may put any general waste into the skip that you hire, this includes soil, brick, general household waste, garden waste etc.


8. What am I not allowed to put in to the skip that I hire?

The following are items that are not allowed to be disposed of in our general skips. We do offer skips for any type of waste removal so if you have any of the following then contact us for a quote telling us what you have to dispose of.

•   Asbestos

•   Tyres

•   Gas Bottles  

•   Chemicals & Oil


9.  How much can I put in the Skip?

You may fill the skip as high as the top of the sides of the skip. This is to ensure that the skip is safe and legal for transportation on the public road. You will be charged extra if you load the skips over the sides. 

10. Can the skip be put on the road outside my house?

As a general rule skips on hire must be situated on private property. If you would like the skip on the road or grass verge you might need a permit (License) from the local council. We can arrange this on your behalf. Cork City Council & the council in Youghal Require permits in certian areas, please phone us for further information you will be charged extra for the permit.


11. What happens if I cannot have the skip outside overnight?

We offer a Wait and Load service, where the driver will wait with the skip whilst it is loaded, extra charges will apply for this service. 


12. How big is the lorry that will deliver my skip?

Our lorries are approx 9ft wide, Please allow 10ft for access.


13.  What happens to my waste?

We sort your waste at our own fully licenced state of the art Materials Recovery Facility where waste of all types is sorted for recycling. So you can have peace of mind when using O'Brien Skip Hire that your waste will be recycled where possible, our Waste Managment Facility is licensed by Cork County Council.


14. Are you licensed to carry my waste?

Our waste collection permit number is WCP-CK-10-783-01 issued by the National Waste Collection Permit Office.

15. Who are Advanced Skip Hire?

Advanced Skip Hire is a long established family business located in Midleton.

16. What areas don't you cover?

We do not provide skips in Blarney, Whitechurch, Glanville, Riverstick, Belgooly, Kinsale, Fermoy, Mallow, Bandon, Macroom, Aherla, Farren.

We do sometimes provide a service for large construction projects in these areas. 



Please call us if you have any other question:


No.1 In Cork City & County: 021 4652454