Hire a Skip You Can Trust

Skip hire for home improvement projects and clear-outs.


Forget the middle-men and their false promises. 

Thorntons is your 100% Irish-Owned Recycling Company offering great discounts for being a household customer and placing your skip order online. #ShopLocal

*Includes Delivery & Collection

*Trusted Recycling of contents

*Local Customer Care Service

Thorntons Skip Hire


Plan your home improvement project then simply & quickly book a skip from our booking platform.


Your skip will be delivered and collected to designated dates. Supported by local customer care.


We collect your skip and bring the contents to our award-winning processing facilities.


Suitable contents from your skip are recycled and recovered reducing waste to landfill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Skip permit?

You don’t need a skip permit if you want to put a skip on a road with no parking restrictions. You need a permit if you want to put a skip on a road with parking restrictions. For more details see here.


What time will my Skip arrive?

You will receive a free text notifying you when your skip driver is on-route. Our drivers begin their deliveries at 7am. It is not possible to give exact skip times, however our team will always try their best to get it to you at the time you have requested. 

How long can I keep the Skip for?

Our standard hire period is 4 days. If you wish to keep your skip for longer, please email us at commercial@thorntons-recycling.ie. Charges may apply.

I have a need for regular Skip Hire. How do I set up an account?

We are happy to provide rates for repeat skip orders. We can provide a tailored solution to meet your needs and your budget. Talk to one of our dedicated sales agents now by emailing sales@thorntons-recycling.ie

How do I correctly fill my Skip?

Each skip has a maximum fill line clearly indicated on its side. If the skip is filled beyond this point it cannot be collected for safety reasons and the driver will ask you to remove some material before he can load the skip.

In general, you should give some thought as to how you will fill your skip. Larger items need to be placed carefully if you are to avoid creating unfilled spaces that stop you getting the most out of your skip.

Will the material in my Skip be recycled?

Yes. Since 2000, Thorntons Recycling has invested in excess of €40 million in developing state of the art recovery and recycling. We recycle in excess of 90% of all material received. All recyclable material is recovered including soil, stone, timber, metal, plastic, paper, green waste, etc.

Thorntons Recycling operates a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at Killeen Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 12 and Dunboyne Industrial Estate, Co. Meath. We also operate Ireland's largest compost facility in Ireland at Kilmainhamwood, Nobber, Co. Meath. All of these facilities are licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What size Skips do Thorntons supply?

  • Mini skip - Holds up to 20 black bags - Approx. 2 cubic yards capacity.
  • Midi skip - Holds up to 30 black bags - Approx. 3 cubic yards capacity.
  • Standard skip - Holds up to 60 black bags - Approx. 6 cubic yards capacity.
  • 14 Cubic yards - Suitable for light waste - Max Weight: 1.2 tonnes capacity.
  • 20 Cubic yards roll-on - Approx. 20 cubic yards capacity.

What can I put in my Skip?

  • Household waste – beds, sofas etc.
  • Paper and paper products
  • Mixed recycables
  • Wood
  • Garden waste

What materials are NOT accepted in my Skip?

  • Animal remains or carcasses
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Chemical Waste
  • Contaminated soil & stones
  • Electrical goods such as fridges, freezers, microwaves, televisions, computers, etc
  • End of life vehicles, tires
  • Fluorescent light bulbs /lighting
  • Hazardous hospital waste (including sharps containers etc)
  • Inks
  • Paints or empty paint tins
  • Waste Oils
  • Photographic waste
  • Pressurized vessels e.g. fire extinguishers
  • Road Sweepings
  • Sludges