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Find Out What Skip Size You Need With Our Easy Guide

What Skip Size You Need? We know how building projects can quickly escalate and you can suddenly generate more rubbish than you can handle! Has your house clear-out or bathroom refurb suddenly got out of hand?

Are you sweating at the thought of the damage taking it all to the rubbish dump is going to do to your car? Wouldn’t you rather be chilling out at the weekend than recycling waste?

Well, look no further for your one stop shop to rubbish clearance. Our useful guide will tell you all you need to know when considering which skip to hire.

Our useful guide will tell you all you need to know when considering which skip to hire.

A common mistake of our novice skip hire customer is to underestimate the amount of waste that you are looking for us to take away.

It’s a bit like when you are packing the boot of your car to go on holiday, you always think all your luggage will fit in but you always end up having to re-pack it and tell your kids they will have to leave something behind.

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It’s the same with skips! Hiring one that is far too small to do the job, leaving the skip to become overfilled, is going to be a headache you don’t want.

On the contrary is the issue of getting one that’s too big, which will obviously solve the issue of overfilling, but it would be like buying a car with a larger boot with nothing to fill it. It’s a waste of your cash.

But now there is no need to worry about either of these dilemmas because with our help, you’ll soon be able to successfully ascertain your skip hire requirements like an expert builder.

What you need to know:

Skip sizes are measured in cubic yards but you will often see them simply referred to as yards, for example, a 2-yard skip = 2 cubic yards.

Depending on your local area we can normally source a wide range of sizes for you from the 2-yard size right up to our commercial 40 yards size.

Our handy skip hire guide below will give you a pretty good idea of what amount of waste will fit into each size.

By using our beginner’s guide and calculating your requirements, you should be able to avoid the skip hire scenarios of going too small or too big.

We give each skip size a grading of how many bin bags of rubbish it would contain which hopefully gives you a reference point with which to visualise the size.

Also be careful that you know what sort of skip best suits your waste. For example, if you put too much bulky waste in a maxi skip then you might find that the lorry will be unable to lift it.

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Also be aware of what is considered Hazardous Waste and can’t be put in a skip, you can be fined a lot of money if you mix hazardous waste in with your rubbish so check the list below.

Mini Skip

The smallest of our skips, it is ideal for small amounts of household or garden waste.

  • Size (cubic yards/cubic metres): 2 yards³/1.5m³
  • Dimensions (average) H x L x W: 32″ (825mm) x 73″ (1875mm) x 53″ (1350mm)
  • Approx. capacity in black bags: 22

Midi Skip

This is a popular choice for old bathroom and kitchen fitments with a capacity of 4 cubic yards. It is also suitable for medium amounts of household and garden waste.

  • Size (cubic yards/cubic metres): 4 yards³/3.1m³
  • Dimensions (average) H x L x W: 35″ (900mm) x 107″ (2725mm) x 66″ (1675mm)
  • Approx. capacity in black bags: 45

Builders Skip

Often used for building waste such as concrete, rubble and soil but this 6 cubic yard skip is also ideal for medium amounts of general household waste.

  • Size (cubic yards/cubic metres): 6 yards³/4.6m³
  • Dimensions (average) H x L x W: 47″ (1200mm) x 122″ (3100mm) x 69″ (1750mm)
  • Approx. capacity in black bags: 70

8 Yard Skip

A good skip choice for house clearances and larger loads of household waste. It is often selected by builders for light waste.

  • Size (cubic yards/cubic metres): 8 yards³/6.1m³
  • Dimensions (average) H x L x W: 50″ (1275mm) x 135″ (3450mm) x 69″ (1750mm)
  • Approx. capacity in black bags: 80

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10 Yard Skip

This is the skip to select for bulky items such as an old sofa or kitchen and large amounts of light to medium waste. It would typically be used for big house clearances and larger amounts of garden or builders waste.

  • Size (cubic yards/cubic metres): 10 yards³/7.6m³
  • Dimensions (average) H x L x W: 63″ (1600mm) x 136″ (3475mm) x 69″ (1750mm)
  • Approx. capacity in black bags: 120

12 Yard Skip

This is the skip to select for bulky items and large amounts of light to medium waste. It would typically be used for big house clearances and larger amounts of garden or builders waste.

  • Size (cubic yards/cubic metres): 12 yards³/9.2m³
  • Dimensions (average) H x L x W: 64″ (1625mm) x 142″ (3625mm) x 69″ (1750mm)
  • Approx. capacity in black bags: 140

What Can´t You Put In Your Skip?

Waste is classified as ‘hazardous’ if it has the potential to harm our health or the environment.

Hazardous waste, whether produced, received or transported, is subject to regulations within the UK.

More details and information can be found via the Environment Agency website (www.environment-agency.gov.uk).

Some common items that you may not be aware can´t be placed in a skip are:

  • Batteries
  • Plasterboard
  • Paint

  • Aerosols
  • Oil and petrol
  • Car tyres

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Now You Know Which Skip You Need.

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What Are The Benefits of Using Our Site?

  • Order your skip online
  • Low Price Guaranteed
  • Informative advice on Ordering a Skip

  • Safe, legal disposal of your waste
  • A fast and Efficient service to your door or building site
  • Value for money with our 3 quote system

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