A Guide to Skip Sizes

With all the different size skips available, getting it wrong could mean overpaying for a skip too big, or having to fork out on an extra one.

As skip hiring specialists, we have provided a description for each skip size we have available along with what they’re best suited for. Read on so you can make sure you pick the right skip for your waste management needs.

See below for the skips sizes we have available. You can also refer to our handy skip size guide for more information and illustrations on the dimensions.

4 yard skip

These mini skips are a popular option for household waste disposal, with the capacity to hold up to 40 bin bags of rubbish.
We recommend 4 yard skips for home refurbishments, like for kitchen and bathrooms as well as garden clear outs.

6 yard skip

A 6 yard skip is better known as the small builder’s skip as they are ideal for small building projects and can hold up to 60 bin bags of waste.
It’s also the largest skip that can be filled with just heavy waste like soil, rubble and bricks.

8 yard skip

This is the most popular skip type in the UK due to its variety of uses. Traditionally known as the builder’s skip, it’s perfect for any pretty much any household, industrial and commercial waste.
With a capacity to hold up to 80 bin bags, the 8 yard skip is also the largest size that can placed outside your property (but this may differ depending on your location).

12 yard skip

Such larger sized skips are more suited to commercial waste disposal rather than for household rubbish. In fact, it’s not actually possible to place a 12 yard skip outside your property due to local council restrictions (unless you live on a private estate).
We recommend the 12 yard skip for factory and office clearances and industrial jobs.

W&S are skip hiring specialists

From skip hire to tailored recycling services to suit the individual needs of every client, we are 100% committed to helping our customers resolve their waste issues.

We are a team of recycling professionals that deal with commercial, residential and industrial clients from around the country. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service.

For more information about how to hire a skip in your area, get in touch with our team today via our contact webpage or give us a call on 01202 979010.



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