Whether you’re clearing out your garden or packing up a small business, hiring a skip for rubbish removal is a great way to save time and money on waste collection. There are a range of skip sizes to suit all jobs, so it’s important you choose the right one. Choosing a skip that’s too small will lead to the hassle of emptying it halfway through the job, or the added cost of hiring a second skip. Choosing a skip that’s too big will mean that you’ve spent more money than you needed to. We want you to find the perfect skip for your needs, so here’s a handy guide to common skip sizes.
Smaller skips are perfect for home, garden and garage clearances as they can be placed on driveways with limited access. 2 cubic yard skips can hold 20-30 bin bags, while 3 cubic yard skips can hold 30-40.
Medium-sized skips are ideal for home DIY projects and the removal of bulkier items. 4 cubic yard skips can accommodate a full bathroom suite while 6 cubic yard skips have room for items of home and office furniture.
A big job requires a big skip. 8 cubic yard skips are the size most commonly used by builders and can handle heavy materials and builder’s waste. 12 cubic yard skips can hold 80-100 bin bags and are also available in an enclosed version which can be used to store asbestos during a job.
For really big jobs such as site clearances or the clearing out of large commercial premises, a roll-on/roll-off skip is the most efficient option. Available in both 20 and 40 cubic yard sizes, you pay an initial fee of £156, and then pay £156 per tonne of waste collected.