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.

Mini skips

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 skips

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.

Large skips

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.

Roll-on/roll-off skips

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.

We offer cheap skip hire near me for commercial and domestic customers in Norwich and the surrounding areas. Get in touch today to find out more about skip hire costs in Norwich.