What size of skip do I need?

We can provide you with as small as a mini-skip 2 yard to a maxi 14 yard skip, but if you haven't hired a skip before, you may wonder what size you need. Our guide below lists the various skip sizes that we hire, along with description, size and typical jobs that would use a skip that size. If in doubt, call us on 020 8507 7696 and our team would be happy to discuss your requirements. Please note all skip sizes are approximate as different skip manufacturers vary.

 

2 YARD MINI SKIP
2 Yard Mini Skip
Small garden or house waste or small room project

Holds approximately 2 Tonnes which is equivalent to 20 bin bags or 6.5 wheelie bins

3ft Long x 3ft Wide x 2ft High
4 YARD SKIP
4 Yard Skip
Small kitchen / bathroom


Holds approximately 4 Tonnes which is equivalent to 40 bin bags or 13 Wheelie Bins

5ft Long x 5ft Wide x 2.5ft High
6 YARD SKIP
6 Yard Skip
Most popular skip used in building trade

Holds approximately 6 Tonnes which is equivalent to 60 bin bags or 19 Wheelie Bins

10ft Long x 5.2ft Wide x 3ft High
8 YARD SKIP
8 Yard Skip
Bigger house projects - loft conversions etc

Holds approximately 8 Tonnes which is equivalent to 80 bin bags or 25 wheelie bins

11ft Long x 5.5ft Wide x 4ft High
10 YARD SKIP
10 Yard Skip
Large clearence light rubbish only


Holds approximately 10 Tonnes which is equivalent to 100 bin bags or 32 Wheelie Bins

12ft Long x 5.6ft Wide x 5ft High
12 AND 14 YARD SKIPS
12 and 14 Yard Skips
Large clearance, light bulky waste, e.g. office and house clearances

Holds approximately 12 Tonnes/14 Tonnes


12.2ft Long x 5.8ft Wide x 5.5ft High
What NOT to put into a skip
  • > TV'S
  • > Abestos
  • > Fridges
  • > Fridge Freezers
  • > Tyres
If you are unsure of any items not to put into a skip then please contact the office.

Weight limits

Skips might be big, but our lorries do have weight limits. Skips larger than 8 cu yards are not suitable for heavy waste (hardcore / soil etc). If you have any further questions please contact us on 020 8507 7696.