Skip Sizes & Capacity

Skip Sizes & Capacity

Our Skip Size Guide has been prepared to help you choose the best skip size for your waste requirements.

Here you can see the range of different skip hire sizes available, the waste suitability for each skip, the types of projects they are best suited to and the approximate weight they can carry.

If you are inexperienced when it comes to ordering skips or if you just need some further guidance in choosing your skip size, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 01264 357 627. A member of our team will welcome the chance to advise you based on your requirements and to provide a competitive quote.

Size Description
2 Yard Skip 2 yd mini skips are ideal for non bulky waste from garden, shed clearances, house moves or renovations. Approx. 10-15 black bags
3 Yard Skip 3 yd mini skips are ideal for non bulky waste from garden, shed clearances, house moves or renovations. Approx. 20 black bags
4 Yard Skip On average 4 yard midi skips hold around 30-40 black bags of waste. 4 yard skip are great for refit waste, maybe from a bathroom or a kitchen refit? Ideal for home renovations and general non bulky waste. Ideal for home renovations and general non bulky waste.
5 Yard Skip On average 5 yard midi skips hold around 40-50 black bags of waste. 5 yard skip are great for refit waste, maybe from a bathroom or a kitchen refit? Ideal for home renovations and general non bulky waste. Ideal for home renovations and general non bulky waste.
6 Yard Skip Ideal for home renovations and general non bulky waste. Also known as 6 yarders, Large skips, Small builder skips, Six cubed. This type of skip is the most popular type of builder’s skip.
8 Yard Skip On average 8 yard skips hold 50-70 black bags of waste. A 8 yard skip is the largest skip available for heavy waste such as soil and hardcore etc. 8 yard skip are great for builders and construction waste. 8 Yard Skip is also available in enclosed form.
9 Yard Skip On average 9 yard skips hold 60-80 black bags of waste. A 9 yard skip is the largest skip available for heavy waste such as soil and hardcore etc. 9 yard skip are great for builders and construction waste.
10 Yard Skip On average 10 yard skips hold 80-100 black bags of waste. 10 yard skips are great for large house clearance waste 10 yard skips are ideal for bulky furniture and large items of waste. 10 yard skips are not available for heavy waste such as soil and hardcore etc.
12 Yard Skip On average 12 yard skips hold 100-120 black bags of waste. 12 yard skips are great for large house clearance waste 12 yard skips are ideal for bulky furniture and large items of waste. 12 yard skips are not available for heavy waste such as soil and hardcore etc. 12 Yard Skip is also available in enclosed form.
14 Yard Skip On average 14 yard skips hold 120-180 black bags of waste. 14 yard skips are great for large house clearance waste 14 yard skips are ideal for bulky furniture and large items of waste. 14 yard skips are not available for heavy waste such as soil and hardcore etc. 14 Yard Skip is also available in enclosed form.
16 Yard Skip On average 16 yard skips hold 180 – 200 black bags of waste. 16 yard skips are great for large house clearance waste 16 yard skips are ideal for bulky furniture and large items of waste. 16 yard skips are not available for heavy waste such as soil and hardcore etc.
20 Yard Roll On Off These skips can be used for heavy commercial and industrial waste including soils, rubble & green waste, perfect for demolition schemes or site and factory clearances. Deposit may be required. N.B. £114 per ton thereafter will be charged after collection.
40 Yard Roll On Off These skips can be used for heavy commercial and industrial waste including soils, rubble & green waste, perfect for demolition schemes or site and factory clearances. Deposit may be required. N.B. £114 per ton thereafter will be charged after collection.