SKIP SIZES AND PRICING

Skip sizes are measured in cubic yards which, let’s face it, this doesn’t mean a lot to most people, so deciding which skip size to go for can be tough. Here, you can browse each of our skip sizes, each of which has plenty of info on its merits and drawbacks so that you can make the right decision for you project.

As a general rule, the bigger the skip, the better the value, but that’s not to say that every clearout will require a 12-yard skip. On the one hand, you could end up spending money on space that you haven’t filed; we don’t want you to pay for space that you don’t need. On the other hand, it’s worth remembering that hiring too small a skip and ending up having to order another one is going to put your overall skip hire price up considerably. Luckily, our friendly phone staff have the know-how to guide you through any split decision that you might find yourself in, so there’s no need to worry about making the right decision without any help. We’ve got you covered.

Here you’ll find that we’ve laid out the various skip sizes on offer, along with all the necessary diameters and measurements to give you a rough idea of how much waste each skip can hold. For more information on which skip size is best for your particular needs, it’s also well worth checking out our ‘project types’ page.

Here are a few things to remember when choosing a skip size:

  • Its better to order a big skip and not quite fill it than to order a small skip and end up having leftover waste.
  • Legally, a skip can be filled right to the top, but waste cannot be piled higher than the sides of the skip.
  • If you are filling your skip with heavy waste such as builders rubble, soil or concrete an 8-yard skip is as big as you can go, otherwise the skip lorry will be unable to take the weight.
  • Whichever skip size you opt for, it will be delivered to you and collected by a skip lorry, so remember to factor this in when deciding where you’re going to place it.

And remember, if you can’t find what you’re looking for or need any more information on skip sizes, feel free to give us a call, we’re always happy to help!

2 Cubic Yards will hold:

1
TWO SEATER SOFA
OR
10-20
Bin Bags
OR
2
Bins
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Skip Size Capacity Height Length Width Bin Bags Weight
2 Yard 2 Yard31.53 m3 2'6"0.76m 4'12"1.22m 3'0.91m 20-25 2 Tonnes
4 Yard 4 Yard33.05 m3 3'2"0.97m 6'1.83m 4'3"1.29m 30-40 4 Tonnes
6 Yard 6 Yard34.58 m3 4'1.22m 8'6"2.59m 5'1.52m 50-60 6 Tonnes
8 Yard 8 Yard36.11 m3 4'1.22m 12'3.66m 5'6"1.68m 60-80 8 Tonnes
10 Yard 10 Yard37.64 m3 4'11"1.50m 12'3"3.73m 5'10"1.78m 80-100 8 Tonnes
12 Yard 12 Yard39.17 m3 5'6"1.68m 12'2"3.7m 5'10"1.78m 100-120 8 Tonnes
1 Tonne Bag - Skip Bag
1 tonne bag
5-10
Bin Bags
FOR JUST£75*
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For smaller quantities of waste, a 1-yard skip bag could be just what the doctor ordered. Skip bags are tough, durable, lightweight plastic bags that serve as a great alternative to traditional skip hire. They’ll hold about the same as 10 fully filled black bin liners and arrive flat packed, making them easy to store before use.

2 Yard Skip - Mini Skip
2-Yard
20-25
Bin Bags
FOR JUST£80*
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The smallest conventional skip available for hire. The 2 yard skip — or ‘mini skip’, as it’s often referred to — is perfect for small scale clean up jobs or small amounts of garden waste. It will hold roughly 20-25 fully filled black bin liners.

4 Yard Skip - Midi Skip
4-Yard
30-40
Bin Bags
FOR JUST£90*
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A very popular choice. The 4 yard skip, also known as a ‘small skip’ or ‘midi skip’, is ideally designed to handle your average bathroom refit or house clearance. It holds roughly 30-40 fully filled black bin liners or 2 two seater sofas, if you’re planning on skipping the old suite.

6 Yard Skip - Builders Skip
6-Yard
50-60
Bin Bags
FOR JUST£110*
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The most commonly hired skip for domestic use. The 6 yard skip, or ‘Builders skip’, is great for kitchen refits, bedroom refits or a large house clearance. It will hold around 50-60 full black bin liners or, if you’re getting rid of some bulky waste, three two-seater sofas might be a more useful example.

8 Yard Skip - Large Skip
8-Yard
60-80
Bin Bags
FOR JUST£130*
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The 8-yard skip is the most widely used skip in the U.K. If you’re refitting more than one room, or having a major garden overhaul, then the 8-yard skip is perfect skip for the job. This skip can hold the equivalent of between 60-80 full black bin liners; that’s enough to fit in three two-seater sofas with room for a couple of arm chairs, too!

10 Yard Skip
10-Yard
80-100
Bin Bags
FOR JUST£150*
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Whilst unsuitable for large quantities of heavy or dense waste, the 10-yard skip is perfect for getting rid of light but bulky building waste like breeze block, wood or plastics. With a capacity of up to 7.64 m³ — that’s the equivalent of about 80-100 black bin liners — this skip is ideal for anyone knocking down a small extension, for example, or refurbishing several rooms throughout the house.

12 Yard Skip - Maxi Skip
12-Yard
100-120
Bin Bags
FOR JUST£170*
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The biggest skip of the bunch. The 12-yard skip or ‘maxi skip’ is the largest skip available, and it’s whopping 9.17m³ capacity combined with a depth of nearly 6 ft make it the perfect choice for truly massive quantities of light-to-medium weight waste. It can accommodate 100-120 fully loaded black bin liners; that’s 6 two-seater sofas.