Skip Sizes Choice
If you’re looking to hire a skip, there are many different sizes available, from small 2-cubic-yard skips up to 40-cubic-yard skips for disposing of large amounts of waste.
With our easy to use skip size guide, you can choose the right size for your needs.
Sizes of skips vary from small to very large, with the larger ones offering better value if you have enough waste to fill it completely.
If you’re unsure which size skip to choose, our easy guide explains the different uses for all the different skip sizes available (including dimensions), the types of projects best suited to each, and the average number of bin bags that can fit into a specific skip size.
Skip sizes are generally measured by their internal volume in “cubic yards”, which is abbreviated to “yards” or “yds”.One cubic yard is the same size as ten bin bags, or two large kitchen appliances, like a washing machine or tumble dryer.
The 6 and 8 yard skips are the most popular skips sizes in the UK.
2 CUBIC YARD MINI SKIP
The 2 yard mini skip is ideal for smaller household projects, small garden clean-ups, suitable for roughly 20 bin bags of waste material.
4ft Length x 4ft Width x 3ft Height
3 CUBIC YARD MINI SKIP
Ideal skip size for slightly larger household projects for instance garden clean-ups, DIY projects, new bathroom or kitchen re-fits.
4ft Length x 3.7ft Width x 3ft Height
4 CUBIC YARD MIDI SKIP
This skip can hold up to 40 bin bags of waste material, the 4 cubic yard skip is ideal for small household projects like garden clearance.
6ft Length x 4ft Width x 3ft Height
6 CUBIC YARD SKIP
The 6 yard skip is a preferred option for bulky waste material, such as builder’s waste material, household waste, and other general materials.
8.6ft Length x 5ft Width x 4ft Height
8 CUBIC YARD SKIP
Often referred to as a maxi or builder’s skip it’s ideal for bulkier items such as builder’s waste, household waste and other general materials.
12ft Length x 5.6ft Width x 4ft Height
10 CUBIC YARD SKIP
The 10 yard skip features a larger 100 bin bags capacity that is ideal for those larger projects, DIY projects or even smaller builders jobs.
12.3ft Length x 5.1ft Width x 4ft Height
12 CUBIC YARD SKIP
Great for much larger household clearances, bulky builder’s waste. For all those larger projects and DIY projects which have got out of hand!
12.2ft Length x 5.1ft Width x 5.6ft Height
14 CUBIC YARD SKIP
The 14 yarder is fantastic for more lightweight general waste material for instance garage and attic clearances. Heavy duty waste isn’t permitted.
13.5ft Length x 5.9ft Width x 5.1ft Height
16 CUBIC YARD SKIP
One of the biggest skips available. Ideal for light building projects, large household projects, shop fitters as well as other kinds of general waste.
13.5ft Length x 5.9ft Width x 5.11ft Height