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Introduction

No matter what kind of project you have, you can choose the skip you need. That said, you need to learn about the different skip sizes that are available.

Don’t Let the Price Decide Which Skip You Choose

You can put items from a construction site in the skip, including electric wiring, nails, roofing, and shingles. In addition to materials you use in construction, you can also throw in tree stumps, rubble, tree branches, and more.

It can be tempting to choose the skip based on the price. The problem is that you may end up with extra charges because it isn’t the right skip for the job.

If you don’t order one that is large enough for your job, you might end up paying more when you order a second skip to finish the job. On the other hand, if you order one that is too big, you are going to pay more money to transport it and dispose of empty space.

You need to assess what you have and understand the skip sizes so that you get the one that is appropriate for your job.

Skip Sizes UK

1. 4-Yard Skip

The 4-yard skip is the small size, and it is great for small DIY projects or clearance projects. It might be used when bathrooms are installed or when you are doing a cleanup.

This skip holds the equivalent of 30 to 40 bin bags or two sofas. It takes up less space than large skips, and parking it is easier than parking larger skips.

The 4-yard skip is less expensive than larger ones, but keep in mind that two of them will cost more than one that is larger. If you are certain that this is the right size, it is the most affordable option.

2. 6-Yard Skip

The 6-yard skip is one of the most common options because it is great for medium-sized projects. Sometimes it is called a builder’s skip because it is perfect for a number of different waste projects.

You can use this skip to get rid of kitchen renovation waste and other home projects. You can also use this size for garage, loft, or garden clearouts.

This skip is 2.6 meters long and 1.5 meter side. It is the one that you often find on the streets because the 6-yard skip and the 8-yard skip are the most common.

This size skip will hold between 50 and 60 bin bags or the equivalent of three sofas.

3. 8-Yard Skip

An 8-yard skip is good if you are planning to clear out your entire house or do a major renovation. It is the most popular size that is used because it is versatile enough to use for commercial jobs, industrial jobs, and domestic jobs.

You can use it for bulky items and heavy items including concrete, soil, and rubble. It is ideal for large residential renovations.

It measures 3.7 meters long and 1.7 meters wide. This skip is a good value if you have a lot of waste, and it holds the equivalent of 60 to 80 bin bags.

4. 10-Yard Skip

Once you move up to a 10-yard skip, you are getting into larger sizes for a larger amount of waste. This size works well for a large home improvement project or building and commercial jobs.

When people have an office clear-out or a shop fitting, they will choose this size, but it is important to know that they are not suited for heavy materials because they are so large.

5. 12-Yard Skip

The 12-yard skip is ideal for very large jobs or large domestic renovation projects. They can hold a large volume of waste, including wood, plastics, metals, and more.

You won’t be able to put heavy materials such as concrete, rubble, and soil because it would be too heavy for the skip lorry to lift. In addition, many of the councils won’t allow the 12-yard skip to sit on a public highway, so it has to sit on private land.

This size skip can hold between 100 and 120 bin bags or the equivalent of six sofas. It is 3.7 meters long and 1.8 meters wide, and it is about 1.7 meters tall.

6. 14-Yard Skip

The next size up for large projects is the 14-yard skip. This is the best option for large building projects or domestic item removals as long as they aren’t heavy items.

You can’t use this size for concrete or soil because the skip will be too heavy. It is most commonly used in commercial applications and very large home renovation projects.

The 14-yard skip can hold around 145 bin bags of waste, and it works well when it is mostly bulky but lightweight waste.

7. 16-Yard Skip

For your largest jobs, you might consider a 16-yard skip. This is the ideal size for very large projects where you have a lot of bulky waste, especially cardboard and other light materials.

This type of skip is most often used on industrial and commercial sites, especially for construction projects. You can also use it for a complete house renovation, but it isn’t the right choice for concrete, soil, and other heavy materials.

These larger sizes are called maxi skips, and you need to make sure that you have a place to store them. You can’t leave them on public streets.

Conclusion

For your largest jobs, you might consider a 16-yard skip. This is the ideal size for very large projects where you have a lot of bulky waste, especially cardboard and other light materials.

This type of skip is most often used on industrial and commercial sites, especially for construction projects. You can also use it for a complete house renovation, but it isn’t the right choice for concrete, soil, and other heavy materials.

These larger sizes are called maxi skips, and you need to make sure that you have a place to store them. You can’t leave them on public streets.

Pricing FAQ's

How Much Does it Cost To Clear Waste?

– 300+vat for full load
– 250+vat for 3/4 load
– 185+vat for half load
– 100+vat for 1/4 load
– 75+vat for minimum call out
– car tyre £10+vat
– fridge 50+vat
– light bulb 5+vat
– paint per ltr £5
– mattresses £30

Are Hippo Bags Cheaper Than Skips?

This depends on how much waste you’re looking to dispose of. You can purchase Hippo bags for as cheap as £11.99, you’ll need to have a skip or Man & Van removal service to get rid of your waste. Skips start at £75 whereas Man & Van prices start at £64. For more information, please see our skip sizing chart or contact our dedicated support team for more accurate pricing information.

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How Do I Get Rid of Garden Waste Milton Keynes?

We provide garden waste removal services in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, and across the UK! Contact us today and have your garden waste removed from your home or business.

Can I Take a Van To The TIp Milton Keynes?

Any van weighing more than 3.5 tonnes (gross laden weight) can’t be used to go to the tip in Milton Keynes, please check your local government’s website for more information, however, this is typical across all tip’s in the UK.

How Much Soil Can a Lorry Carry?

Grab lorries can typically take around 16 tonnes (12 cubic metres). This depends on the size of the van that you require. For more specific information for your needs, feel free to contact our dedicated support team.

How Does Grab Hire (Man & Van) Work?

Man & Van/Grab Hire is a term used within the industry for services relating to a van being sent out to your address to pick up your waste. For smaller loads Man & Van services are the most cost-effective method of having your waste removed. Simply place your rubbish into Hippo bags, leave the bags in an area that is easily accessible for our team and we’ll take care of the rest.

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