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How much can you get in a mini skip?

How much can you get in a mini skip?

Before you hire a skip for a gardening project, house clearance or building work, you first need to assess the amount of waste that you’re likely to have. This way, you can be sure that you hire a big enough skip to take it all and not waste money on one that’s too big.

In this blog we look into how much waste you can get into a mini skip.

Skips for smaller projects

A mini skip is perfect for smaller projects, for example, if you are having a day tidying up your garden and will have lawn clippings, branches, weeds and leaves to dispose of.

We describe the capacity of our skips in cubic yards and by the approximate number of plastic waste bags that each can hold. In simple terms, the amount of waste that you can get into a 2-yard mini skip is up to 40 standard size (60L) black refuse bags full of rubbish. The next size up – the 4-yard skip – will take up to 80 standard size (60L) black refuse bags of rubbish and so on.

If you are uncertain as to whether the waste will be more or less than the amount stated, then it may be worth booking the next size up. This is because a skip must only ever be loaded so that the waste is level with the sides. Any more than this and the skip becomes illegal to transport on the road for safety reasons, therefore we may well be unable to collect it. And the last thing that you need is to have to partly unload a skip that you’ve just spent the day loading up.

Be realistic when estimating how much waste you want to dispose of, since hiring a second skip can be far more costly than hiring a larger size in the first place, not to mention the fact that having to hire another skip could well hold up your project.

Skip hire for projects of all sizes

Taking the time to assess the amount of waste you are likely to have will help you decide on the size of skip that you require.

At Rabbit Skip Hire, we have a large choice of skips to suit projects of all shapes and sizes. The six skip sizes we have available to hire range from the very smallest 2-yard mini skip, used by homeowners with a relatively small amount of waste, right through to the largest 12-yard skip, most often used by construction firms for large building projects.

The skips go up in size by two yards at a time and as they do, the amount of waste which can be placed in them doubles in size, so the difference is quite considerable.

Need more information on hiring a skip?

If you’re still unsure about whether a mini skip would be right for your needs, get in touch with the Rabbit Skip Hire team today for some useful help and advice. We’re always pleased to help our skip hire customers find the solution that’s right for them.

Rabbit Skip Hire is an established and expert supplier of skips for commercial and domestic projects of all sizes throughout East and West Sussex.

To find out more about Rabbit Skip Hire’s reliable and expert skip hire contact our expert and friendly team on 01903 762020, email or fill out our online skip hire contact form. You can also quickly and easily book your skip hire using our online booking system.

Rabbit Skip Hire is part of the Rabbit Group of companies, which includes Rabbit Demolition, Rabbit & Dowling Plant Hire and Rabbit Toilet Hire.