When hiring a skip online for a home or garden project, the cost of hiring that skip will always remain an important factor, whatever your circumstances.
As such, there are several things to consider before you make a skip booking, in order to get the best value for money and one of these is the size of skip you need.
To give an example, you wouldn’t hire a 12 yard skip to cover a small garden clearance project – you’d have far too much space leftover. Likewise, you wouldn’t go for the cheaper two yard skip for a building site clearance or large scale demolition project – you’d only have to hire more skips to cover the amount of waste produced and several smaller skips would prove to be more expensive than hiring one that’s the right size.
In saving money on skip hire, it’s important to be aware of what’s required for your project. Ask yourself, how much waste will there be and what size skip would be adequate to properly contain the rubbish.
Skip sizes explained
Here’s a handy guide to the skip sizes available and the amount of waste that would fit into our skips.
- 2 yard mini skip hire (1.53 cu m) takes approximately 40 black bags of waste. Suitable for low volume waste clearance (i.e back garden).
- 4 yard midi skip hire (3.06 cu m) takes around 80 black waste bags. Suitable for low volume waste clearance or a small house clearance.
- 6 yard builder skip hire (4.60 cu m). Takes approximately 120 black bags full of waste. Suitable for large home clearance or building site clearance.
- 8 yard skip hire (6.1 cu m) – takes approx. 160 black bags.
- 10 yard skip hire (7.65 cu m) approx. 200 black bags. Suitable for building site clearance, industrial premises or demolition sites.
- 12 yard skip hire (9.17 cu m) approx. 240 black bags. Suitable for building site clearance, industrial premises or demolition sites.
To see for yourself how big the skip sizes are in real life images, click on the relevant links above.
Remember to be realistic when estimating how much waste you want to dispose of and bear in mind that they must be level-loaded – anything above this means that they cannot legally be transported on the road.
For a more substantial collection, it might be worth considering a very large on-site container, so contact us for further information.
Skip hire made simple
Hopefully our guide to skip sizes will help you to decide on which size skip you need, but if you need more information about Rabbit skip hire, and it’s information you can’t find on our website, why not get in touch with a member of our friendly team?