skip size guide

Our comprehensive coverage and network allows us to offer all sizes of skips in every location throughout the country and as such we always aim to deliver the skip you want, when you want it.

Below is a summary of the most common sizes we offer.  Though everyone can imagine what a skip looks like, the size of a skip is generally described in terms of its approximate capacity and the industry generally still refers to this in imperial (yards) as opposed to metric (metres). Of course this means that depending on the actual manufacturer, skips of the same ‘capacity’ can actually be different shapes which can lead to confusion.

Therefore please bear in mind that the dimensions shown below together with the approximation of black household bin bags the skips can hold are given purely as a guide and as such are subject to variation!

On the very rare occasion the size you require is not provided in a certain area, we will always offer you the very best available alternative.

MINI and MIDI SKIPS

These are small chain-lift skips suitable for small volumes of both light and heavy waste types.

Cubic Capacity Length Width Height No. of Black Bags
2 yard skip 1.5 m 1.0 m 0.8 m approx 20
4 yard skip 1.8 m 1.2 m 1.0 m approx 40

BUILDERS SKIPS

These are standard chain-lift skips suitable for reasonable volumes of both light and heavy waste types.

Cubic Capacity Length Width Height No. of Black Bags
6 yard skip 2.6 m 1.5 m 1.2 m approx 60
8 yard skip 3.2 m 1.7 m 1.2 m approx 80

BULK SKIPS

These are larger chain-lift skips suitable for reasonable volumes of light and bulky waste types ONLY, no heavy waste types such as soil, brick, rubble or stone is permitted.

Cubic Capacity Length Width Height No. of Black Bags
12 yard skip 3.7 m 1.7 m 1.7 m approx 120
14 yard skip 4.1 m 1.7 m 1.8 m approx 140
16 yard skip 4.3 m 1.7 m 2.0 m approx 160

ROLL-ON-OFF BINS

These are very large hook lift bins suitable for reasonable volumes of light and bulky waste types ONLY, no heavy waste types such as soil, brick, rubble or stone is permitted.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE TRANSPORT AND TONNAGE METHOD OF PAYMENT, ROLL-ON-OFF BINS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR DOMESTIC USE AND AS SUCH ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO TRADE CUSTOMERS ONLY.

Cubic Capacity Length Width Height No. of Black Bags
20 yard roll-on-off 6.0 m 2.2 m 1.6 m approx 200
40 yard roll-on-off 6.0 m 2.2 m 2.7 m approx 400

No frills, no gimmicks, just straight forward skip hire from a local depot.  If you are on your mobile simply tap the instant quote button and you can call and speak to our Operations Department directly.  Alternatively if you’re calling from a landline dial freephone 0800 061 2790.  

If your query is less urgent tap the online quote button and you will be taken to a simple form.  During our weekday office hours (8am to 5.45pm) we aim to respond within the hour.  Outside of these hours we will respond promptly on the morning of the following working day.