Skips come in different forms and sizes, so there’s bound to be one that fits your needs. However, with so many options, it’s easy to make the wrong choice. Skips in the UK range in size from 2 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards and are used to dispose of various sorts and quantities of rubbish.
With our quick and simple skip sizes guide, you’ll be able to select the right skip size for your needs. Most of the Rubbish removal companies have this service.
Skips are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from little to very huge. If you have enough rubbish to fill the larger skip sizes, you will get a better deal.
One cubic yard is 3 feet high, 3 feet wide, and 3 feet deep (91cm x 91cm x 91cm) and roughly equals ten garbage bags or two large kitchen appliances in size.
Because of its vast range of applications for all forms of garbage, the 6- yard and 8-yard building skips are the most common skips in the UK.
Different Skip Sizes In UK
- 2 Yard Skip
- 4 Yard Skip
- 6 Yard Skip
- 8 Yard Skip
- 10 Yard Skip
- 12 Yard Skip
- 16 Yard Skip
- 20 Yard Skip
- 40 Yard Skip
2 Yard Skip
The 2-yard skip is the smallest and most affordable skip on the market in the United Kingdom. These small skips, sometimes known as mini skips, can carry around 20 trash bags of waste.
Modest household waste disposal jobs, such as garden clearances and small DIY projects, are ideal for the ‘mini’ 2-yard skips.
5ft (Length) x 4ft (Width) x 3ft (Height)
20-30 bin bags of waste.
4 Yard Skip
With the capacity to store the equivalent of 40 trash bags of waste, 4-yard skips, also known as mini skips, are a popular alternative for domestic waste disposal.
A ‘4 yarder’ is usually a good choice for small domestic renovations, such as small kitchen and bathroom renovations, as well as larger garden clearing.
7ft (Length) x 5ft (Width) x 3ft (Height)
40 bin bags of waste.
6 Yard Skip
Small builders’ skips are another name for 6-yard skips. They are ideal for minor construction projects, as their name implies, as they can carry the equivalent of 60 trash bags of rubbish. Heavy waste such as soil, rubble, and bricks can be filled entirely in this 6-yard skip.
10ft (Length) x 5ft (Width) x 4ft (Height)
60 bin bags of waste.
8 Yard Skip
Because of their versatility, 8-yard skips are the most popular skip in the United Kingdom. While it is known as builders skip, it has numerous additional applications. Builders rubbish, domestic clearing, industrial waste, and commercial waste management all benefited from an 8-yard skip.
11ft (Length) x 7ft (Width) x 5ft (Height)
80 bin bags of waste.
10 Yard Skip
The 10-yard skip is more suited to commercial garbage disposal than to domestic waste removal projects. Due to skip permit limits imposed by our local council, it is almost always impossible to place a 10-yard skip on a public roadway.
A ten-yard skip is ideal for clearing out factories and offices, as well as in house clearance.
12ft (Length) x 6ft (Width) x 6ft (Height)
100 bin bags of waste.
12 Yard Skip
The 12-yard skip is more suitable for commercial rubbish disposal than for household waste removal. You won’t be able to put a 12-yard skip on a public road due to skipping permit restrictions enforced by our local government.
A 12-yard skip, like a 10-yard skip, is great for clearing out factories and offices, as well as industrial settings.
13ft (Length) x 7ft (Width) x 6ft (Height)
120 bin bags of waste.
16 Yard Skip
With the capacity to carry up to 160 rubbish bags of rubbish, 16-yard skips are the largest of the standard yellow skips.
The 16-yard maxi skips are perfect for getting rid of big volumes of light, heavy debris like chairs, plastic, or boxes. Because of their high sidewalls and big volume, these skips are ideal for commercial remodelling, manufacturing, and building projects.
14ft (Length) x 6ft (Width) x 7ft (Height)
160 bin bags of waste.
20 Yard Skip
The largest form of skip available in the UK is the roll on roll off skip, which starts at 20 cubic yards and can contain up to 220 rubbish bags of rubbish. With adequate space to carry vast quantities of building trash, debris, lumber, iron, debris, and garden waste, 20-yard skips are a popular choice in the construction industry. Note that 20-yard skips seem to be the same length and width as 40-yard skips.
20ft (Length) x 8ft (Width) x 4.5ft (Height)
220 bin bags of waste.
40 Yard Skip
The largest type of skip available for hire in the UK is a 40-yard roll on roll off skip. These huge containers are perfect for companies and public works projects that generate a lot of rubbish.
Because fewer pickups minimize transportation costs and greenhouse gas emissions, RORO skips are a wonderful way to save money on garbage disposal. Long-term waste management options for enterprises that produce huge amounts of waste are best served by 40-yard containers.
Note that a waste compactor unit is suitable with 40-yard roll on roll off skips and also compactor can help businesses save money on waste disposal.
20ft (Length) x 8ft (Width) x 8.5ft (Height)
440 bin bags of waste.
Before hiring a skip, you should know what kind of waste and how much waste you are going to remove. If you calculated that, the finding of correct sized skips become so easy.