The Right Skip for the Right Waste
Choosing the right skip size is crucial if you want to get good value for money and make disposing of your waste easy. In some cases, a bigger skip might be the best option. However, a couple of smaller skips may be beneficial, especially if you want to segregate and recycle as much waste as possible.
When you are choosing your skip, you should always keep your site in mind. In particular, you need to know that the skip will fit on the site and the truck will be able to gain access.
Skip Dimensions UK
There are lots of different skip dimensions so you can be quite specific in what you order. Skip sizes are measured in yards. A good rule of thumb is that you can get a maximum of 10 bin bags per yard, so an 8 yard skip will take around 80 bin bags. Of course, this does depend on the waste type!
WasteSURE offers a wide range of waste skip sizes from 2 yard skips right through to 40 yard ROROs. We also offer skip bags and grab and load trucks as well as a comprehensive community clean up package for residents’ groups around Greater Manchester.
Holds: 15 – 20 bin bags
Suitable For: Domestic projects such as gardening
Sometimes called a ‘mini skip’, the 2-yard skip is useful for lots of smaller projects. However, finding a supplier may be difficult but with our network of providers, WasteSURE can find you one in no time at all.
Holds: 30 – 40 bin bags
Suitable For: Domestic projects such as a bathroom or kitchen refit
Sometimes called the ‘midi skip’, the 4-yard skip is useful for many types of project and is often chosen over a 2-yard skip just in case there is more waste than anticipated.
Holds: 50 – 60 bin bags
Suitable For: Domestic building projects such as extensions or conservatories
Also called ‘the builder’s skip’ this size is often chosen for handling building waste including rubble, concrete and soil. It may also be used for household waste.
Holds: 60 – 80 bin bags
Suitable For: Building, gardening and household waste in large quantities
This is the most popular skip size and it is used for all kinds of large domestic projects. You can use it for building materials including rubble, concrete and soil as well as clearing out household waste or garden waste.
Holds: 80 – 100 bin bags
Suitable For: Light or medium weight bulky waste
Ideal for bulky waste items such as wood, metal and plastics which are lighter than other building materials. This skip is often used for clearing large houses or gardens.
Holds: 100 – 120 bin bags
Suitable For: Large house and light, bulky waste
Also called the maxi skip, this skip is ideal for lighter wastes such as plastic and wood but cannot be used for heavy waste such as rubble or soil due to weight restrictions.
Holds: 120 – 140 bin bags
Suitable For: Office clearances and light, bulky waste
The most popular of the maxi skips, the 14-yard is often used for lots of light bulky waste such as cardboard, paper, plywood, plastics and light general mixed waste.
Holds: 140 – 160 bin bags
Suitable For: Shop refits and light, bulky waste
Though it is only slightly bigger than the 14-yard, it is ideal for dealing with a large quantity of light waste. This type of skip is great for a shop refit where large amounts of mixed waste will be produced.
Holds: 160 – 200 bin bags
Suitable For: Industrial waste including light construction waste and factory waste
20-Yard RORO or Roll-On Roll-Off skips are used for large volumes of light waste which might come from construction sites (building or demolition) or factories. The benefit is that ROROs are easy to access and quick to load.
Holds: 250 – 300 bin bags
Suitable For: Large quantities of bulky waste for example factory waste and light construction waste such as furnishings, light metals, cardboard and paper.
30-Yard RORO or Roll-On Roll-Off skips are ideal for larger quantities of waste from factories or constructions projects. If you are refitting a large building, for example, this skip size is ideal for old sofas and other furnishings
Holds: 350 – 400 bin bags
Suitable For: Large quantities of industrial waste including light construction waste and factory waste
40-Yard RORO or Roll-On Roll-Off skips offer economy of scale and are best for large scale projects. Light but bulky construction waste is often put into this size but large amounts of industrial waste such as cardboard, paper, plastics, wood and metal.