Skip Hire Size Guide

 

At Kollect we aim to create simple ways to have all waste collected and recycled globally. Sometimes, trying to estimate which size skip you’ll need is one of the trickiest parts of hiring a skip. The risk of ordering a skip too small is that you’ll need to hire a second skip. If you order one too large then you’ve spent more than you needed to on rubbish removal in the first place.

To help, we have put together this skip sizes guide so you have a much better idea as to what kind of skip you’ll need for your project, whether it’s a house clearance, an office clear out or a commercial job.

Skip Sizes

2.5 Yard Skip

For very small jobs we have the smallest skip in our range, the 2.5 yard skip, also known as the Mini Skip. This skip is suitable for very small garden, household clearances and D.I.Y projects. We estimate it holds the equivalent of up to 25 bin bags.

0.91m (W) x 1.21m (L) x 0.76m (H)
Please Note: Dimensions may vary.

4 Yard Skip
 

1.29m (W) x 1.83m (L) x 0.97m (H)
Please Note: Dimensions may vary.

This skip size is most useful for kitchen and bathroom refits as well as being convenient for garden cleanups. We recommend the 4 yard skip, aka the Midi Skip for all those in between jobs because it’s small, compact and holds the equivalent of up to 35 bin bags.

6 Yard Skip
 

This is our most popular skip and it’s the one you see in most driveways. They are small enough that they can be placed in most locations, but large enough to handle a sizable amount of waste. It holds the equivalent of up to 70 bin bags.

1.52m (W) x 2.59m (L) x 1.22m (H)
Please Note: Dimensions may vary.

8 Yard Skip
 

1.8m (W) x 3.6m (L) x 1.3m (H)
Please Note: Dimensions may vary.

Our 8 yard skip is a popular skip for building projects. It is ideal for very large garden landscaping projects as well as full property clearance projects for houses. It holds the equivalent of up to 100 bin bags.

12 Yard Skip

For larger jobs that will produce a considerable amount of waste we have the 12 yard, or “Big Daddy” of the skip family. These skips provide ample space for many different jobs, from commercial rubbish to industrial waste. It holds the equivalent of up to 120 bin bags.

1.9m (W) x 3.9m (L) x 1.9m (H)
Please Note: Dimensions may vary.

14 Yard Skip

1.78m (W) x 2.43m (L) x 3.35m (H)
Please Note: Dimensions may vary.

These extra large skips provide ample space for many different jobs, from commercial rubbish to industrial waste. It holds the equivalent of up to 150 bin bags.

Skip Bag

Skip bags are the latest addition to our range of skip hire services to make decluttering easier than ever. This convenient bag opens into a 2 cubic yard bag and is suitable for very small garden, household clearances and D.I.Y projects. It holds up to 20 bin bags.

1.06m (W) x 1.06m (L) x 1.21m (H)
Please Note: Dimensions may vary.

While we do our best to collect everything waste, the following items are prohibited and we cannot take them:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Clinical waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges / freezers
  • Gas bottles & cylinders
  • Liquids
  • Paint/paint tins
  • Plasterboard
  • Oil / petrol / diesel
  • Solvents
  • Toxic waste

Still have more questions? If you need any more help, why not request a call from one of our Skip experts to help figure out the perfect size skip for you?