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8 yard large skip hire size guidance

An 8 yard skip is great for clearing out a whole house or for use during major renovation work. It is the most popular skip size in the UK and is used all sort of commercial, industrial and domestic uses. Large skip hire is ideal for bulky waste but it is also the biggest size skip that you can fill with heavy waste such as builders’ rubble, soil or concrete.

Ideal for large residential refurbishments

6 Yard Skip Size


Volume   8 yd3 / 6 m3 Height   4ft / 1.2m Length   12ft / 3.7m Width   5½ft / 1.7m

Large skip hire can often work out the best value if you have a lot of waste as most skip companies use these skips as the workhorse of their fleet. An 8 yard skip holds approximately 60-80 bin bags.Check out our skip size guide for a handy comparison of all the skips we offer.

We have a great list of the items you can and cannot put in a skip, so it’s worth checking it out once you’ve decided which skip size is right for you. The volume guide we’ve used is not a strict rule, but should hopefully give you a better idea of what can fit in the skip. The sofas will obviously need to be broken up, but their volume means around 4 of them would fit well.

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