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Skip sizes

Deciding on which skip size to order can be difficult. Large skips work out cheaper but only if you fill them up. But order one that’s too big and you’ll end up paying for thin air. Equally, there’s nothing worse than having a skip that’s too small so you end up having to order another. The following skip size guide explains the different skip sizes available, the sorts of projects each is best suited to, and certain restrictions that apply with larger skip sizes.

Skips sizes are measured in cubic yards

Cubic Yard

Skip sizes are referred to by their volume in terms of cubic yards. A cubic yard is 1 yard (3 foot) high x 1 yard wide x 1 yard deep and is roughly the size of two washing machines or dishwashers, a domestic fridge freezer, or a large upholstered armchair. For the more metric of you, one cubic yard is equivalent to ¾ of a cubic metre (91cm x91cm x 91cm).

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Skipandbin skip hire sizes guide

Small

4

Yards


Low price but prepare to be slightly underwhelmed by its size! Designed for smaller DIY & garden jobs.


Wheelie bins

8

Bin bags

30-40

Volume   4 yd3 / 3 m3

Height   3ft / 1.0m

Length   6ft / 1.8m

Width   4ft / 1.3m

Medium

6

Yards


Nation’s favourite and a great all-rounder. The skip you most often see in residential streets.


Wheelie bins

12

Bin bags

50-60

Volume   6 yd3 / 4½ m3

Height   4ft / 1.2m

Length   8½ft / 2.6m

Width   5ft / 1.5m

Large

8

Yards


Our second most popular skip and a regular with the building trade. Perfect for slightly larger projects.


Wheelie bins

16

Bin bags

70-80

Volume   8 yd3 / 6 m3

Height   4ft / 1.2m

Length   12ft / 3.7m

Width   5½ft / 1.7m

X-Large

12

Yards


The Big Daddy of skip hire. Suitable for large amounts of bulky, lighter waste like house & garage clearances.


Wheelie bins

24

Bin bags

100-120

Volume   12 yd3 / 9 m3

Height   5½ft / 1.7m

Length   12ft / 3.7m

Width   6ft / 1.8m

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