Size Guide


When you need to dispose waste from home, office or construction, a skip is definitely your best bet. With it, your garbage can be taken and transported to a proper location such as a landfill or another appropriate facility.

But as you identify your necessity for skips, it is also essential for you to recognise the load you are to clean up as well. You have to check and see if the stuff you are to get rid of are of a small or large amount. There are many different sizes and so you have to be able to make out which size is appropriate for you.

For those who plan to clear small gardens, house or apartments, a 2 yard skip is ideal for you. This can be particularly for students who are renting and are about to leave since the school year has ended or other similar reasons. With this, it means you only have minimal trash that you need to take care of. Its width is more than 4 feet, length is 5 feet plus and height is 3 feet.

A 4 yard skip, on the other hand, is a slightly larger version of the 2 yard skip. It is more than 5 feet wide and it is 7 feet long. This just implies more things can be placed in it, so for those with larger home and apartment properties, this can work for you.

A standard builder’s size skip is that of a 6Yrd one. It is 10×6 feet and is 3.7 feet in depth. Bigger counterparts include the 8Yrd, the 10Yrd, the 12Yrd, and lastly, the 14Yrd. Pick any of these if you have heavy loads ranging from furniture pieces and appliances. The broad ones are absolutely best for bulky items such as tall cabinets, sofas, beds, fridges and many more. The largest skip, the 14 yard, is fit for you if a major construction and/or renovation is ongoing in your home or office. It will no doubt accommodate the earlier mentioned elements plus concrete, soil, sand and dirt that are needed to be exported elsewhere.

Deciding on which size to get is critical. You cannot underestimate the magnitude of your rubbish. If you do so and you already hired a small skip, it can certainly cost you your time and money. Imagine, as the skip fills up and you still have materials left, you will then have to call for another skip and that just equates you to pay for that too. And if you have specified a time from your day to do this, then with this lapse, you will absolutely be behind schedule.

It would do you good to spend some money on a larger (even for a bit) skip because you are basically just giving you and your waste some space allowance. This will naturally avoid overfilling, which is illegal and harmful. Of course, safety is an important aspect, not only for yourself but for others as well. Be wise and opt for the size that will save you money and time in the long run.