Skip Sizes Guide

  • Easily find out what size skip you need to hire
  • Discover what you can fit in a skip
  • Your skip size questions answered

Skip Sizes Guide

  • Easily find out what size skip you need to hire
  • Discover what you can fit in a skip
  • Your skip size questions answered

What Size Skip Do You Need

Selecting the right skip size is a crucial first step when you're planning a rubbish removal project. Whether you're decluttering your home, renovating a property, or clearing out an overgrown garden, the size of the skip you hire can make all the difference.

Opt for one too small, and you'll find yourself in a logistical nightmare, needing additional collections. Go too big, and you're wasting money on unused space. So, how do you strike the perfect balance?

Let's delve into the various skip sizes available, their capacities, and the types of projects they're best suited for. Trust us, it's not as complicated as it sounds!

What Size Skip Do You Need

Selecting the right skip size is a crucial first step when you're planning a rubbish removal project. Whether you're decluttering your home, renovating a property, or clearing out an overgrown garden, the size of the skip you hire can make all the difference.

Opt for one too small, and you'll find yourself in a logistical nightmare, needing additional collections. Go too big, and you're wasting money on unused space. So, how do you strike the perfect balance?

Let's delve into the various skip sizes available, their capacities, and the types of projects they're best suited for. Trust us, it's not as complicated as it sounds!

A yellow 6 yard skip with a man emptying waste into it

6 Yard Skip

A 6 yard skip is the workhorse of many waste removal projects, offering a blend of capacity and convenience.

Often referred to as a "builder's skip," it's the go-to choice for large DIY projects, disposing of junk in multiple rooms, and even larger garden clear-outs. Yet, it's compact enough to fit comfortably in most driveways or small spaces. So, if you're tackling a project that's too big for for a HIPPOSKIP at 4.5 yards, a 6 yard skip could be your ideal match.

How much waste can a 6 yard skip hold?

  • 54 wheelbarrows of soil (3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow)
  • 70-90 black bin bags
  • Small hatchback = 4 trips to a HWRC
  • Large SUV = 2 trips to a HWRC

Dimensions: 317cm (L) x 182cm (W) x 99cm (H)

6 Yard Skip

A 6 yard skip is the workhorse of many waste removal projects, offering a blend of capacity and convenience.
A yellow 6 yard skip with a man emptying waste into it

Often referred to as a "builder's skip," it's the go-to choice for large DIY projects, disposing of junk in multiple rooms, and even larger garden clear-outs. Yet, it's compact enough to fit comfortably in most driveways or small spaces. So, if you're tackling a project that's too big for for a HIPPOSKIP at 4.5 yards, a 6 yard skip could be your ideal match.

How much waste can a 6 yard skip hold?

  • 54 wheelbarrows of soil (3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow)
  • 70-90 black bin bags
  • Small hatchback = 4 trips to a HWRC
  • Large SUV = 2 trips to a HWRC

Dimensions: 317cm (L) x 182cm (W) x 99cm (H)

A yellow 8 yard skip with a man emptying waste into it

8 Yard Skip

An 8 yard skip is the epitome of versatility when it comes to waste removal.

Commonly known as a "Maxi Skip", this size is a popular choice for large domestic and commercial projects. Whether you're undertaking a full home renovation, office clear-out, or a sizeable landscaping project, this skip can handle it.

The 8 yard skip is designed to fit most standard driveways, making it accessible for a wide range of users.

If you're in need of a reliable, roomy option that offers a manageable footprint, look no further than the 8 yard skip.

What can you fit in a 8 yard skip?

  • 72 wheelbarrows of soil (3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow)
  • 90-120 black bin bags
  • Small hatchback = 5.5 trips to a HWRC
  • Large SUV = 3 trips to a HWRC

Dimensions: 353cm (L) x 182cm (W) x 122cm (H)

8 Yard Skip

An 8 yard skip is the epitome of versatility when it comes to waste removal.
A yellow 8 yard skip with a man emptying waste into it

Commonly known as a "Maxi Skip", this size is a popular choice for large domestic and commercial projects. Whether you're undertaking a full home renovation, office clear-out, or a sizeable landscaping project, this skip can handle it.

The 8 yard skip is designed to fit most standard driveways, making it accessible for a wide range of users.

If you're in need of a reliable, roomy option that offers a manageable footprint, look no further than the 8 yard skip.

What can you fit in a 8 yard skip?

  • 72 wheelbarrows of soil (3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow)
  • 90-120 black bin bags
  • Small hatchback = 5.5 trips to a HWRC
  • Large SUV = 3 trips to a HWRC

Dimensions: 353cm (L) x 182cm (W) x 122cm (H)

A yellow 12 yard skip with a man emptying waste into it

12 Yard Skip

The 12 yard skip is the heavyweight champion for large-scale waste removal tasks.

Often dubbed the "Mega Skip," it's the go-to option for substantial projects like full house clearances, large office renovations, or significant house renovations.

With a generous capacity this skip is a real time-saver, allowing you to dispose of a large volume of waste in one go. However, it's worth noting due to its size, a 12 yard skip may not fit in smaller spaces or on standard driveways.

If you're embarking on a project that demands serious waste management, the 12 yard skip stands ready to meet the challenge.

What can you fit in a 12 yard skip?

  • 108 wheelbarrows of soil (3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow)
  • 140-180 black bin bags
  • Small hatchback = 8 trips to a HWRC
  • Large SUV = 4.5 trips to a HWRC

Dimensions: 364cm (L) x 182cm (W) x 168cm (H)

12 Yard Skip

The 12 yard skip is the heavyweight champion for large-scale waste removal tasks.
A yellow 12 yard skip with a man emptying waste into it

Often dubbed the "Mega Skip," it's the go-to option for substantial projects like full house clearances, large office renovations, or significant house renovations.

With a generous capacity this skip is a real time-saver, allowing you to dispose of a large volume of waste in one go. However, it's worth noting due to its size, a 12 yard skip may not fit in smaller spaces or on standard driveways.

If you're embarking on a project that demands serious waste management, the 12 yard skip stands ready to meet the challenge.

What can you fit in a 12 yard skip?

  • 108 wheelbarrows of soil (3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow)
  • 140-180 black bin bags
  • Small hatchback = 8 trips to a HWRC
  • Large SUV = 4.5 trips to a HWRC

Dimensions: 364cm (L) x 182cm (W) x 168cm (H)

Skip Sizes FAQ

 

What is a popular skip size?

Our small skip, the 6 yard skip, is the most popular skip customers hire due to it's convenient size and capacity.

What size is a builder's skip?

A builder's skip is typically a 6 yard skip, a small skip here at HIPPO, convenient for most construction and home renovation projects.

Will a skip fit on my driveway?

Most skips, such as the 6 yard and 8 yard skip sizes, are designed to fit on standard driveways, but it's best to measure your space to be sure.

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