Skip sizes are measured in cubic yards. One cubic yard (91cm x 91cm x 91cm) is roughly the size of two washing machines or one white domestic fridge freezer. Here is an approximate guide to how many bin bags you could fit in them, and the type of project each skip size is commonly used for.
8 yard large builders' skip
The 8 yard skip is the biggest skip available for heavy waste such as concrete, soil and rubble. Common uses include residential building projects, garden landscaping projects, etc. Please let us know if the bin is to be filled with heavy waste so we know to send out a larger lorry to collect.
(60-80 bin bags)
12 yard maxi skip
Maxi skips are used for bulky refurbishment works or large house clearances. They cannot be used for heavy waste as the skip lorry would not be able to legally carry it. Because of its larger dimensions, most councils will not allow it to be put on the road, so you will need to make room for it in your garden or driveway.
(100-120 bin bags)
The above are guidelines only. Skips must only be filled to level with the top of the skip. Skips that are overloaded will incur additional fees. Our drivers reserve the right to refuse to pick up skips which are dangerously overloaded and a wasted journey fee may be incurred.
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