A Detailed Guide on Skip Sizes in the U.K.

When it comes to hiring a Skip, the first thing to consider is which skip size best suits your requirement.  Be it small household gardening work or a vast construction site; you will find skips that serve all specific needs. All you have to do is pick the right one! Looking for skip hire in London, but not sure about which size is best for you? This simple guide with in-depth details about Skip dimensions, how many bing bags and wheelbarrows each Skip can accommodate, will help you pick the perfect size for your requirements.

Different sizes of Skips available in UK

2 YARD Mini Skip

The smallest size available in Mini skips is 2 Cubic Yards. These skips are ideal for smaller household projects like garden and lawn cleaning and DIY renovation. In Large construction projects, these skips can be used as secondary skips to store items such as plasterboard that cannot be thrown with other waste.

Volume – 1 cubic metres

Dimensions (H x L x W) –  0.76m x 1.2m x 0.91m

Approx Bin Bag Capacity – 20 bin bags

Approx wheelbarrow capacity – 09


4 Yard Mini Skip

The four-yard skip, often known as ‘Midi’ Skip, is the best solution to dispose of your domestic waste affordably and efficiently. It can ideally accommodate household waste from kitchen/ bathroom renovations or garden clearance projects. Want a Skip hire in London that can board relatively more waste and lends perfectly in your small parking space? The 4-yard skips by RMS will be perfect for you.

Volume– 3 cubic metres

Dimensions – 0.97m x 1.83m x 1.29m

Approx Bin Bag Capacity – 30-40

Approx wheelbarrow capacity – 18


6 Yard Skip

The 6 Yard skip, commonly known as builders Skip, is one of the most frequently hired skips in the UK. It is the ultimate solution for waste management in medium-sized areas including but not limited to bathroom, driveway and other home renovations. Apart from domestic use, these skips are also popular in construction projects.

Volume-4.5 cubic metres

Dimensions :– 1.22m x 2.6m x 1.52m

Approx Bin Bag Capacity – 50

Approx wheelbarrow capacity – 27


8 Yard Skip

The 8 Yard skip proves extremely useful in a wide range of commercial, industrial and domestic projects. It is ideal for heavy and bulky waste like rubble, concrete, soil etc. Domestically it is used in significant renovations where the entire house has to be cleared, and commercially, it is used at medium construction sites.

Volume – 6 cubic metres

Dimensions–  1.22m x 3.66m x 1.68m

Approx Bin Bag Capacity– 60

Approx wheelbarrow capacity -36


10 Yard Skip

The 10-yard skips are the tiniest variety of Maxi skips in the UK. Owing to their versatility, they are a  perfect choice for both large commercial projects and domestic application. These are very famous amongst DIY enthusiasts and builders.

Volume – 8 cubic metres

Dimensions– 1.5m x 3.74m x 1.78m

Approx Bin Bag Capacity – 100

12 Yard Skip

The jumbo 12-yard skip is perfect for projects with huge waste disposal, such as office and full house clearance or big commercial sites. These skips can easily contain heavy volume waste like wood, metal, plastics, etc. They have gained immense popularity amongst shopfitters and construction sites. Skip hire in London the industrial maxi 12 Yard Builder Skip by RMS Skip that will cater to all your commercial and domestic requirements.

Volume – 9.2 cubic metres

Dimensions – 1.68m x 3.7m x 1.78m

Approx Bin Bag Capacity – 100

17 Yard Mega Skips

Volume – 16 Yards

Dimensions – 2m x 4.3mx 1.75m

Approx Bin Bag Capacity – 140

The Mega 17 Yard roll-on/off Skips are typically used in commercial and industrial projects that generate a large amount of waste. They can accommodate various types of garbage and make large-scale waste management an easy and affordable task.


Thankyou for reading the article. We hope that this ultimate guide on Skip sizes provides you all the necessary details about the different sizes of Skips available in the UK and it helps you choose the best one that suits your needs.

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