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Skip size guide

Size matters! Skip hire to suit all needs. Simply clearing out your garage or demolishing a building.

FIRST-TIME SKIP HIRE?

Here’s what you need to know about hiring a skip:

We offer same-day delivery on all skips. However, if your skip is going on the road, we may need to wait until your council has issued a permit, which can take three working days or more.

Every hire is different – we need to think about skip size, mileage, where your skip will go and if you need a permit for it. Call us now on 020 7476 3050 to get the best price for your needs.

See our chart for a general guide. Better still, phone us on 020 7476 3050 with your needs and we’ll make sure you get the right size skip for your project. Skips fill up quickly, so we might suggest you get a slightly larger skip. In the end, hiring one large skip will be better value than hiring two smaller ones.

The contents of your skip must not come above the edge. This ‘level loading’ makes loads safe and legal to transport.

You can use your skip to dispose of:

  • Baths, basins, sinks and toilets
  • Bricks, concrete and rubble (in smaller skips only)
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste and non-contaminated soil (in smaller skips only)
  • Metals
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Wood

Please don’t put any of these in your skip – by law, you must dispose of them separately:

  • Aerosols and gas canisters
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Contaminated soil
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Oils
  • Paints and solvents (including leftover paint in tins)
  • TV and computer screens and electronic equipment
  • Tyres

We can arrange separate collection for these items if you wish. Or contact your local council to find out how to dispose of these items safely and legally. Call us for advice on 020 7476 3050.

On private land:
You need to place your skip where it is easy for our lorry to load and unload. If the site is up a narrow lane or steep hill and you think access may be a problem, please tell us when you hire the skip.

When full, your skip may be very heavy – a regular skip filled with soil can weigh up to 10 tonnes – and could damage your driveway or garden when it is lifted. You may prefer to put it on the road, see below.

On the road:
If you have a council permit, you can site the skip on the road outside your property. You might not be able to do this if your property is on a busy or narrow street. In this case, it may be better for you to use our wait and load service.

If your skip will fit in your front garden or driveway, you don’t need a permit. But if it is going on the road, you do need a permit from your local council. We can arrange this for you. They will charge a small fee which we include in the price of your hire. Different councils set different time limits on permits – either 7, 14 or 28 days.

We normally hire skips for 14 days, but we can usually extend this if you need longer and if we have enough skips available. If you extend your hire, you may also need to extend your council permit.

OUR 4 YARD, SMALL SKIP IS IDEAL FOR:

  • kitchen and bathroom refits
  • small household projects
  • clearing rubbish from garage
  • garden clearance
  • finishing off a larger job

A single 4 yard skip is ideal for most small projects and multiple 4 yard skips can be used for larger jobs where access is difficult.

YOU CAN PUT MOST KINDS OF WASTE IN A 4 YARD SKIP, INCLUDING:

  • soil/inert material
  • hardcore
  • mixed construction waste
  • household waste

4 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 3.05 cubic metres / 4 cubic yards
Approx Bin bags: 30 – 40
Height: 0.972 m / 3ft
Length: 1.83 m / 5.9 ft
Width: 1.29 m / 4.33 ft

6 YARD SMALL BUILDER’S SKIPS ARE IDEAL FOR:

  • medium sized household projects
  • removing bricks and soil from site

6 yard skips provide an excellent solution for small to medium clearance jobs, small enough to fit in most spaces, and strong enough to carry heavy waste.

6 YARD SKIPS ARE SUITABLE FOR MOST KINDS OF WASTE INCLUDING:

  • soil/inert material
  • hardcore
  • mixed construction waste
  • household waste

DROP-DOOR 6 YARD SKIPS

For removing garden hardcore, soil and building waste we recommend using one of our specialist drop-door 6 yard skips which allow easy wheelbarrow access.

CRANE-TESTED 6 YARD SKIPS

To comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) our 6-yard Crane Tested skips have special reinforced handles especially designed so the skip can be moved safely by a crane. Crane-tested skips are ideal for use on large demolition and building projects.

6 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 4.58 cubic metres / 6 cubic yards
Approx Bin bags: 50 – 60
Height: 1.22 m / 4ft
Length: 2.6 m / 8.5 ft
Width: 1.52 m / 5ft

OUR MOST POPULAR 8 YARD LARGE BUILDER’S SKIPS ARE IDEAL FOR:

  • larger household projects
  • removing bricks and soil from site

8 Yard Skips are sturdy and reliable, strong enough to take on the toughest jobs, and large enough to tackle bulky and large volumes of waste material.

YOU CAN PUT MOST KINDS OF WASTE IN AN 8 YARD SKIP, INCLUDING:

  • soil/inert material
  • hardcore and rubble
  • mixed construction waste
  • household waste

DROP-DOOR 8 YARD SKIPS

Drop-door skips offer walk-in wheelbarrow access and are ideal for removing garden hardcore, soil and building waste.

CRANE-TESTED 8 YARD SKIPS

Our 8-yard crane tested skips have special handles which mean they can be moved safely with a crane, and fully comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). Crane-tested skips are ideal for use on large building and demolition sites.

8 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 6.11 cubic metres / 8 cubic yards
Approx Bin bags: 60 – 80
Height: 1.22m / 4ft
Length: 3.66m / 11ft
Width: 1.68m / 5.5ft

OUR STANDARD LARGE SKIPS ARE IDEAL FOR:

  • large house clearance
  • removing bulky items
  • mixed construction waste

10 yard skips are excellent for the removal of large bulky waste such as plasterboard, old doors, wooden beams etc.

Please note: 10 Yard Skips are unsuitable for heavy materials such as soil, inert materials and hardcore. It is better to transport heavy materials using several smaller skips such as an 8 yard skip or a 6 yard skip. Call us for advice on the best way to remove heavy materials from your site.

SPECIALIST, ENCLOSED 10 YARD SKIPS

Our specialist, enclosed 10 Yard Skips have the same features and benefits as out Standard 10 Yard Skips but are additionally suitable for:

  • transporting asbestos
  • preventing theft of valuable recyclable materials
  • managing dust and waste
  • keeping people away from dangerous materials, to meet your legal requirements for Duty of Care

10 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 10 yards / 7.64 cubic metres
Approx Bin bags: 80 – 90
Height: 1.5m / 4.9ft
Length: 3.74m / 12ft
Width: 1.78m / 5.8ft

THESE STANDARD, LARGE SKIPS ARE IDEAL FOR:

  • large house clearance
  • removing bulky items
  • mixed construction waste

12 yard skips are excellent for removing large, light bulky items such as plasterboard, fence-panels and furniture (although we recommend old furniture be disposed of by re-use).

Please note: 12 Yard Skips are unsuitable for heavy materials such as soil, inert materials and hardcore. It is better to transport heavy materials using several smaller skips such as an 8 yard skip or a 6 yard skip. Call us for advice on the best way to remove heavy materials from your site.

ENCLOSED 12 YARD SKIPS

Our specialist, enclosed 12 Yard Skips have the same features and benefits as out Standard 12 Yard Skips but are additionally suitable for:

  • transporting asbestos
  • preventing theft of valuable recyclable materials
  • managing dust and waste
  • keeping people away from dangerous materials, to meet your legal requirements for Duty of Care

12 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 9.17 cubic metres / 12 cubic yards
Approx Bin bags: 100 – 120
Height: 1.5m / 4.9ft
Length: 3.74m / 12ft
Width: 1.78m / 5.8ft

A 14 YARD EXTRA-LARGE SKIP IS IDEAL FOR:

  • removing large amounts of light, bulky waste
  • paper or cardboard
  • furniture
  • packaging
  • shop refurbishing jobs with a lot of wood, plastic and metal to remove

14 yard skips are excellent for large volumes of lightweight and oversized waste materials.

Please note: 14 Yard Skips are unsuitable for heavy materials such as soil, inert materials and hardcore. It is better to transport heavy materials using several smaller skips such as an or a 6 yard skip. Call us for advice on the best way to remove heavy materials from your site.

ENCLOSED 14 YARD SKIPS

Our specialist, enclosed 14 Yard Skips have the same features and benefits as out Standard 14 Yard Skips but are additionally suitable for:

  • transporting asbestos
  • preventing theft of valuable recyclable materials
  • managing dust and waste
  • keeping people away from dangerous materials, to meet your legal requirements for Duty of Care

14 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 10 cubic metres / 14 cubic feet
Approx Bin bags: 100 – 120
Height: 1.78 m / 5.8ft
Length: 3.7 m / 12ft
Width: 1.75 m / 5.7ft

16 YARD, EXTRA-LARGE SKIPS ARE IDEAL FOR:

  • removing large amounts of light, bulky waste
  • paper or cardboard
  • furniture
  • packaging
  • shop refurbishing jobs with a lot of wood, plastic and metal to remove

16 yard skips are our largest maxi-skips they are excellent solutions where easy access and a large area of space is available. Ideally suited for large quantieis of light bulky waste materials 16 yard skips can be more cost effective than using multiple small skips to remove similar waste.

Please note: 16 Yard Skips are unsuitable for heavy materials such as soil, inert materials and hardcore. It is better to transport heavy materials using several smaller skips such as an or a 6 yard skip. Call us for advice on the best way to remove heavy materials from your site.

16 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 12 cubic metres
Approx Bin bags: 110 – 130
Height: 2m / 6.5ft
Length: 4.3m / 14ft
Width: 1.75m / 5.7ft

16 YARD, EXTRA-LARGE SKIPS ARE IDEAL FOR:

  • removing large amounts of light, bulky waste
  • paper or cardboard
  • furniture
  • packaging
  • shop refurbishing jobs with a lot of wood, plastic and metal to remove

16 yard skips are our largest maxi-skips they are excellent solutions where easy access and a large area of space is available. Ideally suited for large quantieis of light bulky waste materials 16 yard skips can be more cost effective than using multiple small skips to remove similar waste.

Please note: 16 Yard Skips are unsuitable for heavy materials such as soil, inert materials and hardcore. It is better to transport heavy materials using several smaller skips such as an or a 6 yard skip. Call us for advice on the best way to remove heavy materials from your site.

16 YARD SKIP SIZE AND DIMENSIONS:

Volume: 12 cubic metres
Approx Bin bags: 110 – 130
Height: 2m / 6.5ft
Length: 4.3m / 14ft
Width: 1.75m / 5.7ft

SPECIALIST SKIP HIRE

GB Waste Management offers a range of specialist skips for hire, including:

Enclosed skips – for security and peace of mind
Crane-tested skips – to comply with LOLER (1998) regulations on site
Drop-door skips – for easy loading at ground level
Compactor skips – a permanent solution to save time and money on collection

ENCLOSED SKIP HIRE

Lockable, enclosed skips offer security and peace of mind by:

Preventing theft of valuable scrap
Suppressing dust
Stopping lighter materials from blowing away
Keep people away from dangerous waste, to meet your legal requirements for Duty of Care

Our enclosed skips, with easy-to-use hatches and locks, are available in 10, 12 and 14 yard sizes. Enclosed skips are suitable for moving asbestos as part of hazardous waste management – call us for more details.

DROP-DOOR SKIP HIRE

Drop-door skips offer walk-in wheelbarrow access and are ideal for removing garden hardcore, soil and building waste. Our drop door skips are available in 6 and 8 yard sizes. They are not suitable for use with glass or hazardous waste

CRANE-TESTED SKIP HIRE

Crane tested skips have special handles which mean they can be moved safely with a crane, to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). They are ideal for use on large building and demolition sites. Our crane-tested skips are available in 6 and 8 yard sizes.

COMPACTOR SKIP HIRE

Compactor skips reduce large volumes of waste, saving you time and money on collection. Compactors are usually hired for permanent use, for example Mile End Hospital has a compactor emptied twice a week which is full of black bag waste. We usually draw up a contract as compactors are purpose-built for each site. Compactors can be supplied with either chain-lift or roll-on roll-off mechanism. To minimise disruption, all compactor empties happen on turn around, for example, however long it takes from site to the closest of our waste transfer stations. This is rarely longer than an hour. Call GB Waste Management now on 020 7476 3050 for all your specialist skip hire needs.