What Size Skip Do I Need ?

Many people struggle to visualize "what size skip" they need ?

The image at the top of this page shows the 4 most common sizes of skip with a domestic dustbin next to each one so you can visualise the relative sizes and what is likely to fit in each one.

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How Much Can I fit in The Skip ?

If you still can't picture what size you need the table below gives the overall dimensions of each size, as well as the estimated number of domestic bin bags that is likely to fit into each one.

 

One important consideration when selecting the larger sizes for your project is the end height which in effect is the height that you will need to lift your waste to put in.  For 3 yard to 8 yard skips, we can if required usually supply skips with a drop down doors to assist with loading heavier materials.

Skip Dimensions

 

Skip

Size

Drop

Door ?

Black

Bags

 

Length

 

Width

 

Height

End Height

(door closed)

2 Yard

No

24

1.90m (6ft 3in)

1.4 (4ft 7in)

1.0m (3ft 3in)

1.0m (3ft 3in)

3 Yard

No

36

2.35 (7ft 9in)

1.4 (4ft 7in)

1.10m (3ft 8in)

1.1m (3ft 8in)

4 Yard

Yes

48

2.6m (8ft 6in)

1.7m (5ft 7in)

1.10m (3ft 8in)

1.1m (3ft 8in)

6 Yard

Yes

72

3.2 (10ft 6in)

1.90m (6ft 3in)

1.10m (3ft 8in)

1.1m (3ft 8in)

8 Yard

Yes

96

3.8 (12ft 6in)

1.90m (6ft 3in)

1.25m (4ft 1in)

1.1m (3ft 8in)

10 Yard

No

120

3.6 (11ft 10in)

1.90m (6ft 3in)

1.50m (4ft 11in)

1.10m (3ft 8in)

12 Yard

No

144

3.8 (12ft 6in)

1.90m (6ft 3in)

1.85m (6ft 1in)

1.45m (3ft 6in)

14 Yard

No

168

4.1m (13ft 5in)

1.90m (6ft 3in)

2.0m (6ft 7in)

1.60m (5ft 3in)

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call us on 01223 235 951 to talk to one of our sales team. 

Alternatively if you would like to go ahead and book a skip or some materials online you can visit our Order a Skip Online Service 24 hours x 7 days of the week.