What Size Skip Do I Need?

In need of a Skip? Do you know the size? 

One of the biggest problems that people face when hiring a skip is getting the size all wrong. The main cause of this problem is failing to ask yourself what size of skip you want. That is why it is very important that before you hire a skip you know the size of skip that is right for you so that you can avoid some problems. Keep it in mind that of you hire a smaller skip you have to hire a skip twice and of you hire one that is bigger that what you need, you will end up paying more skip hire charges. Another disadvantage of hiring a smaller skip is that you might end up overfilling the skip and the collection might be refused due to safety issues. So why not escape all this trouble by making an educated estimate about the waste material you want disposed of. Thereafter, you will be able to know the right size of skip you need depending on the estimate you have made. In this article, you will be guided in the skip sizes that are suitable for your needs.

Different Types of Skips 

There are so many types of skips and that is why you have to know the one that is right for you. Some of them include:

The mini skip-this is the smallest skip just like the name sounds and it is also the cheapest. It is a 2 yard skip that is meant to dispose only a small amount of waste which can either be builder’s household or even garden waste. In details, the mini skip holds up to 20 to 30 bin bags which is almost the size of a sofa. If you want to dispose of a little amount of waste, then the mini skip is the most cost-effective choice for you. In most cases, it is efficient for disposal jobs especially at domestic households. An advantage of mini skips is that they are very easy to drive since they are small in size and this makes them safer to use in different environments. However, before you hire a mini skip, make sure that you have estimated the amount of waste to be disposed.

Small/Midi Skip – This is the next skip in size. It is 4 yard skip and it has the ability to hold up to 30 to 40 bin bags (equal to 4 sofas). It is made in a way that it is suitable for do-it-yourself projects or small house clearance. It can load more items than the mini skip and still occupies lesser room compared to the large builders’ skip. Therefore, it is possible for you to park it on the street easily. These types of skips are more expensive compared to the mini skips but cheaper than the large skips. If your waste can fit into a small skip, then it is the right option for you.

6 yarder Builder skip – One of the most-hired skips. It is large enough in a way that it is suitable for a large number of medium sized disposal projects. For domestic purposes, it is mostly used to dispose waste from gardens, renovation projects or lofts. It can fit 50 to 60 bin bags.

8 yarder builder skip – One of the largest skips that is allowed to operate in public areas. Mostly, it is hired for domestic purposes mostly after a major renovation work such as tearing down a big part of a house. It can also be used in industrial and commercial areas too. It can hold up to 60 to 80 bin bags. It is a little expensive but if your waste material is estimated to fit into it, it is best you hire a 8 yarder.

12 yarder maxi skip – This type of skip is rarely used for domestic purposes and it can’t be used in public areas. It can hold up to 100 t0 120 bin bags. It is mostly suitable for commercial use since it can fit large amounts of plastic, metals or packaging waste. However, it cannot be used to dispose of heavy materials such as concrete or rubble.

Make sure you choose the skip that suits your needs so that you can get the job done in a cost-effective price.