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30th April, 2020

Information about the different types and sizes of skips to hire

Need help choosing the right skip for your construction project? Here you'll learn about skips of different sizes, from mini skip hire to larger skips. Read on.

Skip hire is the perfect solution if you have large volumes of waste that you need to remove from your site. But, with so much choice available, it can be hard to know which skip is best suited to your needs and budget. If you’ve found yourself searching for "skip hire in London", or another UK location, but you’ve been confused by the choice available, then help is at hand.

Which Size Skip is Right for My Project?

4-Yard Skip Hire

Equivalent in bin bags: 30-40

Maximum loading weight: 4 tons

This small skip hire solution is most popular with DIY enthusiasts and residential clients, but it is also ordered by commercial customers looking for a cost-effective solution.

Due to its small size, it’s easy to fit a 4-yard skip on a driveway or in front of a house, but the skip is still large enough to hold plenty of rubbish. That’s why a general waste 4-yard skip hire is a popular solution for home renovation projects. Specialised skips, such as a garden waste 4-yard skip, can also accommodate waste from projects such as landscaping a garden.

6-Yard Skip Hire

Equivalent in bin bags: 50-60

Maximum loading weight: 6 tons

6-yard skip hire is popular with both domestic and commercial customers. The medium size of the skip means that it can hold a large amount of waste, so it’s ideal if you’re clearing a house or getting rid of bulky waste from your site.

8-Yard Skip Hire

Equivalent in bin bags: 60-80

Maximum loading weight: 8 tons

Commercial customers often enquire about our 8-yard skip hire solutions. Due to its large size, an 8-yard skip is the ideal solution if you’re building a large extension, or renovating a large house. It’s a cost-effective way of clearing large volumes of waste from your site and means that you can fit all of your waste in the same skip, so there’s no need for multiple trips.

10-Yard Skip Hire

Equivalent in bin bags: 80-100

Maximum loading weight: 10 tons

If you’re working on a large building or construction site, then 10-yard skip hire may be the best solution to your needs. Commercial sites often employ these skips for shop-fitting, small-scale renovations, and general cleanups.

12-Yard Skip Hire

Equivalent in bin bags: 100-120

Maximum loading weight: 12 tons

A 12-yard general waste skip is a larger container often used in construction projects. It’s versatile and can handle various tasks, including disposing of construction waste, accommodating renovations, demolition debris, and commercial construction.

Do You Offer Roll On Roll Off Skips?

If you’re a construction manager who needs to dispose of a high volume of waste caused by demolition and construction projects, then consider a 20-yard roll on roll off skip or a 40-yard roll on roll off skip.

These skips require wider access and space on a site, but they can hold much more waste than a traditional skip can. Whether you have a major construction contract or are undertaking a large refit that will produce a high volume of waste throughout, a roll on roll off skip is perfect.

Skip Hire from YardLink

If you’ve found yourself Googling ‘6 yard skip hire near me’ but don’t know where to begin, then you’re in luck. At YardLink, we have a great range of skips available in a fantastic range of sizes. So, no matter whether you’re searching for mini skip hire or something that’s ideal for a large construction site, we have a skip available to suit your needs. Plus, we can even deliver your skip on the same or the next day.

If you’d like accurate skip hire prices for London or somewhere further afield, please call us and speak to a friendly member of the team. We’d love to help you.


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