How Big Is A Builder’s Skip?

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How Many Yards Is A Builders Skip

The most popular skip size for builders creating small-medium amounts of waste includes the 6 or 12 yard skip. For smaller home construction projects and garden clearances, you may benefit from hiring a 4 yard mini skip to contain smaller materials like garden waste. On the 6 yard builders skip, we can also include drop doors, meaning you can walk up the skip with a load of waste to easily drop into the skip. Not only does this feature speed up your work, but it also enhances safety by not having to lug large amounts of waste into the skip with difficulty.

If you are creating large amounts of commercial waste from building, then you will benefit from hiring a skip of 20 yards up to our huge 40 cubic yard roll on roll off skip. These large skips are ideal for bulky waste at construction sites and shop refurbishments, where various, high volumes of waste will need to be removed and stored. 

What Size Is A Builders Skip For Small And Large Projects

The 6 yard skip can hold approximately 65 black bin bags of waste, which makes it perfect for small but heavy loads of aggregates; including rubble, soil, and hard-core. This container includes a height of 1.22 metres, with a width of 1.52 metres. 

Our 20 yard skip has a height of 1.3 metres, with a width of 2.4 metres; giving you that extra space for bigger waste removal projects.

The heavy duty 35 cubic yard skip is ideal for large volumes of commercial waste, holding upto 400 black bin bags. This container has a height of 2.1 metres, length of 6.1 metres and width of 2.4 metres.

Finally, the largest maxi skip of 40 cubic yards handles industrial waste such as wood, metals and plastic. They can hold approximately 440 bin black bags, with a height of 2.51 metres, length of 6.1 metres, and width of 2.4 metres.

The Benefits Of Having A Skip At Your Building Project

Skips come with a range of benefits for your construction projects. They create an efficient workplace, whilst limiting the risk of dangers with waste scattered everywhere. You will also be able to store waste effectively ready for a quick removal, cutting waste costs with multiple trips to transport waste to rubbish and recycling facilities.

Waste management companies, such as Bailey’s Skip Hire, not only provide skips for hire but are also able to collect and recycle the waste. Our team has a 97% recycling rate and pride ourselves on diverting waste from landfill for our clients. As a business, it is important that you are working with sustainability at the forefront and saving raw materials from being overused. Particularly in construction, there are many waste materials that we are able to recycle.

If you are a builder or construction company looking for skips for your next project, get in touch with us today and we will be happy to find the perfect skip for your needs. We even offer our customers same day drop off and collection for quick projects. You can email us at at to ask any questions regarding our skip and recycling services across Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.



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