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Choosing The Right Skip Size For Your Project

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Skip Sizes

Choosing the right skip is important, and at Dunmow Waste we want to ensure you hire the right skip size for your project. We can offer same day/next day delivery across the whole of Essex ranging from 2-16 yard skips and 20-40 yard RORO’s. We have put together an easy guide, with bin bag equivalents and measurements to help you choose the right skip.

2 Yard ‘Mini’ Skip

The smallest skip available for hire is our ‘2-yard mini skip’ this can hold 20-30 bin bags full of waste which is perfect for a small garden or DIY projects. We you can hire this skip for £99+ vat (price code dependent)

(Height: 3ft  – Length: 6ft – Width: 4ft )

4 Yard ‘Midi’ Skip

We offer a ‘4-yard midi skip’ which is an ideal size for kitchen and bathroom refits as well as garden clearances. A 4-yard skip holds 30-40 bin bags full of waste and can be placed on off-road gardens, public roads or home driveways.

(Height: 3ft – Length: 8ft 3 – Width: 5ft 3)

6 Yard ‘Small Builders’ Skip

Our ‘6-yard small builders skip’ holds heavier waste such as breeze block hardcore, brick rubble or loose soil and stone material. Our 6-yard skips are popular for medium-sized home projects as they hold 50-60 bags full of waste but also are frequently used on building sites. This is the largest size skip that the council allows to be placed on a public road.

(Height: 4ft – Length: 8ft 6 – Width: 5ft)

8 Yard ‘Large Builders’ Skip

For larger projects, our ‘8-yard large builders skip’ is one of the most popular sizes that we stock here at Dunmow Waste Management holding 60-80 bags full of waste perfect for domestic or commercial customers. Our 8 yard can be filled with heavier builders rubble and is an ideal size for larger house DIY projects.

(Height: 4ft – Length: 12ft – Width: 5ft 6)

12 Yard ‘Maxi’ Skip

Our ’12-yard maxi skip’ is ideal for larger jobs with bulky waste such as furniture, window frames, kitchen worktops or metals. These skips are very popular with shop fitters, manufacturing and construction sites holding roughly 100-120 bags full of waste or maximum 5 Tonne.

(Height: 6ft – Length: 12ft 2 – Width: 5ft 10)

14 Yard ‘Maxi’ Skip

Our large ’14-yard maxi skip’ is perfect for commercial projects where lots of bulky waste is to be removed. They hold around 120-140 bags full of waste or maximum 5 Tonne.

(Height: 6ft – Length: 14ft – Width: 6ft 5)

16 Yard ‘Maxi’ Skip

If you have lots of waste to remove, our ’16-yard maxi skip’ is the largest size we offer before using a Roll-On-Roll-Off skip. You can fill this bin with large amounts of construction waste such as wood, metal or plastic weighing a maximum of 5 tonnes, roughly 140-160 bags full of waste. 

(Height: 6ft 5 – Length: 13ft 8 – Width: 6ft)

20 Yard Roll-On-Roll-Off Skip

If you require a larger solution on how to dispose of your waste, our Roll-On-Roll-Off’s are often found on construction sites for large amount of waste, removing the need for lots of frequent smaller skip exchanges. They can be used for general mixed waste, brick rubble and aggregates. Our 20-yard RoRo is the smallest size we can offer, which can hold between 220-240 bags full of waste or up to 16 tonnes.

(Height: 4ft 3 – Length: 20ft – Width: 7ft 9)

40 Yard Roll-On-Roll-Off Skip

The largest size RORO we offer here at Dunmow Waste Management is a 40-yarder. This is the same length and width as our 20-yard but they are double in height making it suitable for big clearance, demolition jobs and all bulky waste.

(Height: 8ft 2 – Length: 20ft – Width: 7ft 9)

To book to ask for further information on any of our skips, please contact our friendly sales advisors today call, email or fill out an enquiry form on our website.

T: 01245 466 646

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