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Skip Size Guide

Don't underestimate the size of the skip you'll need!

Work out how much waste you need to dispose before ordering skip hire services. Get a skip that's too small for your waste disposal needs, and you might need to unnecessarily hire another skip when the original skip is full.


Break down large waste items to maximise skip hire efficiency
You can obtain better value for money with skip hire if you can break down your skip's waste. For example, an old wardrobe from a house clearance will take a lot less space in a skip if it was dismantled and sawn in half across the tallest parts.

Skips are usually delivered by a lorry that's around 9ft wide, 22ft long and 18-tonnes.
Before hiring a skip, ensure suitable access is available to drop the skip to where you need it. If your driveway is too small for your skip, consider placing the skip on the road instead.

Don't have a driveway or private land to drop your skip?
You will need to put the skip on the public road. For this, you will need a council skip hire permit. The skip hire team at Blackburn Skip Hire can take care of skip hire permits for you for a small additional charge. Depending on your local council, this could take up to 5 working days. Call our skip hire help line on 01254 582825 for further information regarding skip hire permits.

What can I put in the Skip?

Skips are for general and inert waste only, no fridges, no TV's or monitors, hazardous waste which includes paints, solvents, liquids or asbestos. For a full list of things that cannot be put in a skip please contact us.



Mini Skip (2 Yard) - Smallest skip we offer...

The 2 Cubic Yard Mini Skip is often hired for small loads of household waste and garden waste.

Capacity Length Width Height
Imperial2 yd370 Inch48 Inch29 Inch
Metric1.52 m31780mm1220mm760mm

2yd Skip can dispose around 20 - 30 bin bags of waste.



Midi Skip (4 Yard) - Slightly larger than the mini skip...
The 4 Cubic Yard Midi Skip is often hired for standard kitchen refits, bathroom refits, small / medium loads of household waste and garden waste.

Capacity Length Width Height
Imperial4 yd396 Inch60 Inch34 Inch
Metric3.04 m32440mm1520mm860mm

4yd Skip can dispose around 30 - 40 bin bags of waste.

Maxi Builders Skip (8 Yard) - Standard Builders Skip...
The 8 Cubic Yard Skip is often hired for bulky inert waste such as soil, concrete and other builders waste, as well as larger loads of general household waste, such as house clearances. This is the largest skip for hire, for heavy inert waste.

Capacity Length Width Height
Imperial8 yd3124 Inch67 Inch48 Inch
Metric6.08 m33160mm1700mm1220mm

8yd Skip can dispose around 60 - 80 bin bags of waste.