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If you’re ready to learn more about skip sizes so you can find out which options are right for you, read on. In this article, we’ll talk about a wide range of skip sizes to help you come to an informed decision. At Ward Bros, are here to help if you require access to mini skips, midi skips, or builders skips in Washington or Durham.

Ordering the right size of skip can help ensure you’re not paying for the capacity you don’t need. If you get a skip that’s too small for your requirements, you may need to order a second one. This can be much more expensive than simply ordering the right skip in the first place. There are also restrictions around larger skips, so it’s important to be aware of these to avoid fines and penalties.


How Big Are Skips [Infographic]


How are skips measured?

Skips are normally measured in cubic yards, although some people just say “yards” for short. One cubic metre is 3 feet high x 3 feet wide x 3 feet deep. The smallest skip you can normally hire today is a 2-yard mini skip.  They can be ideal for gardening projects and other small jobs. Expect a 2-yard skip to hold around 20 bin bags of waste.

3 and 4-yard skips

Skip Sizes in Washington

Our mini skips are 3 cubic yards and are ideal for home and garden DIY clear-ups. These can store around 30 bags of waste. The 4-yard midi skip is particularly suited to small refurbishment jobs and can hold around 40 bin bags. Many people hire this skip size when they are refurbishing small kitchens or bathrooms.

The 6-yard midi skip

The most popular skip size today is arguably the 6-yard midi+ skip. If you are looking for a typical builders’ skip, this may be the right option for your needs. This option is ideal for renovations of medium kitchens and large bathrooms. It can hold up to 60 bin bags and is the skip you’ll most commonly see on people’s driveways. 

8-yard skips

The second most popular skip is the 8-yard builders’ or maxi skip. This tends to be perfect for people disposing of heavy waste materials like rubble, soil, and concrete. An 8-yard maxi skip is a great match for home refurbishment projects but is also used by retailers carrying out refits and office clear-outs. This skip has the capacity to hold up to 80 bin bags.

The biggest skip for residential use

If you need a bigger skip than the ones we’ve already discussed, an 18-yard maxi skip could be the solution. This skip can hold up to 180 bin bags and can be used for big house clearances involving larger items. One drawback of this skip is that it can’t be used to store bricks and soil as the lorry won’t be able to cope with the weight. You can’t normally leave this kind of skip on the road, which means it’s only likely to be a suitable option if you have a driveway or garden to place it on.

Why choose us?

Skip Sizes

If you need to order midi skips, mini skips or builders’ skips in Durham or Washington, we can help. We can help you find suitable skips for DIY jobs, house clearances, small household removals, and many other projects. There are many things you need to consider when seeking out skip hire services in the North East. The company must deliver and collect your skip when they say they will, and it’s important to choose a team that you can trust. At Ward Bros, we have an excellent reputation when it comes to Washington and Durham skip hire.

Affordable skip hire in Durham and Washington

We are able to offer some of the most competitive prices for Durham and Washington skip hire. Our rates are very affordable; however, we never compromise on the quality of the service we deliver. We operate throughout Co. Durham and the surrounding areas, always going the extra mile to deliver the exceptional service you’re seeking. You don’t need to pay for more than you need due to the wide range of options on offer.

Find the perfect skip for your needs

Don’t worry if you’re not sure what kind of skip you require. Our experienced team can discuss your needs with you and help you find the perfect solution for your project. We are able to provide skips for projects of all kinds and sizes. As well as catering for domestic customers, we also work with commercial clients. Many well-known organisations have been using our long and short-term hire services for several years.

Responsible waste management services

Ward Bros also have a great reputation when it comes to waste management. Once we have removed waste from your home or business premises, we can take full responsibility for it. We can be counted on to collect, process, and dispose of it safely. We always aim to recycle as much as we possibly can to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. Always complying with the Government’s waste hierarchy procedures, we can help you dispose of your waste safely and legally in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Order your skip today

Let us help you win the battle against waste. Whether you need expert advice on waste management or choosing the perfect skip for your requirements, our friendly team is here to help. You can get in touch with us today by giving us a call on 0191 666 0167, sending an email to us here or by completing the short form on our website. You can also request a callback via the site. We will respond as quickly as we possibly can. 

Paying for your skip hire services in Durham or Washington couldn’t be easier too. We accept various payment methods, including Visa and MasterCard. Why not get the wheels in motion and order your skip today if you’re seeking a better way of removing waste from your home or business premises?

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