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Woodford Recycling’s Guide to Skip Sizes

Are you about to start a project that will create a lot of mess? Then you need the right skip for the job! However, you need to make sure you get the right size skip for the scale of the project, otherwise you could potentially waste money on one that’s too large for the job and will remain half empty, and no one likes false economy.

Unless you’ve got experience in the world of skips and understand what a ‘midi skip’ and a ‘builder’s skip’ is, then you’ll need a bit of help choosing the one you need. In light of this, we’ve put together a simple guide to skip sizes, to ensure you end up with the right size skip for your waste removal.

4 yard mini skips (holds 30-40 bin bags)

The 4 yard skip, also known as the ‘mini skip’, is built to hold small amounts of waste, such as garden rubbish or that created from a household clear out.

6 yard midi skips (holds 50-60 bin bags)

Considered a medium sized skip, the 6 yard skip is more than adequate for disposing of heavy objects from DIY projects. It can also be referred to as the ‘midi skip’.

8 yard maxi skips (holds 60-80 bin bags)

The most widely used skip size, also known as the ‘builder’s skip’ is ideal for removing heavy waste from small scale construction jobs, such as office clearances.

12 yard skips (holds 100-120 bin bags)

Perfect for large scale refurbishment projects or any other bulky and awkwardly heavy waste that you need to get rid of. This skip is not allowed to be kept on the road due to its size, so make sure you have a driveway or front garden large enough to accommodate it.

16 yard skips (holds 140-160 bin bags)

One of our biggest skips, ideal for large scale clearances, construction waste and heavy materials, such as wood, metal and plastic, as well as many others.

So, whether it’s for domestic or commercial use, Woodford Recycling have the right sized skip to meet your requirements.  And to make your life easier, we can deliver the skip to your house and collect it when it’s full, no hassle, no fuss.

For more information about our skip hire services please get in touch with one of our friendly team here at Woodford Recycling. 


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