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Choosing the right-sized skip is essential. A skip that’s too small can result in unwanted waste being leftover, which means you may need to order another. Whilst a skip that is too big can be completely inefficient in terms of money and physical space. Skips can range from 2 cubic yards all the way to 14 cubic yards. Read on to find out what the perfect sized skip you’ll need for your projects.

2 yard skip

A 2 yard skip is the smallest skip in our range. Known as a mini skip, it is ideal for smaller domestic jobs such as garden work, garage clearances or DIY projects. This skip can accommodate around 20 bin bags of waste.

4 yard skip

A 4 yard skip, which is sometimes called a midi skip, is another great choice for domestic projects. Difficult projects such as kitchen and bathroom refits and garden clearances can be made simple with a skip of this size. You can easily get medium-sized objects in a 4 yard skip, including even small sofas and chairs.

6 yard skip

Also known as a builders skip, a 6 yard skip is one of the most popular skips in the UK. With plenty of room to accommodate up to 60 bin bags of bulky waste, it’s ideal for projects on construction sites as well as for domestic jobs such as kitchen and bathroom renovations. A 6 yard skip is undoubtedly one of the most versatile skips in our range.

8 yard skip

Our 8 yard skip can hold as many as 80 bin bags of waste, depending on what you’re throwing away. These skips are best suited to lightweight waste such as cardboard rather than heavy loads like soil or rubble. We recommend using these skips for lightweight waste as a skip of this size will be too heavy to be lifted once full. This is rarely an issue for domestic projects but could be a concern for commercial or industrial jobs.

12 yard skip

A 12 yard skip can hold around 120 bin bags of rubbish or large quantities of light bulky waste. This could include plastics, packaging waste like cardboard, and furniture. This makes skips of this size very popular amongst shop fitters, as well as on construction and manufacturing sites.

14 yard skip

A 14 yard skip, sometimes referred to as a maxi skip due to its large size, look like a typical skip but are actually much bigger and higher. Rarely used in domestic settings, they’re ideal for getting rid of large quantities of commercial waste. Our 14 yard skip is the largest in our range.

Book skip hire in Essex today

If you require skip hire in Essex, get in touch with our friendly team today. You can reach us by calling 01268 649053 or emailing book@redsskiphire.co.uk. We can answer all your questions about our local skip hire service and advise you on what size skip is best suited to your needs.

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