What size of skip should I choose for my rubbish removal?

Posted on 21 March 2019 by Admin

When it comes to rubbish removal services, especially those as robust as the ones we offer at Hawk Rubbish Clearance, choosing the right size of skip is one of the most important steps you will make. The plus side of all this is that, no matter how big or small your project, you can most definitely find the right size skip for your needs. Here are the most commonly found skip sizes along with tips on which are the best for what project.

For the smallest projects, we recommend hiring tipper vans or cage vans. They come available with a wait and load option, making them the perfect, cost-effective option for any small DYI projects, rubbish removals, and more. Though cage vans are 12 yards in capacity, we accept half-loads, quarter loads, as well as minimum loads, which is the equivalent of 1-2 yards.


Midi skips

as the name suggests, are slightly larger than mini skips and are better suited for small to medium projects. They can also work for larger projects, provided you either order more of them or make multiple trips with one skips. This category usually covers 4 to 5-yard skips and are small enough to not require a skip permit when parked on your driveway.

Builder’s skips are a larger type of skip that’s best suited to construction sites, as the name suggests. They come in 6 and 8-yard variants and that means they can contain a substantial amount of waste. Aside from new builds, they are often used for refurbishment projects as well, as their size lends itself well to projects of that scale.


Maxi skips

are the largest traditional skip available in the industry. They can contain a large amount of waste, with capacities from 10 to 18 yards, and are most commonly used at commercial sites and more comprehensive house refurbishment projects. If you’re looking for a reliable skip for a large project, this is the best way to go about it.


Roll-on roll-off (RoRo) skips

are even larger than Maxi skips, with 20 to 40-yard capacities, making them the only truly viable choice for very large projects, such as bigger commercial sites, etc. These are mostly reserved for commercial clients, because domestic clients simply wouldn’t have a need for such a scope. They are so big that they take up a great amount of space and need to be delivered to the site using specialised lorries.