Business Waste

Skip sizes

Skip sizes vary from a 2 yard to 12 yard skip that are available to hire with Business Waste, wherever your company is located across the UK. Find everything from a 2 yard skip that’s great for small scale commercial clearances, to a bigger 12 yard skip ideal for shop fittings and removing large construction materials.

See the full dimensions of all the skips available, to work out which one is best for your business. For more detailed information about how to select the right size skip, obtain permits, and answers to other important questions – read our skip hire UK guide.

Collection Frequency:
One-off, daily, weekly, fortnightly, or ad hoc collection
Up to 110 bags of waste
Waste Type:
  • Cardboard Waste
  • Confidential Waste
  • Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)
  • Garden Waste
  • General Waste
  • Glass Waste
  • Oil Waste
  • Plastic Waste

Skip sizes 

2 yard skip dimensions

Also known as a mini skip, these are the smallest skip sizes in the UK. 2 yard skip dimensions are – 1.52m x 1.22m x 0.91m (LxWxH) or 5ft x 4ft x 3ft. They can hold 20 to 25 bags of waste.

4 yard skip dimensions

Sometimes referred to as a midi skip, the dimensions of a 4 yard skip are – 2.13m x 1.52m x 0.91m (LxWxH) or 7ft x 5ft x 3ft. A 4 yard skip can store between 25 and 35 bags of waste.

6 yard skip dimensions

For small builders’ skips, 6 yard skip sizes are – 2.29m x 1.52m x 1.07m (LxWxH) or 10ft x 5ft x 4ft. They can hold anywhere from 40 to 55 bags of waste.

8 yard skip dimensions

With large builders’ skips, the 8 yard skip dimensions are – 3.66m x 1.83m x 1.37m (LxWxH) or 12ft x 6ft x 4.5ft. An 8 yard skip can store between 60 and 75 bags of waste.

12 yard skip dimensions

Maxi skips are the largest skip sizes we offer, before moving up to roll-on roll-offs. 12 yard skip dimensions are – 3.96m x 1.83m x 1.98m (LxWxH) or 13ft x 6ft x 6.ft. You can store 90 to 110 bags of waste in a 12 yard skip.

Why use 
a skip?

Skips are a great solution for a wide range of waste types – commonly used for construction waste, bulky items, and metals. They’re ideal when you need to get rid of more, larger, or heavier rubbish than even the biggest wheelie bins can accommodate. It also means you normally need fewer, less frequent collections.

If outdoor space is limited or you’re only dealing with a small project then you could consider an alternative such as skip bags or HIPPOBAGs.

Make sure you have space to store a skip outside, close to the area where any waste you want to throw in it is being removed. While skips can store a variety of waste types, they’re not suitable for some kinds of hazardous waste. There’s more information about using a skip in our hire guide.

Read our skip hire guide

Arrange skip 

Found the skip size that suits your commercial waste needs? Get a free quote to see how much collection will cost. This will vary depending on the size and number of skips you need, what type of waste you’re filling it with and where your business is located within the UK.

Get a free quote for any skip size

Complete the form below, contact us online or call 0800 211 8390 for a free quote today. You can arrange delivery of one or more of the same or different skip sizes in the UK to suit your needs. One of our expert team members can answer any questions you may have Our friendly team can answer any questions you may have to ensure your skip delivery and collection runs smoothly.

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for your business waste

All waste types
  • All waste types
  • Cardboard Waste
  • Clinical Waste
  • Confidential Waste
  • Dry Mixed Recycling (DMR)
  • Food Waste
  • Garden Waste
  • General Waste
  • Glass Waste
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Liquid Waste
  • Oil Waste
  • Paper Waste
  • Plastic Waste
  • Sanitary Waste
  • WEEE Waste
  • 1100 litre wheelie bins

    The 1100 litre bin is the largest wheelie bin available to store up to 18 bags of waste.

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    The standard size wheelie bin you have at home that holds three to four bags of waste.

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  • 360 litre wheelie bins

    This is the largest two-wheel bin available to store five or six waste bags.

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  • 660 litre wheelie bins

    A four-wheel bin suitable for larger volumes of general waste and dry mixed recycling.

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  • Anatomical waste bags

    Red clinical waste bags for organs, body parts, materials contaminated with bodily fluids.

  • Balers

    Static balers compress recyclable waste into solid bales to save space.

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  • Clinical infectious waste bags

    Orange clinical waste bags are for materials contaminated with infectious waste.

  • Clinical waste bags

    Clinical waste bags to store medical waste safely before collection and disposal.

  • Clinical Waste Bins

    Clinical waste bins are suitable containers to store all sorts of medical waste safely.

  • Commercial Bin Sizes

    Read our helpful guide to commercial bin sizes, dimensions, and measurements

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  • Commercial waste bags

    Commercial waste bags are ideal for various waste types when you can’t use a bin.

  • Compactors

    Choose from mobile and static compactors for general waste or recyclable rubbish.

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  • Confidential Waste Bags and Bins

    Confidential waste bags provide a secure and flexible way to store sensitive documents before disposal.

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  • Cytotoxic and cytostatic waste bags

    Purple waste bags for waste contaminated with cytotoxic and cytostatic medicines.

  • Dental (amalgam) waste bins

    White clinical waste bins for dental waste including unwanted and excess amalgam.

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  • Front end loaders

    Large static containers ideal for businesses generating high volumes of waste.

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  • Highly infectious hazardous waste bags

    Yellow clinical waste bags for waste contaminated with infectious bodily fluids.

  • IBC containers

    Store high volumes of liquid waste including chemicals, solvents, and hazardous waste.

  • Large Commercial Waste Bins

    A large bin offers a cost-effective way to store and dispose of commercial waste.

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  • Non-infectious clinical waste bags

    Yellow and black waste bags for non-infectious and non-hazardous waste.

  • Office Bins

    Different types of general waste and recycling bins for offices in various sizes.

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  • Rear end loaders

    A big commercial waste skip in sizes that can hold up to 160 bags of waste.

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  • Roll on roll offs

    One of the largest containers for business waste that can store up to 440 bags of waste.

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  • Sanitary waste bins

    Safely store feminine hygiene products and other sanitary waste with various bin sizes.

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  • Sharps bins

    Use sharps bins with different coloured lids for needles, syringes, scalpels, and knives.

  • Skip sizes

    Sizes vary from 2 to 12-yard skips that can easily store various waste types and amounts.

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  • Small wheelie bins

    Small two-wheel bins for businesses producing low volumes of waste or with limited space.

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  • Waste drums

    Drums and barrels are ideal to safely store liquid, oil, and hazardous waste for collection.

  • Wheelie Bins

    Explore a range of two and four-wheel bins for many waste types.

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