Skip sizing and helpful information
K and S Walker hires a range of different sized skips: 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 yard skips, suited to varying purposes. The smaller skips are more suited to small building projects or domestic garden clearances, whilst our bigger skips are better for building sites or commercial property clearances.
4 yard skip: Ideal for use on smaller building jobs and waste clearances. Holds 40 black bags. 6 yard skip: The most popular size we hire, holds about 70 black bags, can be ordered with a drop down door for easy loading when using a wheelbarrow for shifting earth & concrete. Great for all your general building work and for domestic use.
8 yard skip: The most poplar builders skip, the largest size skip for heavy materials i.e. earth and concrete. Great for house clearance and all general building work. Holds about 110 black bags.
10 yard skip: Suitable for light bulky waste only, ideal for house clearance and larger building jobs. Not to be used when filling with concrete or earth. Holds about 140 black bags.
12 yard skip: Suitable for light bulky waste only, ideal for house clearance and larger building jobs. Not to be used when filling with concrete or earth. Holds about 160 black bags.
Skip size comparison
If you have any problems with your skip at all, always contact us.
Because skip hire involves heavy haulage, it is not always possible to give you an exact time for delivery. We are very flexible and will always try our best to fit in with your plans.
Skips must be level loaded and NOT overloaded. Not only can this prove a problem in picking up the skip, it would pose a hazard to motorists and pedestrians, and so it is highly illegal. The correct way of loading is for the waste inside not to exceed the top of the walls of the skip, particularly if the waste is predominately brick and rubble. For health and safety reasons, we reserve the right to “level” the waste on picking up the skip or leave the skip for your attention if it is deemed unsuitable for transit.
We do not accept the following: computer monitors, televisions, full paint cans, aerosols, gas canisters, tyres, fridges or freezers, asbestos or any hazardous material See terms of hire for more information.
In NO circumstances should a fire be started in a skip.
The skip must not be moved from the position on site agreed by the customer and the driver.
Please ensure that the agreed position for the skip is clear of any obstruction.
The maximum size skip for heavy material i.e. Earth, concrete, hardcore is 8 cubic yards. The maximum weight we can legally lift and carry on the public highway is 12 tons per skip.