8 yard skip guide
8-yard skip: What is a 8-yard 'large builders' skip size, and what can they hold? We've put together an easy to read guide just for you!
- What does a 8 yard skip size hold?
- Skip sizes
- The 8 yards skip size
- What is prohibited in a 8-yard skip?
- 8-yard skip hire cost
- Alternatives to hiring a 8-yard skip
1. What does a 8-yard skip size hold?
8 yarders hold the equivalent of 60-80 bin bags, around 16 wheelie bins worth of waste or approximately 8 tonnes. However, weight capacity can depend on the type of materials you have and how you fit them into the skip. An 8 yard is best suited to large renovation jobs and/ or garden landscaping. This is also the largest size you can get for messy waste like rubble, soil and concrete.
2. Skip Sizes
Skips come in 2 Yards, 4 Yards, 6 Yards, 8 Yards and 12 Yards sizes. For a more detailed look, read our skip size guide for a handy comparison of all the skips we offer. Below shows skip dimensions and what they can hold.
|Skip size||Dimensions||Bin bags equivalent||Best for|
|4 Yards Skip 'Midi'||H: 1m, L: 1.8m, W 1.3m||30-40 bin bags||Bikes, small fridges, TV's, sofas and chairs|
|6 Yards Skip 'Small Builders'||H: 1.2m, L: 2.6m, W 1.5m||40-55 bin bags||Kitchen, bathroom, home renovations.|
|8 Yards Skip 'Builders'||H: 1.2m, L: 3.7m, W 1.7m||70-80 bin bags||Clearing an entire house or major renovation work|
|H: 1.7m, L: 3.7m, W 1.8m||100-120 bin bags||Very large projects and, general construction waste|
3. The 8 yards skip size
The height of a 8 yard skip is 1.2 metres, the length 3.7 metres and 1.7 metres wide. 8-yard skips are an ideal size for major renovation jobs or clearing an entire house, for example.
4. What is prohibited from a 8 yard skip?
Below is a list of items prohibited by skip of all sizes. If you would like more information about how to dispose of any of the specific items below, please click on their individual waste disposal guide. For a more in-depth look into what can and cannot be disposed of in a skip, take a look at our ultimate skip hire guide. Complete with information about why they are not permitted and other options for disposal.
5. What is the hire cost?
The average hire cost of an 8 yarder depends on the following factors:
- Location - where you are within the UK
- Type of waste - is it messy and bulky or lightweight
- Council permits - they vary depending on your region
Table of average hire costs incl VAT for 8-yard skips UK
|price includes VAT|
6. Alternatives to hiring a skip
Hiring a skip is likely to cost 50% - 150% more than using a man & van waste contractor to remove the waste instead. Luckily, there's lots of other options.
- Use a Hippobag. Then pay a local man & van rubbish clearance company to collect and empty it. If you are looking for a Hippo bag and would like to see what Hippo bag discount codes are available out there, see our complete guide hippo bag collection.
- Depending on the size and weight of your waste, you could take a trip to your local tip. Be aware that some tips charge to dispose of DIY type waste (though the law around this is changing!)
- Use a man & van waste removal company. Make sure they are fully licensed by the Environment Agency before paying them.
Recent bulky waste collections
See some examples below of large loads of bulky waste that happened via the LoveJunk waste removal marketplace.