A guide to skip hire sizes


If you’re looking for skip hire in Leyland, how do you know which skip size to choose?

Chain lift skips are available in a wide range of sizes and Wigan Skips provide something suitable for every application – whether it be a domestic or commercial project.

If you’re unsure which sized skip you need for your project in Leyland, let Wigan Skips guide and advise you. Their friendly team of experts are always on hand to help and will be more than willing to share their expertise.

Here’s a guide to help you choose the right domestic skip:

2-cubic yard mini skip

The 2-cubic yard mini skip is the smallest domestic skip Wigan Skips supply and is recommended for smaller clear out projects. The compact size of the mini skip makes it perfect for off-road environments – and even fits on the smallest of driveways.

Perfect for small DIY projects, the 2-cubic yard mini skips are ideal for storing:

  • kitchen cabinets
  • chairs
  • garden waste
  • soil
  • gravel

4-cubic yard midi skip

For home renovation projects or garage clear outs, skip hire Leyland is ideal. The 4-cubic yard midi skips tend to be the preferred skip size, offering twice as much space as the 2-cubic yard skip.

The low-level sides make the skip easier to load, preventing the need for you to lift heavy or bulky materials over the side of the skip.

The 4-cubic yard skips can fit:

  • bikes
  • a small sofa
  • front doors
  • garden waste
  • rubble

8-cubic yard maxi skip

Wigan Skips supply the 8-cubic yard maxi skips which are the largest skips, designed to store heavy materials such as hardcore. The maxi skip is one of the most popular sizes, offering suitability for bulky materials that are difficult to store and transport.

Inside the 8-cubic yard skip, you’ll have ample space for:

  • 8 tonnes of soil/stone
  • garden waste
  • commercial waste
  • 100-120 bin bags

12-cubic yard open skip

One of the larger domestic skips Wigan Skips provide is the 12-cubic yard open skip. It’s often used for commercial projects but can come in useful for domestic projects that generate a considerable amount of waste.

The 12-cubic yard skip can fit:

  • light materials
  • 8 tonnes of soil
  • commercial waste
  • 150-180 bin bags

16-cubic yard open skip

Wigan Skips provide the 16-cubic yard open skips – ideal for storing bulky materials produced from commercial clearances and large scale projects.

The 16-cubic yard skips, provided for skip hire in Leyland, are often found on industrial and commercial sites, where light, bulky materials are produced. They can also be used for home renovation projects.

To put the size of the larger open skips into perspective, they can fit:

  • light materials
  • 48 wheelie bins
  • 8 sofas
  • 140-160 bin bags

For more information about Wigan Skips’ fleet or to discuss your skip hire Leyland requirements in further detail, call 01942 597 358 today.