How to book an 8 yard skip
Builders and DIYers frequently book 8 yard skips so booking early is always recommended. To make sure you have the size of skip you require, get in contact with us to arrange delivery. You can call or complete our online form today to book a skip at the best prices available.
How large is an 8 yard skip?
The 8 yard skip is commonly known as the traditional builders skip. It can be loaded with the equivalent of 60 to 80 bin bags of waste – this is approximately a Transit van-load of rubbish. It’s the ideal size for any general renovation work in the home such as a complete bathroom upgrade. For house clearances or complete office moves, this is the size to book. The sides on an 8 yard skip are over 1.2 meters high so loading requires effort to get heavier material up and into the skip.
|12 cubic yards||80-100 bin bags||12′ 2″||5′ 10″||5′ 6″|
|9.2 cubic metres||80-100 bin bags||3.7 m||1.78 m||1.68 m|
What can I load into an 8 yard skip?
Most of the material you want to get rid of from DIY projects and garden clearances can go into an 8 yard skip. There are a few things that cannot be loaded, however, and they must not be placed inside any size of skip. These materials include:
- Freezers or fridges
- Paint and paint tins
- Electrical items
- Any hazardous waste
Booking conditions when hiring a skip
You can have the skip for up to 14 days for the same rate. Sometimes it can be arranged for you to have it for longer, but this has to be discussed beforehand.
The fee for the skip hire includes delivery and collection. Delivery is carried out between 7 am and 5 pm on weekdays.
I don’t have a drive, can I hire a skip?
All skips, including an 8 yard skip, should be placed on private property such as a driveway or garden with easy access. Not everyone has somewhere suitable so you can have a skip placed onto the public highway but only with a permit. Skip permits are arranged by the local council and it is your responsibility to apply for one in a timely manner. The permit cost isn’t included in the skip hire fee.