Choosing the right skip for the job can mean the difference between easy rubbish removal and having to deal with unnecessary costs. While you want to make sure there’s always some extra space to work with, you also don’t want to pay extra for space you’re not going to use.
A mini skip will do just fine for most DIY projects and regular cleaning around the house. So, how much does it cost to hire a mini skip in the UK?
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Mini Skip?
Our smallest skip is 2 yards long which you can hire for around £100 depending on your area. These can be loaded with approximately 6.5 wheelie bins of waste.
There’s also a 3-yard-long mini skip available for hire at around £200 in some areas but these are much less common (and typically a little more expensive). In cases where a 2-yard skip is too small, it’s usually better to upgrade to the more common midi skip which is 4-6 yards long.
How Small Is A Mini Skip?
Mini skips are pretty small, especially when compared to large 6 and 8-yard skips, but they’re big enough for most decorating, gardening, and general cleaning home projects.
Depending on the kind of rubbish and the size of your bags, you’ll be able to load anywhere from 10-20 bags on the 2-yard mini skip and 20-30 bags on the 3-yard skip.
How Much Does A Mini Skip Hold?
Our mini skip is ideal for small households, as well as domestic and DIY jobs. For larger household jobs and building projects, you might want to look into our 4, 6, or 8-yard skip options, respectively.
Here’s a quick guide to help you make the right choice:
● Mini skips (2 to 3-yards long): These are designed to hold relatively small amounts of household waste. They’re perfect for small home renovations and can easily fit into your property.
● Midi skips (4 to 6-yards long): These are better used for larger projects where considerable amounts of waste are produced—think multiple-room renovations, major refits, and large-garden cleanings.
● Maxi skip (8-yards long): This skip is often used by professionals for large commercial and industrial projects. They’re usually too big for the average household.
Most people tend to underestimate how much waste their project will create. With that in mind, it makes sense to hire a skip that can hold just a little bit more than what you’ve calculated. That way, you’ll have plenty of room to work with, and you won’t have to hire a second one in the middle of the day.
When coming up with estimates, always keep in mind that skips can only be filled level to the top—JBM and other suppliers can get in trouble for overloading skips.
If you’re still unsure what skip size to choose, head to our official skip hire page for more information. There you’ll find a contact form you can fill in with your specific needs and requirements.
Alternatively, call us for free at 0333 335 5349 or use our live chat and we’ll promptly answer all your queries.