Skip Size Guide
Browns Skips come in a variety of shapes and sizes, open or enclosed, with optional drop down doors; use our Skip Size Guide to identify the most appropriate Skip for your needs.
4 Yard Midi Skip
4 Yard Skips are suitable for trade and residential use. A good size for home improvement projects such as kitchen and bathroom refits.
- Height: 890mm (2.9ft)
- Length: 2530mm (8.3ft)
- Width: 1625mm (5.3ft)
- Volume: 30-40 bin bags
6 Yard Small Builders Skip
6 Yard Skips are suitable for trade and residential use. A good size for small gardening jobs and disposing of bulky items.
- Height: 1220mm (4ft)
- Length: 2820mm (9.25ft)
- Width: 1676mm (5.5ft)
- Volume: 50-60 bin bags
8 Yard Builders Skip
8 Yard Skips are suitable for commercial, trade and residential use. Commonly referred to as a builders skip but they are also ideal for general house clearances.
- Height: 1300mm (4.3ft)
- Length: 3400mm (11.2ft)
- Width: 1658mm (5.4ft)
- Volume: 60-80 bin bags
12 Yard Maxi Skip
12 Yard Skips are suitable for commercial, trade and residential use. Ideal for large house clearances and disposing of bulky items.
- Height: 1300mm (4.3ft)
- Length: 4040mm (13.2ft)
- Width: 1645mm (5.4ft)
- Volume: 100-120 bin bags
14 Yard Skip
14 Yard Skips are suitable for commercial, trade and residential use. Ideal for larger projects like shop fitting or office refurbishment.
- Height: 1980mm (6.5ft)
- Length: 3960mm (13ft)
- Width: 1980mm (6.5ft)
- Volume: 140-160 bin bags
Hook Lift or Roro Skips
Hook Lift or Roro Skips are suitable for commercial and trade use. Ideal for large projects or commercial waste from factories.
- These come in a range of formats and sizes depending on the waste getting disposed of, please contact us for details.
As our skips are made by a number of different manufacturers the sizes can vary slightly, all measurements quoted on this page are approximate.
Where can a skip be placed?
Deciding on the best location for your skip requires careful consideration. It needs to be placed somewhere that is accessible for a skip lorry and depending onn your choice of location, a permit could be required.
Placing Your Skip On Private Land
If you want to put your skip on private property you do not need a permit. However, make sure there is room for it and that there will be no obstructions for the skip lorry before finalising your order.
Placing Your Skip On A Public Highway
If you want to put your skip on a public highway, there are some skip hire rules and regulations you need to be aware of. You will need to apply for an environmental permit from your local council. We can help arrange this for you if required.
All skips placed on a public highway must meet and maintain certain criteria outlined in the permit. If they do not, then you will be liable for any subsequent action, not the skip hire company.