If you’re new to hiring a skip bin, you may struggle to decide what size you need. Many people assume it is a simple matter of saying you need one and it is immediately delivered. While the process is designed to be easy, you will still need to make some decisions about your needs.
The Quandary of Too Big or Too Small:
Just like Goldilocks, you’ll want your skip to be just right. If you choose a 2 cubic metre skip bin, you may find that you can’t fit all your rubbish inside. This can lead to littering, as pieces you were not able to cram inside the skip fall out and cause problems in the road or on your driveway. However, opting for a 10 cubic metre skip bin could mean that you spend days filling it and you find that you’ve paid extra for something you can’t use to its full capacity. This can lead to some concerns, so we’ll explore sizing a little further to help you make your decision.
Here we’ll provide a rough guide to each of the common skip bin sizes, so you can get an approximate idea of which is best suited to your needs. You’ll need to assess what rubbish you need to dispose of or visualise how much space you will require.
2 Cubic Metres:
A 2 cubic metre skip bin can accommodate approximately 15 wheelbarrows of rubbish. This is ideal for a significant spring clean or a single room renovation, but you’ll need something larger for a more extensive project.
6 Cubic Metres:
A 6 cubic metre skip bin is usually the size that people visualise when they think about a skip. This is a good size if you’re clearing a home or demolishing a section of your property. It can accommodate approximately 40 wheelbarrows of rubbish and is often provided with a ramp to make loading easier.
10 Cubic Metres:
A 10 cubic metre skip bin is usually only needed if you’re operating an extensive renovation or construction site. It can hold approximately 88 wheelbarrows of waste that is equivalent to eight trailers, adding up to tonnes of rubbish.
Non Standard Rubbish:
A final consideration is whether you have potentially hazardous materials that you need to dispose of. A standard 6 cubic metre skip bin is not equipped to dispose of items that could be a fire hazard or emit hazardous fumes. Most companies will typically provide a list of items that are excluded from standard skip bins, but if you are unsure about whether you need a specialist bin for non standard rubbish, it is a good idea to speak to your provider.
If you are in need of a skip bin, you should speak to us. We have an impressive choice of options including the 6 cubic metre skip bin and models larger and smaller. You’ll find the National Skip Bins team is available to discuss your needs and help you to choose the skip bin most appropriate to your requirements.