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What type of skip do I need for my home project?

Posted on 29 March 2019


With spring right around the corner, there is the hope of better weather. That means more daylight and warmer temperatures; two key ingredients for getting those DIY projects done in your home or garden.

When undertaking these projects, things can get messy pretty quickly, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead and hire a skip if you think you’re going to have more than a couple of bin bags of waste. This will save you from making multiple trips to a local authority site and allow you to get on with the job at hand.

To help you get a better idea of what type of skip you need for a home project, we’ve put together a short guide.


Project type: Bathroom or kitchen renovation


Types of waste: Tearing out your old fixtures and fittings to modernise your kitchen or bathroom?

There is plenty of waste you could produce in this scenario, from porcelain fittings and tiles to MDF cupboards and countertops. All of these are tricky to handle and rather than make numerous journeys, you can throw it all in one skip.

Skip size required: 4 or 6 cubic yard skip

The larger your kitchen or bathroom, the more waste you’ll have. Please see our skip sizes for more details.


Project type: Garden landscaping


Types of waste: Weather permitting, you could be planning to turn your garden into your own private oasis, but to bring new plants and structures in, you’ll need to get rid of all the old stuff.

Garden waste can include soil, bricks, wood, plants and greenery and possibly concrete hardcore.

Skip size required: 8 cubic yard skip

You’d be surprised how quickly garden waste can fill a skip, though much depends on the size of your garden and the extent of your plans.


Project type: Driveway resurfacing


Types of waste: Swapping tired tarmac for some elegant brick paving? Driveway resurfacing can seem like a simple task, but digging out the area to create the different layers might yield more hardcore, rubble and waste materials than you think.

Skip size required: 6 cubic yard skip

If you’ve got a large house with a long driveway winding up to your home, a bigger skip may be required.


Project type: Garage or loft clearances


Types of waste: Spring cleaning is the perfect excuse to tackle your garage or attic space. Many people fill these areas of the home with boxes, clothes and equipment they will never use again, and these space can be ripe for transforming into gyms or office spaces. General household waste is quick and easy to get rid of if you have a skip in place and some extra hands to help you move things.

Skip size required: 4 cubic yard skip

The more household waste you have to clear, the larger the skip you will need.

It’s always better to order a skip that might be a tad too large because if you end up with a skip that is too small, you’ll have to order another one and double your costs.

If you’re still unsure about which skip size is right for your home DIY or landscaping project, simply contact our friendly, professional team today and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements and help you book the right skip.

Contact Us

If you’re ready to find out more about skip hire in Rotherham, or Mexborough, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 01709 645038 for Rotherham, or 01709 645039 for Mexborough. You can also send us a message via the website. We’ll aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Our friendly team are waiting to answer your questions and provide you with a competitive quote for the skip hire in Rotherham service you require.