Ron Smith Recycling and waste management since 1994

Ron Smith Recycling

How much can you fit in a skip?

Here is a simple guide to indicate how much you can fit in a skip. As rough idea we have estimated how many bin bags you could fit in one of our skips.


2-yard mini skip (20-30 bin bags)

Our 2-yard mini skip holds the equivalent of 20-30 bin bags and is best suited for very small domestic jobs.

4-yard small skip (30-40 bin bags)

A small skip holds 4-cubic yards and is perfect for small kitchen and bathroom refurbishment jobs. It holds the equivalent of 30-40 bin bags.

6=yard small builders skip (50-60 bin bags)

A ‘6 yarder’ is one of the most common skip sizes and is great for DIY or building projects such as removing a medium sized kitchen. It holds the equivalent of 50-60 bin bags.

8-yard large builders skip (60-80 bin bags)

The 8 yard skip is the most widely used skip size and is the biggest skip available for heavy waste such as concrete, soil and rubble. Common uses include residential refurbishment projects, shop refits and office clearances. It holds the equivalent of 60-80 bin bags.

12-yard maxi skip (100-120 bin bags)

Maxi skips are used for bulky refurbishment works or large house clearances. They hold the equivalent of 100-120 bin bags but cannot be used for heavy waste as the skip lorry would not be able to legally carry it. Because of its larger dimensions, some councils will not allow it to be put on the road, so you will need to make room for it in your garden or driveway.


Our skip hire, waste collection and recycling services include:


Skip hire

Fly tipping

Grab and collect

Rubbish clearance


Big Bull Bags

Portable toilet hire




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