Most people think of the 8-yard builder’s skip when they hear “skip,” and it’s no surprise that it is the most popular among UK-based customers. Compact and adaptable, it can handle large amounts of household waste, heavy construction materials, as well as commercial waste (non-hazardous). Also known as a large builder’s skip (as opposed to a small builder’s skip, which is 6 yards).
During home modifications, such as extensions, garage or loft conversions, and replacement kitchens, construction-type waste is usually disposed of in an eight-yard skip by DIYers and builders alike.
This device is also used by landscaping, driveway, and gardening companies to remove the green waste and heavier materials generated during these projects.
It is suitable for flat and loft clearances, and estate clearances following a bereavement, for both private consumers and landlords. It can handle larger, bulkier waste than a midi skip or a mini skip.
Businesses and public-sector organizations use this strategy to dispose of excess inventory, waste from renovations, and unused office furniture and equipment.
We have other sizes such as 2 yard skip, 4 yard skip, 6 yard skip, 8 yard skip.
An 8 cubic yard skip can hold 70-80 black bin bags.
How large is it?
The dimensions of an eight-yard skip are as follows:
Approximately 3.1m long, 1.9m wide, and 1.6m high in metric
Approximately 10 ft 2 in long, 6 ft 3 in wide, and 5 ft 3 in high.
A wide variety of waste materials can be disposed of in these skips, from typical household waste, such as wood from a house or loft clearance, to green waste, which includes tree trimmings, soil, and plant debris, to construction waste, which includes stone, roofing material, brick, and concrete (this is the largest skip size that we can hire out for heavier building-type waste (due to the size required).
It is not advisable to dispose of liquids (including paints, oils, and fuels), mattresses, large quantities of carpet, and electrical appliances in general waste builders’ skips. It is necessary to use specialized equipment to decommission most electrical products (such as refrigerators, freezers, TVs, monitors) so these cannot be disposed of in our general waste skips.
Aside from that, asbestos-containing (or suspected asbestos-containing) materials and medical waste (syringes, blood tests, soiled nappies) are also prohibited. Before you place your items in the skip, please call us if you have any questions.
A builder’s skip will often fit onto most customers’ driveways or gardens, and we always recommend situating it off-road wherever feasible, as this gets it out of the way of people throwing their own rubbish into your skip, “skip diving,” and interfering with your load.
If you don’t have access to private land and must set your skip on the road (public highway) or other public land, you’ll need a skip permit. You may order and pay for one directly from your local government. This process can take up to two weeks, and you must have the permission before the skip is delivered, otherwise you will face legal consequences. When purchasing, be sure to include enough time on the permit for you to do your task comfortably before the skip is removed.
CKB Skip Hire offers 8 cubic yard skips that meet your project’s requirements. If you are interested in receiving a quote and would like more information about these skips, call CKB Skip Hire on 0330 912 9966 and one of our friendly, expert staff members can provide you with a no-obligation quote and arrange skip delivery when you need it most. Our reasonable rates, prompt delivery, and quick uplift of full skips ensure hassle-free skip hire.