16 Yard Skip

The 16-yard skip, also known as a "maxi skip", is a popular choice for a substantial amount of general waste, due to its huge capacity.


Largest of the skip sizes we offer, so suitable for large jobs. Great for household waste, especially for a domestic clients.

What Can be Put in a 16-yard Skip?

16-yard skips can be filled with a large variety of waste materials.

Examples include:


  • Garden waste
  • Wood 
  • Bulky waste
  • Light waste
  • General waste
  • Domestic waste 
  • Household waste


What Cannot be put in a 16-Yard Skip?

You cannot dispose of any hazardous waste in a 16-yard skip. Prohibited items include:

  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Electrical items
  • Batteries 
  • Tyres
  • Gas cylinders
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Heavy items: rubble, bricks or concrete


How Big is a 16-yard Skip?

A 16-yard skip is a very large skip size. The dimensions are:

Capacity: 16 cubic yards

Length: 4.3m

Width: 2.13m

Height: 2.13m


How Much Can you Fit in a 16-yard Skip?

A 16-yard skip can hold 160 black bin bags full of waste. It has a large capacity so can hold substantial amount of materials.


Can a 16-yard Skip be put on a Road?

You cannot put a 16-yard skip on a public road, the largest size skip allowed on a public road with a permit is an 8-yard. This size skip must be placed on privately owned land.


What is the Hire Period of a 16-yard Skip?

The hire period of a 16-yard skip is 2-weeks as standard. If your hiring needs exceed this time frame you can pay for extra weeks.


How Much does 16-yard Skip Hire Cost?

16-yard hire prices can vary starting any where from £500 up to over £650. Price is dependent on where you are located. In general if you are located in the south of the UK skips will be more expensive compared to the north. For example a skip in Essex will be more expensive than a skip in Scunthorpe


What Jobs Can a 16-yard Skip be Used for?

The 16-yard skip can be used for a variety of tasks due their large size. Being extremely versatile compared to smaller skip sizes.

Suitable jobs include:

  • Industrial and commercial sites
  • Large domestic projects
  • Complete house renovation
  • Light weight bulky items, like shop fittings



Restrictions of 16-yard Skips

Worthy to note a 16-yard skip cannot be used for heavy wastage like hardcore, rubble and soil. This is due to the weight restrictions of the skip lorries. Another restriction already mentioned is it cannot be placed on the road.


Pros of 16 Cubic Yard Skip Hire

  • Cost effective, as it can handle large amounts of waste
  • You will not be limited by space due to skip size's huge capacity
  • Great for any larger projects such as construction projects and big building projects.
  • Suitable for disposing of bulky waste and industrial waste.


Cons of 16 Cubic Yard Skip Hire

  • Not permitted to dispose of heavy waste such as: soil, hardcore or concrete
  • A large skip size so will take up a lot of space on site.
  • Due to its size this skip cannot be placed on a road, even with a permit
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