6 Yard Skip

The 6-Yard Skip, also known as “Small Builders Skip”, is a popular choice for medium sized jobs. Commonly found on construction sites. Great for gardening jobs and general waste clear outs. 

What Can be Put in a 6-yard Skip?

6-yard skips come under the same rules as any skip in regards to what waste materials can be placed in them. Examples include:


  • Garden waste
  • Wood
  • Bricks
  • Rubble
  • Concrete
  • Bulky waste
  • General waste
  • Domestic waste 
  • Household waste



What Cannot be put in a 6-yard Skip?

6-yard skips cannot be filled with any hazardous materials. Prohibited items include:


  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Electrical items
  • Batteries 
  • Tyres
  • Upholstered furniture



How Big is a 6-yard Skip?

A 6-yard yard skip is the smallest skip hire available. The dimensions of the skip are:


Load Size: 6 cubic yards

Length: 3m

Width: 1.5m

Height: 1.2m



How Much Waste can you Fit in a 6-yard Skip?

A 6-yard skip holds 6 cubic yards of rubbish. It can hold 60 black bin bags full of waste. It doesn't have a large volume so only for small amounts of waste materials.



Can a 6-yard Skip be put on a Road?

You can put this skip size on a public road, but you will require a road permit from your local council. These council permits can be applied for when you order through JustHire. A skip hire council permit can take up to 5 working days and will be an extra charge. Permits are required for skip placement on any council land.



What is the Hire Period of a 6-yard Skip?

Our hiring period is 2-weeks as standard. If your hiring needs exceed this time frame you can pay for extra weeks.



How Much does a 6-yard Skip Cost?

6-yard skip prices can vary starting any where from £180 up to over £300. 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 6-yard Skip be Used for?

6-yard skips can be used for a variety of tasks due their compact size. Being more versatile compared to larger skip sizes.

 Jobs include:


  • DIY projects
  • Small office clearances
  • Home renovations
  • Garden clearances or Garden clean ups
  • General rubbish removal
  • Domestic jobs
  • Heavy waste, such as brick and rubble



Pros of 6 Cubic Yard Skip Hire

  • Very versatile due to the waste types you can dispose
  • Can be placed on a public road with a permit 
  • Great for medium building projects or garden clear outs 
  • Suitable for disposing of heavy waste such as soil or hardcore 



Cons of 6 Cubic Yard Skip Hire

  • A medium skip size so will take up space on site.
  • Not the biggest skip size, could be too small for your waste needs
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