What is a Mini Skip?

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2 yard skips are typically referred to as mini skips. These are the smallest skip you can hire. A popular skip for small amounts of waste disposal. Read on to find out everything you need to know about mini skip hire.



What Can be Put in a Mini Skip?

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

  • Garden waste

  • Bricks

  • Rubble

  • Heavy Waste 

  • General waste

  • Household waste 

Full list of what can be put in a mini skip can be found here

What Cannot be put in a Mini Skip?

Mini skips cannot be filled with any hazardous materials, such as:

  • Chemicals

  • Asbestos

  • Electrical waste

  • Batteries 

  • Tyres

For full list of what cannot be put in a mini skip click here.

How Big is a Mini Skip?

A 2 cubic yard mini skip is the smallest skip hire available. The dimensions of the mini skip are:

  • Length: 1.6 metres

  • Width: 1.13 metres

  • Height: 0.9 metres

For more skip sizes follow our skip size guide.

How Much Waste can you Fit in a Mini Skip?

A mini skip holds 2 cubic yards of rubbish. The mini skip can hold 20 to 30 black bin bags full of waste. The mini skip does not have a large volume and if you are looking to get rid of more waste it may be better value to go for a larger skip.

Can a Mini Skip be put on a Road?

You can put a mini skip on a public road, but you will require a skip permit from your local council. These can be applied for by the skip hire company. A skip hire council permit can take up to 5 working days and will an extra charge.

How Much does Mini Skip Hire Cost?

Mini skip prices start at any where from £85 up to over £200. Price is dependent on where you are located. In general if you are located in the south of the UK the mini skip will be more expensive compared to the north. For example a mini skip in Essex will be more expensive than a mini skip in Scunthorpe. Being a small skip you will find the mini skip as very cost effective. 

What Jobs Can a Mini Skip be Used for?

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

The mini skip could be used for:

  • A small household job

  • DIY jobs

  • Small office clearances

  • Garden clearances or Garden clean ups

  • General rubbish removal

  • Domestic jobs

  • Heavy waste, such as brick and rubble

Author: Spencer Murphy

Date: 11/2/2022

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