12 yard skip hire
The 12 yard skip is a popular skip size for industrial and commercial use. It is suitable for major projects and is ideal for the removal of lighter, bulky items.
As with the 10 yard skip, it is not suitable for heavier waste items such as soil and rubble. The 8 yard skip is the largest skip size that should be used for heavy materials.
12 YARD SKIP
12 cubic yards (9.8 cubic metres).
3.7m x 1.75m x 1.7m | 12’2’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’6’’
Suitable for larger house clearance jobs. No heavy inert soils or rubble. Excellent choice for segregated wood, cardboard or light, bulky waste.
SKIP GUIDE SIZE
To make life easier for you, we’ve included skip sizes in feet and metres, and made a comparison with the approximate number of bags that would fit.
|SKIP SIZE||CAPACITY||DIMENSIONS L x W x H (metres and feet)||Skip Details||iDEAL FOR||
2 YARD SKIP
|2 cubic yards
(1.5 cubic metres).
16 bin bags
|1.5m x 1m x 0.75m
5’0’’ x 3’4’’ x 2’5’’
|No door||The 2 yard skips are the smallest skips available for hire, ideal for small DIY jobs at home or in the office. This skip is suitable for all types of waste including garden waste such as soil and timber, building waste such as rubble, as well as commercial and industrial waste. The 2 yard skip takes up about half a car parking space so it will fit on a standard driveway easily.|
4 YARD SKIP
|4 cubic yards
(3 cubic metres)
33 bin bags
|1.8m x 1.1m x 0.95m
5’11’’ x 4’0’’ x 3’2’’
|Drop-down door||The 4 yard skips are our second smallest size skips available. These skips are suitable for small bathroom and kitchen refurbishments. They can be used for all types of household and garden waste disposal, as well as commercial and industrial waste. These skips have a drop-down door, so using a wheelbarrow to deposit your waste is easy. Large enough to hold a single bed or small sofa, this skip fits on a standard driveway and takes up slightly less than a small car parking space|
6 YARD SKIP
|6 cubic yards
(4 cubic metres).
50 bin bags
|2.6m x 1.5m x 1.2m
8’6’’ x 5’0’’ x 4’0’’
|Drop-down door||The 6 yard skip is one size down from our builders skip and can be used for slightly larger home/office renovations, and larger garden clear outs. Designed for use with a wheelbarrow, these skips have a drop-down door which enables easy use and filling. When booking, please note which way you would like the door to be facing so our drivers can load the skip appropriately. The 6 yard skips are suitable for all types of waste and takes up a standard car parking space.|
8 YARD SKIP
|8 cubic yards
(6.1 cubic metres).
60 bin bags
|3.2m x 1.75m x 1.2m
10’6’’ x 5’9’’ x 4’0’’
|Drop-down door||The 8 yard skip is often referred to as the 'builders skip'. It has a large capacity which makes it ideal for those bigger home/office renovations and garden or building projects. This type of skip is very popular, is available with a drop-down door for easy use with a wheelbarrow and will fit on any standard driveway. Please remember when booking to indicate which way you would like the door to be facing so our drivers can load the skip appropriately The 8 yard skip is suitable for all waste types including soil, rubble, commercial and industrial waste.|
10 YARD SKIP
|10 cubic yards
(7.6 cubic metres).
80 bin bags
|3.5m x 1.75m x 1.5m
12’0’’ x 5’9’’ x 4’11’’
|No door||Our 10 yard skip is suitable for major projects such as house clearances or building work and refurbishments. The 10 yard skip is ideal for disposing of light, bulky materials but is not suitable for heavy waste items such as soil or rubble removal. The 8 yard skip is the largest skip size that should be used for heavy materials.|
12 YARD SKIP
|12 cubic yards
(9.8 cubic metres)
100 bin bags
|3.7m x 1.75m x 1.7m
12’2’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’6’’
|No door||The 12 yard skip is a popular skip size for industrial and commercial use. It is suitable for major projects and is ideal for the removal of lighter, bulky items. As with the 10 yard skip, it is not suitable for heavier waste items such as soil and rubble. The 8 yard skip is the largest skip size that should be used for heavy materials.|
14 YARD SKIP
|14 cubic yards
(10.7 cubic metres)
120 bin bags
|4.1m x 1.8m x 1.75m
13’1’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’11’’
|Lockable enclosed bins available||As with the smaller 10 and 12 yard skips, 14 yard skips are designed to hold lighter, bulky materials. Making these skips are ideal for big building projects and larger scale house clearances. These skips are not appropriate for heavy wastage such as earth or concrete. The 8 yard skip is the largest skip size that should be used for heavy materials.|
20 YARD SKIP
|20 cubic yards
(15.3 cubic metres).
200 bin bags
|6.1m x 2.4m x 1.2m||No door||The industrial 20 yard skip is usually used for large construction projects and can hold a high volume of building waste. It is suitable for lighter, bulky materials and also heavier waste such as stone and soil. It can be used for large domestic projects such as kitchen and bathroom remodels.|
40 YARD SKIP
|40 cubic yards
(30.8 cubic metres).
400 bin bags
|6.3m x 2.4m x 2.75m||No door||The industrial 40 yard skip is the largest skips size available and is designed for industrial purposes. These skips hold a very high volume of waste and are suitable for clients who require onsite rubbish disposal.|
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12-yard skip: The basics
If you’ve got a lot of light, bulky waste to get rid of, a 12-yard skip might be the best choice for its disposal.
While it’s not the way to go for typical construction waste like concrete and brick due to the weight of such materials, it’s a good option for those with large quantities of cardboard, wood or plastic. The eight-yard builders’ skip is the largest skip suitable for heavy waste, unless you go for a much larger 20 or 40-yard container that can be rolled on or off a lorry.
Due to its size, the 12-yard skip is most commonly used for industrial or commercial purposes, but might also be useful for a larger home clearance, providing there’s space to place it on the premises.
It’s important to note that unlike smaller skips, the 12-yard skip doesn’t feature a drop down door, so waste will need to be lifted into it rather than emptied in with a wheelbarrow.
12-yard skip dimensions
Of course, the clue’s in the name, but how big is a 12-yard skip really?
Twelve cubic yards is the equivalent of 9.8 cubic metres. In terms of the space it’ll take up, you’re looking at 3.7m x 1.75m x 1.7m (or 12’2’’ x 5’9’’ x 5’6’’), which is why it’s usually a bit too big for your average house clearance (an eight-yard skip will fit in a standard driveway, for example).
A 12-yard skip can hold 100 black bin bags of waste or 16 standard trailers.
12-yard skip price to hire
How much is a 12-yard skip to hire? The answer depends on your location and length of hire, so it’s best to consult our online skip hire booking page for a specific quote.
For commercial clients, we may be able to offer better rates on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of waste and frequency of collections.
Get in touch to talk to one of our account managers today! Our team is more than happy to discuss your situation and help you find the right solution for your needs.
Requirements and permits for a 12-yard skip
SunSkips’ 12-yard containers require a bit more thought about where they’re positioned due to their size.
It’s important to consider the area around where the skip is to be placed to make sure it isn’t blocking access for any traffic, especially points where emergency vehicles might need to pass though.
It’s not common for local authorities to grant permission for 12-yard skips to be kept on public roads like they would a smaller skip more typically used for domestic purposes, so do consider this before you book (or give us a call if you have any questions).
SunSkips does not require customers to pre-sort waste (although discounts may be available for larger clients willing to do this for certain waste types) as our stringent screening methods at our recycling sites take care of this to divert as much from landfill as possible.
Our customers What they say about our skip hire service
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