40 YARD SKIP
40 cubic yards (30.8 cubic metres).
6.3m x 2.4m x 2.75m
These skips hold a very high volume of waste and are suitable for clients who require onsite rubbish disposal.
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 and 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 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 skip 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.|
Need help choosing the best
skip for you?
Other popular skip sizes We provide a full range of skips from 2 to 40 yards
Is a 40-yard skip right for my project?
SunSkips hires out 40-yard skips to industrial and commercial clients that have a high volume of waste to get rid of. This might be for a one-off collection or regular waste removal that makes the most of the roll-on/roll-off functionality of the container.
Larger skips are usually only suitable for lighter, bulkier loads, but because the containers can be rolled onto a lorry, the 40-yard skip is often used for construction and other heavier waste.
How much can you get in a 40-yard skip?
A 40-yard skip can hold 400 standard bin bags of waste (or 52 trailers). It’s the biggest size skip available, so it’s a good choice if you’re expecting very high volumes of waste.
Skips of this size are typically kept onsite and due to their size (6.3m x 2.4m x 2.75m), it’s unlikely you would be approved for a permit to keep it outside your premises on a public road.
Recently, we filled a whole 40-yard skip with green waste to support Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service’s Christmas tree recycling fundraiser.
How much does a 40-yard skip cost to hire?
Get in touch to discuss our best rates for your 40-yard skip hire. We may be able to offer discounts for regular disposals or for waste that’s pre-sorted into single streams.
It works out cheaper to get the right size skip for your waste, rather than ending up having to hire two smaller skips when you realise it wasn’t big enough. If you’re unsure if you’ll need a skip as large as 40 yards, our friendly office staff are always happy to talk to you about your specific situation.
What level of service can I expect when hiring a 40-yard skip from SunSkips?
When managing volumes of waste large enough to require a 40-yard skip, we may be able to offer advice on your processes.
For example, we might suggest a baler or compactor to reduce your waste before loading it into your container so you can get more in it and save money.
There are benefits to separating certain types of waste before loading it into your 40-yard skip, although SunSkips sites do have stringent screening lines for sorting mixed waste to divert as much waste from landfill as possible.
Contact us today if you’d like to schedule a meeting with one of our account managers so they can assess your individual circumstances.
Do I need a permit for a 40-yard skip?
Permits are only required for skips that will be kept on public roads and they are not typically granted for skips as large as 40 yards.
But you will need to make sure the area on your site where the skip is to be delivered has appropriate access for our lorries and won’t block entry for emergency vehicles or fire exits.
And due to the weight of the large containers, especially when full of heavy waste, the ground below where the skip will be placed needs to be sturdy enough to support it.
Our customers What they say about our skip hire service
"All staff friendly and professional. I had a lot of soil to get rid of and this worked out cheaper and easier than a grab hire service - plus it was OK to mix soil with other waste..."
"The skip arrived on time. Great value for money for the length of time we had it... gave us time to fill it and not rush. It was collected early on the day with no problems."
"Delivered promptly, no dramas. Have used SunSkips on a few occasions and will continue to use them."