What you need to know when it comes to hiring and using a builders skip

At Avon Material Supplies (AMS), we provide our clients with a wide range of different sized skips for hire. These include 4, 6 (builders skip), 8 and 12 yard skips. Additionally, AMS skip hire customers in Bournemouth, Poole and other BH postcodes can choose whether to have an open or enclosed skip (STA).

Although we supply most skip sizes, the 6 yard ‘builders skip’ still remains the go-to skip size for tradesman, contractors and DIY enthusiasts.

Unsure what a builders skip is, if it’s suitable for your needs, or how to hire one? Read on to discover everything you need to know about 6 yard skips, which are often referred to as builders skips.

Why is it called a builders skip?

Builders skips gained their name due to their popularity with members of the building trade. This is because of their convenient size and ability to fit easily on most driveways and building sites.

How many yards is a builders skip?

Most commonly, a builders skip is a 6-yard skip (although some companies also consider 8-yard skips as builders skips too).

What are 6 yard builders skip dimensions?

The approximate dimensions of a builders skip are:

  • Length – 8.5ft
  • Width – 5ft
  • Height – 4ft

How much waste does a builders skip hold?

On average, an 6-yard builders skip holds around 60 full bin bags of waste.

What jobs are builders skips suitable for?

Due to its size, a builders skip is a good choice for most medium sized projects including:

  • House clearances
  • Renovation projects
  • Building site jobs

In addition to the examples above, multiple 6 yard builders skips are often used on larger construction sites for waste segregation. For example, it is common to see separate 6 yard skips for wood, mixed waste, recyclables and plasterboard standing side by side on a large building site.

If you think the amount of waste you need to dispose of many overfill a builders skip, we also offer larger options such as 8-yard skips, 12-yard skips and 15, 20, 35 and 50 yard RoRos.

What can I put in a builders skip?

We accept a wide variety of waste streams in our builders skips, meaning the majority of waste produced during your project will be able to be placed in one of our mixed waste skips. In addition to mixed waste skips, we also provide skips for the following single waste streams:

However, please note that there are certain types of wastes that are not permitted in our builders skips. These include:

  • Hazardous waste
  • Asbestos
  • WEEE and batteries
  • Chemicals and paints
  • Gas bottles and cylinders
  • Fluorescent tubes

If you’re at all unsure whether your waste is suitable for a builders skip, please call our team on 01202 579579.

Builders skip hire cost

Our skip hire costs are based on the type of waste you wish to dispose of, but are always at a competitive rate. If you’d like a quote, you can fill in our contact form, or call our team on 01202 579579.

Did you know our skip hire cost includes a 2-week hire period? We can also arrange lights, codes and road permits if required.

Hire a builders skip today

At Avon Material Supplies, we offer next day delivery of our 6-yard builders skips for businesses and individuals across the BH postcode area. So if you think a builders skip is the waste collection solution you’re looking for, get in touch with a member of our team today. The booking process is quick and easy, get started by completing our contact form or talk to us on 01202 579579.

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