What size skip do you need for a house clearance?

Whether you’re carrying out a spring clean, you’re fed up of clutter or you’re moving house – a skip can be a very useful tool to help you on your way. But if you’ve never hired a skip before, it can be hard to know which size offers the best value for your money, which is why Dolly Skip Hire has put together a handy guide to help you choose between a 4, 6, 8 and 12-yard skip for your home clearance needs. 

House clearance skip sizes

All projects differ, but generally, you will need one of four sizes of skip:

  • 4-yard skip (mini skip) = 40 bin bags
  • 6-yard skip = 60 bin bags
  • 8-yard skip = 80 bin bags
  • 12-yard skip (large skip) = 120 bin bags

The scale of the task will be a key factor when choosing the size of your skip. It’s also important to remember that you must not overfill a skip; it must remain level. If the skip is overflowing, it’s likely that the skip will be refused at the collection as it will be a road safety issue for the driver. 

Types of house clearance skips

Depending on the type of ‘house clearance’ you’re performing you may wish to choose a:

  • 4-yard skip (mini skip) for spring cleans
  • 6-yard skip for garden projects and home DIY
  • 8-yard skip for moving home
  • 12-yard skip (large skip) for home renovations and landscaping projects

What can I put in my house clearance skip?

It’s the same with all skips but it’s important to know what you can and can’t put into your skip, read below to find out the dos and don’ts.

Things you can put into a house clearance skip:

  • Bricks
  • Cardboard
  • Clothing
  • Furnishings
  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Soil
  • Stones
  • Toys
  • UPVC windows
  • Wood

Things you can’t put into a house clearance skip:

  • Aerosols 
  • Batteries
  • Clinical waste
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Food waste 
  • Electrical appliances
  • Plasterboard 
  • Paint tubs

Not sure how long your project is going to take? Talk to Dolly Skip Hire to find out your house clearance skip hire options, they provide a wide range of skip sizes and competitive rates because and are proud to provide outstanding customer service.