Here at KCM Waste Management, we offer a variety of skip sizes, from a 3 tonne all the way up to a 40-yard roll on roll off.

To decide which size skip you need, you need to have a good estimate of how much waste your project will be producing.

Our Skip Sizes

Selecting the right size skip for your waste is crucial in ensuring you aren’t wasting money on your skip! Take a look at our guide below to help choose which size skip would be best suited:

3 Tonne or 4 Tonne Skip Sizes:

For small amounts of waste, you would need to look at around a 3 tonne or 4 tonne.

A 3 tonne skip can hold between 25-35 black bin bags and a 4 tonne can hold 30-40 bin bags.

This size is most suited for small home projects or garden renovations.

6 Tonne or 8 Tonne Skip Sizes:

For a larger amount or for builder’s rubble, we would recommend a 6 tonne or 8 tonne.

These are most commonly used for construction projects or larger home projects.

A 6 tonne skip can hold 50-60 bin bags and an 8 tonne will hold 60-80 bin bags.

12 Yard, 14 Yard, or 16 Yard Skip Sizes:

Our larger skip sizes include 12 yard, 14 yard and 16 yard. These can be best suited for larger garden renovations or refurbishment projects like shop fitting. A 12 yard skip holds 100-120 bin bags, a 14 yard would hold 120-140 bin bags, and a 16 yard 140-160 bin bags.

The next size up from this would be a roll on roll off skip bin which is suitable for bulky waste or very large amounts. These range from a 20 yard to a 40 yard.

Roll on roll offs are best suited to industrial or commercial waste removal projects, they are heavy-duty skip bins and can hold up to 440 bin bags.

Considering Your Skip Location

To hire a skip you must ensure you have the space to have this on site.

If your skip is going to be placed on private land such as a driveway or front garden, then we can drop this off for you without requiring a council permit.

If you need to have your skip left on public land, such as a road outside your house, you will require a council permit. Here at KCM, we arrange all of this for you so that once you have booked your skip, you don’t have the hassle of trying to acquire a permit yourself! It will all be arranged and ready for your delivery date.

We would recommend allowing at least 9 foot of width for our skip lorries to be able to deliver your skip safely!

What Can I Put In A Skip?

A skip can be the most suitable option for a wide range of both domestic and commercial projects!

All of the below items are acceptable to be placed in your KCM skip:

  • General waste
  • Garden waste
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Dry mixed recycling
  • Soil, bricks, and rubble
  • Construction and DIY waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Wood
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Plastics
  • Textiles
  • Glass
  • Polystyrene
  • Minimal amounts of plasterboard
  • Household paint tins (minimal residue)
  • Small electrical equipment e.g. TV’s and computers

We, unfortunately, cannot accept the following waste in a skip:

  • Commercial paints and solvents
  • Mattresses
  • Tyres
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Asbestos
  • Large electrical items
  • Clinical waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Gas cylinders
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Batteries
  • Oil, petrol and diesel
  • Explosives
  • Excessive food waste
  • Hot ash

However, if you have any of the above items, we can arrange an alternative waste solution for you. Just give us a call on 01709 361 144.

Where Do KCM Skips Cover?

We cover nationwide skip hire so no matter whether your project is based in Sheffield or Leeds, Manchester or Glasgow, we can provide expert skip hire at excellent prices throughout the UK!

At KVM, we only use the very best in local skip hire companies, who have all gone through thorough KCM checks. We deal with the smaller companies, so you don’t have to!

Any queries or concerns regarding your skip hire, you can just contact us directly on 01709 361 144.

Ready To Book Your Skip Or Need Extra Help?

If you would like to book your skip hire with KCM and take advantage of our competitive prices and expert customer care, book today by calling 01709 361 144 or use our direct booking portal here.

Still not sure which size skip you require or if a skip is even the most suitable option? Feel free to give us a call on 01709 361 144, message us on Facebook, or email us at

We would be more than happy to help!