Find the best skip for your needs with Abbey Skips in Carlisle, Cumbria

Welcome to the Skip Advisor

Here to make sure that you hire the correct sized skip for your needs!

If you are thinking about hiring a skip then you have come to the right place.

A skip is often exactly what you need to help make a project go smoothly, such as:

  • Clearing household rubbish
  • Garden/ground developments
  • Building projects

At Abbey Skip Hire we have a wide range of skip sizes available. Some skips have drop-down doors on them for easy access, they serve as an handy ramp for wheelbarrows. This is useful for occasions where heavy material is being loaded to the skip.

What size of skip do I need?

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Hire a 2 Yard Skip in Carlisle, Cumbria

2yrd Skip

These skips are perfect for small amounts of domestic waste, such as a single moderately sized bathroom suite or similar, special deals can be done on this skip in CA1, CA2 & CA3 postcode areas.

Approx. size:

  • Height: 3′
  • Width: 4′
  • Length: 5′
Hire a 3 Yard Skip in Carlisle, Cumbria

3yrd Skip

These skips are perfect for small to medium amounts of domestic waste. They can be used to hold up to 3 tonnes of soil, stone, block-work etc.
Drop-down door variants available for easy loading.

Approx. size:

  • Height: 3’2″
  • Width: 5’3″
  • Length: 6’9″
Hire a 6 Yard Skip in Carlisle, Cumbria

6yrd Skip

These skips are perfect for larger amounts of domestic waste, or can be used to hold up to 6 tonnes of soil, stone, block-work etc.
Drop-down door variants available for easy loading.

Approx. size:

  • Height: 3’6″
  • Width: 6′
  • Length: 10’9″
Hire an 8 Yard Skip in Carlisle, Cumbria

8yrd Skip

These skips are perfect for large amounts of domestic waste, or can be used to hold up to 8 tonnes of soil, stone, block-work etc.
Drop-down door variants available for easy loading.

Approx. size:

  • Height: 4′
  • Width: 6′
  • Length: 11’4″
Hire a 12 Yard Skip in Carlisle, Cumbria

12yrd Skip

These skips are perfect for large amounts of domestic waste, or can be used to hold up to 8/9 tonnes of soil, stone, block-work etc. This is the largest size skip for heavy waste such as soil or stone. They also have a drop down door which doubles as a wheelbarrow ramp & makes them so much easier to load.

Approx. size:

  • Height: 5’1″
  • Width: 6’4″
  • Length: 12’3″

These skips are perfect for large amounts of domestic waste, or can be used to hold bulky materials such as ceiling tiles, insulation, etc. This is the largest size skip for heavy waste such as soil or stone but must not be overloaded, as this can cause damage to block paved & tarmac drives when being uplifted. They also have a drop down door which doubles as a wheelbarrow ramp & makes them so much easier to load.

Hire a 16 Yard Skip in Carlisle, Cumbria

16yrd Skip

These skips are for large amounts of light bulky commercial or household waste, ideal for wood.

Approx. size:

  • Height: 6’7″
  • Width: 5’10”
  • Length: 13’10”

WHAT CAN I PUT IN A SKIP?

The best answer to what can be put in a skip is to list what cannot be put in a skip.
Here are the most common items that cannot be disposed of in a skip:

Liquids
Oil, petrol, diesel
Paint & Cans of paint
Fluorescent tubes
Gas canisters and gas bottles
Asbestos
Electrical appliances & equipment
Liquids
Oil, petrol, diesel
Paint & Cans of paint
Fluorescent tubes
Gas canisters and gas bottles
Asbestos
Electrical appliances & equipment
The other rule on what goes into a skip, despite what you see out in the streets, is that a skip cannot be overfilled. It must be a ‘level load’. If you do order a skip and fill it so that material is poking out above the sides, you risk the skip company charging you a lot more at the point of collection, or you being asked to remove the excess waste before they will take the skip away.
What skip size should I hire?

Skips come in lots of sizes – from the very small to the very large. Despite the country going metric years ago, the skip industry is still clinging to the cubic yard as the volume measure for a skip. A cubic yard is 1 yard (3 foot or 0.92 metres) high x 1 yard wide x 1 yard deep and is roughly the size of two standard washing machines or dishwashers, or one upright fridge freezer. The most common skip you see in a residential street is 6 or 8 cubic yards.

Where can I have a skip delivered by Abbey Skip Hire?
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