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    Skip Hire

    Need to get rid of some rubbish? Hiring a skip may be the most convenient and cost-effective option for your needs. Once you’ve ordered your skip, it will be delivered and picked up by your skip hire company. Depending on the job in hand, you will need to order a suitable skip size for your individual requirements.

    Skip Sizes – Which One?

    Knowing which size skip to order that will fully accommodate your needs is an important decision as purchasing the wrong size can inconvenience you and could even hold up your project if you are unable to get rid of waste.

    So, after accurately assessing how much rubbish you’re likely to have – you’ll have a better idea of which size skip you’ll need, from McCarthy’s extensive range of affordable rubbish disposal units.

    But, if you’re not sure as to what size you’ll need – here’s our recommendation:

    • For small households, domestic or DIY jobs: A mini or a small skip would suit here. The mini skip is 4 foot long and three foot wide. The small skip or 4yd skip is slightly larger than the mini, at 6 x 4.3 ft.
    • For larger household or commercial ‘builders’ jobs, a medium, (6yd) skip, and large (8yd or 10yd) skip would be the best option as they are suitable for heavier, bulkier waste. The 6yd skips are available as open, enclosed and drop end skips. Large skips measure up at 12 x 5.6ft, perfect for slightly larger jobs.
    • For big, industrial jobs a RO/RO container should be the choice here. These are available in 20, 35 and 40 yard options. To find out more about waste containers, click here.

    How Many Bags?

    The container that holds the most refuse bags is the RO/RO waste container, with a maximum of 400 refuse bags. The smallest skip, the Mini, holds 25 bin bags of waste.

    The small, the 4yd, holds 15 more than the mini, at 40 refuse bags maximum – perfect for a small clearance. The medium skip, or 6yd, holds 65 bags of bulky ‘builders waste’ and the large skips, either 8yd or 10yd, hold a total of up to 85 bags of rubbish.

    Contact McCarthy Skip Hire

    At McCarthy, we pride ourselves by connecting users with affordable skip hire, whenever it may be needed. We currently service a wide variety of areas in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and surrounding areas, offering our professional, environmentally friendly services – whether it be for a single skip or a fully integrated waste disposal program.

    Need a skip? Get a free quote here. For any other information, please get in contact on 01235 764831 or email

    Simple Guide to Skip Sizes
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