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Mini vs. Midi Skip Sizes: Which is Right for my Clearance Project?

When it comes to choosing the right skip size, there’s much more to it than just how much waste you have to dispose of. Get it wrong, and you may find yourself spending more than you need to or unable to use your skip to its full capacity. In this article, we’ll explore which factors are important when considering mini vs midi skip sizes, helping you to make an informed decision for your next project.

Understanding skip sizesSkips are measured in cubic yards, with the measurement referring to the volume of waste a skip can hold. Skips come in a variety of sizes and are grouped into mini and midi sizes, accommodating different types and volumes of waste. So which skip size is right for your project? Well, that depends….

Mini skip sizes
Mini skips are perfect for small domestic projects and typically come in 2-yard, 3-yard, and 4-yard sizes, with 2-yards skips able to hold 20-30 full bin bags, 3-yard skips accommodating 30-40 bin bags, and 4-yard skips being able to fit 40-50 bin bags.

These skips are compact and fit easily onto small driveways, making them ideal for small home clearances, garden clearances, or for those times when a good home clear-out is needed.

Midi skip sizes
Midi skips are larger and often used for more substantial home clearances or commercial clearances. They can also be used for small construction projects too, such as kitchen and bathroom renovations or extensions and conversions.

Sizes vary, and we advise clients hiring our 6-yard skips that they can expect them to hold 60-70 bin bags, and our 8-yard skips should comfortably accept 80-90 bin bags of waste.

Mini vs Midi Skips: How do I choose the right size?

Choosing the right size skip isn’t just about the volume of waste; here are some key considerations to help you make the right choice:

  • Nature of waste: for instance, if you’re loading heavy materials into your skip, you may prefer to select a mini skip as it’s smaller and therefore easier to load with its shorter sides. If your project is a house clearance, you might choose a midi skip to easily fit large but light furniture.
  • Available space: Due to their compact size, mini skips can fit comfortably on most driveways and gardens, while midi skips may not be suitable for smaller spaces.
  • Budget: If your project is likely to generate a large amount of waste, a midi skip may be the most cost-effective hire for you, especially if you may otherwise need to hire multiple mini skips.

The decision to hire a certain skip size really comes down to your specific needs, the space available, and your budget.

For 40 years, our friendly team at Ely Skip Hire has been advising clients on which skip is best for them. Take a look at our range of skips now and contact the team for speedy skip delivery within two days.

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