12 yard skip is a versatile and popular option when it comes to waste management and disposal. It is a large skip container with a capacity of approximately 12 cubic yards or 9.2 cubic meters. This size makes it ideal for medium to large-scale projects, such as home renovations, construction sites, or garden clearances. The 12-yard skip provides ample space for disposing of various types of waste, including household items, garden waste, construction debris, and bulky items. It is commonly used by both residential and commercial customers due to its generous capacity, allowing for the efficient removal of significant amounts of waste in a single container.


It can vary slightly depending on the specific manufacturer or supplier. However, the following are common dimensions for a standard 12-yard skip:

  • Length: Approximately 3.66 meters (12 feet)
  • Width: Approximately 1.68 meters (5.5 feet)
  • Height: Approximately 1.68 meters (5.5 feet)

These dimensions provide an estimate of the size of a 12-yard skip. However, it’s important to note that the actual dimensions may vary slightly. When hiring a skip, it’s best to confirm the precise dimensions with the skip hire company to ensure it meets your specific requirements.


It can vary depending on several factors, including location, duration of hire, and the specific skip hire company. Additionally, prices can also be influenced by any additional services or permits required for skip placement.

In the United Kingdom, the average cost of hiring a 12-yard skip ranges between £200 and £400, although prices may differ in certain areas or during peak seasons. It’s important to note that prices can fluctuate over time, so it’s advisable to contact us or check their websites for the most up-to-date pricing information.

Ready to tackle your waste management needs? Choose the convenience of a 12 yard skip for your next project.


Opting for a 12-yard skip offers several benefits when it comes to waste management and disposal:

  1. Ample Capacity: The generous size of a 12-yard skip provides ample capacity to handle medium to large-scale waste volumes. Whether you’re tackling a home renovation, construction project, or garden clearance, this skip size ensures you have enough space to dispose of various types of waste efficiently.

  2. Versatility: It is highly versatile, accommodating a wide range of materials, including household waste, garden waste, construction debris, and bulky items. Its flexibility allows you to consolidate different types of waste in a single container, eliminating the need for multiple skips and simplifying the disposal process.

  3. Convenience: With a 12-yard skip, you can conveniently dispose of significant amounts of waste in one go. This saves you time and effort compared to making multiple trips to a local waste disposal facility. The convenience of having a skip on-site allows you to focus on your project without the hassle of frequent waste transportation.

  4. Space Efficiency: Despite its large capacity, a 12-yard skip is still compact enough to fit in most residential or commercial spaces. This makes it suitable for projects with limited access or restricted areas. You can efficiently manage your waste without worrying about space constraints.

  5. Cost-Effective: It can be a cost-effective solution for waste disposal. By hiring a single skip instead of multiple smaller ones, you can potentially save on overall costs. Additionally, skip hire companies often offer flexible rental options, allowing you to choose the duration that best suits your needs, further optimizing cost efficiency.

  6. Environmental Sustainability: Utilizing a 12-yard skip promotes environmental sustainability by ensuring proper waste disposal. The skip hire company will handle the collection, transportation, and responsible disposal of the waste, adhering to local waste management regulations. By choosing a skip, you contribute to a cleaner and greener environment.


It can generally accommodate a wide range of waste types, but it’s important to note that there are certain items that may not be accepted due to safety, legal, or environmental reasons. Here’s a general guideline on acceptable and non-acceptable waste for a 12-yard skip:

Acceptable Waste:

  1. General household waste, including furniture, appliances, and miscellaneous items.
  2. Garden waste, such as branches, leaves, grass clippings, and soil.
  3. Construction and demolition waste, including bricks, concrete, tiles, plasterboard, and timber.
  4. Inert waste, like rubble, stones, and sand.
  5. Metal items, such as pipes, metal sheets, and fixtures.
  6. Plastic materials, including empty containers, packaging, and PVC pipes.
  7. Cardboard and paper products.

Non-Acceptable Waste:

  1. Hazardous materials, such as asbestos, solvents, paints, oils, and chemicals. These require specialized disposal methods due to their potential harm to human health and the environment.
  2. Electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), including TVs, refrigerators, computers, and batteries. These items require separate recycling processes.
  3. Medical waste, including syringes, needles, and pharmaceuticals. These items require specialized disposal methods to prevent contamination and harm.
  4. Flammable or explosive materials, like gas cylinders, propane tanks, fireworks, and ammunition.
  5. Liquids, including oils, paints, solvents, and fuel.
  6. Biological waste, such as animal carcasses, human waste, and medical waste.


The hiring process for a 12-yard skip typically involves the following steps:

  • Request a Quote: Get in touch with us to request a quote for hiring a 10-yard skip. Provide us with the necessary details, including the location, duration of hire, and the type of waste you plan to dispose of. Compare the quotes received and take into consideration any additional services or terms offered by each company.
  • Make a Booking: Once you have selected a skip hire company, confirm your booking with us. Share the required information, such as the delivery address, preferred delivery and collection dates, and any special instructions or specific requirements you may have.
  • Arrange Delivery and Placement: Coordinate the delivery of the skip with us, ensuring that there is a suitable and easily accessible location for placement. If the skip needs to be positioned on public property, such as a street, we will assist you in checking for any necessary permits and obtaining them in advance.
  • Fill the Skip: Once the skip is delivered, you can start filling it with the approved waste materials. It is important to ensure that you do not exceed the skip’s capacity and avoid overfilling, as this can pose safety risks and result in additional charges.
  • Collection and Disposal: When your hire period is complete or the skip is full, simply contact us to arrange the collection. We will schedule a pick-up date and come to collect the skip. Rest assured that we will handle the proper disposal of the waste, including recycling whenever possible or employing appropriate disposal methods in compliance with regulations.