Domestic and Commercial Skip Hire - 4, 8 & 12 Cubic Yard Capacities  (Open & Closed)

Midi Skip - 4 Cubic Yards Capacity

4 Cu Yds Skip Hire - Angus Maciver Skip Hire

Dimensions -  7ft (2.01m) length x 6ft (1.71m) width x 3ft (1.00m) height.

Capacity - Equivalent to 40 bin bags/13 wheelie bins/4MT

Our 4-yard “midi” skip is our most compact skip size available.


Offering sufficient space to accommodate waste from kitchen or bathroom refits or a garden clearance, a 4 yard skip is ideal for domestic jobs requiring a convenient and affordable on-site waste solution, or as a secondary skip for waste materials that cannot be mixed.


Relatively small in size, this skip lends itself perfectly to jobs where space is limited and can be stored off-road in gardens or on driveways.

The skip is open only.

Builders' Skip - 8 Cubic Yards Capacity


Dimensions - 12ft (3.66m) length x 6ft (1.83m) width x 4.5ft (1.37m) height.

Capacity - Equivalent to 80 bin bags/25 wheelie bins/8MT

These skips are perfect for most types of waste, including rubble, organic waste, wood, metal, furniture, plastic and much more. They are commonly used by commercial clients for small to medium sized building and construction sites.


They are also used by domestic clients for large home improvement projects, especially home improvements that involve multiple smaller projects, including garden clearances, kitchen refits, wall removal, bathroom refits and conservatory removal.


This is the largest skip for hire for heavy inert waste like soil, concrete, and other builders' waste.

The skip can be either open or closed.

Maxi Skip - 12 Cubic Yards Capacity

12 Cu Yds Open & Closed Skip Hire - Angus Maciver Skip Hireciver Skip Hire, Isle of Lewis

Dimensions - 13ft (3.96m) length x 6ft (1.83m) width x 6.5ft (1.98m) height.

Capacity - Equivalent to 100 bin bags/32 wheelie bins/8MT

Whilst usually used for commercial and industrial work, the 12-yard Maxi Skip is ideal for very large house clearances, multi-room refurbishments or for combining waste from more than one project. The large capacity makes it ideal for the disposal of very large items that otherwise would have to be disposed of separately.

However, this skip is not suitable to fill completely with heavy inert waste like soil or concrete, as the combined weight of the skip, its contents and the weight of the skip lorry required to transport it would be more than the allowable legal road weight limit.

A 12 yard skip can be hired for large house clearances, large garden waste, green waste (not soil) and for large loads of light builders waste such as wood, plastic or metal. It is the best option for combining small but heavy waste with some bulky, lighter items.

The skip can be either open or closed.

Skip Hire Permits & Acceptable & Prohibited Skip Waste

Skip Permits and Siting Of Skip

Permit required if skip to be placed on


  • Public Road

  • Footpath

Not required if skip to be placed on 

  • Driveway

  • Hardstanding

  • Privately owned property

Skips greater than 8cu.yds. capacity cannot be placed on a public road or footpath. CNES Permits required for public road or footpath, 3-5 days for approval.

Skip siting must not 

  • Block any road or footpath

  • Block or cover any drain

  • Be placed on a verge

Skip Contents - Acceptable Waste

  • Brick

  • Soil

  • Rubble

  • Concrete

  • Timber

  • Glass

  • Metal

  • Green Waste

  • Plastic

  • Paper

  • Cardboard

  • Non-Electrical Fittings

  • Furniture 

  • Plasterboard (only if contained within heavy duty specialist bags, or in a separate skip)


Skip Contents - Prohibited Waste

  • Fridges & Freezers

  • Cookers & Fans & Toasters

  • Televisions

  • Telephones

  • Computer Towers & Monitors

  • Gas Bottles & Cylinders (full or empty)

  • Fluorescent Tubes

  • Clinical Waste & Syringes

  • Hazardous & Toxic Waste

  • Oils & Filters (engine, hydraulic, & cooking)

  • Petrol & Diesel

  • Paint, Paint Tins & Solvents (unless empty)

  • Resins

  • Tyres

  • Asbestos

  • Uncontained Plasterboard