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17 AugWhat Skip Bin Size Should I Use?

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Not sure what skip bin size you need for a job? We can help you work it out!

Choosing the right size skip bin is essential if you want to get the best value out of your skip bin hire.

DL Skip Bins supply skip bins in five different sizes. You can order 2m³, 3m³, 4m³, 6m³ and 8m³ skip bins, depending on the amount of rubbish you need removed.

One cubic metre is around the size of one standard trailer.

To estimate the skip bin size you will need, you will have to work out the volume of the area you are working with.

Volume = Length x Width x Height

For example: 1.9m x 1.5m x 1.3m = approximately 3.7m³

Therefore you will need to hire a four cubic metre (4m³) bin.


Here are some general guidelines when choosing a skip bin size:

The 2m³ bin is good for a small project.

The 3m³ bin is suitable for a backyard cleanup.

The 4m³ bin is recommended for a garage clean-out or equivalent job.

The 6m³ and 8m³ bins are designed for big jobs like moving house or demolitions.


If you’d like some guidance on choosing the right skip bin size for your job, contact us today!