The waste on a construction site, demolition, and excavation industries is often unavoidable. However, if your business produces waste, it is legally required to properly manage it and confirm that it’s following the waste management hierarchy, which helps you to reduce, reuse, and recycle your waste before disposing of it. This is crucial in order to help the UK minimise its environmental impact and reduce the demands placed on our landfills.

Common types of construction waste include:

  • Concrete, bricks, tiles, cement, and ceramics.
  • Wood, glass, and plastic.
  • Insulation and asbestos materials.
  • Bituminous mixtures, coal tar, and tar.
  • Metallic waste (such as pipes).
  • Soil, stones, and dredging.
  • Paints and varnishes.
  • Adhesives and sealants.

If you determine that certain materials cannot be reduced or reused, then your remaining options are to recycle and/or dispose of them. The most practical and effective construction waste disposal method is to hire skips from a Best Skip Hire. You should ensure that you hire the necessary number of skips to separate recycling and waste, as well as hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

Furthermore, you should determine whether your skips will be sited on private land. Otherwise, you will need to acquire a skip permit from your local authority.
When deciding on what skips to hire, be aware about the types of skip.

Measurements for a 6 yard builder’s skip

CAPACITY HEIGHT LENGTH WIDTH
6 cubic yards 4′ 0″ 8′ 6″ 5′ 0″
4.6 cubic metres 1.22 metres 2.6 metres 1.52 metres

Measurements for a 8 yard skip

CAPACITY HEIGHT LENGTH WIDTH
8 cubic yards 4′ 0″ 12′ 0″ 5′ 6″
6.1 cubic metres 1.22 metres 3.66 metres 1.67 metres

Measurements for a 10 yard skip

CAPACITY HEIGHT LENGTH WIDTH
10 cubic yards 4′ 11″ 12′ 3″ 5′ 10″
7.65 cubic metres 1.5 metres 3.74 metres 1.78 metres

Measurements for a 12 yard skip

CAPACITY HEIGHT LENGTH WIDTH
12 cubic yards 5′ 6″ 12′ 2″ 5′ 10″
9.2 cubic metres 1.68 metres 3.7 metres 1.78 metres

Measurements for a 14 yard skip

CAPACITY HEIGHT LENGTH WIDTH
14 cubic yards 5′ 11″ 15′ 5″ 5′ 9″
10.7 cubic metres 1.8 metres 4.1 metres 1.75 metres

Measurements for a 16 yard skip

CAPACITY HEIGHT LENGTH WIDTH
16 cubic yards 6′ 7″ 14′ 9″ 5′ 6″
12.2 cubic metres 2.0 metres 4.5 metres 1.67 metres

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