The largest among all of the Roll-on Roll-off skips is the 40 yard skip. It is also the largest available skip in the UK. They are mostly hired by clients for industrial and commercial jobs that produce enormous amounts of rubbish.
Prices of skips are greatly affected by their size and other factors such as location and permits. So, it’s best to ask for quotes from the skip hire companies to be sure.
40 Yard Skip Size
Roll-on Roll- off skips are extremely huge, and 40 yard skips typically measure 20 feet Long x 8 feet Wide x 8.5 feet High (6.10m x 2.44m x 1.07m), and they can do as much as 440 black bin bags of waste.
Prohibited Items You Cannot Put In The Skip
Although skips are great for getting rid of most types of waste, there some items that are not allowed to be thrown in any skips. These items include:
- Hazardous waste
- Gas cylinders
- Electrical items
- Fluorescent bulbs
Jobs Suitable for 40 Yard Skips
The 40 yard Roll-on Roll-off skips are the choice for industrial and commercial waste removal projects. They are mostly used in constructions sites for disposing of large amounts of construction waste, heavy materials and bulky items.
Council Permit Required for Hiring a 40 Yard Skip
Skip hire permits are only required for skips intended to be placed on council owned land and premises. They normally cost £15 to £60 depending on the council. If the skips are going to be placed on privately owned properties, there are no permits required.
To see our full selection of sizes visit our ‘skip sizes‘ page.