Find Your Fit: Skip Hire Guide

Choosing the right skip isn’t always easy, but it’s important to make the right choice for your site. Finding the skip type that fits you can help you save money, and build a more efficient and sustainable waste management solution.

If you’re looking for skip hire, #FindYourFit with our below breakdown of skip types and sizes.

Open Skips

Open skips are the most common choice for skip hire – by builders, industrial sites and domestic skip hire alike. JWS provide 4 yard, 8 yard and 12 yard skips to the North West region, including Salford and Manchester.

4 YARD OPEN SKIP

Ideal for smaller sites or if you are generating less waste. Also suitable for heavier waste types such as hardcore waste.

W: 1.75m      H: 1.67m     L: 3.65m

8 YARD OPEN SKIP

Most popular skip size, commonly referred to as a ‘builders skip’. Also suitable for heavier waste types such as hardcore waste.

W: 1.75m      H: 1.83m     L: 4.29m

12 YARD OPEN SKIP

Suitable on a site generating more waste as this can store larger volumes, reducing the need for frequent collections. However, this size is not suitable for heavier waste types.

W: 1.75m      H: 1.83m     L: 4.29m

Enclosed Skips

For sites looking for more security over their waste, or more control over who puts waste into their containers – enclosed skips are an ideal solution. The 8 yard and 12 yard containers are the same capacity as the open skips.

8 YARD ENCLOSED SKIP

Enclosed skips offer more security and control over waste management containers. Also protects waste materials from elements such as wind and rain, which is particularly ideal for cardboard and DMR.

W: 1.68m      H: 1.5m     L: 3.66m

12 YARD ENCLOSED SKIP

Enclosed skips offer more security and control over waste management containers. Also protects waste materials from elements such as wind and rain, which is particularly ideal for cardboard and DMR.

W: 1.68m      H: 1.78m     L: 3.7m

14 YARD ENCLOSED SKIP

Enclosed skips offer more security and control over waste management containers. Also protects waste materials from elements such as wind and rain, which is particularly ideal for cardboard and DMR.

W: 1.75m      H: 1.83m     L: 4.29m

Hook Skips

Why should skip hire be limited to the ground? We can offer 8 yard hook skips for sites with crane-lifting operations. Take your waste management to the next level with these certified containers.

8 YARD HOOK SKIP

Suitable for crane-lifting operations on site. These skips are LOLER tested and certified for safety and compliance. Ideally lighter waste materials only as there is a 6 tonne weight limit.

W: 1.68m      H: 1.5m     L: 3.66m

ROLLONOFF (RORO) Skips

For larger sites with bigger volumes of waste, a regular skip container might not be enough. Our rollonoff skips are high-capacity containers designed to make skip hire more efficient.

15 YARD ROLLONOFF SKIP

Suitable for larger volumes of waste – if you site is generating a lot of waste then this container will reduce collection frequencies, improving your carbon footprint. 15 yards are also suitable for heavier waste streams such as hardcore and soil.

W: 2.4m      H: 1m     L: 5.9m

20 YARD ROLLONOFF SKIP

Suitable for larger volumes of waste – if you site is generating a lot of waste then this container will reduce collection frequencies, improving your carbon footprint.

W: 2.4m      H: 1.2m     L: 5.9m

25 YARD ROLLONOFF SKIP

Suitable for larger volumes of waste – if you site is generating a lot of waste then this container will reduce collection frequencies, improving your carbon footprint.

W: 2.4m      H: 1.9m     L: 5.9m

30 YARD ROLLONOFF SKIP

Suitable for larger volumes of waste – if you site is generating a lot of waste then this container will reduce collection frequencies, improving your carbon footprint.

W: 2.4m      H: 2.1m     L: 5.9m

35 YARD ROLLONOFF SKIP

Suitable for larger volumes of waste – if you site is generating a lot of waste then this container will reduce collection frequencies, improving your carbon footprint. Available in enclosed for extra security.

W: 2.4m      H: 2.4m     L: 5.9m

40 YARD ROLLONOFF SKIP

Suitable for larger volumes of waste – if you site is generating a lot of waste then this container will reduce collection frequencies, improving your carbon footprint.

W: 2.4m      H: 2.6m     L: 5.9m

REL Skips

RELs (Rear End Loaders) are skips designed to be emptied onsite – and our big bite vehicle does just that. An REL skip service is ideal for sites looking for the familiarity of skips with the efficiency of onsite waste collections.

8 YARD REL SKIP

Ideal for smaller sites as this container saves premium space. It can be emptied onsite via our big bite collection vehicle, making waste collections more efficient on site.

W: 1.75m      H: 1.67m     L: 3.65m

14 YARD ENCLOSED REL SKIP

Ideal for smaller sites as this container saves premium space. It can be emptied onsite via our big bite collection vehicle, making waste collections more efficient on site. This container is enclosed for extra security and control on site.

W: 1.75m      H: 1.83m     L: 4.29m

Construction Bins

No more working around your waste containers. These wheelie bin containers can be moved around site (including to varying levels) to the heart of the action.

A popular alternative to skips, our 660 Litre Construction Bins are ideal for sites with tight space or in busy areas such as Manchester City Centre.

660 LITRE CONSTRUCTION BINS

Our construction bins help save space on site, making these containers ideal if your site is in a tight space. These can also be emptied onsite via our big bite collection vehicle. The wheeled containers are versatile as they can be moved around site and used in lifts.

W: 1.3m      H: 1.26m     L: 0.76m

We do offer other construction bin sizes on request for particular site requirements. Please speak with our team for more information.

Choosing a skip for your waste type

Take a look at our below guide which details which containers we offer for each waste stream. If you are unsure about your waste stream, take a look at our waste guide or call our team on 0161 737 4545 for help.

Not all waste streams are suitable for every skip/waste container. Some waste streams are too heavy for larger containers, or need to be covered to protect from weather such as rain and wind (cardboard, for example.)

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