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.

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..

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..

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.

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.

Please note that our RELs are not for trade services..

Construction Bins

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.

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.

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


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.)

Please note that hazardous waste is not suitable to go into a skip. If your waste type is not in the above guide, reach out to our team for further advice.

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