How Do I know Which Size Skip Bin To Order?

Working out which size skip bin you need – some handy hints!

It can be tricky to estimate which size skip bin you need when you’ve got a clean-up job to organise.

Many people struggle with working out the size they want when ordering a skip bin. We’ve come up with some handy tips to help you pinpoint how much rubbish you’re getting rid of. This will help you to order the right size skip bin for the right job.

Ordering a skip bin for house clearances is going to be different than ordering a skip bin for renovations. Below are some helpful hints and tips for when you’re unsure about the size of the skip bin to order.


All there is to know which size skip bin you need


  • Skip bin for bathroom renovation: When renovating a bathroom, you’ll typically want to dump old cupboards, bath, shower screen, sink and tiles in addition to the packaging for any new fixtures and fittings. The size of skip bin you will need for a job like this is most likely 3 cubic metres. So you should order our 3m by 3 Marrel Bin which is great for smaller jobs and easy to access with a wheelbarrow.
  • Skip bin for kitchen renovation: With kitchens, there’s a definite margin for variation. Some kitchens can be fitted into others many times over…we’ll work on averages for the purposes of this article! Let’s assume your kitchen is an ordinary one with a few banks of units, a sink and stove. If this is the case, then you will find that a skip bin of 4 cubic metres is ample. Check out our 4 cubic metre Marrel Bins here
  • Skip bin for moving house: If you’ve got a lot of junk to get rid of, then it’s best to order a fairly decently sized skip bin. Most big clear ups for a house move will necessitate the removal of old white goods and old furniture. We find that a skip bin of between 4-6 cubic metres is ample for a move like this.
  • Skip bin for a deceased estate: The sad task of emptying a friend or relatives’ home after they’ve passed is never easy so make sure you’re prepared and order a large skip bin because a deceased estate generally means a lot of things to throw away. We find that most deceased estates need a skip bin of 20 cubic metres.

Get in touch for more assistance! We’re here to help.

If you’re unsure or need further guidance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for advice. We’re always happy to help when it comes to our customers and our friendly and knowledgeable team is in place and ready to assist with skip bins, so you can be confident that you’re dealing with experts in waste management! Don’t forget to research your recycling habits before you order a skip bin just in case you can reduce the size of the skip bin you need to order.


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