When it comes to rubbish removal, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure…but in this case, it’s just trash and you want it gone. Enter the trusty mobile skip bin, your knight in shining armor when it comes to decluttering and getting rid of all that unwanted junk.
From the humble 2-cubic meter skip, perfect for a small spring cleaning project, to the mighty 20-cubic meter skip, capable of handling even the most daunting of clear-outs, there’s a skip bin out there for every job. But with so many sizes to choose from, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.
So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of the most common sizes of mobile skip bins homeowners hire for rubbish removal!
The “Mini” of the Bunch: 2-Cubic Meter Skips
When it comes to mobile skip bins, size does matter. And for those small-scale projects, a 2-cubic meter skip is the perfect solution. These pint-sized powerhouses pack a punch when it comes to waste removal, making them a popular choice among homeowners.
These mini skips have a capacity of around 20-30 bin bags full of waste and are generally about the size of a small car.
Here are a few examples of when a 2-cubic meter skip might come in handy:
- When you realize your closet is full of clothes you haven’t worn since the 90s, and you decide it’s time to do some serious Marie Kondo-ing. A 2-cubic meter skip is the perfect size for all those baggy jeans and neon windbreakers you’re saying goodbye to.
- When you’re ready to tackle that long-overdue kitchen renovation and the old cabinets and appliances start piling up. A 2-cubic meter skip will be just the right size to handle the detritus of your culinary past.
- When you’ve had enough of tripping over the kids’ bikes and scooters in the garage, and you decide it’s time to reclaim your space. A 2-cubic meter skip will happily take on all the little wheels and handlebars that have been cluttering up your life.
Mid-Size Madness: The 5-Cubic Meter and 7-Cubic Meter Skips
Things start to get a little more interesting with the 5-meter and 7-meter options. They’re big enough to handle larger amounts of waste, but still small enough to be easily transported and placed on most driveways.
Its better to have a skip on hand and not use it, than to find yourself with a huge project on your hands without one.
A 5-meter skip has a capacity of about 40-50 bin bags full of waste and is the size of a small van. While a 7-meter skip is about the size of a medium van and can accommodate 60-70 bin bags full of waste. Real-life examples of when a 5-meter or 7-meter skip might come in handy? Oh, just your run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-road waste removal scenarios. For example:
- When you decide to tackle that long-awaited basement remodel, and you realize just how much old junk has been accumulating down there for the past decade. A 5-meter skip will be the perfect size for all those mildewy old boxes and that broken ping pong table.
- When it’s time to turn that spare room into a home gym, and all the old furniture, boxes and clutter need to be removed. A 5-meter skip will be just the right size to handle all that dust-collecting debris.
- When you’re finally getting around to redoing the bathroom, and you realize just how many layers of tile and grout have been applied over the years. A 7-meter skip will make short work of all that old tile and grout.
- Let’s not forget the “spring cleaning on steroids” type of projects, where you are not just cleaning your house but doing a full out declutter. An 7-meter skip is perfect to get rid of all the old furniture, appliances, and other items you no longer need or want.
The Big Guns: The 10-Cubic Meter and 18-Cubic Meter Skips
When it comes to waste removal, sometimes you need a little more firepower. That’s where the 10-meter skips and 18-meter skips come in. These large-capacity skips are designed for the big jobs, from major home renovations to large scale construction projects. They are able to handle large quantities of waste, bulky items and heavy materials with ease.
These big guns are here to help you conquer that big waste removal project and get your property back in shape. Here are a few examples of when a 10-meter and 18-meter skip could come in handy:
- You’re giving your whole house a makeover, new floors, new walls, new everything! And you need to get rid of old tiles, drywall, and other debris, A 10-meter skip will be more than capable of handling all that waste.
- You’re getting your backyard ready for a pool installation, and you need to get rid of a large amount of soil, rocks, and debris. A 20-meter skip will be the ideal companion for this kind of project.
- You’re demolishing a commercial building or an industrial facility, and you need to dispose of heavy waste, large items and debris.
As the saying goes, “better to have a skip and not need it, than to need a skip and not have it.” Pun intended, but think about it its better to have a skip on hand and not use it, than to find yourself with a huge project on your hands without one.
Need help deciding which size skip to choose? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help. We have skips designed for all kinds of projects, from small residential jobs to large scale industrial applications. No job is too big or too small! So go ahead, free up your space and reclaim your sanity with a skip today!