As you may all ready be aware skips can come in lots of different sizes – from the very small to the very large. Skips are measured in cubic yards. A cubic yard is 1 yard (3 foot or 0.92 metres) high x 1 yard wide x 1 yard deep and is roughly the size of two standard washing machines. The most common skip you may have seen in a residential street would either be 6 or 8 cubic yards. These sized skips are both referred to as a ‘builders skip’ so if you are comparing prices with more than one company and they talk about a builders skip make sure everyone is talking about the same sized skip in yards. The ideal skip size for you depends on not just the amount of waste you are creating but also how much space you have to put the skip. Obviously the larger the skip, the cheaper it works out per cubic yard of waste removed, but make sure you have enough waste to fill it, otherwise you’ll end up paying for thin air. Also, bear in mind that most councils will refuse to have a skip larger than 8 yards placed on a public highway. You also need to make sure you can put the skip where you want it, unfortunatly some times more than one skip is needed just because you don’t have the space for a larger skip.