Skips come in a diverse range of shapes and sizes, and whether you’re working on a residential project or a commercial project, they’re useful to have on hand. Choosing the right skip for your project depends on a number of factors, whether you’re a homeowner spring cleaning or a business fitting out a new premises, for example, your needs and skip requirements differ greatly. Here we’re looking at how to choose the right skip for your project.

How do commercial and domestic skips differ?

We ensure that you have plenty of skip hire choices when it comes to size. Commercial and domestic skips differ in a couple of ways, but if you need a larger-than-usual skip for a residential project, or vice-versa, we’ll still be happy to help.


The main difference between skips for a commercial project and a residential project is the size. Generally, you will want a much larger skip for a commercial project, as there is more waste to deal with. Domestic projects like house clearances or refurbishments of a room or two usually only require a smaller skip, often a 3 yard skip, which can hold a good amount of household waste. Our skip size guide can help you determine which is the best choice for your project.


The reason you need a skip will be different from project to project and domestic and commercial skip usage tends to differ too.

Smaller skips are ideal for clearing out a home or decluttering and getting rid of unwanted and broken items without the need to organise a tip run. They’re also suitably sized for gardening projects, DIY projects and can be used to dispose of a range of materials including concrete, plastic, and wood.

Larger skips for commercial usage can hold a lot more waste and are usually used for projects such as building and construction, shop and property refits and large-scale clear-outs of commercial premises. Building materials including bricks, rubble and other construction waste can be thrown in a commercial skip as well as bulkier items such as ripped out fixtures and fittings.

Choose the right skip for your project

Projects of all kinds and sizes are made easier with an on-site skip for easily disposing of waste as you go along. Our skips come in a range of sizes to ensure you can manage your project with ease and if you’re not sure if the right size for your project, you can contact us directly and we’ll advise you on your options.