12 Yard Skips Delivered Nationwide

When it comes to disposing of large volumes of waste, the 12 yard skip is a great choice. Whether you plan a house clearance, are undertaking a shop refit, or need a skip for old office furniture, this large container is perfect.

At Wastefair, our mission is to provide the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective skip hire service nationwide. No matter where you need a 12 yard skip delivered in the UK, we will ensure it arrives on time and within budget.

When you need to hire a skip, it can be quite confusing knowing what size to order, where you can put it, and the type of waste you are allowed to put in it. This article aims to answer all of these questions and take you through the 12 yard skip hire process.

If you are ready to hire or want to get a 12 yard skip price, enter your postcode into the search box provided. We will instantly show you how much it will cost and how soon we can deliver. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

12 Yard Skip Dimensions

12 yard skips are large containers, so you need to ensure you have plenty of room on your driveway or wherever you want the skip to be delivered.

The actual shape and dimensions of a 12 yard skip will vary slightly depending on the manufacturer. However, the most common 12 yard skip dimensions are as follows:

  • Capacity – 12 cubic yards / 9.2 cubic metres
  • Height – 5′ 6″ / 1.68 metres
  • Length – 12′ 2″ / 3.7 metres
  • Width – 5′ 10″ / 1.78 metres

12 Yard Skip Dimensions

How much does a 12 yard skip cost?

As with all skip sizes, the actual cost of hiring a 12 yard skip varies across the UK. For example, if you’re hiring a skip in London, it is likely to cost you more than having one delivered in Bradford or Leicester.

To see how much a 12 yard skip costs in your area, enter your postcode into the search box provided. You can instantly see the best skip prices we can offer in your chosen location.

What can you put in a 12 yard skip?

12 yard skips (sometimes described as maxi skips) are perfect for disposing of bulky waste such as furniture, wood, office waste and recyclables. Here are a few examples of the type of projects and waste you could use this skip for:

  • Household clearances – furniture such as chairs, dining tables and beds. Old kitchen units, worktops, toys, clothing, etc.
  • Office waste – this could include cardboard boxes, paper waste, plastic materials, office desks, chairs and other mixed general waste.
  • Garden waste – hedge trimmings, tree cuttings, old plants, grass and other lightweight garden rubbish (excluding soil and other heavy garden waste).
  • Construction waste – including light construction materials such as plastics, wood, metals, pallets, etc.

Due to their size, 12 yd skips are only really suitable for lightweight materials. They should not be used for heavy construction waste such as soil or rubble, for example.

In addition to avoiding heavy materials such as soil, concrete and rubble, you also need to ensure that you don’t throw any hazardous waste materials in the skip. Items classified as hazardous includes the following:

  • Asbestos
  • Tyres
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Paint and chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Gas cylinders

Does a 12 cubic yard skip have a weight limit?

Yes, the 12 yard skip has a weight limit of 8 tonnes. Although the capacity of this skip is large enough to hold more weight, doing so would make the skip too heavy to be lifted by a skip lorry.

So if you are thinking of hiring a 12 yard skip, it is important to consider the type of waste you need to dispose of. Ideally, you should only use this size container for light to medium weight rubbish such as plastics, wood, metal and packaging waste.

Can you put soil or rubble in a 12 yard skip?

Skips of this large size are not suitable for heavy loads, such as soil, rubble or concrete. As mentioned above, this size container has a maximum weight limit of 8 tonnes.

If you were to fill a 12 yard skip with soil or other heavy materials, it would make the skip too heavy to be lifted.

Can you put a 12 yd skip on the road?

If you want to have your skip put on the road outside your house or business premises, you will need to get permission from the local council. This permission is called a skip permit or license.

The rules regarding skip permits do vary depending on your location. Some councils in the UK will not allow you to put a 12 yard skip on the road, with the largest size allowed being the 8 yard skip.

The cost of a skip permit also varies across the UK, with prices generally ranging between £15 to £50. However, when hiring a skip through Wastefair, we take care of everything for you.

Our online quote and booking system automatically shows you the total price, including the permit cost, if one is required. So you don’t need to worry about any hidden costs, as we provide fixed transparent prices no matter where you need your skip delivered.

How long can I keep the skip for?

When you hire a 12 yard skip from us, the standard hire duration is 14 days in most cases. However, when booking your skip, you are given the option to select a collection date. So if you only need a skip for a few days, we will ensure it is collected on time, so it doesn’t get in your way.

However, if you want your 12 yard skip for a longer period of time, this can usually be arranged. Just contact our friendly customer service team, and we will be happy to help.

What happens to the 12 yard skip when I’m finished with it?

Once your 12 yard skip has been loaded and collected by a lorry, it will be taken to a local recycling centre, where the contents of your skip will be sorted accordingly. Separating the contents into different waste streams (wood, plastics, metals, cardboard, etc.) increases the amount of waste that can then be recycled.

The aim for all waste collections is to reuse and recycle as much waste as possible, which is better for the environment than sending waste to landfills.

How to order 12 yard skip

If you are ready to order a 12 yard skip, why not use our online quote and booking system? It only takes a few seconds to get an instant quote based on your location and requirements.

We also provide clear transparent prices for all of our skip hire services, so there are no hidden costs or unexpected fees when placing an order.

If you have any questions about our skip hire service or are unsure what size skip to order, please feel free to get in touch. Our friendly customer service team will be happy to provide a quote and answer any questions you may have.

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