16 Yard Skips Available Across the UK

If you’re looking to hire a 16 yard skip, we can help. We provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service to homes and businesses across the UK. Wastefair can take care of all your skip hire needs with instant quotes, online booking, and next-day delivery in most areas.

The 16 yard skip is the largest standard skip size available, making it ideal for tackling large waste disposal projects.

Standing at a height of over 6 foot 7 inches, this beast of a skip is mainly used in commercial settings. However, if you have a large household clearance to tackle with bulky waste such as furniture, the 16 yard skip is a great option.

Enter your postcode into the search box to see the cost of hiring this skip in your area. We will instantly display the price of 16 yard skips, as well as all other sizes that we can deliver to your chosen location.

Not quite ready to order or looking for further information? Please look at the faqs below, where we have covered everything you should know before hiring a 16 yard skip.

How big is a 16 yard skip?

At the height of 2 metres and 4.5 metres in length, the 16 cubic yard skip can hold a large quantity of waste. In fact, you can get up to 160 bin bags of rubbish within the container.

This size container can only be used for lightweight materials, so it is unsuitable for heavy construction waste such as rubble or soil. But other than that, the 16 yard skip can be used for a whole host of different waste materials.

The 16 yard skip dimensions are as follows:

  • Capacity – 16 cubic yards / 12.2 cubic metres
  • Height – 6′ 7″ / 2.0 metres
  • Length – 14′ 9″ / 4.5 metres
  • Width – 5′ 6″ / 1.67 metres

What can you put in a 16 yard skip?

Whether you’re having a big clear out or working on a large construction project, hiring a 16 yard skip is a fast and convenient way to get rid of large volumes of rubbish.

As long as it is lightweight, most types of waste can be put in a 16 yard skip. This includes pallets, cardboard, plastics, tree cuttings, metals and bulky items like furniture.

The 16 cubic yard skip is not suitable for heavy waste such as soil, bricks, rubble or concrete. Due to its large size, filling a skip with heavy waste such as these would make the skip too heavy to lift and transport safely.

Another essential point to remember when hiring a skip for mixed general waste is that there are some items classed as hazardous that you can’t put in the skip. In addition to materials such as asbestos, the list of hazardous waste also includes everyday business and household items, such as:

  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Monitors
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Gas cylinders

If you are a business that has hazardous waste to dispose of, we can provide dedicated skips for this waste. We can also offer a range of other containers for the collection of hazardous and liquid waste. For further information, feel free to contact a member of our friendly team.

How much does a 16 yard skip cost to hire?

The cost of hiring one of these vast containers is based on where you want it to be delivered. As with most services, skip hire prices vary across the UK, with some areas such as London costing more than in other parts of the country.

However, we have made the process of comparing skip hire prices much easier, no matter where you need a skip delivered. Simply enter your postcode into the search box provided to view the range of skip sizes and prices available.

At Wastefair, you can get an instant quote and book your 16 yard skip online in less than two minutes, right here!

Will I need a permit to hire a 16 yard skip?

You will only need a permit if the skip is delivered on the road or other public property. However, whether you are actually allowed to do this depends on your local council rules. For many areas across the UK, the biggest skip allowed to be dropped on a road is the 8 yard builders skip.

If the skip will be on private property, such as within your business premises or on a driveway, you won’t need to worry about getting a skip permit.

How long can I keep a 16 yd skip for?

The standard hire term when ordering a skip with us is two weeks. This provides plenty of time to get all of your rubbish loaded into the skip without having to rush. Of course, if you don’t need the skip for that long, we can arrange to have the skip picked up sooner.

When ordering your 16 yard skip online, you have the option of selecting when you would like to have the skip collected. However, contact our friendly customer service team if you need your skip collecting sooner or would like to extend the hire period.

Can I get a 16 yard enclosed and lockable skip?

Yes, in addition to the standard open containers, we can also provide 16 yard skips that are enclosed and lockable.

Enclosed skips are ideal for suppressing dusty loads of waste and minimising smells. Being lockable also makes them suitable for use in high-risk areas, such as construction work or areas with an increased risk of theft, vandalism or fire.

Ready to hire a 16 yard skip?

At Wastefair, it’s easy to order 16 yard skip hire online with our fast and efficient service. To get started, enter your postcode to get fixed, transparent pricing for the full range of skips available in your area.

With a huge range of skip sizes, online booking and delivery available nationwide, we are confident that you will find the best container to suit your needs.

If you have any questions about hiring a 16 yard skip, please get in touch with our friendly customer service team, who will be happy to help.

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