As you can tell by the name, mini skips are small. Measuring in at 2.5 cubic yards of capacity, they’re the same shape as their bigger cousins, just on a miniature scale. But if they’re so small, how could they possibly be useful?

Jobs for Mini Skip Hire

There’s a surprising number of jobs that suit mini skip hire perfectly – both domestic and commercial.

One of the most common commercial applications for a mini skip is for the disposal of plasterboard, which can’t be mixed with other kinds of waste. Contractors will hire a mini skip as a secondary receptacle for drywall, keeping it separate from other materials for easier processing. A secondary mini skip is sometimes used to clear up general waste produced on site and for a final cleanup once a job is completed.

Why are Mini Skips so Popular for Domestic Projects?

Domestic skip hire customers love mini skips – because they’re usually just the right size for a small DIY job. Also, their low height makes them very easy to fill with little more than a wheelbarrow for assistance. Plus, the small footprint of mini skips means they’ll fit on most driveways with plenty of room left over to park a car. As an added bonus, they’re more cost effective to hire than a full size skip, making them a very attractive proposition indeed.

Garden clearances, bathroom refurbishment and even a small kitchen renovation (where appliances are being kept) could all be completed with a mini skip. And even though 2.5 cubic yards doesn’t sound like a lot, you’d be surprised at what you can fit in there.

Mini Skip Size: What Can You Fit Inside?

Mini skips are deceptively big and you’ll be able to get a lot in there. As an example, think about your bath at home and how much that can hold; a mini skip can hold around twelve times as much. In fact, you can fit around two and a half tons of packed rubble into a mini skip – pretty impressive for the smallest skip in our fleet!

Valley Bags: The Mini Skip Alternative

The newest addition at Valley Trading is our Valley Bag, a flat-packed mini skip alternative that’s got bags of room! Just like other waste bags, Valley Bags can hold a large volume of mixed waste, plasterboard, soil or rubble. They’re for off-road storage only – but their small footprint means that they’ll be easy to get onto a driveway or front yard.

Prices start at just £55* and you can hire your Valley Bag for 2-3 weeks with next day delivery for all orders placed before 12pm!

*Prices depend on the materials to be placed in your Valley Bag.

Mini Skip Hire from Valley Trading

For more information on any of our mini skip hire or Valley Bag services, please contact us today – call 01666 505800 or email us at