Waste skips come in a vast variety of shapes and sizes. Although there are no “industry standard” skip dimensions, most skip manufacturers and dealers categorise different size skips using cubic yards, although the term “cubic” is usually not used.
Common sizes are 3, 8, 10, 12 and 20 yards.
We use the same size categories for our skip covers in order to ease identification. It is therefore important to note that, for example, a “3 Yard” skip cover will not be 3 yards long (or 3 yards wide).
As our skip covers are designed to hang over the edges they have three dimensions. However, the main function of a skip cover is to cover the 2-dimensional opening at the top. As such, the 3-dimensional yard measurements can only be used as a way of matching a size of cover to a size of skip and must not be taken to assume any given size.
Since the industry segregates sizes using a three-dimension system which includes the depth of the skip, the two dimensions of the open top of the skip will vary considerably.
We have dealt with this by surveying the skip sizes that are on the market and we have taken the greatest length and greatest width measurements that are on offer within a given “yard” size category as the dimensions of the covers.
Thus, you can be assured that our covers will almost certainly fit any size of skip in any given “yard” size range. In fact, it may be a little too large but this will not pose a problem since it will naturally add to the overhang already manufactured into the covers.