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Skip Bin Hire FAQ

Q: Why hire a skip bin?
A: There are many good reasons to hire a skip bin when clearing out a large amount of rubbish at home or at work. These include the following:

  • Skip bins are cheaper than hiring a trailer and taking it to the tip (i.e. landfill).
  • Unlike skip bins, which let you think about what to keep or what to get rid of, rubbish-clearing companies need you to take out your rubbish as soon as they arrive.
  • You won't have to load and unload your rubbish at the tip. All you need to do is have the bin delivered, load it up with your waste, and then forget about it.
  • You don't need to be at home when the skip bin is handed over since they're just left in your driveway or at the street.

Q: How do I hire a skip bin?
A: Here are our suggested steps in hiring a skip bin:

  • First, determine what size of the skip bin that you'll need.
  • Next, the type of materials that will go into the bin.
  • Ask for quotes from several skip bin providers. The companies will ask for the skip bin size and type of waste you'll be putting in the bin. The quoted price will depend on those factors.
  • Once you've decided which has the best offer, contact the company of your choice.

Once the skip bin arrives, you can start filling it up with your rubbish. When you’re done, you have the option of sticking to the pickup schedule, or informing the company that you’re finished so that they can pick it up immediately.

Q: What are the bin sizes available?
A: The available sizes depends on the company providing the skip bin. Sizes typically range from 2 to 30 cubic metres.

Q: What can/can’t I put in my skip bin?
A: Skip bin companies normally segregate their bins into six types:

  • General waste bins may contain household waste (e.g. toys, clothing, kitchenware), light building waste (dry carpet, drywalls, cardboards) and green waste (shrubs, grass). You can't put in waste like bricks, asbestos, mattresses, hazardous waste, liquids, any insulation material, empty chemical containers, tyres or tree trunks.
  • Bricks and concrete waste bins may only contain just that--bricks and concrete waste. If it's not made of bricks or concrete, you can't put it in.
  • Soil and dirt waste bins may only contain clean soil and sand. If it's not clean soil or sand, you can't put it in.
  • Heavy waste bins may contain waste from house cleanups, like general waste, green waste, and bricks and concrete waste. You can't put in rubbish like food waste, insulation material, asbestos, liquids, tires and empty chemical bottles.
  • Green waste bins may contain organic waste like branches, grass clippings, leaves, bark, branches and woodchips. If it's not green waste, don't put it in.
  • Asbestos waste bins should only contain asbestos or any material that contains asbestos. Do not put any other kinds of waste in asbestos bins.