Frequently Asked Questions

What size bin do I need?

Our aim is to supply you with a bin size that suits your needs. Skip Bins can supply 2, 3, 4, or 6 cubic meter skip bins. All sizes have low side and or wheelbarrow doors available to save your time and back.

Please see Bin Sizes to see dimensions.

What’s included in the price of a bin?

When you call, you will be asked your address, what size bin you require, what type of material is going into it and how long you require it. With this information you will be quoted a competitive price. Included in this price is delivery, pick up, and all associated tip fees.

What can I put in the bin?

Skip bins are great for General Household and Garage clean ups, Garden clean ups, Moving house, Building, Renovation and Landscaping waste.

We do not provide bins for Asbestos and Fibro.

Materials we DO NOT accept are food scraps, liquid waste, dangerous chemicals, acids and poisons, needles and syringes, Gas bottles, Explosives and any other environmentally unfriendly substances or objects likely to cause harm or damage. To dispose of these materials you need to contact your local council.

How much can I put in my bin?

You will notice that our bins are labelled around the top “Do not fill above top”. For safety and legal reasons, skip bins should not be filled any higher than the rim and should be loaded carefully in order to avoid any spillage during transit. In the event that a driver arrives to collect your bin and it has been overfilled, we reserve the right to remove some of the contents and/or charge an extra amount for the excess.

I think I may have asbestos?

As a general rule houses pre 1980 are likely to contain some in the fibro cement sheeting found in the bathroom and eaves of the house. For further information please click here.

How many trailer loads can I get in the bin?

Many customers like to use ‘trailer loads’ to estimate the size of bin they require. A two metre cubed bin will hold approximately three 6 ft. x 4 ft. trailers. The amount you can get in the bin depends on how well you utilise the space: how much air space you leave. To maximize the space, cut green waste into smaller pieces and pack it down tightly.

What is one cubic metre?

A cubic metre is a standard unit of measurement. One cubic metre is the amount that would be held in a cube that is one metre wide by one metre high by one metre deep.

How much weight can I put in the bin?

The maximum load for our skip bins is 3 tonne. This is the safe lifting limit. Skip’s greater than 3m³ are not permitted to be filled with any solid fill. (i.e. dirt, bricks, concrete, pavers etc).

Can I mix the load?

Yes, you can mix the rubbish; however different rates apply for green waste, household rubbish, concrete bricks and soil. It is often much cheaper and better for the environment to separate your waste.

Do you have any bins with doors?

Yes, all bin sizes have doors available. Please note that our bins are not suitable for Dingo’s, bobcats or mini excavators to drive into.

How much can I stack the bin up?

We are not allowed to carry an unsafe load. Your bin must be safely stacked to water level, so that it can be tied down or tarped. The waste should not be able to move in transit.

Can I fill the bins with concrete – is there a weight limit?

The 2 cubic metre bins can be filled to the rim with concrete, bricks, soil (clean Fill ) and there is no weight limit or additional charge. If you have more then 2 cubic metres of very heavy material, we will give you 2 or more 2 cubic metre bins that you can fill, so that you get full value from your bin hire.

What can I put in the bin?

You can place anything in the bin except those prohibited by law: No asbestos, tyres, batteries, liquids, chemicals, gas bottles, or other prescribed or listed wastes. For information regarding the disposal of these, contact the council.

What happens if I overload the bin?

Where possible the driver will try to take the skip, once the overloaded item is removed from the top of the bin, the overloaded item(s) where possible will be left in a neat pile near the site of the bin.

What happens if the driver can’t load the skip?

We will contact you and advise you that we are unable to remove the skip due to the overloading. We will then arrange for you to receive another skip from us for you to transfer the material into. This skip will be charged at the stated rate.

How much notice do you need if I want to book a bin?

Same day delivery is often available; please give us 1-2 days notice if possible so that we can supply the bin size you require. During busy periods e.g. weekends, long weekends and holiday periods we recommend you book your bin earlier.

When and how can I pay for the skip bin?

Payment is generally COD. We accept Visa, MasterCard, mobile eftpos, Cash, Cheque or Direct Deposit. Please ask us for account details if you would like to pay by Direct Deposit.

If you are unsure about any of the information on this page or have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please phone 4121 3577 or 0402046771

How long can I keep the bin?

Bin Hire is usually up to 7 days. If you finish with the bin sooner, simply call us and we will collect it. However, if you have not finished with the bin within the seven days please contact us ASAP to make alternative arrangements. Please note additional daily rates apply for extended hire times. Please call us for enqiries regarding excess daily rates.

Can we get a bin delivered on a Saturday or Sunday?

We can deliver on Saturdays (generally on the Saturday morning) but we only deliver and collect on Sundays by arrangement.

Where do you place the bin and can I move it?

We will ask your requirements on arrival and place the bin in an appropriate spot for your ease of access that causes less impact on property; driveways etc., and for our ease of removal once filled. Under NO circumstances is a bin to be moved.

Please Note – Our trucks weigh up to 8 tonnes when they are loaded. Unfortunately, driving on grass can cause some damage particularly in the wet. Please be assured we will make every effort to ensure we don’t cause any damage. Should you have any concerns or special requirements please ask the driver at the time of delivery.

Can you place the bin under my carport or in my garage?

No, we cannot risk the damage to your property.

Can we put the bin on the nature strip?

Generally, yes, however we cannot block pedestrian access.