What Size Skip Bin Do I Need? A Simple Guide

It’s that time of year again when you need to clean up, declutter and get your property back into shape. Believe it or not, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

Before you take countless loads of waste to the local rubbish disposal, read this! We could save you hundreds of dollars in fees, fuel and, more importantly, time. Skip bins are not only cost effective, they are convenient. If you are thinking ‘but what size skip bin do I need?’, keep reading.

What size skip bin do I need – size options

You know you need a skip bin but are confused as to what sizes are available, let alone what size you will need for the job at hand. There are several options depending on what task you have ahead of you.

Mini skip bins – equivalent to 8 wheelie bins

Sick of seeing your grass clippings blowing all over the lawn and your garden beds overtaken with weeds? Having a clean out of the kids’ old toys that aren’t worth selling or giving away? If you are preparing to tackle a smaller residential job like these, a mini skip will typically be large enough for your needs. At 2 cubic metres in size, they are equivalent to approximately 8 wheelie bins worth of rubbish. This could be a budget-friendly option for your garden tidy or wardrobe clean out. Prices start at $160 per week. This includes drop off, pick up and disposal of the mini skip bin.

At a glance

Delivery fee: FREE same day delivery!

Starting price: $160 for a full 7 days.

Size: 2 cubic metres

Mini skip bins – equivalent to 12 wheelie bins

Is your yard larger or are you having an in-depth spring clean? Is your garage out of control and in need of a serious overhaul? Stop putting it off and start taking action.

If you think you have more than 8 wheelie bins worth of waste, the 3-metre mini skip bin might be a better size for your needs. With a holding capacity of approximately 12 wheelie bins, this skip bin delivered free in Brisbane and surrounds, offers more space without much extra cost. This option is still budget friendly and offers 7 days’ use with the option to extend if needed. Prices start at $200 per week. This includes drop off, pick up and disposal of the mini skip bin.

At a glance

Delivery fee: FREE same day delivery!

Starting price: $200 for a full 7 days.

Size: 3 cubic metres

Skip bins – equivalent to 16 wheelie bins

If you are doing your annual home clean up and don’t have the option of kerbside pick-up, skip bins are the perfect solution. You can contain all your rubbish while you are completing your tasks with the convenience of not needing to do multiple trips with a ute or trailer to your local tip.

The 4 metre skip bin is a popular choice for those taking part in a bit of home DIY or renovations, which can lead to a lot of excess rubbish. Prices start at $240 per week and include drop off, pick up and disposal of the skip bin.

At a glance

Delivery fee: FREE!

Starting price: $240 for a full 7 days.

Size: 4 cubic metres

Skip bins – equivalent to 24 wheelie bins

If you have a mammoth task ahead of you and know you will have copious amounts of rubbish to dispose of, the 6 cubic metre skip bin is what you need. This skip bin is popular for builders as it holds an impressive 24 wheelie bins worth of waste.

If you don’t think you have that much waste but will use more than the 4 metre skip bin, why not get the neighbours on board and do a street clean up? Make the skip bin communal for those around you and share the cost. It’s a win – win for everyone! Prices start at $340 per week. This includes drop off, pick up and disposal of the skip bin.

At a glance

Delivery fee: FREE!

Starting price: $340 for a full 7 days.

Size: 4 cubic metres

What is allowed in your skip bins

Just like your wheelie bins, you are not permitted to put dangerous or overly heavy materials in the skip bins, but most building and renovation rubbish is accepted. Your skip can hold construction resources, concrete, bricks, crushed rock, tiles, timber, cardboard, metals, paper, plastic and glass. Green waste, tree branches, clippings, toys, books, furniture and electrical equipment is also fine to put into your skip.

Filling the bin with any other substances could see your load being rejected or could cost you more money. It is important to check with your skip bin hire prior to booking if you think the materials you’re keen to get rid of might post a problem.

What’s not permitted in your skip bin

Do not use your skip bin to dispose of toxic materials, hazardous waste, wet paint or other flammable material. For the good of the environment and your own health, materials like asbestos, oils or soil that has been contaminated must be disposed of by experts to avoid a spread of dangerous chemicals. Food products should also be avoided as they lead to contamination of your rubbish.

For information on how to dispose of these prohibited items, check out your local council website. In central Brisbane, this is Brisbane City Council.

There is no job too big or too small for a skip bin, particularly when you have the option of various sizes. Wondering what size skip bin do I need? This helpful size guide gives you the facts, but our helpful team can also advise you when you book. Book your skip bin NOW, declutter your house, prune your gardens and finish that renovation you started months ago.

If you are still asking yourself ‘what size skip bin do I need?’ give the professional team at Cutters Skip Hire a call today on (07) 3348 5257 and discuss your rubbish and skip bin needs.

 

 

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