Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cubic metre?

A cubic metre is a unit of measure that is 1m high x 1m wide x 1m high. To help visualise what that would look like, our general rule of thumb is a level box trailer is approximately
1 cubic metre.

How long can I hire the skip bin for?

Our general hire period for skip bins is up to 7 days. If you require the skip bin for less than 5 days there is no reduction in the quoted price. If you require the bin for longer than 5 days please contact our office for our extended hire rates.

How do I pay for the skip bin?

We require cash or cheque on delivery of the bin, or credit card when the skip bin is booked. (VISA – MASTERCARD – BANKCARD & EFPTOS accepted)

To what level can I fill the skip bin?

Bins may be filled to the top rail, no higher. As it is illegal to transport overloaded bins our drivers cannot take the bin if it is overfull.

How much notice is required for booking?

Normally 24 hours’ notice is ample. Depending on the availability of skip bins, and  we are contacted before10am, we may be able to deliver the bin that same day.

Can we put the skip bin on the footpath?

Generally, yes, however we cannot block pedestrian access. Some Councils will require a permit which we can arrange for you if needed.

What size skip is recommended for different jobs or waste?

Our recommendation is:

  • Bathroom Renovation – 3 to 4 cubic meters
  • Kitchen Renovation – 4 cubic meters
  • Moving house large cleanup – 4 to 6 cubic meters
  • Moving house small cleanup – 2 to 3 cubic meters
  • Demolition work – bricks, concrete, dirt.  Approximate weight for this waste is 1.5 tonnes per cubic metre.

The above is only a guide so the customer is responsible for the choice of skip size.

What is classified as hazardous waste?

  • Solvents
  • Paints
  • Acids
  • Laboratory Waste
  • Oils
  • Chemicals
  • Anything that you cannot identify (eg, an old unmarked container)

What can you put in the skip bin?

  • General household waste
  • Furniture items
  • General construction waste
  • Dirt, bricks and concrete
  • Green waste (stumps included)

What can not be put in the skip bin?

  • Tyres
  • Food waste
  • Asbestos fibro
  • Paint tins
  • Hazardous waste (chemicals, oils, batteries, etc)