If you have a fair
amount of garden waste or general household waste to get rid of, there’s no
better solution than hiring a skip. With the help of a skip, you can get rid of
all your waste in an easy, efficient and affordable manner.
However, if you have never
hire a skip before, you probably don’t know any tips to ensure you get what you
need at a good price. Don’t worry; I’m
here to help you out.
Today, we’ll take a
look at some of the things you need to know before you hire a skip.
1. What type of skip to hire
Firstly, know that you
cannot dump any-old-thing in a skip. There are specific types of skip bins that
cater to different types of waste. Furthermore, there are certain waste
materials that are prohibited from being
dumped in skips.
If you’re looking to
remove general household waste or mixed waste, you should hire a junk skip. On the other hand, if
you’re looking to remove garden waste, you should hire a garden skip. You cannot dump
chemical waste, construction waste and other heavy waste materials using a
2. What size skip hiring
Depending on the amount
of waste you’re looking to remove, you should hire a skip of the proper size.
Skip bins are available in various sizes ranging from as small as 2m³ and going up to 6m³ and you can hire them to remove as much as 12m³ of
If you hire too large a
skip, you’ll unnecessarily be paying extra, and
if you hire too small a skip, you’ll need to hire a second one to get rid of
all your waste, which could cost you as much as double! However, if you choose
our skips, you won’t face this problem. That’s because our skips are available
in a standard ‘one-size-fits-all’ policy – we charge you only for the amount of
waste you fill in the skip. We’re nice like that J.
3. Where to place a skip
it comes to delivery of a skip… and more importantly, the placement of the
skip, it’s a good idea to get it as close as possible to the area that holds
the waste. E.g. if your doing a shed clean-out, place it by the shed. If you’re
cleaning out your home, place it close to the largest exsit like the graage. This will make it easier
for you to dump waste into the skip. It is not recommended to place a skip out
on the road as by-passers will dump their
waste into it (and you may also need to get a council permit).
If you’re worried that
a skip won’t be able to be placed on your
premises due to space constraints, you needn’t worry. Our mini skips are
smaller in size than the large-sized
skips offered by other companies. We use mini trucks to transport our skips, and we can ensure delivering it to your
4. How long to keep a skip
Most skip hire
companies in Brisbane, including us, offer
skips on a standard 7-day hire. This
means that once a skip is delivered to
your premises, you will have six days to
dump waste into it. On the 7th day, the company will collect the
skip from you.
In case you need to
hire a skip for longer, you can always do so by paying an additional fee which
is $50 per extra day and $50 fee per additional 100kg.
5. Skip hire costs
Finally, before you
hire a skip, make sure that you understand the costs involved. Some companies
are not transparent with their pricing, and
you should avoid them.
Our all-inclusive skip hire
prices start from as low as $120 for a standard 7-day hire. You can find out
everything else you need to know about our skip hire on this page.
There are certain
things you need to know before you hire a skip. Ensure that you know what type
of skip to hire. Always hire a skip of the proper size to avoid overpaying.
Make sure to place a skip on your premises and not out on the road. Consider if
you need to hire a skip longer than the standard 7-day period. Finally, make
sure to understand the skip hire costs before placing an order.
Now that you’re ready
to hire a skip in Brisbane, simply contact
4 Waste Removals and we’ll have a skip bin delivered to you in a jiffy!
*Please Note: Prices mentioned in this article may not be accurite at the time of publishing or viewing and will not be honoured. For current pricing, always refer to the prices quoted when ordering.