Common Skip Bin Sizes And Their Uses

Common Skip Bin Sizes And Their Uses

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You may assume that the process of hiring a skip bin is simple; but unless you are good at measuring volumes of waste, it can be quite perplexing. The biggest hang-up in hiring a skip bin is what skip bin size to hire.

Today, you will find that skip bins come in all shapes and sizes. There are the traditional skip bins that you’re probably picturing in your mind right now; you know, the ones you see on construction sites, and then there is the more unique kind, like our skip bins here at 4 Waste. While all skip bins provide the same solution; they are certainly not the same in their size or offerings for that matter.

Today, we take a look at the most common skip bin sizes, along with their uses, to better help you know which skip bin size is best for your needs.

Mini Skip Bin Sizes

If you read my previous post, you will know that typically, mini skip bins are skip bins that are between 2 – 4m3 in size. To convert that into a more understandable size; 2m3 is the equivalent of 2 standard 6×4 trailers or 8 wheelie bins and 4m3 is the equivalent of 4 standard 6’ x 4’ trailers or 16 wheelie bins.

Due to their small size, mini skip bins can be a convenient solution for several applications. However, mini skip bins are most commonly used by domestic customers for small renovation projects, the removal of old furniture and appliances, garden/yard tidy-ups etc. In some cases, you will find a specific mini skip bin for junk waste and garden waste; which is the case here at 4 Waste.

Mini skip bins are also handy for premises with limited access.

4 Waste green skip bin

Standard Skip Bin Sizes

The most common skip bin sizes are those that are considered standard; that being, skip bins that are 6m3 in size. To convert that into a more understandable size; 6m3 is the equivalent of 6 standard 6’ x 4’ trailers or 24 wheelie bins.

Standard skip bins provide a convenient size that is suitable for many applications. The can be used for all the same applications as mini skip bins, but are most commonly used for more extensive projects.

Access is generally not an issue with skip bins that are 6m3 in size. However, it should be considered before hiring.

standard 6m3 skip bin

Large Skip Bin Sizes

Certain providers offer large skip bin sizes, which is generally considered to be any skip bin bigger than 6m3. Skip bins can, in fact, come as large as 25m3, but in Brisbane, you’ll generally find that they go up to 12m3. To convert that into a more understandable size; 12m3 is the equivalent of 12 standard 6’ x 4’ trailers or 48 wheelie bins.

Large skip bins provide ample space for large-scale items and also large scale projects such as a new development, full home renovation, or a deceased estate.

Access for large skip bins can be a problem, so this should be considered before hiring. Hiring two 6m3, such as you can do here at 4 Waste, is often a better solution.

large skip bin


Choosing the right sized skip bin for your needs isn’t always an easy task. With skip bin sizes ranging from 2m3 up to as big as 25m3, knowing which size to choose can be confusing, and costly if you choose the wrong size.

For a better understanding of skip bin sizes, break them into three sizes; mini, standard and large. Mini skip bin sizes are great for general domestic needs, standard skip bin sizes are ideal for renovation projects and large tidy-ups, and large size skip bins are required for everything else.

Regardless of size, you will find the right skip bin for your needs here at 4 Waste Removals. Contact us today to find out more about our skip bins sizes and prices.

*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.

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General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.