Everything You Need To Know About Hiring Skip Bins In Brisbane Southside

Everything You Need To Know About Hiring Skip Bins In Brisbane Southside

Rubbish, whether it’s household rubbish, junk, or light constriction waste, is a pain. More often than not, it’s not suitable for the council’s wheelie bin collection, which leaves Brisbane Southside residents often scratching their heads wondering how to get rid of it.

Hiring a skip bin is usually the answer.

If you’re considering hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside, then it will certainly pay to do a little background work beforehand. Hiring skip bins themselves is a straight forward process that takes a matter of minutes to do, but as you will see from this article, there are quite a few things to know before hiring skips bins and also during the hire.

Today, we take an in-depth look at hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside. I’ll share with you everything you need to know before you order a skip along with some tips and info that is handy to know once your skip arrives.

Things to know before you hire

It’s much more important to research hiring skip bins before one arrives, rather than after – by then, you will have already made mistakes. So let’s take a look at the most important things you need to know and need to consider.

Skip Bin Purpose

First thing you need to consider before hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside is the reason for hiring one. The answer to this question will help determine what kind of skip bin you need to hire.

Some skip bins will take the majority of waste types (excluding hazardous materials), while others, like 4 Waste Removal’s Junk Skip Bins, only accept household waste and light construction waste. There are then skip bins dedicated to 100% green waste.

You will need to identify your waste types before you can commence hiring skip bins.

Tip: If you have only household waste, junk or light construction waste, it is cheaper to hire skip bins such as ours – that only accept these waste types, than it is to hire a skip that accepts all waste types.

Skip Bin Types

I often harp on that ‘not all skip bins are the same’, and that’s because this is true. There are many different types of skip bins, so when hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside, you need to get the best type for your need.

As mentioned above, there are skip bins for different waste types, but there are also different types of skip bins, based on design. The most common skip bins are those that you see on construction sites, which accept most waste types. These are standard skip bins. They comprise high walls and a lowered back wall to facilitate loading. Then, you have mini skips, which are similar to standard skips, but available in smaller sizes, and finally, you have walk-in skip bins, which is what we offer here at Waste Removals.

Unlike standard and mini skips, walk-in skip bins provide unique rear access via a swing door. By hiring walk-in skip bins, you are able to walk into the skip for easy loading and can even wheel a barrow directly into the skip. I’ll touch on this more in the Loading Information below.

Skip Bin Size

Obviously, when hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside, it’s essential to hire the right size skip.

Skip bins range in size, generally from 2m3 all the way up to 12m3, and hiring two 2m3 isn’t the same price as hiring 4m3 skip, you have to account for the delivery and service fees. Thus, if you need a 4m3 skip, it’s much more economical to get this right and hire a 4m3 first.

Guestimating what size skip bin you need can be tricky, which is why the chart below will be convenient. It compares the size of skip bins with trailers and wheelie bins to make choosing the right size a little easier.

Skip Bin Sizes comparison chart

Skip Bin Hire Period

Other need-to-know information about hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside is their skip hire period – this may differ depending on the provider and type of skip.

Skip bins that take the majority of waste types (i.e. construction site skips) usually have a four week hire period (they are also much more expensive because of this). Skip bins that are designed for household waste, junk or light construction waste, such as ours, have shorter hire periods, usually 5 or 7 days.

It’s important to understand the ‘Terms of Hire’ before hiring a skip. If you need your skip bin for a longer hire period than offered in the terms, additional fees will apply. For example, at 4 Waste, we charge $24 per day if a longer hire period is required.

Permitted Waste

Very important when hiring skip bins is to have a clear understanding of the specific waste that is permitted, and also to know the particular waste that is prohibited.

I have touched on the point standard skip bins will accept the majority of waste types while others, including our skip bins, will only accept household waste, junk or light construction waste. However, it’s not enough to just go by this generalisation.

Each skip bin supplier will have a specific list of permitted waste and prohibited waste that you must obey. Failure to meet these rules will likely lead to your waste not being collected, and possibly additional fees.

You can find a list of the permitted and prohibited waste for 4 Waste’s skip bins outlined here.

Permit Requirements

Lastly, it pays to check to see if you need any council permits for your skip hire. If you can place the skip bin on your property, then a permit isn’t required. However, if you need to place the skip on the road, footpath, or nature strip, a permit may be mandatory. It is your responsibility to organise a council permit.

You can find out more about permit requirements by contacting your local council.

Things to know during your hire

There are also a few things to know during your skip hire.

Loading Information

There’s a wrong and right way to load a skip. The wrong wat is to just throw everything in without and strategy. The right way is to load the skip consciously to maximise space – doing so will allow you to fit more int the skip, so you get better value for money from your skip hire.

Tip: Click here to find out how to load a skip correctly.

The other thing to be conscious of when loading a skip bin is that you do not overload the skip. You are only permitted to fill a skip flush with the top of the skip bin’s walls and no higher. Additionally, many skip bins, including ours, have a maximum weight capacity too. Be conscious of these when placing items in your skip.


Hiring a skip bin in Brisbane Southside is a common practice for those needed to dispose of large volumes of waste. While the hiring process is straightforward, there are rules and regulations that the customer must follow.

To ensure no additional fees or problems occur during your hire, understand the purpose of the hire, the types of skip bins available, and skip bins sizes (and how to guestimate the right size for your needs). You should also be aware of the hire period, the permitted (and prohibited) waste types, and whether or not you require a permit.

Once the skip arrives, it also pays to have a plan of attack in terms of how the skip bin is loaded and be conscious of the maximum weight allowance.

You’re not ready to hire a skip bin in Brisbane Southside. For this, look no further than 4 Waste Removals. We have the perfect skip bin for your needs and budget. Call today on 07 3343 3030 to hire a skip today.

*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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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.

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.