Helpful Tips About Using Skip Bins

Helpful Tips About Using Skip Bins

There may be many reasons why you may be looking for skip bins in Brisbane Southside. Whether you’re moving houses, renovating or cleaning your garden, a skip bin can really help you with rubbish removal. All you need to do is hire a skip, dump your waste into it and professionals will dispose of it for you.

But, unless you’ve hired a skip bin before, you probably don’t know how to use a skip bin properly. Don’t worry though – I’m here to help you out. As the owner of 4 Waste Removals, a company that offers skip bins in Brisbane Southside, today I’ll offer you some helpful tips on how to correctly use them.

Check where you will place the skip

Before you hire skip bins in Brisbane Southside, you need to check the location where you will place the skip. If you plan on placing the skip on your premises, check to see if there is enough space for the skip to be delivered.

In case you don’t have enough space and you plan on placing the skip on a street or nature strip, you may require a permit. Check with your local council if you need to obtain a permit to place a skip outside your property.

Note, at 4 Waste Removals, our skip bins are small in size, about the size of a car, and can be delivered to just about any location. If you feel that a standard full-sized skip won’t fit on your premises, you can always hire one of ours.

Supervise the skip delivery

Make sure to supervise your skip delivery so that you’re available to address any unforeseen issues. Before your skip arrives, prepare the location and remove any obstacles from the path. When the skip is being placed, make sure that it is positioned correctly. You won’t be able to do this once the driver leaves, so make sure to get the driver to position it correctly.

If you choose to go with us at 4 Waste Removals, we’ll ensure that your skip is delivered and placed exactly as you require. Our drivers will also ensure that no damage is done to your property during skip delivery.

Load your skip bin with care

Once your skip bin arrives, you should be careful in how and what waste you dump waste into the bin. Remember that only certain types of waste are permitted to be disposed of using skip bins. For instance, you can use a green skip bin to dispose of 100% garden waste, and a junk skip bin to dispose of general waste or mixed waste. You must not dispose of any chemical waste, heavy waste or hazardous waste using a skip bin. Find out more about our allowed waste types here.

When you load your skip bin, start by placing large and heavy items at the bottom and pack waste tightly. If you choose us at 4 Waste Removals, this will become easier for you. That’s because our skip bins are designed with a rear-hinged door which can be swung open. Our skips provide you with walk-in access, which makes loading the skip much easier.  Find out more about how to correctly load a skip here.

walk-in access

Also, while you must maximise the waste you pack into a skip, never overfill a skip bin. There are strict regulations on overfilling a skip bin. If you do so, your waste won’t be collected, and it will be left behind.


If you’re considering hiring skip bins in Brisbane Southside, you’ve certainly made a good decision. However, you must know how to use a skip properly before you make a hire. Check your premises to see where the skip can be placed before you order a skip. Also, make sure to supervise the skip delivery to address any unforeseen issues. Finally, make sure to load your skip bin with care. By following these tips, you’ll be able to use a skip bin efficiently and effectively.

And for reliable and affordable skip bins in Brisbane Southside, look no further than us at 4 Waste Removals. Place an order with us to hire a skip bin 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.