Hire A Skip – Top 5 Questions, Answered!

Hire A Skip – Top 5 Questions, Answered!

For many, the process of hiring a skip is pretty simple and straight forward; call the skip bin provider, choose the size, and let them know when and where to deliver it to. However, as Google has shown me, many people have questions in relation to hiring a skip.

So, as a skip bin provider myself, I thought I make the process easier for those who have questions by addressing the most asked questions related to the search term “hire a skip”.

How much is it to hire a skip bin in Brisbane?

The cost to hire a skip in Brisbane will vary from provider to provider. At 4 Waste Removals, we ensure our prices are always competitive to offer great value for money. Our 2m3 skips are just $275 for a 7-day hire – this is on par or cheaper than our competitors.

For a full rundown of our hire prices, visit this page – select a skip bin size from the booking form and a price will be displayed.

What are you allowed to put in a skip?

The allowed waste type will also vary from provider to provider. At 4 Waste Removals, our skip bins are considered to be mini skip bins and therefore, there are certain types of waste that cannot be placed in our skips.

Prohibited waste includes all heavy materials (concrete, bricks, tiles and timber), hazardous materials, tires and fluorescent tubes.

For more information on what waste is accepted in our skip hire, visit this page.

What is the smallest skip you can hire?

The smallest skip size you can hire in Brisbane is generally 2m3. This is equivalent to 2 trailers and 8 wheelie bins. At 4 Waste Removals, this is where our service differs from all others. When you hire a skip from us, regardless of the size you hire, we send the one standard size skip, which is 6m3. Our point of difference is that our one-size-fits-all approach means you never order the wrong size skip. Our skips are marked at 2 through to 6 cubic metres, and you pay for only the amount of waste you fill into the skip. This means you never have to pay for a skip that is larger than you need and you will never hire a skip that is too small for your needs.

How much is it to hire a skip for a week?

The cost to hire a skip bin is usually based on the size of the skip and not how long you hire it for. Each provider will have a different policy on the length of hire, but generally, 7-day hire is standard. Make sure to check with your skip bin provider – if they offer a 7-day hire, you will have to pay additional fees per extra day.

At 4 Waste Removals, when you hire a skip from us, it is on a 7-day hire. You have 6 full days of use and it is collected on the 7th day. If you need the skip for longer, a $50 per day fee applies.

What size skip bin do I need?

Determining what size skip to hire can be problematic for many Brisbane residents. The best way to determine this is to view the chart we have created on this page – simply click on the tab “What Are the Sizes and Costs”. With this chart, you can compare the volume of wastes you have with the size of a trailer or wheelie bin to estimate which size skip to hire. However, as mentioned above in the question. “What is the smallest skip you can hire?” you needn’t have to worry about which size you need when you hire one of 4 Waste Removals skips, as we offer a one-size-fits-all policy.


If you’re looking to hire a skip in Brisbane, then hopefully this article will make the process a simple one for you by explaining the cost of hiring a skip, what is prohibited for being placed in a skip, the skip sizes and how long you can keep a skip at your property under a standard hire.

To hire a skip in Brisbane today, simply contact 4 Waste Removals. We have Junk and Garden skip bins available for as little as $275.00 for a 7-day hire.

*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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Hire a skip bin for your rubbish needs from 4 Waste today! 4 Waste Removals' Skip Bin Service is available across the southern suburbs of Brisbane SouthsideRedlands/BaysideLogan and Ipswich.

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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.