Hire A Skip: We Answer Your Questions

Hire A Skip: We Answer Your Questions

So, you want to hire a skip? That’s great; you’ve come to the right place. But, you have questions you’d like answered before you place a booking? No worries, you’re still at the right place.

Here at 4 Waste, we’re passionate about what we do. We believe in our products and service and want to reach as many customers as possible, and to do that, we understand that a level of education is also required.

If you have questions about hiring a skip, then continue reading. We have collected our most asked questions on this topic to provide you with everything you need to know to hire a skip with confidence from 4 Waste Removals.

How much does it cost to hire a skip?

The cost to hire a skip in Brisbane will vary from provider to provider. The price will also vary based on the hire period and any additional fees such as exceeding weight limitations, overfilling a skip, or keeping the skip longer than the standard hire period.

Here at 4 Waste, you can hire a skip from as little as $275 per hire. This is for our 2m3 skip. The price marginally increases for each additional square metre. You can see our price list here. There are additional fees for excess weight; $50 per 100kg over, and also extra charges for keeping the skip longer than the standard 7-day hire; $24 per day.

How do you load a skip safely?

Loading a skip all depends on the design of the skip. Traditional skip bins don’t have a door, which makes accessing the skip difficult and at times, hazardous. In such cases, you should seek assistance from a friend to safely load the skip.

Here at 4 Waste, our skips are not like traditional skips; they are specifically designed for easy loading. They feature a rear swing door which enables you to walk or wheel items into the skip. This is much safer and shouldn’t require any assistance.

Can you put household rubbish in a skip?

Absolutely! All skip bins, unless it’s a green/garden skip bin, will accept household rubbish. Household rubbish is any rubbish that you place in your household bin such as food scraps, product wrapping, boxes, paper etc.

At 4 Waste, our junk skips accept household rubbish such as the items listed above, along with general household junk like unwanted/broken furniture, electronics, appliances, mattresses etc. You can find a full list of what is permitted in our junk skips here.

How big is a standard skip?

A standard skip bin is generally a 6m3 skip. However, this will vary from provider to provider.

Here at 4 Waste for example, we have just two bin sizes, at 6m3 skip and a 9m3 skip; however, by utilising marked fill levels, you can fill the skip to any level and you will only be billed for the fill level your rubbish reaches in the skip.


The process of hiring a skip in itself is simple; pick up the phone, call 4 Waste Removals, order a skip and it is then delivered to your door. However, there are particular things you should be aware of to ensure you don’t overfill your skip, place the wrong waste types or permitted waste in the skip, or have the skip longer than the standard hire period.

This article addresses these issues and much more to ensure you are equipt with all the information you need to have complete confidence when you hire a skip from 4 Waste Removals.

To hire a skip today, simply give our office a call on 07 3343 3030.


*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.