How To Hire The Right Size Skip Bin

How To Hire The Right Size Skip Bin

Now, I know I am biased in my opinion of skip bins, but I will admit, if there were one downside to them, it would be that it can be hard to know what size skip bin is the right size skip bin. I personally know what a cubic metre looks like and, therefore, can judge what size skip bin is right for my needs. However, I cannot expect the average person to know this too.

Skip bin sizes often present questions and sometimes issues. Some people misjudge their rubbish and end up either hiring a skip bin that is too big or too small for their needs. In the best-case scenario, they have enough room in the skip for their rubbish but have overpaid. In the worst-case scenario, they don’t have enough room and then have to pay even more for another skip, which costs much more than it would have, had they ordered the right size skip, to begin with.

I don’t want this to put people off hiring a skip bin. Getting the right size skip bin is super easy if you choose a 4 Waste skip bin.

Continue reading as I share with you how you’ll always get the right skip bin size by hiring a 4 Waste skip bin. Plus, I’ll also share with you a handy conversion table that will ensure you hire the right skip bin size every time.

4 Waste Skip Bin Sizes – The 4 Waste Difference

Skip Hire Cost

4 Waste’ skip bins are designed to be flexible in size

Go to any skip bin website, and you will be asked to choose a skip bin based on the size. We even do this with our website. However, how we differ is in the delivery. With us, if you choose a 3m3 skip bin, for example, we don’t deliver a 3m3 skip bin. Instead, we provide either a 6m3 or 8m3 skip bin. Now pay attention because this is how you save money.

Let’s say you pay for a 3m3 skip bin for $299*, but you misjudge and actually need a  4m3 or  5m3 skip bin. With us, no worries; keep filling, and you’ll only be charged the excess on the skip that was delivered. So if you go to 4m3 or 4m3, it’s $299* + the difference. So you’re looking at just $375.00* to get rid of 5m3 of rubbish.

Now, compare this with another company that delivered a  3m3 skip bin. Let’s use our prices as a guide. You have to pay $299 for the  3m3 skip bin. Then, pay another $275 for a 2m3 skip bin to be delivered. The total cost is $574.00 to get rid of 5m3 of rubbish.

With 4 Waste Removals, you would save $199!

*Note – prices may have changed since the date of publication. Visit this page for current pricing.

Skip Bin Size Comparison

The easiest way to guestimate what size skip bin is the right size is by remembering this:

1 cubic metre is the equivalent of 1 standard 4×4 trailer or the same as 4 standard 240L skip bins.

Visualise this and compare it to the amount of waste you have.


Love skip bins as much as me by hiring the right size skip bin every time.

With 4 Waste’s skip bins, you’ll never have to guestimate what skip bin size you need because we do things differently regarding sizing. We don’t have different size skip bins. Instead, you get a 6m3 skip and are charged by the fill level you reach. If you fill the skip to the 3m3 level, you pay only the price of a 3m3 skip, not a 6m3 skip.

Hire the right size skip bin every time by choosing a 4 Waste skip bin. Whether you have 2m3 or 15m3 of rubbish to get rid of, pay not a cent more than you have to with one of our skip bins. We have junk and garden skip bins available for next-day delivery. Call 073343 3030 today or book online via our website.


*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.