How To Rent The Right Skip For Your Needs

How To Rent The Right Skip For Your Needs

Not all skip bins are the same. Not only do they differ in size, but they also differ in their design, along with what can and cannot be placed in them, depending on the supplier. Hence, you can never just go and rent a skip. Various considerations need to be made first to determine which skip is the right skip for your needs.

4 Waste Removals understands this more than most, which is why we offer one of the most flexible skip hire services in Brisbane. In this article, I will discuss everything you need to consider when looking to rent a skip in Brisbane, and also how to determine if a particular skip is right for you.

Skip Size

The size of the skip should be the first consideration you make when renting a skip. You don’t want to pay more than you need to rent a skip larger than you need, but you also don’t want to rent a skip that is too small, causing you to have then to rent a second.

How to choose the right size

This Size Comparison Chart is beneficial in offering a guestimation to the size skip bin you need. Look at how much rubbish you have and visualise it in comparison with the size of a trailer or wheelie bin. Refer to the chart to discover which size skip is right for you.

Waste Type

The type of waste you are looking to dispose of should be your second consideration when renting a skip. Not all waste types are permitted in skips, and the permitted and prohibited items will vary between each skip provider.

Find out prohibited and permitted waste

To make sure your waste is allowed, and therefore, your skip is collected, you are best to view the skip provider’s website or call them and ask. You will find a list of our prohibited and permitted waste here.

Skip Design

When most customers rent a skip, they usually only consider the size of the skip and the permitted waste types. However, the design of the skip plays a vital role in determining whether or not it’s the right skip for your needs.

Can I load my waste into it easily?

This is an important question to ask yourself. If you’re looking to dispose of heavy items like furniture or appliances, then a skip that allows easy walk-in access is better suited to your needs than a skip that has high walls, requiring heavy items to be lifted over the walls to be placed in the skip.


Skip bins come in many sizes and designs, and what can and can’t be disposed of in them differs from provider to provider. So, who do you know how to rent a skip that is suited to your needs and requirements? It’s quite simple.

To make sure you rent the right skip, look at how much you waste you have and guesstimate a size accordingly – remember it is better to rent a larger skip than a skip that is too small. Consider the type of waste you have and make sure it is permitted in the skip. Finally, think about what it is your getting rid of and if you will be able to load it into the skip easily. Once you are happy with the outcome of these three questions, you will know the skip you intend to rent is the right skip for your needs.

If you’re having trouble guestimating the right size or don’t think you will be able to lift your waste into the design of a standard skip, then 4 Waste Removals’ skips are perfect for you. Contact us to find out why!

*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.