Just How Big Is A Mini Skip?

Just How Big Is A Mini Skip?

If you read my earlier post, you would have discovered that mini skip bins are highly adaptable to a variety of projects and applications. They are, indeed, ideal for several projects including garden clean-ups, garage clear-outs, home de-clutters, deceased estates and rental property refurbs, amongst others. But, one of the questions that merged from this article was about the size of a mini skip.

A mini skip is obviously a smaller version of a skip, but just how big is one, really? It seems that a lot of people want to know. But unfortunately, there isn’t a direct answer to this other than, “it depends”.

The size of a mini skip depends on many things. But mostly, it will depend on the supplier of the mini skip. You will find that a mini skip bins’ size changes from company to company. This will be based on the design of their skips, and also what they refer to as being a mini skip (e.g., is a mini skip a set size or just the smaller size skips in their fleet?)

While I cannot speak for all mini skip suppliers in Brisbane, I can talk for 4 Waste Removals and tell you just how bing our mini skips are, which I will do in the points below.

A mini skip bin is up to 8m3 in size

Let me start by saying that we have two mini skips; our 6m3 has a maximum capacity of 6m3 and 900kg weight capacity, and the other, our 8m3 has a maximum capacity of 8m3 and a 1,050kg weight capacity.

The 6m3 mini skip measures 3m long × 1.8m wide × 1.2m high.
The 8m3 mini skip measures 3.2m long × 1.8m wide × 1.9m high.

fill levels on mini skip bin

Our 6m3 skip bin has fill levels from two to six cubic metres

Two mini skip sizes, but eleven hire sizes

While our skips have a total volume capacity of 6m3 or 8m3, we offer rubbish collection from 2m3 to 12 m3 of waste. We make this possible by having fill levels marked on the walls of our skips; from 2m3 to 6m3 on our 6m3 mini skip and from 2m3 to 8m3 on our 8m3 mini skip.

On-size-fits-all mini skips

Our cleaver fill level marks mean, regardless of which skip is delivered to your location, you are only charged for the amount of waste you place into the skip, and not the overall size of the skip.

For example, the 8m3 may be delivered to your premises, and you end up filling it halfway to the top of the bin. In such a case, you will pay for an 8m3 skip bin, and no more.

To have a better understanding of how much waste is in a cubic metre, refer to the chart on our sister site, Walk-In Skip Bins. It cleverly compares each cubic metre size with trailers and wheelie bins so you can make a mental comparison. Mini Skips are bigger than you think!


It’s easy to see how a mini skip can be a flexible solution for getting rid of rubbish, junk and unwanted goods from a house, garden, rental property or deceased estate. However, its harder to tell exactly how big a mini skip is.

The size of a mini skip will vary from supplier to supplier, however, at 4 Waste Removals, this is an easy answer. All our skips are known as mini skips, and all our skips are the same size; this being, a minimum of 2 cubic metres and a maximum of 6 cubic metres. How much you place in it (and therefore, how much you are charged) is totally up to you!

To order a mini skip where size isn’t an issue, rent a skip with 4 Waste Removals.


*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.