Skip bins are undoubtedly one of the best options for large-scale rubbish removal. Whether you’re cleaning out the yard, renovating, moving house, or clearing out a deceased estate, a skip bin can make the process a lot quicker and easier.
However, when it comes to skip bin hire, many people feel overwhelmed. There are so many choices to make, and it can be difficult to understand the terms and conditions of hiring a skip bin. The worry of getting something wrong in the hiring process often put people off hiring a skip bin.
But don’t worry – by following these seven easy tips, you can make skip bin hire simple and convenient. So read on for all the information you need to get started!
1. Plan ahead – know what you need to discard and when
The number one rule of skip bin hire is to plan ahead! You need to know what you’re getting rid of and when. For example, are you getting rid of a household of junk or a little bit of garden waste? Are you doing it this weekend or next week?
Skip bin hire is based on knowing what type of skip bin you need and how long you need it for. So, knowing your waste material will help you determine what type of skip bin you need. And, knowing when you need the skip bin will save you from paying more for a longer hire period or the skip bin company comping to collect the skip bin before you finish filling it with your rubbish.
There are also different types of skip bins to suit different waste materials. For example, a junk skip bin is designed for household junk and a garden skip bin is designed for green/garden waste. Each skip bin hire company also accepts different waste materials and failing to meet their terms may result in your waste not being collected and no refund given. So, read the terms and conditions of hire before hiring a skip bin to avoid any issues.
You may read our skip bin terms and conditions here.
2. Size matters – choose the right size bin for your needs
The cost of skip bin hire is based on the size of skip bin you need. So, knowing how much waste you have will help you determine the size.
At 4 Waste Removals, we make skip bin hire easy by eliminating the guessing work in terms of size. We don’t expect you to know how many square meters of rubbish you have, especially if you haven’t even started the clean-out yet. So, rather than charge our skip bin hire based on skip bin size, we charge based on the amount of rubbish that ends up in our skip bin.
Providing you hire a skip bin smaller than your needs with us, you’ll never end up hiring a skip bin bigger than you needed. To understand our billing method, please read our post, ‘The 4 Waste Skip Bin Sizing Difference‘.
3. Compare prices between different skip bin hire companies
The third rule of skip bin hire is to compare prices. And, not only prices, but services because you’re not always comparing apples for apples with skip bin hire. As mentioned above, we don’t charge based on skip bin size. Rather, we charge by waste volume.
The difference in our pricing over other skip bin hire companies is the savings you can avail in not having to hire a second skip bin if you don’t hire a skip bin large enough. Most skip bin companies would have you hire a second skip bin, and charge you full price for the additional skip bin – not 4 Waste Removals. You can simply continue filling the skip till you have finished loading. Even if you run out of space and need a second skip bin, we don’t charge full price – we only change the difference for your initial hire.
As you can imagine, there are considerable savings to be had – into the hundreds – by simply choosing our pricing structure over a standard skip bin hire pricing structure.
4. Opt for a walk-in skip bin over a standard skip bin
You will thank me later when I tell you to opt for walk-in skip bins over standard skip bins! The skip bin hire industry was revolutionised when walk-in skip bins were introduced. Like those offered by 4 Waste Removals, walk-in skip bins are specially designed to allow walk-in or wheel-in access, eliminating one of the most challenging aspects of skip bin hire; access.
Loading a skip bin couldn’t be any easier with walk-in skip bins. Simply walk up, drop your rubbish in the skip bin. No more back-breaking lifting required!
And loading a skip bin is easier with walk-in skip bins because there’s no strenuous lifting. With standard skip bins, items have to be lifted over the walls. This is a major benefit to avoid injury – especially if you have a lower back injury.
5. Know how to load a skip bin to maximise capacity correctly
Knowing how to load a skip correctly will also greatly aid a skip bin hire.
When hiring a skip bin, you don’t want to adopt a ‘lift and drop’ or ‘swing and release’ loading method because it will result in little or no room left for rubbish! Skip bin hire isn’t the cheapest option available, just the easiest! So, you want to get your money’s worth. This means you’ll want to utilise every nook and cranny of space available. It doesn’t mean you continue filling the skip bin well beyond the walls to make a rubbish mountain.
The golden rule of skip bin hire is to be careful not to overload the skip bin. Two quick ways of overloading your skip bin are by filling it too high or too full. So, the key is to maximise space without going over the height of the skip bin’s walls.
I wrote a very handy article titled ‘The Best Way to Load a Skip Bin in Brisbane‘, which is a must-read.
6. Be mindful of weight limits – don’t overload the skip bin
The skip bin industry has weight limits in place to prevent skip bins from overloading. And, the weight limit is different based on skip bin size. In fact, skip bin hire companies will refuse you access to a skip bin if they feel your skip bin is too heavy.
To make your skip bin lighter, avoid filling it to the absolute brim. And, if you need an oversized skip bin for extra heavy items like concrete, rock, bricks and dirt, be sure the skip bin hire company will accept heavy items because 4 Waste Removals does not. So we’re very clear on our weight limits and waste types, and unfortunately, heavy items are prohibited.
7. Make sure the skip bin is accessible – place it in an open area near your house
Accessibility is essential in skip bin hire – for both you and the skip bin hire company and you!
You’ll want the skip bin accessible for you to load. So placing it closer to your home will make the loading process much easier for you.
The skip bin hire company will also need to access your property to collect or pick up skip bins. So, make sure you place the skip bin somewhere accessible by the skip bin truck that it is easy and comfortable for the skip bin collector/removal.
Skip bin hire doesn’t have to be hard. Following these skip bin hiring tips will make skip bin hire super easy! Don’t forget to subscribe for skip bin hire updates!
Thank you for making 4 Waste Removals your skip bin hire experts! Remember, if you’re looking for skip bins in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich or Bayside, we offer the easiest and most convenient skip bins around. Our junk skip bins and garden skip bins are all walk-in skip bins and billed based on the amount of waste, not the size of the skip bin you hire.
Get started today by completing the skip bin hire form below. We look forward to delivering one of our easy-to-use skip bins to you soon.
*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.