The Best Way To Load A Skip Bin In Brisbane

The Best Way To Load A Skip Bin In Brisbane

Hiring a skip bin can be a convenient and effective way to remove large volumes of rubbish or items too big to fit in a standard wheelie bin. However, they aren’t free, and depending on how much rubbish you have to get rid of, they can cost upwards of $1000 per hire. Even though 4 Waste Removals offers some of the most competitively priced skip bins in Brisbane, it will set you back $1100.00 to have 12m3 of rubbish removed from your home with our service.

Therefore, it’s essential to get maximum value for money when hiring skip bins in Brisbane. One of the best ways to ensure this is to be strategic in how you load the skip bin.

It may not have dawned on you, but there are better ways to load a skip bin than others. By being strategic in how you load your skip bin, you can reduce air pockets, maximising the available space to fill with your rubbish. This, in turn, offers better value for money on your skip bin hire.

If you’re keen to get more bang for your buck, so to speak, then continue reading as we share with you the best way to load a skip bin in Brisbane.

Before You Start

There is only one surefire way to load a skip bin the best possible way, and that is to hire a walk-in skip bin, such as our junk skip bins, which offer access into the skip bin itself. If you choose a standard skip bin over a walk-in skip bin, you can still follow the steps below, but it will be much more challenging; you will have to constantly lift things over the wall of the skip bin, jump into the skip bin, and then move them into a more strategic position.

With a walk-in skip bin, you can avoid much of this. Instead, you can effortlessly walk or wheel items into the belly of the skip and place them in the best position to maximise space.

Step One: Sort your rubbish

While it’s often not practical to sort all your rubbish before putting it in the skip bin, it’s easy enough to be mindful of this and try to separate items that are missing from those that are not.

Step Two: Start with flat items

The first items you place in your skip bin should be the flattest items—think doors, mattresses, bed heads, etc. By starting with the flatter items, you can ensure air pockets are at a minimum.

Step Three: Add heavy items

Once you have loaded all your flat items, next, load all your heavy items. Be smart with placement. Think of the skip bin as a game of Tetris. Your mission is to fit each item into vacated spaces.

Step Four: Add everything else

After adding the heavy items, you can then add the remaining items into the skip bin. You may have to move and re-arrange things a few times, including the heavy items just added, to get the best fit.

As you can see from the four steps above, loading a skip bin to maximise space is very easy. It really only takes a little common sense and organisation. Granted, it may take longer to load a skip this way as opposed to just throwing things in willy-nilly, but it’s guaranteed to maximise space and allow you to load a lot more into the skip bin, which can ultimately save you a lot of money.


Skip bins are excellent for removing large amounts of rubbish, but the more rubbish you have, the more expensive they become. It can cost hundreds to thousands to remove rubbish that won’t fit in a wheelie bin, which is why it’s essential to get the most value from your skip bin.

One way to do this is by loading the skip bin strategically. By carefully loading your skip bins to reduce air pockets, you’re maximising space, which means you can fit more rubbish into the skip bin.

The best way to load a skip bin in Brisbane is to hire a walk-in skip bin, which provides access to get into the skip and arrange items to reduce air pockets. Start loading flat items first, followed by heavy items, followed by everything else. Manoeuvre items to fill any spaces and compress the load as much as possible.

For walk-in skip bins in Brisbane, Redlands or Logan, look no further than 4 Waste Removals. Call 07 3343 4040 to hire a skip bin today.

*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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