What Can I Put in a Junk Skip Bin

What Can I Put in a Junk Skip Bin

It may seem like an obvious question, however knowing what you can put in a junk skip bin is a very important question to ask. To assume that any old junk is acceptable in a junk skip bin would be a mistake and could mean your “junk” is not collected.

Junk skip bins are unquestionably the best solution for removing large quantities of household junk and rubbish from both residential and commercial premises. They make the process of doing a big cleanout, moving house, clearing a deceased estate, or uncluttering very quick and easy. Without a junk skip bin on hand, you may need to take countless trips to the tip or, more likely, have to hire a trailer or a ute that a) is more of an effort and b) doesn’t offer much space and will still likely involve multiple trips to the tips.

Indeed, junk skip bins make light work of junk removal, but junk skip bin in Brisbane or the other regions we service, Logan and Ipswich, each has a different definition of what junk is – more importantly, what they deem as acceptable junk to be put in their junk skip bins. The same applies to 4 Waste Removals’ junk skip bins.

If you’re interested in hiring a junk skip bin from 4 Waste Removals, one of the most critical factors is knowing what you can put into them. Today, we look at this in detail.

What is junk?

You can define junk as being any items that provide little use to the owner. The item may be broken and old, or it may simply be an item that is futile to the owner. Junk can be many things and is often confused with rubbish. True, they are similar; however, what defines junk from rubbish is that rubbish is a by-product, whereas junk is the primary product.

Merriam-Webster mentioned items such as “old iron, glass, paper, or other waste that may be used again in some form”, “secondhand, worn, or discarded articles”, and “clutter” as being junk and this is absolutely correct.

What junk can be put in a junk skip bin?

As mentioned, what you can put in a junk skip bin in Brisbane, Logan, or Ipswich will vary depending on the skip bin provider. The examples above may be defined as junk, but that doesn’t mean they are accepted in junk skip bins, so knowing what you can put in a junk skip bin is important.

We can’t speak for other skip bin hire companies servicing Brisbane, Logan, or Ipswich, but here at 4 Waste Removals, we are very strict on what we accept in our junk skip bins and make each customer agree to our terms of hire before a skip bin hire is confirmed.

Permitted junk items:

  • Electronics
  • Household Appliances
  • White Goods
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Sports/Gym Equipment
  • Sinks
  • Baths
  • Mattresses
  • Barbecues (Gas Bottle Removed)
  • Mixed Waste (Green & General Waste)

Additionally, we are just as strict on what cannot be put in our junk skip bins.

Prohibited junk items:

  • Asbestos
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Underlay
  • Tires
  • Bulk Rubber
  • Rubber Matting
  • Gas Bottles
  • Glass/Mirrors
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Tins of Paint
  • Bricks
  • Soil
  • Rocks
  • Concrete
  • Cement
  • Tiles
  • Dirt
  • Sand
  • Tyres
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Mulch
  • Woodchips
  • Logs
  • Stumps
  • Branches Over 10cm Diameter
  • Bulk Paper

If you have items not mentioned in a skip bin provider’s permitted or prohibited waste types, it’s always best to make a call and double-check. As mentioned, not all junk is permitted and putting prohibited items into a junk skip bin will likely lead to the skip bin being emptied on your property with no refund given.

It’s also important to see if any weight limits apply, as they do at 4 Waste Removals.


Junk skip bins may be the best option for removing household junk; however, it’s important to understand that not all junk is permitted. What you can place in a junk skip bin will vary from skip bin provider. Therefore, it’s essential to check their permitted and prohibited waste type list to ensure your junk will be collected and not left on your property.

If you need a junk skip bin in Brisbane, Logan or Ipswich and your junk fall within our permitted list of junk items, we welcome you to hire a junk skip bin from 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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