What To Look For When Hiring A Mini Skip In Brisbane

What To Look For When Hiring A Mini Skip In Brisbane

There is no shortage of mini skips in Brisbane. There are dozens of companies offering skip bins of all sizes,  including mini skips, at all at very competitive prices. As with everything at the moment, the skip industry is hurting, which is why you’ll find providers, including 4 Waste, lowering prices to get your business.

However, as one provider lowers its prices, another follows. So, given that the cost to hire a mini skip in Brisbane is relatively similar across the board, how do you choose? Does it even matter who you choose? Well, yes, it does.

Continue reading this article as I explain why it matters which mini skip provider you choose in Brisbane and what to look for when hiring a mini skip.

How long is the Hire Period

The first thing you want to look at is the hire period for the mini skip. You will find the most providers in Brisbane offer a 7-day hire on their mini skips. However, some offer a 7-day hire option, which is usually more expensive. Compare the pricing and the hire periods of each provider to see which provides the best value for money.

Here at 4 Waste, our mini skips are all available on a 7-day hire, standard. Should you need to keep the skip on your premises longer, a small additional fee of $50 per day applies.

What is the size of the Mini Skip

Another thing to look for when hiring a mini skip in Brisbane is the size of the mini skip; this will vary across Brisbane providers. A ‘mini skip’ typically, mini skips can be anything from 2m3 to 4m3 in size. So obviously,  if you see a 4m3 mini skip advertised at the same price as a 2m3, it’s going to provide better value for money.

Suppose you have no idea what size mini skip you need though. What do you do if the 2m3 mini skip is much cheaper than the 2m3 mini skip? Do you take a risk and hire the 2m3 mini skip, or do you spend more on the 4m3 mini skip just in case?

This is a question that 4 Waste customers don’t have to worry about because our mini skips are always the right size. This is because they have the capacity to hold as much as 6m3 of rubbish. You simply hire your skip, fill it up and pay only for the amount of waste you place in it.

What items are permitted and prohibited

When hiring a mini skip in Brisbane, you will also want to look out for what you can and cannot place in the mini skip. Each provider will have a different set of rules, so knowing what is and isn’t allowed is vital.

You can find out what you can place in our mini skips on this page.

What are the hidden costs

Lastly, when hiring a mini skip in Brisbane, you must check for any hidden costs, because they always exist – even here at 4 Waste; though we don’t exactly “hide” them!

You can be charged additional fees when hiring a 4 Waste mini skip if you;

  • Exceed the weight allowance
  • Extend the hire period (past 7-days)
  • Load prohibited items in a mini skip

Find out more about our additional fees on our Skip Bin Allowance page.


When it comes to hiring a mini skip in Brisbane, although all provide are relatively similar in the hire price, things like the hire period, the size of the mini skip, the permitted and prohibited items and hidden costs will vary.

Therefore, when hiring a mini skip in Brisbane, It’s essential to visit the provider’s website or ask them these questions before booking your mini skip.

If you like what 4 Waste has to offer, then pick up the phone and give us a call to hire a mini skip in Brisbane today. Call 07 3343 3030 for bookings.

*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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