3 Rules for Hiring a Skip of Any Size

3 Rules for Hiring a Skip of Any Size

So you’re thinking about hiring a skip bin to get rid of your waste. Great idea! Hiring a skip bin is always a smart idea. There is no better way to dispose of heavy, large, bulky items from a home or premises. But, the million-dollar question is, what size do you need? Moreover, what criteria do you need to be aware of to hire a skip?

Never fear! I am here to guide you through the process of hiring a skip of any size. I will explain the process and make you aware of all potential issues and oversites, and provide tips to help you save and better prepare for the arrival of your skip.

Compare online

The best way to go about hiring a skip bin of any size is to jump online and compare. There is no shortage of skip hire companies, and each varies slightly in price, hire periods, skip bin design etc. Look at what’s out there and decide which is best for you.

Consider placement

Before hiring a skip bin, you need to consider where it will go when delivered. Do you have a spot large enough for the size skip you need… allowing room for the delivery truck? Just remember space is critical when it comes to placement. You can only get a skip bin as big as the space you have available to place it. If you have limited space, then a mini skip bin such as those at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins my be a better option.

If you are planning to place the skip on the road, you will likely need a permit for the council.

Guestimate the right site

Unless you work in an industry that measures volumes, you will have a hard time estimating what size skip you need to hire. The best way to decide is to compare your waste to that of a wheelie bin or trailer. For example, if it looks like your waste would fit in four standard trailers, then you need a four cubic metre skip bin. We have a handy comparison chart here.

If you’re still not confident you have the right size skip and don’t want to end up hiring a skip that is double the size required, then you should opt for a skip bin company that charges based on the amount of waste, not the size of the skip. We are one such company! If you order a two cubic metre skip and realise you need a four cubic metre skip, you don’t have to order a second skip at the same price. You simply keep filling the skip and pay the difference.

Give yourself a helping hand

You will be the one having to fill the skip with your waste. So, when hiring a skip, try and help yourself by choosing an accessible skip bin. We’ve all seen standard skip bins, that have no access – four walls and you have to jump over the rear wall to get into them. This is no fun to load… especially if you a) have heavy items and b) want to maximise the capacity with strategic placement of items.

So, why not look around and hire an accessible skip bin like those we offer at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins? Our skip bins are purposely designed to provide easy-loading through a 270-degree hinged door. You can walk or wheel heavy items into the belly of the skip without even breaking a sweat!


To be honest, there are no set rules for hiring a skip bin, but you can certainly go about it a ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ way. To go about it right, you want to start by comparing skip hire companies online, looking at this price, hire period, skip bin designs and additional fees. Before hiring a skip, you need to consider where it will be placed and determine what size skip your space can accommodate.

You may also need to get a council permit if you plan of placing the skip on the road. Figuring out what size skip you need is always the toughest part of hiring a skip. There are comparison charts online to help with this, or you can choose skips that are billed based on waste volume and not skip size. 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins is one such company.

Lastly, you want to make the loading process as easy as possible, and to do this, hire yourself a walk-in skip bin from 4 Waste! By hiring a skip from us, you will never have to lift anything into the skip, simply walk or wheel your waste right on in and the job is done!

Call 0413 333 330 to hire a skip of any size, the right way!

*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.


Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm in 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, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.