4 Tips for Hiring a Skip Bin in Brisbane

4 Tips for Hiring a Skip Bin in Brisbane

I know I’m incredibly biased, but I couldn’t imagine what I’d do if I didn’t have a skip bin on-hand for all my projects. Whether I’m cleaning out the garage, doing a little home improvement or giving my garden a good cleanup, a skip bin makes the project much easier to manage and of course, makes the rubbish removal a piece of cake.

If you’re looking to clean out your garage, do a home reno project, give your garden a good clean-up, or do one of many other things that produce a lot of rubbish, waste or junk, hiring a skip bin is a must. However, before you do go and hire a skip bin in Brisbane, I have a few little tips to offer that will ensure you not only hire the right skip bin but get a good deal on your skip bin hire also.

Continue reading this post as I share some of my best tips for hiring a skip bin in Brisbane.

Pick a Company close to tour location

My first tip for hiring a skip bin in Brisbane is to choose a company that is located close to your location; doing so will eliminate any excess delivery costs.

Here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we service more than 100 suburbs in Brisbane’s Southside, which you can view in our Service Areas.

Choose a skip Bin that offers easy loading

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4 Waste’s skip bins offer walk-in access

One thing people often overlook when hiring a skip bin in Brisbane is whether the skip bin will be easy or not to load. Standard skip bins usually feature four fixed walls, where the sides and top end are of equal height, and the rear wall is angled and lower to provide easier loading. However, this isn’t easy to load.

Lifting it over the rear wall can be a real struggle if you have something large or heavy. Moreover, if you successfully load it into the skip, you have to jump in to move it back into the skip.

Skip bins offer a much easier loading option, namely, 4 Waste’s Walk-In Skip Bins. Our skip bins are unlike all other skip bins in Brisbane. They feature a rear door that can swing open to offer complete walk-in access.

Consider where you will place the skip bin

Another tip for hiring a skip bin in Brisbane is to think about where you want the skip bin put ahead of delivery. I covered this topic in a recent post. To avoid having to get a permit, you are best to have the skip bin positioned on your premises –the driveway is ideal. Ensure you provide access to the area and that there are no overhead powerlines or obstacles in the way.

Be aware of permitted and prohibited waste

The last tip for hiring a skip bin in Brisbane is to be mindful of what waste type is permitted and prohibited in the skip. Failing to apply by these rules will lead to either the skip bin not being collected or additional costs.

Each company will have different rules in terms of the waste that they collect, so be sure to look at the company’s website before you place an order. You can find the list of our permitted and prohibited waste types here.


A skip bin undeniably is super handy in removing waste from any site, which is why they are so popular. If you’re looking to hire a skip bin in Brisbane, the following tips will ensure you get the best possible skip and keep the hire costs to a minimum. Choose a company that delivers to your location, look for a skip with rear swing-door access, place the skip on your driveway, and only place permitted waste in the skip.

To hire a skip bin in Brisbane, call the team at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins on 0413 333 330 or complete the following booking form.

*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,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.