8 Things You Can’t Dump in 4 Waste Mini Skip

8 Things You Can’t Dump in 4 Waste Mini Skip

Mini skip hire is great – you order a skip, it is delivered to your location and you fill it with all your junk/waste/rubbish etc. and the mini skip hire company takes care of the rest of you. It really does make rubbish removal an easy pain-free process.

However, just like standards skip bins, you cannot dump anything and everything in a mini skip. There are specific types of waste that are permitted and prohibited from being placed in a mini skip. And, you must have a clear understanding of these. If you place prohibited items in a mini skip, you are at risk of facing additional charges or having your rubbish be left behind and forfeiting the mini skip hire fee.

Today, we take a moment to look at specific items and waste types that you cannot dump in a 4 Waste mini. This will save you from making any possible mistakes during your mini skip hire.

1. Fluorescent tubes

All fluorescent tubes are prohibited from being disposed of in a mini skip. They contain mercury and need to be recycled through Brisbane City Council. Visit their website for more information.

2. Soil

We do not permit any soil from being disposed of in a mini skip. Soil is also prohibited from being placed in a council wheelie bin. If you have soil to dispose of, the BCC resource recovery centres accept domestic quantities – that being, the equivalent to a trailer or ute load. Commercial quantities are not accepted at Brisbane resource recovery centres.

3. Concrete

Concrete in any quality is prohibited from being disposed of in a mini skip. Concrete is also prohibited from being placed in a council wheelie bin. As with soil above, you can take domestic quantities to any BCC resource recovery centres, however commercial quantities are not accepted.

4. Tiles

All tiles are prohibited from being dumped in a mini skip. Like soil and concrete, tiles are prohibited from being placed in a council wheelie bin but are accepted at resource recovery centres.

5. Bricks

Bricks are prohibited from being disposed of in a mini skip. The weight of heavy items such as soil, concrete, tiles and bricks is too much for our small trucks. Bricks too, are prohibited from being placed in a council wheelie bin and should be taken to a Brisbane resource recovery centre for disposal.

6. Junk mail (100%)

100% junk mail is prohibited from being disposed of in a mini skip. It is permitted in a council wheelie bin (recycling bin preferred) and also Brisbane resource recovery centres.

7. Timber

Timber is also prohibited from being disposed of in a mini skip and is also prohibited from being disposed of in a council wheelie bin. To dispose of timber, it can be taken to a recycled timber yard or a resource recovery centre.

8. Hazardous Materials

Absolutely no hazardous materials are prohibited from being disposed of in a mini skip. This includes asbestos, toxic and corrosive substances. This prohibition applies for council wheelie bins also. Review the councils’ safe disposal methods table to find out how to dispose of hazardous waste correctly.

Conclusion

Mini skip bin hire is great – but only for permitted waste items. General waste such as household junk, old appliances, furniture and garden waste are perfectly OK to be placed in a mini skip. But there are a number of items that should not and cannot be placed in a mini skip. Prohibited items include fluorescent tubes, soil, concrete, tiles, bricks, 100% junk mail, timber and all hazardous materials.

If these prohibited items are not included in the junk you need to dispose of then you’re right to dispose of them in a 4 Waste mini skip. Click here to view our rates and to hire your mini skip today.



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