A beginner’s guide to skip bins

A beginner’s guide to skip bins

Skip bins are incredibly popular in Brisbane. With a skip bin, anyone can dispose of large amounts of household or garden waste efficiently and affordably. But, if you have never hired skip bins in Brisbane before, then you’re probably unfamiliar with the process.

There are certain things you need to know before you hire a skip bin, and today, we’ll take a look at what they are. So, continue reading this post to discover everything a beginner needs to know about skip bins. Hopefully, this guide will help you when you hire your first skip bin in Brisbane.

What to know before you hire a skip bin

Brisbane Skip Company

Before you hire a skip bin in Brisbane, know that there are different types of skip bins available for disposing of different types of waste. And, if you put the wrong waste type into a skip bin, your waste won’t be collected.

Typically, skip bins in Brisbane are available in two types – garden skip bins and junk skip bins, which we offer here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. You can use garden skip bins to dispose of 100% green waste and junk skip bins to dispose of mixed household waste. If you have any other type of waste to dispose of, you’ll need to look at alternative means of waste disposal. You can also read our post, ‘What Can You Put in a Skip Bin?’ to see what types of waste can and cannot be disposed of in a skip bin.

When to hire a skip bin

where to hire a skip

If you’re wondering when to hire a skip bin, the answer is whenever you have waste to get rid of! Skip bin companies in Brisbane offers different-sized skips for different amounts of waste. Typically, the smallest skip bins start from as small as 2m³. If your waste exceeds this amount, you can hire a skip for disposal. Once you hire a skip, you usually have a 7-day period to fill it up with waste, after which rubbish removers will collect your waste.

At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, our skip bins are available only in two sizes – 8m³ and 12m³, but this doesn’t mean you pay for 8m³ and 12m³ of waste. Our skip bins feature fill levels from 2m³ all the way up to 12m³. So, if you have only 4m³ of waste, we only charge you for the hire price of an 8m³ skip.

Loading in a skip bin

Loading in a skip bin

When you hire skip bins in Brisbane, you generally have 7 days to load the skip with your waste before it is collected. Standard skip bins require you to lift your waste over the skip’s walls for loading. However, our skip bins at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins don’t require any heavy lifting of waste. Why? This is because our bins feature a unique hinged door that can be swung open, providing full access into the skip. You can simply carry (or use a wheelbarrow) your waste into the bin without hurting yourself.

Read this popular post, ‘At Last, the best order to load a skip bin is here’, to help you load your skip correctly.

How much does a skip hire cost?

Hiring skip bins in Brisbane is extremely affordable. Our skip bins start at $275 for a 7-day hire, depending on the amount of waste you fill. At such low prices, there’s simply no reason to look at alternative waste disposal means.


If you’re looking to hire skip bins in Brisbane, you should probably know a little about them. Different types of skip bins are meant for disposing of different types of waste. You can hire a skip bin whenever you have waste to dispose of, provided that it falls into accepted waste categories. Once you hire a skip bin, you’ll need to fill it with waste yourself. After that, rubbish removers will collect the skip and the waste from your premises. And hiring a skip bin is one of the most affordable waste disposal methods.

For the most affordable skip bins in Brisbane, look no further than us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Visit our website to hire your skip bin today.


*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.