How long is a Standard Skip Hire?

How long is a Standard Skip Hire?

If you’re bored out of your brain being stuck at home, then one thing you may consider is skip hire. As I mentioned last week, now is the perfect time to hire a skip. You can clean out your garage, tidy-up your overgrown garden, and give your home a much-needed declutter.

Hiring a skip will make any or all of these projects quick and effortless. However, if you are considering skip hire, then there are a few things to take note of before you select a skip hire company in Brisbane. One of the most overlooked elements when hiring a skip bin is the hire period. Understand, when you hire a skip bin in Brisbane, it is not yours till you are finished with it. The hire costs are based on a set hire period which needs to be adhered to ensure additional costs are not incurred.

Standard Skip  Hire Period

It is very common for skip hire to offer a 5-day hire period. You will find many skip bin companies in Brisbane offering this, including us here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.

A 5-day skip hire enables customers 4 full days use of the skip, with collection taking place on the 5th day. It’s important to remember this to ensure you have placed all waste in the skip in time for collection. Collection may take place early in the morning on the 5th day, which is why it’s wise to have everything in the skip by the end of day four.

Some companies will also provide 7-day skip hire, but do take note of what I mention in “Getting the best deal”. Paying for a 7-day hire may not always be beneficial.

For more information about the hire process at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, please read our Delivery Policy, which you can find here.

Extending the Hire Period

It’s also important to understand that you don’t have to be fixed to a 5-day or 7-day hire. If for whatever reason, you require a longer skip hire period, it can always be arranged with the skip provider. Just be sure to let them know at least 24 hours before collection. Skip providers are happy to extend the hire to your requirements at an additional fee.

Here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, customers who require a longer skip hire period than our 5-day hire can arrange this at a small additional fee of $20 per day.

Getting the Best Deal

It’s important to look at the length of the ship hire on offer to determine which offers better value. If you see two skip bins the same size, and the same price; once at a 5-day hire and one at a 7-day hire, then the 7-day hire offers better value. However, if the 7-day hire is more and you only need the skip for a maximum of 5-days, then the 5-day skip hire will provide better value for money.

It may also be cheaper to choose a company that offers a 5-day hire and pay the additional two days than it is to choose a company that offers 7-day hire. So be sure to compare costs.


With extra time on our hands, many Brisbane residents are keeping busy doing home projects like garage clean-ups, garden tidy-ups, and home declutters. Each of these projects is made much easier with the aid of skip hire. However, the cost to hire a skip is based on a hire period; usually five or seven days.

In either case, you should aim to have all your junk, waste, and rubbish in the skip the day before collection. If however, you need extra time, you can always request an extension. Just be aware that it will come at a cost. Also, be mindful that it may be cheaper to get a 5-day hire with 2 extra days than it is to get a skip from a company offering a 7-day hire. Compare prices to get the best deal.

Regardless of whether you’re after a 5-day or 7-day skip hire, know you will get a great deal from 4 Waste Walk In Skip Bins. Click here to see our sizes and prices and to hire a skip 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 Sizes & Prices page.

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