Skip bins are a wonderful invention and are beneficial to an array of industries and applications. However, when it comes to domestic use, mini skips are the preferred option for many.
Mini skips are better suited to domestic use due to their size. Their smaller size means they are easier to maneuver which, in turn, allows them to be positioned in more convenient locations (i.e., closer to your home), and with a lesser chance of causing any damage.
We get a lot of enquires about our mini skip bins, one of the most common being how much rubbish can mini skips hold. If you’re wondering the same thing and looking for answers, then continue reading this article.
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Size of Mini Skips
The volume of rubbish that mini skips can hold comes down to the size of the skip. Typically, mini skips in Brisbane are classed as skips that have a 2-6 cubic meter capacity. This means you can hire mini skips that are 2-cubic meters, 4-cubic metres and 6 cubic meters in size.
However, at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, our mini skips differ from other suppliers in Brisbane. We have just the one size skip bin, but we offer 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-cubic meter mini skips. If you’re wondering how this works, let me explain. Our mini skip measures 3m(l)x1.8m(w)x1.2m(h) has a 6-cubic meter capacity. Each skip features cubic metre fill levels; e.g., 2m2, 3m2, 4m2, 5m2, 6m2. If rubbish fills a skip, a customer is billed for a 6-cubic meter mini skip – if rubbish half fills a skip (to the 3m2 fill level), the customer is billed for a 3-cubic meter mini skip, and so on.
Size equals Volume
Mini skips are ideal for home and garden cleanups. However, not everyone is expected to know what 4-cubic meters of rubbish looks like. Hence the question, how much rubbish can mini skips hold?
To picture 6m2 of rubbish or 4m2 of rubbish, you need to have a visual representation of what that of 1m2 of rubbish is, which is easy. 1m2 of rubbish is the equivalent of 1 standard trailer or 8 wheelie bins. Therefore, 6m2 of rubbish is 6 trailers or 24 wheelie bins and 4m2 of rubbish is 4 trailers or 16 wheelie bins etc.
The table below is a fantastic resource to better picture how much each mini skip bin size will hold.
|SKIP SIZE||MAX. WEIGHT||DIMENSIONS (L)X(W)X(H)||EQUIVALENT TO:|
|2m3 SKIP BIN||300KG||3m × 1.8m × 1.2m||2 trailers or 8 wheelie bins|
|3m3 SKIP BIN||450KG||3m × 1.8m × 1.2m||3 trailers or 12 wheelie bins|
|4m3 SKIP BIN||600KG||3m × 1.8m × 1.2m||4 trailers or 16 wheelie bins|
|5m3 SKIP BIN||750KG||3m × 1.8m × 1.2m||5 trailers or 20 wheelie bins|
|6m3 SKIP BIN||900KG||3m × 1.8m × 1.2m||6 trailers or 24 wheelie bins|
Mini skips are the perfect skip bin for domestic application! Their compact size means they are easier to maneuver and position closer to the house, and they are less likely to cause any damage to your property.
If you’re wondering if a mini skip is big enough for your waste, and are wondering how much rubbish mini skips hold, then know they can hold the capacity of the skip bin size. 1-cubic meter of rubbish is the equivalent of 2 trailers or 8 wheelie bins. Apply this to the size mini skip you are considering hiring, and you should be able to picture which size best suits your needs.
Alternative, don’t worry about choosing a size at all; opt for one of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins’ mini skips and you’ll be charged only for the amount of rubbish that fills that skip.