How to Clear Garden Waste Without a Garden Skip Bin

How to Clear Garden Waste Without a Garden Skip Bin

Hiring a garden skip bin in Brisbane is arguably the most effective way of clearing out garden waste. However, there is a certain section of people who do not make use of garden skip bins – rather, they use alternative methods to clear out their garden waste.

As the owner of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, let me tell you that there are a few ways you can get rid of garden waste without having to hire a garden skip bin. Let’s take a look at them.

Use Garden Bags

garden bag

Instead of hiring a garden skip bin in Brisbane, you can also use garden bags to clear your garden waste. Garden bags, such as those we offer here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, large sized hessian bags that can be installed in your yard. As you clear out your garden waste, you can dump it into our garden bags. Depending on the collection schedule you choose, our professional waste removers will come and collect waste from the garden bags for you.

Use Council Green Bins

green garden bin

You can also make use of the Brisbane Council’s wheelie green bins to dispose of your garden bags. You can hire council green bins and have a bin installed in your yard. While council green bins are similar to our garden bags service, our garden bags are about 2.5 times the size of council bins. As such, you can use wheelie bins to remove smaller amounts of garden waste. Also, wheelie bins are collected on a fortnightly basis, and you can only request a maximum of two wheelie bins at a time.

Transport Green Waste Yourself

Green Waste in trailer

Finally, the third option is to transport green waste yourself to the nearest recycling facility. If you choose to go down this route, you’ll need to collect your garden waste, load it into your car or a UTE/truck and transport your waste to a resource recovery centre in Brisbane.

While garden bags are a great option, the other two require a lot of your time and are laborious. Make sure to weigh up the costs of a garden bag service with the cost of your time and any vehicle/trailer hire expenses before deciding which option is the best for you.

However, garden skip bins are the most convenient option to clear out garden waste. With a garden skip bin in Brisbane, you’ll be able to remove most waste in a short amount of time. And garden skip bins are more affordable than you may think. Our garden skip bins in Brisbane start at as little as $275 for two cubic meters. At such low prices, you needn’t look for alternative options – hiring a garden skip is the best way to go.


While hiring a garden skip bin is certainly the best way to clear out garden waste, there are alternative ways to remove garden waste as well. Instead of hiring a skip, you can choose to hire garden bags or make use of the council wheelie bin service to remove garden waste periodically. Alternatively, you can also transport garden waste yourself to a resource recovery centre in Brisbane.

Apart from hiring garden bags, the other two options are laborious, time-consuming, and costly. And given that our garden skip bins in Brisbane are so cheap and effective, it does not make much sense to go with any other option. Read our Beginner’s Guide to Green Waste Removal for more information.

To hire garden bags or garden skip bins in Brisbane, get in touch with us today! We service the entire southside region, including the suburbs of Parkinson, Forest Lake, Mansfield, Wynnum, and Holland Park, to name a few.

*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.