How to Get More From a Mini Skip Bin

How to Get More From a Mini Skip Bin

Are you looking to hire a mini skip bin for an upcoming project? If you are, did you know there’s more than one way to hire a min skip bin to maximise your efforts and investment? Well, there is!

At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we’re all about helping you, our valued customers, get the most out of every hire. It’s the reasons why we price our mini skip bins the way we do, and it’s the reason why I’m writing this article today.

Whether your need for hiring a mini skip bin is to remove household junk from your home, remove garden waste from your garden, or get into the shed or garage and give it a good clean out, a mini skip bin will serve you well. But, with a few simple tips, it can serve you even better.

As Brisbane’s premier skip bin provider, we have the professional tips needed to get more from a mini skip bin hire. Continue reading to discover what these are.

Order the right size mini skip bin

One of the most common mistakes customers make is ordering the wrong size skip bin. Order a mini skip bin that’s too small; you then have to hire a second skip bin (which will end up costing you hundreds more). Order a mini skip bin that’s too big, and you end up spending more than you needed to on your mini skip hire.

So, how do you hire the right size mini skip bin in Brisbane? You choose 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. If you hire a smaller skip bin than your actual needs, you’ll never end up paying more than you have to for your mini skip bin hire.

Let me explain why this is the case.

Usually, you hire a mini skip bin, and the size you hired is delivered. Right? This isn’t the case with 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. We don’t operate like this. Why? Because we realised early on that, we could help our customers more by offering a flexible pricing structure. Unless you deal with large quantities every day, you’re not going to know whether you need a 2 cubic metre mini skip bin or a 4 cubic metre skip. So we changed the way you pay for your mini skip bin hire.

With 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, you just need to make sure you hire a skip smaller than what you need, and you’ll never have to pay any additional admin or delivery fees if you need a second skip. You see, we deliver the same size skip bin to all customers. Whether you order a 2 cubic metre mini skip bin or a 4 cubic metre skip, a 6 (or 8) cubic metre mini skip bin will be delivered. Each skip bin has clearly marked levels at every cubic metre so you can fill to the level of the size skip bin you hired. But the beauty of our structure is that, if you did hire a 2 cubic metre mini skip and realise you should have actually hired a 4 cubic metre skip, then you don’t have to hire a second skip bin; you can continue filling the skip to the 4 cubic metre mark.

This saves you more than just time, but it saves you a great deal of money too. Other Brisbane skip bin companies in Brisbane, Redlands, and Ipswich would charge you the full rate to hire a seconds skip bin. So, your first 2 cubic metre skip bin may have been $275, then you’re going to have to pay another $275 for the second. That’s not how we roll.

With 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, you pay for the first 2 cubic metre skip bin, and then you only pay the difference to the 42 cubic metre mark, which in our case is an extra $49. That’s a big difference from having to pay an additional $275 for the second skip bin, isn’t it!

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Be Smart Loading the Bin

The other way to get more from a mini skip bin is to be strategic in how you load it. If you just throw junk or garden waste in there willy-nilly, without care or taking the time to compact the loading, you’re going to have heaps of air pockets. You don’t want air pockets. You’re paying for those air pockets!

To maximise your value and fit a whole lot more junk/garden waste into a mini skip bin, you need to be smart; take your time and think about how you’re going to load the skip to ensure you maximise space.

This can be difficult in standard mini skip bins because they provide no access. Trying to load a skip “neatly” in this case is challenging. You really do have to jump into the skip often and rearrange your junk/garden waste like a game of Tetris to fill in the air pockets. Not only can this be a pain to do, but it can also be dangerous.

Thankfully, if you choose to hire mini skip bins in Brisbane from 4 Waste Walk-in Skip Bins, this won’t be the case for you. As our name suggests, we have “walk-in” skip bins, meaning you can walk directly into them with your junk/garden waste. The benefit here is:

  • You don’t have to carry anything large or heavy to the skip and then struggle to lift it over the sides of the bin to load it.
  • You can walk into the skip bin without obstructions. The design of our mini skip bins is such that you can walk or even wheel heavy items directly into the belly of the skip effortlessly. No lip will prevent a wheelbarrow or trolly from entering either!
  • As you can easily access the belly of our mini skip bins, you can also easily arrange how you load the skip to remove any air pockets, maximising the amount of rubbish you can then load into the skip. Read our previous article, 3 Tips for Loading Your Skip Like a Pro and At Last, The Best Order to Load a Skip Bin Is Here, to help maximise space in your upcoming hire.

Getting more from a mini skip bin is easy when you choose to hire your mini skip bin in Brisbane, Redlands, or Logan from 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.

If you’d like to know more about our mini skip hire service, please read How Does Mini Skip Hire Work?


Mini skip bins in Brisbane can be convenient for general household junk and garden waste removal, but they are small. Therefore, you want to make sure you get the most from them; in terms of value and volume.

4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins wants you to get the most from your mini skip hire. As such, we provide a flexible billing structure that allows you to continue filling the skip beyond your hired level and only charge you the difference rather than the full cost of hiring a second skip bin. This alone can save you more than $150!

Moreover, we have designed our mini skip bins a little different from other mini skip bins in Brisbane, Redlands, Logan and Ipswich. Ours offer total walk-in access, which means you can walk or wheel items into the skip bin, which aids loading. You can strategically place your items in a Tetris like fashion, squashing any air pockets and maximising the amount of junk/garden waste you can load into the mini skip.

Make a smart choice by choosing to hire your mini skip bins in Brisbane, Redlands, Logan or Ipswich from 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. You can hire your skip with ease from the booking form below.

We look forward to servicing your junk or green waste removal needs with one of our mini skip bins.

*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.