How to Prepare for Skip Bin Delivery

How to Prepare for Skip Bin Delivery

Hiring a skip bin is one of the best choices you can make in the removal of rubbish, junk or garden waste from a home, workplace, construction site or other establishments. They offer easy waste removal and also help to keep a cleanup area more tidy and safe. However, for those who have not had a skip bin delivered before, there are a few preparation tips to be aware of that will make for a better skip hire experience.

As the owner of 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, your help in preparing your site for skip bin delivery makes our driver’s job easier and safer, which is paramount. The correct preparation for a skip bin delivery will also make the skip bin easier and more convenient for you to load, amongst other things.

Continue reading this post to discover how to prepare for your skip bin delivery correctly.

Know the Rules For Positioning a Skip Bin

Before you decide where to place the skip bin when it is delivered, it’s a good idea to understand the rules of positioning a skip bin.

  • You cannot block any footpaths.
  • You cannot block any entrances or driveways which are not on your property.
  • You cannot block any access to utility points such as power boxes and manhole covers.
  • A skip bin also should not be placed within 15m of a road junction.
  • A skip bin placed in a paid metre or on a yellow line will cop the same fines/fees as would a vehicle.

Choose a Placement Location For the Skip Bin

Knowing where you cannot place a skip bin, you should now choose a location to place your skip bin. The best position is somewhere on your own property (such as the driveway or a grass area), or if this is not possible, on the road directly outside your property.

Things to be mindful of include;

  • Overhead clearance: make sure there are no powerlines above the location.
  • Skip bin elevation: have blocks or bricks on-hand if you want the skip bin elevated to preserve grass below.
  • Clear access: clear access is needed for the delivery truck to be able to position the skip bin

Get a Skip Bin Permit Ahead of Delivery

If you are planning to have the skip bin positioned on a road or a footpath, you will most likely need to apply for a permit from the Brisbane City Council. You will need to apply for the permit ahead of the skip bin delivery. Permits can take up to 7 days to obtain, so it is a good idea to do this a week before you arrange the delivery.

It is only if the skip bin will be there for less than 48 hours and is not in the CBD or on a main road that a permit is not required.

Make your location safe

You will be making multiple trips to and from the skip bin during the hire period. Therefore you need to ensure the area is safe. To do this, ensure that there are no tripping hazards around or in the path of the skip bins.

If you are placing the skip on the road or on a pathway, consider placing witches hats or safety barrier mesh around the skip bin.


Hiring a skip bin makes light work of the removal of rubbish for any premiss. However, there are things you need to do in preparation for the delivery of the skip bin.

First, know where you cannot place a skip bin. Then choose a location where you can place the skip bin. If needed, arrange for a Skip Bin permit 5-7 day before the delivery and always make sure that the area is safe and free from any hazards.

If you’re ready to have your skip bin delivered, then pick up the phone and place an order with 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins now! Call 0413 333 330 now.

*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.