Standard Skip vs. Walk-In Skip – Which is better

Standard Skip vs. Walk-In Skip – Which is better

When it comes to efficient and affordable waste disposal, hiring a skip bin is an excellent choice. Whether you’re looking to get rid of renovation waste, commercial waste or household waste, you can use a skip bin for it all.

You have various options when it comes to hiring a skip bin, but the most popular have to be a standard skip and a walk-in skip. While standard skips are hands down the most popular, walk-in skips are far more versatile and are often cheaper than their counterparts as well.

So, to find out which type of skip is better suited for your needs continue reading this post. Hopefully, when you’re done reading, you’ll agree with me.

Standard skip bins

Skip bin vs. rubbish removal

Standard skip bins are very common not just here in Brisbane, but also all across Australia. You’ve probably seen a standard skip being used in your local area as well. Standard skips are nothing but large sized containers which range in size of 2m³-12m³ and can be used to dispose up to 8 tonnes of waste.

You can use a standard skip to dispose almost any type of waste. This includes demolition waste, commercial waste, household waste and even garden waste. However, you cannot use standard skip bins to dispose certain hazardous waste materials.

Also, the large size of standard skip bins can be a problem, especially when it comes to positioning the skip. A large sized skip cannot be taken anywhere and the high walls of a skip also make it difficult to load waste into it.

When you hire a standard skip bin, it will be delivered to your location. Once your skip arrives, you’ll have a certain period (typically 7 days) to fill the skip with your waste. When you’re done, professional rubbish removers will collect and dispose the waste for you.

Walk-In Skip Bins

Cheap Walk-In Skips

Walk-in skips are quite similar to standard skip bins, except that they offer you full access right into the bin. At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, every single skip of ours offers complete walk-in access. Our skips feature a unique hinged door at the rear which can be swung open. With our skips, you need not lift your waste over the walls of the bin for loading. You can simply carry or use a wheelbarrow to load waste into our skips.

As, with standard skips, our walk-in skips can also be used to dispose anywhere between 2m³-12m³ of waste. Our skips are available in only two sizes – an 8m³ skip and a 12m³ skip, which include fill levels ranging from 2m³-12m³. However, unlike standard skips, we do not charge you based on the skip size you hire. Rather, we charge you only for the amount of waste you load into our skips. This makes our walk-in skips far more affordable than standard skips.

However, one drawback of walk-in skips is that you cannot use them to dispose any type of waste. At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we do not accept demolition waste and other heavy waste materials in our skips.

If you’re not looking to remove demolition waste, then walk-in skip bins are the clear winner in this debate. So, go ahead and hire a walk-in skip in Brisbane – it is undoubtedly the simplest and most affordable way of waste disposal.


When it comes to hiring skip bins, you can choose from standard skip bins and walk-in skip bins. Both types of skip bins are large containers, except that walk-in skips offer you full access right into the bin. It is easier to load waste into walk-in skip bins as compared to standard skips. Both types of skips can accommodate 2m³-12m³ of waste. However, with standard skips, you need to pay for the entire skip, while with walk-in skips, you need to pay only for the amount of waste you fill in. Also, you cannot dispose demolition waste into walk-in skips, but you can do so in standard skips.

To hire the best walk-in skip in Brisbane, look no further than 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Call us on 0413 333 330 to hire one of our walk-in skip bins 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 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.