5 important things to know before hiring a skip

5 important things to know before hiring a skip

You’ve decided to hire a skip bin for your rubbish removal needs; fantastic! Skip bins are an excellent solution for getting rid of waste, whether it is garden waste, household waste, construction site waste or commercial waste. However, before you jump into hiring a skip bin in Brisbane, there are certain things that you must consider, which will not only make the disposal process much smoother and more efficient but also save unnecessary costs.

As a Brisbane skip bin supplier, I will put forth 5 of the most important things you should know before hiring a skip in Brisbane.

What size skip is appropriate for me?

The skip bin size you require will depend on the type and amount of waste you plan to eliminate. With other Brisbane skip bin suppliers, you must first determine the amount of waste you have and then choose an appropriately sized bin. However, here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we have made the answer to this question much more simple. We only offer 2 different sizes for our skip bins, offering a total capacity of 2m³ to 6m³ and 2m³ to 8m³, each of which has varying fill levels. The unique feature of our skip bins is that you need to pay only for the amount of rubbish you fill into the skip, meaning that if you consume only 4m³ of space, you need to pay only for 4m³ hire. The only thing you need to make sure is whether you need a maximum of 6m³ or 8m³, and unless you have a huge amount of waste to be disposed of, you should be fine with the 2m³ to 6m³ skip.

What waste can I put in my Skip?

At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we offer two types of skips: our Walk-In Garden Skips and our Walk-In Junk Skips. Walk-In Garden Skip Bins are to be used for getting rid of 100% green waste only. Any other type of waste is not permitted to be put in Walk-In Garden Skips. On the other hand, Walk-In Junk Skip Bins can be used to dispose of general waste or mixed waste, such as furniture, home appliances, electronic waste and other types of construction waste and commercial waste. You can also use Walk-In Junk Skips to dispose of a mixture of green waste and general waste. While Walk-In Junk Skips can be used to get rid of most types of waste, certain waste items are not permitted in these skip bins, including heavier waste materials such as bricks, concrete, pavers, tiles, asphalt, soil and timber.

How long can I keep the skip?

Across most skip bin suppliers in Brisbane, including us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, skip bins are offered on a 7-day hire basis. This means that you can keep a skip bin for 7 days, and if you choose to keep the bin for longer, you will be charged an extended fee of $40 per additional day you keep the skip bin with you.

What is so great about walk-in skip bins?

Unlike standard skip bins, walk-in skip bins are unique and feature a hinged rear door that allows you to carry (or wheel) your rubbish directly into the skip. This offers several benefits. For starters, you need not lift up heavy items over the walls of the bin as you can simply use a wheelbarrow or carry your junk into the bin. This way, you won’t hurt yourself when clearing out the rubbish. Moreover, since you can walk into our skip bins, you can efficiently arrange your junk items inside the bin. Not only can you avoid air pockets by doing this, but you can also accommodate more rubbish in a smaller space. Given that we charge you based on the amount of fill level you consume, by packing in rubbish more efficiently, you can also save on the cost of hiring a skip bin.

How Do I book a Walk-In Skip?

There are several ways to book 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. You can choose to book your skip online 24/7, or you can give us a call at 0413 333 330 during our office hours to hire your skip. You can also contact us at [email protected] to hire a walk-in skip. We offer same-day or next-day delivery of our skip bins to your desired location in Brisbane Southside. We accept multiple payment options, including cash, cheque or internet transfer, so you can hire your skip bin without any hassles!

At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we offer the cheapest skip bin hire in Brisbane Southside. If you’re looking to hire a skip, then you should definitely consider our unique ‘walk-in’ skip bins as they offer many advantages to that of standard skip bins.


Before you jump into hiring a skip bin in Brisbane, you should first consider what size skip bin is appropriate for your needs, what waste you will be dumping into the bin, how long you plan on keeping the bin and whether you need a walk-in skip or a standard skip. Only when you’ve considered all of these, should you look to hire a skip bin.

Hopefully, you’re convinced about the benefits of a ‘walk-in’ skip and are looking to get one for your waste disposal needs. To hire a walk-in skip, contact us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Call us on 0413 333 330. You can also hire a walk-in skip online via the form below and we will deliver it to any Brisbane Southside location.



*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.