Tips to Save Money on Your Skip Bin Hire

Tips to Save Money on Your Skip Bin Hire

I’ve said it before, finding cheap skip bins in Brisbane isn’t as easy as you may think. If you’ve spent any time Googling cheap skip bins in Brisbane, you will find that most companies offer 2 m3 skip bins from around $160 for a 7-day hire. However, if you dig a little deeper, you will find that there are cheaper skips in Brisbane. In fact, our 2 m3 skip bins start at just $275 for a 7-day.

Our skip bins are cheaper than the average, but in addition to finding the cheapest hire prices in Brisbane, there are other ways that you can save money on your skip bin hire.

Today in this article, I will share with you some inside secrets on how you can save money on your skip bin hire. These are simple tips that will seem obvious when you read them, but you would be surprised to see how many customers don’t apply them to their skip hire.

Pay for your amount of waste, not the size of their skip

Standard skip bins are charge by their size. Meaning, you have to estimate how much waste you have to dispose of and then choose a skip bin that you think will fit your waste. This is how you assume it works, right?

Wrong. Opting for this billing structure will provide you with anything but cheap skip bins. What if your estimate is under – or even over? If it’s under, you have to then hire a second skip bin, which will be more than hiring a larger size skip. If it’s over, then you have paid for a skip bin larger than you needed and would have lost money.

The best way to save money on your skip bin hire is by hiring from a company, such as 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins that charge not by the size of the bin, but rather, by the amount of waste that you put into the bin. Doing so means that you will never under or overestimate your waste, and you will never be out of pocket.

4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins have a one-size-fits-all skip bin that is marked with fill levels – from 2 m3 to 6 m3. So, if your waste comes up to the 4 m3 fill level, you are only charged for 4 m3 of waste even though we have delivered a 6 m3 skip bin.

Load your skip bin in the most effective manner

You’ve seen skip bins in front of homes with junk and construction material just thrown in without any thought given, right? Well, this is what you want to avoid.

While throwing your waste into a skip as it comes is the quickest way to place it in the skip, it isn’t the cheapest way to use a skip. To save money on your skip bin hire, you have to be strategic about how you load the skip. You want to minimise the number of air pockets between the waste and maximise the space consumed by waste.

There is a right and a wrong way to load a skip bin. Knowing the right way means that more waste will fit in the skip bin, therefore providing you with better value for money and cheaper skip bin hire costs – remember you will be billed by the fill level. So, the more compact your load the skip, the less you will be charged (weight limits apply).

You want to start by loading the flat and heavy items on the bottom and work your way up. For detailed instructions, read this earlier post.


Finding cheap skip bins in Brisbane isn’t a simple task. However, it can be done. By choosing 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, you’ll be getting a cheaper skip bin than the average price in Brisbane. In addition to the savings of hiring our skip bins, you can take advantage of further savings offered by our unique billing format. We charge you for your amount of waste and not by the size skip you hire. Additionally, by knowing how to correctly load a skip, you will get better value for money from your skip hire.

Start saving today by choosing 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins for your skip hire in Brisbane. Visit our website to see our skip bin options and to book your bin.

*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.