What’s the difference between a Garden Skip Bin and a Skip Bin?

What’s the difference between a Garden Skip Bin and a Skip Bin?

Realising you need to hire a skip bin will go a long way in helping you remove unwanted waste for your home. However, what you may not realise is that you can also hire garden skip bins in Brisbane.

A garden skip bin is generally the same in appearance as a standard skip bin, but there is one major difference, which is very important to know.

In this article today, I will explain the key difference between the two, so you can decide which type of skip bin will best suit your needs and requirements.

Garden Skip Bin = 100% Green Waste

As mentioned, there is only one difference between garden skip bins and standard skip bins. With the service we offer here at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, our standard skip bins and our garden skip bins are exactly the same size and shape, even the hire price is the same. However, what you can place in each skip is very different.

Our garden skip bins strictly only allow 100% garden/green waste. In other words, any material that does not come from the garden or grow in the ground is prohibited from being placed in a garden skip bin.

So what specifically can be placed in garden skip bins in Brisbane? At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins we only accept the following waste materials:

  • Branches
  • Tree Stumps
  • Tree Limbs
  • Twigs
  • Lawn Clippings
  • Woodchip & bark
  • Fruit & Vegetable Scraps

Note: No logs larger than 200mm in diameter are allowed.

Anything that is not listed above is not permitted, soil included. Therefore, if you’re planning to do a major garden tidy-up, then a garden skip bin is the right bin for you.

Standard Skip Bin = All Waste Including Garden Waste

So, now that you know that the only difference between garden skip bins and standard skip bins is what can be placed in them, and that garden skip bins only accept 100% green waste, let’s take look at what you can place in a standard skip.

You may now be wondering if this means that you cannot place green waste into a standard skip, right? Well, the answer is you can! The beauty of hiring a standard skip is that they accept both general waste as well as garden waste.

What this means is that if you want to do a major house clean, which includes the garden, then you can get a standard skip bin.

The Benefits of Choosing a Garden Skip Bin in Brisbane

Given that standard skip bins allow both general waste as well as garden waste, you may be thinking that it’s safer to just get a standard skip bin, that way you can put some additional household junk in your skip too.

While you are able to do so, there are large environmental benefits in hiring a garden to skip bin to discard of your green waste. I took a closer look at these benefits a couple of weeks ago in this article here, but to summarise, the advantages are as follows:

  • You will be reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill
  • You will eradicate harmful gases and liquids that would otherwise be produced if your green waste goes to landfill
  • Your green waste will be turned into compost and put back into the soil

Conclusion

There really is only one major difference between a standard skip bin and garden skip bins in Brisbane, and this is the fact that garden skip bins only accept 100% green waste as opposed to standard skip bins that accept just about any waste, including green waste.

If you have some garden work to do, then do your bit for the environment by choosing to hire a garden skip bin in Brisbane from 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Click here to hire your garden skip bin 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.

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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, or golden cane trunks. Branches must be under 13cm 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.