Skip Bin Waste Guide

Not sure what you can or can’t place in your skip bin? Check out this useful guide and reach out to us if you have questions.

General Waste

  • Cardboard, clothes, toys, furniture, plastic, metal, light timber, appliances, light green waste, whitegoods.

  • Food waste, faeces, asbestos, fibro, gas bottles, paint, petrol, oil, chemicals, hazardous waste, tree stumps, bricks, insulation, insulated panels, concrete, gyrock, tiles, construction timber, soil, rock, rubble and any other building waste are all considered heavy and will incur an additional fee.

Mixed Building Waste

  • Concrete, bricks, tiles, timber, gyprock, general waste, light green waste.

  • Carpet, soil (unless specified), fibro, asbestos, paint, food, liquid, mattresses, vinyl flooring, insulation, insulated panels, fibro cement sheeting, palm tree trunks/stumps & tyres (unless still on the rim).

Bricks & Concrete

  • Brick and concrete materials ONLY. Roof and floor tiles, pebbles, rocks, slate, pavers, besa blocks must be clean.

  • NO other waste, this includes dirt, food wrappers, plastic, green waste etc.

Light Green Waste

  • Green waste such as grass and tree clippings, branches, woodchips, bark and light untreated timber, smaller than 100mm in diameter.
  • Tree trunks/stumps over 150mm in diameter, palm trunks or stumps, timber sleepers, soil, dirt, rock. Bark mixed with dirt is considered Mixed Building Waste, not green waste – green waste larger than 150mm is charged at the mixed building waste rate).

Do’s and Dont’s

When getting a quote or ordering a skip bin it pays to check what can & can’t be placed in the bin. We’ve taken the time to provide some guidance below.

  • Do Check Overhead Clearance

All skip bin companies require a specific amount of overhead clearance. When considering your bin placement, think about the delivery truck, not just the skip bin. The spot you choose should have no tree branches, eaves or utility lines that could interfere with the truck or the bin.

  • Do Give the Delivery Truck Clear Access

The delivery truck must be able to drive to your chosen location and back out without trouble. Ensure all roads & driveways we need to navigate meet all width and capacity requirements for the truck. These requirements may differ from company to company. Additionally, check with us before requesting that you need to lift your bin over a fence or place the bin in your backyard.

  • Do Place the Bin on Your Own Property

In most cases, the only way to avoid needing a council permit for your skip bin is to place the receptacle on your own property. Keep in mind that your homeowner’s association or neighbourhood may have specific skip bin regulations you must also adhere to.

  • Don’t Block the Street

Even if you have a council permit to place a skip bin on the street, you cannot put the bin where it would impede traffic. Most areas require that you leave at least three metres of clear pavement for drivers. Check with us as well as your local council to ensure you comply with placement regulations.

  • Don’t Infringe on Your Neighbours’ Property

Be courteous of your neighbours and use common sense when placing your skip bin. Do not place the bin where it would interfere with your neighbour’s daily life. If you live in a cul-de-sac, you will likely need to obtain permission from all home owners in your location before placing a skip bin there.

  • Don’t Interfere With Utilities

Skip bins, especially larger models, can easily interfere with utility lines and drains. Ensure that your bin does not block water drainage points, especially if your project takes place during a rainy time of year. Also, consider whether your skip bin placement could prevent authorities from accessing utility lines and poles.

  • Don’t Move the Bin Yourself

Once your bin is delivered, it should stay in that location until the next collection. If you have issues with the current spot and have an ongoing agreement, ask us to move the bin after the collection. Do not attempt to move the bin yourself. Not only could you cause property damage to your home or vehicle, but you could also physically endanger yourself, other members of your household or your neighbours.

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