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Skip Bin Hire Australia - Cheap Skip Bin Hire

At Skip Bin Hire Australia our focus is to give you the best price possible for both Residential and Commercial Skip bin hire. Our company specialises in supplying a large Range of mini skips and skip bins that cater for almost every need. We are highly committed to providing affordable & efficient service, as well as always being dedicated to helping the environment. These days with rising dumping costs due to rising EPA levies and government regulations, it is getting harder to find cost effective ways for Rubbish Removal. That’s why at Skip Bin Hire Australia, We have done the hard work for you. We have found the best skip bin hire prices through our many trusted and reliable suppliers.

Why Book Your Skip Bin With Us?

Easy to Order As you will see, Our amazing website will walk you through the ordering process step-by-step. This will guarantee you choose the correct size and waste type for your skip bin. Unlike many other skip bin hire companies, Our website ensures there are no surprises or additional costs for incorrect waste being put in your skip bin. You can get a quote and/or book online 24/7 or you can call us on 1300 778 978 to speak to one of our friendly staff who will happily help you.

Our Skip Bin Sizes

We understand how difficult it can be to choose the right sized skip bin for your job. We get a lot of repeat orders due to customers regularly under estimating the amount of rubbish they have as well as what sized skip they actually need. By choosing the right sized bin from the start, you will save both money and time. A good way of getting more value for money from your skip bin is spending a small amount of extra time packing the bin neatly. This will eliminate wasted air space and open holes in your skip bin. In addition to this, breaking down larger items of furniture or tree branches will ensure you fit more into your skip bin. We have a large range of mini skips and skip bins for hire ranging in size from 2 cubic metres up to 30 metre Hook lift skip bins. We have made an easy to understand skip bin sizing page containing the full range of available mini skips, skip bins and hook lift bins, and all their approximate dimensions. As you complete the order process online and you get to the bin size selection page, you will be given a comparison table of the bin sizes. This will help you choose the right bin hire from the start, now that’s easy!

Waste Types

  • General Waste
  • Green Waste
  • Mixed waste
  • Soli/Dirt
  • Concrete/Bricks

By having these different waste type skip bins and mini skips we help to achieve a reduction of waste that ends up in landfill. Skip Bin Hire Australia believe that the disposal of waste is a last resort. By choosing and hiring the correct waste bin type, you are also choosing to help the environment. This can even save you money.

Service How Can We Help You?

Our skip bins are used for many purposes. As you can see from our list below, there isn’t much a Skip bin can’t handle.

  • Building & Construction sites
  • Demolition Sites
  • Shopping Centres
  • Office & Factories
  • Manufacturing
  • Bathroom Renovations
  • Industrial & Commercial sites
  • Retail & Business premises
  • Clubs, schools and sporting facilities
  • Government and education centres
  • Garden & landscaping
  • Residential Household clean-ups and services
  • Property management
  • Deceased estates
  • And lots more…….

Keeping Australia Beautiful – Offering you cheap Skip Bin Hire

Here at Skip Bin Hire Australia we are proud of the fact that we’re experts on the Australian waste industry and all aspects of cheap skip bin hire. Our system has been developed and maintained by industry specialists who have built up vast experience in waste management. We also pride ourselves on being an Australian company and are dedicated to keeping our environment beautiful. In order to achieve this, we offer value for money combined with high quality work. Offering a service which provides consumers with the tools to properly dispose of their waste is a step towards a greener Australia. Our team works hard to increase the effectiveness of recycling – allowing our environment and future generations to reap the rewards. We are proud to be an an Australian Company and want to do what we can to keep Australia beautiful! Our team believes that together we can help keep Australia beautiful.

Getting you the best deals available for cheap skip bin hire

Our knowledgeable staff hand-source all of our skip bin suppliers which allows us to offer one of the most comprehensive supplier databases in existence. Because we have a thoroughly researched database, we are able to offer prices that are competitive and based on individual requirements. Once our customers have chosen a quote that suits their needs, they can then book online securely, 24 hours a day. Our suppliers are notified of bookings directly and this allows them to deliver on time. Once you’re finished with the skip, it will then be collected – all you have to do is fill it with your waste. No hassle. No problems. Just easy, cheap skip bin hire.

Super-simple & effective system

The suppliers that we have chosen for our database have added their prices and stock levels into our system themselves. This means that you get a quote direct from them. No more ringing multiple companies to obtain quotes to compare! Our system does it all for you. Time is money, and we save you plenty of it. We deal with 8 different types of waste and offer a helpful service from start to finish. No collection too big or small! Our large catalogue of skip sizes means we can cater to both domestic and commercial jobs with ease. We cannot accept hazardous waste such as asbestos – for more information on disposing of this please visit asbestos.sa.gov.au At Skip Bin Hire Australia you are more than just a number. We treat each customer as an individual, with individual needs, and individual budgets. By working together, we can make a cleaner Australia.

Bin Sizes and Types

At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we are proud to offer a wide variety of skip bin sizes to suit all needs and requirements. We provide skip bins for both commercial and domestic use. We want to ensure that you have a smooth transaction when booking your skip bin. Our guide to bin types and sizes is specifically designed for you to be able to gauge exactly what you need, and exactly what you’ll get. If you need exact bin dimensions for a specific reason, please get in touch. This is purely a guide as each company does build their own bins differently, however they are all more or less along the same size lines.

What bin size should you hire?

A wide variety of skip bin sizes are available. It’s important to choose the right size to suit your needs. This will ensure you have a bin that is big enough and that you don’t spend extra money booking a skip bin size that is too big for your requirements.

What can you put in a skip bin

At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we want to make sure that our waste identification process is completely transparent in order for our customers to follow it with ease. We aim to make your whole experience with Skip Bin Hire Australia as straightforward and easy as possible, and our waste types ensure that you are putting all of your waste in the right place. We have 8 different waste types, and it’s important that you get the right type of bin, for the waste you want to dispose of. Our skip bin suppliers and waste facilities are very strict when it comes to ensuring that the right waste has been placed in their bins. In order to avoid any additional charges for putting your waste in the wrong place, or disposing of prohibited materials, we recommend that you follow our guide in order to ensure that you don’t come up against any problems whilst using a skip bin service.

General Waste

Weight limits apply per 150kg cubic metres. What can you place in the general waste bin? Household waste: Clothes, paper, cardboard, bedding, towels, kitchenware, bathroom accessories, duvets, cushions Light commercial waste Office furniture such as desks, desk tidies, chairs, stationary, Furniture and Appliances Cupboards, loungers, washing machines, cots, beds, fridges, chairs, sofas Light building construction waste Wood, flooring, wallpaper Carpet must not be disposed of in this bin in NSW Computers or TV screens must not be disposed of in this bin in SA Light green waste Shrubs, grass, foliage, leaves, twigs DO NOT PLACE THE FOLLOWING IN THE GENERAL WASTE BIN: Hard heavy materials Bricks, sand, concrete, tiles, clay, stones Soil or soil with turf attached – a soil-dirt bin is required for this waste Palm tree trunks, tree trunks, roots or turf – a soil dirt bin is required for this waste Synthetic grass Carpet must not be disposed of in this bin in NSW Computers or TV screens must not be disposed of in this bin in SA Hazardous materials that must not be placed in this bin include: Asbestos, insulation, food, wet paint, empty chemical containers, liquids or putrescibles

Green Waste

Weight limits apply per 150kg cubic metres. Light green waste Shrubs, foliage, grass clippings, leaves, twigs Small branches, leaves and palms fronds Woodchip and bark – there must be no soil attached to either – if you need to dispose of soil, a soil and dirt bin is required Tree trunks The diameter must be smaller than 150mm and under 50mm long to meet requirements Untreated timber – please contact us to enquire how to dispose of treated timber DO NOT PLACE THE FOLLOWING IN THE GREEN WASTE BIN: Hard heavy materials Bricks, sand, concrete, tiles, clay, stones Large tree trunks Trunks that are larger than 150mm in diameter or over 300mm long are not permitted in this bin Palm tree trunks and/or large tree roots Hazardous materials that must not be placed in this bin include: Asbestos, insulation, food, wet paint, empty chemical containers, liquids or putrescibles

Concrete/Brick

What can you place in the concrete/brick bin? Bricks and/or bricks and mortar Concrete – any concrete must be no bigger than 600×600 Roof tiles Floor tiles Pebbles Rocks Stones DO NOT PLACE THE FOLLOWING IN THE CONCRETE/BRICK BIN: General, green or excavation waste Soil or turf – all soil must go in a soil/dirt bin Palm trees and fronds Sand, soil and dirt is strictly prohibited and must be exposed of in the soil/dirt bin Hazardous materials that must not be placed in this bin include: Asbestos, insulation, food, wet paint, empty chemical containers, liquids or putrescibles

Soil/Dirt

What can you place in the soil/dirt bin? Soil/dirt rock, sandstone and clay that is naturally occuring Turf and vegetation that takes up less than 10% of the space of the bin DO NOT PLACE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN THE SOIL/DIRT BIN: Vegetation that takes up more than 10% of the bin Any general waste – please get a general waste bin for this Contaminated soil Manmade materials Hazardous materials that must not be placed in this bin include: Asbestos, insulation, food, wet paint, empty chemical containers, liquids or putrescibles This bin is strictly for soil or dirt and no other waste can be disposed of via this medium

Mixed Waste

What can you place in the mixed waste bin? Waste that comes from domestic commercial demolition, construction or renovation Hardfill waste Bricks, concrete, tiles – all pieces must be no larger than 600×600 Treated timber Retaining walls, decking, floorboards, fences, sheds Household waste: Clothes, paper, cardboard, bedding, towels, kitchenware, bathroom accessories, duvets, cushions Furniture and Appliances Cupboards, loungers, washing machines, cots, beds, fridges, chairs, sofas Green waste Shrubs, foliage, grass clippings, leaves, twigs, bushes, palm trees Tree trunks Trunks must be smaller than 300mm in diameter and under 300mm long

General Waste Removal

When hiring a skip bin, it is important to use it effectively. At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we have the right type of bin for all domestic and small business waste. We help you decide how to recycle or discard a huge range of waste materials. While we can deal with just about anything you throw out, we work with you to separate out your waste products. General waste is the most common type of disposal we carry out, but this too has different categories.
Light Waste In terms of what constitutes light domestic waste, this is really material that does not fall into any particular category. For instance, it must not be hazardous to health, so can be safely disposed of in a tip, or recycled. Hazardous waste such as asbestos is dangerous and remains so indefinitely. If it is mixed with general waste, its fibres can easily be disturbed and constitute a real health hazard. Activities such as compacting will cause unstable materials to break up and disperse. Light construction waste must not contain concrete in either cleanfill or hardfill form. Cleanfill concrete has no metal strengthening rods, hardfill does. Either type of concrete can be dealt with by recycling plants. If it is thrown out with general waste, the bin will now be classed as a Mixed Heavy Waste Bin and incur additional costs.
Non Hazardous Waste As well as long lasting, harmful materials, general waste should not include degradable substances. For the opposite reason to, for instance, concrete, food and soil waste needs to be dealt with separately to general waste. Food waste degrades over time. It can be usefully employed as compost or even fuel. While these are positive aspects of natural breakdown, this causes problems among solid waste. Gases build up as a product of biological action, which can be dangerous in any kind of confined space. They can make waste disposal areas unstable, whether dug into the ground or in open air sites. Food also attracts animals, which spread diseases and further destabilize tips. Soil waste should also be kept away from general waste. It is a natural form of biological waste already, so presents similar problems to food waste. Soil also contains tetanus, which can be lethal if ingested through cuts.
Recycling One of the main benefits of separating general waste from other types is the possibility of recycling. General waste would need to be heavily processed to produce any worthwhile materials. This would be too costly to be sustainable. Food waste and soil, on the other hand, are perfect for producing materials useful to society. With advances in technology, more uses are being found for degrading food products. These occur naturally, making them doubly useful if harnessed correctly. For a Free Quote on your Skip Bin simply enter your postcode and follow the instructions or give us a call on 1300 778 978 to make the right choice for your skip bin hire.

Green Waste Removal

Green waste is the most easily processed material any homeowner or small business operator is likely to produce. It is so useful it is the one form of waste that actually benefits the environment. By choosing the right skip bin, you can use green waste to it maximum effect. At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we have just the right size and type of bin for every waste product. By helping you separate out your different waste products, we can make sure your green waste is dealt with properly.
Right Choices As you can see from the lists above, there are many more outs than ins. This is because people often confuse what constitutes green waste with other degradable materials.As a rule of thumb, it might help to think about what would naturally be reprocessed by the Earth. Leaves, flowers and twigs naturally fall to the ground and degrade into useful materials. These are full of nitrogen, which is absorbed by the earth to produce soil. As the nitrogen in this green waste is unprocessed by human hand, it is the most easily broken down. While other materials may eventually produce useful nutrients, this process takes a very long time. Even plastic will eventually break down, but this does not mean it constitutes green waste.
Small Is Beautiful As well as being purely natural products, leaves and clippings are also manageable because they are small. Bulky items of any material are harder to dispose of; this holds true for nature’s own products. Large branches will not break down naturally but need to be further processed. Food waste can be used as a means of producing compost but is not green waste. As a lot of the food we eat has been processed in some way, it is hard to break down. Additives are used in the most surprising food products and represent a challenge for nature to break down. Gardeners will be delighted to dispose of their weeds as green waste. They may represent a threat to most garden plants when they are alive, but once uprooted they can be truly useful. Along with other garden clippings, weeds are very easily broken down and turned into nitrogen rich growing material. Even tea bags make great recyclables. The leaves themselves are obviously natural products, and the delicate bag material is easily broken down by nature. Green waste must be carefully separated from all other types of waste. It will soon become evident that non-natural materials are present, as they will persist in the ground.

Concrete/Bricks Waste Removal

Disposing of concrete and bricks from construction products should be done properly. At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we have the right solutions to help you choose the type of skip you need. There are many types of building material, especially from older properties, and each needs to be dealt with correctly. Whatever the size of your demolition job, you are likely to produce an uprising amount of concrete and brick waste. It usually surprises people just how much material goes into the smallest construction. With the right type of skip bin, you can deal with all these waste products efficiently.
Ins and Outs When it comes to building materials, there is sometimes jargon which people find confusing. To explain what the terms mean, these are lists of what you should and should not dispose of along with concrete and bricks:
Terminology At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we provide two types of bins to dispose of concrete, bricks and other building materials. You can book a Concrete/Bricks skip bin, or a Mixed Heavy Waste skip bin. Cleanfill and hardfill are building terms which often confuse people. They are in fact the same thing, and also known as clean hard fill. As these are terms used in the building trade, they refer to what can be done with the material. Hard fill is a term used to differentiate materials from general waste. This usually means concrete and bricks, but also refers to ceramic tiles and rock or stone. As these can be ground down and used in future building projects, they need to be collected separately. The term clean fill means that the hard material is uncontaminated by other types of waste. This is why it is so important to keep waste products separate when carrying out demolition or construction work. If a clean hard fill skip bin is taken to a processing plant with items of general waste among it, this causes problems. As the hard fill is ground down, plastics and other materials contaminate processing material and possibly the final product. At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we simply just call these terms Concrete and Bricks so there is no confusion about the waste type.
Heavy Waste As well as our Concrete/Brick skip bins, we offer the option of Mixed Heavy Waste skips. These give you the option to dispose of concrete and other building materials as well as many other waste types in the one bin. As with the clean hard fill bins, you must not include any hazardous materials or food products. The Mixed Heavy Waste bin gives great flexibility to dispose of the heaviest items you are likely to need to get rid of. Each type of waste will be properly dealt with and recycled wherever possible.

Mixed Waste Removal

For some domestic and small business demolition or construction work, hiring a Mixed Waste skip bin is the best solution. While we at Skip Bin Hire Australia help and encourage our customers to correctly allocate waste, sometimes the mix is as big as the job. Especially in older buildings, there will be a mixture of construction and fixture waste which would take a lifetime to separate out from each other. In cases like this, it is often the volume of waste rather than the type which is the most pressing issue.
Mixed waste bins are suitable for so many different types of waste, green waste, general waste, Bricks, pavers, Concrete, clean fill, soil, clay and sand. As you can see, there is not much that you cannot put in a mixed waste bin. As you will see from the list above, we deal with many different types of waste. Even the smallest domestic demolition or building project produces amazing amounts of waste. We have categorized our skip bins to correctly deal with each type of material to help you choose which is right for your job.
Waste Solution Building Waste is many of the solid products which make up building fixtures and fittings. These will often be plastic but may contain things like Bakelite from older properties. As some of these waste products are very hard to recycle, they will be deposited securely in landfill sites. Other Building Waste products are recyclable, however, modern waste processing facilities will make the best use of all of these. As the name implies, Building Waste is something which doesn’t fit into other categories, so we will collect and deal with it as such. As long as there are no hazardous materials, food or soil products, your Mixed Waste Bin is good to go. We would usually recommend sorting other waste types for separate removal, but if this is not possible, our Mixed Waste service will deal with these for you.
Full Range As you can see on our website, our excellent range of skips should be enough to see you through the biggest of DIY or other challenges If you come across any hazardous materials, such as asbestos, you should call the appropriate authority for your area. Specialist teams are in place to examine your property for any potentially harmful materials. Even if you think you have not disturbed the fibres in the cladding, on no account add asbestos waste to your other materials. Apart from the risks at the time of removal and dumping, these will be hazardous as long as they exist.

Soil/Dirt Waste Removal

Soil and dirt is a specialist form of waste management. Uncontaminated, these materials are very valuable to the construction industry, and therefore to society as a whole. By contributing to stocks of soil and dirt, you can not only rid yourself of a problem but help reduce waste as a whole. At Skip Bin Hire Australia, we help you make the right choice of bin for each type of waste you need to dispose of. We deal with all materials in the appropriate way and provide bins accordingly. We can help you dispose of soil and dirt from any size of domestic or small business demolition or construction job.
Distinctions Soil is often included with garden waste after a fairly large gardening job. Obviously, there will be some soil among grass and other clippings, but soil should be kept as a separate product in large quantities. If you are converting a grass or garden area into paving, for example, you will need to get rid of a large amount of soil. Different parts of the country have different soil types, and these all have their own value. As long as the soil does not contain harmful chemicals, it is perfect recycling material which can be used in gardening or even agricultural operations. There is a huge amount of nutrients available from different soil types. It consists of plant material which has already been broken down by nature. As well as nitrogen, some soil will be acidic and some more alkali. By keeping your soil as pure as possible, you can help ensure it is put to its fullest use.
Dirty Business Although the word itself has many uses, dirt is also a very valuable commodity. Depending on the coarseness or fineness of its particles, dirt can be used for a huge range of construction and civil projects. As dirt is more likely than soil to contain hazardous materials such as asbestos, it must be correctly sorted. Any type of demolition or construction work will produce dirt, and the good news is that most of this is perfectly reusable. As long as there are no large chunks of hard fill or other types of waste, dirt can be collected and recycled easily. We provide skip bins to remove soil and dirt in quantities from a few wheelbarrows full to much much more.

FAQ’s

1: What type of skip bins can I get?

Bestpriceskipbins.com.au provides skip bins that are suitable for both commercial and domestic use. The type of bin that you need is completely dependent on the type of waste you need to be removed. We offer the following: General Waste – Timber; Clothing; Toys; White Goods; Carpet; Green Waste & Electrical appliances Green Waste – Weeds; Grass; Leaves; Bark; Shrubs; Trees & Untreated Wood Mixed Waste – General Rubbish; Green Waste; Concrete, Pavers & Bricks; Clean Fill, Soil, Clay & Sand Concrete/Bricks – Concrete; Concrete Pavers; Roof Tiles & Bricks Soil/Dirt – Small Gravel; Dirt; Soil; Clay & Sand What size skip bins do you offer? Bestpriceskipbins.com.au offers a variety of sizes to suit your needs. Our sizes range from: 1.5 to 30 cubic metres and include 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,15,20 and 25. We also have a helpful skip bin size page that will help you to choose the ideal size skip bin to suit your needs. If unsure, use the calculator to decide what size you require or call us on 1300 791 132 and our friendly staff can help.

2: How do I know what size skip bin I need?

Our skip bin size page will point you in the right direction if you’re unsure! We have a helpful calculator on this page which can guide you in making your decisions. If you are really unsure, please call us on 1300 791 132 and our staff can help you.

3: What type of waste is not allowed to put in the skip bin?

Any waste that is deemed hazardous is not acceptable to be placed inside the skip bin. Materials that fall under this umbrella include paints, solvents, liquids, food, rotten materials and asbestos. If you have any of these materials that you need to dispose of, contact your local council and they will direct you to the correct place to have these disposed of correctly. There may be extra costs for mattresses, televisions, tyres and computer monitors disposal in some areas – just get in touch in order to find out if your area is exempt or liable for these charges. Your supplier will be able to provide you with this information.

4: Does my skip bin have a weight limit?

Yes – the general and green waste skip bins have a weight limit and if you exceed the limit a charge is applicable. For a general or green waste skip bin, the limit is 150kg per cubic metre. For mixed waste skip bins, Concrete and Dirt and Soil Bins there are no weight limits. When you sign the terms and conditions that we issue, you do so on the understanding that should your bin goes over the limit, you are liable for the excess charge. When your waste is collected, it will be weighed at a certified tip. If your waste is over the limits laid out above, you will be notified by the supplier and billed accordingly. You will be provided with a certified docket slip from the tip to verify the weight.

5: What skip bins don’t have a weight limit?

The following bins don’t have a weight limit: Concrete/Bricks Soil/Dirt Mixed Waste However, we are strict on the contents of the bin and should incorrect rubbish be placed into a bin, additional charges will be added.

6: How much will it cost me to hire a skip bin?

Cost is dependent on the waste type of skip bin that you hire. Enter your details on the website, and you will be offered the lowest price to meet your requirements. No obligations.

7: How long can I keep the skip bin?

The standard length of time suppliers will allow you to keep the skip bin is between 3 to 7 days. However, if you require the bin for longer, most suppliers have a daily rate. Please keep that in mind when placing your orders as your quote may differ if you require the bin for longer. After placing your order, should you require the bin for longer than specified, please phone the supplier directly ahead of the collection to discuss the possibility of extended time.

8: Can I keep the bin if I’m not finished with it by pick-up day?

If the bin hasn’t been booked out for another job, and you have advised the supplier that you have not yet finished with it, it should be okay for you to keep it for extra time. Simply contact your supplier directly and discuss your needs.

9: When do I pay for the skip bin?

All skip bins are paid for at the time of ordering on the website.

10: How can I pay for the skip bin?

We accept payment from all major credit cards.

11: Is my payment secure?

Yes – all payments are carried out over our secure server.

12: What about extra charges if I go over the weight I am allowed for my skip bin?

You will be invoiced directly by the supplier and will pay the extra fees to them.

13: Is there a restriction on how high I can fill the skip bin?

Skip bins should not be filled any higher than the top of their sides. When filling the skip bin, you should do so in a way that will prevent the contents from spilling over, whether it is stationary or in transit.

14: Can I fill the bin with hazardous chemicals?

No – hazardous waste is not permitted in the skip bins. In order to dispose of hazardous chemicals safely, contact your local council. Some hazardous chemicals include: Solvents Paint Acid Laboratory waste Oils Grease traps

15: Can I have the skip bin placed on my driveway?

Yes – as long as your driveway is at least 3 metres wide and can accommodate a normal truck with a 9 cubic metre skip bin. There should be no low-hanging trees, power lines or anything that could get in the way of access and placement of the skip bin. If you think there could be a problem regarding access, your supplier will offer you some solutions if you contact them directly and can usually send a smaller truck.

16: I am a business/commercial customer – can I use your service?

Of course! However, payment terms are strictly credit card only as we don’t offer accounts at this stage.

17: Is skip bin delivery available on a Sunday?

Yes, but your choice of suppliers won’t be as rich as on a working day.

18: Is permanent bin hire available?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer a permanent bin hire solution, but we are looking into adding it to our list in the future.

19: Do you supply wheelie bins?

No, wheelie bins aren’t supplied.

20: When I order my skip, how much notice do you need?

The majority of suppliers work on 24-hour turnaround, however, booking in advance will ensure that you get the best deal and price.

21: Where does you supply to?

We cover the majority of Australia and have a comprehensive supplier list in the majority of our areas.

22: I think I have asbestos – how can I be sure?

There is no exact way of knowing you have asbestos, unless you get a professional out to assess the items. As a general rule, houses that are pre 1985 tend to have some form of asbestos, usually in the bathroom or eaves of the house. It can also be mixed in with things such as old roof tiles, corrugated roofing and electrical metre boards. If unsure, seek the advice of a professional.

23: Can I use your skip bins to dispose of asbestos?

Yes – but first you must purchase 200 micron polythene heavy-duty plastic (black or orange builders plastic)from any hardware store and line the bin with enough of it so that its form hangs over the close and seal off the asbestos in the skip bin. The plastic must then be sealed with builder’s tape or strong duct tape when it is transported. The skip will be disposed of at an appropriate landfill site and no other materials are to be placed in the bin with the asbestos. All asbestos bin orders must be placed directly with our office, and not online. Not all suppliers will collect asbestos.

24: Can I dispose of insulation?

Yes, but it must be treated as if it is asbestos and the rules above followed.

25: What if somebody else uses my bin without my knowledge?

Unfortunately, you are responsible for your bin from the point of delivery to the point of collection. We offer no responsibility if somebody else uses your bin and recommend that you have the bin on your property to prevent misuse.

26: I need my bin delivering on the nature strip – is this ok?

This is fine as long as the bin won’t block any pedestrian access or utility pits. Check with your council to see if you need a permit to have the bin placed on the nature strip. If so, this will need to be arranged before delivery. Access to the area where the bin will be situated on the day of delivery/collection is required from 7 am, so you must ensure that this is available (include letting the neighbours know). Should the driver not be able to get to the right place, you may be charged a call-out fee to send the driver again.

27: Do I need a permit to have my bin delivered on the nature strip?

The best thing to do is double-check with your local council.

28: Can the bin be delivered on the road?

Yes, as long as the council has provided the correct permit.

29: Can I have the skip bin in my garage?

Unfortunately, no. This is not possible as the hoist to deliver the skip bin will be higher than the roof of your garage or carport and could cause damage.

30: How much clearance does the truck need?

The truck usually requires a 3m clearance. If you’re worried that access is a problem, contact the supplier directly in order to form a solution.

31: Will the skip bin cause any damage to my driveway or grass?

Damage doesn’t usually occur, however, there is always a risk. If you are worried, we suggest laying timber down for the skip bin to be delivered on top of is a good precaution. Skip bin trucks are heavy vehicles and on soft or drenched grass, likely to leave an impression. All our suppliers and drives take their utmost care when delivering the skip bins.

32: Once I’ve selected my supplier should I just go to them directly in the future?

We always recommend coming back to our website in order to get the best quote for your requirements at the time you need the skip bin.

33: Can you offer me a specific time for when my skip bin will be delivered?

Unfortunately not, but if you request a time our companies will do what they can to deliver within the chosen time bracket. Calling your delivery driver on the morning your delivery is due will give you a good gauge on what time you will receive your skip bin.

34: If I finish with my bin earlier than I initially thought, can I have it picked up sooner?

Yes, just call your supplier and they should be able to collect your bin earlier.

35: Do the skip bins have a door?

Some do, some don’t – if you require a skip bin with a door, we recommend that you request this when placing your booking. Most Marrel skip bins above 3 cubic metres come with a door for wheelbarrow access. However, it is best to request this when placing the booking and contact the supplier once the booking is place.

36: Will I be charged if I cancel my skip bin?

You may cancel or vary the order no later than 3 business days prior to your bin is delivered. If you cancel later than this, there will be a cancellation fee of 10% of the total amount. If you cancel on the day, you will be charged 20% of the total amount. Upon your refund, after you cancel, you will be reimbursed with the original amount, minus the cancellation fee.

37: Where does my waste go once it has been collected?

Around 80% of the waste we collect from you will go to a waste transfer station, where it is responsibly sorted and separated to reduce the amount of waste going into our landfills. All recyclables then go on to create new raw materials such as newspapers, aluminium, wood chip and many more. There is usually around 20% left that then has to go to a landfill site, which is covered with a membrane so that the rubbish doesn’t affect the surrounding area.

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