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Skip Bin Information

Skip Bin Size

Estimating the size of a skip bin required for a particular job is often difficult especially if the material is not in one pile. Skip bin sizes are measured in cubic metres, not tonnes. The following information should serve as a rough guide to help you estimate the size of skip bin that you require.


3 m3 Skip Bins
(L: 1800 x W:1500 x H:1200)
3m3 Skip Bin Size

= 4.5 (6x4 Traliers)
= 12-21 Wheelie Bins
4 m3 Skip Bins
(L: 2400 x W:1500 x H:1300)

= 4.5 (6x4 Traliers)
= 16-28 Wheelie Bins
5 m3 Skip Bins
(L: 2500 x W:1500 x H:1500)
5m3 Skip Bin

= 7.5 (6x4 Traliers)
= 20-35 Wheelie Bins
6 m3 Skip Bins
(L: 3700 x W:1500 x H:1200)
6m3 Skip Bin

= 9 (6x4 Traliers)
= 24-42 Wheelie Bins
8 m3 Skip Bins
(L: 3700 x W:1500 x H:1300)
8m3 Skip Bin

= 12 (6x4 Traliers)
= 32-56 Wheelie Bins
9 m3 Skip Bins
​(L: 3900 x W:1500 x H:1500)
9m3 Skip Bin

= 13.5 (6x4 Traliers)
= 36-63 Wheelie Bins

Skip Bin Waste Guide

What can you put in a skip bin?

  • Construction resources – metal, steel, tiles, bricks, aluminium and gypsum board.
  • Green waste – grass clippings, tree branches, stumps and clippings.
  • Old furniture – lounges, tables, chairs, beds or home office furniture.
  • General household waste – toys, books, boxes and any other general waste items.
  • Electronic equipment – televisions, computers and laptops, stereos, plus any additional unwanted electrical goods.

What can’t you put in a skip bin?

  • Chemicals
  • Flammable material
  • Asbestos
  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Food stuff

Do's & Dont's   If in doubt...Yell Out

When getting a quote or ordering a skip bin it pays to check what can & can't be placed in the bin. Renovators of older homes, for example, are required to have checks made for possible materials containing asbestos or other banned materials prior to demolition. 

Our obligation is simple! We are required by law to report any incidence of harmful chemicals and materials such as asbestos that are placed in the bin. We will not move the bin until steps have been taken to remove the substance and have it disposed of in an approved manner. 

Failure to do so will lead to prosecution for both the operator and the land owner.


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.