Choosing the Right Size Skip Bins For Your Needs

Brent Taylor

It may seem like a simple thing, hiring a skip for a clean-up project, and for the most part it is.

But as with many worthwhile things in life, a bit of consideration on any influencing factors is worth the time.

The type of job, the material set for disposal, and the location itself all shape the end result and your ultimate experience.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

This just got real?

Relax, it’s as easy as you want it to be.

What Size Should I Choose?

Different jobs need different skips. Green waste, heavy materials and household clean-ups will all require different sizes and types of bins, all designed specifically for ease of use.

The best advice anyone can give you is to know your project. The more you know the simpler and smoother the whole process.

The Right Choice

With sizes ranging from 2 meter to 15 meter Skip Bin Australia can work with you to ensure the best option is at your disposal.

  • 2m3 Skip Bin

This bin fits approximately 2 small trailer loads

  • 4m3 Skip Bin

Try this one on for size. Fits approximately 4 small trailer loads

  • 6m3 Skip Bin

Got more stuff. This one will fit approximately 6 small trailer loads

  • 8m3 Skip Bin

For those with a medium sized haul this one may suit

  • 10m3 Skip Bin

For the large clean up job, choose this big boy

  • 13m3 Hook Bin

For a bigger clean up, this one is perfect.

  • 15m3 Hook Bin

This bin means business. For those jobs that need the big toys.

Check out our size page for a more visual understanding.

If you are not sue which skip bin to go for, ask the question.

When you use a professional service, the knowledge and experience with all types of jobs is invaluable.

What about Weight Limits

Before we go any further, let’s get one thing clear. This point is about the bin, and not the user.

So, if you’re inclined to ask ‘Does my bum look big in this skip?’ we will diplomatically and politely decline to answer.

Just Saying.

Like any good waste removal plan there needs to be some understanding of what you can do and more importantly what you cannot.

As a guide only, weights to 150kg per cubic meter are acceptable.

The best way to go is to know clearly what any restrictions are or ask for some guidance courtesy of your supplier.

Don’t forget if you are working with a tight budget, additional weight means additional cost.

Knowing the best size for your job, coupled with weight restriction knowledge means never having an issue on collection.

Why Does Size Matter?

Not to be all negative Nancy about these things, but choosing the wrong size skip can be frustrating and ultimately costly.

The need to order another skip because the size is just not as sufficient as you thought will put you in an immediate bad mood, and will generally slow down any project with dedicated time lines.

On the flip side of that is ordering a skip that is way too large for your purposes. Not only do larger skip bins hold more, they also take up a considerable amount of space.

Underestimating their size could mean placement is challenging and even movement around the skip restricted.

Don’t let the hard work you’ve done planning to be rendered redundant due to a simple oversight.


Getting rid of unwanted materials and household items has never been easier with the aid of the correct type of skip.

Look for the most efficient skip bin for your project and it will all be done in no time.

The right advice is not far away. Together we can ensure you choose wisely.

Give us a call or go online for a free quote.

Job done.

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