Tips for Using Skip Bins for Heavy Waste Removal

Brent Taylor

Need to move Heaven and Earth?

While there may be some logistical issues with the first there's definitely a solution for the second.

Large jobs require larger skips simply because of their capacity to contain the bigger things in life, but there are still things to consider.

Big may be beautiful, but smarter always wins out.

Have a look at these tips and points to think through when you need to get up close and personal with the big boys in town.


Can your supplier get to your location with a reasonable effort?

Ensure your location is such that the landscape allows for a suitable drop off point. The safety element is something that should never go without consideration.


The placement point on site is as important as anything else. Is there enough room to move around the skip once it is placed? Also, make certain there are no obstructions that may hinder collection.

Communication is Key 

Speak to your supplier at any point in the job if you need to. This will help clarify any concerns in the beginning, but also help to iron out any issues that may arise.

Neither party wants nasty little surprises on collection time.

If this is a one-off, make the right decision the first time. If you are experienced with this kind of waste removal and looking to move to a more professional supplier, build a rapport and have a conversation.

The business relationships built from a great foundation will always be stronger and have something to fall back on should there be any disruptions along the way.

Know the Rules

Do you need a Permit? Some local councils require a formal request to have waste bins provided, so it's a good idea to check your state's regulations.

Check out the weight limits. You may think that if the skip bin is for heavy items then it's a free for all.

It isn't.  Ask first, then you'll have no worries.

Know Who You're Dealing With

Research into the best skip bin suppliers will save you time and money.

You're looking for value for money, but not necessarily the cheapest you can find. Why? The same goes for a skip bin that applies to most things. You usually get what you pay for.

It is not just the bin itself, it's the service, the accommodating manner, and the expert advice and willingness to make sure you are clear on all things skip bin.

Experience is invaluable.

Waste, Waste, and More Waste

Waste of Time, Waste of Space, and Waste of money

Funny how all three can relate to the incorrect use of skip bins.

If you've got big Junk, you'll need fit for purpose skip bins. It is a false economy to use smaller skips for large jobs.

Know what kind of waste you have. Light Waste might be more along the lines of household items such as unused bookshelves, old magazine collections, or even grandpa's old chair that smells like stale tobacco and unwashed socks.

Ahh, the memories.

Heavy waste tends to be made up of various waste types. Concrete, bricks and rocks can sit quite happily together in a heavy waste skip with those pavers you never got around to laying.

Remember. No liquids, chemicals or hazardous waste of any kind are allowable. Ever.

Maybe try giving away old tiles to someone who has a project in mind, but if you think all you'll be doing is recreating a sick cycle of rubbish hoarding, do us all a favour and bin them.

Don't feel bad. Keeping stuff lying around makes no sense for anyone.


Tips and tricks come from a variety of different places. Mostly from experience.

The goal here is not getting a Ph.D. in skip bin waste removal, but merely to ensure you have a bit of knowledge and awareness so you can tell the signs of something going wrong before it happens.

Contact us for a free quote, and the best expert advice in the business.

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