Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Skip Bin Hire
Can you place the bin on public land or nature strip?
Council have strict regulations as to where a skip bin can be placed. It is the responsibility of the customer to seek a council permit for the placement of a skip bin on public land, road or nature strip prior to booking the bin. In many instances we can find another option for bin placement if council permits cannot be obtained. Learn more about council skip bin regulations here.
Are there regulations on what I can put in the skip bin?
Yes. Each bin is suited to certain types of waste. The Council Tips may charge excess fees if waste guidelines are not adhered to and this will be passed on to you, the customer. Generally food, wet paint tins and chemical containers are not allowed in any type of skip bin. Asbestos material is only allowed in asbestos bins. Learn more about what is and isn’t allowed in skip bins here.
What size bin is appropriate for me?
That depends on what you are putting into the bin. Basic kitchen / bathroom renovations will usually fit in a 4m bin or under whilst larger projects may require a bigger bin. There is detailed information in the Skiptech Book Online System that will help give you an idea of what will fit in the bin and any weight restrictions that may apply. Learn more about available skip bin sizes for hire here.
What are Heavy Materials?
We classify heavy materials are products that are made from or that incorporate these types of products or materials: Bricks Pavers Concrete Asphalt Roof Tiles Ceramic Tiles Some larger machinery or equipment may also exceed weight limits
How do i calculate the bin size for broken concrete e.g. driveway?
The challenge with calculating how much concrete will fit in a bin is that the area needed varies greatly depending on the size and shape of the chunks of concrete you are putting in the bin. Over the years we’ve determined that the following formula will give the most accurate calculation of bin size required for concrete. Length x width x depth = ? then multiply your answer by 2. Example: 6.000 metres x 3.000 metres x 0.100 metres = 1.8 cubic metres (if it was a solid block) x 2 = 3.6 cubic metres of bin space. In addition to this, road rules, design, carrying and lifting capacity limitations and general safety there are certain limitations we must follow to safely transport heavy items such as soil, concrete or bricks. It is worthwhile calling our office if you need to dispose heavy items, just to be sure that you’re getting the right type and size of bin.
Can I hire a bin for longer than 7 days?
Yes. Just give Skiptech a call on 1300 826 811 to work out a new price.
Is it cheaper to hire the bin for less than 7 days?
No, our prices are very competitive though. 7 days is the standard hire time throughout the industry.
Do I have to make payment online?
No. Just call our customer service team on 1300 826 811 to arrange payment over the phone. If you prefer to pay cash on drop-off you can arrange to make this form of payment when booking over the phone.
Is it safe to use Asbestos Skip Bins?
We line the bins in heavy black plastic as per Queensland Government regulations. Whilst asbestos is a dangerous material, home owners are still currently allowed to remove up to 10m2 of non-friable asbestos material themselves. Precautions still need to be taken and you should do some research prior to any asbestos removal project. Check out the Qld Health Asbestos Guide for Minor Renovations. Skiptech does not accept any responsibility or guarantees toward customer’s safety in dealing with asbestos, we simply provide a bin that is capable of having asbestos material safely placed within it.