What can’t go in skip bins?

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Hiring a skip bin is an excellent way to contain, and tidy up all your excess waste. It is imporant to know the dos and donts of what can and can’t go in skip bins before you hire one.

Whether the waste is from a household or commrecial business, hiring skip bins for this process will make your job much easier.

There are many different sizes of skip bins – ours start at 4m3 and go up to 20m3. Even the smallest skip bin is a great size to use in your waste removal process.

Generarally a skip bin will be hired to remove excess household waste. This waste may include furniture and appliances, office waste from a commercial site, as well as building waste from a renovation or construciton project.

Waste that can not go in a skip bin includes the following:

  • Hazardous waste including asbestos
  • Liquid
  • Food waste
  • Putrescible waste
  • Liquid including wet paint

If you are unsure of what waste can’t go in a skip bin it is always important to ask. There are risks and hazards (let alone fees) involved in a skip bin being filled with the above mentioned waste.

A good skip bin operator will explain these limitations and suggest other providers who may be able to handle the displosal of any of the above mentioned waste types. This will save you time and money in the long run.

Operations manager for Big Bin Hire, Steve, has experience with customers placing incorrect waste in skip bins they have hired. “Skip bin hire is ideal for recyclable waste. There are rules associated with the carrying of wastes considered hazardous or waste that is prescribed and needs to be handled in a specific way”.

“When a customer does not understand or ignores the guidelines around what can and can’t go in a skip bin, the hiring process can become difficult and costly”.

“We aim to do the right thing by our customers. We also hope our customers do the right thing by us when hiring a skip bin. If in doubt, ask our customer service team and they will always gladly help you out”, Steve explained.