Frequently Asked Questions
- I don't know what size skip bin I need.
Please use our Bin Size Calculator or see our Bin Sizes list for a detailed description that will help you select a bin size suitable for your needs.
- How long can I have the skip bin for?
Standard skip bin hire is for 7 days, but at Bins Express we understand that things don’t always work according to plan and will extend the hire time if required. Please advise us if this is the case. Extra charges may apply.
- How far ahead should I book my skip bin?
Bins Express provides same day skip bin delivery. If an AM delivery is required please call and book the afternoon before to ensure availability of the skip bin required.
- Can I get the skip bin collected earlier?
Yes, call to arrange an earlier collection day.
- Can we get a skip bin delivered on a Saturday or Sunday?
Yes we can deliver on Saturdays and Sundays.
- How do I pay for the skip bin?
We collect payment on delivery of the waste bin. We accept cash, cheque, credit card and bank transfers.
- What materials are NOT allowed in the skip bins?
The following items shall not be placed in the bin:
- Fibro Asbestos or Asbestos containing materials
- Food or Putrescible waste
- Flammables or explosives
- Chemical or liquid wastes inc. fuel, paint, oil or chemicals
- Gas Cylinders
- Wet concrete
As the hirer of the skip bin, you are responsible and must ensure that it is filled correctly as per requirements. There are to be NO hazardous or contaminated materials placed in the skip bins. If your neighbours try to fill your skip bin on your behalf it is your responsibility to make sure there is no hazardous material before filling up the skip bin.
If you wish to dispose of tyres, mattresses, gas cylinders and paint cans this will incur an extra charge. Batteries can be taken at no extra charge. When making your booking please advise us so that we can quote you.
For information regarding the disposal of these,please do not hesitate to ask us or you may also contact the EPA.
- Where can i place the skip bin?
Skip bins can be placed on your driveway or on your private property where it is convenient for you. If you need the skip bin placed anywhere else such as a nature strip, you may require a permit so it is best to check with your local council
- Can I fill the skip bin with concrete or heavy material - is there a weight limit?
The 1.5 to the 7.5 cubic metre skip bins can be filled to the rim with concrete, bricks, tiles & soil and there is no weight limit or additional charge. The 9 cubic metre skip bins can only be half filled with concrete, bricks, tiles and soil.
- Can I mix the load?
Yes, you can mix General Waste –Household wastes, green wastes, bricks, concrete and soil wastes. No ASBESTOS containing material can be mixed with any other wastes.
- Can you place the skip bin under my carport or in my garage?
No, we cannot risk the damage to your property.
- What level can I fill the skip bin to?
Skip bins must be safely loaded to the rim, or in the case of green waste, rounded so that it can be tied down and tarped. The waste should not be able to move in transit.
- What happens if the skip bin is overloaded?
We are not allowed to carry an unsafe load. We will contact you to advise that we are unable to remove the skip bin due to it being overloaded. Overloaded items will need to be removed from on top of the skip bin. We can arrange for another skip bin which will be charged at the advised rate.
- What is one cubic metre?
A cubic metre is a standard unit of measurement. One cubic metre is the amount that would be held in a cube that is one metre wide by one metre high by one metre deep.
- How many trailer loads can I get in the skip bin?
Many customers like to use 'trailer loads' to estimate the size of skip bin they require, but care must be taken when considering this. A two cubic metre skip bin will hold three 6x4 trailers of soil or rubble that is legal loads (not stacked, caged or dangerously loaded). For general household or green waste it is a bit trickier. The amount you can get in the skip bin depends on how well you utilize the space and how much air space you leave. To maximize the space, cut green waste into smaller pieces.