How to Know What Skip Bin Size You Need

How to Know What Skip Bin Size You Need

When hiring a skip bin for your rubbish removal, you have to consider a couple of things, including the size of the skip bin. Generally, there are a variety of skip sizes available and choosing the right size skip can be tricky, especially if you have never hired one before. As the owner of 4 Waste Skip Bins Brisbane, I’ve noticed that the most confusing aspect for many who hire skip bins is knowing what skip size is right the particular project at hand. In this article, I will provide you some tips on how to choose the right size skip bin for your needs, this way, you’ll know what size to order when you hire a skip for your next clean-up, renovation, or any other project you are planning.

What skip size will you need

Skip bins are a fantastic waste management solution. Whenever you need to eliminate rubbish from your home, office, garden or construction site, the easiest way to do is by simply hiring a skip bin. Even though the hiring process is simple, you need to keep in mind that skip bins come in several sizes. The main question is, what skip size will you need? Every customer has specific needs, since every project is different. Some hire skip bins for their home, office or garden clean-ups, while others may require a skip for more complex projects, such as large constructions or renovations, for instance. The type of project and its size are the most important thing you need to take into consideration. For projects such as regular rubbish removal, or a simple garden clean-up, small 3m3 skip bins are usually fine. On the other hand, if you are planning a renovation, you will certainly have a lot of discarded construction materials to get rid of, which is why these type of projects; you’ll need a bigger skip bin, such as a 6m3 skip, and you may find you’ll need more than one. As I mentioned, Brisbane companies offer different skip sizes, and if you’re not sure which size is best for you, consult the company, and ask for advice. Keep in mind that safe rubbish removal is highly important; therefore it’s important that you don’t over fill the skip bin. If this happens, chances are the skip bin company will not remove the skip till you have repacked the rubbish.

4 Waste Skip Bins Sizes

Here at 4 Waste Skip Bins Brisbane, we offer junk skip bins and garden skip bins. Although our skip sizes are all the same, our point of difference is that we offer 4 different fill levels: 3m3, 4m3, 5m3, and 6m3. To help you choose the right skip size for your project requirements, I will compare the skip bins to wheelie bins and trailers (6′ x 4′) so you can get a good idea of how much each size holds.

  • The 3 m³ skip bin holds around 12 wheelie bins or 3 standard trailer loads,
  • The 4 m³ skip bin holds around 16 wheelie bins or 4 standard trailer loads,
  • The 5 m³ skip bin holds around 20 wheelie bins or 5 standard trailer loads,
  • The 6 m³ skip bin holds around 24 wheelie bins or 6 standard trailer loads.

This comparison will help you decide what skip size is ideal for the project you are planning and allow you to easily hire the right size skip bin so you can remove the rubbish from your property in a blink of an eye.


One of the most important things to consider when hiring a skip bin is its size. The question many people have is how to know what skip size is the best for the project at hand. Brisbane skip bin hire companies like 4 Waste Skip Bins Brisbane offer several skip sizes, so think about the type of project and compare it to wheelie bins or trailer loads using the conversions mentioned above. If you are planning something simpler, such as a regular clean-up, a small skip bin will be sufficient. For more complex projects, hire a bigger one. To order a skip bin for your next project, contact 4 Waste Skip Bins today.

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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.

General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.