Skip Hire Basics-Common Mistakes

skip bin hire and some common mistakes

Skip Hire Basics-Common Mistakes

Hiring in a skip bin is a cost-effective way to dispose of waste. It is as simple as hiring in a bin, filling it and we the skip bin hire company take it away it is that simple. But there is some common mistakes that people make, to help we are going to list a few of them so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

Hiring the wrong size skip

Skip Bins come in a range of sizes. To make sure you get the right size bin it is best to get an accurate estimate of the amount of rubbish you have to dispose of. By hiring in the wrong size bin it may mean you spend more than necessary, because if the bin was to small you then may need to hire in another bin. If you have your rubbish bundled in one area you can work the cubic metre bin size you require by measuring the length x width x height, alternately view our bin size guide, where you can view comparisons to the box trailer or wheelie bins.

Overfilling the skip bin

Like all things there are rules and regulations. Most importantly it comes down to safety first. It is unsafe for us to transport overloaded bins. Overfilling can cause waste to move or fall during transport, all waste needs to be secured for transport, if cannot be secured it is illegal. If you have a lot of waste left over you should order in another bin. Waste that cannot be transported safely, unfortunately will have to be downloaded and left behind, it always best to make sure all waste is contained entirely within the bin. When ordering your bin if your unsure of size its always best to go one size larger than under estimate.

Remember the terms and conditions we put in place are to help you, our drivers and the public to stay safe and to prevent harm

skip bins are not to be filled above the rim.

The Do’s and Don’ts of filling your skip bin

Remember when booking your bin it is best to consider your waste type(s)

While we do have bins for general waste where most wastes can go, there are some simple rules when it comes to mixing waste. Whilst we are here to help remove your waste, we are not the last stop, we then transport your waste to other disposal facilities for example concrete and brick. These facilities may reject the waste if we don’t follow their rules.

Look at some of the different waste types: –

  • Bricks and Concrete Bins- Only bricks, pavers, concrete and roof tiles
  • Green Waste Bins – Only grass, leaves, and other organic materials
  • General Waste Bins – household clean up waste, boxes, timber, white goods, clothes, toys, carpet, building materials, most all products except excluded products such as asbestos, chemicals etc.
  • Soil bins- only sand, soil, dirt – not to be mixed with other wastes

Please note we supply discounts for bins containing a single product and therefore cannot be blended with other wastes. i.e. if you hire a skip bin for garden waste you can only fill with 100% green waste.

Failing to fill the bin within the hire period

A common problem faced is customers failing to fill their bin within the hire period. Skip bin hire is no different from any other hire item, it needs to be used and the hire completed in the allowable time frame noted at the time of hire. Additional charges apply for extended hire at a daily rate.

To avoid this plan and organise your waste before the skip bin arrives. This will give you enough time to the fill the bin with your waste within the hire period.

Placing Prohibited wastes in the bin

You cannot place prohibited wastes on the bin such as chemical waste or asbestos, old batteries, gas cylinders, solvents, explosive substances and oil.


To dispose of hazardous waste or dangerous materials you need to contact your local council. If you are unsure or have any doubt about any of your waste always free to call us on 43424729 to discuss or email us we are to happy to assist you with your enquiries.

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