How to Make the Most of Your Skip Bin Hire

Renting a skip bin can make a lot of tasks easier: home renovations, clean-ups, or construction projects, just to name a few. However, getting the most out of your skip bin rental requires some planning and consideration. In this article, we’ll share practical tips to help you make the most of your skip rental so you can save time, effort, and money while keeping your project on track.

Choose the Right Skip Bin Size

Choosing the right size skip is probably the most important step. If your skip bin size is too small, you might need to get a second one or do a tip run. If your skip bin is too large, you end up paying for more space than you need. We have a range of skip bin sizes to suit your needs, from 2-cubic-metre mini skip bins that hold 300kg of rubbish to 10m³ skips that hold 1500kg of rubbish.

Before booking your skip bin, take a step back and assess how much waste you have. As a general guideline, small home projects or garden clean-ups usually need a smaller bin. Bigger renovations or construction jobs will likely need a larger bin. If still you’re unsure what size skip bin you need, call us. Our friendly team would be happy to advise you. 

Understanding Skip Bin Prices

The cost of hiring a skip depends on the size of the bin, the type of waste, and the hire duration. For general waste, prices at Capital Hire start at $220 for a 2-cubic-metre bin for 3 days and go up to $990 for a 10-cubic-metre bin for 7 days. Light and heavy waste options are available, with heavier loads costing more. Green waste bins Extra charges apply if the bin is overloaded or contains prohibited items like asbestos or hazardous materials. Check out our pricing chart for detailed pricing and any additional charges, or give us a call.

Understand Different Types of Waste for Skip Hire

Before hiring a skip, it’s also essential to understand what you can put in each type of skip bin. Different waste types need to go into different skips to ensure they can be sorted and disposed of or recycled properly. Here’s what you can put in the two most common types of skips, green waste and general waste bins:

General Waste Skip Bins

General waste skip bins can handle a wide range of household and commercial rubbish removal. This includes furniture, appliances, packaging, broken kitchenware, soft plastics, polystyrene, animal waste, cardboard, and other non-recyclable materials. Prohibited items include asbestos, oils, paints, chemicals, food waste and any hazardous materials.

Green Waste Skip Bins

Green waste skip bins are perfect for garden clean-ups. You can use them for grass clippings, leaves, branches, and other garden debris. Green waste removal skips are meant for organic, biodegradable materials that can be composted. Avoid putting any plastic, soil, or general waste in these bins!

Prep For Skip Bin Delivery

Before your skip bin arrives, make sure you have a suitable spot for it. Choose a flat, stable area with easy access for the delivery truck. If you’re placing the skip bin on the street, check if you need a permit from your local council.

Clear the area of any obstacles like cars, garden furniture, or debris. Make sure there’s enough space around the bin for easy loading. Planning ahead helps prevent failed drop-offs, which can incur additional charges or wasted time. By preparing in advance, you’ll ensure a smooth drop-off and make the most of your skip bin rental!

Fill Your Skip Bin Strategically

To make the most of your skip bin rental, fill it strategically. Start with flat items like wood or metal sheets to create a solid base. Break down bulky items to save space. Place heavier items, such as bricks and concrete, at the bottom and lighter items on top to keep the bin stable. Fill gaps with smaller items to maximise space. Avoid overfilling your skip beyond the top of the bin to prevent extra charges and ensure safe transport. By packing your skip bin efficiently, you can use the space wisely and avoid additional costs.

Go With a Reliable Skip Bin Hire Company

When it comes to hiring a skip bin and making the most of your rental, it’s important to find a skip bin provider you can trust. Start by checking out reviews and testimonials to see what others have to say about their service. Look for a company that’s upfront about its pricing and waste disposal practices, delivers on time, and has great customer service. Make sure they offer a variety of bin sizes and types to suit your needs and that they have all the necessary permits and follow local regulations. A reliable company will also give you clear info on what can and can’t go in their bins. 

At Capital Hire, we prioritise transparency and integrity. We have been providing high-quality skip bins to homeowners and builders in the Canberra region for over 10 years, and our dedication to high-quality service and customer satisfaction has earned us such a stellar reputation. Hiring a skip should never be stressful – if you’re in the middle of a spring clean or renovation project, you likely have enough on your plate already. Our goal is to make the process as seamless and easy for you as possible.

We have a range of skip bins available to accommodate different budgets and provide reliable service. We offer affordable skip bin hire and always strive to provide our customers with the best possible value. If we sound like the skip bin hire service for you, call us today for an obligation-free quote.