If you aren’t someone using skip bins on a regular basis you may be scratching your head wondering how to know exactly what to book in the way of a bin. We get it! Perhaps it’s your first home reno or a big home clean up – you’ve never had to figure this one out. We’ve got you. 

This quick guide will outline how to select the right bin for your unique job. 

Firstly, a side note. Your future self is going to thank you! By letting the experts take the waste disposal off your hands you’ve made a great choice.  After a hard day’s work no one feels like a trip run. If you’ve tried to handle it all yourself in the past, we salute you. 

Ok, back to it. If you were to give our expert team a call looking for advice, the first questions they will ask you: 

  • What type of waste are you disposing of? 
  • And how much do you have? 

What’s Your Waste Type?  

At Jumbo we will ask you about the type of waste that you have to dispose of. This is for a couple of reasons. 

Firstly, your answer allows us to determine how the waste is going to need to be disposed of. Some waste is disposed of at our yard here in Narangba but other times we need to send it to a third party processing facility. 

The waste type also dictates the truck which will be allocated to your job. For instance, a bin full of heavy demolition waste is going to need a larger truck capable of lifting the weight. 

The waste type categories we have here at Jumbo are: 

‣ Construction/Demolition/Heavy

‣ Household/Commercial/Light

‣ Concrete & Brick

‣ Soil & Excavation

‣ Green Waste

You can review them all on our website here

Warning: Some Waste Types Are Disallowed! 

Many of our residential customers fit into the household/commercial/light bin category. What we see go wrong here is people throwing absolutely everything in the bin and  overlooking the disallowed items list. 

Disallowed items in the skip bin lead to additional charges and can be very easily avoided. As a quick guide we cannot accept: 

  • Asbestos or hazardous materials, 
  • Gas bottles, fire extinguishers, pressurised containers
  • Food products or kitchen waste
  • Polystyrene
  • Liquids, paint, wet plaster, wet cement, wet concrete
  • Dead animals or faecal matter
  • Mattresses and Car Tyres are allowed but at an addition fee (prepaid), and must be placed last into the bin to remain clearly visible and for easy removal.

Read the full blog about disallowed items in your skip here.  

What’s The Correct Bin Size For You?  

Naturally, you want to select the bin that fits all of your waste without too much space left over! We’ve got a few tips and resources to help you with this. 

Our skip bins range from 2m – 10m cubed and our hook bins from 10m – 20m cubed. But if you’re like me – a visual reference is helpful, as well as our handy conversion to wheelie bins and trailer loads.

You can review our skip bin sizes at a glance here including graphics like the one above. 

For a home clean up the most commonly hired skip is a 3m – 8m cubed bin. This will range depending on the number of bulky items being disposed of eg. Couch, bridge, mattress etc. 

Home renovations generally need a 6m – 10m skip bin and construction sites benefit from our range of hook bins 10m cuber and up. 

We previously wrote an extensive blog about determining your bin size, you can read it  here

Wrapping Up: Selecting The Right Bin

We hope these tips have helped you to feel like selecting the right bin is straightforward after all! If in doubt give our team a call, they are always happy to help! 

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