Whether you’re renovating or having a clear out of unwanted clutter, skips are a cost effective solution of getting rid of your rubbish easily, whatever it may be. Skips come in all shapes and sizes and which one will be best suit your job will depend on the waste you’re getting rid of.

There are many types of skips for all kinds of jobs. They generally come under two categories, domestic waste and commercial/industrial waste. As a renovator or getting rid of general waste, a domestic bin will best suit your needs.

What domestic waste covers?

  • Green waste – Whether you’ve inherited a slightly untidy yard or you have a wild, unkempt maze of a garden, you’ll be surprised at just how much garden waste will be produced once you start tidying up your outside space. Dead plants, weeds, palm fronds, trees, branches and overgrown bushes can all go in the green waste bin.
  • Hazardous waste – vehicle tyres, dangerous or inflammable liquids (plant chemicals, pool chemicals, pesticides). Asbestos has its very own skip and you’ll need to mention this when booking.
  • Heavy waste – bricks, concrete, slabs or rubble.
  • General waste – furniture, wood, tin, foam, mattresses, clothing, appliances, tools anything that is not hazards or super heavy.

Loading your skip

Never overload your skip, the driver will not take it if it exceeds line level or cannot be covered to avoid spillage or hazardous situations.

What size skip bin do you need?

Skips come in all different shapes and sizes and generally measured in cubic meters and compared to trailer loads.

  • 3 – 4 cubic meters – suitable for small to medium waste loads. This is the most popular size for a home or office clear-out.
  • 6 cubic meters – suitable for a medium construction site (home renovation) or a heavy duty garden clear-out.
  • 10 cubic meters – this is a bulk bin and would be suitable for a large construction site.

My advice would be to go on a skip bin website of your choice with a size estimator. It will give you a guide to help you estimate the size of the skip you’ll need.

Also check out their environmental policy you don’t want your waste ending up in some dumpster or at the bottom of some lovely lake. Choose a company with high standards of waste management and complies with all regulatory authorities in ensuring environmentally safe waste.

Need advice or just a chat, call Brad your local Gold Coast Builder specialising in tilt panel factory builds and all commercial and residential builds.