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Sydney Skip Bin Hire FAQ

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Before hiring a skip bin, you would probably like to have some questions answered.  Our skip bin hire specialists have compiled this list of frequently asked questions to get you started.

Read on to find out all the essential information about Sydney skip bin hire.

What Can You Not Put In A Skip?

In general, all hazardous materials cannot be placed in a skip bin. The following items specifically are not allowed:

  • Paint, fuel, oils, solvents and other liquids
  • Batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Gas cylinders
  • Chemicals
  • Medical waste
  • Food waste

Check with your service provider on their policy for items such as tyres, appliances, computer equipment, cell phones and other e-waste.

What Size Skip Do I Need?

Most skip bin hire companies in Sydney offer a variety of skip bin sizes to suit your needs.  Remember that you may not overfill the skip, and if you do, the skip bin hire team may refuse to collect it as it will be hazardous to transport an overfilled skip bin. Know in advance what you plan to dispose of to better estimate the most suitable size.

When in doubt, discuss your requirements with your skip bin service provider. They have lots of experience and can suggest the best size for your needs.

How Full Can I Make The Skip Bin?

Some skip bins will have a marker line painted on the bin to indicate the maximum fill level. It is illegal for the skip bin company to transport a bin that has been overfilled due to the safety risks involved.

If you have particularly heavy waste to dispose of, it would be wise to discuss your requirements with your service provider and establish the maximum allowable weight for your bin size.

Can I Put Mixed Items Into The Skip Bin?

Yes, you can include different types of allowed material in the bin. Your service provider will take on the responsibility of sorting, disposing of or recycling, where possible, your waste in the most appropriate way.

Items that can be mixed in your load include recyclable materials, timber, vegetation, paper, cardboard, plastics, metals, rock, sandstone and clean dirt.

Contact Northern Beaches Skip Bins today for all your Sydney skip bin hire requirements. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our friendly team 24/7, or you can go ahead and book online right now.

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