How To Choose The Right Skip Bin Size

A Quick Guide For Homeowners

How To Choose The Right Skip Bin Size

Skip bins are functional and flexible for conveniently getting rid of rubbish. But if you have never hired one before, you will find it challenging to choose. The reason is that skips are available in different sizes, and each size is for various amounts of waste. The experts of Pro Skip Bins Brisbane have created this quick guide on how to choose the right skip bin size. Continue reading if you don’t want to waste time and money hiring a skip that is too large or small.

Consider the size of your project

What do you want to dispose of? Does it include bulky and heavy materials? Large projects require large bins and small projects require small skips. It is that simple. You must consider the area you want to work on and the amount of waste. Apart from this, you must also pay attention to where you will place the bin. When you think about how much waste you are expecting to throw away, it will give you an idea of the right skip bin size you require.

For example, a 7-cubic metre skip can fit 28 wheelie bins. In other words, you must estimate how many wheelie bins you need to complete your project. Let us examine some common situations below:

  • Bathroom renovation: this type of renovation often requires a 3 cubic metres bin. It is large enough to hold different materials for the bathroom.
  • Kitchen renovation: although the sizing requirement varies, we recommend 3-5 cubic metres.
  • Moving house: a 3-cubic metre skip should be sufficient for a small house.

What fits in a cubic metre?

To put it in perspective, a cubic metre can fit ten flower pots, eight standard moving boxes, a 2-seat sofa, and a washer and dryer. This should give you an idea of how much space you need.

Below is a breakdown of the other fill levels and the type of waste they can accommodate.

Choosing The Right Skip Bin Size

  • 2 cubic metres fill level: This skip bin can fit 8 wheelie bins or 2 6’ x 4’ trailers. As a result, you can use it for simple household, construction, and commercial waste disposal. Needless to say, the skip bin won’t accommodate rubbish like furniture that will likely take more than 2 cubic metres of space.
  • 3 cubic metres fill level:  A 3-cubic metre skip bin can fit 12 wheelie bins or 3 6’ x 4’ trailers. You can also use it for standard cleaning jobs, but will accommodate less bulky items since it fills easily.
  • 4 cubic metres fill level: This type of skip bin is best used for standard household cleaning jobs. This includes furniture and white goods disposal. The fill level is equivalent to 12 wheelie bins or 3 6’ x 4’ trailers. As expected, it can accommodate more waste than the 2, and 3 cubic metres fill level.
  • 5 cubic metres fill level: you will fit 20 wheelie bins or 5 6’ x 4’ trailers of rubbish into a 5 cubic metres skip. It will accommodate construction site waste, home appliances, commercial waste, and large furniture. Although most skip providers don’t provide this size, it comes in handy for handfuls of waste disposal.
  • 6 cubic metres fill level: This skip will accommodate 24 wheelie bins or 6 6’ x 4’ trailers. You will most likely need only one 6 cubic metres to skip to get rid of an entire renovation or garden waste.
  • 7 cubic metres fill level: this is equivalent to 28 wheelie bins or 7 6’ x 4’ trailers.

Skip Size Chart

Skip Bins

Skip Size

Capacity

Functions

2 cubic metres fill level 8 wheelie bins or 2 6’ x 4’ trailers Little odd jobs and minor yard renovations
3 cubic metres fill level 12 wheelie bins or 3 6’ x 4’ trailers Small in-house renovations
4 cubic metres fill level 16 wheelie bins or 4 6’ x 4’ trailers Disposing whitegoods and old furniture if you are moving out of a house.
5 cubic metres fill level 20 wheelie bins or 5 6’ x 4’ trailers Apartment move
6 cubic metres fill level 24 wheelie bins or 6 6’ x 4’ trailers Apartment move
7 cubic metres fill level 28 wheelie bins or 7 6’ x 4’ trailers Commercial space and construction site cleanup
8 cubic metres fill level 32 wheelie bins or 8 6’ x 4’ trailers Larger moves and bigger renovation projects
10 cubic metres fill level 36 wheelie bins or 10 6’ x 4’ trailers  Larger moves and bigger renovation projects
12 cubic metres fill level 40 wheelie bins or 12 6’ x 4’ trailers  Larger moves and bigger renovation projects

Conclusion

The skip’s capacity varies from one provider to another. Therefore, you must carefully consider what you want to dispose of and where to keep the skip before selecting a skip size. If you don’t have an idea about what is best for your project, ask your provider to recommend an ideal sizing. This way, you will save cost, time, and additional expenses and avoid overfilling the skip.