Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to ABC Skip Bins Brisbane‘s FAQ page! We understand that you may have questions about hiring a skip bin, the services we offer, and managing your waste disposal needs in an efficient and eco-friendly manner.

That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive list of frequently asked questions to address any queries you might have.

We hope you’ll find the answers you’re looking for here, but if not, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to help.

How much does skip bin hire cost?

The price depends on the waste type, bin size and duration. Our lowest priced skip bin starts at $250 for 7 days.

How long is the hire period?

Our hire period is generally 7 days although this can be extended depending on your needs. Get in touch with us today and we’ll work out what will work best for you.

Do I need a council permit to place on my property?

On your property no you don’t. It’s possible that you may require permission from your local Council if you intend to place a skip bin in public areas such as roadsides, footpaths help sides or driveways.

Check with your local Council if you have any concerns about needing permits for such placements.

Do you offer help to get a  council permit?

Yes, while we cannot guarantee the approval of each application, we can definitely help you.  Once approved, we will help arrange more convenient timeframes for delivery or pickup.

What happens to the waste?

We understand the importance of taking care of our environment and strive to ensure that all waste is disposed of responsibly. Whenever possible, we work with certified recyclers to efficiently and safely recycle whatever can be reused or repurposed before disposal in order to contribute towards sustainability.

Where are the Brisbane City council tips?

Brisbane City Council operates several waste facilities across Brisbane, often referred to as ‘tips’ or ‘waste transfer stations.’ Here are some locations within the Brisbane area:

  • Chandler Resource Recovery Centre: 728 Tilley Road, Chandler, QLD
  • Ferny Grove Resource Recovery Centre: 1010 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove, QLD
  • Nudgee Resource Recovery Centre: 1372 Nudgee Road, Nudgee Beach, QLD
  • Willawong Resource Recovery Centre: 360 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong, QLD

These are just a few examples of recycling and waste management facilities managed by the Brisbane City Council. For more information on specific operating hours and additional locations, please visit the Brisbane City Council website here.

Do I have to pay a fee at the tip?

No, householders disposing of general rubbish at authorised Brisbane City Council tips do not need to pay for this service since it is provided free of charge by the council. However, commercial operators may still be charged specific fees if they intend on delivering large amounts of construction or demolition waste regularly.

What size skip bin do I need?

Choosing a skip bin size for your project depends on what kind of items you’re disposing of and how much waste is accumulated. Generally, our 2m³ mini skips are perfect for tidying up around the home and small renovation jobs while larger skip bin sizes can take care of a greater volume of waste from more heavy-duty projects.

Can I put asbestos in a skip Bin?

No, we cannot accept asbestos-containing materials due to health and environmental risks involved. Please consult with your local council or specialized facilities for the safe removal of asbestos.

How do I know which skip Bin size is right for my needs?

The ideal skip bin size depends on your specific waste disposal requirements. Our range includes 2m³ mini, 3m³ midi, 4m³ small, 6m³ large, and 8m³ extra-large bins. For assistance in choosing the right size, please contact our friendly team.

Can I mix different types of waste in one Skip Bin?

Yes, we offer mixed waste skip bins designed to handle various waste materials simultaneously.

What happens when my skip bin is full?

When your skip bin is full, simply give us a call and we will arrange for pickup. All bins will be taken away safely and disposed of responsibly by our experienced team of waste management professionals.

What skip bin sizes do you have?

We offer skip bins in sizes ranging from 2m³ mini skips up to 18m³ large skips. View our range of skip bin sizes here.

What are the different waste types?

We accept all household, commercial and industrial waste. However some general types include general household/garden waste, furniture, construction materials such as brick, concrete and wood, hazardous materials traditionally used in factories (e.g asbestos) etc. Be sure to get in touch with us today if you have any specific inquiries about the kind of waste we accept!

Do you recycle?

Yes, we take environmental sustainability very seriously & actively strive to recycle where ever possible. Our experienced team of waste management professionals will take the time to sort over items and determine what can be recycled before disposal.

Do you provide skip bins outside of Brisbane?

At this stage we only offer skip bin hire and waste management services in Brisbane. However, if you have an urgent need for a skip bin in another area like the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, please do get in touch with us directly and we can discuss options with you.

Where do you deliver the bins to?

We will deliver our bins to residential, commercial or industrial locations throughout the Brisbane metropolitian region. Just let us know the best address for delivery when making your order!

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards as well as bank transfers for payments.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, at ABC Skip Bins Brisbane we are fully licensed and insured under QLD regulations.

Are your skips accredited?

Yes, all our skip bin sizes have been designed and accredited according to Australian regulations.

Do you have any discounts available for big jobs?

We do offer discounts for larger orders or long-term hire contracts. Just give us a call or email us today and one of our experienced team will be able to walk you through your options.

How quickly can I get a skip bin if I need one urgently?

In most cases we can have same day delivery when ordering before 10am. However due to variations in stock levels customer demand it may take anything from 24 – 48 hours days depending on availability. Please contact us directly to discuss particular circumstances.

Can I select a specific delivery time?

We strive to accommodate our clients’ preferred delivery times whenever possible. However, due to various factors like traffic conditions or other bookings, we cannot always guarantee precise delivery times.

Are there any waste limits?

Each bin has a maximum weight capacity. Please ensure not to overload it. For guidance on selecting suitable skip bin sizes for your waste handling needs or advice on safe loading practices, kindly consult our team.

Do the bins have covers or lids?

Our skip bins do not come with covers/lids. However, we advise securely tying down any loose materials to meet transportation regulations, and for the safety of our team and other road users.

Is there any limit to the amount of materials that can be placed in a bin?

Yes, we recommend that no more than 3/4ths of the total volume of the bin be filled. If your material piles up above the level with the walls, it is deemed over-stuffed and legal requirements for transport will not permit us to take away this type of waste.

What kind of materials are acceptable in your skip bins?

Our skip bins can accept a wide range of waste types such as general household rubbish, green waste, concrete & bricks, mixed waste items, and soil & dirt. However, please note we cannot accept hazardous materials like asbestos or certain chemicals.

What are your bins made from?

Our skip bins are made from high-quality steel that is strong, durable, and suitable for safely handling various waste types.

What kind of materials are acceptable in your skip bins?

Our skip bins can accept a wide range of waste types such as general household rubbish, green waste, concrete & bricks, mixed waste items, and soil & dirt. However, please note we cannot accept hazardous materials like asbestos or certain chemicals.

Can I dump chemicals into the bin?

No, chemical disposal into our skip bins is prohibited due to potential environmental and health risks. Please contact specialized facilities or your local council for guidance on proper chemical disposal.

Do your prices include disposal fees or other additional charges?

Our pricing includes disposal fees without hidden charges. For complete transparency about your skip bin hire costs upfront, contact our team for a quote today!

Thank you for visiting our FAQ page!

We hope the information provided here has answered your questions and given you confidence to choose us as your go-to waste management solution.

Our top priority is making sure your waste disposal process is smooth, efficient, and environmentally responsible.

If there are any remaining concerns or questions not covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly  on 07 4800 3333.

Our knowledgeable team is always ready to lend a helping hand. Together, let’s work towards a cleaner, clutter-free future for all of Brisbane.