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From helping you choose the right skip bin size to answering your questions about waste disposal regulations, we’re always ready to provide expert guidance.

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From helping you choose the right skip bin size to answering your questions about waste disposal regulations, we’re always ready to provide expert guidance.

Asbestos, Lithium Batteries Food Waste, Chemicals, Paint, Tyres, Gas Bottles, Oil, Fibro (unless pre tested), Herbicides and Pesticides, Medical Waste, Explosives, Gas Cylinders, Household Food Waste and Nappies. Please Just ask if you are not sure as fees will apply.

Don’t just sneak them in. We are here to help and can give you advice or organize appropriate ways to dispose of these items. If these are included in your bin unfortunately we would have to charge you additional fees and these can be exorbitant as things like asbestos can shut don our entire factory and fleet. We can avoid these additional hefty fees or fines by having a chat 😊

Some tips on maximizing your skip bin load without overfilling:

  • Dismantle, break up or crush large items.
  • Pack the bin carefully and leave no airspace between rubbish. Think of it as a game of Tetris!
  • Don’t put items in the bin that your local council recycles for free.
  • Have the bin placed on your property when possible to deter anonymous ‘donations’ and additions by neighbours.

Please do not overfill the bin. The skip bin can be filled to the top of the bin only. No exceptions. Overloaded bins are a great risk to the operator, lifting equipment and other road users during transportation. When the bin is loaded ask yourself this question, ‘would I like to drive behind a truck carrying this on the road?’.

Extra bins can be delivered/purchased to prevent overloading and ensure safety. If you overfill the bin the excess will be removed and left behind.

ou cannot put anything that is considered dangerous, hazardous or requires a permit to move into the skip bin. We do not transport hazardous, toxic, restricted or regulated waste. Examples of such items include asbestos, tyres, liquids such as oil, paint or thinners, noxious chemicals, herbicides and pesticides, medical waste, explosives and gas cylinders. Household food waste and nappies are also not allowed.

Extra charges will apply to contaminated bins due to the excess fees we have to pay. Additional fines from council agencies may apply, especially for the incorrect dumping of hazardous materials.

For safe disposal of dangerous items contact your local council facility. Most will offer a free pick up or drop off point for ratepayers and some waste facilities may also offer free drop off for dangerous items as a community service.

As a rough guide, a standard 6’x4’ box trailer is around 1 cubic metre or about 10 wheel barrow loads. If you think you have two trailer loads of rubbish then a two metre bin is the size for you; three trailer loads of rubbish is a three metre bin, and so on.

Depending on your location, urgency and our workload, delivery can vary from a few hours to the next day. Our staff can happily advise the approximate lead time when you make your booking. We like to recommend giving at least one day’s notice before you need the bin – if you need it first thing in the morning, organize for delivery the afternoon before. Deliveries take priority over pickups so you can get started on your job sooner.

Make sure you have allowed enough space and access for our truck. Advise your contractors to leave room for delivery and pickup of the skip bin. Check there are no overhanging trees or powerlines and that a seven metre clearance area has been allowed as required to comply with occupational health and safety. Make sure your car, boat or caravan is moved prior to the bin arriving and that car keys are available for vehicles on site if needed. Please do not start a rubbish pile where your skip bin needs to be placed.

As a general rule, no. In special circumstances it is possible to obtain a permit from your local council if the street or park is not a major thoroughfare. You must organise and pay for this and send us a copy of the permit before the skip bin is delivered. As a part of those permit conditions, you will be required to provide flashing lights on each corner of the bin as well as orange safety barrier bunting around the bin to prevent accidents. We can provide these items at an additional cost if required.

No, the operator will endeavor to place the bin in your requested position and it is not to be moved before the driver returns for pickup. Moving the bin requires special lifting apparatus and can be dangerous if attempted by an unqualified person. Do not attempt to relocate the bin with bobcats or cars. Attempting to relocate the bin without proper equipment could potentially damage the bin and cause it to weaken and collapse on pick up or transport. Moving the bin will result in extra charges for yourself. You will also have the added task of having to empty the bin out before it is recovered.

Our standard skip bin rental period is seven days. If you require the skip bin for a longer amount of time, please inform our staff when making your booking. We usually offer a day or two grace period provided you notify us before the scheduled pickup day. Additional penalties may apply if the driver has left the depot.

If you change your drop off date there is no charge and you will receive a full refund so long as the driver has not left the depot. If you change your pick up date additional charges apply per extra day. Additional penalties may apply if the driver has left the depot.

Our driver takes payments for delivery of the bin and will provide you with a tax invoice. You may also pay over the phone when booking. If you are not going to be present when you want the skip bin to be delivered, you can notify our staff when making the booking and arrange to leave payment in a secure hiding place such as your metrebox. Your bin will not be removed without payment.

We accept: cash, cheque (on delivery only), direct debit, Mastercard, Visa, Australia Post money orders and EFTPOS (you will have to come in to our office for EFTPOS).

We do not accept lithium batteries. The One and Only Right Way for Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling is have them processed by your nearest qualified electric and electronic recycling center https://envirostream.com.au/drop-off-locations/

Asbestos is dangerous because it contains microscopic fibers that, when released into the air and inhaled, can pose serious health risks to humans. Here are some key reasons why asbestos is considered hazardous:

Fibrous Nature: Asbestos consists of tiny, needle-like fibers that can easily become airborne when disturbed. These fibers are virtually invisible and can linger in the air for extended periods.

Respiratory Health Issues: Inhaling asbestos fibers can lead to various respiratory problems, including asbestosis (scarring of the lung tissue), lung cancer, and mesothelioma (a rare and aggressive cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs and abdomen).

Latency Period: Health problems associated with asbestos exposure often have a long latency period, meaning symptoms may not manifest for many years after exposure, making it difficult to diagnose and treat.

No Safe Level: There is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Even brief or low-level exposure can potentially result in health issues over time.

Widespread Use: Asbestos was widely used in construction and manufacturing for decades due to its heat resistance and durability. Many older buildings and products may still contain asbestos, posing a risk if disturbed during renovation or demolition.

Regulations: Recognizing its dangers, many countries have implemented strict regulations and guidelines for handling and disposing of asbestos-containing materials safely.

Due to these health risks, proper asbestos management and removal procedures are essential to protect individuals and the environment. If you suspect asbestos-containing materials are present in your home or workplace, it’s crucial to seek professional assistance for assessment and safe removal to prevent exposure and associated health problems.

Links for home renovators:

https://www.asbestos.qld.gov.au/practical-guidance/homeowners-and-home-renovators

https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/asbestos