Cleaning out the garden can be a messy and laborious job. However, to make the whole process less stressful, you should consider skip bin hire. Not only will it allow you to collect all of your rubbish into one area, reducing the amount of debris lying around, it will also enable you to dispose of the waste safely and with minimal fuss. However, when hiring a skip bin there are a few things you should consider to make your own experience as stress free as possible.

Waste Disposal

Before hiring any company, have a look at their website if they have one, and chat with them. Not only will you get a feel for their business ethics and manner, you should be able to establish whether or not they are working towards Australia’s National Waste Policy. If you’re someone that is conscious about protecting the environment and are in support of the Clean Land Plan then you may be a little more interested in how your waste gets disposed of. 


Skip bins come in all manner of sizes. Before hiring, talk to the company and explain what job you’ll be undertaking, and they should be able to advise on a suitable size. Generally bins range from two to twelve cubic yards in size. To make it easier they are often accompanied by an approximate black back carrying capacity; usually 20-140 bags in size. If you are dealing garden waste, which can be compacted, you may be able to get away with a smaller bin than if you were disposing of rubble or stone. 

Pre-arranged Extras

Before booking your skip bin, ascertain what will be included in the price. Establish the size of the bin, agree upon the location for the bin to be delivered to and ask how long it will be before the bin is either emptied or taken away. Most companies will hire out bins for around ten days before emptying, however this may be negotiable or incur extra costs if you require additional time. It may also be a good idea to establish how large the delivery truck will be to ensure that it will be able to navigate down any tight roads or into backyards to drop off and collect the skip bin.

Adequate preparation before hiring a skip will make the process simple and easy. Always make sure your waste is being disposed off in the most environmentally friendly way possible and make sure you are fully aware of what your bin hire package consists of.