Frequently Asked Questions
I don't know what size skip bin I need.
How long can I have the skip bin for?
2 weeks – The skip bin must be emptied within this period otherwise charges apply.
How far ahead should I book my skip bin?
One day’s notice is appreciated. If an AM delivery is required, please call and book the afternoon before to ensure availability of the skip bin required.
Can I get the skip bin collected earlier?
Yes, call to arrange an earlier collection day.
Can we get a skip bin delivered on a Saturday?
Yes, we can deliver on Saturday morning, if the bin is ordered by the Friday before.
How do I pay for the skip bin?
We accept cash & credit card payments before delivery of your skip bin.
Businesses will be invoiced on 30-day terms.
Businesses will be invoiced on 30-day terms.
What materials are NOT allowed in the skip bins?
The following items shall not be placed in the bin:
- Fibro Asbestos or Asbestos-containing materials
- Food or Putrescible waste
- Flammables or explosives
- Chemical or liquid wastes inc. fuel, paint, oil or chemicals
- Gas Cylinders
- Wet concrete
Where can i place the skip bin?
.Skip bins can be placed on your driveway or on your private property where it is convenient for you. If you need the skip bin placed anywhere else, such as a nature strip, you may require a permit, so it is best to check with your local council.
Can I fill the bin with concrete or heavy material?
The 4- cubic metre skip bins can be filled to the rim with concrete, bricks, tiles or soil additional charges will apply.
Can I mix the load?
Yes, you can mix General Waste, such as household wastes, green wastes, bricks, concrete and soil wastes. NO ASBESTOS containing material can be mixed with any other wastes.
Can you place the skip bin under my carport or in my garage?
No, we cannot risk the damage to your property.
At up to what level can I fill the skip bin?
You can load the skip bins up to the rim and must be safely loaded. In the case of green wastes, it should be rounded so that it can be tied down and tarped. The waste should be secured and stable while in transit.
What happens if the skip bin is overloaded?
We are not allowed to carry an unsafe load. We will contact you to advise that we are unable to remove the skip bin due to it being overloaded. Overloaded items will need to be removed from on top of the skip bin. We can arrange for another skip bin which will be charged at the advised rate.
What is one cubic metre?
A cubic metre is a standard unit of measurement. One cubic metre is the amount that would be held in a cube that is one metre wide by one metre high by one metre deep.
How many trailer loads can I get in the skip bin?
Many customers like to use 'trailer loads' to estimate the size of skip bin they require, but care must be taken when considering this. A two cubic metre skip bin will hold three 6x4 trailers of soil or rubble that is legal loads (not stacked, caged or dangerously loaded). For general household or green waste it is a bit trickier. The amount you can get in the skip bin depends on how well you utilize the space and how much air space you leave. To maximize the space, cut green waste into smaller pieces.
What is temporary fencing typically used for?
- Public Safety - preventing site operations within the area from impacting outside, by preventing debris, rubbish and materials from escaping from the work site.
- Security - restriction of access to unauthorized persons to restricted areas, events and work sites.
- Privacy - containing equipment and materials. Restricting visual access to events.
What kind of quantities can I order?
Orders are made in lineal metres. We supply small and large quantities, with no job being too small or too big!
Can I apply signage and/or shade cloth to my temp fencing?
Yes, please follow recommendations for bracing to avoid fence collapse especially under variable wind conditions.
Can I obtain temporary fencing for my pool?
Yes. Any excavation or structure capable of containing a depth of 300 mm or more of water and used principally for paddling, swimming or wading is required to be fenced. Temporary fencing is typically used until the permanent fencing has been completed. We have a range of temporary fencing suitable for pool construction and children’s safety.
Where else is temporary fencing mandatory?
Contact your local government for your local regulations. Most have regulations regarding the installation of boarding or enclosed fencing to reduce the spread of dust and materials from building sites as well as protecting the public and contractors from potentially dangerous areas.