FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
WHAT IS A CUBIC METRE?
A cubic metre (m³) is a unit of measure for volume described as 1m x 1m x 1m. To help you visualise this, a level loaded 6x4 box trailer, or Ute is approx. one cubic metre. Four wheelie bins are also approximately one cubic metre.
Please call our friendly staff and who will assist you in choosing the correct bin for your job.
HOW LONG CAN I HAVE THE BIN ON SITE FOR?
You can have the skip bin on site for five full days e.g. Friday delivery, Thursday pickup. We are flexible with extra days if required.
Please contact our office if you would like to arrange a bin for a longer period.
WHEN CAN YOU DELIVER?
We deliver and pickup bins six days a week – Monday to Friday 7am - 5pm and Saturday morning 7 - 11am.
HOW MUCH NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY?
Depending on the availability of bins we can usually deliver the bin the same day. However, 24 hours’ notice is sufficient to secure your preferred time frame.
TO WHAT LEVEL CAN I FILL THE BIN?
Bins may be filled to the top rail and no higher because it is illegal to transport overloaded bins and, more importantly, it is potentially dangerous for other road users. Our drivers cannot take the bin if it is overfull.
If you have extra items, please see the driver on the collection and they may be able to assist you.
DO YOUR SKIP BINS HAVE DOORS?
Some of our 4m³, 6m³ and 8m³ bins have a door for pedestrian or wheelbarrow access. They are not standard with every bin but please request a door when ordering. All 10m³ and 12m³ skip bins have a door that completely opens up at one end and locks back for an easy walk-in access. There is NO extra charge for bins with a door.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR THE BIN?
We accept cash, cheque, VISA, MasterCard, and bank transfer on delivery.
HOW MUCH CAN I FIT IN A SKIP BIN?
We supply a range of skip bins from 2m³ right up to 12m³. Talk to one of our helpful team today who will be able to advise you on the best bin for your needs, or head to our Skip Bins
page to get an idea of what will fit in each bin.
A single mattress will fit flat on top of a 3mᶾ bin like a lid.
A 4mᶾ bin is visually the size of a small car like a Mazda 2 or Hyundai i20 - a queen mattress will fit flat on top like a lid.
A 6mᶾ bin is visually the size of a Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore.
I THINK I HAVE ASBESTOS, WHAT CAN I DO?
If you think you might have Asbestos, call the appropriate authorities. Do not put it in your skip bin if you are unsure because large penalties will be incurred. We are licensed to transport and dispose of Asbestos, but it must be pre-arranged and must be in a separate lined bin. More information is provided below:
Alternatively, you can phone Queensland Health on 1300 744 636
or Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on 1300 369 915.
HOW DO I DISPOSE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE?
Items such as tyres, paint, batteries, oil, chemicals, and gas bottles can be taken to your local council waste service on selected days throughout the year. Call your local council to confirm dates and tipping stations available. Also, no food items or organic materials can be put into your skip bin. For more information on disposing of hazardous waste, contact: