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The DO’s & DON’Ts of Skip Waste Materials

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When you have a large amount of garbage to dispose of, you should hire a skip bin service. Hiring a skip bin is an excellent method to have temporary access to a large and convenient garbage disposal container. However, just because you have a skip bin at your disposal doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want or toss anything out.

Aussie Bins Skip accepts different types of waste and provides skip bins according to the type you require.

  • Timber Waste
  • Concrete/Brick Waste
  • Green Waste
  • General Waste
  • Mixed Waste
  • Clean Fill Waste

A general question that arises when hiring skip bin service is “What I can Put In my Skip Bin and What not?”. Here are some of the Dos and Don’ts of skip waste materials in bins.

General Waste Skip Bins

Light general wastes are included in light household, commercial, green, and construction waste.


Boxes, furniture, timber, cardboard, paper, clothes, kitchenware, bathroom wastes, fabric, stationery, fridge, washing machines, wood, wallpaper, leaves, grass, shrubs etc.


Heavy materials like heavy green waste or heavy materials like bricks, sand, clay, tiles, and stones. Since they would exceed the weight restriction.

Electronic materials like TV or computer are also prohibited.

Also, toxic or hazardous materials like paint, gas cylinders, chemicals, asbestos and liquids should not be put into this category.

Mixed Waste Skip Bins

All type of waste is acceptable in this skip bin like green, general and timber waste.


Foliage, clippings, twigs, branches, shrubs, small trees, steel/metal, walls, floorboard, fences, decks, gazebos, clothes, papers, boxes, stationery, furniture fridge, washing machines, rock, soil, clay, tiles, brick, concrete etc. are accepted in this bin type.


Paint, liquids, gas-filled cylinders, asbestos, food, chemicals are all prohibited to put in this bin category.

Green Waste Skip Bins

100% green waste (organic waste) are only acceptable in this group


Leaves, foliage, garden clippings, twigs, small branches, woodchips, and bark can be put in this skip bin.


However, green waste with soil attached, root balls, hay, dried leaves, and tree trunks are not accepted.

Paint, liquids, gas-filled cylinders, asbestos, food, chemicals are all prohibited to put in this bin category.

Timber Waste Skip Bins


Timber, root ball, old fencing, decking, wooden pallets.


Painted wood, plywood items, doors, cabinets, or any item with materials attached other than wood and hazardous materials like paint, liquids, gas-filled cylinders, asbestos, food items, and chemicals are prohibited to put into these skip bins.

Concrete/Brick Waste Skip Bins


Clean concrete, bricks, masonry block, tiles, concrete, ceramic, porcelain, pavers, pebbles, toilets, sinks, bathtubs and stones can be put into this bin category.


Green waste, sand or soil, paint, gas-filled cylinders, liquid, food items, chemicals, and asbestos should not be put into this skip bin.

Clean Filled Waste Skip Bins


The material should be 100% clean, 10% space in the bin for vegetation, dry soil, dry clay material, gravel, sandstone, brick, concrete, topsoil, dirt, sand, rubble, cement


Contaminated soil or dirt, organic or biological waste, plastic, metal, glass, fiberglass, contaminated soil, cardboard, appliances, tires, electronics, general waste, paint, liquids, chemicals, asbestos, food items, etc. are not permitted to be put into this skip bin category.

Other Don’ts That Are Not Acceptable in Any Type of Waste Material:

  • Aerosols
  • Batteries
  • Explosives
  • Fluorescent Light Tubes
  • Large/Whole Tree Trunks
  • Mattresses
  • Medical Waste
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Old insulation
  • Oil or Fuel

A Rule Of Thumb For Loading Waste

Before hiring a skip bin service, a good rule of thumb is to know the limitations and restrictions of loading the waste. Also, always be the provider before hiring one.

  • Don’t overfill your skip bin above the rim.
  • Distribute the weight of your trash evenly – heavy objects should go on the bottom, and lighter items should go on the top.
  • Check out the varieties of bins to make sure you have the right type of bin for the job.

Ready to hire a skip bin service in Brisbane? Aussie Bins Skip provides top-quality bins at your doorstep the very SAME DAY!

Before hiring a skip bin, make sure to follow the Dos and Don’ts for safe waste removal.


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