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When Buying or Renovating a House Include a Skip from Bookabin

So, you’ve finally decided to buy your first home, or you are renovating for the first time. This can be a scary and daunting time for many ‘first-timers’, and all useful advice is welcome. For most people, the money will be tight, so it is important to have a workable budget to allow for all the ‘extras’ that may ensue during the process. This will inevitably include the need for a skip bin, and Bookabin has a huge range of sizes and types of skips.

When you are first looking at buying a property you need to check transport connections, schools and local facilities like doctors, shopping, libraries and home services, in particular DIY resources and where to find them – online, Facebook DIY sites and local hardware DIY courses. Get your research sorted before doing DIY projects, and set your budget, checking you have the right tools and materials. Can you hire the tools?

It is essential when renovating that you pick a DIY project that brings substantial value to your property, also deciding which one will bring the most value to you and your family. To keep your property safe and secure during DIY renovation projects, it is vital to hire a skip bin from a reputable skip bin hire company, such as Bookabin.

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Bookabin’s state-of-the-art skip hire website will search our large network of skip suppliers’ current stock and prices, and instantly present you with the best price available for a skip bin meeting your specific skip hire requirements. Bookabin is a global specialist in the on-line booking of refuse disposal services, and their easy-to-use website offers consumers value for money by offering the lowest available price for refuse disposal services. Our aim is to provide consumers with a high standard of service and excellent value, so for more information on rubbish skips, rubbish bin hire and skip bin please go to www.bookabin.com.au

Bookabin vs Time Spent Searching Websites for Prices

If you’re looking for a skip bin hire in any major area in Australia, all you need to do is go to Bookabin’s website at www.bookabin.com.au and we will come up with a quote online for your skip. Compare that to spending hours surfing through websites to come up with the best-priced bin.

Through BookaBin, you can easily get a quote online for your skip bin requirements, rent a skip from the best suppliers, and pay online. BookaBin is an easy-to-use website and booking engine that provides you with the fastest and easiest platform to compare skip bin prices from reliable suppliers. This enables customers to get the lowest available price for disposal services.

More and more people are finding that the Bookabin hire service saves both time and money by having a database of skip bin supplier rates so that we can present the best available price for a skip bin hire service anywhere in Australia, to meet your specific requirements.

Our online booking engine offers you value for money by providing the lowest available price for refuse disposal services, and our aim is to provide consumers with a high standard of service and excellent value. We will do the price comparison and booking all in one go, so you don’t have to spend time searching around several websites for prices. With Bookabin you will get your price and hire your skip in minutes!

It’s Not a Good Idea to Overload Your Skip Bin!

Whether you are using a skip bin for moving house, home renovations, or a commercial project, you might be tempted to overfill it. It seems like a good idea, as the assumption is that you will save money, it’s easier than getting another one, and there’s no harm in it. However, overloading a skip bin is actually dangerous, illegal, and costly.

It is dangerous to overload your skip bin, as it puts you, your neighbours, and even your family at risk. There could be sharp, broken items sticking out the top and this could easily hurt passers-by, or those handling the skip bin. Also, if it is overflowing, then items can fall out and land on someone or roll into the street. When an overfilled skip bin is in transit, it is especially hazardous, as debris can fly out and land on the road or hit another vehicle.

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Not All Rubbish Is Created Equal!
How to avoid a nasty fee!
A Community Clean-up can Bring Aussies Together

Overweight, overfilled and overcharge!

It may seem like you are saving money by overfilling your skip bin, but in fact, it will mean more costs in the long run. If your skip bin is overloaded, then the truck driver who is meant to pick it up could refuse to take it. This is because the skip may exceed weight restrictions and could damage the truck and put the driver at risk. In this situation, you will have to pay extra costs to have the waste removed.

The main thing you need to know when loading your skip bin is that you can’t fill it higher than the sides of the bin. On most skip bins there is a red ‘fill line’ which shows the limit of where your waste can be filled to, and you should stick to this. It is usually obvious if you have overfilled it, so don’t make the mistake of thinking that you will get away with it – just remove any excess and keep to the limit.

Plan Your Green Waste Disposal With Bookabin

With all this burgeoning spring growth happening across Australia, this is a good time to start planning your yearly or six-monthly major tidy up for your property. This means you need a skip bin for all that garden and green waste and you need to select the right type of waste disposal service for your garden maintenance project.

Green waste is composed of waste products that are biodegradable, which means they can easily break down and become part of the earth again. This is typically made from garden waste, such as grass clippings and weeds. It is
‘green’ because it is high in nitrogen, as opposed to brown waste, which is predominately carbonaceous.

Garden Waste for Green Bins

Check our Green Waste Guide right here.

So, let’s get out into the garden and start working on your backyard landscaping ideas, with the help of Bookabin’s skip bins. Bookabin offers green waste removal all around Australia. Landscaping can improve your home’s value or stop soil erosion or local flooding. We think landscaping is all about creating the perfect place to relax with your family and friends.

Download our very popular free eBook ‘Backyard Landscaping Guide’.

Clean-ups are Effective in Removing Litter

Have you ever noticed the litter that is piling up in your local river or stream? It takes away from the beauty and safety of the waterway, and you can do something about it. By leading a waterway cleanup effort with others in your community, you can help make your river or stream a safer, healthier place for wildlife and people.

In organising a river cleanup project you need to reach out to all your local communities to help you arrange it, and you also need to arrange for trash and recycling removal, starting with your local waste management company. Bookabin is ready and waiting to help, particularly when it is a volunteer community service effort, and can help with advice on the proper disposal of special/hazardous materials.


Getting involved in a clean-up is easy and can be fun and rewarding for you and your friends and family, and if everyone looks after their local area, it will have a significant effect on the Australian environment as a whole.

Check if your area is serviced with skip bins by using this online tool.

 By doing regular cleanups you will play an active role in keeping your nominated area tidy in a more sustainable way. While one-off clean-ups are effective in removing litter, regular clean-ups that keep an area litter-free are proven to act as a deterrent to litter.

You also need to make sure your community event lines up with the dates your local skip company is open, which in the case of Bookabin, is seven days a week! Check our Skip Bin Size Guide here.

Bookabin recommends letting the professionals take the rubbish to the local tip for disposal. Here are our reasons why.

The Second Most Frequently Asked Question is ‘Can I Put Garden Waste into My Skip?’

BookaBin Australia specialises in skip bin hire for disposal services and rubbish removal, and we have a page on our website for frequently asked questions or FAQ’s, and the second most asked question we receive is ‘can you put garden waste into a general waste skip bin?’

People might not realise it, but a general waste skip bin can also contain garden waste.

So, a General Waste bin, suitable for light domestic and commercial waste, can take light domestic waste, light construction waste, office waste and green garden waste. The price for Green Garden Waste is based STRICTLY on green garden waste only, such as grass, leaves, tree trimmings, small branches, weeds, bark etc.

Check our Green Garden Waste Guide

What cannot go into a General Waste bin is hazardous waste. This includes TV’s, monitors, fridges, paints, solvents, liquids or any asbestos. To dispose of any of these materials you need to contact your local council. They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your skip bin (i.e. food waste). In some areas, disposal of tyres and mattresses in the skip bin can incur additional charges.

Want to know Bookabin’s favourite cost-cutting suggestion? Check this out.

Looking for more tips, then try one of these pages:

Not All Rubbish Is Created Equal!

If you’re planning a construction, demolition or home renovation project then you probably need the services of Bookabin.

Construction and demolition wastes are among the heaviest and largest waste materials. It can include plasterboard, bricks, concrete, landscape, roofing, wood and timber. A skip bin for Mixed Heavy Waste is the correct waste selection, however, if you want to check use this waste guide.

Take into account the duration of your project, as debris and hazardous items like nails, cut out roofing sheets and bricks shouldn’t lay around your property. Try and keep your property tidy and most importantly keep it safe.

Some projects could take months or years to be completed, and, you can’t be going to the landfill all the time. The only thing that is far more valuable than money is time; therefore, do not make the mistake of undervaluing your time and make things more efficient in your project site.

The hassle factor of taking the waste from your project site should be considered. If you hire a skip bin, no back-breaking work for you and you can extend the duration of the skip bin in your property.

Bookabin has been serving Australia since 2001 and we some great tips and advice to take the hassle out of your next skip bin hire:
Skip Bin Placement
Maximising the Capacity of Your Skip
Stop Neighbours Dumping Rubbish in Your Skip Bin

How to avoid a nasty fee!

Poor or dangerous site access is one of the most common reasons why a skip supplier cancels the delivery of a skip and you get charged with a fee. Here’s what you should check before hiring any skip.

Make sure there are no overhead wires, trees, branches or structures like house eaves that block the delivery of the skip. Drivers will usually refuse to place a skip if there is a chance or risk of injury or damage. Walk around the area the truck needs to use to deliver the skip bin and look at any potential problems.

Check your site access

Driveways must be at least 3 meters wide for a truck to drive done to place a bin. Please check nothing is blocking your driveway and please ensure that no cars are blocking your driveway. Suppliers run to tight schedules because as the old saying goes ‘Time is Money’. The driver cannot afford to sit and wait while cars are moved. Quite often the skip supplier will go straight to their next booked job, taking your skip with them!

Follow these basic guidelines to avoid hassles and unwanted charges.

For more information about skip bin hire, check our FAQ’s page.

Do you want to know Our Favourite Cost-Cutting Suggestion When You Hire a Skip Bin? Read here.

A Community Clean-up can Bring Aussies Together

We believe community clean-ups are a great way to bring Aussies together, particularly during these unsettling times. A good idea is to organise your community to spruce up your local school, college, community hall or sports club with a good clean-up, and Bookabin is there to help take away all the rubbish you collect. We’ve got some useful suggestions for event organisers, starting with recruiting volunteers early!

You also need to make sure your community event lines up with the dates your local skip company is open, which in the case of Bookabin, is seven days a week! Check our Skip Bin Size Guide here.

It’s a good idea to tell neighbours, friends, community members, local businesses, and other organisations about your event by creating a flyer highlighting the details of the clean-up and distributing it. You can also promote the event on social media, and ask neighbourhood organisations to promote the event in their newsletters. Supermarket notice boards are also a great way to promote your event.

When you are ready, use our skip hire website and it will search our large network of skip suppliers’ current stock and prices, and instantly present you with the best price available for a skip bin meeting your specific skip hire requirements. If you live in the Melbourne area you want to know more about Melbourne skip bin hire go here.

Community cleanups bring out the best in people.

What is Hazardous Waste?

Sometimes the identification of your waste type is normally fairly straight forward, however, we have provided a simple guide as to what you can and can’t place in your Bookabin skip hire. The waste type affects the skip bin hire costs so it is important to choose the right bin hire for your requirement; if any prohibited waste is disposed of in the rubbish bin skip, additional waste disposal charges will apply and that can be an expensive hassle for you.

A General Waste bin, suitable for light domestic and commercial waste, can take light domestic waste, light construction waste, office waste and green garden waste.

What cannot go into a General Waste bin is hazardous waste. This includes TV’s, monitors, fridges, paints, solvents, liquids or any asbestos. To dispose of any of these materials you need to contact your local council. They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your skip bin.

There’s been some crazy hazardous rubbish left in skip bins over the years, like machine guns and top-secret Nazi documents! Check out more strange things found in skip bins right here.

We have Australia covered!

We service Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and just about everywhere in between.

We have something for everyone!

Moving house? Garden Clean Up? Renovation Project? Construction Site? Whether for domestic or commercial waste removal we have skip bins to suit your requirements.

Feel Safe & Secure!

We can assure you that all online bookings and payments are completed over secure sites.

When size matters!

No matter how BIG or how small your waste removal requirements are we have skips to suit your needs. With skip bins from as small as 2 cubic metres up to as large as 30 cubic metres.

We are real people!

We have friendly customer service staff ready to assist you with any questions you may have; contact us via on-line chat.

We have got it sorted!

We have waste specific bins for all your rubbish removal needs. Including General Waste, Cleanfill/Hardfill, Green Garden Waste and Soil/Dirt.