Skip Bin Types
We care about your Safety! All of our heavy duty steel skip bins engineered to strict safety standards.
Important Considerations when ordering a skip bin
Consider first the access you have to your property. Measure the spot you would like the bin to be placed and then decide what size bin will be suitable. Take into consideration overhanging trees and power lines and also the steepness of the driveway. The dimensional envelope of each vehicle is available so we can advise which trucks will be the most suitable.
Choose your bin size
Estimate the amount of waste you will require to be placed into the skip bin.
If you can, place all the waste in one place and measure the dimensions, however this is not always possible. Try to visualise the size and then estimate. E.g. a pile of waste 2M X 3M X 1M will require a 6 cubic meter bin. Remember when loading your bin to use every bit of space and pack tightly.
If a skip bin is placed on within your property boundary, no permit is required. Skip bins placed in a public place such as the road or nature strip usually require a permit. Each Council has different requirements, so it is important to check these details first. Council permit fees can be expensive so wherever possible it is better for the skip bin to be placed within the property boundary. It may be more economical to have two small bins within the property that one larger bin on public property.
Placing a skip bin on your own property also avoids other people placing rubbish in your bin.
Council permits can be found on our website and are routinely updated. Our Public Liability Policy is also available from our website.
When ordering your skip bin it is important to know what type of waste you are disposing of.
Should you require any of the above items to be disposed of, please contact us and we can arrange safe disposal.
You can put almost anything in a Brown Bros. Skip Bin.
However there are some restrictions:
- Fibro / Asbestos or contaminated loads
- Contaminated waste
- Food or Liquids, Putrescible waste
- Liquid or Chemical waste, full paint tins, oil, fuel and toxic waste
- Gas bottles
Hazards and Contamination
It is important to not overload your bin. There are heavy fines imposed by the RMS for overloaded bins. Brown Bros. Skip Bins Drivers are instructed to not pick up overloaded bins. An overloaded bin is a hazard and Brown Bros. Skip Bins reserve the right to level the waste on picking up the skip bin if it is overloaded.
Fill to the rim only; all waste must be within the bin. Ensure that the bin is evenly loaded, heaviest items at the bottom and lighter at the top. All bins are tarped before removal.
Disposal of Asbestos
We generally do not take these items
It is illegal to re-use, recycle or illegally dump asbestos products. It is also illegal to dispose of asbestos waste in domestic garbage bins. Asbestos can only be disposed of at a landfill site that can lawfully receive this waste.
Individuals can remove up to 10 square meters of bonded asbestos. For sizes greater than this a licensed contractor must be used. Friable or unstable asbestos must be disposed of through a licensed asbestos removal contractor. For information about available contractors go to www.workcover.nsw.gov.au
Bins with concealed asbestos are deemed contaminated loads. When the concealed asbestos is discovered, the entire waste load is rejected and the contents of the bin are re-loaded at the landfill site by the operators and Brown Bros. Skip Bins are directed to remove the rejected load from the site. A record of the rejected load is maintained by the facility and reported to state authorities.
- 1. The bin will be returned to the site from which it was collected, the hirer will be served with any Rejected Load Certificate if issued by the authorised waste disposal facility and the hirer will be charged a rejected load fee and return cartage fee
- 2. Where the bin cannot be returned to the hirer’s site from which it was collected, the bin will be taken directly to an authorised waste disposal facility, the hirer will be served with any Rejected Load Certificate if issued by the authorised waste disposal facility and the hirer will be charged a rejected load fee and the tipping charges for the disposal of the rejected load
Remember, both Wayne and our logistics team are only a phone call away and are always happy to find the best possible solution to your waste disposal needs.
If you are not sure or have any doubts as to whether material is asbestos, do not put it in the waste bin and telephone Wayne or our logistics team and we will assist you in the identification of the material.