Knowing what size bin you need can be difficult, which is why we’re here to help. We’ve got skip bin sizes to suit all of your needs, from small household cleanups to large job sites.

All of our heavy-duty steel skip bins are manufactured from heavy duty steel to strict engineering standards and have been compliant with safety standards since 1982.

Marell Skip Bins

Marell bins are perfect for small household clean-ups or building sites that require smaller bins for recyclable materials. Marell bins are generally smaller and can usually be placed in driveways, difficult to access sites, and areas where space is at a minimum. Smaller sized bins are trapezoidal in shape and are lowered from the back of the truck using chains.

Available sizes: 2m3, 3m3, 4m3, 6m3, 8m3, and 9m3. Click here to see individual dimensions.

Hook Skip Bins

Hook skip bins are the preferred bin for building sites that generate large quantities of waste. Hook skip bins require a clearance of at least 3 metres, and can be placed in carports, garages, and other difficult to access sites. All hook bins are rectangular in shape and have rear-opening doors to allow easy manual loading. They are lowered on and off the truck by the truck’s hydraulic system.

Available sizes: 4m3, 5m3, 8m3, 10m3, 15m3, 20m3 and 25m3. Click here to see individual dimensions.

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How to Calculate the Skip Bin Size You Need

Amount of Waste

Estimate the amount of waste to be placed into the skip bin. If possible, place all the waste in one place and measure the dimensions. As a guide, a pile of waste 2m x 3m x 1m will require a 6 cubic metre bin. Remember when loading your bin to utilise the space by packing waste tightly.

Types of Waste

When ordering your skip bin, it is important to know what type of waste you are disposing of. We calculate the cost of your bin depending on both size and weight, and offer cheaper rates for sorted and separated recyclable waste such as brick, concrete, timber, vegetation and clean fill. Contact us for the different rates on light household waste and heavy building waste. Please note we are not permitted to carry bins if the waste is either unsecured or above the sides of the bins.

Access to Property

Measure the spot you would like the bin to be placed to find the corresponding bin size. It is also important to take into consideration any overhanging trees or power lines, and how steep your driveway is. Consider elevating the bin onto planks of wood or pallets to protect your driveway or lawn. For more advice, contact our team of experts on 02 9999 6466.

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"At very short notice we needed a skip bin to clear out my mum's house and shed. Brown Bros were exceptional. It was a couple of days before Christmas, yet they managed to get a skip bin to us in the inner city at the time they had promised. When we had finished and rang them they collected it within a couple of hours even though it was in the crazy, hectic holiday period between Christmas and New Year. Outstanding service and friendly, professional people to deal with. Would highly recommend this company."

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"Great service, realiable, good quality bins, fair pricing. Keep up the great work."

Ed Poulton

"Very fast and efficient service from Brown Brothers Bins."

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Information about skip bins

What Can Go In The Bin

General Household Waste

  • Old clothes
  • Old toys
  • Old furniture
  • Appliances
  • White goods
  • Other household items

Garden/Green Waste

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Weeds
  • Wood
  • Dirt
  • Turf

Office Waste

  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Plastic and Glass Bottles
  • old office furniture
  • Photocopiers
  • Old computers
  • Factory cleanups

General Building Waste

  • Timber & Floor Boards
  • Doors, Window Frames
  • Aluminium, Steel & Metal Products
  • Bricks & Concrete
  • Rubble
  • Roof Tiles

What Can't Go In The Bin

  • Fibro, asbestos or contaminated waste
  • Food or liquids (putrescible waste)
  • Liquid or chemical waste, full paint tins, oil, fuel and toxic waste
  • Gas bottles
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Mattresses

Should you require the removal of any of the above items,
please contact us to arrange safe disposal.

Our Community & Sponsorship

We believe in giving back to the community. We are proud sponsor of the following:

The 40th Australia Day Big Swim
Royal Flying Doctors of Australia
Brigidine College St Ives
Brigidine College St Ives
Manly Warringah Football Association
Sydney Special Children's Christmas Party