SKIP BIN SIZES

Our genuine cubic metre skip bin sizes range from 2m3 to 12m3.

SKIP BIN SIZE GUIDE

We are regularly asked “What size skip bin should I order?“. We know it can be tough estimating the right size so we have provided a useful guide below showing the exact measurements of all of our bins. If you are unsure, go one size higher, it will save you money compared to needed to order an additional skip bin.

2m3 Skip Bin
2m³

1.8m Length
1.5m Width
0.9m Height

3m3 Skip Bin
3m³

2.6m Length
1.5m Width
1.0m Height

4m3 Skip Bin
4m³

3.3m Length
1.5m Width
1.0m Height

5m3 Skip Bin
5m³

3.4m Length
1.6m Width
1.2m Height

6m3 Skip Bin
6m³

3.7m Length
1.6m Width
1.4m Height

9m3 Skip Bin
9m³

4.2m Length
1.6m Width
1.5m Height

12m3 Skip Bin
12m³

4.6m Length
1.6m Width
1.8m Height

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Skip Bin Dimensions

Size Length Width Height Approx. Wheelie Bins Approx. Trailers
2 Cubic Metres 1.8 Metres 1.5 Metres 0.9 Metres 8 Wheelie Bins 2 Trailers
3 Cubic Metres 2.6 Metres 1.5 Metres 1.0 Metres 12 Wheelie Bins 3 Trailers
4 Cubic Metres 3.3 Metres 1.5 Metres 1.0 Metres 16 Wheelie Bins 4 Trailers
5 Cubic Metres 3.4 Metres 1.6 Metres 1.2 Metres 20 Wheelie Bins 5 Trailers
6 Cubic Metres 3.7 Metres 1.6 Metres 1.4 Metres 24 Wheelie Bins 6 Trailers
9 Cubic Metres 4.2 Metres 1.6 Metres 1.5 Metres 36 Wheelie Bins 9 Trailers
12 Cubic Metres 4.6 Metres 1.6 Metres 1.8 Metres 48 Wheelie Bins 12 Trailers

2 Cubic Metre Skip Bin

A 2 cubic metre skip bin is an ideal size for various household purposes, such as spring cleaning, yard clean-up, and minor renovations. Spring cleaning can generate a considerable amount of waste, too much to fit into a council bin. A 2 cubic metre skip bin can accommodate this waste and make the cleaning process much more manageable. Cleaning up the yard can also produce a lot of green waste, such as grass clippings, branches, and leaves, which can be disposed of in a 2 cubic metre skip bin. Additionally, if you are planning on doing minor renovations, such as remodelling a small bathroom or kitchen, a 2 cubic metre skip bin can be used to dispose of old tiles, cabinets, and fixtures. Overall, a 2 cubic metre skip bin is a versatile and convenient option for managing waste generated from household projects.

3 Cubic Metre Skip Bin

A 3 cubic metre skip bin is a versatile waste disposal solution commonly utilised for small-scale projects and cleanouts. Its compact size makes it ideal for domestic jobs such as bathrooms, laundry, or other small room renovations, where the generated waste typically includes old fixtures, tiles, plaster, and other construction debris. Moreover, a 3 cubic metre skip bin is the perfect choice for garage and shed cleanouts, as it can easily accommodate discarded household items, garden waste, and old tools, while still fitting conveniently in most driveways or yards.

4 Cubic Metre Skip Bin

A 4 cubic metre skip bin offers a practical waste disposal solution for various medium-scale projects and decluttering endeavours. When moving out of an apartment or small home, it can efficiently accommodate old furniture, whitegoods, and other unwanted items, making the process of relocating significantly more manageable. In addition, a 4 cubic metre skip bin is well-suited for kitchen renovations, as it can hold a considerable amount of construction waste, such as old cabinetry, countertops, and appliances. Furthermore, for landscaping projects, this skip bin size provides ample space for green waste like shrubs, branches, and soil, as well as hardscaping materials such as bricks and pavers.

5 Cubic Metre Skip Bin

A 5 cubic metre skip bin is an excellent waste disposal option for larger-scale residential or small commercial projects. Its increased capacity is ideal for handling larger amounts of waste, such as construction debris from full-room renovations or home extensions, where materials like timber, plaster, and insulation need to be disposed of efficiently. Additionally, a 5 cubic metre skip bin is well-suited for extensive landscaping projects, as it can hold a significant volume of green waste, such as tree trunks, large branches, and soil, along with hardscaping materials like concrete or pavers.

6 Cubic Metre Skip Bin

A 6 cubic metre skip bin provides a robust waste disposal solution for a range of larger projects, both residential and commercial. When moving out of a medium-sized home, this bin size is well-equipped to handle the disposal of bulky items such as furniture, whitegoods, and other household belongings, streamlining the moving process. For mid-sized landscaping projects, a 6 cubic metre skip bin can efficiently accommodate a substantial volume of green waste, like trees, shrubs, and soil, as well as hardscaping materials such as bricks, stones, and concrete. Additionally, in the realm of carpentry, this skip bin is ideal for managing waste generated from tasks like deck construction, fencing, or large-scale woodworking projects, as it can hold significant amounts of timber offcuts, nails, and other related materials.

9 Cubic Metre Skip Bin

A 9 cubic metre skip bin is a great size for projects that produce significant volumes of waste. For multi-room renovations, this larger bin size can effectively handle the disposal of substantial amounts of debris, such as gyprock, flooring, and fixtures, facilitating a well-organised and efficient renovation process. When it comes to roof tile removal, a 9 cubic metre skip bin is perfectly suited for containing large quantities of discarded tiles, underlayment, and other roofing materials. Additionally, for tasks like large tree pruning or removal, this skip bin size can conveniently accommodate vast amounts of green waste, including branches, leaves, and trimmings, promoting an environmentally responsible waste management approach.

12 Cubic Metre Skip Bin

A 12 cubic metre skip bin is a perfect size for larger projects and cleanouts, where vast amounts of waste are generated. For large construction projects, such as home builds or major renovations, this sizeable skip bin can accommodate significant volumes of construction debris, including timber, bricks, and concrete, promoting a safe and organised work site. In the case of deceased estates, a 12 cubic metre skip bin is an invaluable resource for managing the disposal of a wide array of household items, furniture, and personal belongings, simplifying the overwhelming task of property clearance. Additionally, for shop fit-outs or commercial renovations, this skip bin size is ideally suited for handling the waste generated from dismantling old fixtures, partition walls, and flooring, as well as packaging materials from new installations.

How do I work out what size skip I need?

When choosing a skip bin size in Australia, consider the amount and type of waste you need to dispose of.

For smaller projects like decluttering a single room or cleaning out a garage, a 2 or 3 cubic metre skip bin is often sufficient. These sizes are suitable for general household waste, including furniture, appliances, and green waste.

Larger projects like clearing out an entire house, renovating, or landscaping may require a 4, 6, or even 8 cubic metre skip bin. These sizes can accommodate larger items like mattresses, construction debris, and garden waste.

If you are unsure of the size you need, it’s always best to give Freddy a call, he will be able to assess your amount of waste and provide a recommendation on appropriate size based on your specific needs.

What is the most popular skip size?

In Australia, skip bins come in a variety of sizes to suit different needs. While 2 and 3 cubic metre skips are popular for smaller projects, the 4 cubic metre skip is often considered the most popular standard size due to its versatility and capacity to handle a wide range of waste types. It’s suitable for general household clean-ups, furniture removal, and small-scale renovations.

However, for larger projects like clearing out an entire house, renovating, or landscaping, bigger sizes like 6 or 8 cubic metre skips might be necessary. These can accommodate larger items and greater volumes of waste.

How do you calculate the size of a skip bin?

To calculate the size of a skip bin needed, you need to estimate the volume of waste you have:

Visualise: Imagine your waste as a rectangular pile and estimate its length, width, and height in metres.

Calculate: Multiply the three dimensions to find the volume in cubic metres (m³):

Length (m) x Width (m) x Height (m) = Volume (m³)

Factor in Packing Inefficiency: Since waste doesn’t pack perfectly, add 30% to the calculated volume to account for air gaps and irregular shapes. For heavy materials like bricks and concrete, add 50%.

Example:

If your waste pile is estimated to be 2 metres long, 1.5 metres wide, and 1 metre high:

Volume: 2m x 1.5m x 1m = 3m³
With 30% added for packing inefficiency: 3m³ x 1.3 = 3.9m³

In this case, a 4 cubic metre skip bin would be a suitable choice.

What is the right skip bin size for garden waste?

The right skip bin size for garden waste depends on the amount and type of waste you have:

Small Gardens (2-3 cubic metres): This size is suitable for general garden maintenance, pruning, and small landscaping projects. It can typically hold several bags of leaves, grass clippings, small branches, and plant trimmings.

Medium Gardens (4-6 cubic metres): Ideal for more extensive garden cleanups, tree pruning, or removing larger plants. This size can accommodate bulkier garden waste like tree stumps, logs, and larger branches.

Large Gardens (8 cubic metres or more): Consider this size for major landscaping projects, tree removal, or clearing overgrown areas. It can handle significant amounts of green waste, including large branches, tree trunks, and soil.

What is the right skip bin size for renovations?

Whilst skip bins are measured using cubic metres, we understand this can be hard to visualise so we have provided a comparison table which shows cubic metre sizes against the approx. equivalent number of wheelie bins and 6′ x 4′ box trailers.

What is the right skip bin size for commercial projects?

The right skip bin size for commercial projects depends on the type and volume of waste generated:

Small Projects (2-4 cubic metres): This size is suitable for office cleanouts, minor renovations, or disposing of general waste from small businesses. It can typically hold several bags of rubbish, old furniture, and small appliances.

Medium Projects (6-8 cubic metres): Ideal for larger office cleanouts, shop fit-outs, or minor construction projects. This size can accommodate bulkier waste like old shelving, construction debris, and larger furniture items.

Large Projects (10 cubic metres or more): Consider this size for major renovations, demolition projects, or large-scale construction sites. It can handle significant amounts of waste, including concrete, bricks, timber, and metal scrap.

FREDDY’S SKIPS ARE

LOCAL COUNCIL APPROVED

OUR WASTE TYPES

  • General Household Waste

  • Garden Waste

  • Construction Waste

  • Dirt and Soil Waste

  • Metal / Steel Waste
  • Office Waste

  • Appliances and White Goods

  • Rubble, Bricks, Concrete etc.

  • Furniture Waste

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