Tips to maximise the capacity of your skip bin

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Tips to maximise the capacity of your skip bin

Hiring a skip bin is certainly the easiest and fastest way to remove rubbish, household items, green waste and building materials from around your home. And, when your skip bin arrives at your Central Coast premises it is easy to rush in with little thought and start filling your skip bin with all the excess rubbish.

From my recent experience I have provided the below guide to help you maximise space to improve the load capacity of a Skip bin.


When loading the skip bin ensure the items on the bottom will lay flat within the skip bin.

Recently I demolished a worn and tired deck to make way for a new one. With the demolishing of my deck came with it some heavy materials that were difficult to lift. I wanted to remove the heaviest items first. Unfortunately, I had not checked to ensure it would sit flat within the skip bin. By the time I had it into the skip bin it was skewed from the bottom corner to the top corner. I tried to maneuver the material around the skip bin to better maximise the space though it simply would not budge and trying to get it back out would have been a monumental task in itself. This one piece of rubbish caused a domino effect for every thing else.

Best Tip:
Be sure to check the items will fit within the skip bin before loading to save a lot of time and effort later on.


Break it, cut it or snap it.

If an item you a removing will not sit flat within the skip bin your have hired try to break it down so that you can maximise the fillable space. Most furniture today comes flat packed, so breaking down a piece of furniture will be easy. If you have long pieces of timber a simple hand saw should do the trick. 

Try to maximise the available space within the skip bin size you have hired. And remember, a skip bin should not be filled any higher than the rim and no pieces of timber should be protruding from the sides. In my case, I had to cut timber after they were loaded to ensure the skip bin could be removed.

Best Tip:
If your rubbish you are removing can be broken in to smaller pieces do it before loading. It will make a difference to the load capacity of a skip bin in the long run.


Don’t leave gaps

They say a tree is ninety percent air. If you think of a skip bin in the same way, every gap left is wasted space. Keep the little items aside and especially those items that are flexible. As a space becomes available use these items to fill it.

Best Tip:
Gain the maximum usage from your skip bin by eliminating gaps as you load.


Sort your rubbish

Before you begin loading a skip bin consider the rubbish you have and think whether these items could be removed easily in another way. Check to see if any items can be sorted to be sent for recycling. Other items may also be able to be sold, the saying goes ‘one persons garbage is another persons treasure’. Some of the general items you are not using anymore may also be able to go to a charitable organisation.

Best Tip:
Don’t waste valuable space. Find the items that can be transitioned else where such as items which can be recyled, sold or given to a charity. 


Need advice on the best way to load a skip bin?

Get in touch with your Central Coast skip bin experts at Economy Waste today on 02 4325 1800.

What are the most common uses of skip bins?

Central Coast Skip Bins – Latest News and Articles

What are the most common uses of skip bins?

Recent data shows that worldwide, more than 4 billion tons of waste is generated annually. Using a skip bin is the most efficient way to dispose of your unwanted rubbish or waste. Skip bins can be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. In this article, we will provide some of the most common uses of skip bins and why you should consider hiring a skip bin from Economy Waste for your next project.


1. Common Uses for Skip Bins for Residential

For renovations, spring cleaning, garden remodels, removal of old and damaged furniture – hiring a skip bin to remove your waste can simply make the job easier.
With a full range of skip bin sizes from 2 through to 20 cubic meters you will be able to find the right option for your needs. Plus a skip bins makes it easy for you to remove all your waste in one go.
Hiring a skip bin for your residential project can ave you money and time too. You can throw all types of waste in to a skip bin. Anything from; old furniture, white goods, sporting goods, camping equipment, rugs, carpets, all types of building materials, and garden waste can be disposed of in a skip bin. It beats loading up a vehicle or trailor, driving all the way to the council tip, only to get their to pay absorbient waste fees and still having to unload!

2. Common Uses for Skip Bins for Industrial

As a industrial operator on the Central Coast, the need for a fast, reliable and efficient service is paramount to keeping things moving. All type of waste are disposed of on a industrial premise such as metals, cardboards, office consumables and other general waste. And, when there are many people, there is much waste – regularly.
Ensuring the right skip bin is used, replaced, and maintained, is one less thing you need to worry about.
That is where Economy Waste can help. Economy Waste have been operating on the Central Coast since 1990. We have a large range of skip bins sizes for hire including walk-in and craneable bins. Our same day delivery service, long term hire contracts, and Green Star Reports, are all designed to provide a seamless reliable service for commercial clients. Plus Our EPA licensed waste management facility located at West Gosford, is world class.

3. Common Uses for Skip Bins for the Commercial Industry

For the commercial sector, such as construction organisations, waste management forms an essential part of the business. Everything from building materials such as timber, electrical wire, metals, plasterboard and soil will need to remove in a fast, efficient and reliable manner to ensure the building site keeps moving.
Plus, skip bins on a building site need to be versatile. Everything from rear-opening doors and skip bins that can be used by a crane to be placed on higher levels of a construction project or simply moved around the job site with ease.
Economy Waste provide skip bins of all shapes and sizes – top loading, rear loading and craneable options, are all available from our extensive supply of skip bins ranging from 2 – 20 cubic meters. Our truck fleet are in the numbers too, to ensure we can quickly get to a site on call, and arrange for a replacement bin, fast!

Materials we accept

Building, demolition and excavation materials – including materials arising from renovations provided materials are not liquid waste, food waste or are odorous. Electronics (E-Waste), Appliances, Bicycles, Carpeting & Rugs, Renovation Waste, Furniture, Hot Tubs & Jacuzzi’s, Mattresses & Box Springs, Refrigerators, Scrap Metals, Televisions (TVs), Tyres & Rubber, Yard Waste (Green Waste), Household Garbage & Refuse, Glass, Pianos, Exercise Equipment, Pool Tables, Computer & Notebooks, Printers, Scanners & Copiers, Monitors & Screens.

Materials we do not accept

Waste oils and liquids or putrescent waste (foods), chemicals or hazardous materials.

Materials we are also licensed to carry

Fibro and Asbestos – however prior arrangement is required.