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Ready to hire a skip bin for that big project but not sure what you can put in skip bins? We’ve answered all your questions, keep reading for all the details.

When you hire a skip bin from Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre as operated by Copper Rock, you’ll get the option to choose a skip bin size that suits your project’s needs.

We have eight different skip and bulk bins from which you can choose. All of which can be used on residential, commercial and construction sites.

Our skip bin sizes, and their relevant dimensions are:

  • 2 Cubic Metre Skip Bin: Length: 2m, Width: 1.7m, Height: 0.84m, Volume: 2000L
  • 3 Cubic Metre Skip Bin: Length: 2m, Width: 1.7m, Height: 1.2m, Volume: 3000L
  • 4 Cubic Metre Skip Bin: Length: 3.2m, Width: 1.7m, Height: 0.84m, Volume: 4000L
  • 6 Cubic Metre Skip Bin: Length: 3.2m, Width: 1.7m, Height: 1.2m, Volume: 6000L
  • 6 Cubic Metre Bulk Bin: Length: 5m, Width: 2.24m, Height: 0.55m, Volume: 6000L
  • 8 Cubic Metre Bulk Bin: Length: 5m, Width: 2.24m, Height: 0.73m, Volume: 8000L
  • 10 Cubic Metre Bulk Bin: Length: 5.5m, Width: 2.24m, Height: 0.82m, Volume: 10,000L
  • 12 Cubic Metre Bulk Bin: Length: 5.6m, Width: 2.24m, Height: 0.96m, Volume: 12,000L

 

Once you’ve chosen your ideal skip bin size, booked your date and had your skip bin delivered, it’s time to start filling it!

So, what can you put in your skip bin?

The following are acceptable to dispose of in your skip bin:

  • Renovation waste (cabinetry, tiles, sinks, appliances, etc.)
  • General household waste (furniture, white goods, exercise equipment, toys, etc.)
  • Demolition waste (concrete, rubble, steel, etc.)
  • Garden materials (branches, bushes, plants, leaves, etc.)

What can’t you put in a skip bin?

The following items are prohibited from going in a skip bin.

  • Asbestos
  • Food and putrescible waste
  • Chemicals, fuels or liquids of any kind
  • Gas bottles / Aerosols
  • Oil heaters
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Clay
  • Honeycomb or Volcanic Rocks
  • Saw Dust / Cement Dust
  • Wet cement / slurry
  • Paint (read more on paint recycling here)

Some questions we frequently get asked on skip bins include:

Can you put mattresses in skip bins?

Yes, there is an additional charge of $40 per mattress. You need to notify us if you are placing a mattress in the hired skip. You can also bring mattress to Copper Rock the Bayside Waste & Recycling Centre. We accept mattresses in all conditions, no matter how well loved they’ve been. We also accept all size mattresses, from cot mattresses to super king mattresses and everything in between. Read more about mattress recycling here.

Can you put bin bags in a skip?

No. Although it might seem unconventional, rubbish in skip bins should ideally be loose for easy sorting.

What about food waste?

No, unfortunately food waste is not permitted in our skip bins.

Can you put glass in a skip bin?

Yes. Glass bottles and jars can be recycled and placed in your recycling bin at home, or you can bring to the Bayside Waste & Recycling Centre. Glass windows or panes of glass should be wrapped and securely taped to avoid shattering. Smaller glass items such as drinking glass or crockery should be placed in a box or wrapped up. They can be placed in the skip bin or in your general waste bin at home. Read more about glass recycling on Bayside City Council’s website.

Can mirrors go in a skip?

Similar to glass, mirrors can be placed in your skip bin. Please wrap the mirror or apply adhesive tape in cross sections across the mirror surface.

Can you put tyres in a skip bin?

Yes, tyres can be placed in your skip bin, but we need to be notified when you’re disposing of them. Tyres with rims incur an additional $20 charge, and tyres without rims incur an additional $15 charge.

Can you put clothes in a skip bin?

Yes, clothing, and other textiles can be disposed of in skip bins. Though, if they’re in good condition we recommend donating them to a local op shop or placing them in charity donation bins instead.

Can you put a washing machine in a skip?

Yes, washing machines and other white good appliances (such as fridges, microwaves, dryers, etc.) can be put in a skip bin if they fit into the bin.

Can I put batteries in a skip?

Batteries are hazardous items. They can leak and cause contamination or even fuel a fire. Please remove all batteries from the electronic devices before placing into the hired skip bin. All batteries are recycled and can be placed into safe containers at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre for free. Batteries cannot be placed into any of your bins at home or office.

All E-waste is recycled. E-waste refers to any electronic waste with a battery or power cord including old phones, gaming consoles, TVs, vacuum cleaners, and everything in between that you’re looking to get rid of regardless of it being in working or broken order. Some E-waste items do incur a small $3 recycling fee to ensure they can be sorted correctly. Read more about e-waste recycling here.

Can I put oil in a skip?

No. Oil and oil containers cannot be put in a skip bin. Did you know that it only takes only one litre of oil to contaminate one million litres of water? And there are at least 250 million litres of used oil generated in Australia each year!

Oil must be contained and disposed of separately to ensure it does not end up polluting our waterways and ecosystems. At Copper Rock we accept and recycle motor oil, read more about oil recycling here.

If you have any questions about what you can and can’t dispose of in a skip bin, get in touch with our team!

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