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What size skip bin do I need? Recommendations for Skip bin hire sizes

News > What size skip bin do I need? Recommendations for Skip bin hire sizes

A simple question that we often get asked, for which there is not a singe answer; "What size skip bins do I need"?  Now, it is not always simple to answer the question as there are many variables, even for the simplest of jobs. So here are some examples of jobs and the typical size of skip bin that is used for these jobs.

Bathroom Renovations

One popular activity we often get asked about is bathroom renovations. My answer here is simple. Most builders, plumbers or tilers ask for a 3 cubic meter heavy waste bin for the average sized small bathroom. This provides them with enough room in the bin for the cabinetary, ceramics (sink, toilet and bath) and carpet. And it is also probably slightly larger than they need so they don't have to order a second bin because there was some surprise materials.  It is possible to do a small bathroom with a 2 cubic meter bin but these are usually only favoured by weekend warriors who are keen to save money and less concisous of the need for an additional bin and allowing time for it to be delivered. Trades people tend to be more consicous o Also you should be care if you have a larger bathrooms and floor to ceiling tiles.

Kitchen Renovations


Spring Cleaning

Replacing Carpets

Upgrading Flooring

Bathroom Renovations

Kitchen Renovations


Downsizing from a house to an apartment or similar 

Deceased Estates

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to size a skip bin for soil or dirt?

When ordering a skip bin for the disposal of soil or clean-fill take the time to calculate the volume of the source of the materials. 9 times out of 10 the soil is being taken out of the ground so it is possible to calculate the volume of the soil in the ground as it is a cuboid (block shaped). Read More...

  • Authored By:Steve Shergold
  • Updated:29/03/2024