Waste Types

Waste Types

Skip Bins Online offers a wide selection of bins for all site requirements. The tools on this page are all indications only as companies build their bins differently to suit their needs of being able to stack the bins inside one another.

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Waste Types

Green Waste

Green waste is the most common form of rubbish to be removed from a residential property. This is because it technically self-replicates over a certain amount of time. Having a once a year cleanout can be the perfect way to keep all your gardens under control.

Finding a company that specialises in green waste skip bins can be hard as sometimes they may operate out of your area but are willing to travel further than other companies. This is great news for you, but it can make it difficult to find if you’re only relying on an internet search. By using Skipbins.com you’ll be able to find and contact the companies that deal directly with green waste regardless of location constraints.

Call us to take care of your skip bin needs and we’ll give you one price point for your hire needs.

Waste Types

Waste Disposal

The type of waste disposal you need can be decided by what rubbish you are planning on filling it with. Many skip bin hire companies will only deal with certain types of rubbish, and many cannot take hazardous waste. Rubbish that many companies will not take may include asbestos, old car batteries, paint tins and so on. If you need to dispose of any of these items, please get in contact and we’ll find a suitable skip bin hire company that can help.

If you are disposing of mostly recyclable waste, often your skip hire fees can be lower as the disposal of these items is cheaper. Think about what you’re going to put in the skip bin and consider if your items are going to be suitable for a recycling centre, this makes a difference for which company you go with.

Waste Types

Waste Management

Skip bins are great for general waste management. They are handy and you don’t usually need to do much beyond filling it and then calling for a removal. We would recommend that when you get your skip bin to fill it as soon as possible. This is because often other people see them as an opportunity to get rid of their own rubbish.

Many skip bin companies are available for regular delivery and pick up. But most customers hire them for a short-term use, however if you’re renovating a property and need the bins available, you can try to negotiate a cheaper skip bin hire fee. It all comes down to how long you’ll need, and how often it needs to be picked up and replaced.

When you call us, we can get you in contact with the best skip bin hire company to suit your waste removal needs.

Bin Size Calculator

To estimate the size of the skip bin that you will require, simply add the width x height x depth/length of your waste into the skip bin size estimator below.

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Skip bin sizes are always expressed in cubic metres.

The following information should serve as a rough guide to help you estimate the size of skip bin that you require. The table below shows approximate equivalences of cubic metres to the well known sizes of a box trailer and wheelie bin.


2 cubic metre

3 cubic metre

4 cubic metre

6 cubic metre

Standard Trailer

2 x Box Trailer

3 x Box Trailer

4 x Box Trailer

6 x Box Trailer

Wheelie Bin

8 x 

12 x 

16 x 

24 x