9 Tips For Choosing the Right Skip Hire Company

Things to consider when choosing the best skip bin company

It’s often hard to determine how good the bin hire company you find online is.

Most likely you are a busy person, a homemaker, or working full time; which often makes it difficult to dispose of household rubbish on your own, particularly the hard ones. That’s why many people search for the ‘perfect’ skip bin providers, to efficiently remove those rubbish without getting into too much trouble.

There are a heap load of ‘professional’ or ‘local’ skip bin providers in web, which makes it even harder for a customer to make the best call. That’s why I’ve prepared this article, to give you a clear view on which factors you should consider before choosing your skip bin hire company.

1. Type of waste

The first thing to know while choosing a skip bin provider is if they process the type of waste you are generating. Depending on the type of rubbish, the kind of bins you choose will differ.

If you are dealing with batteries, chemicals, or other hazardous material then regular skip bins are not your solution. Waste is classified into different categories based on its composition. Make sure you go through the provider’s website to understand and know this information in detail.

2. Size of your skip/bin

You may need to remove a large quantity of rubbish or only a small amount. Not every company will have the correct sized skip you require. First, go through the sizes they offer thoroughly and calculate the skip size based on the volume of your garbage.

Size and price are directly dependent on one another, and keep in mind that transporting overflowing skip bins is illegal so it’s best to order one slightly larger than you think you will need.

3. Price comparison

Beware of being overcharged. Some companies may charge much more than the usual rate. The best way to filter out such companies is to carry out a price comparison.

Skip bins are not cheap. Make sure the company you choose, values your money. There are some who provide money back guarantee which allows you more security and peace of mind.

4. Online presence

Your time is your most valuable asset. There is no need to call a provider’s office to book their service. Many skip bin providers will allow you to book online or submit an enquiry form. Choose a skip bin provider who is providing you with these facilities.

5. Qualifications

The qualification of the staff that will be providing you with their service defines how well their work standard will be. They must be given proper health and safety training. Before hiring, ask if they have been provided with adequate training.

Take for example, asbestos. When removing waste materials like wall sheeting, gutters, floor tiles and fascias, there is the risk of exposure to asbestos. Having experienced staff is necessary as they will have right gear and takes proper precautions to avoid the risk of exposure.

6. Customer support

For any service, the customer support companies provide is critical. As the nature of waste varies, it is essential that you are able to contact them and get help if the need arises. A good skip bin hire service should be able to effectively and promptly respond to your queries.

7. Recycling policy

Failure to properly dispose of your rubbish can result in environmental pollution which can severely impact the earth. When choosing your skip bin hire service, make sure they have a recycling policy and ask if they have a recycling depot. Ensure that as much of your waste as possible is recycled and does not go to landfills.

8. Awards and reputation

Go to a reputable company who has a good record of excellent customer service. A reputable company will likely have testimonials on their website and may even have some reviews on Facebook and Google.

9. Proper bin placement

Before you choose a bin for hire to decide where you will be placing it. Also plan and talk to your supplier beforehand about where they will be able to put it. A good provider will be happy to help you.


Skips are the ideal solution to dispose of your hard rubbish effectively. All you have to do is make sure to choose the right provider. For those living at Melbourne CBD, South, Eastern, and South Eastern suburbs, Online Bin Hire provides a reliable, eco-friendly, and affordable waste removal service. Contact us today to hire the skip bin you need!


  1. Great piece of advise… You’ve shared a common topic which everyone should know. That’s really good to hear that Skip Bins can come in various sizes! Thank you for your post. It is amazing and wonderful to visit your site.


  2. It’s interesting that a skip bin can provide a safe place for workers to dispose of dangerous things such as glass or concrete. It makes sense that having a confined and enclosed place for these things can be very helpful to ensure nobody gets hurt and to keep the site clean. Thanks for the post; you have a lot of great points about why it’s a good


  3. Thank you for your tip to get price comparisons from different skip bin companies. My brother is cleaning out his garage and he has a lot of stuff so he’ll need a skip bin. I’ll be sure to tell him that he needs to compare the prices of each skip bin company so he can get a good deal.


  4. These are really more helpful tips for skip bin hire. I am very glad to find your wonderful article. It is really very useful to know the necessity of skip bin hire. Thanks for your nice sharing.


  5. I love your tip that you should be sure that you compare prices in order to get the best value for your money. My husband wants to get a skip bin for our garbage removal and we want to make sure we know what we’re getting into. We will keep these tips in mind in our search for a professional.


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  7. Nice Blog!! The content you have shared is very elaborative and informative. Before hiring a skip, you need to consider the type of waste which you are disposing of. Thanks for this advice for Mini Skip Hire services.


  8. My cousin is planning on renovating her kitchen and is expecting to get rid of a lot of things but she wants to make sure that it gets dumped where it is supposed to go. She really wants to hire a skip bin that she can just throw everything into and then have it taken away by a professional. I’ll be sure to tell her that she should make sure to hire someone that has the right training and qualifications to handle things like asbestos.


  9. Many people search for the ‘perfect’ skip bin providers, to efficiently remove those rubbish without getting into too much trouble. I like the points you mentioned in this article.


  10. I never knew that we need to know the type of wastes we are planning to get rid of before renting a skip bin.


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