Our Frequently Asked Skip Bins Questions

How much does a skip bin cost?

Skip bin costs depend on the size and type of waste. Larger bins are more cost-efficient than multiple smaller bins. Green waste is often cheaper than general waste. Duration of hire can also affect the price. Most companies have a set hire period and charge for each extra day. Be organised to avoid extra charges.

Do I need a council permit for your mobile skip bin hire?

No. Some local Councils charge its residents for a permit to place a skip bin on their nature strip or the road. This permit costs you over $100 and is added to your skip bin hire charge. However, our mobile skip bins are on registered trailers, so as long as we are able to comply with parking conditions, you DO NOT pay extra for a council permit when hiring our mobile skip bins.

Why are your mobile skip bins better than traditional skip bins?

Some benefits of our mobile skip bins is that they have lockable lids, giving you control over who puts waste in them. This saves you from unexpected rubbish from your neighbours. Our skip bins are on a trailer, so we can usually place them closer to where you rubbish is. You won't have to lug your rubbish up a long, steep driveway. We can back our mobile skip bins to the bottom of the driveway, saving you time and energy. Additionally, our skip bins save you money by avoiding local council permit fees.

Does your pricing cover all tipping fees?

Each skip bin size has a free weight allowance. Staying under this limit means all tip fees are included in the price. If you go over the limit, you are only charged for the extra weight at the rate we are charged. Our weight limits are higher than most other companies. For example, we give you a 750 kilogram limit for a 4 cubic metre skip bin, while many others only give 600 kilograms. Excess weight charges are rare, with 98% of our customers never paying them.

Do you have a free loading service?

Yes. We can help you take your rubbish to the skip and load it for you. If you are organised and have your waste at the front of your premises or in an accessible place, we will load your skip bin FREE for the first 1/2 hour. Most skip bins can be filled in less than 1/2 hour.

What if I under estimate the amount of rubbish I have?

To get another skip bin, call us if you have extra rubbish after filling up the first one and we will replace your full skip bin with an empty one. We appreciate as much notice as possible but in many instances are able to swap skip bins over on the day we are notified.

Can you deliver, load, and take away in one day?

While we can typically accommodate pre-booked skip bin deliveries, there may be some challenges on particularly busy days. We encourage customers to provide as much advance notice as possible but rest assured we will always strive to provide same-day delivery whenever possible.

What if I’m not finished with the skip bin by pick-up day?

If you know you are not going to be finished with your skip bin by the scheduled pick-up day please contact us as soon as possible. In most instances you will be able to have your skip bin for longer than scheduled however if all our bins are pre-booked then you may need to rebook another bin at a later date, but this is rarely required.

Are your trailers insured?

Yes. Our trailers are fully insured so in the unlikely event that damage is caused to your property by our trailers, you can rest easy knowing it will be covered by our insurance. 1300 Skip Bins also has Public Liability insurance and our workers have workers compensation.

Do I have to take the skip to the tip myself?

No. Once you have finished loading the skip bin we will pick it up and take it to the tip for you. Our pricing includes delivery, pick up and tip fees.

Do I need to be home when my skip bin is delivered?

No. We can place our skip bins in your driveway or somewhere else on your property or the street in front of your premises, so as long as we know where you would like your bin placed, you don’t need to be home.

What areas do we cover?

1300 Skip Bins deliver to all Newcastle and most Lake Macquarie local government areas suburbs.

Will I be charged if I cancel my booking?

No, you won’t be charged provided you give us enough notice before we arrive at your place. You may be charged if we arrive at your address and you inform us you no longer need the skip bin. You also need to make sure the area where you would like the skip bin placed is accessible and clear of other vehicles or objects. We may charge you 50% of your hire fee if we are unable to place the bin and need to return it to our depot.

Do I pay an additional fee for delivery and pick up of the skip bin?

Our pricing includes the delivery, pick up, and tip fee. Providing you stay below our generous allowable weight allowance, you will only pay the price quoted.

What size skip bin will I need?

To help you choose the correct size skip bin, check out our skip bin sizes page for detailed advice.

Do You Accept Credit Cards?

Yes, we accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards. We also accept debit cards and cash. Some frequent-use clients may be eligible for an account for regular hire.