Common Questions

Frequently Answered Questions

For questions or concerns about skip bin hire that aren’t answered in our FAQs, please call us at 07 5473 0226 or email skips@budgetskips.com.au.

Have a look at the Skip Sizes page. The photos which will give you an indication of the various skip sizes and skip measurements, along with a comparison to standard wheelie bin and trailer sizes. If you’re still unsure about what size is right for you, give us a call and we’ll help you estimate what size you need.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The standard hire period for most skips is one to seven days depending on skip size and the delivery area. This includes both the delivery and pick up days, along with any inclusive weekends and public holidays. Most people have their skip filled and ready for pick up before the hire period ends.


What happens if I fill my skip early?

If your full skip is ready for collection early just call the number displayed on the skip and it will be allocated for the next available pick-up. If you need extra time that can be arranged. If you’re booking online add the extra time to your pick-up date to view the total cost. Or call or email us  to ask one of our friendly team members for help.


What can go in the skip?

We offer different skips to suit different waste types including:

  • Light general waste;
  • Builders general waste;
  • Builders heavy waste;
  • Green waste;
  • Concrete, rubble and clean fill.

General waste: Most household items, unwanted or broken furniture, whiteware, household appliances, toys, shed contents, green waste, clothes etc. NO renovation or building waste.

Light building & renovation waste: Most building waste or a combination of building and general waste but NOT INCLUDING tiles, rubble, soil or concrete.

Heavy building and renovation waste: All building and renovation waste or a combination including general waste including tiles, rubble, soil or concrete.

Green recycle waste: Tree branches, palm fronds or other garden cuttings NOT INCLUDING large tree roots, stumps, garden turf or grass with dirt. These skips are strictly for green waste only.

Concrete recycle: Any combination of clean, sawcut concrete, foot paths, core-filled blocks, bricks, pavers or tiles only.

Clean Fill: Any combination of dirt, sand, clay or gravel that’s free of any other materials.

Rubble: Any combination of small-sized rubble-type materials, including small broken concrete bricks, pavers, blocks that are not core-filled and tiles only. This is a recycle skip.

If you’re not sure what type of waste you’ve got, or if your waste is a mix of different types, just call or email us for help.

For safety reasons, the transportation of either overloaded or overweight skips is illegal so there are limits on skip filling.

General waste, builders light waste, builders heavy waste and green waste skips can be filled to the top of the skip. No materials can protrude out of the ends, sides or top of the skip.

Concrete, rubble or clean fill skips can be filled NO higher than the top of the skip.

If the skip driver is unable to safely pick up and transport an overfull or over-loaded skip, you will be contacted by one of our office staff and given the opportunity to order and pay for another skip. You can then off-load excess waste into the new skip. Please note, if the skip driver has to leave the site without picking up the full skip, a service callout fee of $150 will apply. So, it’s better to play it safe and order a larger skip in the first place!


What is the maximum weight of waste for any skip?

Due to safe working load (SWL) regulations, maximum weights apply to 3m34m3 and 6m3 skips which are the only skips that can be filled with concrete, soil or rubble. Waste must be level with or lower than the top of the skip for legal reasons. Maximum weight regulations are:

  • 3mskips – 3 tonne.
  • 4mskips – 4 tonne.
  • 5mskips – 5 tonne.
  • 6mskips – 6 tonne.

Skips sized 8m3,10m3 or 12m3 are for bulk waste only and cannot be filled with any concrete, bricks, dirt, tiles, sand or masonry type of material.


What can’t I put in the skip?

Your skip cannot contain any hazardous waste including:

  • Ammunition;
  • Asbestos;
  • Liquid wastes, including paints, oils or chemicals;
  • Gas cylinders;
  • Empty chemical containers;
  • Batteries;
  • Large tree roots or trunks;
  • Any Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DERM) regulated waste.

Penalties apply. Any of the above items placed into ANY skip will incur extra charges above our standard rate and may also result in prosecution by DERM.


How can I dispose of hazardous goods?

Please contact your local Council about disposing of hazardous goods. Due to legal regulations, they cannot be placed in a skip and fines may apply if they are put in any skip bin.


Are there costs if we co-mingle recycle waste types?

Yes. You will be charged for the price difference between the two different waste types.


How do I pay for the skip?

Via our secure and safe online booking and payment page using Visa or Master Card. For Cash payment please contact us through the Contact Us page.

Please note: All skips must be paid for in full before delivery, with cleared funds if paying by electronic transfer.


When using “Get instant quote” will I be automatically booking a skip?

No. Instant quote allows you to view all available skip sizes and prices without any obligation to book.


What areas do you service?

We can deliver skips to and collect waste in suburbs throughout the Sunshine Coast, from Noosa in the north, to Caloundra in the south, and most areas in between. We cover the coast and hinterland including:

  • Alex Headland;
  • Aroona;
  • Battery Hill;
  • Bells Creek;
  • Black Mountain;
  • Bli Bli;
  • Buderim;
  • Birtinya;
  • Buddina;
  • Bokarina;
  • Bridges;
  • Boreen Point;
  • Burnside;
  • Caloundra;
  • Castaways Beach;
  • Coolum Beach and Mt Coolum;
  • Cooroy;
  • Cooroy Mountain;
  • Cooroibah;
  • Cootharaba;
  • Cotton Tree,
  • Chevallum;
  • Currimundi;
  • Coes Creek;
  • Dicky Beach;
  • Diddillibah;
  • Doonan;
  • Eerwah Vale;
  • Eumundi;
  • Forrest Acres;
  • Forrest Glen;
  • Golden Beach;
  • Kiels Mountain;
  • Kings Beach;
  • Kuluin;
  • Kulangoor;
  • Kunda Park;
  • Lake Cooroibah;
  • Lake MacDonald;
  • Little Mountain;
  • Marcus Beach;
  • Mount Coolum;
  • Marcoola;
  • Maroochydore;
  • Maroochy River;
  • Meridian Plains;
  • Minyama;
  • Mooloolaba;
  • Mountain Creek;
  • Mons;
  • Moffat Beach;
  • Mudjmba;
  • Nambour;
  • Ninderry;
  • Noosaville;
  • Noosa Heads;
  • Noosa;
  • North Arm;
  • Pacific Paradise;
  • Palmwoods;
  • Palm View;
  • Parklands;
  • Parrearra;
  • Pelican Waters;
  • Peregian Beach;
  • Peregian Breeze;
  • Peregian Springs;
  • Perwillowen;
  • Point Arkwright;
  • Pomona;
  • Ringtail Creek;
  • Rosemount;
  • Shelley Beach;
  • Sippy Downs;
  • Sunrise Beach;
  • Sunshine Beach;
  • Tanawha;
  • Tewantin;
  • Tinbeerwah;
  • Twin Waters;
  • Valdora;
  • Verrierdale;
  • Warana;
  • Weyba Downs;
  • Woombye;
  • Wurtula;
  • Yandina;
  • Yandina Creek;


How fast can you deliver a skip?

If you place your order before midday we can usually arrange next day delivery anywhere on the Sunshine Coast from Monday to Friday. Your skip will be delivered from around 7.30am to 2.30pm.


What does m3 mean?

mstands for cubic meter.


How big is a cubic meter?

A cubic metre (m3)  is a cube-shaped area that measures 1m high x 1m wide x 1m deep. Although they are not cube-shaped most trailers have room for approximately one cubic metre.

For other questions or concerns about skip hire call us on 07 5473 0226 (Monday to Friday 7am-4.30pm) or email skips@budgetskips.com.au.


Looking for a skip bin?