Skip Bin Guide

Skip Bin Guide

Not sure which skip bin is right for you?

7 Skips Sydney offers affordable skip bins in a variety of sizes ranging from 2M3 to 10M3 bins. The type and amount of waste or rubbish you want to remove will often determine the skip bin size you will require.


Based on years of experience, we’ve observed that it is better to hire a skip bin that is a little bigger than you think you might need rather than having to order a second bin which will cost you a lot more in the long run.

  • 136
    Length : 1.9m Width : 1.5m Height : 0.9m
    X 12 X 8 X 3

    2 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 2-3 tonne

    Small rubbish removal jobs such as home clean up’s, Party Rubbish, shed cleanups and Small gardening jobs.

  • 142
    Length : 2.5m Width : 1.6m Height : 0.97m
    X 15 X 12 X 4.5

    3 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 3-4 tonne

    Standard cleanup around the house and small renovations such as kitchen and bathroom renovations.

  • 143
    Length : 3.3m Width : 1.6m Height : 0.97m
    X 18 X 16 X 6

    4 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 4-5 tonne

    One of our more popular choices. This size is perfectly suited for household or garden cleanups and small kitchen and bathroom renovations.

  • 156
    Length : 3.3m Width : 1.6m Height : 1.27m
    X 24 X 20 X 7.5

    5 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 5-6 tonne

    Medium sized renovations and household or garden clean ups. This size is great if you have bulky items to dispose of such as furniture, fridges and so on.

  • 157
    Length : 3.7m Width : 1.6m Height : 1.3m
    X 30 X 24 X 9

    6 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 6-7 tonne

    Most popular for large household cleanups and renovations, construction sites, or garden clean ups and bulky waste.

  • 158
    Length : 3.85m Width : 1.6m Height : 1.4m
    X 40 X 28 X 10.5

    7 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 7-8 tonne

    Large household clean ups, renovations, building sites and industrial clean ups with bulky waste.

  • 159
    Length : 4m Width : 1.6m Height : 1.5m
    X 55 X 32 X 12

    8 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 8-9 tonne

    Most suitable for larger household clean ups with bulky waste, large renovations, and industrial or warehouse clean ups.

  • 160
    Length : 4.2m Width : 1.62m Height : 1.62m
    X 66 X 36 X 13.5

    9 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 9-10 tonne

    Large household clean ups, renovations, warehouse and industrial clean ups with bulky waste.

  • 161
    Length : 4.5m Width : 1.65m Height : 1.65m
    X 88 X 40 X 15

    10 Marrell Skip Bin

    Capacity : 10-11 tonne

    Very large household clean ups, renovations, warehouse and industrial clean ups with bulky waste.

Waste Types

What can and can’t go in a bin

  • General Waste
    General Waste
  • Mixed Waste
    Mixed Waste
  • Green Waste
    Green Waste
  • Brick/Concrete/Sandstone/Roof Tile Waste
    Bricks, Concrete, Sandstone, Roof Tiles Only
  • Soil/Dirt Waste
  • Other Waste Type
    Other Waste

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions about 7 Skips skip bin hire services here. If your question is not included here, or if you need further information, please get in touch right away.

What size skip bin do i need?

The size of the skip bin you need will vary depending on the type and amount of waste you have.

To estimate the volume of waste you can multiply the ‘length x width x height’. 

For example:

1.6 m x 1.8 m x 1.3 m = approx. 3.75 cubic metres (You would choose a 4 Cubic Metre Bin)


You can also estimate the number of wheelbarrow loads your pile of rubbish requires. Our skip bin guide estimates the number of wheelbarrow each bin size can fit.

How high can i fill the skip bin?

We only accept skip bins that are filled to the rim. We cannot accept or collect skip bins that are filled above the rim due to the safety risk of spillage during transport.

Can i book on the day of delivery?

Certainly! If you book your bin before 10am on weekdays we can deliver the same day (depending on your location and whether the deliveries to your area has been completed for the day).

What type of wastes can i put into the bin?

There are 5 main waste type categories

–   General Waste

–   Mixed Waste

–   Green Waste

–   Bricks/Concrete/Tile Only

–   Soil Dirt

Please refer to the waste type guide above on what type of waste can be placed in each category. If you cannot find your waste type please give us a call on 1300 701 701 or email us at [email protected].

Where can i place the skip bin?

Private Property

–   The best place for your skip bin would be somewhere within the boundaries of your property such as the driveway or frontyard.

Public Property

–   If private placement is not possible you can choose to place the bin on the nature stripe/public road however it may require a permit.

  • Please check our Council Permit page to see if you require a permit from your local council.

Can i change my delivery or pick up date?

Yes, if you’d like to change your delivery or pick up date please give us a call on 1300 701 701 or email us at [email protected].

What is Asbestos and how can i spot it?

Houses that were built before 1985 are likely to contain some form of fibro asbestos sheeting in bathrooms or eaves of houses. Asbestos is also commonly found in older style concrete driveways, old roof tiles, corrugated roofing, old Telstra pits and electrical meter boards.

Please see below example images of Asbestos:

Corrugated asbestos roofing
Corrugated Asbestos Roofing

Asbestos ceiling tiles
Asbestos Ceiling Tiles

Asbestos fibro sheeting
Asbestos Fibro Sheeting

If you require further assistance please visit or give us a call on 1300 701 701 or email us at [email protected].

What if all my waste does not fit into the skip bin?

If you have filled your bin to the maximum level and you find that you still have waste leftover you can give us a call on 1300 701 701 or email us at [email protected].

and arrange to replace your full bin with an empty bin. Please refer to our skip bin size guide above to calculate the remaining rubbish pile.

Will the skip bin damage my driveway or grass?

Unless you are filling your skip with extremely heavy waste generally no, however there is always a risk. If you are concerned we recommend that you place 2-3 timber blocks in sufficient lengths on your driveway or grass where you’d like the skip bin to be placed.

Please note that for soft or drenched grass areas it is highly likely that trucks will leave tyre impressions and placing the skip bin will cause impression marks. Our team of professional drivers will however try their utmost effort to take all possible care for placement of the skip bin.

What is the recommended skip bin size for a standard household cleanup?

Based on our experience a 4 cubic meter skip bin is suited for average household cleanups whilst a 6 cubic meter for slightly larger household cleanups.

Do all skip bins have a door?

Most of our skip bin ranges from 2CM to 10CM have a wheelbarrow access door. If you require a door please request this in your order notes when you place an order.

How much clearance do you require to deliver the bin?

Please see rough clearances required for our trucks.

–   Truck Height (Including Exhaust) : 2.700 metres – 3.200 metres
–   Truck Height (Including Extended Arms) : 4.400 metres – 5.400 metres
–   Truck Widths :  2.300 metres – 2.500 metres
–   Truck Widths (Including Mirrors) : 2.700 metres – 3.200 metres


Please take note of any trees, street signs, low building lines, narrow gateways/driveways, power poles and essential service lines or pits that may pose constraints on our ability to place bins where customers request them to be placed.

If you require assistance or further clarification in relation to clearances required to deliver bins please give us a call on 1300 701 701 or email us at [email protected].

Does someone need to be there during delivery or pickup?

No, this is not necessary however please make sure there is clear access to collect or drop off the bin.

What if someone else puts prohibited materials into the skip bin?

After taking delivery of the skip bin you are solely responsible for the waste placed inside. If any prohibited material is placed into the bin or it becomes over the rim you are liable for any fines or additional costs that may arise as a result.

Ready to book a bin?


Not only would we help you have a little more time for yourself but when you book a bin with us, you’ll save more money and enjoy complete peace of mind. A competent, professional, and friendly team will assist you in clearing all your rubbish and make your premises neat and tidy again. Book a bin that fits your needs at a great discount today.