A guide to choosing the right size skip bin for your project
There are lots of different reasons why you might need a skip bin. It’s important to make sure you hire the right size – one that’s too small makes it impossible to dispose of everything.
One that’s too large means you waste money and space. Knowing what size is right can be tricky, so we’ve put together a guide to choosing the right size skip bin for your project.
Skips for renovations
One common reason for hiring a skip is renovations. The nature of your renovations will affect which skip bin is right for you. Our smallest option, measuring 2 metres squared is ideal for small jobs that generate rubble. A great example is tiling a shower. You won’t generate vast amounts of rubbish doing a job like this but you need a convenient way to get rid of debris.
For larger renovations, for example, refurbishing a small kitchen or bathroom, one of our 3 metres squared skips is a great choice, giving you ample room to dispose of debris. A skip bin of this size can hold the equivalent of between 25 and 35 bin bags, making it ideal for smaller renovation jobs.
If you’re taking on a larger project like renovating a medium-sized room, one of our 5 metres squared skip bins is a great choice. This gives you ample space to dispose of rubble and can hold the equivalent of up to 55 bin bags.
Skips for decluttering
Many people hire a skip if they’re decluttering or clearing out a property, possibly to prepare for moving to a new home. The size of the skip bin that you need depends on how much you’re disposing of. If it’s just one room, a smaller 2 or 3 metres squared skip should be sufficient.
If you’re clearing out the whole house or have large and bulky items, you might need a larger skip. It’s worth looking honestly at how much you need to dispose of so you can make the right decision.
Fit outs and commercial refurbishments
If you’re renovating an entire residential property or working on a commercial refurbishment or shop fit out you’re going to need more space in your skip bin. In these instances, a 6-metre squared skip is a great choice. Skips of this size can handle plenty of heavy waste like concrete and soil so commercial builders often opt for this size.
House and office clearances
For total house or office clearances, or refurbishment work that involves bulky matter, a 10 metres squared or larger skip is likely to be the most appropriate solution. Skips of this size become too heavy if they’re loaded with bricks or concrete, so it’s worthwhile looking at smaller options if this is what you need it for. A 10-metre skip bin is more appropriate for large quantities of lighter waste.
Get in touch
The team at Chilli Bins are happy to help you choose the right size of skip bin for your project.
We service customers throughout the Sunshine Coast, so call us on 1800 358 955 to discuss your requirements.