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Waste type guide

What waste types you can put into a skip bin

The identification of your waste type is normally fairly straight forward, however it is important because certain waste types are prohibited from being placed in skips and also in many cases, the waste type affects the price of skip services.
  • It is important to correctly specify your intended waste type because placement of other waste types may result in additional disposal charges after the skip is collected. The table below provides some guidelines. If you have any doubt as to which waste type your waste belongs, please feel free to contact us and our experienced staff will be happy to assist you.
  • When selecting a waste type (eg general waste) you must ensure that no other types of waste are placed in the skip. If this occurs, you will be liable to pay for the disposal cost of disposal as general waste. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for additional information.

  The inclusion of any material containing asbestos, any form of insulation material, or any other dangerous material is strictly prohibited

Waste Type  What you can put in  What you can't put in
General Waste Household waste (odds and ends, appliances, furniture, rubbish, garden waste), office waste, light construction waste (wood, gyprock, metal) Liquids, tyres, batteries, food waste, concrete, bricks, tiles soil, sand, clay, rocks and turf.
Green Waste Garden waste only. Branches, leaves, grass and clippings Tree trunks over 20cm in diameter or stumps over 30cm in diameter.
Concrete / Bricks Concrete and bricks Any other materials
Heavy Waste Concrete, bricks, soil, rock, tiles, pavers and can also include general waste and green waste. Liquids, tyres, batteries, food waste
  • Canberra
  • Hobart
  • Gold Coast
  • NSW Central Coast

If you contact us before midday, in most cases we can have your skip bin delivered to you within 3 hours. Please note, Fridays are the busiest day so it is advisable to place any orders as early as possible.

We can often arrange for skips to be delivered and collected on the same day. You are unable to book this service online as we need to confirm driver availability, so please contact us at least one day prior in order to organise such services. Wait and go services can also be arranged in many cases where space is limited or where there is no space to leave a skip overnight.

Visit our new skip bin estimator page which can assist with estimation of the volume of skip bin you will require and the weight of the material.

Please read our skip placement page which explains clearly how a skip is placed and where you can place it in different situations. and in some cases we can provide an alternative such as to a conventional skip bin such a mobile skip that does not require a permit in most cases.

Many inner city areas have restrictions on where you can put skip bins, or require a permit for placement on the footpath, nature strip or roadway. We can advise you of the regulations in your council area. In many cases we can obtain any required permit for you.

In many cases where a permit would be required for skip bins, we can provide an alternative to a conventional skip bin such as a mobile skip that does not require a permit in most cases.