How Big Should My Skip Bin Be?

Booking skip bin hire in Perth? While skip bins are one of the most convenient and hassle-free ways to dispose of large amounts of rubbish and waste, it can be tricky to work out the right skip bin size for your project.

At Northside Skip Bins, we’ve put together a quick guide on how you can choose the right skip bin hire in Perth. Our guide helps you save space, save time and – most importantly – save money on your skip bin hire.

Find out more about hiring the right sized skip bins in Joondalup, the Northern Suburbs and wider Perth region.

Think About What’s Going In

Firstly, think about what your skip bin is for. Are you chucking in small items and rubbish from a household clean up, or are you disposing of large pieces of furniture and materials from construction site? It could even be a bit of both.

Once you’ve clearly defined the purpose of your skip bin, you can get started on thinking about the right size for you.

Think About It in the Context of a Wheelie Bin

As skip bin sizes are frequently quoted in cubic metres, we recommend breaking it down into simpler terms. We all have wheelie bins that go out once a week, and we tend to know just how much rubbish they carry. When you’re thinking about the right skip bin size for your project, think about it fitting into wheelie bins.

A standard household wheelie bin is 240 litres. Generally, the waste of around four household wheelie bins fits into one cubic metre of skip bin. The 4:1 ratio makes thinking about rubbish and waste in skip bins a lot easier. For example, if you estimate eight wheelie bins filled, you could probably hire a two cubic metre skip bin to get the job done.

Once you’ve got a clearer idea of how many wheelie bins you expect to fill up, you can apply the 4:1 ratio to work out how many cubic metres you might need. Make sure you use this as a rough estimate – we always recommend adding a metre or two to accommodate any last minute changes.

Explore Our Skip Bin Sizes

Now that you’ve got a better idea about the volume of your rubbish in cubic metres, you can begin exploring our range of skip bin sizes. We’ve got a wide range of skip bins of all sizes, making it simple to find the most effective, efficient and economical solutions. Our skip bins range from 2m3 to 9m3, accommodating everything from simple household clean outs to major construction site clean ups.

Book Your Skip Bin Hire in Perth Online

Feel confident in the size of your skip bin? Book your skip bin online now. If you’d like some extra advice and information, the friendly Northside Skips Bin team is on hand to provide expert estimates and guidance.

If you’d like more information on any of our skip bin hire services across Perth, Joondalup or the Northern Suburbs, give our team a call on 0419 907 105.