Have you ever wondered how big a skip bin you would need for your rubbish? This can be the most difficult thing to consider when you’re thinking of renting a bin for your waste management needs. The challenge lies in knowing how big a bin you need without having a clear idea of how much waste you produce on a regular basis.

The best way to figure out how big your skip bin should be is to know what can fit in which skip bin. So we’ve decided to come up with a short guide on just that. We hope that this will help you learn what you need to know about the various skip bin sizes available in the market, and also what you can fit in each one. Note that we won’t go in-depth in the pros and cons of each bin, but a briefer on what’s what about each of these will help you understand just how big of a bin you need.

A Note On Our Skip Bin Sizes

First off, we should warn you that this guide follows the bins we have in our product line. There may be smaller or bigger bins out there, but we consider these sizes to be adequate for the needs of the clients within our service area. But should you need to discuss the availability of bins with other sizes, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Two Cubic Metres

This bin is our smallest product, and the one that we believe fits the needs of the average household. The dimensions of these bins are 1900 X 1600 X 950 millimetres, and can fit snugly in a corner of your home’s yard. It isn’t that much bigger than your average wheelie bin—perhaps just about the size of two of these—and is great for the storage of a week’s worth of rubbish of a small family.

This also works for when you need a bin for storing your garden clippings, so long as you’re not disposing of relatively large plants.

Three Cubic Metres

When you find that you’re getting rid of bigger things, then it’s time to graduate to the three cubic metre bin. This is a little bit bigger, and can hold perhaps two weeks’ worth of rubbish from a small household. It’s also great for storing larger items that need to be thrown out.

If you also need a bin to store the material scraps from after a home renovation, this bin can also work. It has enough space to hold empty pails of paint, the shavings from sawdust, bits and pieces of scrap plyboard, and bits of broken glass.

Just make sure that you keep in mind the weight restriction of this bin when you decide to use it for storing work materials.

Four Cubic Metres

When your rubbish exceeds your current skip bins’ sizes, it’s time to move up to the bins that have an access door. Starting from the four cubic metre bin, our skip bins come with a door that makes moving large items into it a much easier endeavor.

And that’s what these bins were made for. If you’re a relatively large household with plenty of rubbish every week, you will need a skip bin of at least this size. The smaller bins won’t be able to hold the weight of a ten-person household, for example.

This is also fantastic for when you’re disposing of old, dilapidated furniture. The dimensions of this skip bin are 3300 X 1600 X 950 millimetres, which means that it can fit that old couch with the busted frame, or that mattress with springs poking out of the upholstery.

Six Cubic Metres

Are you building a porch? Or are you demolishing your old one? Whichever is the case, this bin is a major improvement from the one before it—and is also designed for heavy duty rubbish storage. The size of this bin is designed for holding at least two couches and a mattress, so if you’re expecting a lot of rubbish per week, this bin is for you.

Eight Cubic Metres

And finally, we come to our largest of our skip bin sizes. These bins can handle virtually most weights, and is large enough to house a horse. If you’re building a home, throwing away all of your furniture, or if you’re an office with a lot of rubbish generated per week, then this is the bin of your dreams.

Guide To Skip Bin Sizes