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Skip bins can be used for many purposes, including construction, home renovations or repairs, as well as cleaning up after your garden.
by Admin | May 19 2022 , 16:11:32





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what is skip container?



skip container is an open-topped container that can be loaded onto a special lorry. Skip containers can be used for transporting and storing municipal and industrial waste. The containers can be modified to serve other purposes, such as manipulation at construction sites by cranes, or mobile storage units.).

A typical small skip weighs approximately 250 kg (550 lb) when empty.

Skip bins are typically rectangular in shape. The longitudinal cross-section of the skip is either a trapezoid, or two stacked trapezoids. The skip bin's lower trapezoid will have a shorter edge at its bottom and a wider edge at its top. It is easier to load because the edges at either end are smaller. The upper trapezoid has the narrowest edge at its top. There is a sloped floor or wall at either end of the skip container. The bin has two lugs at each end that can be used to attach chains. This allows the skip bin to be lifted onto a skip truck or lorry. A crane or special skip-carrying truck is used.

Sometimes, the skip has a large door at one end that opens to allow for manual loading and unloading. These skips are known as 'drop-door skips. The skips are durable and strong and can withstand heavy use by laborers and tradesmen. The sizes of skip bins vary depending on the purpose. There is small mini-skips that can be used for short periods and large roll-on/roll off skips that can hold 40 yards. These large bins can hold many tons of waste but most lorries only have the capacity to carry around 8 tons (8000 kg) of material.


what are the uses for Skip containers?

Open-topped loads of demolition and construction waste, as well as garden waste and other litter are often stored in skips. Construction debris can come from buildings, renovations, or demolition sites. Building supplies can be delivered to the site in skips that are later used for waste removal. For large amounts of scrap material, skips can also be used in cleaning out jobs. Material from the skip can be taken to a landfill or recycled/disposed in another way. Skip bins can be used for many purposes, including construction, home renovations or repairs, as well as cleaning up after your garden.

Skip hire companies often print "level fill" on skip sides to inform users that contents should not be filled or exceed the skip's sides. This is done to ensure that the contents don't fall out and pose a danger to anyone passing by. It is also for revenue maximization for the skip rental company. To artificially raise the sides of a skip, many tradesmen and builders use what is called 'greedy board'. This includes old doors, scrap sheets, and other material. The skip bin rental provider will charge an additional fee if they do this as the skip may be too full.

You can choose from a range of container styles depending on your needs. The arm container truck moves them. The containers are painted with quality top paint and anti-corrosive paint. Some types can also be hot-dip galvanized.

There are many types of skip containers:

  • Open skips that are used on construction sites to make it easier to load waste materials.
  • Closed skips which offer greater security and protect against unauthorized use. They make sure that waste volume does not exceed maximum limits.
  • RORO skips can be rolled on to a wagon using a hook. These skips are used more frequently in industrial containers, and they are not suitable for domestic usage.
  • Mobile skip bins are typically placed on a trailer that has four wheels. To load and unload the skip from the trailer, a lifting mechanism is used. The standard sizes in Australia are 3m3, 6m3 and 4m3. For larger jobs in waste management, sizes are available from 8m3, 10m3, 12m3 and 12m3.

Below you can find all container types.

What Can You Put inside a Skip:

  • Paperboard: Paperboard is one of most easily recycled materials. All forms of cardboard can go in a skip.
  • Construction/Demolition Waste: Items that are considered construction waste are items such as nails, electrical wiring, shingle, and roofing as well as waste from site preparation such as dredging materials, tree stumps, tree branches, and rubble, all of which can be put into a skip.
  • Household waste: Items like bottles, cans or clothing, disposables, food packaging and food scraps, and yard trimmings can all be considered household waste. They can be placed in a general skip.
  • Brochures and Magazines: All types of magazines, papers, and newspapers can be placed in skips. They are considered household waste and can be disposed off in a skip.
  • Mixed Metals All kinds of metals, including steels and coppers, can be placed in a skip.
  • Wood and Wood Products Wood and Wood Products can be placed in skips.
  • Mixed Recycling: Many people believe that only rubbish can be disposed of in skips. This is not true. You can dispose of recyclable items like plastic bottles, cans and glass into a skip.


Things You Don't Want to Put inside a Skip or Prohibited waste

Battery: Batteries are not allowed to go in general skips because of the hazardous materials that they contain. Garages and recycling centers can dispose of car, machine and rechargeable batteries.

Freezers/Fridges: Freezers and fridges cannot be disposed in skips. However, some councils offer specialized collections services for such items.

Tyres Because of the nature of the materials, it is not possible to dispose of tyres at a general skip. Tyres can either be disposed by tyre fitters or by contacting Tyre Recovery Organization. They will be able find a tyre collector.

Paint and Paint Cans Paint cans are toxic and cannot be disposed off in skips due to their toxic chemicals. Paint cans containing paint cannot be disposed in skips. Only paint cans with all contents can be disposed off.

  • Human or animal waste
  • Hazardous liquids, such as oil, paint or pesticides
  • Tyres, as they are difficult for the waste company to process and should instead be taken to a tyre recycler.
  • Gas bottles
  • Electronic waste: CRTs, TVs, monitors, etc.
  • Food waste




All Containers types:



Skip containers

Skip open top

skip open top with foldable front wall

skip open top for with low front for construction sites

skip open top with wing doors and sub frame

skip open top symmetric

skip open top with crane hooks

skip covered with steel lid

skip covered with wing doors and sub frame

skip covered symmetric

Glass recycling skip



"Standard type" - smoothline construction

"Heavy Duty" type - smoothline construction

"Standard Type" with ribs and round bottom sidewall connection

"Standard type" with ribs and rectangular bottom sidewall connection

high volume container



Compactors for chain-loader systems

Compactors for hook-lift systems



REL bin 2,5 cbm with castors

REL bin 3,0 cbm with castors

REL bin 5,0 cbm with castors

REL bin 7,0 cbm with castors



FEL bin 1,10 cbm

FEL bin 1,65 / 1,70 / 1,75 cbm

FEL bin 2,30 / 2,50 /3,00 cbm

FEL bin 4,60 / 5,00 / 5,50 cbm

FEL bin 6,30 / 6,50 cbm

FEL bin 7,3 / 7,5 cbm

depot bin for FEL approx. 5,0 cbm



MGB 2,5 cbm / 4,5 cbm galvanized