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5 Tips for Selecting the Right Skip Bin Size

Are you embarking on a cleanup project but stuck asking yourself, “What size skip bin do I need?” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Selecting the right skip bin size is crucial for efficient waste disposal. 

Here are our 5 top tips to help you make the right choice when it comes to picking your skip bin size.

Tip 1: Assess Your Waste

Before you start looking at skip bin sizes and prices, take a moment to assess the amount of waste you have. Are you clearing out a small garage, or tackling a major renovation project. Understanding your waste volume will guide you in choosing the appropriate skip bin size.

Tip 2: Consider Your Space

Take a look at the space where you plan to place the skip bin. If you have limited space, opting for a mini skip bin (like our 2m2 Marrell Bins) might be the best solution. These smaller bins are perfect for residential areas or tight spaces where larger bins won’t fit.

Tip 3: Understand Skip Bin Types 

Not sure about Skip types and sizes? We can help with that, first place to go is to visit Understanding Skip Bin Types and Sizes where you can familiarise yourself with the different types of skip bins available. 

But to give you a bit of an idea, there are 2 kinds of skip bins for hire, these are called, Hook Lift and Marrell skip bins. 

Marrell Skip Bins:

Marrell skip bins are a popular choice for various waste disposal needs. Here’s what you need to know about them:

  • Space-Saving Design: Marrell skip bins are tall and narrow, making them ideal for locations with limited space. They can be placed on protective boards to safeguard driveways and other surfaces.
  • Accurate Placement: These bins can be positioned with access facing one way or another, allowing for precise placement according to your convenience.
  • Convenient Access: Marrell skip bins feature a drop-down door that serves as a ramp, facilitating easy wheelbarrow access for loading waste efficiently.
  • Versatile Waste Disposal: From general household waste to construction debris, Marrell skip bins can accommodate various types of waste, making them a versatile choice for different projects.

Hook Lift Skip Bins:

Hook lift skip bins offer unique advantages for specific waste disposal requirements. Here’s what sets them apart:

  • Efficient Loading: These rectangular-shaped bins slide on and off the back of a truck using a large extending arm, providing convenient access for efficient loading and unloading.
  • Walk-In Access: Hook lift bins come with a large swinging barn door, allowing for full walk-in access. This feature is particularly beneficial for stacking long materials or clearing out large items.
  • Suitability for Specific Projects: Due to their shape and design, hook lift bins are well-suited for handling large, bulky items such as furniture, as well as long materials like decking boards and timbers.
  • Versatility in Placement: The sliding movement of hook lift bins enables them to be pushed under low access spaces, such as carports or areas with hanging branches, maximizing placement options.

Tip 4: Skip bins should be quoted to you in cubic metres.

Cubic metres are a volume measurement, the amount of space in the skip bin. Volume is measured like this: length by height by width (LxHxW=Volume).

Do you have a pile, or can you visualise your waste in pile? If so, you could estimate the volume. Better yet, call your local skip bin company like MCM Skip Bins for a recommendation.

Want a further breakdown on how to pick the right size skip bin? Visit our blog on How to Pick the Right Size Skip Bin for your Project and learn all about how to pick the right size skip bin.