The bin company will contact you if you do, however it is always preferable if the bin is placed on private property to avoid the need to get a permit.
Check with your local council to see if they require that you apply for a permit to place the bin on public property such as footpaths.
Skip Compare uses percentage rating system that starts all skip hire companies on 100% rating, when there is a downgrade to skip hire companies rating they will lose 1% that will be returned in 28 days.
When Skip Compare receives poor feedback from a paid customer, we consult with the skip hire company to discuss the feedback with them and ensure the complaint is genuine. If there are inconsistencies or unrealistic expectations, Skip Compare will not list a downgrade unless there is a definite case of poor customer service.
Skip Compare does not mediate or help to resolve any issues between the skip hire company and the customer.
Hire of the skip bin, delivery, collection, waste disposal costs and GST are all included in the price on skipcompare.com.au
Skip Compare offers two terms: 1 - 7 days and 7 - 14 days which provides plenty of time to fill the skip bin in most circumstances. If you require the skip bin longer, order the skip bin for 7 - 14 days and discuss your extended loading term requirements with the skip bin company.
This is at the discretion of the skip hire company you have selected through skipcompare.com.au. You will need to contact them directly via the details on your booking confirmation to request an extension. Any additional fees would be payable directly to the skip hire company.
It depends on the skip hire company you have selected through skipcompare.com.au. Please contact your skip supplier directly via the details on your booking confirmation to request an early collection. Companies will usually do their best to collect as soon as possible but it depends on how busy they are.
Yes but you will need to contact us via phone or live chat.
Skips can be filled up to the level of the skip or the level marked on the skip only. This is to ensure that when the skip is collected, it will be able to be netted, lifted, fit on the skip truck and be able to be transported safely and legally without it spillage on the road. If your skip is overloaded, the contractor can refuse to collect your skip and/or charge additional fees in order to remove it. These are payable directly by the hirer to the skip contractor. Putting boards down the side of the skip to increase capacity is not allowed. We recommend you hire a larger skip to begin with as it will be cheaper than paying overloading fines.
Certain wastes are classed as hazardous and cannot be accepted in a skip bin. If you put these wastes in a skip bin, the contractor will either refuse to collect your skip bin or charge you additional fees for disposal. Some of the items you must not place in a skip bin (but not limited to) are:
Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
Plasterboard (up to 10% is allowable in a mixed building waste skip)
Light General Waste - General Waste that has no content of soil, sand, clay, concrete, brick, tiles, rock, bitumen, paving or excavated turf.
Heavy General Waste - General Waste that contains any of the following: soil, sand, clay, concrete, brick, tiles, rock, bitumen, paving or excavated turf.
Due to their weight, heavy waste types such as soils, concrete, bricks, garden waste, etc. can only be loaded into skip bins designated as suitable for heavy mixed waste in the search results so that they can be carried on the skip bin trucks without overloading the truck. If your waste is mainly heavy waste, please bear this in mind when ordering your skip
Yes, you can mix different types of waste so long as you have ordered the correct skip bin for your waste type being heavy or light waste.
Recycling rates vary by company and depend on the waste their customers put in their skip bins but they tend to be around 50%. When your skip bin is taken away, the contents will be sorted and recycled as appropriate.
Next day delivery is guaranteed and same day delivery is available up until midday with most suppliers. To be sure, please contact us via live chat, email.
Most hire companies will deliver on a Saturday but all hire companies will deliver and collect Monday to Friday.
You can place your skip anywhere on your private property but please consider soft ground and hazards to access such as:
Width of access
Tiling or Paving
Overhanging trees and bushes
Power cables (overhead and ground level)
Drain Covers (weak or prominent)
If you want to put your skip on a public road or public land, you may need to apply for a permit in advance. See permits section for more information.
Most skip bin trucks require around 3 metres of access width. If the truck cannot access your property and has to be turned away, our contractor will charge you a missed delivery fee and/or a re-delivery fee. Please ensure you have the required access and advise us of any delivery instructions on booking.
When a skip is delivered or collected, it is possible that damage could occur to the ground surface and possibly hedges and other parts of your property when placing and removing the skip. Skipcompare.com.au monitors contractors to ensure their skip bin truck drivers have appropriate training to ensure any possibility of damage is kept to a minimum. If you ask for your skip to be located on your private property, you accept that it is at your request and any ground surface damage is your responsibility. We recommend that you put boards down on any finished surfaces for the skip bin to be placed on to minimise any damage.
Skips cannot be lifted over walls due to the risk of damage to your property.
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