How to Work Out the Size of a Skip Bin?

Estimating the approximate size of the skip bin is a challenge for many people who need to organise large clean-ups, renovations or house clearances.

The size of your skip bin is essential for ensuring that you have enough space for all the waste you’re getting rid of. If you overestimate the amount of rubbish that you’re going to dispose of, you may end up with a skip bin that’s too big. This will mean that you’re overpaying for a skip bin that won’t be filled to the top. On the other hand, if you underestimate how much rubbish you’re going to remove, your only option may be to order another skip bin at an additional cost.

In order to avoid such problems, it’s best to understand how much rubbish you’re getting rid of when calculating how big your skip bin should be.

Factors that affect the size of a skip bin

Let’s understand some factors that affect the amount of waste you create.

The larger the project, the more waste is likely to be generated.

If you’re renovating an entire home, for example, you’re going to have heaps of waste that needs to go into a skip bin. The same goes for large gardening projects or demolition jobs, as these will generate significant amounts of waste that needs to be disposed of properly.

Tasks within the project can affect how much waste is created.

Even if your project would normally produce much waste, tackling it can dramatically reduce how much gets created. For example, if you were pulling out a deck and removing the old fence, you may have had less waste than if you were taking out all the decking and rebuilding it from scratch.

Different types of building materials require different kinds of disposal methods.

Things like materials or other items used can affect the amount of waste produced. For example, timber from old fences will need a different process than bricks from walls being pulled out.

Different kinds of projects and it’s estimated skip bin hire requirements

It’s important to check how much capacity you need before ordering a skip bin in Highett. Let’s look at what experts suggest on estimating the approximate skip bin size.

Bathroom Renovation

If you’re renovating your bathroom, you will likely have much waste to dispose of. While it’s best to reuse and recycle wherever possible, bathroom renovation waste can include old bathtubs, shower screens, sinks and floor tiles in addition to the packaging for any new fixtures and fittings.

A 2-3 cubic metres skip bin is the most common size for smaller bathroom renovations.

Kitchen Renovation

During kitchen renovation, it’s important to estimate the size of skip you need is how much stuff you have. For example, if you have a lot of stuff like large appliances and cupboards, you’ll need more room in your skip bin.

If you have a smaller kitchen, then experts suggest hiring a four cubic metre skip bin might be enough. However, if you have many large items and appliances, you might need more room. 6 cubic metre bins are perfect in situations like these and can hold plenty of large items.

Moving House

When it comes to moving house, the bigger, the better when it comes to the Skip Bins. We suggest you go for the 4 cubic metres skip bin and 6 cubic metres skip bin if you can opt for a bigger one.

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If you need a skip bin service in Highett and have trouble deciding which size is best for you, get in touch with us, your local skip bin hire experts. You can give us a call on 0423 666 007 or visit our website, and we’ll be happy to help.