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What Size Skip Bin Do I Need? – Bin Size Guide

What Size Skip Bin Do I Need? – Bin Size Guide

If you’re doing some spring cleaning, a home renovation or you’re moving house, you’ve probably asked yourself, “what size skip bin do I need?”. Estimating the skip bin size you need is not always easy, especially if the type of waste is scattered around the house and garden. You don’t want to end up with a skip bin that’s too small, because you risk your rubbish overflowing. Luckily, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you hire a skip that’s right for the job at hand!


  1. What size skip bin do I need?
  2. Mini skip – 4m³ skip bin
  3. Medium skip – 6m³ skip bin
  4. Large skip – 9m³ skip bin

What size skip bin do I need?

At Just Skips, we offer 3 different skip bin sizes – these range from mini skips to 9m3   large skip bins. And while all skip bins can work for a number of different construction or waste projects we’ve broken down which bin suits the most common jobs below.

Mini skip – 4m³ skip bin

Planning a small clean up? Moving house? Renovating your bathroom? A 4mbin is what you need. This mini skip bin is able to comfortably fit in your backyard or driveway, and roughly equals to 25 wheelie bins. This makes it ideal for small waste management projects.

If you’re wondering “what size skip bin do I need for green waste removal?”, and your backyard is a small size, the answer is a mini skip bin. These mini skips are also great for small bathroom bathroom renovations, general clear outs and getting rid of your household junk.

Medium skip – 6mSKIP Bin

If you’re in the middle of a kitchen renovation and have cabinets, benchtops, a dining table, floor tiles and more to get rid of, the 6m³ skip bin is the perfect choice This medium skip bin equals to 40 curbside bins so you’re guaranteed to have enough room for all you waste. We also recommend the 6m³ bin for larger garden cleanups, especially if you’re landscaping and have big branches to throw away.

Large skip – 9m3 SKIP Bin

Got a big clean up job ahead of you or need construction waste removal? The 9mbin is exactly what you need. Standing at 1.5m tall and 4.5m long, and able to take 60 wheelie bins worth of rubbish & waste, this skip bin is ideal for any mammoth-sized job.

So if you’ve got a large task at hand and you’re wondering “what size skip bin do i need?”, we recommend the  large skip bin for big home renovations, builders

on construction sites and decluttering of large family homes and need rubbish removed. The large skip bin is also a great option if you’re tossing up between the medium and large because it’s best to have more than enough room in your bin.


Still need help visualising our skip bin sizes? Check out this infographic size guide.

What Size Skip Bin Do I Need? A visual guide to help

With 3 different skip bin sizes and great skip bin prices to match, there’s no job too big or small for Just Skips. And with our skip bin hire guide, you now know how to choose the best skip bin size for the task ahead!

If you’re still unsure about “what size skip bin do I need?” get in contact with our friendly team. No matter the amount of waste you have, Just Skips is here to help. Trust the skip hire Adelaide locals know and love, and contact us today.

What size skip bin do I need? – FAQs

What size skip do I need for a kitchen?

If you’re renovating your  kitchen, you’re most likely going to need a skip bin 6m³ or 9m³. These larger skip bins will be able to remove things like kitchen benchtops, cabinets, shelving etc.

What is the most popular skip size?

The most popular skip size is our mini skip size. These 4m³ skip bins are super affordable and are the perfect size for spring cleaning or small yard clean ups.

How much does a skip bin cost Australia?

Our skip bin prices start at $250 for a 7 day hire and go up depending on the size and time frame you want to hire the skip bin for.

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