Often, a lot more than regular rubbish that needs to be removed from your home, business, or construction site. It is for those times that renting a skip bin from Backyard Bins is the solution to your problem.

With skip bins that range from 2 cubic metres all the way up to 12 cubic metres, we will have a size to fit your need. See our Bin Sizes and Prices page for specific details.

While the list of things that you can put in a skip bin is long, there are also some items that cannot be placed inside and must be disposed of in another manner. Yes, even throw away items need to be separated into specific categories for safe removal.

Here are some examples of the different types of rubbish that will help you determine what can and cannot be put in each type of skip bin.

TYPES OF SKIP BINS FROM BACKYARD BINS

General Light Waste Materials

Most types of household waste can go in a skip
What you can put in general light waste material skip bins:

  • Household junk: includes old, unusable, and broken items from garages, sheds, and attics
  • Green garden waste: includes garden debris such as tree branches, dead plants, clippings from trees and hedges, leaves, and grass clippings
  • Timber: includes old deck wood, firewood, picture frames, and old fencing
  • Furniture: includes couches, filing cabinets, desks, tables, chairs, coffee tables, lamps without light bulbs, dressers, mattresses, bed frames, box springs, headboards, and beds
  • White goods: include dishes, cups, glasses, clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, drapes, and bedspreads
  • Metals: include pots, pans, old tools, toasters, and coffee makers
  • Appliances: include freezers, stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, and refrigerators
  • Other rubbish that can be put in these skip bins include: cardboard, plastics, paper, boxes, and books

What you cannot put in general light waste skip bins:
While the following items are not to be placed in general light waste skip bins, check what can be placed in the mixed waste and asbestos skip bins described below.

  • Tree stumps
  • Electronics – The Australian National Television and Computer Recycling Program allows for free drop offs of old televisions, radios, computers, monitors, printers, and other electronic devices at certified recycling centres.
  • Roofing items – These items can be placed in a mixed waste skip bin
  • Construction and building materials – These items can be placed in a mixed waste skip bin
  • Renovation and remodeling junk – These items can be placed in a mixed waste skip bin
  • Car tyres
  • Car Batteries – Batteries can be taken away if placed next to the skip bin
  • Soil or sand – These items can be placed in a mixed waste skip bin
  • Concrete or bricks – These items can be placed in a mixed waste skip bin
  • Tiles – These items can be placed in a mixed waste skip bin
  • Turf – These items can be placed in a mixed waste skip bin
  • Asbestos – These items can be placed in asbestos skip bins
  • Medical and Bio-hazardous materials – Needles, unused medications, and medical equipment can be taken to either a pharmacy or collection centre where the materials will be disposed of in accordance with governing regulations.
  • Hazardous materials include bottles, canisters, or spray cans of paint, household cleansers, chemical products, combustible liquids, solvents, Freon, oils, oil drums, oil or gasoline tanks, fireworks, or ammunition

 

Mixed Waste Materials

Construction waste

What you can put in mixed waste material skip bins:
You can put all of the approved rubbish allowed in a general light waste skip bin plus the following:

  • Soil, sand, and turf
  • Roofing items include wood and asphalt shingles
  • Construction and building materials include debris, wall-boards, sheet rock, and drywall
  • Renovation and remodeling junk include walls, doors, windows, plywood, drywall, floor boards, plaster boards, structural frames, and carpets
  • Concrete or bricks includes materials from broken pathways and driveways, and flooring
  • Tiles
  • Rubble

What you cannot put in mixed waste skip bins:

  • Tree stumps
  • Electronics
  • Car tyres
  • Car Batteries – Batteries can be taken away if placed next to the skip bin
  • Asbestos – These items can be placed in asbestos skip bins
  • Medical and Bio-hazardous materials
  • Hazardous materials include bottles, canisters, or spray cans of paint, household cleansers, chemical products, combustible liquids, solvents, Freon, oils, oil drums, oil or gasoline tanks, fireworks, or ammunition

 

Asbestos Waste Materials

 

What you can put in asbestos skip bins:
The only items that can be placed in asbestos skip bins are asbestos. Any other waste materials are prohibited. Additionally:
  • All of the disposable asbestos must be completely wrapped in thick plastic.
  • There is a limit of 7 sheets in each wrapped asbestos package.
  • To prevent any asbestos from breaking free from the plastic wrap when moved or tipped over, each package of asbestos must be securely taped.

What you cannot put in Asbestos Waste Material Skip Bins:
Because you are limited to only asbestos items in these skip bins, any other rubbish materials are not permitted.

 

Unsure About a Particular Item?

If you are not sure about any particular item, or you do not see an item listed here that you want removed, call Backyard Bins on (08) 9437 3733 to talk with one of our friendly, experienced, professional rubbish removal specialists. If you want to dispose of any materials listed above that cannot be put in our Skip Bins, let us know and we’ll be happy to help you find the proper agency or collection centre that can handle these items.

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