What can go in a Skip Bin

Got waste? Know what can GO

A skip bin can be used for anything from green waste and household items to construction and demolition waste. It will also hold plastics, furniture, glass and whitegoods. But there are a few things you can’t toss like asbestos, chemicals and toxic waste. Here are some do’s and don’ts on what can and can’t go in your skip bin.

Yes

These items can go in a Skip Bin:
 

  • Bricks
  • Concrete (dry)
  • Tiles
  • Gyprock
  • Plasterboard
  • Green waste
  • Small tree logs
  • Whitegoods
  • Furniture
  • Metal
  • Plastics
  • Timber
  • Rubble
  • Soil and sand
  • Small amounts of glass
  • Saw dust (bagged)
  • Blue board
  • Villaboard
  • Terracotta
  • Rocks and stones
  • Fabrics and clothes
  • Shoes
  • Water heaters (empty)
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Cement sheeting compressed
  • New insulation

Additional cost items

These items can go in a Skip Bin, at an additional cost:

  • Rubber tyres
  • Carpet and underlay
  • Mattresses and bed bases
  • Rubber and rubber flooring
  • Synthetic grass and AstroTurf
  • Soft fall
  • Vinyl

Prohibited items

The following items are restricted and can’t go in a Skip Bin:

  • Asbestos*
  • Fibro-Cement Sheeting
  • Fibreglass Roof Sheeting
  • Fibro (compressed or not)
  • Food and liquids, including food packaging
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Gas bottles
  • Oil heaters
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Old insulation

Loading up? Remember not to overload

Overloaded bins can be unsafe. Follow these simple rules to load your bin safely:
  1. Don’t fill your bin above the rim
  2. Evenly distribute the weight of your waste - load heavy items on the bottom and lighter items on the top
  3. Make sure you have the right bin for the right type of waste, see our types of bins

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