The 4 Types of Skip Bins You need to know about before hiring

Here at Skip Bin Finder we offer a wide selection of skip bins for different on-site requirements. Skip companies build their bins differently to suite the needs of being able to stack bins inside one another to carry more than one.

Here are the 4 types of skip bins you can learn about before making a decision about which skip to order. If you don’t know exactly what skip bin is, take a read of this guide here.

#1 Marrel Skip Bin

Marrel Skip bins are the most widely used skip bin for both commercial waste and domestic rubbish, with bins size ranging from 2 cubic meters through to 15 cubic meters. They have higher side walls and are shorter in length than hook lift skip, in most cases need no extra room to be placed than a car space.

To deliver a marrel bin the truck will require an excess clearance of not less than three meters. There must not be any low hanging branches or wires. 4 cubic meters and above come with a wheelbarrow access door for easy loading. Marrel bins are lifted by chains attached to hydraulic arms and then lowered back on the truck. This is a choice if you are looking for a strong, sturdy skip bin.

marrel skip bin

#2 Hook Lift Skip Bin

A Hook Lift Skip Bin are defined by the way they are loaded on the truck. The truck uses a big hydraulic hook to pick up the bin and place it on the back.  It is rectangular in shape and has large opening for jobs that require the use of a bobcat to drive into or close to the bin.

They range in size from 4 cubic metres  to 30 cubic metres. They are hired for commercial and industrial waste disposal but may also be used for large domestic waste disposal, in particular deceased estates or an estate that is getting ready for sale, where there is quite a large amount of rubbish that is to be removed.

hook lift skip bin

#3 Mobile Skip Bin

A Mobile Skip Bin is a perfect solution for those hard spot locations like carports, inside a garage or underground car park. If you are required to place a skip bin on council’s property, then a permit will be required from your local Council. With the mobile skip, there is no permit required as it’s a road registered trailer. That’s the only cost for hiring a mobile bin.

Mobile skip bins come with lockable lids to prevent others trashing different types of rubbish in it. A Mobile skip is a cost effective over a standalone skip bin as they can be moved directly to your rubbish. They come in two sizes, 3 and 4 cubic meters. All mobile skips have a weight limit for safe transportation. The disadvantage of this bin is, it’s very limited to the amount of waste that can be contained.

mobile skip bin
image courtesy of bunnings

Skip Bags

Flexi Skip Bags are more convenient, cheaper alternative to skip bin hire.

● You can put whatever you put in a skip bin into a waste bag.

● Skip bags come in three sizes 1 cubic meter, 2 cubic meters, and 3 cubic meters.

● No time restraints because you buy them outright to keep

● Skip bags are lightweight and easy to use

● Skip bags can be utilized in small areas

● Skip bags have multiple usage options

● Skip bags do not damage concrete driveways or paths.


flexi skip bag
image courtesy of Tradetools


If you are looking to a hire a skip bin, you can choose from the above types as mentioned.

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Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth

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