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. Most companies build their bins differently to suit their needs of being able to stack the 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 a skip bin is? Take a look at our guide to What is a skip bin container?

#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.

4 cubic meter 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 doors for jobs that require the use of a bobcat to drive into 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.

large hook lift skip bin

#3 Mobile Skip Bin

A Mobile Skip Bin is the perfect solution for those hard spot locations like carports or inside a garage or an underground car park. If you are required to place a skip bin on the council’s property, then you will be required to get a permit from the local Council which can be costly and time-consuming. With the mobile bin, there is no permit required as it is a road registered trailer, the only cost is for the hire of the mobile bin.

All mobile bins come with lockable lids to prevent others from placing different types of rubbish in it. A Mobile bin is a cost effective option over a conventional skip bin as they can be moved to your rubbish, rather than you  moving rubbish to the skip. The mobile bins generally come in two sizes 3 and 4 cubic meters. All mobile skip bins come with a weight limit for safe transportation. The only disadvantage to this type of bin is that it is very limited to the amount of waste you have.

mobile skip bin from bunnings
image courtesy of bunnings

Skip Bags

Flexi Skip Bags are  a more convenient and 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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