Soil Removal in Melbourne – How to get it done?

soil excavationOne of the most frequently asked questions is whether we can excavate soil from your property to remove it.

Although the answer is no, We can provide the skip bin for the soil to be placed.

Sometimes, a customer will want to dispose of soil and grass together, which is then classed as a mixed heavy waste.

We encourage customers to dispose of various waste types separately because soil is the most expensive waste to dispose of in Melbourne.

One of the ways to save money on your skip bin hire is to dispose of recyclable materials separately, such as concrete, bricks, metal and soil.

Which projects do soil removal result from?

  • Deep ground excavations
  • A driveway replacement
  • Landscaping a backyard
  • Hill cuts for roads
  • Building site scrapes on flat ground
  • Trenches for new pipes
  • Holes for new fence posts

Please note: Because soil is such a heavy material, especially if compacted with a bobcat or an excavator, the size of the bins available may only be up to 10 cubic meters.

For any questions about soil bins, call our friendly team on 1300 527 415 or enter your Melbourne postcode here.

For professional soil excavation in Melbourne, we recommend Bailey excavation & civil.

How to dispose of garden soil from your home?

When we chat with our residential customers, the requirements vary between jobs.  Some of the most common projects involve:

  • plumbing, which requires digging up soil
  • gardening for trees & plants
  • landscaping – reshaping backyard or front yard
  • levelling out the ground
  • replacing driveway, fence & new gate installations

soil skip bin with rampMini skips are sometimes popular for dirt, and sizes for residential projects are usually 3 and 4 cubic meters. Much larger bins required for landscaping projects are between six and ten cubic meters.

You may also need a wheelbarrow for your project, so you’ll need a bin with a door. You can wheel your wheelbarrow into the bin and dump the soil.  The smaller, most practical bin, which comes with a door (3 cubic meters), is strongly recommended as a starting point if you don’t have too much soil.

Can soil be mixed with other waste?

  • Plaster
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Chemicals (strictly not allowed in skip bins)
  • Insulation
  • Asbestos  (strictly not allowed in skip bins altogether)
  • Cement Sheets
  • General Waste
  • Renovation Waste

Disposing of soil from a building site

If you are doing major excavations to remove your soil, you will most likely need to do a soil report. A few samples of your soil will be taken to a laboratory specialising in soil reports.  This is necessary to prove to your contractor carting the soil – that the soil is clean.

If you want to know more about the advantages of hiring a soil skip bin, read this page.