When and where can skip bins be delivered?
We can be delivered to most Brisbane Southside suburbs through to Ipswich, Logan, Jimbomba and Beaudesert (Check the suburbs we service) Monday to Saturday.
We also deliver to all businesses, schools, offices, factories, showground’s, shopping Centre’s and building sites.
We recommend that you get the skip bin delivered the day before you need it so that tradespeople or machinery operators can utilise the skip bin first thing in the morning without having to wait for the skip bin to arrive.
Where do you place the skip and can I move it?
Marty will ask your requirements at time of order or on arrival and place the skip bin in an appropriate location for your ease of access which causes minimal impact on property; driveways etc, and for our ease of removal once filled. Under NO circumstances is a skip bin to be moved due to OH&S reasons.
Unfortunately, driving on grass can cause some damage particularly in the wet. Please be assured we will make every effort to ensure we don’t cause any damage. Should you have any concerns or special requirements please ask Marty at the time of delivery.
As a general rule, the skip bin needs to be placed on private property. This includes most driveways if they are within the boundaries of your property. Your driveway needs to be at least 3 metres wide for a normal truck to fit in the driveway. You should also ensure there are no power lines or trees that may hinder the access and placement of the skip bin at time of delivery. If you think that access may be difficult, feel free to discuss the location of the skip bin with Marty.
Do I need Council permission or a permit?
If the skip bin is placed on your property, you do not need permission or a permit. However, if the skip bin is to be placed on public lands, nature strips or driveway lay backs, a permit may be required. Different councils have different regulations.
Can we put the skip on the footpath?
Generally, yes, however we cannot block pedestrian access or utility pits. A permit may be required. Different councils have different regulations.
Can we put the skip on the road?
Should you wish to put the skip bin on the road, it is necessary for the property owner to make application to Queensland Police.
What’s included in the price of a skip?
When you call, Marty will ask you what size skip bin you require, what type of material is going into it and how long you require it. With this information you will be quoted a competitive price. Included in this price is delivery, pick up, GST and all associated tip fees.
What waste should I keep out of the Skip?
In accordance with environment legislation: asbestos or fibro, tyres, food, liquids, gas bottles, flammable containers and general hazardous materials including solvents, paints, acids, oils, poisons, needles & syringes, explosives and any other environmentally unfriendly substances or objects likely to cause harm or damage. To dispose of these materials you need to contact your local council.
Most all other wastes such as greenery can be mixed with household and construction/demolition wastes.
There is no exact way of telling if you have asbestos, but as a general rule houses pre 1980 are likely to contain some in the fibro cement sheeting found in the bathroom and eaves of the house.
Are there any special tips for loading our skips and how high can I fill the skip bin?
Yes. All skip bins are to be loaded no higher than the top rim with nothing protruding from any direction, and all waste to be fully contained within the skip bin capacity. There is no exception to this rule under Queensland transport law. In the event that you have over filled the skip bin, we reserve the right to remove some of the contents to a lawful height.
What happens if I overload the skip?
Where possible Marty will try to take the skip bin, once the overloaded item(s) are removed from the top of the bin, the overloaded item(s) where possible will be left in a neat pile near the side of the skip bin.
What happens if the driver can’t lift (upload) the skip?
Marty will contact you and advise you that we are unable to remove the skip bin due to the overloading. Marty will then arrange for you to receive another skip bin to transfer the material into. This skip bin will be charged at the stated rate.
How long can I keep a skip?
Standard Skip Bin Hire is for 7 days.
How much notice is required for skip hire?
24 hrs notice is usually required for deliveries, change-overs, or collections, however for orders placed before midday, we can often deliver a skip bin the same day. We do our utmost to accommodate people on tight schedules and work with you; however, we always appreciate as much notice as possible.