FAQ

Q. What’s the difference between a Skip Bin and Walk In Bin?

A. For effective waste removal, we supply two types of rubbish bin hire: Skip Bin Hire and Walk In Bin Hire.  Skip bins come in 2, 3 and 4 cubic metres. They are smaller at the bottom and larger at the top. Our Walk In Bins start from 4 cubic metres and go all the way to 23 cubic metres. The distinguishing difference between the two is that the back end of the Walk In Bin opens up and you are able to walk into the unit.

Q. What cannot go into the rubbish skips?

A. As a service for Bin and Skip Hire Melbourne, environmental impact is of the greatest importance to us. As such, WM Waste Management Services will not supply rubbish skips for the waste removal of asbestos, car tyres, car batteries, liquids, paints, chemicals, gas bottles, or food waste. Tree stumps are also not accepted, and mattresses incur extra fees. For more information on handling dangerous waste products, please visit the site: http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/your-environment/waste.

Q. Can the bin be placed on my nature strip?

A. Regulations stipulate that in order for a rubbish skip to placed outside a residential block, council permits are required. Permits are also required where the waste removal bin is to be placed on the road way. WM Waste Management Services will handle all the paperwork for the Council Permit.

Q. How big a bin do I need?

A. That is very question to answer without seeing the waste pile. To help you estimate your waste removal requirements, please see the following: (trailer loads = 6 x 4m)

3 trailer loads – 2m3
5 trailer loads – 3m3
7 trailer loads – 4m3
9 trailer loads – 6m3
12 trailer loads – 9m3
15 trailer loads – 11m3

Q. For how long can I hire the rubbish skip?

A. Rubbish bin hire for removal of waste is 2-3 days for both Skip Bin hire and walk in bin hire. When you book a rubbish skip, we will confirm with you both the delivery and collection dates. Longer periods of hire are available where requested.

Q. Is all the rubbish from the bins taken directly to landfill?

A. No. In accordance with solid waste management and recycling principles, we use the Knox Transfer Station along with other tipping facilities to ensure maximum recycling where possible. We also offer cheap rates for the rubbish removal of waste bins containing 100% concrete or 100% dirt because each material is easily recycled.

Q. How high can I fill the bin?

A. Rubbish Skips can only be filled to the side of the bins. No boards or similar material can be placed on the sides to make the bin take more rubbish. Regulations ensure we must, and do, comply with Vic Roads safety rules and regulations.

The removal of materials we deem unsafe to transport will not be removed and additional costs will be incurred where our collectors arrive on site for non-pickup. In this situation, YOU will be required to unpack the unit to an appropriate level. These rules apply for Skip Bin hire and all rubbish skips.

Q. How long will it take for my rubbish skip to arrive after ordering?

A. We suggest that you order your waste removal unit in advance to ensure availability. We may be able to deliver it the same day as ordered depending on the schedules for that day.

Q. Which suburbs do you deliver to?

A. Since 1985, WM have delivered skip hire to Melbourne’s East and South Eastern suburbs, as well as the Yarra Valley area. Please refer to the location section of our quote page for specific costs relative to your area.

Q. How can I pay for the rubbish skip?

A. Payment for your hire is required upon delivery. Payment can be made over the telephone with credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or the drivers can accept cheque or cash when dropping off the rubbish skips. Tax Invoices will be issued by the drivers at the point of delivery.

Q. Are there any extra charges?

A. In accordance with skip and rubbish bin hire Melbourne regulations, a permit is required for the placement of the rubbish skip outside the residential block. If you require rubbish bin hire longer than 2-3 days, additional charges will also apply. Where the bin is overloaded and unsafe to transport, additional charges will also apply.

Q. Can I open an account with WM Waste Management Services?

A. Certainly. Simply ask one of our friendly staff members to post or fax out a credit application form or request a form through the Contact Us page on our site. Once credible references have been supplied and the form has been returned, WM will extend credit to you.

Q. Where can I take items not accepted in your rubbish skips?

A. Please refer to your local tip or transfer station for effective waste removal procedures – they may be able to take items at a charge.

Q. How much weight can I put into a rubbish skip?

A. Depending on whether it is Skip Bin hire or walk in bin hire, the weight limit varies. Bins for light-weight material (no bricks, concrete or soil) have weight limits as below:

2m3 – 750kgs
4m3 – 1.5 tonne
6m3 – 2 tonne
-9m3 – 3 tonne
-11m3 – 4 tonne

Q. Will the rubbish skip fit in my driveway?

A. All WM Waste Management Services rubbish skips should fit within a standard size driveway, making waste removal with WM one of the most convenient options available. Over-hanging branches, extreme slopes, major bends and low hanging wires may make rubbish skip hire more difficult.

Q. Do you provide waste removal services to residential and commercial properties?

A. Yes, skip and bin hire Melbourne is available to all business and homes within our delivery areas where drop off and collection of rubbish skips is possible.

Q. Do you supply permanent bins on site?

A. Yes, we can supply rubbish skips to be held permanently on site, provided rubbish skips are being frequently changed over (a new unit is brought out and the full rubbish skip taken away). Please call one of our friendly staff to discuss permanent rubbish bins on site for solid waste management.

For effective waste removal or the most reliable skip and bin hire Melbourne has to offer, Contact Us. Alternatively, for the full range of skip hire and ‘Walk In’ bins for hire, visit the ‘How to Order’ page, send us an email or call one of our friendly customer service staff on 1300 969 278 (1300 WMWASTE).