What's the difference between a Skip Bin and Walk In Bin?
For effective waste removal, we supply two types of rubbish bin hire: Skip Bin Hire and Walk In Bin Hire. Skip bins(Marrel) come in 2, 3 and 4 cubic metres. They are smaller at the bottom and larger at the top. Our Walk In Bins (Hooklift/Roller) 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.
What cannot go into the rubbish skips?
Can the bin be placed on my nature strip?
How big a bin do I need?
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
For how long can I hire the rubbish skip?
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 at an additional cost.
Is all the rubbish from the bins taken directly to landfill?
How high can I fill the bin?
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.
How long will it take for my rubbish skip to arrive after ordering?
Which suburbs do you deliver to?
How can I pay for the rubbish skip?
Are there any extra charges?
Can I open an account with WM Waste Management Services?
Certainly. Simply ask one of our friendly staff members to email 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.
Where can I take items not accepted in your rubbish skips?
How much weight can I put into a rubbish skip?
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 Skip – 750kgs
- 3m3 Skip – 1 tonne
- 4m3 Skip – 1.25 tonne
Walk In Bins
- 4m3 – 1.5 tonne
- 6m3 – 2 tonne
- 9m3 – 3 tonne
- 11m3 – 3.5 tonne
- 15m3 – 4 tonne
- 19m3 – 5 tonne
- 23m3 – 6 tonne
Will the rubbish skip fit in my driveway?
Do you provide waste removal services to residential and commercial properties?
Do you supply permanent bins on site?
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).
Do I still put out my waste if I haven’t received a sticker?
Yes, sometimes the mailed sticker does not arrive in time. Please call our office on 03 9721 1915 if in doubt.
When do I get my next free collection?
Most Councils booked hard waste collections work on a financial year basis (1 July to 30 June). In this case you would be eligible for a free collection from 1st July.
What Is Acid Sulfate Soil?
Acid sulfate soil is naturally occurring and contains metal sulphides. Unfortunately, WM does not have an EPA Permit, which is required to transport the soil. For more information on the permit requirement, please refer to the “Industrial Waste Resource Guidelines – Soil Hazard Categorisation and Management” IWRG621 – http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/publications/publication/2009/july/iwrg621.
Below is a list of suburbs likely to have acid sulfate soil.