Overloading a skip can lead to safety hazards and additional costs. Follow these practical tips to ensure you use your skip efficiently without overloading:

  1. Choose the Right Size

Select a skip size that suits your waste disposal needs. Estimate the volume of waste you’ll generate to avoid opting for a skip that’s either too small or excessively large.

  1. Distribute Weight Evenly

When loading the skip, distribute the weight evenly. Place heavier items at the bottom and fill the skip progressively to maintain balance and stability.

  1. Compact Items Efficiently

Break down larger items to maximise space and reduce voids. Compact waste efficiently to make the most of the skip’s capacity without exceeding weight limits.

  1. Avoid Protruding Items

Ensure that no waste items protrude beyond the top edges of the skip. Overhanging items pose safety risks during transportation and may incur additional charges.

  1. Know the Weight Limits

Familiarise yourself with the weight limits of the chosen skip. Overloading not only risks damage but may result in extra fees. Stay within the specified weight capacity to ensure a smooth and cost-effective disposal process.

  1. Consult the Skip Provider

If uncertain about the skip’s weight capacity or concerned about overloading, consult the skip hire provider. They can offer guidance on the appropriate skip size and weight limits for your specific needs.

  1. Avoid Hazardous Materials

Refrain from disposing of prohibited or hazardous materials in the skip. These items may have special disposal requirements and should be handled separately to comply with regulations.

  1. Plan Ahead

Organise your waste disposal plan in advance. Sort materials before loading to streamline the process and prevent last-minute decisions that may lead to overloading.

  1. Consider Recycling

Separate recyclable materials from general waste. Many items can be recycled, reducing the overall volume of waste and potentially allowing you to choose a smaller skip.

  1. Regular Monitoring

Keep an eye on the skip’s filling level. Regularly monitor the waste accumulation to ensure it aligns with safety guidelines and weight restrictions.

What Happens If You Overload a Skip?

If you put too much in the skip or things stick out too far, we might not be able to take the bin away. The driver is responsible for any damage or fines that happen when carrying overloaded bins. The management will decide if there are fees, usually between $150 to $200, to safely take away or transport the extra waste. If your skip doesn’t have enough space, you can either fill it less or get another bin for the extra waste.

Our Skip Bin Hire

At Pro Skips Australia, we like to keep things simple with only two skip bin types to choose from. You can choose either a standard skip bin to hire or a specialised skip bin to hire depending on what waste type you want to dispose of and it’s that easy!

The great thing about our skip bins is that there is no weight restriction and as long as your rubbish doesn’t go over the rim of the bin, you have nothing to worry about! There are no hidden costs or fees when it comes to hiring a skip bin from Pro Skips Australia. Give our team a call at 1800 776 754.