If you’re contemplating whether or not you should be filling your skip bin over the rim, we’ve got the answers for you. In short – the answer is no, you shouldn’t be! Here’s why you shouldn’t fill a skip bin over the rim.

  1. Safety

Here at Pro Skips Australia, our biggest priority is keeping our customers, staff and the general public safe when it comes to waste management. If a skip bin is filled up above the rim and the rubbish begins to overflow out – it presents many dangers. Materials from the bin could possibly fall out of the bin and onto the road, endangering road users and pedestrians.

  1. Illegal

It is against the law to transport a skip bin that can’t be safely covered. Meaning if you overfill your skip bin and there are bits and pieces overflowing out – it is illegal for us to transport it back to our warehouse.

How to avoid overfilling a skip bin

Avoiding overfilling a skip bin is quite simple. The first tip would be to ensure you’re hiring the right size skip bin! It’s important to evaluate your waste so you’re not underestimating the amount of waste you have accumulated. If you’re unsure of how to do this – it’s as simple as giving Pro Skips Australia a call and discussing your needs so we can ensure your skip bin isn’t too small for your project.

Another tip on how to avoid overfilling a skip bin is by filling it up strategically. Disposing of your waste in whatever way and direction isn’t really going to help the situation. What you can do is make the most out of the space you have by starting off with laying flat objects at the bottom of the bin. Larger and bulkier items go next. Followed by any lightweight items you have. Have a read of our blog ‘how to strategically load your skip bin’ for more information!

You can also avoid overfilling a skip bin by knowing its limits! There is usually a line on the inside of the skip bin which you shouldn’t fill rubbish past. Stick to the limit and you’ll simply avoid overfilling the skip bin!

Zero Weight Restrictions

Unlike most of our competitors, here at Pro Skips Australia, we have zero weight restrictions. If you’re wondering what that means, it means that we have no restrictions when it comes to the weight of the skip bin. Our only policy is that the skip bin can’t be filled over the rim of the bin! We provide skip bin sizes ranging from 2 cubic metres all the way to 12 cubic metres. This means you will never have a problem overfilling your skip bin! We’re here to help you choose the right size to avoid this. Give our team a call today on 1800 776 754 to discuss which skip bin will suit your project needs!