Aw s#*t, you’ve got the wrong skip! Thankfully, skip bins come in all sorts of different shapes* and sizes, so this little whoops can be avoided in the future, so long as you know which skip bin size is right for you, and your waste.

With the government’s national Waste Disposal Levy rising in an effort to divert waste from ending up in the landfill and to encourage resource recovery, like composting and recycling, the cost of sending waste to the skip is steadily increasing! With that, and all the whispering of the rising cost of living and impending recession, now more than ever before, you might be looking for ways to save some money while disposing of your waste. 

One way to save some bucks, and maybe have a little extra to take the kids away these school holidays (we know they’ve been begging you), is to choose the right skip type, and skip bin size. 

Which Skip Bin Size Should I Choose?

It might seem counterintuitive coming from skip bin suppliers, but Pink Bins are on a mission to help Kiwis families and businesses to up their recycling game, and manage their waste on a budget

When choosing a skip bin, it’s important to know what size skip bin you’ll need, and what kind of skip bin will be best for your waste. It might not seem like it would save you that much money, however, since recyclable materials and green waste are significantly cheaper to dispose of, if you can minimise what you sent to general refuse, you’ll end up with a few extra dollars in your back pocket (or your bank account, as the case may be). 

Here are a few things to consider to ensure you’re ordering the right bin:

What have you been working on?

If you’ve just finished a big garden cleanup, a smaller, green waste skip bin might be the best option for you. If you’ve cleared out the office, maybe your work just needs a medium size, general waste skip bin so that you can get rid of everything ASAP. If you’re in the middle of a big reno at home, a medium skip bin might end up chock-a-block, or even overflowing! So, you might want to play it safe and go for something on the larger side, or see what you can recycle first (you might be surprised). 

Whatever you’ve been up to, we’ve got the skip bin for you, so that you don’t have to make a million runs to the dump in ya mate’s ute (we’ve all been there, there’s no judgement – and Trev’s a GC for lending you his Hilux, but there is an easier way). 

What are you disposing of? 

We all know that size does matter when it comes to skip bins. But, there are other factors to consider too. By choosing the right kind of skip bin for your waste, you can save yourself some cold, hard cash! That means more money for the daily dairy pies, or a sneaky smoko K-fry. 

Now, if you’ve got a huge pile of green waste, plasterboard, timber, or other recyclable materials to get rid of, give us a shout! We can sort you out with a specific bin for that so that you can skip out on paying landfill fees to dump perfectly good recyclable materials! Likewise, if you’ve encountered asbestos, or other hazardous materials, you’ll want to check out our Hazibags.  

right Skip Bin Size

Do you really need to get rid of it? 

Now, we’re not encouraging you to hold onto everything, but sometimes it really is worth holding onto some things, or seeing if you can resell, or donate them. They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so you never know! 

Not only is reusing waste a good move for the environment, it’s also kind on your wallet – win, win! 

Pink Bin Sizes 

At Pink Bins, we like big bins and we cannot lie. But we also like small bins, and all bins in between! 

We’ve got skip bins in 3, 4.5, 6, 9, and even a whooping 35 cubic metre sizes, which is the equivalent of more than 45 small trailer loads – get a load of THAT! So we really do have the right size skip bin for every occasion, just think of all of the junk you could fit in one of those bad boys (not to mention all the street cred you’ll get from having a big Pink Bin outside your house)! 

While the suggestions above are just general guidelines to order the right size skip bin, if you give us a buzz, or head over to our website, we can give you all the juicy deets on the bins we offer! We’ve even got a quick quote form, so that you can get an idea of the costs associated with each size in less time than it takes to make a cuppa (Much, much less time. Seriously – it just takes a few seconds! How good, right?). Most importantly, if you sing out, we can make a recommendation based on your particular needs. 

Of course, it would be remiss of us not to mention that skip bins aren’t your only option! Pink Bags, or skip bags, are a great option if you’re short on space, or you need more flexibility. Skip bags may not come in as many sizes as skip bins, but with 1m3 and 3m3 options – they’re still pretty damn large

If you consider the kind of waste you’re disposing of, and roughly how much you have to get rid of, you should be able to get an idea of which size skip bin you’ll need. Remember to try to send anything that can be recycled to live another,, or use Pink Bins and we’ll sort your waste for you so that you can sleep easy knowing everything that can be recycled will be

Houston, we have a problem! If you run into any problems, or you’re just not sure which option is best for you – call us up! Our friendly team can help you order the right skip bin, or suggest an alternative. 

*Skip bins generally only come in rectangular shapes, but that doesn’t sound as cool.