Here are the answers to some of the commonly
asked questions. If you have any more questions, contact us at
Is a SkippyBAG appropriate for my needs or
do I need a Metal Skip Bin?
This really depends on the type of debris or materials you are going to put in the
SkippyBAG or Skip Bin. I am a builder by trade, I developed the SkippyBAG as it
provides a significantly more efficient, more flexible and cost effective way of
removing debris in comparison to metal skip bins. Thus far I have not
encountered a situation where a Metal Skip Bin has provided a better alternative
to the SkippyBAG, however, in reality, metal skip bins may be more appropriate
in some situations.
General Waste, SkippyBAG, General waste is
typically anything involved with a “general cleanup around the house and
property” that is neither liquid nor of a hazardous nature.
Use a SkippyBAG, if you have any of the
Concrete, soil, sand, clay, rocks, rubble, bricks, sand, asphalt, ceramic tiles.
Use a SkippyBAG for Green Waste, if you have any of the
Grass, leaves, tree trimmings, small branches and other organic materials.
I don’t know how many SkippyBAGs I need?
SkippyBAG makes it easy for you, if you think you need a 4 cubic meter bag, we
will deliver 5 bags, you use what you need and return the unused bags when we
pick up at no extra cost, the cost paid for unused bags will be refunded.
How much does it cost to hire a skip bin or SkippyBAG?
Skip Bin pricing varies significantly, while SkippyBAG charge only $150
for a bag to 300Kg, surcharge of 38cents per Kg for additional weight over 300Kg
- in addition you may consider hiring a metal frame for an added
How long can I keep a SkippyBAG?
No Time limits for a SkippyBAG - Skip Bin suppliers generally
allow you to keep a skip bin for between 3 and 5 days. If you want a skip bin
for longer you often pay extra.
SkippyBAG has no time limits - take as
long as you want or need to fill the bags
When and how do I pay for the SkippyBAG?
Fill in the order form from this web site, this will give you
opportunity to provide credit card details or simply call 1300-754 722
How much weight can I put in a SkippyBAG?
A maximum of 1.25 tonne per bag - our basic charge of $150.00 is
calculated for a weight of up to 300Kg, we charge an additional 38 cents per Kg
for weights over 300Kg.
In comparison how
much weight can I put in a metal skip bin?
For every cubic meter of bin you are generally allowed to add 150kg of waste.
i.e. for a 9 cubic meter skip bin you can add 1350kg of waste. Suppliers are
charged tip fees based on weight. 150kg per cubic meter is the average weight
for the industry. If your skip bin exceeds this weight suppliers may charge you
additional tipping fees.
How high can I fill the SkippyBAG?
Skips generally should not be filled any higher than the top of its
sides and should be filled in such a manner as to prevent spillage of material
from the skips either while stationary or in transit. (We do face prosecution
for unsafe or overweight loads.) Doors and longer items to a maximum of 2m can
be left sticking out of the top of the bag.
What do I do with hazardous chemicals?
You cannot put any hazardous waste into the SkippyBAG To dispose of
this you need to contact us. Hazardous chemicals include Solvents, Paints,
Acids, Laboratory Waste, Oils, Grease traps etc.
Will they be able to get up my drive?
Place a SkippyBAG in any location where our Loader machine can gain
access, our machine is 1000mm wide and 1950mm high.
Do you service business/commercial customers?
I live in a Complex of Units/Townhouses with garages under the complex,
can the SkippyBAG be picked up from my garage area?
Yes, our machine can drive down, under buildings given the garages have
a 1950mm clearance. SkippyBAG is ideal for properties that are located in a
I am about to renovate my bathroom, how
many SkippyBAGs do I need?
A single SkippyBAG will likely be enough for the debris of a common
bathroom renovation but we can leave an extra bag just in case you may need it.
Can I get a SkippyBAG delivered on
You can give us a call and where possible we will try to accommodate
your specific needs.
How much notice do I need to give when
ordering my skip?
Most suppliers will be able to deliver a skip bin within 24hrs of
ordering, however, we suggest skip bins are booked as far in advance as possible
to ensure you are able to get a skip bin that best meets your requirements and
View our short video clip of a SkippyBAG
containing just over 1 tonne of Palm trunks being removed from a difficult site.