Bin Sizes & Prices – Choosing the Right Size Bin?

We realise that it can be difficult to visualise the difference between various bin sizes, so we have put together the ‘Bin Sizes & Prices’ comparison table (below) to help you to choose the right size bin for your rubbish removal job. Our range of skips and bins is second to none so we are confident that we can match the right size bin for your rubbish removal needs.

Good packing eliminates excess ‘air’ holes and ‘spaces’ between the items loaded in the bin. By spending a small amount of time packing bins properly, you will get great value from the use of our bins. Cut tree branches into smaller pieces and break down items such as old furniture etc. will ensure you get great value from using bins.

How BIG is a Cubic metre?

Imagine a cube that is 1 metre long x 1 metre wide x 1 metre high

Skip Bins Brisbane - 1 Cubic Metre Diagram

So how many Wheelie Bins go into a cubic metre?

We use our bins too, so when it comes to packing bins we have become very skilled in getting the most into a bin. A standard household wheelie bin is a 240-litre bin which is a little over four wheelie bins for every cubic metre (see table below). If you were to tip wheelie bins into a skip or bin, you would get from 4 – 7 bins into every cubic metre. Keeping in mind that the type of rubbish in wheelie bins packs down better than the kind of waste most likely being placed in a bin or skip.

Bins Sizes and Pricing

We have a range of specialised skips and bins, for example, ‘skip bins with doors‘ and swinging tail-gates, drop down ramps or a wheelbarrow door (learn more about bins with doors).

We have certified crane bins when waste and rubbish needs to be taken down from high-rise buildings or difficult locations. With such a wide range of bins we will make your rubbish removal job so much easier.

If you still need more information after looking at the ‘Bin Sizes & Prices‘ table, please feel free to ring us on 3821 3200.

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Size / Capacity

Dimension Guide
(L x W x H)

Wheelie Bins

Trailers

Standard 6×4

Price Guide
(General Waste*)

7 days

2 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man2m Skip Bin

1.800 x 1.400 x 0.900

Wheeliebin Compare
8-14

trailer
3

$200.00*

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3 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man3m Skip Bin

Also available – 3m³ Crane Approved Bin $270

1.800 x 1.400 x 1.250

Wheeliebin Compare
12-21

trailer
4.5

$270.00*

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4 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man4m Skip Bin

Also available – 750 mm wide wheelbarrow door $350

2.400 x 1.400 x 1.250

Wheeliebin Compare
16-28

trailer
6

$340.00*

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5 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man5m Skip Bin

Also available – 750 mm wide wheelbarrow door $420

2.950 x 1.400 x 1.250

Wheeliebin Compare
20-35

trailer
7.5

$410.00*

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6 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man6m Skip Bin

Also available – 6m³ Bin with drop down tailgate $490
Standard – 750 mm wide wheelbarrow door

3.200 x 1.700 x 1.250

Wheeliebin Compare
24-42

trailer
9

$480.00*

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7 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man7m Skip Bin

Standard – 750 mm wide wheelbarrow door

3.700 x 1.700 x 1.250

Wheeliebin Compare
28-49

trailer
10.5

$550.00*

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8 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man8m Skip Bin

Standard – 750 mm wide wheelbarrow door

3.800 x 1.700 x 1.400

Wheeliebin Compare
32-56

trailer
12

$620.00*

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9 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man9m Skip Bin

Standard – 750 mm wide wheelbarrow door

3.800 x 1.700 x 1.500

Wheeliebin Compare
36-63

trailer
13.5

$690.00*

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12 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man12m Skip Bin

4 Tonne Max. Weight in Price
Standard – 2.300-metre swinging tailgate

6.000 x 2.350 x.0.900

Wheeliebin Compare
48-84

trailer
18

$990.00*

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15 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man15m Skip Bin

5 Tonne Max. Weight in Price
Standard – 2.300-metre swinging tailgate

6.000 x 2.350 x 1.100

Wheeliebin Compare
60-105

trailer
22.5

$1090.00*

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20 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man20m Skip Bin

6 Tonne Max. Weight in Price
Standard – 2.300-metre swinging tailgate

6.000 x 2.350 x 1.500

Wheeliebin Compare
80-140

trailer
30

$1290.00*

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25 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man25m Skip Bin

7 Tonne Max. Weight in Price
Standard – 2.300-metre swinging tailgate

6.000 x 2.350 x 1.800

Wheeliebin Compare
100-175

trailer
37.5

$1490.00*

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30 m³

Skip Bin Measure Man30m Skip Bin

8 Tonne Max. Weight in Price
Standard – 2.300-metre swinging tailgate

6.000 x 2.350 x 2.400

Wheeliebin Compare
120-210

trailer
45

$1690.00*

For the larger Big Bins 20m, 25m & 30m, weight limits are calculated in the pricing of bins. Where the material in the bin does not reach the allowance a discount/rebate may be available. For loads that exceed the allowance, an additional disposal fee will be charged.

It’s often difficult to explain all the variables about Bin Sizes & Prices, weights, locations etc. so if we haven’t answered all your questions, please contact our office for further information.

  • Due to the limited disposal options and higher disposal fees, heavy loads  may incur an additional charge for some locations
  • The cost of Excess Weight over allowance is $70 – $140 per tonne depending on waste type
  • Maximum WeightsOn all Big Bins is 10 tonne of waste (lifted off the level ground)

If you are placing heavy items in a bin, please be aware that larger bins have weight restrictions. It is difficult to explain all the variables that impact how much weight or heavy materials can be loaded into a bin. A bin is overfull when it can no longer be lifted or carried legally or safely. In addition to this, road rules, design, carrying and lifting capacity limitations and general safety impose certain restrictions we must follow to transport bins safely.

What if I have a large number of Heavy items?

It is essential that if you need to dispose of these items, you discuss this with our office. If you are unsure contact our office or go to our FAQ Page or Guidelines for Heavy Materials to read more.

How much rubbish that can go onto a trailer depends on how high you are willing to pack it without overloading the trailer or making the load unsafe? If you are unsure or require any additional information on the sizes or capacity of bins, please contact our office.

Please Note: Bin dimensions are a near as possible guide as some differences exist when bins are manufactured, repaired or re-floored.