FAQs

Cobra Waste Solutions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This is the first time I have hired a skip bin. How do I know which size I need?

From 2m³ (no door) to 35m³ Hook Bins we have a large range of skips in stock. So whether you are looking for something suitable for a simple spring cleanout or a larger scale construction rubbish collection we have a suitable skip bin size for you. As a general guide, the most popular options for those undertaking a bathroom renovation are our 2 – 4 cubic metre bins, those needing something for general house cleanups opt for 4 and 6 cubic metre bins, while our larger size hook bins are perfect for super scale constructions and revelations.

For the unfamiliar, a cubic metre is measured by the depth x width x length. You could try to make an educated calculation by visualising your pile of waste and take 3 measurements, length multiplied by the width multiplied by the depth to give you an approximate size. However, if you still require more information, please reach out to a friendly member of our team for a free quote.

Is there a weight limit to bins?

Generally speaking, the majority of our skips come with no weight restrictions. However, for safety reasons, some of our larger offerings are capped at six tonnes. Please refer to our skip bin sizes page for specifics. Our skip bins also can’t be filled over the rim. It’s a road safety issue. In fact, our driver will refuse to take your skip bin until the overload waste is removed.

If you have underestimated your waste please order another skip bin. Give us a call and we will do our best to help you.

So I can throw anything away?

Well almost! With the exception of asbestos (special asbestos bins are available);
fibro cement sheeting; fibreglass roof sheeting; fibro (compressed or not); food and liquids (including food packaging); chemicals (any kind); gas bottles; oil heaters; fire extinguishers and old insulation … almost anything goes.

Some types of waste (eg tyres and mattresses) may incur an additional fee, so chat with one of our experts to learn more.

Can I mix my load between residential and commercial waste?

You certainly can! With the exception of the unaccepted items listed above, both can go into the same skip.

Will you also load the skip for me?

This service can be provided for an additional fee. (Minimum hours may apply). Please advise our staff if you require assistance at the time of booking.

How long can I hire a bin for?

All our skips can be kept for a maximum of 14 days. However, with 24 hours notice prior to pick up day, we are also happy to grant an extension of up to 3 days at no additional charge.

Otherwise, a fee of $50 is applied for each week pick-up is delayed. Keep in mind, if an appointment date is not determined in advance, arranging a pick up can take up to three days. It may also be possible to collect bins earlier than first specified. Please chat with a member of our team to find out how.

Where do you recommend I leave the skip bin?

We suggest your driveway, but basically, as long as our truck can access it, your skip can stay anywhere. (And don’t stress, they won’t destroy your lush lawn in the process). However, should you require the bin to remain on council property (eg the footpath) we can also help you with the process of obtaining a council permit. Just chat to a member of the team.

How quickly can I get a skip bin?

To be honest, you don’t actually need to give us too much notice. We provide same-day delivery at no extra charge. However, as this service is subject to availability we recommend booking 1-2 days in advance to guarantee a skip bin on your preferred day. Please bear in mind that while we offer the options of either morning or afternoon delivery, we cannot guarantee a preferred time. However, on the day of delivery, we provide half an hour to an hour’s notice of our arrival
time.

Can I pay with cash?

Our most popular method of booking and payment is online. Alternatively, a team member can also help you pay over the phone. For those who prefer to keep things old school, we also accept cash on delivery.

Am I actually making any difference to the environment?

You absolutely are! Our exclusive recycling centre uses facilities that turn over more than 80% of waste into recyclable goods!

Did you know you can book a bin online?

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With a wide range of bins for hire, booking the right one is only a click away. Simply enter your location and required hire dates into our free, online reservation system, and we will generate a selection of suitable options to help you book the bin that best suits your waste removal needs.

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