If you’ve got a lot of rubbish or waste at home or at your workplace, you’re likely trying to figure out the most economical way of disposing of it. The local tip can be a handy way of getting rid of unwanted items, but it isn’t always the most practical (or affordable) waste disposal option, and suitability may depend on what items you need to get rid of.
Hiring a skip bin is a really handy and affordable way of disposing of waste. Skip bins are delivered to you, making it a super convenient option.
Let’s have a look at what items you can dispose of at the tip and associated costs, and compare it to hiring a skip bin to see which will be the best waste disposal option to suit your needs.
Your local tip will have specific rules around what is accepted, what isn’t accepted, and what fees you’ll be required to pay (depending on the waste you’re disposing of). These rules, regulations and costs can vary from council to council, but let’s have a look at the general rules of waste facilities.
What can you dispose of at the tip?
Items that qualify for recycling are generally accepted by landfill waste facilities free of charge. In general, you can expect free disposal for some of the following items (recyclable materials you can generally dispose of without cost, as long as your load is sorted):
- Whitegoods e.g. washing machines, fridges
- Small household appliances e.g. kettles, toasters
- Car batteries
- Glass bottles
- Flat, clean cardboard boxes e.g. packing boxes
- Computers and televisions
- Aluminium cans
- Small amounts of scrap metal
- Some electronic waste
Other accepted items (which will usually incur a fee or the use of a tip pass):
- General waste and rubbish
- Green waste
- Household hazardous waste and chemicals (there’s usually a maximum limit)
- Car bodies
- Building items e.g. bricks, rubble, sand
- Asbestos (certain disposal rules apply)
Most landfill facilities are open every day, except for some public holidays such as Good Friday and Christmas Day.
It’s worth noting that many council landfill locations only accept domestic volumes of waste, so if you’re looking to dispose of commercial or industrial waste in large volumes, it likely won’t be accepted (or will incur expensive tipping fees).
To save yourself time and money at the tip, you should always sort your load into different waste type categories including cardboard, glass bottles, green waste, whitegoods, plastic bottles, aluminium cans, and so on. Items that qualify for free disposal mixed in with other rubbish will incur a fee.
Hiring a skip bin has many benefits, and is a practical and convenient waste disposal option. Unlike at the tip, you don’t need to sort your waste into categories – just make sure you fill the skip bin in such a way that utilises all the available space so you can get the most bang for your buck.
Pros of hiring a skip bin
The skip bin is delivered to you, so you don’t need to organise a trailer or ute in order to get your waste to the local waste facilities. You can choose when the skip bin is delivered so it’s there when you need it.
Here at Kwik Skips, we have the skip bin hire options for both commercial and domestic waste disposal needs. You can select the size of skip bin that will suit your needs, based on the type of waste you need to get rid of and the volume of waste.
There is no weight limit on skip bins, so just make sure you pack your rubbish into the skip bin safely and securely, making the most of all the available room.
We care about recycling. Any recyclable materials in the skip will be recycled.
What can you dispose of with a skip bin?
- General waste
- Green waste
- Renovation/building debris
- Furniture pieces
- Plastics including plastic bags and plastic bottles
- De-gassed whitegoods
- Household items
- Industrial rubbish removal
- Recyclable materials
- Scrap metal
- Asbestos (in some circumstances by prior arrangement)
Here at Kwik Skips, we can help you dispose of most types of waste – just check with us prior to booking and we will accommodate your needs as best we can.
Cost of disposing of waste at the tip
Ratepayers receive tip passes with their rates notices annually (generally four tip passes per year). These tip passes can be used to grant access to the tip, and the disposal of certain types of waste. There is a limit for how much waste you can dispose of with a single tip pass – a general rule is an amount not exceeding 1.3 cubic metres of sorted waste (or an amount not exceeding 4 cubic metres of green waste).
Disposing of waste without a tip pass will incur a fee, depending on how much waste, the type of waste, and whether or not the waste is sorted into categories. Some waste will be charged per weight with a minimum charge applied.
The costs can vary from council to council, so enquire with your local tip in advance to avoid a surprise when you arrive. Depending on the waste, without a current tip pass, you may need to spend from around $20 to exceeding $170 or more to dispose of a single type of waste – more if you have mixed types of rubbish removal or a large volume of waste.
Cost of hiring a skip bin
The cost of hiring a skip bin depends on several factors: the size of the skip bin required, the length of the hire if there are any additional fees (e.g. additional fees for mattresses), and if you qualify for any discounts (e.g. seniors discount).
We offer obligation-free quotes so get in touch with our friendly team to get a personalised quote today.
What you can dispose of at the tip can be limited, and can incur expensive fees. You also need to organise a trailer or ute to cart all your waste down to the landfill location if you don’t have one. Skip bin hire saves you the trouble, as the skip bin will be delivered to your home or workplace for your convenient domestic or commercial rubbish disposal. Get in touch with us here at Kwik Skips today to get the best quote for skip bins in Perth.