Skip Bin Waste Types accepted Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Council Tips
Sunshine Coast and Brisbane City ban certain types of waste from being placed in skip bins and these are described below as follows:
Prohibited Rubish Waste Types not to be placed in Skip Bins (Hazardous and other dangerous materials) :
- No EPA regulated waste or dangerous goods
- No asbestos
- No Putrescibles Waste
- No Liquids (whether contained in drums etc or not)
Some examples of prohibited materials not to be disposed of in Skip Bins: food, perishable goods, asbestos, paint, oils, chemicals (dry paint in cans is Ok), solvents, chemicals, pool chemicals, sharps, empty chemical containers, flammable items.(These items create a dangerous work environment)
If you have any of the following waste types or are unsure please contact our Moreton Bay office
Waste Types of waste are Accepted by Sunshine Coast and Brisbane City Council area tips (but not limited to):
General light Household, Backyard, Garage, Shed Clean-up Commercial & Factory clean up waste including Household Waste: Clothing, Toys, Paper, Kitchen Utensils, Furniture & Appliances, Cupboards, Cabinets, Lounges, Fridges, Washing Machines, Computer Monitors, Hard Drives, Printers,
Green Waste & Timber including Leaves, Grass Clippings, pruning’s, Palm Fronds, Shrubs & Twigs, Wood Chips & Bark, Timber Fence Palings, Tree Trunks, Dirt / Soil Waste, Sand, Soil & Clay.
Construction & Demolition Waste, Waste from Building & Home, Kitchen, Bathroom & Most Renovation & Demolitions including Dry Treated & Untreated Wood, Dry Gyprock, Dry Carpet, Tools, Dried paint in tins, Bricks, Concrete, Tiles, Bricks, Clean & Broken Concrete, Rocks, Dirt, Pebbles, Asphalt, Roof & Floor Tiles, Concrete Blocks, Scrap Metals & Batteries
Some Important Guidelines:
- If machine loading ensure the operator does not overfill the Skip or places items so that they could pose a danger when the skip is transported.
- Weight restrictions apply & skips can only be loaded level with the sides of the skip. Do not overfill the skip bin, so that waste can spill out, or be blown onto the adjacent area, or cause nuisance to pedestrians or other road users.
- For health and safety (OHS) compliance, do not load the skip bin so that anything protrudes out of the ends, sides or top of the skip. This is very important as it is illegal to transport overfilled skips.
- Heavy Materials: In General if you are placing heavy items in a bin such as bricks, concrete, dirt, rocks, tiles etc. please be aware that the larger 6 and 8 cubic metre skip bins do have weight restrictions. A bin is considered over full when it can no longer be lifted or carried legally or safely. Restrictions and limitations are set by Government institutions such as Queensland Transport and Workplace Health & Safety. It is important that if you need to dispose of these items you discuss this with our office. As a general guide the maximum safe load for a bin is ‘1 tonne per cubic metre’. Note that this relates to “loose” filling of the bin. These limits do not allow for hand loading and stacking of bricks, pavers concrete etc. that would increase the weight in the bin.
Please note: If these guidelines are exceeded or not followed, we reserve the right to leave the bin behind and charge an additional fee for lost time, time on site, a return trip or the time it takes to unload and make a bin safe for transport.