Pick The Right Skip Size With Bookabin's Skip Size Guide

Monday 23 January 2017, 10:48AM

By Beckie Wright


Most people are getting back to work after their Christmas holiday, and the long evenings at this time of the year are ideal for that cleanup around the section. No matter what type of rubbish is involved, Bookabin have a skip size to suit, and they have a variety of skip sizes available, depending on the type of waste to be disposed of.

Bookabin’s smallest skip, at two cubic metres, is equivalent to two standard trailers, or eight wheelie bins, and they have bins suitable for general waste, clean fill and hard fill, green garden waste and soil and dirt. The website at has a general guide for some of their sizes, to give customers an idea of the capacity of each, and they can click on images for more information (images are indicative only, actual shape of skip may vary):

Bookabin will search their database of New Zealand skip bin supplier rates and present customers with the best price available for a skip bin hire service meeting their specific requirements. People then receive a quote and can book and pay online – it’s that simple!

Bookabin service Northland, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Southland and just about everywhere in between, with something for everyone, whether they are moving house, cleaning up the garden, going through a renovation project or building a house or shed. Whether it is for domestic or commercial waste removal, Bookabin have skip bins to suit everyone’s requirements.


Bookabin have waste specific bins for all rubbish removal needs, including General Waste, Cleanfill/Hardfill, Green Garden Waste and Soil/Dirt. General waste refers to products that are no longer of use, made up of various waste streams. While it does include most of the things considered to be “rubbish”, it does not comprise of liquids or hazardous waste. When hiring a skip bin, other exclusions may include food waste and soil, among other things.

Clean hard fill is comprised of items such as concrete, bricks and stones. The “clean” in clean hard fill means that the waste is not contaminated by any other form of waste. These skip bins are typically used for worksites and construction companies, as well as DIY’ers.

Green waste is composed of waste products that are biodegradable, which means they can easily break down and become a part of the earth again. This is typically made from garden waste, such as grass clippings and weeds. It is “green” because it is high in nitrogen, as opposed to brown waste, which is predominantly carbonaceous.

Although it may sound pretty straight forward, when it comes to waste and its disposal, it is important to know what it means when referring to soil and dirt. Soil and dirt waste must not contain any contaminants or other forms of waste, it is purely only soil and dirt, free from pollutants or other rubbish.