Bookabin Identify What Can & Can't Go in Your Skip Bin

Friday 6 September 2019, 3:06PM
By Beckie Wright

Bookabin have a page on their website for frequently asked questions or FAQ’s, and the second most asked question they receive is can you put garden waste into a general waste skip bin. Most of us might have considered this to be a ‘no no’, but Bookabin say a general waste skip bin can also contain garden waste. That is, a user can put garden waste into a general waste skip bin. 

The identification of your waste type is normally fairly straight forward, however Bookabin have a simple guide as to what you can and can’t place in your Bookabin skip hire. The waste type affects the skip bin hire costs so it is important to choose the right bin hire for your requirement; if prohibited waste is disposed of in the rubbish bin skip, additional waste disposal charges will apply.

So, a General Waste bin, suitable for light domestic and commercial waste, can take light domestic waste, light construction waste, office waste and green garden waste. (NB:Mattresses, Carpet, tyres and e-waste may incur extra costs - check with your supplier after booking). The price for Green Garden Waste is based STRICTLY on green garden waste only, such as grass, leaves, tree trimmings, small branches, weeds, bark etc.

What cannot go into a General Waste bin is hazardous waste. This includes TV’s, monitors, fridges, paints, solvents, liquids or any asbestos. To dispose of any of these materials you need to contact your local council. They will be able to provide you with a contact who can dispose of anything hazardous or not accepted in your skip bin (i.e. food waste). In some areas, disposal of tyres and mattresses in the skip bin can incur additional charges. Your supplier will be able to advise you of these costs.

Bookabin are the specialists in on-line booking of refuse disposal services. Their easy-to-use website and booking engine offer consumers value for money by offering the lowest available price for refuse disposal services. Their aim is to provide consumers with a high standard of service and excellent value, so for more information on skip hire, bin hire Auckland and hiring a skip please go to .