FAQ

When will the bin be delivered?

Please be aware that during peak periods we may choose to collect or delivery your skip bin after hours.  Additionally, we may also choose to deliver your bin early.  If your bin is delivered early your hire period will commence from your requested delivery date and not the date we delivered the bin.

Can I place the bin on the nature strip or Government owned land?

It is not normally a problem to place a skip bin on the nature strip.  However we can not place a skip bin on a footpath or where it may interrupt traffic.  If you are unsure about the placement of your bin please let us know at the time of booking or you can contact Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 for further information.

How big are the bins and where can they be placed?

2m and 3m bins are approximately 2.8m long x 1.6m wide.

4m bins are approximately 3m long and 1.6m wide.  Some 4m bins have wheelbarrow doors enabling you to easily access the inside of the bin.

6m bins are approximately 4.2m long and 1.6m wide.

10m hook lift bins are 6.5m long and 2.4m wide

15m hook lift bins are 6.5m long and 2.4m wide

We can place the bin in most places for you, however please keep in mind the bin is off-loaded using a large hoist and if you have trees or other structures nearby we may be a little restricted.

What size bin will I need and how much weight can I put in it?

Bin fees are classified as:

Light bins have a maximum weight of 150kg/cubic meter.  Therefore you can place up to 300kg of weight into a 2 cubic meter bin.  If your light bin exceeds this weight, it is not a problem however you will be required to pay the heavy bin rate before we dispose of your waste.  As a general rule if you have more than two wheelbarrows of heavy products (bricks, dirt, pavers or concrete) then you will need to order a heavy bin.

Heavy bins have a weight limit of 500kg/cubic meter.  Therefore you can place up to 1000kg of weight into a 2 cubic meter bin.  If your heavy bin exceeds this weight, you will be charged $150.50/tonne or part thereof for the additional weight.

Recycling bins are available for the disposal of one recyclable product.  This includes green waste, tiles, concrete, bricks, soil etc.

For commercial customers we also offer a set delivery and collection price + tip fees.   Please contact our office to discuss your requirements.

The following guide may assist you to estimate the bin size you will need in comparison to a standard 6ft x 4ft trailer:

2m skip bin 3 trailer loads
3m skip bin 4.5 trailer loads
4m skip bin 6 trailer loads
6m skip bin 8 trailer loads

Can I book my skip bin at Bunnings?

Tiger Waste skip bins can now be purchased at Bunnings Warehouses in Fyshwick, Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Mitchell Trade for commercial customers.  Bunnings skip bins are delivered 6 days a week within 3 hours of order (subject to terms and conditions).  Bunnings skip bins can be booked by visiting the in-store Hire Shop or Trade Desk.  Alternatively, if you have a Trade Account you can charge the skip bin hire to your account.

Bunnings skip bin prices are inclusive of all delivery, collection and tip fees and allow the customer to book the bin from 1 to 7 days at no additional charge.

Will the bin damage my concrete driveway?

The skip bin when being loaded or unloaded may scratch or chip painted and stencil concrete, pavers and other decorative prints.  This can be avoided by placing the bin on 2 x 2 meter long pieces of timber.  If you are concerned about placing the bin on the driveway please let us know at the time of booking so we can assist you.

Will the bin damage my grass and underground watering system?

Our trucks are heavy and if required to drive across your grass may damage it or your in ground watering system.  If you have any concerns about the placement of the bins please let us know when placing your order and we can work with you to prevent any damage.

How long can I have the bin?

Tiger Waste skip bin fees are for 1, 3 or 7 day hire.  If you need the bin longer it will not be a problem please contact our office and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.

Alternatively if you finish with the bin earlier than this simply notify us through the Tiger Waste early collection form or contact our office and the bin will be collected.

Is there anything that can not be put in the skip bin?

The following materials can not be disposed of within your skip bin:

Asbestos Oil Paint & fluids Fluorescent lights
Chemicals Noxious materials Acids Explosives
Needles & syringes Solvents Gas bottles Hazardous materials

All skip bins are sorted prior to disposal.  If you dispose of these materials within the skip bin they will be returned to you and you will be charged for the return of non conforming material as per the pricing schedule.

If you have any items that you are unsure about please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you with their disposal.

Can I dispose of mattresses and tyres within the skip bin?

Mattresses may be disposed of within your skip bin.  There is no additional charge for mattresses however you are obligated to inform us at the time of booking that mattresses will be disposed of within the skip bin.  This can easily be done when using our online book and pay system.

Car tyres may be disposed of within the skip bin.  This is restricted to a maximum of five (5) tyres.  Additional tyres will be charged at the government rate of $10/tyre.  If you dispose of tyres within your skip bin you are obligated to inform us at the time of booking.  This can easily be done when using our online book and pay system.

Can I dispose of televisions and computer monitors within the skip bin?

Yes you can again, however you must inform us prior to the delivery of the bin.  You can easily do this when using our online booking system.  Dependent on the number of monitors/televisions and their size you may incur a small additional fee as per our pricing schedule.

Please remember that Tiger Waste sorts all waste before disposal in an effort to reduce the amount of waste taken to landfill.  All non conforming waste will be returned to you and additional fees will apply.

Can I save money by recycling?

Yes you can.  If your bin contains one type of recyclable waste we do offer discounted rates.  However please remember if the waste is contaminated with another product(s) you will be charged the full bin rate.

To what level can I fill the bin?

Bins may be filled level to the sides.  Due to road safety regulations we can not carry bins that have material above the sides of the bin.  Upon collection if the bin is overfilled our driver may remove the excess waste or leave the bin until the waste has been removed.  Additional hire fees will apply for the extension of the hire period.  Please refer to the photos under “How to load your skip bin” for further information.