What happens if I overload the bin?

Whenever we handle any demolition or overhauling jobs, we tend to underestimate the quantity of waste we can produce. Many people who hire a skip bin have a tendency to undermine the size, hence they end with an overflowing skip. There are skip bin rules that you should consider because we do not collect overloaded skip bins. So you wind up asking yourself – What happens if I overload the bin? Don’t worry, we have several tips and information regarding overloaded bins. This way, you can refrain from having such.

Have You Overloaded Your Skip Bin?

Identifying a full bin does not take a keen eye because you can easily recognize one. When the waste has surpassed the height of the skip bin, then it is overloaded. What you should do is to take away the excess rubbish. You can place them in an extra general waste bin if you want. Another suggestion would be getting another skip to place the remaining trash. You should be thinking about how efficient your way of throwing your trash will be.

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The Hazards of Overfilling Skip Bins

Placing too much trash in a skip bin can lead to some repercussions that you do not want to experience, especially on your bin day. Take a look at the different hazards of overflowing your skip bins below.


In Australia, it is not legal to transfer an overloaded skip. So the mere fact that this rule is present should give you an eye view of handling your trash. No matter what company you hire, the staff will always refuse to take your bin once they see it full.


As a precautionary measure, you should get rid of any excess waste from your bin. If you are not careful, you can get injured by the edges that prick out from the outer portion of the bin. Moreover, if the overflowing trash would fall out, drivers and bystanders might get injured. Especially if the bin is in the middle of transport. Because of this, we do tell our clients to get rid of the additional trash.

How to Refrain From Overfilling a Bin

It is not a difficult task to keep your trash at the right amount as long as you have paid attention to planning. And that included how much waste you can generate, council rubbish collection dates, and the types of trash you include. However, the primary thing that you have to do is to guarantee that you avail of the appropriate size for your waste.

You should plot a solid method of containing your trash without overloading it into the bin. Also, we think it would be more appropriate if you place the bulkier trash at the lower portion of the skip bin. This way, you will be able to stop the bin from falling over. If you have any wood with you that you have to get rid of, you can lay them flat. It goes without saying, picking the appropriate size can guarantee a safe and efficient skip bin.