Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve still got more questions, please contact us or phone 0422 222 468

What is a cubic metre?
Cubic metres are measured by the depth x length x width.

Generally, a box trailer is equivalent to approximately ¾ of a cubic metre.

What size bins does Tangoskips have?
Tangoskips stock skip bins in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10 cubic metres.
How do I hire a skip bin from Tangoskips?
You can hire a bin by completing our online enquiry form or sending us an email. We will call you back immediately to give you a quote and confirm your order.

You can also call us on our toll free number 0422 222 468.

How long can I hire a skip bin from Tangoskips?
Tangoskips have a large stock of skip bins. We offer every customer a flexible hire service. This means you can have the bin for any duration whether it’s a few days, weeks or months.
I am a business. Does Tangoskips provide bin hires for businesses?
Tangoskips can help businesses with their waste management and rubbish disposal activities. We personalised our waste management solutions to suit your budget and requirements. We provide short term, midterm as well as long term waste management solutions.
Can I get a free quote online?

You can enquire about our prices online by filling up a simple enquiry form. You can also email or phone us.

We do not offer automatic quotes because we believe in customising our prices to only what you will require. That way you know you are not going to be overcharged.

What size bin should I hire for my domestic/residential rubbish?
Domestic rubbish or waste can usually fit into a small or medium sized skip bins. A bin of 2, 3, 4 or 6 cubic metre would be sufficient to fit waste generated from home improvements or DIY projects, spring cleaning, broken furniture or appliances removal, gardening or landscaping projects, or other domestic waste.
Can I put any type of waste into a skip bin?
No. Certain waste cannot be placed into a skip bin. These can include perishable waste (food), liquids, chemicals and so forth.

Check with your bin hire operator or visit our section on ‘Types of Waste‘ to determine what you can and cannot put in a skip bin.

How do I know if I have asbestos?

Buildings built before the 1980s may contain asbestos in some form. Asbestos were used in roof shingles, floor and ceiling tiles, siding, insulation, pipe cement and joints. Some buildings post 1980s may also contain asbestos.

If you are not sure if you have asbestos, please consult your bin hire company when making a booking.

How do I dispose of asbestos?

Asbestos cannot be left exposed in a skip bin. It needs to be wrapped in 200 micron polythene heavy-duty plastic (black or orange). Not all skip bin hire companies will provide this as part of their service.

If you suspect you have asbestos in your waste, consider using a skip bin hire specialist with the right expertise like Tangoskips.

How do I dispose of insulation?

Insulation is usually treated like asbestos.

Will there be additional charges if my bin is too heavy?

Skip bins of different sizes and uses have different weight capacities.
It is important that you specify the type of bin you want to hire not just the size as there may different weight limits for different purposes.

Checking with the bin hire company not only confirms the waste you can put into the skip but it will also help you avoid having to pay additional fees for overloading the skip bin.

The weight limits for different types of waste can usually be found in the hire terms and conditions. Always read this before you confirm the order.

How much can I fill my bin?

You want to be careful not to fill it too high. Debris can be easily lifted by the wind and can litter the streets or become a health and safety hazard for others.
Using a tarp to cover your bin can prevent the wind from lifting debris and other lightweight waste.

Do I need a skip with an access door or a tailgate (to wheel heavier waste into the skip)?
If you are throwing heavier rubbish like an old fridge or couch, you may want to hire a slightly larger skip bin that has a door.
Where is the best place to put my skip?
Garages, narrow laneways and small driveways may be difficult to fit a skip. You will need to allow a clearance area of approximately 4m (high) by 3m (wide) to fit the skip without the risk of damaging personal or public property.
Can I put the skip bin on the street or footpath?

If you cannot put the bin in your property, you may have to leave it outside on the street or footpath.
Survey the area where you intend to leave the bin before deciding on the size of bin you want to hire. There is no point hiring a large bin if you cannot fit it onto the street or lane where you home or business is.

When using public spaces, always check with your local council to find out if you need a permit to place the skip.


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