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The Top 3 Hidden Costs of Cheap Skip Bin Hire

We know that paying to get rid of your waste can be a bit of a pain, so at Endless we do our best to make sure our pricing is competitive and transparent.

To make sure you know what you’re in for when renting skip bins, here’s a top tip—when comparing pricing, make sure you are comparing apples with apples. There are some sneaky buggers out there who advertise cheap skip bins, only to hit you with hidden costs down the line.

Not to worry though, we’re here to help 😉 Read on to discover the top three hidden costs of cheap skip bin hire!

1.  Overweight Charges

Skip bin hire companies will have a weight limit for their bins, and it differs depending on bin sizes. More importantly, it differs depending on the company too.

It’s difficult to know the exact weight of the items that you put into your skip bin, so before you place a booking it’s a good idea to check the charge per excess kilogram (or tonne) for each company you’re considering – just incase you end up with some overweight charges. Either way, you may have to reconsider putting all 10 of those garden gnomes that grandma gifted you each year in your skip bin!

It’s also worth noting that hardfill bins are an exception here as they usually don’t have a weight limit.

2. Penalty fees for prohibited items

All companies have a list of items that can’t be placed into your skip bin, and this may differ from company to company. Items are usually prohibited for health and safety reasons, but also because some items can only be recycled or disposed of at specialised depots.

With this in mind, it’s useful to find out what waste types you can and cannot place into your skip bin before ordering it. Hopefully, most companies provide this information for you, however, you may find that some do not. The best place to look out for these would be on the companies’ FAQ’s or within their T&C’s 😊

If you do place an item that is classed as prohibited into your skip bin, you may find yourself with a hefty fee! And I’m sure that no one wants to dip into that ‘DO NOT TOUCH’ savings account.

3. GST not included in the price

Although not common, we’ve noticed some skip bin hire companies quote their prices excluding GST. This makes their pricing appear more competitive at the outset, but once you’ve filled out all your details and you’re ready to make payment—BOOM! There’s a surprise 15% for GST on top of the quoted price.

So, always look out for whether the price is stated as including or excluding GST, and if there’s only a price without any reference to GST, it’s worth asking about.

Make waste removal and hiring a skip a breeze with Endless

Now that you know what to look out for, you can make sure that you’re getting the best deal on your skip bin rental. Rest assured that when you hire a skip bin from Endless, what you see is what you get. What’s more, we’ll make sure that you have all the information you need—when you need it—to make the most of your bin hire and avoid any nasty surprises. So, if you’re after a friendly and reliable company to help take care of your waste, look no further!

Still not convinced? Don’t take it from us, take it from our happy customers

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Lesley Bencsy
5 months ago - Google

Fabulous service with good communication. Very helpful staff. Great experience.

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Kylee Partridge
5 months ago - Google

Fabulous communication, quick & easy to book and pay online. Great price and can mix general and garden waste... read more

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malia tua'i manuleleua
5 months ago - Google

Very professional and efficient. Kept me posted on delivery and pckup details.

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Amanda d1Vakaafi
5 months ago - Google

Communication was top notch. Was told when the bin was coming, when it was being picked up AND it was... read more

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Amba McGregor
6 months ago - Google

Awesome service, helped out. Got 3x 9m2 bins in place of 30m2 cos of size requirements. Timely, professional & helped... read more

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ttts1 Siaki
6 months ago - Google

Just all round Great Customer Service and friendly staff, Their process is very easy, and straight forward. And their... read more

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