Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Skip Bins

Mobile skips are incredibly convenient and offer the flexibility of use that some skip bins don’t.

The main difference between an ordinary skip bin and a mobile skip is that mobile skip bins are mounted on trailers. This movability means that they do not require permits like other types of skip.

Skip Bins usually need permits if they’re placed in a public area because they’re considered to be a semi-permanent structure. Mobile skip bins out-maneuver this rule by having wheels.

Mobile skip bins also come complete with lockable lids. This is advantageous because it keeps other people from adding their rubbish to your skip bin.

What is a Mobile Skip Bin?

Mobile skip bins are commonly used by businesses and organisations that are in areas where parking a larger skip bin might be tricky.

They can be used for almost any waste type. As mentioned above, they’re lockable and can be used in a variety of situations.


The main advantages of using a mobile skip bin is that they are:

  • Affordable
  • Lockable
  • Don’t need a permit
  • Suitable to be parked in awkward spots

Common Uses & Industries

Many retail stores use mobile skip bins but other businesses benefit from them too:

Various uses of a mobile skip bin. You can use them in schools, restaurants, Retail stores, Offices, Small Factories and Warehouses

What To Put in a Mobile Skip Bin

Once your mobile skip bin has been delivered, you can begin filling it up. Make sure that there are no restrictions on waste type – you’ll get the opportunity to decide which waste type you want to dispose of when you book.

Make sure your staff understand what rubbish can and cannot go into your mobile skip bin. Here at Best Price Skip Bins, we recycle as much as possible and that’s why we try to separate some waste types from others.

Check our waste types page for more information.

Mobile Skip Bin Placement

Once you know you’re going to book a mobile skip bin, think about the best place to park it. You do not need a permit for a mobile skip bin, so you can choose to park it more or less, anywhere that’s convenient, such as your driveway or anywhere else you need it.

Choose an area that is not directly in front of any exits or entrances and somewhere which is easy to access.


You may need to check your local council rules if you want to place your skip bin on the road outside your property or premises.

However, in general, no permit is needed for a mobile skip bin. There may be regulations about skip bins near crossings or schools or car parks.

Safety requirements for a skip bin placement

Safety Precautions

All staff who will use the mobile skip bin should be well-versed in the health and safety rules regarding heavy lifting.

Although mobile skip bins are not large, or especially deep, care still needs to be taken when filling them up.

Wear gloves and eye protection if you are breaking down junk to fit inside the mobile skip bin and always get help to carry heavier items.

Alternative Bin Types

Whilst there may be a few alternatives to mobile skip bin hire, you’ll find that there’s nothing quite as convenient.

Skip hire is a useful tool when it comes to waste management, including green waste. Avoiding council permits is another plus.

While you can book a rubbish removal service, these limit the days on which you can have the waste removed.

For larger quantities of waste, view all of our skip bin types.

With a mobile skip bin, you can keep the skip for as long as you choose. Dump runs offer one alternative solution to a build-up of junk, but there are still fees to pay and your vehicle will, of course, need to be filled with rubbish.

Visit our service areas page to find out more about mobile skip bins in your state.

Melbourne | Sydney | Adelaide | Perth | Brisbane | Sunshine Coast | Gold Coast

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Final considerations

Whether you own a business that produces a lot of waste regularly or perhaps run an organisation such as a place of education or service, mobile skip bins offer a convenient solution to rubbish build-up.

With the amount of waste we recycle today, mobile skip bins are a great option.

Hire a Mobile Skip Bin

Best Price Skip Bins offers an Australia-wide service, so wherever you’re located, you can book a mobile skip bin through us.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the process of mobile skip bin hire.

Booking is simple, just enter your postcode, select bin type and size, and then select your preferred date of delivery.