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WHY CHOOSE US

PROMPT SERVICE

We can arrange same day delivery with multiple trucks and large bin available. Payment for skip bin hire is made on delivery, making the whole process as efficient as possible.

COMPETITIVE PRICING

Our skip bin services are not only affordable but they are reliable. You can ensure you will get a competitive price, with no hidden or added costs associated with dumping or pickup.

EXPERIENCED TEAM

Tropical Skips provides local skip hire in Cairns and the surrounding areas. We have multiple years management experience with local knowledge of the Cairns area.

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WE ARE TROPICAL SKIPS

Purchased in May 2019 by Jared Lacco, Tropical Skips continues to supply outstanding service and cost effective solutions.

If you have waste that needs to be removed, whether for residential, commercial or industrial projects, we can help. Talk to the team and let us help you find the perfect size product for your needs. Our cheap skips are delivered promptly all over Cairns Area and we have built a reputation as leading business for skip bin hire in the area.

Jared and the team at Tropical Skips are committed to meeting your needs when it comes to rubbish removal. With our large range of skip bins, prompt delivery and pick-up, excellent service with a smile and the most competitive prices, no job is too big or small for us and it is easy to see why so many people choose Tropical Skips for their skip bins in Cairns.

  • Same day delivery
  • Competitive pricing
  • Reliable service
  • Large bin supply
  • Multiple trucks

POPULAR QUESTIONS

  • HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE BIN FOR?

    Our general skip bin hire out terms are up to 7 days. However, we are flexible with extra days if required and depending on the situation. Please contact us for further details on shorter or longer hire terms.

  • DO I NEED TO KEEP THE BIN ONSITE FOR THE FULL DURATION OF THE HIRE?

    No. Once you are done with it or once it is full, you can call us to come and remove it.

  • CAN I PLACE THE SKIP BIN ON THE FOOTPATH?

    Yes, however, it is important that the bin does not block pedestrian access. Some Councils require permits which can be arranged by Tropical Skips upon the customer’s request.

  • TO WHAT LEVEL CAN I FILL THE SKIP BIN?

    Bins may be filled to the top rail and no higher. As it is illegal to transport overloaded bins, the Tropical Skips drivers cannot accept the bin if the waste inside exceeds the bin capacity or is higher than the top rail. See Tropical Skips Hire Conditions

  • WHAT IS THE SMALLEST SKIP BIN I CAN HIRE?

    Our smallest and cheapest skip bins are 2 cubic metres and can be used for concrete, soil, greenwaste, building and domestic rubbish. They are great for small clean up jobs where space is limited.

  • HOW FAST CAN I GET A SKIP BIN DELIVERED AND/OR PICKED UP?

    It is recommended to give at least 24 hours’ notice before you require delivery of your skip bin. Tropical skips have an efficient and hard-working team of drivers and are constantly updating our equipment so that we can try our hardest to bring you same day skip bins. This is not always possible, due to fluctuating demand but we will do our best to get your skip bin delivered as soon as possible.

    The same time frames apply to picking up your bins once you have filled them and you are ready for them to be collected.

  • HOW MUCH DOES A SKIP BIN COST?

    Due to additional waste levies imposed in 2019, the cost of dumping material has gone up and the general cost of skip bin hire in Cairns has increased.

    The cost of our skip bin hire service can vary greatly depending on what sort of material you are putting into them. It is best to call and discuss your needs with one of our helpful team and we will be able to give you pricing on a bin suited to your specific requirements.

  • HOW MUCH ROOM DO I NEED TO HAVE A SKIP BIN DELIVERED?

    You need to have enough room for our medium skip bin truck to back up to and unload the bin from the back. Call us for exact measurements on each of the trucks to ensure we can safely drop off and pick up your skip bin. Make sure you measure not only the width of any gates, but also check for any overhanging gutters or low powerlines. The best place to put a skip bin is on a driveway or lawn. It is possible to have our bins placed on the road, footpath or council strip if space is limited. These locations will generally require a council permit so it is best to call first and have Tropical Skip Bins Cairns take care of the permits on your behalf.

  • WHAT CAN I PUT IN A SKIP BIN?

    We accept most kinds of waste in our skip bins.

    They are graded into several different waste types including ;

    Green waste- weeds, trees, leaves, fronds, mulch etc (not building timber)

    Concrete- plain and re-inforced concrete, masonry including pavers, bricks and besser blocks, rocks. (No ceramic tiles)

    Light General rubbish- general rubbish including household furniture, appliances, mattresses etc.

    Heavy waste/building site rubbish – timber, metals, tiles, masonry, plasterboard etc

    Clean Fill- soil containing no organic matter or large rocks.

     

    It is important to note that it can be more cost effective to separate your waste into two bins, as opposed to putting it all into one.

    For instance, getting a small skip bin for greenwaste and a small skip bin for building waste will be cheaper than putting both kinds of waste into one large skip bin. Mixed grades of waste means it has to be processed at the more expensive rate.

     

    We do not accept gas bottles, asbestos, car tires, batteries, food scraps, liquids, paint, oil or thinners, or any other hazardous materials in our bins. If in doubt, always call us first to see what is and isn’t acceptable.

    We may be able to assist you in how to dispose of some of these items, but please refrain from placing them in the skip bins to avoid any extra charges.

  • DO YOU SUPPLY WALK IN BINS?

    Yes, most of our bins are able to be opened on the short end to make it easy to walk large items into the bin, such as couches or other large furniture, or push a wheelbarrow in and tip it out. This removes the need to lift large or heavy items over the sides of a high bin. Once your larger items are in the bin, you can then close the door and continue filling up with smaller items that can be lifted over the sides.

  • CAN I SET UP AN ACCOUNT?

    Yes, we do offer accounts and statements to frequent users of our bins such as builders, tradespeople and renovators. Get in touch with Tropical Skips to talk to us about setting up your account.

  • IS MY WASTE ABLE TO BE RECYCLED?

    Tropical Skips are passionate about the environment and recycling waste material where ever we can. The metals, concrete and green waste that goes into our skip bins are able to be completely recycled, when kept separate to general household waste.

    The green waste is shredded and turned into mulch and compost.

    Concrete and masonry can be crushed and screened into drainage gravel and road base materials, reducing the demand from quarries.

    Metals are taken to a scrap metal recycling plant, reducing the need to mine for new metals.

    By speaking to us first about the kind of waste you wish to put in your skip bin, we can work together to find the correct skip or skips for your needs, saving money and the environment.

  • WHICH AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?

    We service the entire cairns region including the tablelands and beyond. We are also able to service beyond the Cairns region, from Port Douglas to Innisfail, although travel costs will likely apply.  Contact Jared today to find out if we can service your area.

  • WHAT SIZE BINS DO YOU HAVE?

    Our skip bins come in a range of different shapes and sizes from 2 cubic metres to 9 cubic metres.

    As a general rule of thumb, one cubic metre is roughly equivalent in volume to what will fit in a 6×4 trailer.

    Head to our Skip Bin Sizes page for more information.

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