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We at Tiny Tins Skip Bins Illawarra are an environmentally friendly business and with the information in our blog posts each week wish to educate you, our customers on how you can help to reduce, reuse, and recycle!

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Recycle Waste

Posted on 16 April, 2019 at 20:05 Comments comments (0)

Plastic bags are not made from recyclable material. They contaminate the recycling and jam the machinery at the waste recycling facilities. A common occurrence is people putting a variety of recyclable materials into a plastic bag, then placing this into the recycling bin. A manual sorter will not go through a plastic bag in a recycling bin as it may contain dangerous goods such as broken glass. Many supermarkets have started a soft plastic recycling initiative where you can take your plastic bags to recycle – this is a great way to keep landfill to a minimum.

Pizza box recycling is determined by how much grease has contaminated the box. If it has cheese stuck to it, is severely stained with oil, or has food scraps in it, you won’t be able to place this inside your recycling bin. However, if there is only a tin bit of grease or none then this is fine.

Oil and grease are problems as they interfere with the heat and water processes used in the recycling process. These can contaminate or ruin the quality of the paper. Likewise, with other recyclable food storage items such as egg cartons, cans and boxes, ensure there are no food scraps left inside.


What is combined waste?

Posted on 2 April, 2019 at 20:35 Comments comments (1)

“How can I effectively dispose of all my rubbish” is a frequently asked question here at Tiny Tins Skip Bins. When our customers have accumulated rubbish around their house, we suggest hiring a skip bin for the most easy and affordable waste management! Here at Tiny Tins Skip Bins we have made it easy and convenient for our customers to book a skip bin. Simply call our friendly customer service team or head to our website to make a booking enquiry! Two important things to consider before booking are what type of waste are you needing removed and what size of skip bin do you need for your project?

There are various types of waste groups to consider when it comes to managing your rubbish removal. It is important to know which waste category your rubbish comes under to order the correct bin type. Different wastes have different weight limits and size requirements on the skip bins. Our most common type of skip bin that is hired is mixed waste skip bins.

Mixed heavy waste is co-mingles or unsorted rubbish, for example 2 or more different waste types mixed together. This includes everyday general household waste, yard waste and heavy materials such as bricks and concrete, soil, tree trunks etc. Dry paint cans that are emptied can also be included in this mixed waste.

This mixed waste can be segregated once delivered and tipped at the waste management facility according to waste type, if it can be reused or recycled. Leave it to Tiny Tins Skip Bins to take care of this for you! Visit www.tinytinswastemanagement.com.au to make a booking enquiry today! With our friendly customer service team at Tiny Tins our customers are able to book a skip bin after hours and 7 days a week!

Teaching children about the importance of recycling

Posted on 28 March, 2019 at 20:05 Comments comments (0)

Australia has one of the highest rates of creating landfill when it comes to developed country! Our ways and attitudes towards waste and recycling will be passed on to future generations, determining what kind of world they will live in the future. At a young age, it is important to embed sustainable practices into our children.


Firstly, identify the different types of waste and rubbish that we as humans produce. This includes discussing general household waste, mixed heavy waste (demo and construction), green waste, masonry and general solid waste. This makes it easier to identify recycling from general waste. Recycling will re-enter the human cycle of consumption and general waste will be buried in landfill.


From simple tasks like taking out the rubbish to sorting the recycling, these are all ways to get your children involved in the waste process. They will need to establish what can and can’t be recycled to help develop their knowledge in terms of what good/services they should purchase in the future.

This will help them understand what happens if waste is not collected, how bad off food can small and the potential diseases that it can carry.


Younger generations are always coming up with new, effective strategies to clean up the environment and reprocessing landfill for new uses such as metals. Our children can have the ability to teach us better ways to live in this world if we explain our waste concerns to them simply. Listen to their ideas and solutions. They could be great!


Letting your children give you a hand in the waste removal process will allow them to think creatively about other uses for the things that they are throwing out. This will also teach them great team work skills.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Posted on 25 March, 2019 at 0:25 Comments comments (0)

Reduce means to use less of something. It is important to reduce the amount of rubbish you are using as this helps to save the environment and natural energy. You can do this by using less water, turning off your lights when not in use and buying in bulk which leads to less packaging and saying no unnecessary to plastic bags and other packaging.

Reuse means to use an item again. You can do this by donating unwanted clothing, using rechargeable batteries rather than single use batteries, holding a garage sale, using both sides of paper and using glass jars, containers and reusable drink bottles.

Recycle means to make something new from old. You can do this by separating your household rubbish into the correct bins. Old toilet rolls, boxes, paper and cardboard can all be used as craft supplies.

Recycling is extremely important as waste has a huge negative impact on the environment and its surrounds. By recycling you are helping to slow this down and turn it around.

You can help to recycle in your home by doing the following:

Reject any unnecessary packaging

Sort your rubbish into the correct bins

Recycle your kitchen and garden scraps as compost or build a worm farm

Choose recycled goods

Donate unwanted clothing, furniture and white goods to charities or op shops

Install a rain water tank

Make sure your washing machine and dishwasher are full before turning them on

Turn off your power points at the wall when your appliances are not in use

Hanging out your washing instead of putting it in the dryer

If every household followed all or even just a few of these steps it would help keep a lot of unnecessary waste out of our landfills. It would also lessen the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, the use of fresh water and energy that has been wasted on these discarded products and the large amount of resources that it took to make them. Every choice we make, even as an individual, has an impact on the planet. While individually, this impact seems small, when you add everyone up and think about the planet as a whole this is a very worthy cause. By following the three reduce, reuse, recycle steps you are helping to lessen these effects on the environment and helping to make life on this planet sustainable.

Benefits of Hiring a skip bin for your construction site

Posted on 24 March, 2019 at 22:35 Comments comments (0)

“Building materials account for about half of all materials used and about half the solid waste generated worldwide.” – Department of the Environment & Energy.

There are many benefits of hiring a skip bin for your construction site. Firstly, you need to find a reliable skip bin provider. This is the most crucial step when you are arranging removal of the waste generated by your construction site, as without using a company that you can rely on, you could be setting up your construction process for delays. A reliable supplier will be able to dispose of your waste lawfully and be able to supply supported weighbridge documentation from the facility it has been take to, whether it is a tip or a recycling centre. Waste must be disposed of correctly as both the owner of the waste and the transporter are legally responsible for proving the waste was transported to a lawful place. Both parties can be fined if they do not follow these guidelines.

Another great benefit of having one or more skip bins onsite is that by sorting & separating your recyclable & non-recyclable waste into the correct bins, you can reduce the overall costs and also your carbon footprint effects on earth.

By hiring a skip bin you are reducing your overall costs of your construction. You won’t have to pay wages and truck hire for an employee to load a truck with your waste and take it to a recycling centre, where there could also be additional waiting times. All of these costs are covered by your skip bin provider.

Another advantage of hiring a skip bin is for the safety aspect. By disposing of your rubbish correctly and efficiently (bin hire usually covers up to 7 days hire, sometimes with faster changeovers), there will be no rubbish laying around as a trip or fire hazard. Ensure that all your workers onsite understand that all waste needs to be placed into their specific bins. If they understand the importance of these safety precautions, then this will help alleviate some of the unnecessary costs involved if anything unfortunate was to happen.

Tiny Tins Skip Bins can cater for all construction sites & all waste types. Look no further as we have just the right bin for your job!

Picking the perfect size skip bin

Posted on 24 March, 2019 at 22:25 Comments comments (0)

Picking the perfect size skip bin doesn't need to be a headache! All you need is to ask yourself 3 simple questions:

1. What type of waste is going in the skip bin?

Tiny Tins Skip Bins offer all types of bins for all types of waste.

The main waste and rubbish groups include:

General Waste (household rubbish)

Green Waste (Strictly garden, no soil, rubbish or food waste)

Masonary (clean bricks and tiles only)

Mixed Waste (all things building waste)

General Solid Waste (GSW – Soil/Clay/Sand)

2. Where are you placing the skip bin?

Where you place the skip bin will depend on the layout of your property, the size of the skip bin and what type of waste is going to be placed in the skip bin. Keep in mind that this needs to be in an easily accessible area for our drivers and skip bin truck. It is also important to have the skip bin as close as possible to your project as you will need to cart the rubbish from A to B. Placement of the skip bin will also allow our drivers to collect the bin once full even if you aren’t home! How convenient is that!

3. What is the size of the project at hand?

The size of the skip bin and quote will depend on the size and location of the project! Not sure what size skip bin to order? Simply measure your pile of rubbish and enter the measurements into our website for an accurate skip bin quote. We have your rubbish covered! Need the skip bin for longer than expected? No problem! Give us a call and let us know!

Autumn Cleaning? Yes it's a thing!

Posted on 24 March, 2019 at 22:20 Comments comments (0)

Get ahead of the Autumn rush by booking your bin today.

Thinking of starting the decluttering project this weekend and dreading the awful trip/s to your local waste management facility.. Hiring a skip bin company eliminates the need for you to make pointless trips to the tip, making decluttering more convenient. You can throw all your unwanted items in one go and have it collected once you are finished! Easy. Affordable. Convenient.

Beginning the decluttering project may sound daunting at first but it is something you should not keep putting off. Our clients find that when you regularly straighten up your belongings and clean out the mess, you avoid the collection of piles and piles of waste and rubbish. A cleaner and waste free home can have many benefits such as minimising the levels of emotional and physical stress in your environment. Having your items organised makes it easier for you to navigate saving you time, money and effort on a daily basis.

With countless advantages to hiring a skip bin, you will soon realise you can do so much more than before. If you’re holding off the decluttering project due to the amount of waste you will create, Tiny Tins Skip Bins Illawarra can now offer you a simple and easy solution to your waste management problems.

Do i need a permit for my skip bin hire?

Posted on 24 March, 2019 at 18:45 Comments comments (0)

When asking yourself if you require a permit to hire a skip bin for your waste management needs there are a few important things to reflect on.

It is imperative to consider where the skip bin will be placed as to whether a permit is required. If the skip bin will be placed in a privately owned residential area then you will generally not require a permit for your waste bin.

However, if you need to place the skip bin on public property such as the council strip, kerb side or road, then you will need to contact council in regards to obtaining a permit.

The nature strip is the land that sits between the boundary of your private property and the kerbside or street. These can, on many occasions also include the footpath. Always remember that the section of your driveway located on the council strip is also classed as public property, therefore you may need to hold a permit to have the skip bin located here.

Failure to obtain the correct permission before organising the delivery of your skip bin can result in a fine, payable by the customer who organised the hire of the skip bin or owner of the property.

Contact your local council and find out before you book your next skip bin. It is much better to be safe than to be sorry!

How to effectively minimise office waste

Posted on 24 March, 2019 at 18:35 Comments comments (0)

Although an office space and environment may seem like a relatively clean area, there are various types of waste that can accumulate in different parts of the office, causing unnecessary clutter and mess. To minimise the risk of this happening start with establishing small ways to manage your waste by introducing paper-saving strategies.

Using electronic copies of documents such as important information, policies and emails reduces the amount of paper being wasted, minimising the strain on the environment to produce and dispose of the unwanted papers when they accumulate. Think before you print or post! While most office paper can be recycled it is important to ask yourself, do I really need to print this document? Email is a great way to reduce the amount of waste in your workplace.

If you find your office is accumulating with waste or rubbish, unwanted items and is due for an annual clean out, you may want to consider hiring a skip bin for the most effective waste management. Skips bin range from all sizes, depending on your amount of waste and size of office you may need a 2m3 skip bin or a 12m3 skip bin.

Incorporate a reduce, reuse, recycle system - one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure! Reducing the amount of paper you are printing, reusing the packages from parcels that arrive and recycling all the unwanted leftovers. Even incorporate a plastic bottle/can station, where each month the bottles are taking in and the money is used for an office BBQ!!

These are some of the most effect ways to reduce waste that is accumulating in your business or office space. If your company or workplace would like to enquire about skip bin hire, head to our website www.tinystinswastemanagement.com.au for all of the information you will need on skip bin hire. We have an extensive range of bins offering our customers competitive prices.

Using Skip Bin Hire for you Home Renovation

Posted on 24 March, 2019 at 18:05 Comments comments (0)

Renovations are some of the most challenging projects you will ever experience. They are messy yet fulfilling at the same time. If you and your family are looking at how to effectively renovate and manage your construction waste, contact our friendly administrative team today for a hassle-free experience.

When planning your next home reno project, don’t forget that skip bin hire is the most effective way to manage your waste. They come in a range of sizes, waste types and prices to suit the individual needs of all clients. Skip hire will lessen the amount of work needed by you, minimising your trips to the tip to dispose of the construction and demolition waste.

Skip bin hire will help you out with waste removal. It guarantees all waste will be disposed of in the correct place, moving the renovation process along quickly and smoothly.

Completing the demolition in your home can create a lot of sharp items and objects that can potentially injure you or your family if they are not disposed of properly. Skip bins are a great way to remove these sharp items in a safely manner, leaving this up to the professionals.

Skip bin hire can be the most cost-effective way to manage your waste depending on your waste type and the size of skip bin you need for you home renovation. There are skip bins for hire for every budget to help your project along.

Home renovations are already stressful so waste removal should be the least of your worries if you hire a skip bin. The skip bin will be delivered on the chosen day and you can forecast the collection date when you book the skip. Need the bin for longer? No problem! Simply call our team in advance and we can work something out for you!