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Poor skip bin delivery!

By tower8050 - 26 March 2011 27

Hi all, I am new to Canberra and was looking to hire a skip bin. 

Of the two companies I have called one has no bins available and the other said it would be delivered but I am still waiting!! 

Does anyone have experience in ordering a bin and if so what comapny have you found to be best?

What’s Your opinion?


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27 Responses to
Poor skip bin delivery!
buzz819 12:24 pm 21 May 11

I just used A1 Skips, they tried to Charge me for three days, told me the skip would be delivered Saturday morning, it is now 12.30, no skip. Ring them up, well you can keep the bin until Wednesday, doesnt matter that I work during the week so that would be no good, the response, “Well, I told you I am a driver down, either take it an extra day, or we wont deliver it.”

Hmm sends a clear message about their customer service.

sehmahare 11:57 am 31 Mar 11

madamcholet said :

I’m pretty sure we used ACT Skip Hire. We found them excellent. The bin was delivered on time, and when we filled it within 2 hours they made a detour to pick it up again. Costs were what they were – not cheap and not expensive. He even took some extra items on his truck that could not fit in the skip – not something he had to do at all.

But can anyone answer, why is it that when you have a big clean out and take trailer loads to the tip or fill a skip that about 1 week later, it looks like you could do it all again!

I second that, ACT Skip Hire – good customer service via the phone, arrived and picked up on time…even managed to plant it on an awkward slope under a big gumtree (the only space we had available).

EvanJames 2:32 pm 29 Mar 11

Goddess said :

If it’s on the nature strip as mine was a few weeks ago, be prepared for neighbours to sneakily use it to get rid of their TVs, monitirs, etc. I reckon mine was over half full before I got to use it

There used to be an ad (for floodlights, I think) on local TV where this was acted out superbly. I do miss that ad. I loved the bit where the lights activated and the neighbours were sprung, and scattered like rabbits.

tower8050 8:53 pm 27 Mar 11

Thanks to everyone for all your great feedback and help. I tried a couple of these companies but the call went unanswered. At lunchtime today I rang Tiger Waste and booked a one day hire bin. It was delivered to me within the hour, so I was really happy and I actually saved money! Jpeek, thanks for the advice I would happily recommend this company to anyone looking for a skip or junk collecton – http://www.tigerwaste.com

aronde 7:00 pm 27 Mar 11

I also recommend Skippy Bins and warn you to stay clear of Capital Waste Skips. Never delivered it on time nor did they pick it up when they should have. Was a thread about bins ages ago on Riot and others had similar experiences.

PeterK 4:56 pm 27 Mar 11

I had a poor experience with Capital Waste Skips. The bin was delivered on the day that is was promised and they deducted the full amount from my credit card that same day. The bin was meant to be collected after 7 days, but this did not occur. I called the company 5 times over the next 3 weeks asking for it to be removed (with each call I was told that “it would be collected tomorrow”), but it was only when I threatened escalation to the Department of Fair Trading that it was collected without any apology or explanation. I won’t be using them again.

jpeek 11:04 am 27 Mar 11

Everyone seems to be about the same price in Canberra so comes down to service and who has bins available. I used Tiger Waste (tigerwaste.com.au) most recently – online ordering + next-day delivery – very handy for those of us that aren’t forward planners!

thatsnotme 9:05 pm 26 Mar 11

I’ve used Skippy Bins a few times in the past, and never had any problems. Bins always delivered when they said they would be, picked up on time, and no hassles.

OpenYourMind 6:42 pm 26 Mar 11

I’ve used a few different skip companies and never had a problem with their service.

Goddess 4:31 pm 26 Mar 11

Be careful where you put the skip. If it’s on the nature strip as mine was a few weeks ago, be prepared for neighbours to sneakily use it to get rid of their TVs, monitirs, etc. I reckon mine was over half full before I got to use it and I’ve heard worse stories!

dvaey 1:50 pm 26 Mar 11

Depending on the quantity of rubbish you have to get rid of, you might be better off finding a mate with a ute and doing a couple of $20 tip runs than spending a couple of hundred on a skip.

Funky Claude 12:46 pm 26 Mar 11

I used Cut Price Skips last week and they were excellent. The bin that I got, the rear folded down so I did not have to lift anything heavy up and over. They delivered the bin within 2 hours of me ringing and they were reasonably cheep. 1300 884 180

molongloid 10:20 am 26 Mar 11

I’ve used Skippy Bins 6 times and had no problems at all. 6255 4666.

@madamcholet yes. I’m having that very problem. So I’m just letting my current pile get bigger and bigger. It might need a bobcat/tip truck to remove when I’m done.

madamcholet 9:17 am 26 Mar 11

I’m pretty sure we used ACT Skip Hire. We found them excellent. The bin was delivered on time, and when we filled it within 2 hours they made a detour to pick it up again. Costs were what they were – not cheap and not expensive. He even took some extra items on his truck that could not fit in the skip – not something he had to do at all.

But can anyone answer, why is it that when you have a big clean out and take trailer loads to the tip or fill a skip that about 1 week later, it looks like you could do it all again!

jimmyb 9:10 am 26 Mar 11

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