What is a marrel skip bin, and how is it different?

Truck loading a recycling garbage full skip waste management container

If you’re like most people, you probably have a good idea of what a garbage truck is. But what about a marrel skip bin? Chances are you may not have heard of this depending on where you live, as the term is more commonly used in Australia.

So what is it, and how is it different from other waste disposal containers? Keep reading to find out!

What is a marrel skip bin, and how is it different from other waste disposal containers?

A marrel skip bin is a type of container used for waste disposal. Unlike other waste disposal containers, such as dumpsters and garbage cans, marrel skip bins are designed to be rolled on and off of trucks. This makes them ideal for businesses and households that generate a lot of waste, as they can be easily moved to the curb or dumpster for pick-up.

Marrel skip bins offer a convenient and cost-effective way to manage your waste.

Marrel skip bins are generally larger than other waste disposal containers, making them ideal for businesses or households with a large volume of waste.

Marrel bins are a proprietary or industry-standard name for a skip bin capacity. Its capacity is referred by a number e.g. 3 cubic meter skip bin is referred to as a 4 Marrel.

Physical characteristics, usage, and size

Marrel skip bins have a number of physical characteristics that make them different from other waste disposal containers. Below are its most notable physical characteristics:

  • Typically made from steel & reinforced plastic
  • Rectangular
  • Some have doors for easy access located on one end or the side
  • Very sturdy and withstand heavy use
  • Size varies depending on the capacity

There are four types of skip bins; open skip bins, closed skip bins, roll-on skip bins and mobile skip bins.

Open skip bins

Are the most common type of skip bin. They have an open top and are typically used for construction sites, as they can easily accommodate large, bulky items.

garbage container dumpster, recycle, waste and garbage bins near new office building. Backyard view

Closed skip bins

Are similar to open skip bins, but have a lid that can be opened and closed. This makes them ideal for use in areas where space is limited, such as in a home or office. Additionally, the lid helps to keep waste contained and prevents it from being blown away by wind or rain.

Roll-on skip bins

Are designed to be rolled on and off of trucks. This makes them ideal for businesses and households that generate a lot of waste, as they can be easily moved to the curb or dumpster for pick-up.

Mobile skip bins

Are the largest type of skip bin. They are typically used by businesses that generate a large amount of waste, such as factories or warehouses.

Regardless of what type of marrel skip bin you choose, they all have one thing in common – they use Marrel as a unit of measurement.

Common size of marrel skip:

  • 2m³ Marrel Skip Bin – 2 Cubic Meter bin made with heavy-duty steel that will fit approximately 12 wheelbarrows or 2 trailer loads
  • 3m³ Marrel Skip Bin – 3 Cubic Meter bin made with heavy-duty steel that will fit approximately 18 wheelbarrows or 3 trailer loads
  • 6m³ Marrel Skip Bin – 6 Cubic Meter bin made with heavy-duty steel that will fit approximately 36 wheelbarrows or 6 trailer loads
  • 9m³ Marrel Skip Bin – 9 Cubic Meter bin made with heavy-duty steel that will fit approximately 55 wheelbarrows or 11 trailer loads

What are the benefits of using a marrel skip bin?

There are a number of advantages to using marrel skip bins. Below are some of the most notable advantages:

Can be used for a variety of purposes – Marrel skip bins can be used for a variety of purposes, such as construction sites, office buildings, renovation projects, and more.

Easy to use – Marrel skip bins are easy to use. Simply toss the waste into the bin. Once its full just contact the company you rented it from and they will come and pick it up. Easy as that!

Keeps waste contained – Animals are attracted to food scraps and other types of waste. By using a marrel skip bin, you can help to prevent animals from getting into the waste and spreading disease.

Can be easily moved – Marrel skip bins can be easily moved from one location to another. This is especially helpful for businesses and households that generate a lot of waste.

Full construction rubbish bin with loads at construction site waste debris container

Convenient – Imagine the hassle of disposing of your waste without a marrel skip bin. You would have to drive to the dumpster and back, which takes time and effort. Skip bins are a convenient way to dispose of your waste without having to leave your property.

Cost-Effective – The initial investment may be higher than traditional skip bins or by disposing of your waste yourself, but in the long run, marrel skip bins are a cost-effective way to manage your waste. You’ll save money on fuel, labor and disposal fees.

Final Thoughts

Waste disposal is a necessary part of our everyday lives. Marrel skip bins offer a convenient and cost-effective way to manage your waste. If you’re looking for an easy and efficient way to dispose of your waste, then a marrel skip bin is the right choice for you.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your property clean and tidy. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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