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Easter Trading Hours

April 7th, 2020 by

The Bin Guys will be closed in addition to our standard closing days on the following dates over the Easter & Anzac day period.

 

Friday 10th April – Good Friday – CLOSED

Saturday 11th April – CLOSED

Monday 13th April – CLOSED

Saturday 25th April – CLOSED

 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, happy and EGGcellent Easter!

2019-2020 Christmas & New Year Trading Hours

December 23rd, 2019 by

2019-2020 Christmas & New Year Trading Hours

 

Tuesday 24th December                           7am-12pm

Wednesday 25th December                     CLOSED

Thursday 26th December                         CLOSED

Friday 27th December                              Usual Trading Hours – 7am – 5pm

Saturday 28th December                          Usual Trading Hours – 7.30am-12pm

Sunday 29th December                            CLOSED

Monday 30th December                          Usual Trading Hours – 7am – 5pm

Tuesday 31st December                           7am – 1pm

Wednesday 1st January                            CLOSED

Thursday 2nd January                                Usual Trading hours resume

 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

EASTER/ANZAC CLOSURE

April 9th, 2019 by

The Bin Guys will be closed on the following dates over the Easter & Anzac day period.

 

Friday 19th April – Good Friday – CLOSED

Saturday 20th April – CLOSED

Monday 22nd April – CLOSED

Thursday 25th April – CLOSED

 

Regards, The Bin Guys team.

 

 

Easter Break 2017

April 4th, 2018 by

The Bin Guys will be closed Friday 14th April – Monday 17th April 2017 inclusive

Labour Day Long Weekend

February 4th, 2018 by

The Bin Guys will be closed from the 4th March 2017 to 6th March 2017 inclusive.

West Australia Day Long Weekend 2017

January 4th, 2018 by

The Bin Guys will be closed Saturday 3rd June until Monday 5th June 2017 inclusive

More New Trucks & Skip Bins for our Waste Disposal Fleet

October 4th, 2014 by

The team at The Bin Guys have been busy behind the scenes increasing both our on road truck fleet & also adding to our skip bin fleet.

We now have 8 modern trucks ready to serve your waste disposal & rubbish removal needs from the smallest skip bin to the largest rubbish bin.

Our fleet now has 600 skip bins along with 3 x 9 tonne trucks, 4 x 23 tonne trucks & 1 x 28 tonne truck.

Our trucks all feature the newest euro 5 emission technology & are automatic with full air suspension so our drivers have reduced fatigue on the road to be as alert & safe a s possible.

All of our trucks are fitted with the latest remote lifting technology to ensure maximum safety as well.

Our trucks are all Hino & feature Australian designed & manufactured lifting equipment – supporting our economy.

Environment the Big Winner at this Year’s NAWIC Awards

August 27th, 2014 by

Please click here to see The Bin Guys featured in an article regarding the recent NAWIC Awards – http://www.gbca.org.au/news/industry-news/environment-the-big-winner-at-this-years-nawic-awards/.

BULKA SKIP BAGS versus SKIP BINS

December 4th, 2012 by

There is a new phenomenon of “skip bags” being used as smaller 2 metre skip bins.

These are great & have purpose for people wishing to have waste on site for a long period of time, however there is many claims that are made by the suppliers online that are simply not true & you should be informed & not misled about making your waste disposal purchase carefully.

The Below claims are untrue & false & need to be considered carefully:

  • “Up to 30% cheaper” – if a Bag in say Balcatta costs $39.95 & the pick-up fee is $169.00 then the cost is $208.95 how is this cheaper than say our same size skip bin in Balcatta for $150.00 all inclusive. In fact the skip bag is 40% more expensive!!
  • The bag is 100% recyclable” – the materials of the bag are recyclable, however the bags are constructed of differing plastics, Nylon for the handles, polypropylene for the bag  & other plastics for webbing & stitching. Plastic recyclers cannot recycle these bags unless they are unpicked & the plastics separated & then washed to remove contaminants such as dirt that has become trapped within the fabric. The suns UV Rays also break down the polypropylene which in turn makes it unsuitable for recycling.
  • “As strong as a steel bin”  Whilst skip bags are strong most of these companies have lifting limits & weights – Additional fees apply for loads that are heavy with some companies starting to charge additional fees at 350KG…………………………..& this is on top of the above purchase & Hire fees! – please read the fine print. In addition to this sharp & heavy objects such as steel or concrete can tear the bags. An important note to remember is that most of these bags are from China & the polypropylene will start to lose its strength when exposed to the suns UV rays – the bags may fall apart in less than 60 days when left outside in the sun & not be picked up resulting in additional fees to you!!
  • “Easy to load” as the bags don’t have a ramp to wheel a barrow with like a steel skip bin they can be anything but easy to load. On a humorous note I observed one of these bags being blown down the street before it had any waste placed in  it & the homeowner was scratching his head wondering where his “bin” had gone!!
  • “Environmentally friendly” The skip bag is anything but environmentally friendly. The plastic cannot be recycled with ease, the costs in producing & shipping the bags along with in store displays etc. is far more than the many uses a steel bin receives over its life. The steel is of course 100% recyclable at the end of its lifespan which is approx. 15 years. The waste from the skip bags tends to be landfilled by a contractor & not recycled, whereas waste from our skip bins is diverted from landfill in our own recycling yard with up to 85% of our combined waste being recycled!!

In Addition to the above points there is the following to also consider:

  • Many Skip bag rubbish disposal operators have a lead time of 5 days to pick up your bag from when you notify them that it is ready for pick up. Our skip bins have a known pick up date or if an early pick up is required than agreed it is generally within 24 working hours.
  • Our experience with smaller bins shows that they are often filled within 48 hours negating the need for a bag to sit endlessly on site.
  • Our bins have runners on the bottom to lift them up – this has a 2 fold effect, 1, to allow the bin to drain water away & prevent the bottom of the skip bin from rusting & 2, to not kill lawns, Skip bags will suffocate lawns when left for a period of time
  • Waste left in bins or bags for an extended period of time will break down & smell, this can be items such as green waste, lawn clippings, carpet & the like. As stated  most people will like their waste removed ASAP.
  • Steel bins are engineered to lift heavy objects – a comparable steel bin to Skip bag will lift twice as much weight safely such as concrete, bricks & tiles or soil & turf.

In short skip bag type bins have their purpose but will never be as good as a traditional steel skip bin. Weigh up the pros & cons for your needs & read the fine print for the total cost of waste disposal – paying particular attention to weight limits & the suppliers terms & conditions.

Most importantly ask what happens to the waste & if it is recycled & where it is recycled.  Don’t accept a simple “we recycle where possible” as it is meaningless. Insist that your waste be recycled & ask for proof such as independent auditing results or a tour of the recycling facility used.

Remember THE FUTURE – ITS OURS LETS NOT WASTE IT

Good Morning Australia – You Have Been Hazed (Daily Telegraph)

July 4th, 2012 by

After just two weeks, small business owners and farmers are already discovering the true cost of the federal government’s controversial taxes. Source: Herald Sun

SMALL business owners, farmers and home renovators are among those already feeling the effect of the carbon tax as prices soar just two weeks after the scheme was introduced.

In one of the biggest increases since July 1, the cost of hiring mini skip bins has risen by at least $100, or 25 per cent, due to the green levy and a new state government waste charge.

The controversial federal tax, changes to the diesel fuel rebate and a big spike in refrigerant gas costs – all part of the government’s clean energy reforms – have also driven up prices of vegetables, seafood and even pizza boxes.

Skip bin operators have warned that some home owners have already opted to illegally dump their waste to escape the hefty price rises.

Sydney Skip Bins owner Craig Wills said customers were furious when told of the increases and he had already had to lay off two workers.

“This is utterly disastrous,” Mr Wills, an environmental scientist, said.

“On some of our bins it is now costing us more to dispose of the rubbish than we are getting back. I’m trying to do the right thing and I’m getting punished for it. And so are families.”

Larger bins, holding five cubic metres, have risen from $530 to hire to as much as $730.

In a double whammy for home renovators, the state government has lifted its waste levy from $13 a tonne at landfill sites to an average of $96 a tonne. Other industries are also hurting.

The minister addressed the issue of waste disposal directly.

“If people are presenting this rise as all carbon related they would need to be very careful,” he said.

“There are a range of factors behind the cost increase for disposal of waste including state government levies.

by: Simon Benson and Steve Lewis
From: The Daily Telegraph
July 16, 2012 12:00AM