Smartskip Environmental Blog

21 Feb 2018

Close up of asbestos chrysotile fibres

Many people undergoing renovations to their property are likely to come across asbestos. Australia had one of the world’s highest per capita usage rates of asbestos up until the mid-1980s.

24 Jan 2018

Before deciding if you should choose a skin bin or a rubbish removal company, it is worth evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of both services. There are many variables, including flexibility, price and environmental impact. In this article, we will compare some of these factors.


Two yellow skip bins outside a multilevel construction site with scaffolding


19 Dec 2017

A large green skip bin

Choosing the right skip bin is important for effective management of waste from your site. There are a few crucial things to consider before you make the call. For starters, how much stuff will you need to dispose of? Secondly, do you have the space to store a big skip?

19 Dec 2017

Six hands holding up the main kinds of materials that can be recycled

Ever thrown something in the bin that someone else told you could be recycled? Did you have a big argument and end up no closer to a definitive answer? Did you know that putting unrecyclable materials in a recycling bin can mean items that were going to be recycled might have to go to landfill now?

05 Sep 2017

ack and white illustration of modern safety fence with steel mesh and an open access screen

Temporary pool fencing can be literally a life saver. It can also be critically important risk management for your home.

Temporary Pool Fencing Essential Facts

Temporary pool fencing offers some important safeguards for your pool, your home, and your friends:

01 Aug 2017

Collection of different types of skip bin, including large and small skips with safety skips and other container types

Before you hire a skip bin, there are a few basic but critically important things you need to know. We’ve put together some Do’s and Don’ts to help you get the right skip for your job.

19 Jun 2017

Line of new public toilets in public space

If you’re an event manager, faced with the need for supplying portable toilets for a big event, you may have multiple issues to deal with. We’d like to give you a few tips.

Portable Toilet Selection Issues and Solutions

The story here is a series of possibilities:

(a) You don’t want people using onsite “alternatives” to toilets

31 May 2017

Line of public toilets on roadside

Using a Portable Toilet Safely


Everybody knows what a portable toilet looks like; not many people know the possible safety issues with using these toilets. In fact, you may even be surprised at some of the issues.

31 May 2017

Large green skip bin with overload of rubbish

Skip Bin Sizing Chart


Just about everyone who’s ever used a skip bin will tell you that size matters when it comes to choosing the skips you need.  If you’re handling a lot of materials, the last thing you need is “leftovers” on site, getting in the way and looking awful.

31 May 2017

How to Sort Your Recycling for Skip Bins


It’s useful to know how to sort your skip bins, both for practical reasons and common sense reasons. When you’ve got a large load to organise, the more systematically you do the job, the easier the job becomes.