Here are the most commonly asked questions.

What type of bin do I need?

This all depends on the type of rubbish you are going to put in the skip bin.

General Waste Bin is typically anything involved with a “general cleanup around the house and section” that is neither liquid nor of a hazardous nature. You can also mix green waste into this type of bin.

Hardfill Bin, if you have any of the following:
Concrete, clay, rocks, rubble, bricks, asphalt, dirt, ceramic tiles. Charges apply if any organic material or general waste is placed in a hardfill bin.

Green Waste Bin, if you have the following:
Grass, leaves, tree trimmings, small branches and other organic materials. Charges apply if any waste other than garden waste is placed in bin.

I have garden waste only?

Please order your green waste bin online or call us. Garden waste bins are offered at a discounted rate.

Please note, the presence of any general or hardfill waste in the green waste bins will mean the general waste rate must be charged.

NB: Bamboo & cabbage trees are classified as general waste.


What size bin do I need?

One cubic meter is roughly equivalent to a small box trailer load. A 9 cubic meter bin is the most common size.

Each product would have an example of how many standard bins \ trailer loads it equals to .

What is a cubic meter?

A cubic meter is a standard unit of measurement. One cubic meter is the amount that would be held in a cube that is one meter wide by one meter high by one meter deep.

How much weight can I put in a bin?

Our general waste bins have weight limits as follow: 3m3 – 500kg, 6m3 – 1000kg, 9m3 – 1500kg. Hardfill products like bricks and soil can weigh in excess of 1000kg per cubic meter which can easily cause the bin to go overweight. Bins weighing over specified limits are charged at 20 cents per kilogram ($200 / tonne)

Our green waste bins have the same weight limits as the general waste bins. Bin weighing over the limits are charged at 12 cents per kilogram ($120/tonne)

There are no weight limits on a hardfill

How high can I fill the skip bin?

Skip bins should not be any higher than level with the top edge. This is a NZTA requirement for transporting the bins safely.

What do I do with hazardous materials?

You cannot put any hazardous waste into the skip bins. To dispose of these you need to contact your local council. Hazardous chemicals include Asbestos, Solvents, Paints, Acids, Laboratory Waste, Oils, Grease traps etc.

If you’re unsure about the waste you have call us free on 0800 50 10 20.

How long can I keep the bin?

Our standard hire term is 6 nights. Extra time can be purchased at $10 per day. If you need the bin longer than expected, please advise us as early as possible by calling us on 0800 50 10 20. We will do our best to work with you.

When and how do I pay for the bin?

All bins must be paid for on or before delivery. You can book online via credit card, via bank transfer or cash on delivery.

Is delivery and pickup included in the price?

We add delivery charges to towns outside of Hamilton. You can check our prices on the bookings page. Extra charges can apply if hire term is extended, the bin is overweight or extra items like car tyres are required to be picked up also.

Can WINZ help with payment for a bin?

Yes, we are a registered supplier with WINZ, please fill out this form  

or call us on 0800 50 10 20 for more info.

How soon can you deliver a bin?

We can usually have a bin at your property within 24 hours.

Do I need to be home when the bin gets dropped off?

No, we just need clear instructions where you would like the bin placed. We will leave a copy of our terms and conditions onsite and a copy will also be made available when booking the bin.

Will the truck fit up my driveway?

Your driveway needs to be at least 3 metres wide and have no branches or overhead obstacles lower than 3 meters in height for our truck + bin to fit.

Please advise us where you would like the bin placed when ordering the bin.

If a bin wont fit on your driveway / property, let us know. We can help with a corridor access permit to place it on the berm or street.

What is Weight and Load?

Weight limits depend on the size of the skip bin starting from 3 cubic meters which can take about 500kg.
or our Purpose Bag – which could take up to 750kg.

Goes all the way to 15 cubic meters which could take  2,500kg.

Commercial clients could ask for a different weight allowance by contacting us directly – at team@purposefill.co.nz

Do you serve business / commercial customers?

Yes, please contact us on 0800 50 10 20 or team@purposefill.co.nz for more information.